Blessed are the Peacemakers: Violet Oakley’s The Angel of Victory (1941)

8 February - 25 May
Blessed are the Peacemakers: Violet Oakley’s The Angel of Victory (1941)

Delaware Art Museum
Wilmington, DE

Violet Oakley (1874–1961) was an illustrator, stained-glass designer and the first American woman to find fame in the burgeoning field of public mural painting. Throughout her 60-year artistic career she also devoted herself to the quest for a just and peaceful world. Oakley’s The Angel of Victory, originally painted for Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Airfield and now in the Delaware Art Museum’s permanent collection, was the first of her 25 wartime altarpieces, completed just two weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

More info: Delaware Art Museum

Open Video Call 2013/2014: Selected Works

Through April 20
Open Video Call 2013/2014: Selected Works

Institute of Contemporary Art

ICA’s annual Open Video Call is an opportunity to see new works on video by Philadelphia-area artists and filmmakers. The works on view were selected by Kate Kraczon, ICA Assistant Curator; Kelsey Halliday Johnson, Assistant Curator, Locks Gallery; Erica Levin, Film Historian; and Herb Shellenberger, International House Philadelphia/Black Circle Cinema.

More info: ICA

Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders

through 21 April
Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders

Barnes Foundation
Philadelphia, PA

A British artist of Nigerian descent, Shonibare (b. 1962) creates work that cites the artistic and intellectual history of Europe. His sculptures—life-sized mannequins clothed in the Dutch wax fabrics associated with Africa—offer a dramatic, playful, irreverent examina­tion of identity, history, and politics.

More info: Barnes Foundation

Treasures from Korea:

2 March - 26 May
Treasures from Korea:
Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia, PA

This first ever survey of Korean Art features some 150 masterworks, many never before seen outside Korea, from the renowned holdings of the National Museum of Korea and other great public and private collections. The exhibition will introduce visitors to five centuries of cultural and aesthetic achievement—including paintings, calligraphy, ceramics, costume and textiles, and furniture—that flourished during the world’s longest-ruling Confucian dynasty.

More info: Philadelphia Museum of Art

Hometown Teams 22 March - 4 May
Hometown Teams
Atlantic City Free Public Library

Atlantic City, NJ

28 June -10 August
Hometown Teams
Atlantic City Free Public Library

Atlantic City, NJ

Rooting for the home team in 2014 may involve a trip down memory lane as the Smithsonian Institution brings a new mobile museum, "Hometown Teams," to Atlantic City and Bridgeton.
"Sports are an indelible part of our culture and community," the national museum says on its website. "Our love of sports begins in our hometowns -- on the sandlot, at the local ball field, in the street, even."
And while the teams compete in leagues around the region, and trophies and memorabilia are collected locally, not many are able to view them.

More info: Smithsonian Institute

Eco Fair 3 May
Eco Fair
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center

Millville, NJ

A free community event, produced in partnership with the Cumberland County Improvement Authority. In addition to environmentally minded community organizations and vendors, this year’s show will showcase New Jersey artists and craftsmen in celebration of New Jersey’s 350th anniversary. Enjoy eco crafts for children, special demonstrations, nursery stock, herbs, flowers, entertainment, food and refreshments from 10am - 5pm.

More info: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center

Education Gallery Exhibition: ENABLING CREATIVITY 9 May
Education Gallery Exhibition: ENABLING CREATIVITY
Grounds for Sculpture

Hamilton Township, NJ

In collaboration with Enable, Inc.—a local organization which enables seniors and individuals with disabilities to live full and independent lives in their homes and in the community—Grounds For Sculpture is pleased to present the artwork created by Enable participants during several hands-on art workshops at Grounds For Sculpture. Though some of the artists are non-verbal, their artwork is a creative expression which speaks for them.

More info: Grounds for Sculpture

Group Show Opening Reception: Light and Shade 9 May
Group Show Opening Reception: Light and Shade
Ocean City Fine Arts League

Ocean City, NJ

Local artists present up to two art pieces relating to the theme, “Light and Shade.” Often with over 80 submissions per show, the League hosts a great variety of artists and their work. In addition, they host a permanent collection of founders and volunteers’ such as the late Joe Kardonne and current artists such as Wanda Kline, Michael Waters, Meed Barnett. Individuality of style and craft, affordability, and atmosphere can be found at these monthly Second Friday Openings, as well as light refreshments served, and a chance to meet the artists.

More info: Ocean City Fine Arts League

Anthony J. Rudisill: National Parks America’s Last Refuge 23 May - 21 September
Anthony J. Rudisill: National Parks America’s Last Refuge
The Noyes Museum of Art

Oceanville, NJ

Acclaimed wildlife painter and carver Anthony J. Rudisill captures the grandeur of the vistas of America’s Western National Parks in contemporary realist paintings.

“Too often we talk of finding good artists of the scenery and wildlife in our areas as if that automatically means we have to go elsewhere – to Philly, or New York, or some other ‘art capital’…; The truth is that many times, the artists we’re looking for are already right here.” -Anthony J. Rudisill

More info: The Noyes Museum of Art

Boardwalk Art Show 1 - 3 August
Boardwalk Art Show
Boardwalk 8th - 13th Streets

Ocean City, NJ

Ocean City Arts Center is celebrating 52 years of the arts in Ocean City with their annual Boardwalk Arts Show, held for three days on the weekend of August 1st. As usual they will be hosting a large number of fine artists and craft artisans. There are cash awards for winning artists, and the event yearly attracts renowned artist vendors, judges and patrons of the arts.

More info: Ocean City Arts Center