The art world needs a grapevine. We provide one each week in our news roundups.
We curate the news each week to reveal the best of what’s going on in Philadelphia. We find the latest job/exhibition/funding opportunities and important tidbits about Philadelphia art and artists and keep you up to date with what’s cooking.
We’re Number 38!!! For what it’s worth, Artblog made it into the top 50 on this list of art blogs. We’re in good company, even though it’s unclear why we are 38th (and not in the top 10, say). I’m sure there’s an algorithm.Read More
I was talking with Gee Wesley (podcast coming up soon) and he mentioned that his new experimental bookstore project Ulises is doing a pop up at Reading Terminal this Friday! Catch them on the 1100 block of Filbert St. between 10AM – 5PM.Read More
Carla Hayden, who has led the Baltimore library system since 1993, will be the first woman and the first African American to lead the Library of Congress since its establishment in 1800. The Library serves as the de facto national library of the United States and is open to anyone over the age of 16 who obtains a reader card.Read More
Penn Humanities Forum each year has surprising and wonderful topics that they plan their program of lectures, movies and events around. This year’s theme is Translation, broadly construed.
Here’s the website that explains the topic. And here’s the lineup of events.
In conjunction with the Penn Humanities events, writer, activist, artist, environmentalist, walker, thought leader Rebecca Solnit gives the Keynote Address for the two-day conference, “An Ectopian Toolkit for the Anthropocene,” April 13-15, 2017.Read More
Because we all need ice cream…Local purveyor of small batch yummies Weckerly’s Ice Cream partnered with the august art collection to create a Barnes-inspired ice cream sandwich, called the “Barnes Ensemble.”Read More
Do you love the Toynbee Tile Mystery like I do? I saw new tiles placed on South Broad St. (at Sansom and Walnut, East side crosswalks) that are so new they’re still mostly covered with the tar coating on top. Here’s a story in Philly Voice. And more about this from our movie review of Resurrect Dead (2011), the great movie by Jon Foy, starring Justin Duerr, which is available on Netflix.Read More
Artblog contributor, Donald Hunt emailed about his participation as an Artist Scholar at the Marian Anderson Historical Society. Donald, who writes about music for Artblog and was our graduate assistant on Artblog’s Artist and Social Responsibility (ASR) project, will perform in a special concert Aug. 27 at the Ethical Society–congratulations, Donald! And for you Daniel de Jesus fans, Donald says Daniel will be playing in the concert as well!Read More
Armchair travelers! I am with you. Longing for travel, I return to pictures of previous trips, like this one of the Rapeseed flowers growing in Germany seen from a speeding TGV train going to Paris. (Rapeseed plants are used to make canola oil.) I told you about the trip in 2013. The colors are somehow cheerful and the suggestion of open space is refreshing for urban eyeballs.Read More
There’s politics in the hot air, which seems like it will never cease (both the hot air and the politics). Be sure to check out what’s available in both, but stay cool, no matter what. Here’s one exhibit that has a good lineup and might be worth getting out for: Truth to Power/Rock the Vote. But I recommend you keep your eyes open for political art on the street, like the Joe Boruchow piece seen below, featured prominently in West Philadelphia.Read More
Artblog Board member, Gilda Kramer and husband Sam Adenbaum discovered a new gallery I am excited to hear about and share with you in case you haven’t heard of it. RASCO Fine Arts shows Latino artists and is a passion project of the owner, explained Lillie Carabello, speaking on behalf of the gallery.Read More
There’s politics in the air and all over the place in Philadelphia. Could be there’s something BIG coming up?
Political art #1 – Kathryn Pannepacker and Rosalind Pichardo invite you to The Memorial Saturday, July 30, noon – 5 PM, at BKG Funeral Home 1125 W. Lehigh Avenue, Philly 19133Read More
The commercial gallery scene in Philadelphia has always been vulnerable and subject to market whims and weak collector base, but maybe the 21st Century model where gallerists forgo spaces, become nomadic and work as curatorial managers on behalf of artists will prove healthy for both the artists and the gallerists. I hope so. Artblog has watched Bridgette Mayer and her gallery grow and adapt and continually refresh over the years. Bridgette, I wish you the best!Read More
Artblog favorite, Anthony (TC) Campuzano, curates a show in his home town of Lansdowne, PA, a Philly suburban town so small you might miss it when driving west out Baltimore Pike. Beyond Cold Polished Stones is a show with a lot of ties to Anthony — his childhood babysitter (and Tyler graduate) is in the show; the architect of his parents’ home is in the show. And on July 4, the artist/curator will be walking in the Lansdowne 4th of July parade — it’s a family tradition (his father is Mayor)Read More
4050 Apartments is a residential project for low-income artists and others.
Once completed, this three-story building will contain 20 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments that offer flexible layouts and large windows. Residents will have access to a community room on the ground floor that will also be a site for arts and educational programming open to the public