Two exhibitions at the Gershman Y offer behind-the-scenes insight into late, legendary artists. In the Borowsky Gallery, there’s JT Waldman’s exhibit “Pekar’s Israel” — inspired by Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me, a memoir by the late Harvey Pekar. Waldman, who illustrated this posthumously published graphic novel by the underground comics icon behind American Splendor, will discuss his experiences working with the man as well as the historical and mythological implications in depicting the Jewish homeland. Meanwhile, in the Open Lens Gallery, photographer Laurie Lambrecht offers a peek into the studio of legendary pop artist Roy Lichtenstein.
Opening reception and talk, Thu., Sept. 13, 6-8 p.m., exhibits through Nov. 18, Galleries at The Gershman Y, 401 South Broad St., 215-545-4400, gershmany.org.