Coverage of arts in Philadelphia


HABITUS (Ann Hamilton): 2016 Fringe review 78

Colossal curtains beautifully billowing with the breeze, are hanging around, literally, throughout the vast Municipal Pier 9 facility


ARTSHIP OLYMPIA (Philadelphia Sculptors): 2016 Fringe review 39

Museums are always looking for ideas to bring new visitors to aging attractions, and in ARTSHIP OLYMPIA Independence Seaport Museum has found a charming, fringey way.

Brett Mapp all dressed up to Fringe. Photo by Plate 3 Photography.

How to Win at Fringe: Seeing 35 shows with Brett Mapp

Brett Mapp knows his Fringe. His itinerary would be a good starting point for anyone considering what to see.


There’s No Place Like Home: Revolutionary performances by Automatic Arts

The best showcase for new performing arts in Philadelphia gets Revolutionary with an evening of beer and performance at Cliveden


An Interview with Morriah Aleese Young, Creator of BUILDING A WORLD, BUT BUILDING A WORLD FOR WOMEN

We sat down with Morriah to discuss her utopian artscape, feminism, boob-themed carnival games, and Beyonce.

Hokusai's Wave print from the 36 Views series.

In Conversation: Lantern’s panel discussion explores the themes of 36 VIEWS

A panel discussion on “Art-World Movers and Shakers” explores the art-related themes of the Lantern’s production of 36 VIEWS.


LA VERITA (Campagnia Finzi Pasca): Experience the surreal

Choreographer Daniele Finzi Pasca has created an innovative circus-style performance inspired by a Dalí painting.

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[book review] 50 OVER 50 (PS Books)

The newest collection from PS Books, 50 OVER 50, continues the publishing company’s recent trend of showcasing work by female writers and artists.


PIFA Returns: A full schedule of the 2016 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

The 16-day celebration of art showcasing a breadth of local and international performances and installations presented at locations across Philadelphia.

1. PDC Exterior, photo courtesy of Vectorworks

Arts in Sacred Places: Grand opening of the Philadelphia Design Center

A new facility in Philadelphia offers theatrical designers affordable monthly memberships in an accessible co-workspace with state-of-the-arts equipment.


Graffito Works: Improvisation Leading PROCESSION: THE ART OF NORMAN LEWIS (PAFA)

The first comprehensive museum overview of influential artist Norman Lewis opened at PAFA with an improvisational dance performance.


Shhhh: Secret Show at the Painted Bride.

There’s not much I can tell you about the one-night performance at the Painted Bride Art Center on February 9, 2016. The content, performers, and format are a secret to the audience until the performance begins.


Sketching Theater: RIZZO (Theatre Exile)

Artist Aaron Krolikowski provides first-hand accounts of events. Not in words, but in sketch.


Art Exhibit Celebrates Trisha Brown’s Creative Milieu

New exhibit focuses on the choreographic works and also the lesser-known drawings created by dance maker Trisha Brown.


SUITE N˚2 (Encyclopédie de la Parole / Joris Lacoste): 2015 Fringe review 55

Part chorale work, part theater, and part compelling curated art, this peculiarly affecting piece examines the diversity of contemporary communication.

1. DeB 2012, The Parkway, Sean Corbett Photography

Back in White: Philadelphia’s fourth annual DÎNER EN BLANC

The elegant group picnic returns with entertainment by DJ Sabeel Chohan, dance troupe The Canarsie Wobblers, and The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret.


#DigitalFringe: The Fringe Festival gets digital

The 2015 Fringe Festival introduces a new component, Digital Fringe, an online platform where artists working in digital media can share their work.

"Dancing with Lady Luck" by Willow Bader.

Art and Taste of Shabbat: Selections from the collection of Richard Rosenfield at the Old City Jewish Art Center

For forty years, Richard Rosenfeld built up a private collection of art work as he worked as an art dealer. Now, the collection form the center of an exhibition at OCJAC


Shhhhh! C’mere. Have you heard about the Night Market?

“There are so few secrets left in life, I wanted to make something where you can’t put it in a search bar and get it.”

An excellent example of traditional impressionism in Tea Time Abroad by Annie Traquair Lang

The Artist’s Garden (PAFA): Watch the women bloom

A new exhibit steps into the Garden Movement of American art.