February 21, 2024

PHILADELPHIA – The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Advantageous Arts (PAFA) have introduced that the joint exhibition, Rising Solar: Artists in An Unsure America, shall be prolonged at each establishments past its unique October deadline.

The one-of-a-kind exhibition, which invitations friends to affix 20 artists in exploring the themes, points, and realities of the query is the solar rising or setting on the experiment of American democracy will now be on show till December 31, 2023, at PAFA and March 3, 2024, at AAMP. The extension permits for continued fascinated with Rising Solar and its themes into the New Yr and thru Black Historical past Month at AAMP, and the introduction of a brand new exhibition impressed by the works in Rising Solar, Artists as Cultivators, at PAFA. 

An immersive artwork expertise, Rising Solar is a multi-venue exhibition that includes newly commissioned, mixed-media artwork, together with audio recordings, visible projections, full gallery installations, sculptures, and large-scale work, drawings, and prints, from the next artists: John Akomfrah CBE, La Vaughn Belle, Mark Thomas Gibson, Martha Jackson Jarvis, Demetrius Oliver, Dread Scott, Renée Stout, Hank Willis Thomas, and Deborah Willis at AAMP; and Shiva Ahmadi, Tiffany Chung, Lenka Clayton, Petah Coyne, Eamon Ore-Giron, Dyani White Hawk, Alison Saar, Rose B. Simpson, Sheida Soleimani, Wilmer Wilson IV, and Saya Woolfalk at PAFA.(Installations by Coyne, White Hawk, Ore-Giron, Saar, and Woolfalk at PAFA can even be displayed within the new exhibition, Artists as Cultivators.) 

With only a 15-minute stroll separating the 2 museums, AAMP and PAFA have partnered with Philadelphia’s Independence Customer Heart to supply joint, diminished admission tickets to Rising Solar, which can be found to buy on-line by the Philadelphia Customer Heart.

For extra data on Rising Solar: Artists in An Unsure America, together with artist bios, upcoming occasions, tickets, and an interactive exhibit map, go to risingsunphilly.org.

Main help for Rising Solar: Artists in an Unsure America is supplied by The Pew Heart for Arts & Heritage. Management help is supplied by the William Penn Basis. Beneficiant help is supplied by the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts, Julie Jensen Bryan and Robert Bryan, Emily and Mike Cavanagh, Ro and Martin King, Vesna Todorović Sacks and Howard J. Sacks, and Dorothy and Ken Woodcock. Extra help is supplied by Marianne N. Dean, the Lau Longsworth Charitable Fund, Dr. J. Brien and Maggie Murphy, Sandy Norcross, an nameless donor, and donors to the PAFA Particular Exhibitions Fund.