Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) http://wrti.org en Frank Gehry's Plan for the Transformation of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Iconic Building http://wrti.org/post/frank-gehrys-plan-transformation-philadelphia-museum-arts-iconic-building <p></p><p>After more than a decade of planning, <strong>The Philadelphia Museum of Art</strong> is unveiling a blueprint for a major, multi-phase renovation and expansion designed by renowned architect <strong>Frank Gehry</strong>. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the transformation of the iconic structure will be nearly invisible from the outside.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:54:45 +0000 Susan Lewis 7424 at http://wrti.org Frank Gehry's Plan for the Transformation of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Iconic Building Continually Collecting: The Philadelphia Museum Of Art's Wide Range Of Works http://wrti.org/post/continually-collecting-philadelphia-museum-arts-wide-range-works <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Over the years, the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s collection has grown to as many as 250 thousand objects.&nbsp; As </span>WRTI’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Susan Lewis reports, a special exhibition highlights recent acquisitions that reflect the variety of the museum’s holdings.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/791.html"><em><strong>First Look: Collecting for Philadelphia</strong></em></a> runs through September 8th. In addition to the approximately 125 objects on view in the First Look gallery, several hundred other new acquisitions on view in the permanent galleries are identified with First Look labels.</p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:23:19 +0000 Susan Lewis 6185 at http://wrti.org Continually Collecting: The Philadelphia Museum Of Art's Wide Range Of Works Golf: Painting It & Playing It In Victorian Britain http://wrti.org/post/golf-painting-it-playing-it-victorian-britain <p>The modern game of golf comes from Scotland, where in the mid 19th century it also became a subject for artists. WRTI’s Susan Lewis considers the relationship between art and golf in Victorian Great Britain, as a Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition spotlights an 1847 masterwork: <em>The Golfers.</em> Museum Curator of European Painting Before 1900 Jennifer Thompson says the large painting is one of the most celebrated in the genre.</p><p><a href="http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/782.html" target="_blank"><strong><em>The Art of Golf</em> runs through July 7th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.</strong></a></p><p></p><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 03:30:40 +0000 Susan Lewis 5313 at http://wrti.org Golf: Painting It & Playing It In Victorian Britain Great and Mighty Things: Outsider Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art http://wrti.org/post/great-and-mighty-things-outsider-art-philadelphia-museum-art <p><span style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">The term "outsider art" came into use in the early&nbsp;</span>1970s<span style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;from a French description for unrefined art. As&nbsp;</span>WRTI’s<span style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;Jim Cotter reports, the preferred term today is “self-taught,” and a single collection of such work is the focus of a <a href="http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/768.html" target="_blank"><strong>new, major exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.</strong></a></span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 11:01:00 +0000 Jim Cotter 5203 at http://wrti.org Great and Mighty Things: Outsider Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Art Review: SHIPWRECK! Winslow Homer and 'The Life Line' http://wrti.org/post/art-review-shipwreck-winslow-homer-and-life-line <p>WRTI's Lesley Valdes provides the back story of Winslow Homer's <strong><em><a href="http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/749.html" target="_blank">The Life Line</a></em></strong>, which is on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in a special exhibition that runs from September 22 - December 16, 2012.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 17:00:57 +0000 Lesley Valdes 4467 at http://wrti.org Art Review: SHIPWRECK! Winslow Homer and 'The Life Line' Visions of Arcadia at the Philadelphia Museum of Art http://wrti.org/post/visions-arcadia-philadelphia-museum-art-0 <p>A summertime exhibition&nbsp;explores the centuries-old idea of a utopian place&nbsp;called Arcadia and how it influenced some of the&nbsp;key figures in&nbsp;the development of modern art.&nbsp;<em>Gauguin, Cezanne,&nbsp;Matisse: Visions&nbsp;of Arcadia</em> is at the Philadelphia Museum of&nbsp;Art through&nbsp;September&nbsp;3rd.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 11:27:00 +0000 Susan Lewis 4070 at http://wrti.org Visions of Arcadia at the Philadelphia Museum of Art VISIONS OF ARCADIA at the Philadelphia Museum of Art http://wrti.org/post/visions-arcadia-philadelphia-museum-art <p>WRTI&#39;s Susan Lewis explores how the idea of &quot;utopia&quot; captivated the imaginations of&nbsp;early 20th-century artists, as the Philadelphia Museum of Art opens its new exhibition: <em>Gauguin, Cezanne, Matisse: Visions of Arcadia</em>.</p> Sat, 23 Jun 2012 17:02:28 +0000 Susan Lewis 4046 at http://wrti.org VISIONS OF ARCADIA at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Van Gogh Up Close at the Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Artist Depicting Nature in a New Way http://wrti.org/post/van-gogh-close-philadelphia-museum-art-artist-depicting-nature-new-way <p class="legacy-byline">During the final years of Vincent van Gogh&#39;s life, the artist produced some of the most original works of his career; works that dramatically altered the course of modern painting. WRTI&#39;s Susan Lewis considers this period of van Gogh&#39;s career - when he created still lifes and landscapes in an entirely new way.</p> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 13:25:22 +0000 Susan Lewis 3410 at http://wrti.org Van Gogh Up Close at the Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Artist Depicting Nature in a New Way Composer Steve Mackey's TONIC--VAN GOGH UP CLOSE--Producer of THE MOUSETRAP Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen http://wrti.org/post/composer-steve-mackeys-tonic-van-gogh-close-producer-mousetrap-sir-stephen-waley-cohen <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles composer Steve Mackey as the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia readies the world premiere of Mackey&#39;s <i>Tonic</i>.<br /><br />Susan Lewis takes us to <i>Van Gogh Up Close</i> at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.<br /><br />Jim Cotter speaks with Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen, worldwide producer of <i>The Mousetrap</i>. The Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia is presenting its production of the longest-running play in history though March 4th.</p><p class="legacy-audio-url">More Information:</p> Sat, 11 Feb 2012 19:09:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns & David Patrick Stearns 3259 at http://wrti.org Composer Steve Mackey's TONIC--VAN GOGH UP CLOSE--Producer of THE MOUSETRAP Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen Mezzo-Soprano Susan Graham--Artist and Designer Roberto Capucci http://wrti.org/post/mezzo-soprano-susan-graham-artist-and-designer-roberto-capucci <p>The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns profiles the world-renowned mezzo-soprano Susan Graham. She's featured in concert performances of the Berlioz masterpiece <i>The Damnation of Faust</i> with the Philadelphia Orchestra on May 27th and 28th.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers the Italian artist and designer Roberto Capucci, whose work is now on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.</p> Sat, 21 May 2011 20:06:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis 2541 at http://wrti.org Mezzo-Soprano Susan Graham--Artist and Designer Roberto Capucci