Sep. 5 - Sept. 13
5212 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19139
Free, donation accepted
Part of Francesca Montanile Lyon’s Conjuring Joy at the Bride residency: learn more here.

Content warning: Some of this work contains nudity and deals with sexuality.

Free and open for view:

  • Thu, Sep. 5: 12-5pm
  • Fri, Sep. 6: 12-8pm (open workshop 5-8pm)
  • Sat, Sep. 7: 12-3pm (open workshop 12-3pm)
  • Mon, Sep. 9 – Fri, Sep. 13: 12-5pm daily

1001 Unread Messages is a gallery featuring the work of Francesca Montanile Lyons that explores digital intimacy and communication.

The gallery also includes the work of local community members through Francesca’s free Open Art-Making Workshops in the space.

We spend a lot of time on our phones, and there’s an understandable anxiety around this. What is all this screen time doing to us? To our ability to connect? These are valid questions, but rather than immediately dismissing the time we spend on phones – what if we look at it with tenderness? What can it teach us about how we connect and what we value? What can these small, palm-sized universes teach us about ourselves?


  • The venue is indoors and wheelchair accessible with chairs available. Please reach out to Communications Manager Mary (mary (at) paintedbride.org) with any specific accessibility needs.
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