Claes Oldenburg http://wrti.org en Renowned Swedish-Born Artist Honored http://wrti.org/post/renowned-swedish-born-artist-honored <p>In 1638, decades before William Penn and his fellow Quakers arrived in Pennsylvania, a small group of Swedish settlers founded the “New Sweden Colony” along the banks of the Delaware River.</p><p>Today, traces of Philadelphia’s Swedish heritage are easy to find. For instance, take the city’s flag, which, with its three vertical stripes of blue, gold and blue, strongly resembles Sweden’s national flag.&nbsp;</p><p>Swedish and Swedish-American cultural, heritage and traditions are preserved and promoted by the <a href="http://www.americanswedish.org/frames.htm" target="_blank"><strong>American Swedish Historical Museum</strong></a> in South Philadelphia. And as WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, the museum is honoring a well-known living Swedish-American artist with strong ties to Philadelphia.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jim Cotter 5366 at http://wrti.org Renowned Swedish-Born Artist Honored 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 Environmentalism and Art--Claes Oldenburg--Yannick Nezet-Seguin--Elizabeth Osborne http://wrti.org/post/environmentalism-and-art-claes-oldenburg-yannick-nezet-seguin-elizabeth-osborne <p>Susan Lewis considers the intersection of environmentalism and art with a visit to the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and the Asian Arts Initiative. The two venues are now hosting work by environmental artists from Taiwan.</p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with legendary pop artist Claes Oldenburg. The creator of two of Philadelphia's most iconic works of public art, he's been commissioned by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to create a third.</p> <p>The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns looks back to the first visit to Philadelphia of Yannick Nezet-Seguin, the next music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra.</p> <p>And we profile the veteran Philadelphia painter Elizabeth Osborne.</p> Sat, 14 Aug 2010 17:08:00 +0000 Susan Lewis, Jim Cotter & David Patrick Stearns 2398 at http://wrti.org Environmentalism and Art--Claes Oldenburg--Yannick Nezet-Seguin--Elizabeth Osborne Claes Oldenburg--The Crossing's Month of Moderns--Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary http://wrti.org/post/claes-oldenburg-crossings-month-moderns-bastille-day-eastern-state-penitentiary <p>Jim Cotter speaks with legendary pop artist Claes Oldenburg. The creator of two of Philadelphia's most iconic works of public art, he's been commissioned by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to create a third.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns looks at "The Month of Moderns" - a series of concerts by the chamber choir The Crossing at the Presbyterian Church in Chestnut Hill.</p> <p>Susan Lewis visits historic Eastern State Penitentiary ahead of its annual Bastille Day celebrations.</p> Fri, 09 Jul 2010 18:53:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis 2377 at http://wrti.org Claes Oldenburg--The Crossing's Month of Moderns--Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary