Exhibitions

OPEN HOURS

The admission to the Schuylkill Center's art gallery at the Visitor Center and our trails is free and open to the public.

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm
Trails and Outdoor Exhibitions are open daily from dawn to dusk. The front gate closes at 5 pm.

Our trails are in part wheelchair accessible. Please consult the Schuylkill Center's trail map for more information. The main Parking lot is open Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm.

ART ON VIEW

Visit our Environmental Art Website for more information about our current exhibitions and event programs. www.schuylkillcenter.org/art/

CURRENT PROJECTS

Companions - mas masarap magkasama
April 16 – August 13, 2022

The multimedia exhibition "Companions" by Filipino-American visual artist Maria Dumlao in collaboration with Filipinx group Bahay215, Nicky Uy and Omar Buenaventura, explores food culture as a vehicle for the human desire for belonging and rooting into a new environment. The exhibition features a series of interactive prints and site-specific installations that open a dialogue about ecology, authorship, and cultural authenticity in today's intertwined environments.

More Information about the exhibition and related event programming HERE

Viewing the World through a Colorful Lens A beautiful impressionistic landscape

Aqua Marooned! (an interactive card game)
November, 2021 – Summer, 2022

We have launched a unique and delightful card game the whole family can play on site. Stroll along our trails while quizzing each other on local plants and animals, composing poems about spaces you encounter, honoring the Lenape peoples who have traditionally stewarded the land—all the while deepening your connection to the natural world around you. Pick up a free deck of cards at our Visitor Center.

This is a collaboration with the performing arts collective Swim Pony.

More Information HERE

Two hands exchanging Aqua Marooned cards

UPCOMING PROJECTS

PAST PROJECTS

Makeba Rainey: LESS IS MORE, The Nature of Letting Go
December 4 – March 26, 2022

The Schuylkill Center presents the solo exhibition “LESS IS MORE: The Nature of Letting Go” by Philadelphia-based visual artist and community organizer Makeba Rainey. Her artwork blends layers of imagery of ancestors, Black Liberation leaders, and local figures from the African-American community. By harvesting from the environmental initiatives and voices in Philadelphia and creating meditative and self-reflective spaces in the gallery and outdoors, Rainey’s artwork will shed light on the practicalities, emotionalities, and resiliencies that sustain Black communities in our metropolis.

More Information about the exhibition and related event programming HERE

Makeba Rainey's LESS IS MORE

Al-Mudhif – A Confluence
June 25 – Summer 2022

Al Mudhif – A Confluence was an outdoor art installation by Sarah Kavage and Yaroub Al-Obaidi and an accompanying exhibition that explored notions of belonging and healing amidst the current moment of careful reconnection. Entirely built out of the invasive wetland grass phragmites, the installation and gallery display provided a welcoming space for intercultural encounters here while offering a critical perspective on global migration of plants and people.

More Information about the exhibition HERE  

A view of Al Mudhif

UNLOCK:Tree Water Land 

July 27 – August 6, 2021

The Schuylkill Center welcomed artist collective Propelled Animals for a two-week performance-in-residency to explore the site-responsive outdoor project UNLOCK: Tree Water Land. UNLOCK builds on the urgent contemporary movements of Black Lives Matter and WATERisLIFE. It centers knowledge and practices from environmental justice, anti-racism, and healing lineages grounded in the body. The collective presented a final performance on Friday, Aug 6, 2021.

More Information about the project HERE  

 

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