Invisible City: Philadelphia and the Vernacular Avant-garde Exhibitions

21 Jan - 4 Apr 2020
Various locations


The University of the Arts, Invisible City: Philadelphia and the Vernacular Avant-garde exhibition, 2019, Gershman Hall. Photo by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Exhibitions at four Philadelphia locations highlight Philadelphia’s significant contributions to visual, literary, and musical culture between 1956 and 1976. Invisible City features key works by major artists of the time period including Denise Scott Brown, Rafael Ferrer, Ray Metzker, Ree Morton, Italo Scanga, and Robert Venturi. The interdisciplinary exhibition will also feature a restaging of Allen Kaprow’s Chicken, reinterpreted by Pew Fellow Alex Da Corte and performed at Gershman Hall, where it premiered in 1962.

The exhibition is on view at:

  • Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Anderson Hall, 333 S. Broad St.
  • Gershman Hall, 401 S. Broad St.
  • Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th St.
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 N. Broad St.

An opening reception and performance will be held on January 30 at Art Alliance.