Panels everywhere, including art history activism and living the art life, Wiki-art+feminism-editathon at Temple, benefit for refugees at UCAL, Pop-up on forgotten Civil Rights heroines at Amalgam, Plus Eye of the Sixties, Dr. Johnetta Cole, Yes And…+Opportunities from Museum Hack and PVLA
The News Post rounds up some good- and useful-sounding discussions, a bunch of activist activities, and some job opportunities via Museum Hack's new Museum.Jobs site. - Artblog Editors



Via The Week Here at Tyler…Living and Sustaining a Creative Life – Friday, March 3, noon, Architecture 104

Tyler Professor Gerard Brown will lead a panel discussion by Sharon Louden, Hrag Vartanian, and Deana Haggag covering a range of topics, including: New roles in industry – such as that of Chief Artistic Officer – which expand beyond traditional, problem-solving positions held by creative workers. Identifying and communicating assets and skills common to the artists studio practice that are useful to mean of creating value for industrial partners. These assets include, among others, the capacity to utilize failure productively, and cultural reciprocity, an acute awareness of the use of cultural exchange for growth. The inherently collaborative nature of artistic disciplines in contrast to myths of individual, autonomous creative work. The ways in which artists, who routinely produce something from nothing, can contribute to the discussion of quantifying success.
Sharon Louden is an artist, educator, advocate for artists, and editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life series of books including The Artist as Culture Producer.

Hrag Vartanian is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic, a publication he created in 2009 in response to the changes in the art world, publishing, and the distribution of information.
Deana Haggag has been the Executive Director of The Contemporary, a nomadic and non-collecting art museum based in Baltimore, MD, since the spring of 2013.
There will be a reception concurrent with the panel discussion. The public is invited. More information here.


Via The Week Here at Tyler…Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon @ Temple Libraries – Friday, March 3
1:30–5:00 PM, Paley Library, Digital Scholarship Center, Drop in at any time!

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is an international communal updating of Wikipedia content on subjects related to art and feminism. Universities and cultural institutions around the city of Philadelphia are hosting edit-a-thons throughout the month of March, where participants will gather in one place to edit, add, and improve Wikipedia entries. Art+Feminism Wikipedia-a-thon improves coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and encourages female editorship. Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are debateable, the effect is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation, creating imbalance in this increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.Register at, arrive with your laptop or device, power cord, and ideas for entries. It’s that simple. We will provide tutorials for beginner Wikipedians, reference materials, and refreshments.

Via Plan Philly…Benefit for Refugees Sunday, March 5, 12:30PM – 3PM, University City Arts League

Come listen and make art for all ages. A commnuity art project to welcome refugees with art created by you. Music for all ages to raise money for the Nationalities Service Center.

-King of Prussia (acoustic punk) Abe OK & Friends (West Philly hip hop) The Persisters Choir
-Nasij: Weaving our Cultures into a Collective Poem by Al Bustan Seeds of Culture
(Students choose a card to learn a new word in Arabic that they can decorate and take home. They make a sentence using this word about their relationship with the city that will be put into a collective poem that will be presented in English and in Arabic)

Suggested donation: adults: $5-10, children free. More information here.

Via Plan Philly…Forgotten Women of the Civil Rights Movement Pop-Up Shop

Saturday, March 4, 10AM – 5PM
@Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse
2578 Frankford Ave. Phila 19125
Superhero Selfies, Raffles and Treats!
More information here

Thrift Element Apparel Co is having their very FIRST Pop Up Shop! Come out to celebrate the release of their new Spring/Summer line.

This line sheds light on the “forgotten” women of the Civil Rights Movement and embodies them as the Superheroes that they are! Join us as we honor the Black Woman and her super powers.

Get there before 3pm to enter the raffle for your chance to win a shirt ! Raffles tickets will be available for $1 each.

ALL SHIRTS ARE $25. They will go fast so get there early!

Yes! And… celebrates their tenth Annual Winter Sort of Thing, a theatrical extravaganza by young people for the whole family at the Venice Island Performing Art Center in Manayunk. Performances are Thursday March 2, Friday March 3, Saturday March 4 at 7PM and 1PM and Sunday March 5 at 1PM.
Tickets from $11-15, with $5 student rush tickets available. Get tickets here.

Artblog friend and Assistant Director of our ASR Project, Maeve Coudrelle, organized a panel/town hall discussion, Art History Activism, Wed. March 8, 6PM – 8PM at ICA, 36th and Sansom. Free

Please join us for a series of presentations and a town hall discussion on the continued relevance of art history in the current political climate. In a time of “alternative facts,” when federal funding for the arts and humanities is in jeopardy, what role do art historians have to play in protest and activism? As those who interpret creative production and (re)write histories, what opportunities for intervention exist for us? We recognize that teaching, researching and curating the history of art are inherently political acts, and hope to provide a forum for mobilization and collaboration across the arts community in this time of crisis.

Our four confirmed speakers are: Catherine Holochwost (LaSalle University), Homay King (Bryn Mawr), Erin Pauwels (Temple University), and James Merle Thomas (Vox Populi). The speaker list may be updated to include several other scholars as they confirm their participation.

Everyone is welcome to attend & join the discussion — not just art historians!! We hope to include the Philadelphia arts and humanities community as a whole in this conversation, as our discipline is shaped and informed by the efforts of all those involved in artistic creation and scholarship in the humanities.

This panel is sponsored by Art History Activism, a group of Philadelphia-based students and faculty from Bryn Mawr College, Drexel University, the Tyler School of Art at Temple University & the University of Pennsylvania.

We thank the Art History department at Temple University for generously sponsoring the reception following the event.

Judith Stein’s book, Eye of the Sixties, is a great book about Richard Bellamy and the Downtown artist-run art scene in NY in the 1960s. Holland Cotter mentions the book in his recent review of an exhibition on the downtown scene of the era. Hear Judith speak about the book this week Thursday, March 2 at Haverford College, Haverford, PA.

Judith Stein on Eye of the Sixties
March 2: Haverford, Pennsylvania
Haverford College
4:15 – 4:30 PM Tea Reception
4:30 – 6:00 PM Lecture sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program.
Chase Auditorium, Haverford College. Haverford, PA.

More good talk, Save the Date. March 22, 2017, Dr. Johnetta Cole, Director of the National Museum of African Art gives the inaugural Susan T. Marks distinguished Lecture

The Arthur Ross Gallery is proud to announce the Susan T. Marx Distinguished Lecture Series that will feature a major and exciting figure (museum director, curator, gallery owner, artist) in the art world to address timely issues in the arts. Through this annual lecture series Susan T. Marx (CW’66) and the Arthur Ross Gallery seek to inspire Penn students across disciplines to develop an interest in or a passion for art and to attract a regional and national audience. Funding for the Susan T. Marx Distinguished Lecture Series is provided by a gift to the University of Pennsylvania from Susan T. Marx to fund the lecture series over the next 5 years.

Dr. Johnetta Cole
Director, National Museum of African Art
March 22, 2017, 6:00 PM
Claudia Cohen Hall, Auditorium G17
249 S. 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Free and Open to the Public. RSVP Required
RSVP Sara Stewart at


New project by Museum Hack – Museum.Jobs

Give them your email address and they give you job listings. Want to post a job? It’s free! In Philadelphia, today, right now, Museum.Jobs lists four full time jobs and an internship. Did you know about them?

Museum Hack is a team of renegade tour guides and experience consultants that create non-traditional, highly interactive, intimate museum experiences. We work with museums around the world to develop programs that engage and retain new audiences and donors. We approach collections with a well-researched, fact-based “reverent irreverence” to reveal the amazing stories in museums and fight “museum fatigue” through storytelling, photo challenges, and engaging activities. We also develop programs customized to the needs of audiences, to ensure that each and every one of our guests actively participates in the creation and meaning of their museum experience.

We are passionate about creating informing and engaging museum experiences as well as being a dedicated resource for everyone because we truly believe that museums are f***ing awesome.

Contact Us:
Postal mail can be sent to: Museum Hack c/o Nick Gray, 27 West 10th St #5, NY NY 10011

Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts presents new seminar series, “The Creative Entrepreneur: Helping Young+Emerging Artists Navigate the Business World”

First session of the series, “Tax Law for Artists + Makers,” is March 10, 2017 from 2-5pm, Chamber of Commerce, 200 S. Broad St., Suite 700. Cost is $20/person. Register at

This business and tax law clinic, entitled An Artful Assessment: Tax Law For Artists + Makers seeks to help artists understand their tax and business responsibilities as the creative minds of Philadelphia. Artists of all kinds will have the opportunity to have 20 minute one-on-one counseling sessions with attorneys in the region regarding their particular business and tax law questions. Artists should take advantage of this unique opportunity to ask attorneys any business and tax related questions they have. Topics attorneys can offer guidance on are entity structures, taxes, forming nonprofits, activity licenses, business expenses, and many more!

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Rachael Nave, Manager of Legal Services, at (215) 790-3822 or

About “The Creative Entrepreneur” Series

The Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (ABC), supported by a prestigious challenge grant from the National Endowment from the Arts (NEA), presents a series of three events designed to bring legal and business expertise to 100+ young and emerging artists in the Philadelphia region, including student communities at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music & Dance and Moore College of Art & Design. Each event will feature: (a) a panel of attorneys to educate artists on critical legal matters affecting their work and (b) a clinic component where volunteer lawyers provide on-site counseling to individual artists. These clinics are an amazing opportunity for artists in different fields to seek guidance on legal issues and learn what their rights are.

Additional Events in “The Creative Entrepreneur” Series

Beats, Lyrics and Licensing: Legal Education for Musicians + Producers location/date TBD

Sartorial Security: Fashion Law for Designers and Brands @ Moore College of Art + Design, April 24, 2017

About The Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia

The Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (ABC) strengthens our creative sector, including arts, culture and for-profit creative businesses, by engaging the business, legal & technology communities, providing capacity-building services, and serving as a thought leader and a convener. ABC, with the support of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, is uniquely positioned to actively connect the creative sector with the business, legal and technology communities.

About The Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

The Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (PVLA) (a program of ABC) provides pro-bono and low cost legal assistance, educational programs, and business counseling to the creative economy. PVLA was founded in 1978 as a nonprofit legal services organization. In March 2008 to broaden the legal assistance available to the cultural community, the services of PVLA were integrated into the Arts & Business Council. Over the years the PVLA program has recruited hundreds of attorneys from Philadelphia and the surrounding region to serve the arts. Volunteer attorneys work on projects such as negotiating performing contracts for actors, dancers and musicians; protecting copyrights, trademarks and patents; preparing by-laws for newly formed nonprofits; negotiating short- and long-term workspace leases and exhibition agreements; securing protection of artwork; and setting up new community-wide arts initiatives, to name a few.



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