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Nominate an Artifact and Help Conserve History

Interested in saving Pennsylvania’s most significant artifacts? The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts has opened a statewide call to libraries, museums, historic sites and archives to participate in a program to do just that. The program,  Pennsylvania’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts, is seeking nominations of inspiring historic items – drawings, paintings, manuscripts, rare … Continue reading

Philadelphia’s Art Scene Makes it a Top Travel Spot

Lonely Planet just named Philadelphia as one of  their top 10 travel destinations for 2013.  Philadelphia placed fourth on the list and was referred to as an art capital because of its world-renowned Museum of Art and new Barnes Museum but also for the city’s vibrant gallery scene.  As someone who lives near Philadelphia, none … Continue reading

Missing Matisse Found

A Henri Matisse painting entitled “Odalisque in Red Pants” from 1925 being sold for over a million dollars to undercover FBI agents by people in Miami is actually a missing painting that was stolen over 10 years ago according to ABC’s Miami affiliate WPLG. WPLG reported that the original was on display at the SofiaImberContemporaryArt … Continue reading

See Nancy Halbert’s Work at Woodmere Art Museum

See Nancy Halbert’s Work at Woodmere Art Museum

Today’s artist to watch is… Nancy Halbert. Nancy is a new teacher at Community Arts Center.  This past year, she’s taught Secrets to Watercolor, Sketchbook Drawing and Beginning Drawing. Nancy’s just been accepted into the Woodmere Art Museum‘s Contemporary Art Juried Show 2012 with two pieces, Kinecki, 24×18’, acrylics and pastels and Vows, 40×30″, acrylics … Continue reading

Take a Tour of Andrew Wyeth’s Studio

Today, we’re talking about…  Andrew Wyeth’s Studio Tour. One of my favorite museums, the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, PA, is opening Andrew Wyeth’s Chadds Ford studio for tours on July 3rd.  Betsy James Wyeth gave the museum the studio in 2010.  The tour offers insights into Wyeth’s life, his working methods and sources of … Continue reading

Maurice Sendak:  A Legacy Now at The Rosenbach

Maurice Sendak: A Legacy Now at The Rosenbach

Today we’re talking about…Maurice Sendak: A Legacy.   The work of this author and artist who passed away last month has been loved by both children and adults for decades and now everyone has the chance to see the largest exhibit of Sendak’s artwork at The Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia. The year-long exhibit, Maurice … Continue reading