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Philadelphia | Tour of (Re)FOCUS: Then and Now at Moore College of Art & Design

March 8 | 3:45 pm 5:00 pm

A close-up shot of a white gallery wall shows four works of art: two large images of women, with two small images - stacked one atop the other - in between. The large image at left shows a woman dressed similarly to Frida Kahlo. The large image at right shows a nude woman reclining on a green sofa.
Installation view of (Re)Focus: Then and Now, with art by Miriam Schapiro, Mary Beth Edelson, Joan Snyder and Alice Neel. Photo: Jack Stawowczyk.

Celebrate International Women’s Day with a very special curator-led tour of (Re)FOCUS: Then and Now at Moore College of Art & Design in downtown Philadelphia. With Judith K. Brodsky, Judith E. Stein, and Diane Burko, three of the original Focus team, we will explore this two-part installation.:

(Re)FOCUS: Then commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of Philadelphia Focuses on Women in the Visual Arts: FOCUS, a citywide festival highlighting women in the arts which took place across multiple Philadelphia venues in 1974. Curated by Brodsky and Burko, who brought the original FOCUS to life in 1974, (Re)FOCUS: Then reunites works by the 81 artists represented in the original exhibition, including Louise Bourgeois, Lee Krasner, Howardena Pindell, Faith Ringgold, Alma Thomas, and Moore College graduate Alice Neel.

(Re)FOCUS: Now—curated by Gabrielle Lavin Suzenski, Director of the Galleries at Moore; Denise M. Brown, Executive Director of the Leeway Foundation; and Isa Isioma Matisse of The Future is Us Collective—explores themes of social justice, gender identity, equity, and power present in the recent work of Philadelphia-based artists, several of whom are Moore graduates. Over fifteen multidisciplinary visual artists, educators, and performers are represented, including Wit López, Atisha Fordyce, and Moore faculty member Li Sumpter.

Learn more about the exhibition in recent coverage from WHYY News and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Like the original FOCUS, (Re)FOCUS: Then and Now at Moore College of Art & Design is part of a citywide arts festival: Re(FOCUS) 2024, happening through May 31 at over 30 venues across the Philadelphia area. The Colored Girls Museum, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art are just a few of the institutions hosting Re(FOCUS) 2024 exhibitions and events—we encourage ArtTable members to visit!


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  • Public – $25

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Our sincere thanks to Judith Stein for coordinating this tour for ArtTable.

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