August 29, 2012 |
THERE ARE some new CSAs in town, but the only veggies or fruits that participants are likely to find in their shares will be still lifes or sculpture. "CSA" usually refers to community supported agriculture, in which you pay a fee to receive shares of a farm's seasonal produce. The fees help support the farm, while shareholders get fresh goods at good prices. Now that model is taking root in the art world, but it's called "community supported art" instead. Two Philadelphia programs launched last month: the Philadelphia Folklore Project CSA and a joint CSA by alternative galleries Tiger Strikes Asteroid and Grizzly Grizzly.
June 26, 2012 |
Amy Austin Lukens, 94, formerly of Lafayette Hill, a World War II veteran and volunteer, died Saturday, June 9, at Cathedral Village, a retirement community in Roxborough. Mrs. Lukens graduated from Germantown Friends School and was pleased that two of her granddaughters were fourth-generation students there. In 1939, she earned a bachelor's degree in art history from Smith College. She then worked at Princeton University in the president's office and remembered seeing visiting professor Albert Einstein strolling the campus, her daughter Margo said.
May 15, 2012 |
Can we all get along? — Rodney King The remarkable art collection of the late Albert C. Barnes has been moved to a new, more appropriate home within the city that will allow thousands more visitors to see it than could have at its former suburban location. This should be a time of celebration. And yet, some want to continue fighting the civil war over moving the art that finally had to be resolved by the courts. It's hard for the move's opponents to get over what transpired, but it's time for them to work just as hard to see that Dr. Barnes' vision is adhered to as much as possible in his collection's new abode.
May 3, 2012 |
Haverford College will wait more than a year to get its first choice for a new leader, Lafayette College president Daniel H. Weiss. The prestigious Main Line liberal arts college on Tuesday announced that Weiss, an art history scholar who has led Lafayette since 2005, would become Haverford's 14th president in July 2013. Weiss, 54, asked for the time to finish his eighth year with Lafayette and oversee projects he had started, including the design and building of a new center for global education and a new arts campus.
May 2, 2012 |
The president of Lafayette College in Easton will become Haverford College's 14th president, but he won't start the job for over a year, Haverford officials announced Tuesday. Dan Weiss, who has been president of Lafayette since 2005, was approved by Haverford's Board of Managers on Saturday, following a national search that began last fall. He starts at the 1,200-student liberal arts college in July 2013, which allows him to complete his eighth year of presidency at Lafayette, Haverford said.
April 6, 2012 |
Artist Judith Schaechter's stained-glass windows are lauded throughout the world for their beauty, decorative charm, and edgy take on the darker aspects of the human condition. This month's debut of 17 new pieces at Eastern State Penitentiary is the Philadelphia-based artist's return to the local spotlight with her first solo exhibition here in 10 years. Working with the nonprofit preservation group behind Eastern State Penitentiary, the artist pushed herself to create an ambitious piece in a large archway above a door in Cellblock 11. "The Battle of Carnival and Lent" contains 90 human figures in a complex composition that depicts a mythic battle between good and evil, piety and debauchery, crime and remorse, despair and hope.
April 4, 2012 |
Lisa Tremper Hanover, longtime director of the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, has been named director and chief executive of the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, the Michener's board of directors announced Tuesday. She will succeed Bruce Katsiff, who has headed the Michener since 1989. Katsiff said last year that he would retire in 2012 and devote himself to photography. Hanover, 55, has been the Berman's director for 25 years and also serves as an adjunct professor of fine arts at Ursinus, located in Collegeville, Montgomery County.
March 14, 2012
Francis X. Gildea, 69, formerly of Radnor, a Vietnam War veteran and shopping mall manager, died Saturday, March 10, of complications from cancer at Waverly Heights, a retirement community in Gladwyne. A native of Lackawanna County, Mr. Gildea graduated from Scranton Preparatory School and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Scranton. From 1966 to 1968, he served in the Army and completed a tour of duty, including jungle operations in Vietnam. After his discharge, he was an analyst for the National Security Agency in Washington, where he met his future wife, Joyce Asher.
February 23, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama led a parade of dignitaries at a festive groundbreaking for the Smithsonian's Museum of African American History and Culture on Wednesday morning. Many expressed hopes that it could be a vehicle for understanding and healing on the still-fraught subject of race. The museum, generations in the making, will "ponder the pain of slavery and segregation" but also "soar on the resiliency of a people," said Lonnie Bunch III, its founding director. It will use "African American culture as a lens to more clearly understand what it means to be an American.
January 1, 2012 |
While studying city planning at Harvard University, Abraham A. Davidson had difficulty drawing perspectives correctly. In his autobiography on a Temple University website, Dr. Davidson wrote that a Harvard professor discouraged his thoughts of graduate studies in architecture but, he recalled, "I might be allowed to continue in city planning. "I thought city planning was beset by politics, while art history was something 'purer.' "Little did I then realize . . . " Dr. Davidson, 76, of Center City, who retired as an art history professor at Temple University's Tyler School of Art in May after a 43-year career there, died of sepsis Sunday, Dec. 18, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.