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[This weekend on the artblog Reader Advisor: You can now see “Truther” art at the 9/11 museum; HuffPo helps you match your Matisses to your mantelpieces; and several musically and comedically gifted ladies ask why their art has to be labeled “women’s work”. — the artblog editors] More Met vs. MoMA News: Vanity Fair Heats Up the Discussion, via Vanity Fair Open Relations With Cuba Means Exchange of Art With Major Museums, via NY Times Art and Imprisonment: The Unique Works of Guantanamo Detainees, via Hyperallergic In Discovering Plethora of Looted Works, Italy Lucks Out, via The Guardian 9/11 Museum ... More » »

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Face to face — an unexpected pair of works at Represent at the PMA


[Diana zeroes in on the dialogue between two works at the PMA’s survey of its African-American collection, remarking on the messages implicit in each piece. — the artblog editors] Most of the works of art in the exhibition Represent: 200 Years of African American Art, now on view at the Philadelphia Museum of ... More » »

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Represent showcases 200 years of African-American art at the PMA


[Andrea investigates a varied show of African-American work at the PMA, and hopes it indicates a continuation of the museum’s recent outreach efforts. — the artblog editors] In 2001, the Philadelphia Museum of Art ( PMA) established the African-American Collections Committee to assist in the development of the museum’s collections. A catalog of the ... More » »

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The artblog Reader Advisor


[This week on the new Midweek artblog Reader Advisor: I’m depending on Elon Musk to save humanity–or at least to bring artblog to space; a former CIA officer says the agency supported abstract artists during the Cold War; and procrastinators rejoice! We can now subscribe to infinite magazines.] Missed Murakami at the ... More » »


News post – Drew Leshko at DCCA, Dr. Judith Rodin at Moore, NoseGo returns to Old City, opportunities and more!


News It’s been long enough! NoseGo (Yis Goodwin) returns to Arch Enemy Arts for his first solo hometown show in two years. Invisible Village opens Friday, January 23 and runs through March 1. Moore College of Art and Design is honoring the very deserving Dr. Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation and author of The ... More » »

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Live Comments by Douglas Witmer at Green Line Cafe

[Roberta sees a new kind of display at a cafe in West Philadelphia and grabs a live comment from cafe owner and ... More » »

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Live Comments – October Grand opening of CruxSpace

[First Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, saw the grand opening of CruxSpace, a new media gallery, near Girard and 7th St. I stopped by ... More » »