Tag: Philadelphia

Philadelphia Museum of Art to Return Shield to Czech Republic – ARTnews.com

The Philadelphia Museum of Art will restitute a 16th-century ceremonial shield that was confiscated by the Nazis during World War II to the Czech Republic. The shield is attributed to Italian Renaissance artist Girolamo di Tommaso da Treviso and depicts a Roman battle scene. It once belonged to Archduke Franz Ferdinand, scholars have recently found, and was later confiscated by the Nazis after the ...

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Met Gala Action, Philadelphia Museum Returns Shield—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines THE MET GALA WAS LAST NIGHT IN NEW YORK, as you may have heard, alighting in September instead of its usual May slot because of the pandemic. The New York Times has a robust look at the scene and the outfits. (The theme: “American independence,” in a nod to the Met’s new show, “In America: ...

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Artist turns South Philadelphia art gallery into Bodega

Behind the gallery is a stockpile of prayer candles (Belladora) painted with religious images of Lugo’s own sly version. His distinctive style is to replace the person’s head with a teddy bear’s head. The soda machine in the corner is covered with graffiti stickers and topped with stacked rolls of toilet paper wrapped in a Lugo-designed package. Sean Lugo designed a rapper for toilet ...

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This Delightful Trick Painting Is a Treasure of Early U.S. Art. Here Are 3 Facts About the Philadelphia Museum’s Beloved Trompe L’oeil

Eighteenth-century American artist Charles Willson Peale is today best remembered for his portraits of Revolutionary War figures, including Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington (of whom he painted some 60 portraits). But Peale’s own interests and talents followed many more unexpected avenues than portraiture alone. Born in 1741 in what is today Maryland, Peale was known in his lifetime as a ...

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Art Cities to Watch 2021: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – ARTnews.com

Long haunted by its reputation as “the sixth borough of New York” (thanks to actually sustainable living conditions and affordable rents), Philadelphia has come into its own of late in terms of historic art institutions and, increasingly, a unique kind of upstart energy. Artists are experimenting with their own gallery-like spaces, new museums are being built, and the pandemic has further fostered a spirit ...

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Gehry-designed expansion of Philadelphia Museum of Art opens – News

A Frank Gehry-designed extension of Philadelphia’s Museum of Art has opened to the public. Gehry was appointed to work on the museum’s “Core Project” in 2006, which includes renovated and newly created space within the museum’s main building.The 90,000 sq ft extension has renovated the museum’s entrance, the Lenfest Hall, created the new public space in the Williams Forum and reopened the Vaulted Walkway, ...

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Bicyclist dies after being struck by car near Philadelphia Art Museum, police say

article PHILADELPHIA - A bicyclist who was clipped by a car and thrown from her bike while crossing Kelly Drive on Sunday morning has died, according to an update from the Philadelphia Police Department.  The unnamed woman was traveling in the bike lane near Spring Garden Street around 11 a.m. when she tried to pass two lanes of traffic and continue riding on the 2400 block of Kelly ...

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Forman Arts Initiative and Philadelphia Foundation Launch Art Works, a New Grant Program to Support Arts and Culture in Greater Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, March 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Forman Arts Initiative (FAI) and Philadelphia Foundation are launching Art Works, a new $3 million grant program for community-based organizations and emerging artists. Art Works is designed to support arts, culture and creativity working in partnership with Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) and other under-served communities. This is the inaugural program from the Forman Arts Initiative and will provide ...

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