6 Art Exhibits to See in Philadelphia this Winter

Visiting Philadelphia this winter? Don’t let the cold ruin your fun! Stay indoors as you discover Philly’s artistic side on a tour some of the best, limited-run exhibitions on view this winter. Ranging from innovative multimedia presentations to timelessly classic collections, explore the best Philadelphia art exhibits during your stay.

Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now

Until March 3, 2019

Discover some of the most famous and creative designs from the minds of fashion industry legends including Pierre Cardin, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Oscar de la Renta, and Christian Dior. A must for any Philadelphia fashionistas, this exhibit will showcase a range of pieces from daywear to ball gowns and bridal wear. This exhibit closes soon, so be sure to catch it before it’s gone at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World

Until March 31, 2019

A mid-career retrospective for artist Rina Banerjee, Make Me a Summary of the World showcases 59 of Banerjee’s diverse works. Famous for her large-scale sculptures and installations, Banerjee’s work explores themes of splintered identity, tradition, and culture. Throughout the run of the exhibit, visitors enjoy free admission on Sundays to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Pat Steir Silent Secret Waterfalls: The Barnes Series

Until November 17, 2019

On view at the Barnes Foundation, Pat Steir’s new installation showcases 11 seven-foot-tall paintings presented on two walls of the Annenberg Court. A prominent figure of New York art scene in the 1970s, Steir’s Waterfall series explores the lines between intuition and chance.

Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen

February 1 – March 31, 2019

The first major solo exhibition of Cecilia Vicuña, About to Happen is a multidisciplinary presentation that explores her range of works including everything from sculpture and video to text and performance. On display at the Institute of Contemporary Art, the focus of the exhibit is on dematerialization as an artistic response to radical climate change.

From Today, Painting is Dead: Early Photography in Britain and France

February 24 – May 12, 2019

The second photography exhibition on view at the Barnes Foundation, From Today, Painting is Dead, showcases nearly 250 photographs in Britain and France from the 1840s to 1880s. The exhibit opens on February 24 and will explore a unique period of the early history of photography.

Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective

February 1 – August 11, 2019

Tony Conrad was a pioneering artist of the 1960s and broke artistic norms through the use of different mediums as well as through radical destruction and experimentation. Housed at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective will feature a wide range of pieces that expand and deepen our understanding of his practice.

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