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Sep 27, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Johnson Exhibit Reveals ‘All the Variables That Coalesced in His Artistic Practice’

Edith Newall, Gallery Reviewer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, reported on the Arcadia University Art Gallery’s current exhibit "Tables of Contents: Ray Johnson Bob Box Archive," on Sept. 25: The show's installation suits its subject matter. An assortment of tables found on campus have been pushed...

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Sep 23, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

‘Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn’ to Open in London in October

Art Lyst recently announced the October opening of "Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn" at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in London, England. The best works in the exhibition are those in which Ai takes archaic Chinese vessels and treats them as readymades.  These include paint-dipped pots, pulverized...

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Sep 13, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Philadelphia Inquirer: Arcadia Gallery Part of Cosmopolitan Philadelphia Art Scene

The Philadelphia Inquirer featured Arcadia's new exhibition, "Tables of Contents: Ray Johnson Objects" among the Galleries Fall Preview on Sept. 11. The show is one of several Philadelphia exhibits that depict an "increasingly cosmopolitan" art scene, as noted by gallery writer Edith Newhall. At...

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Aug 26, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

The Artblog Reviews Arcadia’s Exhibit Catalog, 'Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn'

The Artblog reviewed Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn, the Arcadia University Art Gallery’s catalog for the 2010 exhibit, on Aug. 25. Written by Richard Torchia, Gallery Director, Gregg Moore, Associate Professor of Art and Design, Philip Tinari, and Ai Weiwei, the book was published by Ram Distribution...

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Jun 9, 2011 Purnell Cropper

'Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn' in Knoxville

The Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative (PEI) website notes that Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn, an exhibition developed by the Arcadia University Art Gallery, is making its way around the United States and the world. Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn is the first solo exhibition of works by Chinese artist...

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Jan 19, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Nicholas Honored by American Library Association

  Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence, illustrated by Gallery Assistant Jamar Nicholas, has been named among the 2011 Great Graphic Novels for Teens. The American Library Association presents the honor annually for quality literature for adolescents and young adults ages 12-...

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Dec 17, 2010 Sarah Schwartz

Philadelphia Daily News Gives Nod to Nicholas

Jamar Nicholas of Arcadia’s Fine Arts Department was featured in The Philadelphia Daily News Dec. 14 for his gripping illustration of Geoffrey Canada’s “Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun: A Personal History of Violence.” “Jamar Nicholas called on his experience growing up in West Philadelphia and Germantown...

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Nov 19, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Nicholas Writes Op-Ed on 'Fist Stick Knife Gun'

“Taking a life story and translating it into a visual form allows readers to emotionally connect in a way that simply reading about it may not,” writes Jamar Nicholas, in an op-ed in the Daily News on Nov. 17. Nicholas, Assistant to the Arcadia University Art Gallery, recently published his first...

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Nov 19, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Craft: Sunflower Seeds, From Arcadia to the Tate Modern

Becky Stern, from the online magazine Craft, first saw artist Ai Weiwei’s sunflower seeds at Arcadia University in spring 2010, and she writes on Nov. 19 of experiencing an even larger display at the Tate Modern in London in a story on "Millions of Hand-Painted Porcelain Sunflower Seeds." “Each...

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Oct 15, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Torchia in London to Introduce Ai Weiwei Catalog

In London this week, Ai Weiwei's Unilever exhibition opens in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern, featuring 15 million handmade and handpainted (each unique) porcelain sunflower seeds—just like the ton of seeds shown in the Arcadia University Art Gallery last spring. The seeds will form a carpet...

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Sep 21, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Art Gallery: Atlas of Nowhere, Sept. 23

Charts of real and imaginary locations created by map-makers from Philadelphia, across the United States, and around the world will be on view at the Arcadia University Art Gallery as it opens its 2010-11 season with Nowhere: Selections from the Archives of the Hand Drawn Map Association, curated...

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Feb 26, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Absolutearts Blog Notes Opening of Ai Weiwei Exhibit

The absolutearts blog promotes the Arcadia University Art Gallery exhibit Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn (Ceramic Works, 5000 BCE - 2010 CE). The opening event is Wednesday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Arcadia MainStage theater, with Dr. Charles Merewether, art historian, curator and writer,...