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Senior Citizens Create Mosaic Tile Mural In Jenkintown

Murals are a big part of the landscape in Philadelphia, often involving young people – but in Jenkintown, some older folks did the creating at the Abington Art Center.

06/25/2014

(Josh Goldbloom, founder and artistic director of the Awesome Fest, at KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia’s ‘Awesome’ Festival Opens Its Summerlong Schedule

The fifth annual Awesome Fest began today, with the aim of making Philadelphia a little more awesome with free outdoor events, according to Josh Goldbloom, founder and artistic director.

06/19/2014

Benedict Leca of the  Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario and Judith Dolkart of the Barnes, with one of many Cézanne paintings featuring human skulls.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Cézanne, Showcased at the Barnes

Apples and human skulls (!) are featured in the still lifes of Paul Cézanne, in a new exhibition opening June 22nd at the Barnes Foundation.

06/15/2014

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Freedom Theater To Host Award-Winning Play That Tackles Issue Of Mass Incarceration

Titled, “12 x 9,” the critically acclaimed production is set in an overpopulated federal prison where a drug lord, devout Christian and sociopath are forced to live, love and cope behind bars.

06/14/2014

Posters that line the walls at the Walnut Street Theatre. (Credit: Alexa Kelly)

Hear Philly: Walnut Street Theatre’s Young Actors Star At Camp Walnut

The Walnut Street Theatre rolls out its snarky summer season with “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying” and “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”, but more fun goes on behind the scenes with Camp Walnut, a performance program for kids.

06/12/2014

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Local Museum Exhibit Pays Tribute To One Of America’s Most Iconic Highways

The exhibit is on display at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown until late August.

06/08/2014

(Photo provided by Dell Music Center)

Dell East Hosting First Dramatic Stage Play, A ‘Historical’ Civil Rights Dialogue

School District of Philadelphia to host its first dramatic stage play ever.

The play, presented Saturday at 8pm, is a fictional account of a meeting between civil rights leaders Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

06/06/2014

ARTspiration! sign across the street from the Fleisher Art Memorial's main entrance. (Credit: Carrie Hodousek)

Hear Philly: Live Music, Food Trucks, And Art Education At ‘ARTspiration!’

The Fleisher Art Memorial is preparing to hold their 8th annual outdoor festival called “ARTspiration!” in South Philadelphia. Carrie Hodousek spoke to the Director of Communications, Dominic Mercier, about the events planned for June 14th.

05/31/2014

(The Philadelphia Museum of Art, top, and the Fairmount Water Works, in 2009 file photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Philadelphia Art Museum Preparing to Show Off Its Renovation Plan

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is getting ready for a new exhibit and the subject is… itself.

05/30/2014

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Large, Metal Tree Sculpture Installed Along Ben Franklin Parkway

New York artist Roxy Paine and his crew installed a 34-foot high, 3.5 tons of stainless steel sculpture called “Symbiosis”

05/29/2014

(File photo: Mayor Nutter speaks with reporters outside his office at Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Area Remembers Impact of Maya Angelou, Dead at 86

Mayor Michael Nutter called Dr. Maya Angelou “America’s poet — a woman whose light will be missed.”

05/28/2014

(Karl Solmssen cleans the statue of Viking explorer Thorfinn Karlsefni.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia’s Bronze Statuary Getting Its Spring Cleaning

On this day, technician Karl Solmssen was cleaning Einar Jonsson’s statue of Viking explorer Thorfinn Karlsefni, along Boathouse Row.

05/27/2014

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Mothers In Charge Exhibit Uses Portraits To Demonstrate Toll Violence Takes On Children

Mothers in Charge held its annual conference earlier this week. One of the exhibits included portraits of innocent children killed by violence.

05/17/2014

A portion of the 'psychylustro' project, along the train tracks in Philadelphia. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Large-Scale Mural Arts Project Aims To Catch Rail Commuters’ Attention

Visual artist Katharina Grosse and her team used her signature spray-paint technique to spread intense color at 7 sites she calls ‘psychylustro.’

05/16/2014

(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Museums In Philadelphia Offering Free Admission Sunday

Several museums in Philadelphia will offer free admission to the public this Sunday as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day, which coincides with International Museum Day.

05/15/2014

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