CORE Gallery

CORE Gallery—Creators Of Real Experiences—was founded by Student Council in 2020 as the student-managed gallery at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, created to provide the students of PCA&D opportunities to exhibit their creative work while building exhibition history and gallery management experience.

In 2022 this student led exhibition space is available for exhibition proposals by all student groups, organizations, and individuals. Proposals are evaluated by the Director of Exhibitions based on creativity and timing. If selected, exhibitions are curated, installed, and promoted by the artist(s) who submitted their work with the support of the Exhibitions team.

If you have any questions about the Gallery program, please contact gallery@pcad.edu

Current Exhibit

CORE Gallery is currently off view for maintenance.

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Past Exhibits

  • Show and Tell

    Show and Tell introduces new students at PCA&D to the work of their fellow classmates, as well as gives the class of 2022 a chance to show off work related to their senior theses.

    8/16/2021 - 9/17/2021

  • What does PRIDE mean to you?

    This show celebrates the rainbow of gender identities and sexualities of our PCA&D students.

    6/07/2021 - 7/31/2021

  • Kaleidoscope

    Kaleidoscope represents a new perspective of light through reflection.

    4/02/2021 - 4/26/2021

  • Sugar and Spice

    Sugar and Spice is about the importance of the multifacetedness of women. Gentle and Caring. Feisty and Bold. Strong And Courageous. Beautiful and Brave.

    3/01/2021 - 3/31/2021

  • While I Breathe, I Hope

    This exhibition honors Black History Month. It focuses on embracing identity and the lasting impact Black History has on 10 emerging Black artists at PCA&D.

    2/01/2021 - 2/28/2021

  • Per Aspera Ad Astra

    This is a group exhibition featuring the students of PCA&D that highlights the resilience and creative adaptability of the student body.

    1/01/2021 - 1/31/2021

  • Phantasmagoria

    This exhibition contains the most spine-chillingly, bewitchingly, phantasmagoric art.

    10/18/2020 - 12/31/2020

  • Reawakening

    This exhibition reflects the re-opening of our world and artistic transformations that spawn from the global health and social crises.

    9/11/2020 - 10/17/2020

  • The Summer of Takeovers

    Showcasing the potent work of PCA&D students virtually, the participants of the two-week take-overs were selected by a juried process.

    5/01/2020 - 9/10/2020

  • Coming to Terms

    The text-based participatory paper chain installation is, for each senior, a final chance to celebrate all their accomplishments and connections made during their time at PCA&D.

    4/01/2020 - 5/30/2020