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Monday: Closed
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 PM–4:00 PM

Please contact gallery@arcadia.edu if you have questions or would like to make an appointment outside our normal hours.

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450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038

Entering campus from Easton Road entrance: Turn right at the end of the driveway, proceed around the campus drive ( a one-way ring road that moves in a counterclockwise direction) following directions for Spruance Art Center until a building with a large brick smokestack comes into view. Parking is available on the right in front of and behind the building.

Entering campus from Church Road (Route 73) entrance: Proceed straight ahead toward building with large brick smokestack. Parking is available on the right in front of and behind the building.

Current

Larry Day: Absent Presence

August 30–November 21, 2021
Spruance Art Center and University Commons

 

Larry Day Three Worlds 1989
 

Larry Day, Three Worlds, 1989, oil on canvas, 66 × 48 in. Collection of Woodmere Art Museum, museum purchase, 2017.

Arcadia Exhibitions, in collaboration with The Woodmere Art Museum and University of the Arts, is pleased to present "Body Language: The Art of Larry Day", an multipart exhibition on view across three venues. At Arcadia University, "Absent Presence," a review of Day's work with landscape, is presented across the Spruance, Harrison, and Rosedale exhibition spaces.

Artist in Residence: Polly Apfelbaum

Summer 2020–Fall 2021
Murphy Hall

Glazed terracotta

Polly Apfelbaum, Pennsylvania Diamond Quilt, 2021, 49.3 x 70.6 x 1.3 cm, terracotta and glaze. Courtesy of the artist, Frith Street Gallery, London, and Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna.

Arcadia Exhibitions is pleased to announce Polly Apfelbaum's residency in the ceramics studio at Arcadia University, with the assistance of Gregg F. Moore, professor of Art and Design, and Rachel Geisinger '19, production assistant. Polly Apfelbaum (b. 1955) is an internationally renowned artist who loves art history, the applied arts, popular culture and color. Apfelbaum assembles immersive installations using materials the artist associates with the everyday, including textiles, ceramics, found objects, drawings and paintings. 

The multifaceted project includes the artist's residency and an undergraduate course, Polly Apfelbaum: From Studio to Gallery. It will culminate in spring 2022 with a new installation by Apfelbaum in the Spruance Gallery and a reciprocal exhibtion of works by antiques dealer and artist David Y. Ellinger (1913–2003)—curated by Lisa Minardi, director of Historic Trappe and an expert in Pennsylvania German (also known as Pennsylvania Dutch) art and culture—in the University Commons. Examining the early influence of Pennsylvania material culture on the development of the artists' hybrid sensibilities, a publication and series of public programs will explore the intersections of art and identity. 

Major support for the project has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage with additional support from Creative Capital.

 

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage is a multidisciplinary grantmaker and hub for knowledge-sharing, funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, dedicated to fostering a vibrant cultural community in Greater Philadelphia. The Center invests in ambitious, imaginative, and catalytic work that showcases the region’s cultural vitality and enhances public life, and engages in an exchange of ideas concerning artistic and interpretive practice with a broad network of cultural practitioners and leaders.

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The Spring / Summer 2020 issue of Arcadia Magazine features the article "Pati Hill: Pioneer, A Groundbreaking Collection Comes to Arcadia" by Lini S. Kadaba.

Pati Hill: Pioneer, A Groundbreaking Collection Comes to Arcadia

Graphic Design major Mya Brown ’21 found inspiration for her capstone project from her brother’s fatal battle with Hydrocephalus, which is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the cavities of the brain. This spring, she worked with the Hydrocephalus Association (HA) to redevelop their website and marketing materials in order to bring awareness about the disease.

Brown ’21 Works With Hydrocephalus Association for Capstone

Art History major Kat Bleiweiss ’21 has worked to uncover the history behind the original purchase of Arcadia University’s Grey Towers Castle and the surrounding property. Her fascination with the Castle’s history began as a first-year student and grew with her first visit to the archives in Landman Library during her sophomore year. Bleiweiss has collaborated with Matt Borgen, exhibitions coordinator at Arcadia University, for two years to uncover the history of the campus.

Bleiweiss ’21 Explores History of Grey Towers Castle

Join Arcadia Exhibitions at 12:00PM on Friday, February 26 for a virtual studio visit with artist Polly Apfelbaum, who is creating new work during a residency at Arcadia University with the assistance of Gregg Moore, professor of Art & Design, and Rachel Geisinger '19, production assistant. This webinar was recorded and is available to watch online.

Virtual Studio Visit with Polly Apfelbaum, Arcadia Artist-in-Residence

In a podcast with Pine|Copper|Lime, independent scholar, curator, and writer Christina Weyl discusses her upcoming exhibition at Arcadia University, prompted by the Feminist Art Coalition.

Christina Weyl, Guest Curator, on Upcoming Exhibition

Zina Davis, the first official director of the Beaver College Art Gallery (which became the Arcadia University Art Gallery, now Arcadia Exhibitions) died on Aug. 18, 2020 at her home in New York City after a long illness. She was born on Oct. 6, 1943 in Providence, Rhode Island.

In Memoriam: Zina Davis, first official director of Beaver College Art Gallery

The exhibition “Pati Hill: Something other than either” was recently featured by Vogue Germany. Titled “Model, Artist, and Way Ahead of Her Time: Who Was Pati Hill?", the article surveys the life of a writer and pioneer of xerography who started her career as a successful model in the 1940s.

"Vogue Germany" Features Pati Hill Exhibition

Pati Hill’s Letters to Jill: a catalogue and some notes on copying (1979) has been reprinted in an addition of 1,000 on the occasion of “Something other than either” at Kunstverein München, the first solo European exhibition of her work since her death in 2014 at the age of 93.

Pati Hill's "Letters to Jill" Reprinted for European Solo Exhibition

The 33rd annual Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) juried exhibition, “Touch the Future,” will be held in Arcadia’s Harrison and Rosedale galleries from Sunday, March 1 through Friday, March 27. The exhibition will feature submissions from 26 high schools in Bucks and Montgomery counties.

Arcadia Hosts 33rd Annual “Touch the Future” Art Show

“Spencer Finch: As Lightning on Landscape” was reviewed by The Broad Street Review Art Critic Pamela J. Forsythe on Oct. 7. On display at the Spruance Gallery until Dec. 15, the exhibition showcases works of the New York-based artist...

Spencer Finch Exhibition Featured in 'The Broad Street Review'

Arcadia Exhibitions received a grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage that will support "For the Love of Una Hale" a multifaceted project by the award-winning visual artist Polly Apfelbaum, who has accepted a residency with the University’s Ceramics program.

Arcadia Receives Grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

Broad Street Review art critic Pamela J. Forsythe lauded Jennifer Manzella, adjunct professor of Art and Design, for her ability to find beauty in unlikely places in an Aug. 12 review. Manzella’s exhibition, “City Blocks,” includes copper etchings that reflect the cityscape of Philadelphia and explore...

‘Broad Street Review’ Praises ‘Jennifer Manzella: City Blocks’

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Philadelphia announced that Laurie Churchman, designer of the catalogue for “Pati Hill: Photocopier—A Survey of Prints and Books (1974-83)”, was one of 27 awardees at the Philadelphia Design Awards on June 3.

“Pati Hill: Photocopier" Catalogue Designer Wins AIGA Award

On June 3, Arcadia Exhibitions celebrated the opening of the exhibition, “Spencer Finch: As Lightning on a Landscape,” with a discussion between panelists Richard Torchia, director of Arcadia Exhibitions; Judith Tannenbaum, artistic director of the Whitman at 200; and Finch...

'Spencer Finch: As Lightning on a Landscape'

Arcadia’s “Writers Making Books” exhibit—a collection of literature designs inspired by Walt Whitman’s methodology of physically producing his poetry—was featured in an Artblog podcast on March 29. On display in...

‘Writers Making Books’ Gallery Featured in 'Artblog' Podcast

In Memoriam

The staff of Arcadia Exhibitions is saddened to hear of the passing of Zina Davis, who in 1979 became Beaver College's first official gallery director.

For information on her life and career we provide the following links:

Zina Davis (1943–2020), A tribute by Bonnie Hayes

The Richard E. Fuller Gallery (1962–85): A History of Arcadia University's First Exhibition Space (Online Version)

The Richard E. Fuller Gallery (1962–85): A History of Arcadia University's First Exhibition Space
April 20–October 11, 2015
Great Room Lobby

Coordinates: Drawings and Prints Marking Five Exhibitions at Beaver College (1977-84)
April 8–21, 2015
Arcadia University Art Gallery

Threading the Maze
August 27–October 18, 2015
Arcadia University Art Gallery

Zina Davis at the entrance to the Beaver College Art Gallery (now Spruance Gallery), c.1985, photo: University Archive