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September 14 through December 15: Anna Fine Foer’s AnachroniCity

Artist Anna Fine Foer will show her complex collages in the Gershman Gallery of the Gershman Y this fall, opening September 14, 2017 and closing December 15, 2017. While the topics of her works range far and wide from science and games to terrorism, she has created a special works specifically for this exhibition with the subject of the architecture of Philadelphia. In her Broad Street Meets Bauhaus work, she emphasizes John Haviland’s classically-designed Pennsylvania Institute for the Deaf and Dumb, which became the Philadelphia College of Art, and is now Hamilton Hall the University of Arts. Works in the exhibition include, among others, En Cherchant Pokemon sur la Promenade des Anglais (Searching for Pokemon)A Space Elevator for TintinEntangled ParticlesBenjamin Franklin Bridge, and Einstein Thought Experiment in Central Park. An Opening Reception, free and open to the public, will take place on Thursday, September 14 – RSVP TODAY!

Are you up for a challenge?! Help us secure $18,000 in funding by donating before August 31 

“One of the coolest cultural events in recent memory in Philadelphia” – Dan DeLuca for the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I am incredibly moved by this… a powerful exhibition which manages to personalize aspects of the Holocaust, but is also a story of renewal and resurgence” – a guest book comment from Letters From My Grandparents: The Art of Ruth Schreiber. People are talking about the Y! And it wouldn’t be possible without YOU. With an exciting Chai Challenge from Linda and Laddie Montague, we can double the power of your dollar when you donate before August 31, 2017! If we raise $9,000 before the end of August, the Montagues will match it dollar for dollar — $18,000 would expand the Y’s capacity to offer big names, amazing guests, and really thrilling programming. Every donation counts – click HERE!

Through August 27: Lynne Clibanoff/Amze Emmons exhibition in the Gershman Gallery

AmzeLynne Clibanoff’s cigar-box sized, beautifully finished three-dimensional rooms, often suffused with mysterious light, are paired with Amze Emmons’ magically/minimally realist images inspired by architectural illustration, cartoon language, and instruction manuals. Both are Philadelphia-based artists represented by the Dolan/Maxwell Gallery who share an interest in the depiction of space and in presenting their subjects in exquisite detail. Read more about the show HERE and read the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Edith Newhall’s take on her visit to the exhibition HERE.

Through August 27: “Urban Light” exhibition in collaboration with the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

The Gershman Y is delighted to welcome the newest installment in a partnership with the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC). Stanley Muravchick’s collection of Philadelphia-centric photographs, entitled Urban Light, explores compelling visual dynamics found in our daily urban experiences. These colorful photos “capture the visual complexity of human activity naturally illuminated in the dense environment of a major urban setting,” writes Muravchick.  Read more about the exhibition HERE.