This year’s Schomburg Symposium will be in Taller’s brand new building. If you haven’t been up to see it, be prepared to be impressed. The topic is Sports and Blackness, a topic fraught with a difficult history that continues to the present. More information below.Read More
Artblog favorite, Anne Minich, opens two shows at PAFA tomorrow, Feb. 15, 2017 – a show in the PAFA Works on Paper Gallery and a show in the Alumni Gallery, both in the Historic Landmark building. Congratulations, Anne!Read More
If you’re reading this, you probably know that Artblog has been in the Philadelphia community since 2003 and that our mission is to promote discussion of art as an important component in strengthening civic engagement. We are especially committed to broadcasting community voices that are often overlooked and marginalized.
What you may not know is that we welcome letters to the editor. Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “Letter to the Editor” in the Subject line. No anonymous letters, please. Love, Roberta and the Artblog teamRead More
Please join us on Friday, February 3rd, to celebrate the life and generosity of our friend, teacher, mentor, and colleague Nick Kripal, who passed away on September 30th after a brief battle with cancer.Read More
In anniversary news, Drexel is celebrating 125 years, with a show that displays some historic geeky and cool objects, like the Mac computers (shown above) that the school (and some of us geeks) used back in the day. More information at the show’s website. The exhibit is up now through March 19 at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery.Read More
In Jonathan Lyndon Chase’s paintings, faces go from cartoony (masks, he says) to realistic. The subject is the body, the black male body, the black queer body. Jonathan, who got his MFA from PAFA in 2016, is soft-spoken but intense. Easy to talk with and direct in his answers, no BS. Four of his works are in the current Fleisher-Ollman exhibit, Read More
In case you’re not familiar with the “no sitting on the walls” signs in Rittenhouse and the blowback they have received from citizens insulted by the attack on the public space, read Inga Saffron’s comprehensive and broad-thinking piece about private groups and public spaces. And if you want to bring your body to the scene, today at Noon – 1PM is the Sittenhouse Sit-in.Read More
Collective Action – From the Streets Department’s Conrad Benner and friends, a silent auction of donated art to try to raise $20,000 for ten local and national social justice groups. Read more about itRead More
The double bill at the Film Forum will take you 90 minutes. It’s a must-see 90-minutes. The documentaries on Elizabeth Murray, (“Everybody Knows…Elizabeth Murray” by Kristi Zea) and Carmen Herrera (“The 100 Year Show” by Alison Klayman) immerse you in the biographies and studio practices of two great artists who had spark and ideas, worked hard, never gave up, and are examples to us all.Read More
Greg Labold and the Rabble Rousers Mummer’s brigade were featured in a positive and laudatory Philly.com story on Philly.com that ran before the parade on Jan. 1. Then, after the parade, the Rabble Rousers got roundly scolded on Philly.com for their poop emoji skit. I’d call that a true success story. Congratulations, Rabble Rousers!Read More
From our family to yours, Happy Holidays, Everyone!!! We are taking some time to spend with our families but will return with renewed vigor to present the 2016 Liberta awards next week, our signature round up of the weirdness and wonders of the year.
And in case you haven’t made a contribution but want to, our Annual Appeal Campaign is open until Jan. 1, 2017. Show your support and help us keep producing our content! Click the support link.Read More