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Dana Hargrove, (Scottish, b. 1975; active in the United States), The Multis, 2014, Ink and gesso on cardboard, Dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artist and Bridgette Mayer Gallery.

News Here’s a peek at Gravers Lane’s first show in their new space!  Featuring the works of Rick Beck, Anne Currier, Daryls Ewoldt, James McNabb, Paula Winokur, Robert Winokur and Joël Urruty, it’s a beautiful welcome into the new home. The show runs April 15-May 30, 2015. On April 27, Slought is hosting “Ghost stories,” a film screening and conversation. Taking on the politics of urban renewal, the program features Keg de Souza’s documentary film “If There’s Something Strange In Your Neighborhood…” and a conversation between de Souza in dialogue with Rahul Mukherjee of Penn Cinema Studies. The entire event runs from 6:30-8pm, and is well worth checking out. For those eager ... More » »

Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea

Jazz icons Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea unite for intimate duo concert


[Donald gets a chance to see two of his idols live. — the artblog editors] When I heard that Herbie Hancock AND Chick Corea were touring the world with a stop at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music on April 11, I dashed at the chance to see this concert. When just one of ... More » »

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Image via The Fader.

The artblog Reader Advisor


[This month’s Reader Advisor posts are brought to you by our guest editors, the Nicola Midnight St. Claire, or Nicola, as she sometimes likes to be called. Today: Several ways to “optimize your flesh prison”; someone finally made an album of all the people noodling around at Guitar Center; and one lawyer goes after ... More » »

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And the Word Is… at Gershman Y


[A.M. reviews a religion-based show that takes on major themes in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, offering hefty, personal pieces as well as lighter, wittier works. — the artblog editors] And the Word Is… exhibition has a second life at the Gershman Y in Philadelphia. This project was first presented at the DCCA ... More » »

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Jayson Musson creative project “Jamel” debuts Episode 2 today!


(This just in from Laris Kreslins, producer of the Jayson Musson creative project Jamel, a video series featuring the adventures of a Time Traveling B-Boy! Episode 2 premiers today at the TriBeCa Digital Shorts Program online.  In this new episode, Jamel has a dance-off with Abraham Lincoln on a fateful day in 1865. Check both Episodes ... More » »


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Beauty ban — First Friday recap by the St. Claire

[If you had a hard time getting out and about on Friday, April 3, we’ve got you covered! St. Claire editors and ... More » »


From the vault: Matt Kalasky on artblog radio

[Curious about who’s editing artblog this month? Meet Matt Kalasky, one of the minds behind The Nicola Midnight St. Claire. Matt is ... More » »