Philadelphia art exhibit features Abington instructor

Paintings by Emily Steinberg, lecturer in art at Penn State Abington, are being exhibited through Oct. 27 in the historic Philadelphia Crane Arts Building.

“Theoretically, the paintings draw from an interest in history, biography and personal narrative and are rooted in Western traditions in portrait painting, particularly Michelangelo. They speak to topics of power in domesticity, gender and intimacy,” Steinberg said about the grouping.

Steinberg is a painter and graphic novelist who has shown at 55 Mercer Gallery and The Westbeth Gallery in New York. She also has exhibited at several Philadelphia area sites including The Mangel Gallery, The Borowsky Gallery, The Woodmere Museum of Art and the Michener Museum of Art and in the solo series at the Abington Art Center. Her graphic novel memoir, Graphic Therapy, can be read online at Smith Magazine. Her short comic, "Blogging Towards Oblivion," was included in The Moment (Harper/Collins 2012).

Crane Arts is located at 1400 N. American St. in Philadelphia. The gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. There is a Second Thursday reception with Steinberg from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 11. Admission is free.

For more information on the Art Program at Abington, where Steinberg teaches, go to