The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts now has a two-part exhibition of works on paper by African American artists. As WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, the works on view represent a wide range of explorations in this medium.
In his essay "Of Our Spiritual Strivings," the great academic and civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois argued that true equality for African Americans would ultimately have to also include an end to cultural isolation. This latest PAFA exhibition takes its title from that 1903 essay published in Du Bois' The Souls of Black Folk.
Born in 1738 in a village just outside Philadelphia, Benjamin West was one of the first Americans to achieve superstar status on the international art scene. However, as WRTI’s Jim Cotter Reports, West’s success came not at home, but abroad.
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.
WRTI’s Susan Lewis talks with PAFA Senior Curator and Curator of Modern Art Robert Cozzolino about 'The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World' and its new insights into art and American culture.
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.
David Patrick Stearns previews a Dolce Suono concert featuring Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, one of the most influential pieces of the 20th century.
David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to an internationally simulcast Philadelphia Orchestra concert featuring the superstar Chinese pianist Lang Lang.
Susan Lewis looks at here., 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.
Jim Cotter speaks with Philadelphia contemporary artist Tristin Lowe. His Under the Influence, an installation comprised of two interconnected works, goes on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on October 22nd.
David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to the first performances in Dolce Suono's two-year long Mahler 100/ Schoenberg 60 Project.
Susan Lewis considers the people and passion behind the long-running Society Hill Playhouse, founded on 8th Street in Philadelphia in 1959.
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.