The Morris Gallery Program

 

Virgil Marti, June 15, 2001 – September 2, 2001

The Morris Gallery program, inaugurated in 1978 to present the work of living artists in the Philadelphia region, expanded during its over 30-year run to show work by some of the most influential artists of the time, both inside and outside of Philadelphia. Some well-known examples include Robert Ryman, Vik Muniz, Nan Goldin, Laylah Ali, and Virgil Marti, among many others. The program continues today as a showcase for a diverse array of emerging and mid-career artists from the Philadelphia region and beyond that reflects art-making today.

Vik Muniz: Remastered, September 17, 2005 – November 27, 2005

Morris Gallery Exhibitions, 1978 – 2016

The archived exhibition records are generally accompanied by an invitation ticket and a checklist with biographical information about the artist and some texts about the work or installation. Catalogs, often produced outside of PAFA, are available where specified. Installation photography is preserved for almost every exhibition.

2015    2016

2001    2002    2003    2004    2005    2006    2007    2008    2009    2010

1991    1992    1993    1994    1995    1996    1997    1998    1999    2000

1981    1982    1983    1984    1985    1986    1987    1988    1989    1990

1978    1979    1980     


2016

Emil Lukas
January 14, 2016 - April 10, 2016 

Alyson Shotz: Plane Weave
April 21, 2016 - August 7, 2016 

Fernando Orellana: His Study of Life
August 20, 2016 - November 6, 2016

Melt/Carve/Forge: Embodied Sculptures By Cassils
November 19, 2016 - March 5, 2017

2015

Mia Rosenthal: Paper Lens
October 10, 2015 - January 3, 2016 

2010

Serigala Militia
January 29, 2010 – April  11, 2010
Wood panels and DVD projection by Tromarama, an Indonesian artists’ group.

Roxana Pérez-Méndez: Este Es Mi Pais
May 22, 2010 – September 26, 2010

2009

Roz by Burt Barr
February 3, 2009 – February 22, 2009

Muxima by Alfredo Jaar
February 24, 2009 – March 29, 2009 

The Jackleg Testament - Part I: Jack and Eve by Jay Bolotin
March 31, 2009 – May 12, 2009 

Jason’s Dream  by Breda Beban
May 14, 2009 – June 9, 2009

Scape by Kurt Hentschlager
June 11, 2009 – June 28, 2009

Threshold to the Kingdom by Mark Wallinger
June 30, 2009 – July 28, 2009 

Summer Shorts: Video Works by Artists from Philadelphia
August 18, 2009 – October 11, 2009; 2-page leaflet

Malcolm McLaren: Shallow
October 24, 2009 – January 3, 2010

2008

Spot Check: Academy Contemporary
March 1, 2008 – June 8, 2008

From 1 August to 28 December, 2008, the exhibition Jacob Lawrence’s Hiroshima occupied the Morris Gallery space. The gallery was then reconfigured as a video projection space.

Image: Music:…sampler
February 3, 2008 – July 28, 2008
(a series of six single-channel video works; titles below)

2007

Laylah Ali: Drawings from the Typology Series
March 3, 2007 – May 13, 2007; catalog

Senga Nengudi: Warp Trance
June 9, 2007 – August 26, 2007

Steve Powers: The Magic Word
October 20, 2007 – January 27, 2008; catalog

2006

Nadia Hironaka: The Late Show
March 4, 2006 – May 14, 2006

Judith Leister: Every Body is Everywhere and Nowhere
June 10, 2006 – August 20, 2006

Robert Ryman: Small Works
October 13, 2006 – January 28, 2007

2005

Eamon Ore-Giron: Mirage
March 5, 2005 – May 15, 2005

Do-Ho Suh: Paratrooper II
June 17, 2005 – August 21, 2005

Vik Muniz: Remastered
September 17, 2005 – November 27, 2005

Nan Goldin: Fantastic Tales
December 10, 2005 – February 12, 2006

2004

Adam Cvijanovic: Ideal City
February 21, 2004 – April 25, 2004

The Sixth Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection
July 10, 2004 - August 15, 2004

Paul Swenbeck: Specter of the Brocken
September 18, 2004 – November 21, 2004

Quentin Morris
December 11, 2004 – February 13, 2005

2003

Odd Fellows: Marcel Dzama, Michael Dumontier, and Andrew Jeffrey Wright
February 22, 2003 – April 27, 2003

The Morris Gallery closed for renovations after the Annual Student Exhibition through mid-September 2003.

Monique Van Genderen
September 20, 2003 – November 9, 2003; artist-designed poster

Michelle Oosterbaan
December 13, 2003 – February 1, 2004

2002

Phil Frost
February 23, 2002 – April 28, 2002; brochure

Astrid Bowlby: Leaves of Grass
September 14, 2002 – November 10, 2002 

Jane Irish: History Lesson
December 7, 2002 – February 2, 2003

2001

Neysa Grassi
March 2, 2001 – May 6, 2001

Virgil Marti
June 15, 2001 – September 2, 2001

Mary Judge
September 14, 2001 – November 11, 2001; catalog

BaseKamp: Dirty Deeds (Re-done) Dirt Cheap
November 30, 2001 – February 3, 2002

2000

In 2000, the Morris Gallery was utilized for several exhibitions not sponsored by the Morris Gallery program. 

Jeremy Blake: Digital Projections
September 9, 2000 – November 15, 2000; rack card

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1999

Parks and Portraits: Dona Nelson, 1983–88
January 9, 1999 – March 7, 1999

Charles Burns
October 8, 1999 – December 5, 1999

Barry Goldberg
December 10, 1999 – February 6, 2000

1998

Kate Moran: Vitreous Humors
January 10, 1998 – April 26, 1998

Darwin Nix
June 13, 1998 – September 13, 1998

Judith Schaechter
September 18, 1998 – November 29, 1998; catalog

1997

Mark McCullen
January 25, 1997 – April 13, 1997

1996

Nature Morte: Contemporary Still Life
February 10, 1996 – April 14, 1996

Sarah McCoubrey
October 12, 1996 – January 12, 1997

1995

Chance Encounters: A Morris Gallery Group Exhibition
June 22, 1995 – October 1, 1995

1994

Nannette Clark and Scott Rothstein: Recent Work
February 4, 1994 – April 24

The Morris Gallery closed during building renovations from May 30 to December 10, 1994. When the space reopened, it was used as a visitor orientation room, with a video program running during museum hours, for several years. Morris Gallery Program exhibitions were held in the main galleries from 1995 to 1997.

1993

Anne Minich and Shirley Moskowitz: Recent Work
February 12, 1993 – March 28, 1993

Alida Fish and Edith Neff: Recent Work
April 8, 1993 – May 30, 1993

Lanny Bergner and Frank Galuszka: Recent Work
June 11, 1993 – August 29, 1993

Howard Brunner and Ron Klein: Recent Work
September 10, 1993 – October 24, 1993

Jill Bonovitz and Bhakti Ziek: Recent Work
November 2, 1993 – January 23, 1994

1992

Clarence Morgan: Sign as Metaphor—Recent Work
January 10, 1992 – February 23, 1992

Toshiko Takaezu: Recent Work
March 6, 1992 – April 26, 1992

Michael Glier: Green Drawings
July 11, 1992 – September 27, 1992 

Pepon Osorio: El Velorio (The Wake)—AIDS in the Latino Community
October 9, 1992 – December 6, 1992 

Louise Fishman: Paintings, 1986–1992
December 15, 1992 – January 31, 1993

1991

Philip Govedare: Recent Paintings
January 18, 1991 – March 17, 1991

Twentieth-Century Paintings from the Permanent Collection
March 22, 1991 – May 26, 1991

S.A. Bachman, David Graham, Diane Neumaier: Photographs
June 14, 1991 – August 11, 1991

Judy Pfaff: An Installation
June 28, 1991 – August 11, 1991 (in Gallery 10)

Philadelphia Furniture
August 23, 1991 – October 20, 1991

G. Daniel Massad: To Begin Inwardly—Recent Work
November 1, 1991 – December 29, 1991

1990

Bill Walton: Six or Seven Places in One Place
January 12, 1990 – February 25, 1990

Raymond Saunders: Paintings
February 28, 1990 – April 22, 1990

Susan Fenton and Bruce Katsiff: Recent Works
May 14, 1990 – June 17, 1990

Susan Lowry and Sarah McEneaney: Recent Work
June 29, 1990 – August 26, 1990

Bruce Pollock: Thresholds—Recent Paintings
September 7, 1990 – October 21, 1990

Susan Moore: Works on Paper
November 2, 1990 – December 30, 1990

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1989

Ken Hassel and Stuart Rome: Recent Photographs
January 12, 1989 – February 26, 1989

Michael Harnett: New Paintings
March 10, 1989 – April 23, 1989

Maurie Kerrigan: Walkin' Part II–Rhythms of Life
May 5, 1989 – June 18, 1989; catalog

Frank Hyder: Pleurants
June 30, 1989 – August 27, 1989

Elizabeth T. Scott and Joyce J. Scott: Family Traditions
September 8, 1989 – November 5, 1989

Recent Acquisitions: Works by Women in the Pennsylvania Academy's Collection
November 17, 1989 – December 31, 1989

1988

Hubert Taylor: New Work
January 14, 1988 – February 28, 1988 

Barbara Schwartz: Dispersions
March 10, 1988 – April 24, 1988 

Robinson Fredenthal: Big Plus
May 5, 1988 – June 19, 1988 

Eugene Baguskas: Idyllic Places
June 30, 1988 – August 28, 1988 

Robert Bingham: Urban Survival Equipment
September 9, 1988 – October 16, 1988 

Joe Stefanelli: Paintings, The Fifties to the Present
October 27, 1988 – January 1, 1989

1987

A Telling Impulse: A Group Show of Artists Concerned With Narrative
January 9, 1987 – March 1, 1987

Stephen Talasnik, Mythology: Recent Drawings
March 13, 1987 – April 26, 1987

Herbert George, Nona Hershey, and Evan Summer
May 8, 1987 – June 21, 1987

Judith Joy Ross: Photographic Portraits of the United States Congress
July 2,1987 – August 30, 1987

Helene Brandt: Sculpture and Drawings
September 11, 1987 – October 18, 1987

Martha Zelt: Recent Work
October 30, 1987 – January 3, 1989

1986

Adela Akers: Recent Works
January 10, 1986 – February 23, 1986

Judith Shea: New Sculptures
March 7, 1986 – April 20, 1986

David Hannah: Paintings and Drawings
May 2, 1986 – July 13, 1986

Joyce Filip: Natural Phenomena and Atmospheric Effects
July 17, 1986 – August 24, 1986

Harriet Feigenbaum: Reclamation Art
September 12, 1986 – November 2, 1986

Phoebe Toland: Recent Works
November 14, 1986 – December 31, 1986

1985

Stanley Whitney: Paintings and Drawings
January 11, 1985 – February 24, 1985

Bill Freeland: Excavation—An Irish Suite
March 8, 1985 – April 21, 1985

Dean Dass: Unique Works on Paper
May 3, 1985 – June 23, 1985

Nancy Hellebrand: Nudes and Portraits
June 28, 1985 – August 25, 1985

Bill Richards: Abstract Paintings
September 6, 1985 – October 20, 1985

Tom Butter: Sculpture
November 1, 1985 – December 29, 1985

1984

Tom Judd: Hymn for a Landscape
January 20, 1984 – February 29, 1984

Contemporary Philadelphia Photographers
March 9, 1984 – April 22, 1984

Anthony Gorny: "Sympathy of All Things"
May 4, 1984 – June 17, 1984

Woofy Bubbles (Christopher Hodge): The Woo, (A Compendium of Form)
June 29, 1984 – August 19, 1984

Brian Meunier: Anxious Toys—Recent Work
September 14, 1984 – October 28, 1984

Lizbeth Stewart: Recent Work
November 9, 1984 – December 30, 1984

1983

Lynn Denton: Sophia's House—An Installation
January 14, 1983 – February 28, 1983

Peter Paone: Paintings
March 11, 1983– April 24, 1983

Michael Berkowitz: "The Ancestors," an Installation-Performance
May 6, 1983 – June 26, 1983

Ken Vavrek: Recent Wall Sculpture
July 8, 1983 – August 21, 1983

Antony Visco: "Via Dolorosa," the Commissions for Old St. Joseph's and Related Works
September 15, 1983 – 23 October 23, 1983

Marcy Hermansader: Drawings
November 4, 1983– January 1, 1984

1982

George Krause: A Retrospective, 1960–1982
January 18, 1982 – February 21, 1982

Warren Rohrer: Passage, An Exhibition of Paintings
March 5, 1982 – April 18, 1982

Lois Lane: Recent Work
May 7, 1982 – June 27, 1982

Jonas dos Santos: Americas, To Whom It May Concern, an Installation
July 2, 1982 – August 29, 1982

Ed Kerns: "Evidence of Activity," Recent Paintings
September 10, 1982 – October 17, 1982

Emily Brown: Landscape Paintings
October 29, 1982 – January 2, 1983

1981

Mark Cohen: Recent Photographs
January 9, 1981 – February 22, 1981

Bilgé Friedlander: Unique Books, Pastels, and Small Sculptures
March 6, 1981 – April 19, 1981

Annson Kenney: Variations on Three Bauhaus Bends
May 8 1981 – June 21, 1981

Dotty Attie: J. and Armond Tour the World
July 10, 1981 – August 23, 1981

David Kettner: Paintings and Drawings, a Bach Transcription, and Other Illuminations
September 4, 1981 – October 18, 1981

Gerald Nichols: "The Fox Hunt," Structures Based on Winslow Homer's Painting
October 30, 1981 – December 13, 1981

1980

Ray K. Metzker: Sand Creatures
January 17, 1980 – March 2, 1980; catalog

Robert Younger: Sexually Contagious Relationships
March 14, 1980 – April 27, 1980

Barbara Zucker: Animated Chairs
May 9, 1980 – June 29, 1980

Summer at the Morris Gallery: Richard Bottwin, Wade Saunders, Millard Warren
July 10, 1980 – August 24, 1980

Diane Burko: Drawings
September 10, 1980 – October 26, 1980

Jody Pinto: Split Tongue
November 7, 1980 – December 28, 1980

1979

The David J. Grossman Bequest: Horace Pippin and Franklin Watkins
January 10, 1979 – February 25, 1979 

Arlene Love: Sculpture
March 8, 1979 – April 22, 1979; catalog

Hitoshi Nakazato: Recent Paintings
May 3, 1979 – June 17, 1979 

Summer at the Morris Gallery: Maurie Kerrigan, Sid Sachs, John Ferris, William Walton, Bruce Pollock
June 30, 1979 – August 26, 1979 

Cynthia Carlson: Homage to the Academy Building
September 14, 1979 – October 29, 1979 

Isaiah Zagar
November 10, 1979 – December 30, 1979 

1978

John Dowell: Recent Paintings
March 16, 1978 – April 30, 1978 

Phil Simpkin: A Project Format "...to a Fault"
May 18, 1978 – June 25, 1978 

Martha Mayer Erlebacher: Drawings and Paintings
July 13, 1978 – September 3, 1978 

Harold Jacobs: Recent Work
September 20, 1978 – November 5, 1978 

Richard Cranmer: Paintings and Drawings
November 16, 1978 – December 31, 1978; catalog

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