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Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Impressionists and Philadelphia

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
Lev Raphael

I hadn't been to Philadelphia in so long that I couldn't even pin down the date, but when I heard about the Impressionists exhibition at the Art Museum, and its focus on their indefatigable cheerleader and art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, I knew I had to go.

European Vacation -- in Philadelphia!

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.16.2015 | Travel
Lev Raphael

Of course it felt a bit like an outpost of the gorgeous museum in Paris -- but without seeming imitative or second best. This museum had its own special grace and logic.


Marion Leary | Posted 07.14.2015 | Travel
Marion Leary

Philly is the underdog city, we are scrappy, we never give up, and we have heart. That is why we are now winning the match against other East Coast cities. Can you hear it?

A Conversation With Amaranth Ehrenhalt

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.07.2015 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Regardless of what the curators and "decision-makers" of today's art scene are looking for, Amaranth Ehrenhalt is not waiting for anyone's validation. "I know what I want to do," she said resolutely, "and I'm my own best critic."

Paris Journal: Marcel Duchamp. La Penture, Meme

Francis Levy | Posted 12.15.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

In Duchamp's eyes, eroticism was as much of a movement as expression and cubism. Besides unifying the concerns of Duchamp's career, the exhibition of early work also demonstrates one of the reasons that the artist may have given up painting.

Joe Van Brussel

A Magazine Article Inspired This Couple To Quit The City And Reimagine Their Lives | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Nine years ago, Nicolle Crist and Rich Gallagher decided they'd had enough of city life. Both were born and raised in Philadelphia and until 2005, ...

One Famous Architect Is Taking On Philadelphia's Iconic 'Rocky' Staircase

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Traditionalists can rest easy knowing architect Frank Gehry's vision for the Philadelphia Museum of Art does not include wrappin...

On the "A" w/Souleo: Patrick Kelly's Fashion Legacy Lives On Through Buttons and Bananas

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 07.01.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Now that's how you make a splash for a worthy cause.

10 Classic Artworks Made Infinitely Better By The Presence Of Santa Claus

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 12.18.2013 | Arts

The idea is simple: find a famous and inspirational work of art and superimpose Santa Claus into the piece. That's the recipe for artist and photograp...

Rembrandt, Jews and Jesus: Putting Judaism Back in the Picture

Bernard Starr | Posted 10.19.2013 | Arts
Bernard Starr

The artworks of Medieval and Renaissance painters will stand forever as masterpieces. But there are omissions and misrepresentations of biblical history in the depictions and content, which enormously impact the Christianity and Judaism divide.

July 4th Panic in Philly: Anxiety Amidst Our Hopeful Festivities

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics
SaraKay Smullens

July 4th has been an extraordinarily big party day in Philly, and this year was no exception. Still this year was different. Though celebrants tried not to focus on fear, recent horrors in Boston, compounded by the seemingly intractable divisions in our country, were surely on our minds.

Jerry Pinkney Day Is Almost Here

Posted 06.20.2013 | Arts

This June 26, why not join in with the rest of Philadelphia to celebrate Jerry Pinkney day, which honors the illustrator responsible for bringing lege...

Francesco Clemente's Painted Poems

J. Michael Welton | Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

He was a friend of Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, and close to Andy Warhol too, painting alongside the Pop master in the 1980s with Jen-Michel Basquiat. B...

Joseph Cornell's Amazing Manual of Marvels (PHOTOS)

Jane Chafin | Posted 11.28.2012 | Arts
Jane Chafin


Religious Salvation And Winslow Homer's 'Shipwreck'

Menachem Wecker | Posted 12.13.2012 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

Even as Homer seemed to have grappled with important, sweeping religious questions in his work, he also clearly intended viewers to get lost in the details.

WATCH: Yo Adrienne, This Prank Is Awesome

Posted 10.04.2012 | Comedy

Admit it: Pretty much any music from "Rocky" can make any given actively roughly 74% more triumphant. There are few images more inspiration than the i...

Rodin Museum In Philly To Reopen After Renovations

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 09.11.2012 | Arts

PHILADELPHIA — The Rodin Museum, a little jewel box of a building surrounded by formal gardens and showcasing the French artist's monumental scu...

Making the Best of the "Blockbuster"

MutualArt | Posted 08.21.2012 | Arts

Should exhibitions cater to the masses with monolithic shows featuring blue-chip artists and a shiny new line of gift shop merchandise, or should they present a novel intellectual and aesthetic experience?

Philly Up Close And Personal

Posted 04.20.2012 | Arts

Zoe Strauss was given a camera for her 30th birthday. Even before she had the device, however, Strauss had a vision for a project that would present p...

Tattoos: An Oddly Recession-Proof Industry

Daily Finance | Loren Berlin | Posted 09.14.2011 | Business

In today's challenging economy, when unemployment continues to hover near 9%, people are also choosing to remove tattoos to appeal to potential employ...

AICA Awards 2011: Establishing a Narrative

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 06.04.2011 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

If the AICA critics failed to recognize exhibitions that illuminated human consciousness as the catalyst to the creation of art, it is because narrative is not an acceptable approach to curation.

City of Brother-Lee Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Yes, it's a good time to be a Philadelphia sports' fan and the area is rejoicing this holiday season by welcoming back a favorite son. For Cliff Lee and his family, the feeling is mutual.

The Gross Clinic's Startling Restoration: Before-and-After Photos of Eakins' Masterpiece

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

Thomas Eakins' celebrated "The Gross Clinic" has just been returned to public view on Saturday after a startlingly transformative restoration overseen by Mark Tucker.