With fans like N.C. Wyeth and Albert Barnes, West Chester native Horace Pippin was clearly more than just a folk artist.
For the last few years, the Knight Foundation has brought significant cash infusions to many local cultural organizations. Here’s a peek at some of the latest grantees.
Is considering Jackson’s treatment, personal and political, of blacks and Native Americans an example of political correctness gone awry, of unfairly “judging a 19th-century figure by 21st-century standards”? No, not at all.
In a gutsy move, the Barnes Foundation asks three contemporary artists to respond to Albert Barnes’s display eccentricities. Those responses are not particularly reverent.
Tongue & Groove improvises serio-comic performances based on anonymous input from the audience.
Love film noir? Want to learn more about it? A free nine-week course is being offered online in connection with the Turner Classic Movies channel’s "Summer of Darkness," which will feature over 100 great (and perhaps not-so-great) films from the genre.
Today, there are plenty of professional comics who are smart and funny and unapologetically attractive, and who don’t need to deprecate their femininity. They owe a debt to Anne Meara; so do all funny women everywhere, even those who have never taken the stage.
Richard Avedon's series of portraits of the people who ran the country was powerful in 1976; in some ways it’s even more powerful today, with our additional knowledge of how things turned out.
Steven Pinker’s explication of the underlying sense of English grammar and advocacy of clear prose make his Sense of Style a must-read for anyone who wants to be a better writer.
Education, crime, development — the Mayoral candidates are talking it all up, except, so far, the fate of arts and culture in Philly, and our parks. Now, find out what they have to say.