The best fall exhibits in Philadelphia art museums
By Thomas Hine
Usually you go to a museum to see the work of multiple artists. Increasingly, though, as mega retrospectives swell and metastasize, you need to go to multiple museums to see the work of one artist.
This season brings what is likely the biggest such show to be seen here, the mammoth Jasper Johns 500-work retrospective, which will be shared by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
Meanwhile, the beloved Philadelphia artist and educator Larry Day (1921-98) will be the focus of three shows: His figurative art will be shown at Woodmere Art Museum, his abstractions at the University of the Arts, and architecture and cityscapes at Arcadia University.
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