As America navigates the politics of 2010, an exhibition in Philadelphia explores the ways in which our government and culture have been shaped by an ancient civilization. On this week's News and Views, Susan Lewis explores the National Constitution Center's comparison of Ancient Rome and America. The exhibition runs through August 1st.
An exhibition about Marcel Duchamp?s enigmatic assemblage ?tant donn?s: 1. La chute d?eau, 2. Le gaz d??clairage (Given: 1. The Waterfall, 2. The Illuminating Gas) 1946-1966, is at the Philadelphia Museum of Art until November 29th.
Susan Lewis looks at a new exhibition at the National Constitution Center exploring the ways American architects are using recycled materials to address social issues.
Jason Peifer explores the role and history of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman, a 65-year-old organization dedicated to preserving and promoting fine crafts. Their Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair is on July 25th and 26th in Wilmington.
David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to a performance with the Ocean City Pops by husband and wife opera stars Eileen Perez and Stephen Costello.
Jason Peifer visits the Nemours Mansion and Gardens in Wilmington, DE. The 300-acre estate was home to the industrialist and philanthropist Alfred I. duPont and recently completed a $39 million restoration.
As the National Constitution Center opens its new show on Napoleon, Susan Lewis explores the "French connection" between America and the Emperor of early 19th century France.
David Patrick Stearns profiles Isabelle Faust. The German violinist performs the Brahms Violin concerto in concerts with The Philadelphia Orchestra this week.