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Jan 8 2015

2015 Is A Big Year For African-American Art In Philly

Six Special Exhibitions Join The City’s Permanent African & African-American Art Collections

In 2015, Philadelphia museums will mount six major exhibitions featuring some of the most celebrated African-American artists, further adding to the city’s reputation as one of the world’s great art centers. In addition to the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s special exhibition Represent: 200 Years of African American Art, featuring dozens of works from its collections, art lovers can take in the Brandywine Museum of Art’s landmark exhibition Horace Pippin: The Way I See It. Adding to the trove of artistic treasures is As We See It: Selected Works from the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection, coming to The African American Museum

Sep 10 2014

What's Impressive About Philadelphia's Impressionism Collections?

A Major Paul Durand-Ruel Exhibit At The Philadelphia Museum of Art In 2015, Plus Works By Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Cassatt & Others Around Town

In summer 2015, after stints at the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris and the National Gallery in London, an even larger version of the Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting exhibition will make its way to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for its only U.S. showing. On display from June through September 2015, this groundbreaking exhibit will showcase more than 80 impressionist works by some of the genre’s most significant artists: Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas and Alfred Sisley, all supported by the Parisian art dealer Durand-Ruel. While Discovering the Impressionists is

Apr 24 2013

See Philadelphia Artists In Action All Over Town

Even Amateur Artists Can Tap Into Their Creative Energies At City’s Many Galleries & Collectives

In many ways, art making is a spectator sport in Philadelphia, where hundreds of fledgling and established artists work in public view at collective spaces all over town. To spur and promote innovation, artists invite visitors to stop in to watch, learn and participate in order to add their own creative energy to the process. Here’s where art lovers can watch the artistic process take shape in Philly:

Art Makers In Action:

  • The Center for Art in Wood celebrates one of the world’s most ancient artistic mediums by providing residencies for more than 100 international artists. Once a year,

Tagged: Arts & Culture
Nov 10 2011

A Dozen Insider Tips For Touring Philadelphia's Art- & Culture-Filled Benjamin Franklin Parkway

The Scoop On Free Admission Hours, Late-Night Happenings, Behind-the-Scenes Tours & More

The culturally rich Benjamin Franklin Parkway got even richer when the Barnes Foundation debuted its relocated collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings in May 2012, and visitors want to take advantage of the opportunity to visit the many museums and cultural institutions that line the mile-long stretch. Read on for insider tips on how to tour the Parkway, including the scoop on free and discounted admission hours, late-night happenings, behind-the-scenes tours and only-in-Philly experiences.

Money-Saving Tips:

  1. One of the many benefits of the Barnes Foundation’s move to the Ben Franklin Parkway is its ability to provide members

Tagged: Arts & Culture
Jan 27 2013

Philly Galleries Set The Scene For Picture-Perfect Gardens

Art Often Comes With A Side Of Floral Beauty In Philadelphia

Throughout the Philadelphia region, art spills out of galleries and into the great outdoors. Many of the region’s galleries and museums are set amid colorful gardens, quiet woodlands or serene meadows that accentuate the art found on the walls. One of the most anticipated museum openings ever in Philadelphia, the Barnes Foundation—renowned for its monumental collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings—has equally impressive open space and gardens for visitors to enjoy. Despite its expansive 93,000-square-foot new home, the Barnes features intimate settings, including indoor and outdoor gardens that accent its many masterpieces.

Here’s a look at some

Oct 15 2011

Three Artful Days In Philadelphia

The following itinerary is available on

LOCATIONS: Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Avenue of the Arts, Old City in Philadelphia

TRANSPORTATION: Foot, taxi, bus

DURATION: Three days and two nights

TRIP SYNOPSIS: Philadelphia is an art lover’s kind of town—one that’s bursting with beauty on the inside and out. The region boasts one of the country’s top five art museums, the world’s greatest collection of Impressionist works, an internationally lauded public arts initiative and some under-the-radar gems, all waiting to be explored, experienced and pondered at a pace that’s all your own.

Fuel Up

9:00 a.m. – Enjoy breakfast

Jul 15 2012

The Opening Of The Barnes Foundation In Philadelphia Focuses Art World's Attention On The Culturally Rich Ben Franklin Parkway

Visitors Can Curate Their Art Experiences On

When the Barnes Foundation opened to the public in May 2012 (after the collection’s relocation from nearby Merion, Pennsylvania), the already-compelling cultural district along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia became the focus of the art world, and a new interactive website,, helps visitors curate their own plentiful art experiences.

To tell the whole story of the Parkway and the city, a growing list of organizations have partnered for the city’s first-ever coordinated and sustained visual arts marketing campaign called With Art Philadelphia™. Led by the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation and the City of Philadelphia, the $2