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Attracting national and international artists to our campus, this is the University’s primary exhibition space. 

The Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery is the main gallery of the University of the Arts, located six blocks south of City Hall, across from the Kimmel Center. The gallery is free and open to the public. Noted projects of the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery include "Yvonne Rainer: Radical Juxtapositions 1961 – 2002" and "Seductive Subversion: Women and Pop Art 1958 – 1968,"—both supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage—which have won AICA Awards and been reviewed in major publications such as The New York TimesBoston GlobeThe Philadelphia InquirerArtforumArt in AmericaArtnewsArt History and Burlington Magazine, among others.

Anderson Hall
333 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Gallery Hours
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 12 - 5 p.m.

Photo: Matt Mullican (exhibited January 19–February 26, 2016); Courtesy of the artist, Mai 36 Galerie 
Photo credit: Studio LHOOQ

The Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery of the University of the Arts is pleased to present a major installation of work by Julian Hoeber.

Julian Hoeber
Untitled (after Kertész A), 2014
Gouache and graphite on paper
10 x 6 7/8 inches (25.4 x 17.5 centimeters)
Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe

Born in Philadelphia, Hoeber studied art history at Tufts and studio practice at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Hoeber's intelligent and eclectic work reflects his education and concerns. His is a paradoxical practice that literally encompasses perception; both that of the viewer and the artist. Hoeber's objects mimic and are real things in the world such as tables, cabinets and architecture. His canvases reveal both their recto and verso, become concrete objects set into and deconstructing the gallery's white cube walls. Conceptualization, design, making and art history merge.
As such, Hoeber has no signature style; he is adept at and utilizes trompe l'oeil representation as much as more synthetic concrete practices to develop space. Objects and studies are often phenomenologically off-kilter, shifted, elevated, transitional. Paintings show evidence of facture and process, chromatic gradations and entropic sequences. Along the way, Hoeber synthesizes ideas from sources as diverse as Frederich Fröbel, Felix Klein, Nikolaus Pevsner, Frank Stella, Bruce Nauman, and André Kertész.

Hoeber has had seventeen one-person group exhibits since 2002 and participated in over sixty group exhibits worldwide. His works are included in the collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, and Nasher Museum and Sculpture Garden, Dallas, TX; Hammer Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA; The Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, Florida; The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore, Saratoga Springs, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Western Bridge, Seattle, Washington; the Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens Greece; and the Rosenbaum Collection & Friends, Paris, France. Hoeber is represented by Jessica Silverman Gallery and Blum & Poe.

Concept and co-organized by Isabel Lederman

Our exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Curated by Cynthia Nourse Thompson
University of the Arts / The Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery

Dates of Exhibition: Thursday, September 19 - Friday, October 4, 2019

Reception: Saturday, September 21 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Artists include: Donald Baechler, Laurence Barker, Milcah Bassel, Willie Birch, Chuck Close, Gail Deery, Leonardo Drew, Maria Gutierrez, Daniel Heidkamp, Jonathan Lasker, Katherine Mojzsis, Roxy Paine, Juan Sanchez, Kate Shepherd, Jessica Stockholder, Barbara Takenaga, Mary Temple, Mickalene Thomas and Paul Wong.

Studios represented include: The Brodsky Center at PAFA, Dieu Donné, PACE PRINTS

Dates of conference are: Thursday, September 19 - Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Legends and Legacy: Revolutions in Hand Papermaking, presents a rich selection of offerings illustrating the notable and vital developments in the field of modern hand papermaking. The MFA program in Book Arts & Printmaking at the University of the Arts has long maintained national and international recognition in the disciplines of papermaking, printmaking and book arts due to its unique pedagogy and conceptuality, pioneering faculty, and the roles which its students assume upon entering the professional arena. As the current director of the program, my curatorial foundation for this exhibition was to frame in both a physical, historical and visual sense, the context of this art-making discipline as punctuated milestones chronicling its past. Legends and Legacy celebrates the achievements made by contemporary artists who are challenging and redefining themselves by experimenting in a medium previously unknown to many of them. Most remarkable are the professional studios which introduce these artists to the medium of hand papermaking and provide a fostering environment in which to create works that are technically and conceptually diverse; innovative and consistently flawless in craftsmanship; and above all true to each of the artists’ concept and vision.

Having previously worked as a collaborator at the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, now The Brodsky Center at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts [PAFA], and with a background rooted in printmaking and papermaking, I am extremely interested in presenting artists who challenge and defy the traditional notion of “works on or of paper.” The fluid sensibility of the material alone offers unlimited realizations as the foundation for encompassing a variety of techniques, processes, and aesthetics.

Much gratitude is also extended to the master printers, master papermakers, and collaborators— they are the catalysts without whom many of these works would not have transpired. Their skill, commitment to mutualism, and love for the medium are evident in the exceptional works presented in this exhibition. It remains my privilege to have worked professionally for, and with, many of these artists and studios over the years and I warmly thank each for their participation and support of this exhibition. Applause and adulation of Legends and Legacy: Revolutions in Hand Papermaking— are shared among each.

Cynthia Nourse Thompson, Guest Curator


Mickalene Thomas (American, b. 1971)
You're Gonna Give Me the Love I Need, 2010
Collaged handmade paper with silkscreened pigmented paper pulp, pochoir, digital print, and applique of cloth and glitter 24 x 30 inches. Edition of 40.
Published by the Brodsky Center at PAFA, Philadelphia. Collaborating Master Papermaker: Anne Q. McKeown.
Photograph courtesy of the artist and the Brodsky Center at PAFA, Philadelphia, Copyright the artist and the Brodsky Center at PAFA, Philadelphia. Photo by Peter Jacobs.

Dates of Exhibition: Thursday, September 19 - Friday, October 4, 2019

A retrospect of a few of the works by iconic paper maker and sculptor Winifred Lutz in association with the friends of Dard Hunter conference 2019

Dream Dance: The Art of Ed Emshwiller
Dream Dance: The Art of Ed Emshwiller is the first major monographic exhibition of the artist’s groundbreaking work in film, video, and visual art. With an immensely diverse body of creative work, Ed Emshwiller (1925-90) is perhaps one of the most significant yet under-recognized artists of the latter half of the 20th century. An extensive exhibition featuring paintings, illustrations, videos, and archival material is on view at the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery.