Uncover the untold story of Monet, Renoir, Manet, Degas, Pissarro, and their visionary art dealer and champion, Paul Durand-Ruel. Despite its popularity today, Impressionism was not immediately embraced by collectors, dealers, or the public. An important figure in the rise of the Impressionists is Paul Durand-Ruel, a visionary Parisian art dealer who enthusiastically championed their [...]
If you’ve been to the Philadelphia Zoo recently you have probably noticed the mesh trails around and above the zoo grounds. Who can miss a big cat walking above their head?! These mesh trails are part of first-of-its-kind Zoo360 animal exploration trails, a campus-wide network of see-through mesh trails that offer guests a truly unique [...]
Earlier this month the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 and The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program announced plans to create a mural, sponsored by Wells Fargo & Company, honoring the World Meeting of Families and the historic visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia in September 2015. Inspired by the theme of the World Meeting of [...]
For many, the death of a pet can be akin to the passing of a close family member. "Owning a dog always ended with this sadness because dogs just don't live as long as people do," John Grogan, author of Marley and Me, wrote in a memoir about his infamously misbehaving pup. But one photographer in [...]
The Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority's Expansion Art Acquisition Project, a 60-day “Open Call” competition to acquire more than $1.2 million in original works by Pennsylvania-based artists, asks for submissions by March 2, 2015. The project started in March 2011 when the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority expanded its building by 62 percent, making it the 14th [...]
The world’s largest display of LEGO art is debuting at the Franklin Institute on Saturday, February 7. The captivating exhibit, The Art of the Brick, features 100 incredible works of art made from millions of one of the most recognizable toys in the work – LEGOs! The critically acclaimed collection of creative and inspiring pieces [...]
Picture the collision of people, landscapes, and architecture that give Philadelphia its unique essence—the hustle and bustle, the tranquility, community, isolation. Capture the heartbeat of Philadelphia through the photographer’s eye. Now through February 20, the Mt. Airy Art Garage - a nonprofit Arts Hub founded and driven by a dynamic group of professional artists [...]
CRAFT PHILA: Liberty Bell is holding its first Fall show on Saturday, September 13th from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.and Sunday, September 14th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Presented at the epicenter of American History, surrounded by iconic monuments and greenery, the outdoor juried art fair is staged adjacent to the Liberty Bell Pavilion and Independence Mall. On [...]
Summer sunsets in the city are always breath taking. The way the light shines through the buildings or along the river always make for spectacular views. We love this peaceful shot from reader Chris.
This week's photo of the week is brought to you by Radio DJ Nik the Web Chick (Mix 106's, q102, Radio 104.5) from Radio 104.5's Block Party this weekend. Follow Nik on instagram!