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Philly’s Rock Star of Art

Outside a leaky old candy factory in Juniata, the season’s first snowstorm is caking the sidewalk in slush. A fire-engine-red door opens with the push […]

Evelyne Axell’s Ice Cream - painting - 940 px
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Art Museum Painting Removed from Facebook for “Suggestive Content”

The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s International Pop exhibition starts on February 24th. To promote it, an Art Museum staffer posted the image above — Belgian artist Evelyne […]

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Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show kicked off its 39th year with a glitzy gala on Wednesday night. Ellen Caplan, chair of this year’s […]

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The 15 Essential Paintings in PMA’s New American Still Life Exhibition

If you’re an impatient type of person or easily bewildered in art museums, we’ve made things easy for you — with the help of Kathy […]

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Robert Indiana’s AMOR Sculpture Unveiled on Art Museum Steps

Going with the idea of our city being on a world stage while Pope Francis and the World Meeting of Families are in town this week, […]

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84-Year-Old Philly-Born Photographer, Dave Heath, Finally Gets His Due

Photographer Dave Heath’s start in life wasn’t easy, but maybe it provides a clue to understanding his soulful, empathetic and moving body of work, on […]


Stephen Starr Sells Catering Arm

Stephen Starr has sold his Starr Events catering division – a $40 million business – to TrustHouse Services. The deal gives TrustHouse, a top-six contract food […]

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Philadelphia Museum of Art Brings Back Interactive Family Program

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is helping to raise a region of highbrows thanks to the reinstallation of Art Splash. For its third year in […]

City Life

This May Be the Best Response to the Art Museum’s Fake Rainbow Flag Picture

This past Saturday, I wrote about the doctored Philadelphia Museum of Art photo that showed rainbow banners displayed on the iconic building, and the insane […]

City Life

Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Doctored Rainbow Picture Causes Big Confusion

Let’s get this out of the way: It’s fake. The picture of rainbow banners draped from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to celebrate the Supreme Court’s […]

From left: Jennifer Thompson, Curator, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Hannah Henderson, Trustee Emeritus, Board of Trustees, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Sally Sharkey; H. F. "Gerry" Lenfest, Chair Trustee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Gail Harrity, appointed President and COO of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Philadelphia Museum of Art’s “Discovering the Impressionists” Opening Gala

The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art hosted a party celebrating the museum’s new exhibit: “Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New […]

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Philadelphia Museum of Art Puts Its Famous Artworks on the Streets

The Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) has hung 60 replicated masterpieces along Philly city streets, making onlookers across the region do double takes. PMA and the Knight Foundation teamed up […]

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Local Teens Record Audio Tours to Get Youth Interested in Philly’s Museums

Many teenagers would argue that museum tours don’t exactly scream cool … up until now. The Philly museum scene is gaining youth appeal with the […]

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Philadelphia Museum of Art’s New Design Exhibit is Like a Fancy IKEA

This month, the Philadelphia Museum of Art debuts “Northern Lights: Scandinavian Design,” which is running now through October 4th. Here are some objects you’ll see there. Look […]

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Tomorrow is Philadelphia Flag Day, and You Can Celebrate on the Art Museum Steps

We’re willing to bet that you don’t have Philadelphia Flag Day programmed into your iCalendar, but all that might change. Tomorrow, Friday, March 27, is […]