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Women Artists Making Their World

Philadelphia artist Linda Lee Alter paints bright cheerful scenes of disturbing situations. With degrees in art education and art therapy, the septuagenarian created whimsical fabric wall hangings early in her career, influenced by folk art and her seamstress grandmother. When … Continue reading

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The Resurrection of Henry O. Tanner

It is perhaps Henry Ossawa Tanner’s most well known painting. With bright light illuminating a table, cream-colored pitchers and plates and paintings in the background, “The Banjo Lesson” (1893) has its subjects mostly in shadow. There, in the foreground, only … Continue reading

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Summer in the City

Leaving behind the suburban greenery of the Garden State, where the deer and groundhog cavort among tomatoes and cabbages, I travel to the center of Philadelphia to see an exhibit called “Urbanism: Reimagining the Lived Environment” at the Pennsylvania Academy … Continue reading

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Narcissus in the Studio

Art is all around us. The refrigerator magnets are mini Matisses, there’s Van Gogh on the coffee mug. Art fills magazines and billboards, blogs and videos, and in the city of Philadelphia, wherever you turn there’s a mural stretching across … Continue reading

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