In 2003, Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof launched the artblog with a mission to share their intimate knowledge of Philadelphia's cutting edge art, and to educate and support a community of artists, art lovers, gallerists, critics and academics. The artblog—recognized for excellence twice by Art in America—now is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides a variety of services. Working as a team of writers and support staff, the artblog today is an educational laboratory and online archive generating ideas to connect the public with art. Through artblog's work with students and emerging writers, we are mentoring the next generation of arts entrepreneurs and cultural journalists.


main authors


Roberta Fallon makes art, writes about art and thinks about art probably too much. She’s proud to claim part ownership of THEartblog with her dear friend and long-time collaborator, Libby. As a child in Milwaukee Roberta put on puppet shows in the garage and sold popcorn for a penny and realized she loved an audience but had no head for business. Married to Steve and with three children, Oona, Max and Stella, Roberta has written about art for Philadelphia Weekly, Artnet, Art Review, Art on Paper, Philadelphia Inquirer and Art and Auction, and has taught and been a visiting critic at Tyler School of Art, St. Joseph’s University and Cranbrook Academy of Art. Read posts by Roberta»


Libby Rosof I credit my husband Murray and kids Alex and Minna for making me take popular culture seriously. As for the art, I gave it up in the 10th grade in Brooklyn. I wouldn’t have spent so many years on art or spent all my time writing artblog if not for my good buddy and long-time collaborator Roberta–it’s all her fault. I founded the award-winning publication the Penn Current at the University of Pennsylvania, and I’ve taught in public school, the Journalism Department at Temple University and at Tyler School of Art. Enough already! Read posts by Libby»

andrea kirsh

Andrea Kirsh is an art historian with broad interests and diverse experience, including curatorial work, museum administration, conservation planning, public art administration, writing and university teaching. Since 2006 she has been a regular contributor to Artblog. She has lectured in museums across the country, been active with the College Art Association, and taught graduate and undergraduate students at U. Delaware, Georgetown, and Rutgers, Camden, where she currently directs the minor in Museum Studies. She gets her mail in Philadelphia. Read posts by Andrea»

additional contributors

Past contributors (under construction):
  • adriana rabinovitch
  • alison mcmenamin
  • alaina mabaso
  • ali blum
  • ann northrup
  • annette monnier
  • becca kantor
  • becky hunter
  • ben meyer
  • blaise tobia
  • brent burket
  • brittany papale
  • cari gadamus
  • catherine sirizzotti
  • charlotte schatz
  • clarissa shanahan
  • corey armpriester
  • daniel forrest hoffman
  • dashiell farewell
  • david mcclelland
  • david muenzer
  • deb miller
  • dennis d'alesandro
  • diana jih
  • elisa ludwig
  • emily friedman
  • emmy thelander
  • erica minutella
  • jacob hellman
  • jayne helfrick
  • jennnifer hallden-abberton
  • john vick
  • joshua weibley
  • judith stein
  • julian phillips
  • k-fai steele
  • kaitlin pomerantz
  • kathleen vaccaro
  • kelani nichole
  • laura adams
  • lee arnold
  • liz kelley
  • maegan arthurs
  • maeve griffin
  • mari shaw
  • marjorie grigonis
  • mei-ling hom
  • michael andre
  • minna dubin
  • mireille guy
  • montana torrey
  • sam newhouse
  • samantha jauch
  • stefan zebrowski-rubin
  • susan hagen
  • thomas devaney
  • tiernan alexander
  • virginia maksymowicz

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