An 1864 painting by an "outrageous" French artist (in his time, anyway) was hidden in the basement of a local historic dental institute, and fortunately, a curator took a second look at the signature. The PMA's latest photo exhibition features a signed Diane Arbus that the collectors found in a bargain bin. And in a more personal narrative, a new BSR writer shares what she knows now, looing back at her childhood, and how she honors that little girl.
A 25th anniversary performance by Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers resurfaces older works, including one that finally gets its Philly premiere, as well as premieres from the next generation of artists. And the latest from Irish Heritage Theatre is a pair of plays inspired by Chekhov.
It's a good reminder that most things happening today on the art scene have their own long threads from the past -- and who knows what they'll signify in the future, or what work they'll inspire? At BSR, we're taking it week by week, but we do love the bigger picture.