Moore College of Art & Design

About the Exhibition

The projects on view at Moore College of Art & Design highlight artists who employ printmaking in patterning and ornamentation of their work, drawing upon the college’s 160-year-long tradition of focus on the fine and applied arts of textile design, graphic design, interior architecture and fashion. The artists—Gunilla Klingberg, Virgil Marti, Paul Morrison, Betsabeé Romero, and Regina Silveira—have created new works or re-imagined existing pieces that reflect the renewed interest in the creative potential of printmaking strategies traditionally used for patterning, wallpaper, and fabrics when applied to contemporary artistic practice.

The environmentally scaled projects wrap walls, cover floors, and obscure windows, transforming the gallery spaces: Gunilla Klingberg’s patterned vinyl spans the windows across the college entrance; Betsabeé Romero’s imprinted tire tracks and carved tires line the walls of Graham Gallery; Regina Silveira’s bold patterns swarm across the floors and climb the walls of the Goldie Paley Gallery; Virgil Marti’s reflective wallpaper illuminates the Window on Race Street by day and night; and Paul Morrison’s 40-foot-long boldly graphic outdoor mural extends the exhibition into the immediate community.

About Moore College of Art & Design

Founded in 1848, Moore College of Art & Design is the first and only visual arts college for women in the United States. Today, Moore provides bachelor of fine arts degrees for women, coeducational graduate programs, as well as programs for youth and continuing education for men and women.

The Galleries at Moore offer new perspectives into the work of established and emerging regional, national, and international contemporary artists and designers. Originally established as a single gallery in 1968, today, the galleries have exhibition spaces throughout Moore’s campus; these include the Goldie Paley Gallery, established in 1983 featuring national and international artists and designers; and the Levy Gallery for the Arts in Philadelphia, which has highlighted established and emerging talent in our community since 1987. Serving the only art and design college for women in the country, The Galleries at Moore have featured a number of groundbreaking exhibitions dedicated to women artists and designers.

Gunilla Klingberg

Virgil Marti
Paul Morrison
Betsabeé Romero
Regina Silveira

Meet the Artists Brunch

January 29th, 10am - 1pm: Join Lorie Mertes, Rochelle F. Levy Director/Chief Curator of The Galleries at Moore and artists Gunilla Klingberg, Virgil Marti and Regina Silviera whose work is on view in The Graphic Unconscious at Moore for an informal gallery talk and tour. Coffee, juice and light breakfast fare will be served.

Venue Information

The Galleries at Moore
Moore College of Art & Design

20th and the Parkway
1916 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103


(215) 965-4027

Monday-Friday 11am–7pm
Saturday 11am-5pm
Closed Sundays and all academic and legal holidays

Free for all exhibitions and public programs

The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design are located at between 19th and 20th Streets on Race, directly across from Aviator Park on The Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Access The Galleries from the College’s main entrance lobby.