The Gross Clinic

As Yannick Nezet-Seguin returns to conduct a series of sold-out concerts, Jim Cotter speaks with the music director designate of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Susan Lewis considers the artistry of Tiffany lamps. The distinctive lighting fixtures are both objects of utility and works of art.

We pay a visit to an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art highlighting the restored Thomas Eakins masterpiece, The Gross Clinic.

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Carl Tanner, Thomas Eakins, Children's Theater

Dec 16, 2006

Highlights from this week's program include: a conversation with tenor Carl Tanner. His latest CD is a celebration of great Christmas hymns and carols. Meridee Duddleston looks at how art is more and more being collected as an investment rather than for its esthetic value. Susan Lewis goes beyond the Gross Clinic controversy to profile the artist Thomas Eakins and explores his multifaceted legacy to Philadelphia. Jason Peifer looks at the growing popularity of children's theater and speaks with the creators and producers of several family-oriented productions in Philadelphia.

Thomas Eakins

Nov 18, 2006

Efforts are now underway to keep Thomas Eakins' iconic painting The Gross Clinic in Philadelphia. We speak with those leading the charge; Jason Peifer explores The Tales of Hoffmann from Temple University Opera Theater. The production is based on the newest edition of the 19th century opera, which incorporates 24 previously undiscovered pages from Composer Jacques Offenbach's original score; and, Susan Lewis looks at a new film-making contest. Project 21 gives competitors just 21 days to create a complete new work-but with a twist.