Tom Chimes: Adventures in 'Pataphysics

Philadelphia Museum of Art



Tom Chimes: Adventures in ‘Pataphysics, installation view.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art's presentation of Tom Chimes: Adventures in 'Pataphysics was the first comprehensive exhibition to examine the work of this distinguished, but under-recognized, Philadelphia artist. Consisting of approximately 100 paintings and works on paper—many previously unseen—the exhibition connected Chimes' images with extensive biographical and archival material, while revealing his remarkable ability to periodically reinvent himself. An accompanying publication and a wide range of on-site programs complemented the exhibition.