Arcadia University News


September 25, 2012

Face to Face with Martha Wilson

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 Before meeting Martha Wilson, I ducked into the Arcadia University Art Gallery to see the artist’s work up-close. Inside I found myself surrounded by dozens of her insinuating self-portraits, many of which show her role-playing or in costume, invading the personas of...

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September 12, 2012

Art Gallery Presents U.S. Debut of ‘Martha Wilson: Staging of the Self,’ through Nov. 4

Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present the U.S. debut of Martha Wilson: Staging the Self , a touring exhibition organized by Independent Curators International (ICI) on view from Aug. 24 through Nov. 4. ( Visit exhibition website .) Surveying 40 years of performances, videos, and...

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September 1, 2012

Philly.com: Arcadia University Art Gallery on the Forefront of 'Ai Weiwei Boom'

Philly.com mentioned the Arcadia University Art Gallery's 2010 exhibit Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn in the Aug. 27 article "Art: Ai Weiwei sculptures at Princeton." Last year, his growing celebrity prompted the Chinese government to arrest him at Beijing's airport as he was about to depart on a...

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August 6, 2012

Torchia Joins Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative's Curatorial Intensive

Richard Torchia , Director of the Arcadia University Art Gallery, is one of six local contemporary artists invited to participate in a year-long series of seminars and workshops with the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative (PEI). This Curatorial Intensive offers new perspectives, an exchange of...

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June 14, 2012

‘Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn’ Appears on UCLA’s Shelves

Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn (Ceramic Works, 5000 BCE-2010 CE) by Richard Torchia , Director of the Arcadia University Art Gallery, and Gregg Moore , Associate Professor of Art and Design, was recently added to UCLA’s (University of California, Los Angeles) library and collections. Read more . View...

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May 31, 2012

Commons Gallery Presents Andrew Ortwein: The Greatest War, June 8 – Sept. 2

Arcadia University’s Commons Gallery is pleased to present a new suite of twelve digitally printed photographs by Andrew Ortwein ’07 on view from June 8 through Sept. 2, 2012. Each large-scale color print in the series, titled The Greatest War , appears to portray a soldier in the throes of a...

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May 10, 2012

Physician Assistant Students Give Back During Weekend of Service

Students in Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant program participate in national conferences, complete clinical experiences across the globe and collectively score among the top 4 percent on national certification examinations. At the same time, they remain grounded and grateful to the...

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April 10, 2012

Philadelphia Inquirer: Minimalist Works From Five Worth 'A Closer Look'

Philly.com and the Philadelphia Inquirer reported on the Arcadia University Art Gallery's current exhibition A Closer Look 8 , which was curated by Adelina Vlas, the assistant curator of modern and contemporary art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Arcadia University Art Gallery's "A Closer Look"...

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April 4, 2012

Art Gallery Opening Event Provides a Closer Look at 'Alone Together'

Arcadia University Art Gallery hosted the opening event of A Closer Look 8 on March 28. The event featured a panel discussion between guest-curator Adelina Vlas, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the artists, Dechemia, Sebastien Leclercq, Josh...

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April 4, 2012

Montgomery Life: Arcadia Hosts Artist Panel Discussion of 'Closer Look 8'

Montgomery Life reported on March 30, "Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present 'A Closer Look 8,' the latest iteration of an ongoing series of curated exhibitions by guest curator Adelina Vlas, assistant curator of modern and contemporary art, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Vlas...

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March 27, 2012

Art Gallery: ‘A Closer Look 8’ Artists and Guest Curator to Speak on Campus, March 28

Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present A Closer Look 8 , the latest iteration of an ongoing series of curated exhibitions that presents in greater depth the work of artists who have previously been juried into the Gallery's "Works on Paper" shows. The exhibition was guest-curated by...

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March 26, 2012

Arcadia University Art Gallery Presents ‘A Closer Look 8,’ March 23-April 22

The Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present A Closer Look 8 , the latest iteration of an ongoing series of curated exhibitions by guest curator Adelina Vlas, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Vlas presents in greater depth the work of...

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February 17, 2012

Student Biennial 2012: Four Students Honored for Excellence

The Opening Reception of Arcadia University’s Student Biennial 2012 was held on Feb. 15. Students, family, faculty and staff flocked to the ground floor of the Commons to witness the inaugural exhibition in the Student Art Gallery. On display were the works of 27 students whose creations had been...

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January 31, 2012

'Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn' Noted in Prefix Photo Magazine

Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn (Ceramic Works, 5000 BCE-2010 CE) by Richard Torchia , Director of the Arcadia University Art Gallery, and Gregg Moore , Associate Professor of Art and Design, was included in book review section of Prefix Photo magazine in November 2011: AiWeiwei: Dropping the Urn (...

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January 31, 2012

'Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn' Noted in Prefix Photo Magazine

Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn (Ceramic Works, 5000 BCE-2010 CE) by Richard Torchia , Director of the Arcadia University Art Gallery, and Gregg Moore , Associate Professor of Art and Design, was included in book review section of Prefix Photo magazine in November 2011: AiWeiwei: Dropping the Urn (...

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January 27, 2012

Charles Ritchie: Where Dreams and Reality Collide

By Michael Schwartz ’14 More than 70 people gathered in Arcadia University’s MainStage theater the evening of Jan. 23 to enter the dreamscape of Charles Ritchie, Artist and Associate Curator of Modern Prints and Drawings at National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. In his lecture, “34 Years of...

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December 13, 2011

ArtBlog: Utopian Benches 'Are Perfect' for Occupy Movement Era

"At a time when the Occupy movement is launching its own utopian community, Cape’s benches are perfect," writes art critic Roberta Fallon, commenting on the Artblog about Francis Cape ‘s 20 spare poplar benches at Arcadia University Art Gallery . “The benches invoke the tradition of free speech and...

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December 6, 2011

Philadelphia Daily News: Utopian Benches Invoke Free Speech and Communal Discourse

The Philadelphia Daily News featured Arcadia University Art Gallery’s current exhibit, Francis Cape: Utopian Benches , on Dec. 2. In her review Roberta Fallon calls the work “deeply engaging” at a time when the Occupy protests are claiming their own free speech and communal discourse. Cape made his...

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November 29, 2011

The Inquirer: Arcadia Gallery Sheds Light on Utopian Benches

The Philadelphia Inquirer recently featured Arcadia University Art Gallery’s current exhibit, "Francis Cape: Utopian Benches.” The Gallery shed some light on Cape’s carved-poplar benches, as reported by Edith Newhall, contributor for the Inquirer . The natural light has given the space an...

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November 22, 2011

Blackstock Receives CCEP Certification

Debbie Blackstock , Director of Conference Services and Campus Scheduling, recently attended the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I) annual conference in Orlando, Fl., where she received the Collegiate Conference and Events Professional (CCEP)...

November 15, 2011

Art Gallery: Opening Event for Francis Cape's 'Utopian Benches,' Nov. 15

Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Utopian Benches , a new project by the British sculptor Francis Cape , on display from Thursday, Nov. 10, to Sunday, Dec. 18. On Tuesday, Nov. 15, Cape will give a slide lecture about his practice and address the evolution of the...

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