Arthur Ross Gallery

‘Paths to Freedom’: A new exhibit by John E. Dowell

In a new Arthur Ross Gallery exhibition, Philadelphia artist John E. Dowell imagines attempted escapes by enslaved ancestors through his photographs of North Carolina cotton fields at night. “Paths to Freedom” includes 26 artworks, an installation of fabric panels, and a soundscape.

Louisa Shepard

Five events to watch for in January

Winter welcomes a slew of new performances, lectures, and exhibits to Penn's campus, including the opening of the Arthur Ross Gallery’s latest exhibit, a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., and a walk for wellness.

Brandon Baker



In the News


The New York Times

His first art was graffiti. Now his pottery is in the Met

Ceramicist Robert Lugo curated a show at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery, on view through Dec. 1. The exhibition features his own work and pieces from the ARG’s collection.

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CBS Philadelphia

Philadelphia pottery artist Roberto Lugo

Robert Lugo, whose installation is on view at the Arthur Ross Gallery, was interviewed about using his artwork to engage the local community and challenge popular notions about class, race, and pottery.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

In Philly galleries, three must-see shows for December

The Arthur Ross Gallery is host to “Citizen Salon,” a crowd-sourced exhibition of works chosen by Philadelphia’s art community. The show will be on display through March 24.

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