Current Exhibitions

Ingrained: Celebrating Pennsylvania’s Cultural Heritage

Rooted in the deep traditional art of Pennsylvania, the regional collection of the Phillips Museum highlights the distinctive and colorful ways that immigrant populations celebrated their native countries’ stylistic heritage. This exhibition focuses on the material culture of the Southeast region of Pennsylvania and the processes used to create the ceramics, metalwork, furniture, painting, and textiles that are part of the fabric of 18th and 19th-century Lancaster.

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Hello Niccoco: The Illustrative Work of Nicole Duquette

Local artist Nicole Duquette shares a series of her work created at various periods for different purposes, all with a common theme of connection. A connection to people through the opportunity to write a personalized sentiment; to a place of fond memory, whether home or a destination visited; a connection to the symbols that hold a special significance and bestow positivity; and a relationship with nature through mindfulness translated into imagined vignettes. Through garden portals, modern-day hex signs, greeting cards, and kitchen towels, Duquette invites us to an awareness that art is all around us, whether it is formally labeled or not.

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Stass Shpanin: Portals

Stass Shpanin was born in Baku, Azerbaijan (USSR), and received his BFA from the Hartford Art School and an MFA at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Now a Philadelphia resident and Assistant Teaching Professor of Art at Rutgers University–Camden, Shpanin reimagines images and motifs found in early American folk art, much drawn from the Phillips Museum of Art collection. Shpanin’s lively imagery, produced in part through AI, presents an opportunity for visitors to challenge their current understanding of historical events and to ask new questions. What if we based our history on interpretations of the images within these objects and documents? What if we accept the artistic portrayal of angels, birds, flowers, and mythical creatures as reality?

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Personal Perspective: Landscapes and the Power of Place

This exhibition, highlighting landscapes from the Phillips Museum’s permanent collection, provides visitors with an opportunity to look at the works and focus on their own interpretation. Curated by Janie M. Kreines, Curator of Exhibitions & Engagement at the Phillips Museum of Art at F&M, the landscapes represent many styles, media, and various times and places. They challenge us to call upon our own unique life experience as we view the artworks. Do the landscapes spark an emotion, trigger a memory, or perhaps inspire you to write a poem?

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