Arts

Coverage of arts in Philadelphia

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Plough’s Passages: New exhibition at Muse Galley

A exhibition of solo painting work by Jean Plough comes to Old City’s Muse Gallery July 31–September 1, 2019

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90 Years of Artists Through Academy of Art University

Academy of Art University has been molding and shaping imaginative minds for 90 years.

Phindie reviewers soberly deliberate a performance.

Art Criticism: How to write a powerful critique

Being an art critic is all about interpreting and reviewing a piece of art so that you can get to the core of what the artist is trying to say.

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Barbies Before the Fact: A dilettante at large sees new exhibitions at the PMA

A dilettante at large considers two exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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A dilettante at large considers Philly After Dark at the Athenaeum

A whimsical and educational show combining images of the city by moonlight, gaslight, electric light, fire and lightning.

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How to Make Your Art Blog Popular Abroad

Don’t stop creating interesting and appealing content

Cherry Street Pier seen from the Race Street Pier. Photo by Chuck Holdeman

Without Peer: The Cherry Street Pier opening is an unqualified success

An anticipated cultural attraction opens along the Delaware River.

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GARDENS SPEAK (Tania El Khoury): 2018 Fringe review

GARDENS SPEAK is a metaphysical experience of death and injustice… and a tangible experience of growth and self-expansion.

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PAPRIKA PLAINS (Natalie Fletcher / Jessica Noel): 2018 Fringe review

Like a Joni Mitchell song, PAPRIKA PLAINS is intimate, artful, and affecting.

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FIGMAGO (Meg Saligman Studio and Brian Sanders’ JUNK): 2018 Fringe review

For those who ever stopped to look up the giant painting on the wall of one of the buildings in Philadelphia and wondered how such an awe-inspiring artwork was created

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VOLTA (Cirque du Soleil): A review in word and images

VOLTA is a performance with both visual play and psychological depth.

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Hip-hop in Dance and Photography: Raphael Xavier exhibits visual art at Dupree Gallery

Out of Time will showcase Xavier’s photography and paintings from the last 20 years. T

till from Wil-o-Wisp (Moiré Installation), 2018, by Rachel Rose (American, born 1986). Video installation with sound, double-lined mesh scrim, carpet, projection screen, and semi-transparent projection scrims. Jointly commissioned and owned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Funding is made possible for the Philadelphia Museum of Art through the Contemporary Art Revolving Fund. Image © 2018 Rachel Rose.

A Dilettante at Large reviews two new shows at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Toby Zinman considers “Rachel Rose: Wil-o-Wisp/The Future Fields Commission” and “Biting Wit and Brazen Folly: British Satirical Prints, 1780s–1830s”

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Art in Sketch: ARTSI at the Sculpture Courtyard

Artsi event on First Friday this April was a chance for audiences to see artists through a different lens.

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How to Survive an Art School

Art school is just not as easy as it sounds.

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Art at Kings Oaks: A weeklong pop-up exhibit

If you only visit one art show this month, make it Bucks County’s Kings Oaks Farm in Newtown

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2017 Barrymore Awards nominations

On August 21, Theatre Philadelphia announced nominees for the 2017 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. Established companies led the day.

"Tall Trees Night" by Celia Resman. Part of her exhibition A Moment Noticed at Gross McCleaf Gallery

Utopias on the Outskirts: Celia Reisman’s suburban landscapes at Gross McCleaf Gallery

Celia Reisman transforms American suburbs into landscapes of the mind in four stages.

THE WIZ (South Philly High): The arts revived in Philadelphia Public Schools

With support from the Public Citizens for Children’s Picasso Project + Youth and the Curtis Institute of Music’s ArtistYear Fellowship Program, the arts are once again being revived in Philadelphia’s public school district.

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The Art of a Show: Creating graphics for an independent theater production

A play with gorgeous graphics for its marketing just looks like it has its shit together. How does that happen?