Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) http://wrti.org en The Future's Finest Fine Artists http://wrti.org/post/futures-finest-fine-artists <p>This week, America’s oldest art school and museum will - for the 112th time - display the finest work by its newest graduates. As WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, the show is also where "in-the-know" collectors and dealers come to discover the stars of tomorrow.</p><p><a href="http://www.pafa.edu/ase/" target="_blank"><strong>The 112<sup>th</sup> Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Annual Student Exhibition runs through June 2nd. </strong></a></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUIXvJ1QgLbmt172gaWtt2KQ&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;v=G_hGnX5u_6g</p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 02:25:09 +0000 Jim Cotter 5496 at http://wrti.org The Future's Finest Fine Artists PAFA Explores The Female Gaze http://wrti.org/post/pafa-explores-female-gaze <p>Artist Linda Lee Alter began collecting art by women in the mid 1980s after finding a dearth of female artists represented in museums and galleries. She collected a variety of art in different styles and media, and in 2010 donated approximately 500 works to Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. <a href="http://www.pafa.org/femalegaze/" target="_blank"><strong>Now on view at PAFA, <em>The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World,</em> is an exhibition of nearly 250 works from the collection.&nbsp;</strong></a></p><p>Be sure to check out a companion exhibition opening at PAFA on Saturday, January 12th:<a href="http://www.pafa.org/museum/Exhibitions/Upcoming-Exhibitions/Modern-Women-at-PAFA-From-Cassatt-to-O-Keeffe/1390/"><em><strong> Modern Women at PAFA: From Cassatt to O'Keeffe</strong></em></a>.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 00:50:52 +0000 Susan Lewis 4959 at http://wrti.org PAFA Explores The Female Gaze Lewis Tanner Moore--Dolce Suono's Pierrot Lunaire--Villanova Theatre's Tina Howe's Museum http://wrti.org/post/lewis-tanner-moore-dolce-suonos-pierrot-lunaire-villanova-theatres-tina-howes-museum <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Lewis Tanner Moore. The renowned local arts collector is the grand nephew of Henry Ossawa Tanner the subject of a major retrospective at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.</p><p><br />David Patrick Stearns previews a Dolce Suono concert featuring Arnold Schoenberg&#39;s <em>Pierrot Lunaire,</em> one of the most influential pieces of the 20th century.</p> Sat, 04 Feb 2012 20:50:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & David Patrick Stearns 3220 at http://wrti.org Lewis Tanner Moore--Dolce Suono's Pierrot Lunaire--Villanova Theatre's Tina Howe's Museum Phila. Orchestra's Simulcast Concert with Lang Lang--here. at PAFA--Tristin Lowe at PMA http://wrti.org/post/phila-orchestras-simulcast-concert-lang-lang-here-pafa-tristin-lowe-pma <p>David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to an internationally simulcast Philadelphia Orchestra concert featuring the superstar Chinese pianist Lang Lang.</p> <p>Susan Lewis looks at <i>here.</i>, a new exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts exploring the sense of place in the work of artists from six different U.S. regions.</p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Philadelphia contemporary artist Tristin Lowe. His <i>Under the Influence</i>, an installation comprised of two interconnected works, goes on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on October 22nd.</p> Sat, 22 Oct 2011 17:58:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns 2627 at http://wrti.org Phila. Orchestra's Simulcast Concert with Lang Lang--here. at PAFA--Tristin Lowe at PMA Sculptor Claes Oldenburg--"George Washington"--Composer James MacMillan--Re-beginning, Atwater Kent http://wrti.org/post/sculptor-claes-oldenburg-george-washington-composer-james-macmillan-re-beginning-atwater-kent <p>A conversation with Claes Oldenburg. The world-renowned sculptor's centerpiece for Lenfest Plaza, the new civic space at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, is being installed on August 20th.</p> <p>Susan Lewis takes us to two exhibitions at the National Constitution Center that explore "the real" George Washington.</p> <p>The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns profiles the Scottish composer James MacMillan.</p> <p>And we speak with Charles Croce, the CEO of Philadelphia's City Museum - the revamped and renamed Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent.</p> Sat, 20 Aug 2011 15:59:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns 2587 at http://wrti.org Sculptor Claes Oldenburg--"George Washington"--Composer James MacMillan--Re-beginning, Atwater Kent Dolce Suono's Mahler 100/ Schoenberg 60 Project--Phila.'s Society Hill Playhouse--Claes Oldenburg http://wrti.org/post/dolce-suonos-mahler-100-schoenberg-60-project-philas-society-hill-playhouse-claes-oldenburg <p>David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to the first performances in Dolce Suono's two-year long <i>Mahler 100/ Schoenberg 60 Project</i>.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers the people and passion behind the long-running Society Hill Playhouse, founded on 8th Street in Philadelphia in 1959.</p> <p>As work continues on Lenfest Plaza at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, we listen back to an interview with Claes Oldenburg. The world-renowned sculptor is creating a centerpiece for the new civic space.</p> Sat, 07 May 2011 20:18:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns, Susan Lewis & Jim Cotter 2531 at http://wrti.org Dolce Suono's Mahler 100/ Schoenberg 60 Project--Phila.'s Society Hill Playhouse--Claes Oldenburg Narcissus in the Studio: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits at PAFA http://wrti.org/post/narcissus-studio-artist-portraits-and-self-portraits-pafa <p>With today's technology, many people introduce themselves to the world by posting self-portraits online. WRTI's Susan Lewis considers how artists represent themselves.</p> Sun, 12 Dec 2010 21:35:17 +0000 Susan Lewis 3368 at http://wrti.org Narcissus in the Studio: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits at PAFA Landscape Architect Kim Wilkie--Portraits at PAFA--Art Sleuth Robert Wittman--Baltic Composers http://wrti.org/post/landscape-architect-kim-wilkie-portraits-pafa-art-sleuth-robert-wittman-baltic-composers <p>A conversation with landscape architect Kim Wilkie - the designer of Longwood Gardens' new East Conservatory Plaza.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers artists' self portraits and artistic identity with a visit to an exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.</p> <p>We speak with Robert Wittman. He writes of his years as head of the FBI's Art-Crime Team in <i>Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures</i>.</p> <p>And David Patrick Stearns explores the growing international reputation of Baltic composers.</p> Sat, 27 Nov 2010 18:14:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns 2450 at http://wrti.org Landscape Architect Kim Wilkie--Portraits at PAFA--Art Sleuth Robert Wittman--Baltic Composers PA Ballet's Roy Kaiser--Berlin Phil.: Yannick Nezet-Seguin--Portraits at PAFA--Piffaro Preview http://wrti.org/post/pa-ballets-roy-kaiser-berlin-phil-yannick-nezet-seguin-portraits-pafa-piffaro-preview <p>As Pennsylvania Ballet opens its 2010/2011season on October 21st, Jim Cotter speaks with artistic director Roy Kaiser.</p> <p>The Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Designate Yannick Nezet-Seguin makes his Berlin Philharmonic debut this week. The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns reports from the German capital.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers artists' self portraits and artistic identity, as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts gets set to open an exhibition of artist portraits and self-portraits.</p> <p>And we look ahead to concerts by the Renaissance band Piffaro, featuring separate music and dance performances.</p> Sat, 23 Oct 2010 18:45:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis 2430 at http://wrti.org PA Ballet's Roy Kaiser--Berlin Phil.: Yannick Nezet-Seguin--Portraits at PAFA--Piffaro Preview 'The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at PAFA and the Delaware Art Museum http://wrti.org/post/dorothy-and-herbert-vogel-collection-pafa-and-delaware-art-museum <p>Since the early '60s, New Yorkers Dorothy and Herb Vogel have acquired a massive collection of contemporary art, using his income as a postal worker, while living on her income as a librarian. The couple has now given away 2,500 works - 50 works to a museum in each state. WRTI's Susan Lewis talks to the Vogels, and considers their gift to the nation.</p> Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:34:32 +0000 Susan Lewis 3341 at http://wrti.org 'The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at PAFA and the Delaware Art Museum