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Mar 27, 2012 Purnell Cropper

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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Mar 26, 2012 Purnell Cropper

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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Feb 17, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

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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Jan 31, 2012 Donna Whitlock

'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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Jan 31, 2012 Donna Whitlock

'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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Jan 27, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

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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Dec 13, 2011 Purnell Cropper

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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Dec 6, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

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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Nov 29, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

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 unfamiliar...

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Nov 15, 2011 Purnell Cropper

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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Oct 4, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Torchia's Marquee LED Brings the River to the City

Marquee, a 60-by-4-foot horizontal LED work by by artists Richard Torchia and Greenhouse Media, is the city’s first technology-based Percent for Art commission. Located on the west-facing side of the I-95 overpass above Race Street in Philadelphia, it was created in conjunction with the Delaware...

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Sep 30, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia University Art Gallery Presents The Glenside Correspondence School, Oct. 1

Arcadia University’s Art Gallery “Tables of Contents: Ray Johnson Bob Box Archive” exhibition is pleased to present The Glenside Correspondence School on Saturday, Oct. 1. The event begins at 2 p.m. and runs until 5 p.m. in the Art Gallery. The occasion offers rare and intimate access to hundreds...