George Washington http://wrti.org en 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 Two Exhibitions at National Constitution Center Expose the REAL George Washington http://wrti.org/post/two-exhibitions-national-constitution-center-expose-real-george-washington <p>As America's first president is considered through the material culture of two of his households - one at Mount Vernon and one in Philadelphia - WRTI's Susan Lewis looks at the man behind the myth. NEW VIEWS FROM MOUNT VERNON, and THE PRESIDENT'S HOUSE: THE UNTOLD STORY IN QUILTS run through September 5th at the Nat'l Constitution Center.</p> Fri, 19 Aug 2011 15:01:10 +0000 Susan Lewis 3389 at http://wrti.org Two Exhibitions at National Constitution Center Expose the REAL George Washington James Braley on LIFE IN A MARITAL INSTITUTION--The REAL George Washington--Painter William T. Trego http://wrti.org/post/james-braley-life-marital-institution-real-george-washington-painter-william-t-trego <p>Jim Cotter speaks with storyteller James Braley about his one-man show, <i>Life in a Marital Institution (20 Years of Monogamy in One Terrifying Hour</i>), now at The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia through July 16th.</p> <p>Susan Lewis takes us to two exhibitions at the National Constitution Center that explore "the real" George Washington.</p> <p>Eric Brannon profiles William T. Trego. The Michener Museum in Doylestown is hosting the first-ever retrospective of the little-remembered Pennsylvania Victorian-era painter.</p> Thu, 07 Jul 2011 14:11:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & Eric Brannon 2568 at http://wrti.org James Braley on LIFE IN A MARITAL INSTITUTION--The REAL George Washington--Painter William T. Trego