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Exhibitions at The Esther M. Klein Art Gallery are selected based on excellence and community interest. The Esther M. Klein Art Gallery changes its exhibitions approximately six to eight times
a year offering the public a diversity of challenging programs. Specific events such as gallery talks, performances, workshops, film screenings and seminars supplement each exhibition adding depth to our programming and furthering our commitment to reach out to the community with FREE art and educational opportunities. All scheduled exhibits serve our mission to promote the vital relationship between art and community.
In addition to our general commitment to diversity in exhibition scheduling The Esther M. Klein Art Gallery pursues several
specific exhibition themes to implement our outreach initiatives:

Art-in-Science Exhibition Series
This series is inspired by The Esther M. Klein Art Gallery's affiliation with the Science Center and offers exhibition opportunities to individuals who explore the artistic and expressive possibilities of technology and science either through solo work or in collaboration with other artists. R. Buckminster Fuller, a past World Resident at the Science Center, initiated the series in the early 1980's with two critically acclaimed exhibits. Past Art-in-Science exhibitions have received generous funding from the National Science Foundation, NASA and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Arts & Community Series
Introduced in 2001, this popular series features grass roots organizations that use art and the creative process in unique
and compelling ways to instill and/or enhance a sense of community under adverse conditions. Arts & Community exhibits showcase the artwork produced by individuals and groups served by the featured organization. Exhibiting organizations will have the full resources of The Esther M. Klein Art Gallery with the aim
of increasing public awareness of the vital relationship between art and community, and the valuable work the exhibiting organization is doing. The Art & Community Series has
featured such organizations as Coalition Ingenu, the Southwest Community Enrichment Center, NewCourtland Elder Services
and Books Through Bars.

Emerging Artists Series
This ongoing series represents The Esther M. Klein Art Gallery's commitment to supporting new and emerging artists from the Philadelphia area by giving them the opportunity to exhibit their work in an established exhibition space and to a diverse audience. Over the past twenty-five years The Esther M. Klein Art Gallery has exhibited the works of many local artists who have since established themselves as prominent artists in the Philadelphia area and abroad.

Annual Student Art Exhibition
Greater Philadelphia Area public school classes and youth organizations regularly visit The Esther M. Klein Art Gallery throughout the year as part of the gallery's Art Outreach Program. School students of all ages take part in gallery tours and hands-on art projects. The Student Exhibition celebrates the creative efforts of all students involved in the Outreach Program art workshops. Student artwork is displayed in the gallery for a month long exhibit each year and an opening reception is held for the young artists, their teachers, and their families.