Another killer art week in Philadelphia–yippee!!

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Dear artblog readers, it’s another week and here’s a list of more great stuff beyond our wildest ability to cover. But we want you to know:

WEDNESDAY, MAR. 25, 2009

Tyler School of Art, official ribbon cutting
Wednesday, March 25
4:00 PM
Tyler School of Art
2001 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA
The ceremony is followed by a reception and building open house from 5:00-7:00 PM. Event is free and open to all alumni and friends.

ICA Whenever Wednesday: Conversation
Ceramic artist Kathy Butterly with Garth Clark
6:30 pm

THURSDAY, MAR 26, 2009

Haverford College Goes Wild!

Four outstanding artists have fun at Haverford College’s Humanities Council in what sounds like a week of “happenings” The artists are William Pope.L, Nao Bustamante, Harrell Fletcher and Jennifer Delos Reyes. We’re just going to send you to the website because there’s too much cooking. Shout outs in particular to Nao Bustamante’s Red Cross Comfort Station lookalike where she will offer healing, counseling, and creature comforts to everyone that stops in. Thursday is her day, 11 AM – 4 PM. Pope.L is also doing a video shoot that day. We’re especially looking forward to Delos Reye’s DIY student re-enactments of a Fleetwood Mac 1977 album, Rumours LP. We heard that each song has at least 15 groups/individuals signed up to perform it…The college will make CDs of the music. Harrell is basically organizing a bunch of student-led shopping expeditions throughout the Main Line. (click link for more information)

Holy Words

Art meets academics in the synagogue: Peter Barberie and David Stern at Congregation Rodeph Shalom
Thursday, 7 pm. Panel discussion with PMA Photography Curator Barberie and noted Hebrew scholar Stern. In conjunction with the opening of show of text related photos by Zeva Oelbaum.
Opening Reception 8-9 PM

FRIDAY, MAR 27 AND SAT, MAR 28, 2009

To Be or Not To Be — symposium on painting with Libby as a moderator!!!
Fine Arts complex, Rutgers
Room 110, Third St. between Cooper St. and the Ben Franklin Bridge on the Rutgers-Camden Campus
March 27th-March 28th
10 AM – 4:30 PM both days
Symposia Panels held at Rutgers /Camden Cost is $20, $15 for Camden County residents and $10 for students and faculty.

Related exhibits at two locations:
Stedman Art Gallery at Rutgers University
Hopkins House Gallery of Contemporary Art
March 27th- April 25th
The exhibits include artists not usually classified as painters like Amy S. Kauffman and Judith Schaechter, as well as artists clearly classified as painters, like Rebecca Saylor Sack and Margery Amdur (organizer of the events, along with Bruce Garrity).

SATURDAY, MAR 28

It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq
Turner Prize winner and activist artist, Jeremy Deller, comes to town with his RV, towing a blasted out vehicle from Iraq, and wants to hear from you on the war. He’s on a cross-country tour.
Date: March 28, 2009  Time: 10am – 4pm
Free; the public is encouraged to attend
Location: In front of the National Constitution Center (5th and Arch Streets)

Runs concurrently with related all-day symposium (see details at website), Curating and Activism, at Moore College of Art and Design. Also Free and Open to the public.

6:30-8 PM Jeremy Deller will speak at a panel at Slought along with his posse of experts and fellow travelers.

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