Special Exhibition • Art/Rock/Revelry • On View July 29

     

 

Art/Rock/Revelry: Artifacts & Oral History from Philadelphia’s Alternative Music & Club Scene of the Late 70s to Mid 80s

On view through September 18, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 6, 2022, 12pm to 5pm

 

Explore Philly’s vibrant era of do-it-yourself spirit and dance-til-you-drop passion through show flyers, posters, zines, photos, recordings, and oral history.

While touring acts saw Philadelphia as a place to warm up before their New York gigs, local artists didn’t shrink in New York’s shadow, but fostered creativity and community in converted warehouses, night clubs, record shops, clothing stores, and college radio—reveling in their independence from the mainstream.

We’re talking punk, post-punk, new wave, no wave, art rock, poetry, fashion, and performance in places like East Side Club, The Hot Club, The Wet Spot, Funk Dungeon, Omni’s, Starlite, Painted Bride…the list goes on and continues to expand throughout the life of the exhibit, as we want to hear from you!

See our display of artifacts from personal collections, listen to the music, watch videos of old performances as well as new interviews with those who were on the scene—artists, musicians, DJs, revelers—and then make your own contribution. We’ll have materials and wall space dedicated to the ongoing documentation of this rich tapestry of Philly music history and culture. Share your story!

Presented in collaboration with Brewerytown Beats, JoeyBruno MusicArchives, Red Pedal Media, and Jere Edmunds, with contributions from Jim Meneses, Bobby Startup, Dennis McHugh, Joe Ankenbrand, Kenn Kweder, Sheva Golkow, Elliott Levin, Rikki Ercoli, Matt Marello, Frank Blank Moriarty, and more! Produced by Alyssa Shea.

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Entry to the reception is covered by a $10 Museum admission ticket. Advance tickets available here; walk-ins welcome.

 

Welcome Worlds comp by Jim Meneses, Futurama Music Festival flyer by Joey Bruno, The Cramps at The Hot Club flyer by Bobby Startup, Photo of Jere Edmunds at The Hot Club

Music at the Neon Museum with Birdie Busch

Join us for our first foray into live music on Friday, June 3rd, from 7pm to 8pm with Philadelphia’s Birdie Busch. Her music pairs wonderfully with our current exhibit, City of Love: Artists Inspired By Philadelphia.

Imagine soaking in neon, art, and music all at once — all for the regular $10 admission. Members, as always, enter for free.

You can pay for admission in advance or pay at the door. A ticket for any time between 4pm and 8pm tonight will get you into the show.

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Broad Street Review Visits City of Love

“When asked what the most impactful piece is, Carter had difficulty pinpointing one piece but shared ‘Bradley Maule’s work is one piece in this show that is about love and loss” and describes how these creative photographs of an intact home that quickly became an empty lot represents an impactful message of the show “you gotta love and cherish before it’s gone.'”

Click here to read the full article about our City of Love exhibit from the Broad Street Review.

City of Love is on view through June 19, 2022.

• Special Exhibition • City of Love On View Thru June 19

City of Love: Artists Inspired By Philadelphia

April 29, 2022 – June 19, 2022

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 30, 2022, 12pm to 5pm

City of Love presents a visual story of the elements that come together to make Philadelphia a special and inspiring place. From paintings to papercuts, this exhibit features 14 local artists showcasing their unique perspectives of Philadelphia through a variety of mediums. See subjects as diverse as the city itself, ranging from abstract portraits of local people to photos of the Schuylkill River from a kayak.

It’s all about love for the great city of Philadelphia.

Featured artists:

Sean9Lugo
Terrill Kevyn Johnson
Tom Judd
Bradley Maule
Olivia Duffy
Mason From Blendini
Jessie Husband
Yeho Bostick
Rosa Leff
Lace In The Moon
Paul Carpenter
Ellie Moniz
Jessica Rogers
Dave Krevolin

Curated by Mason Carter.

 

Pictured work: Race Street by Rosa Leff, Boathouse Row by Jessica Rogers, Pretzel Crochet by Lace in the Moon, Cal Massey by Terrill Kevyn Johnson

• Special Exhibition • Neon Currents On View Jan 28

Neon Currents

January 28, 2022 – March 20, 2022

Neon Currents brings together contemporary work from eight regional neon artists. Entering the world of neon from different pathways, the exhibiting artists include neon glass blowers, designers, and instructors. Simultaneously staged at the Neon Museum of Philadelphia and The Art Trust at Meridian Bank in West Chester, Neon Currents features large installations, mixed media, and sculpture—showcasing the creative, exciting and inspiring ways neon is used beyond the traditional application of signage.

Featured artists: Len Davidson, Alissa Eberle, Eve Hoyt, Danielle James, Victoria Ahmadizadeh Melendez, Fred Musso, Mark Naylor, Haley Ryane Meushaw

Curated by Eve Hoyt.

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Dates & Locations:

• Neon Museum of Philadelphia, 1800 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

  On view through March 20, 2022

Hours: Friday | 4pm – 8pm; Saturday & Sunday | 12pm – 5pm

  Opening Reception: Saturday, February 5, 2022 1pm to 4pm

 

The Art Trust at Meridian Bank, 16 W Market St, West Chester, PA 19382

  On view through February 25, 2022

Hours: Weekdays | 9am – 4:30pm

  Opening Reception: Friday, February 4, 2022 5pm to 8:30pm

thearttrust.org

 

Pictured: Evocations 5 by Mark Naylor, Glitch Candles by Alissa Eberle, For The Young Woman Who Has Everything by Danielle James