News We should have known, what with wall antlers all over Pinterest and blogs falling over themselves teaching you how to make terrariums, it would only be a matter of time before taxidermy emerged from the kitsch-niche and became, besides a morbidly-fascinating AMC show, a weekend activity. The approaching Philadelphia Science Festival is the impetus for Skinned, Stuffed and Mounted: The History, Culture and How-to of Taxidermy, the new joint venture from the Wagner Institute of Science and the Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science. A one-of-a-kind program about the history of taxidermy along with a live demonstration, the day features words from Rachel Poliquin, ... More » »
Michelle Post’s sculptural Tronies will debut as a permanent installation at Grounds for Sculpture this fall. In our podcast the artist tells us how she received the commission and how she conceived of the ten large portrait heads that sit on plinths like a chorus of grumpy citizen jurors waiting for something to pass judgment on. Post, a self-taught artist who has worked in wood engraving as well as sculpture, showed the original prototypes for her commission at DaVinci Art Alliance last fall and that is where we first saw the amusing characters that are vaguely reminiscent of characters drawn by Daumier. Michelle Post spoke with us ... More » »
News Comedy Night @ PhilaMOCA This Saturday, October 1, at 7:00 PM, PhilaMOCA will be the site of I LOVE MITCH HEDBERG: Art for the Late Great Comedian. A number of comedy acts (including comedy by Andrew Jeffrey Wright), refreshments, and artwork are on tap. Special guest Lynn Shawcroft will screen a video of unreleased Mitch Hedberg comedy footage.