Philadelphia Museum of Art

Live From PMA
2:51 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Jeff Duperon with Michael Pedicin at Art After 5, June 20, 6 PM

Tenor saxophonist Michael Pedicin

Join Jeff Duperon on Friday, June 20th at 6 pm as he hosts his program live from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  The museum’s Art After 5 series is featuring Michael Pedicin, a nationally respected post-bop saxophonist with some strong Philadelphia ties. Pedicin and his band will perform in support of their most recent release, Why Stop Now…Ubuntu.

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Creatively Speaking
8:57 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

Music FINALLY Heard: Jimmy Amadie's Jazz Concert at the PMA

Jazz pianist Jimmy Amadie

After injuring his hands, Philadelphia jazz pianist Jimmy Amadie stopped playing for decades. But a CD released this year documents his return to the concert stage, playing live at Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Check out the CD here!

Listen to Susan's interview with jazz pianist and teacher Jimmy Amadie.

Jeff Duperon Broadcasts from the PMA
12:09 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Live from Art After 5!

Vocalist Rhenda Fearrington

Join Jeff Duperon on Friday, October 18th at 6 pm as he hosts his show live from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  The museum’s Art After 5 series is featuring vocalist, and true jazz advocate, Rhenda Fearrington.  If you haven’t been to one of Rhenda’s performances, I’m sure you’ve met her at a Philadelphia jazz event. Her commitment to this music has taken her to (sometimes) numerous venues in one night to support her brothers and sisters in music.

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Creatively Speaking
2:34 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Music (and Art) at the Museum: Art After 5 on Friday Nights

Sara Moyn, left, is producer of evening programs and curator of the popular music program ART AFTER 5, held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art every Friday night.

Philadelphia’s largest fine art museum - over the past decade - has also become one of the city’s premiere performing arts presenters. As WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, it’s attracting widely diverse audiences.

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At The PMA On Friday Night
6:32 am
Thu September 12, 2013

WRTI & Terell Stafford at Art After 5 = Fun!

Terell Stafford is "one of the great trumpet players of our time" - (McCoy Tyner). Terell is director of jazz studies at Temple University and has a busy touring calendar.

Join Jeff Duperon this Friday evening, September 13 at 6 pm as he presents his program live from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  The museum’s Art After 5 series is beginning a new season, and Temple University's own Terell Stafford has the honor of kicking it off.  Stafford will perform with The Philly New York Junction, which features Tony Miceli on vibes and Chris Farr on saxophone.

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Creatively Speaking
3:12 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Art and Golf in Victorian Great Britain

The Golfers, 1847, by Charles Lees. Oil on canvas, 51 1/2 x 84 1/4 inches (130.8 x 214 cm). Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Golf’s U.S. OPEN starts on June 10th in suburban Philadelphia. WRTI’s Susan Lewis considers  the relationship between art and golf in Victorian Great Britain, as a Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition spotlights an 1847 masterwork.

The Art of Golf runs through July 7th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Listen to Curator Jennifer Thompson discuss the early intersection of art and golf with WRTI's Susan Lewis.

Creatively Speaking
8:11 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Great and Mighty Things: Outsider Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Runaway Goat Cart, c. 1939–42. Bill Traylor, American, c. 1853–1949. Opaque watercolor and graphite on cream card, (Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection)


The term "outsider art" came into use in the early 1970s from a French description for unrefined art. As WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, the preferred term today is “self-taught,” and a single collection of such work is the focus of a major exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art that runs through June 9th.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art's Curator of Drawings Ann Percy, curator of Great and Mighty Things: Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection, speaks with Jim Cotter.

Listen on February 24th, 9 AM
4:59 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Jazz Special on WRTI With a Philadelphia Museum of Art Connection!

In honor of Black History Month, WRTI presents a JazzSet from NPR Special: a live, recorded performance of jazz pianist Jason Moran's 'Live: Time On The Quilts Of Gee's Bend' Suite, that was commissioned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Art After 5 program, and had its world premiere there in 2008. The work is influenced by the quilts and quilters of Gee's Bend, Alabama.

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Creatively Speaking
11:50 am
Sat August 25, 2012

Gauguin, Cezanne, Matisse: Visions of Arcadia at PMA

“Bathers by a River,” 1909, 1913 and 1916, Henri Matisse, French, 1869-1954, Oil on canvas, 102 1/2 x 154 3/16 inches, Art Institute of Chicago.

WRTI's Susan Lewis take you to the Philadelphia Museum of Art's exhibition that explores how the idea of utopia captivated the imaginations of early 20th-century artists. Visions of Arcadia runs through September 3rd.

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