December 10, 1988 |
A sculpture erected in a cornfield by members of a class at Temple University's Tyler School of Art was put there as a "picture statement about a satanic worship or matings," according to Whitemarsh Township police. Acting on several complaints from residents and a passer-by, police convinced the owner of the cornfield to dismantle the sculpture - to the disenchantment of the students. The incident began when a Whitemarsh police officer was sent to investigate the complaints, said Detective Paul Antal.
July 5, 2013 |
Lizbeth Stewart Gruskin, 64, of Yardley, a Philadelphia-area artist whose hand-built ceramic sculptures of animals are on display across the globe, died Monday, June 24, of lung cancer at her home. Lizbeth Stewart, as she was known in the art world, taught ceramics for 30 years at the University of the Arts before retiring as a professor emeritus in December. All the while, she created artworks for exhibition - larger-than-life sculptures of dogs, birds, cats, lizards, and monkeys, some with stylized swirls or stripes in place of fur or hide.
July 1, 2007 |
If you're interested in collecting artwork from master painters such as Picasso or Chagall and think there's no way to own an original piece of their work - think again. An exhibit at Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor will allow you to do just that. "The Masters of Modern Art" features 90 works by Chagall, Dal?, Matisse, Mir? and Picasso, including two pieces from Dal?'s personal notebook. "We have some extremely significant and important pieces of the five most influential painters of the modern art movement," said Josh Miller, who co-owns the gallery with his wife, Kim Miller.
April 30, 1994 |
The month of May brings auctions involving the collections of two prominent individuals and a collection of worldwide importance. The collection of modern and contemporary art owned by the late H. Gates Lloyd and his wife, Lallie, is world famous. It will be offered by Sotheby's in New York at two two-day sales: The first will be contemporary art on Wednesday and Thursday, the second will be modern art on May 11 and 12. Lloyd died in November at age 92 at his home in Haverford.
February 23, 2013 |
The Philadelphia Museum of Art has named Matthew Affron, a scholar and curator at the University of Virginia, to the museum's prestigious post of curator of modern art, museum officials announced Friday. Affron succeeds Michael Taylor, who was named head of the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College in 2011. Timothy Rub, director of the art museum, also announced that Dirk H. Breiding, an assistant curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has been named associate curator of arms and armor in Philadelphia.
July 15, 2004 |
The Philadelphia Museum of Art has divided the leadership of its department of modern and contemporary art between two senior curators, an action that director Anne d'Harnoncourt said enhances the museum's ability to manage a growing collection of art made from 1900 to the present. Michael R. Taylor, acting head of the department since November, has been named Muriel and Philip Berman curator of modern art. He will oversee collections and exhibitions of works from the first half of the 20th century.
July 9, 1986 |
Museum, Tina Howe's satirical play set in an art musuem, will be presented this week in a Philadelphia art museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. It will be staged tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. in the academy's auditorium by the Hedgerow Theater in connection with the museum's current exhibition, "The Vital Gesture: Franz Kline in Retrospect. " Kline, who died in 1962, was in every sense a modern artist, and it is modern art that Howe spoofs in Museum.
November 11, 2001 |
The Museum of Modern Art is moving to Queens - but only temporarily. Will its public follow, five subway stops deep into Long Island? MoMA has embarked on a $650 million, four-year construction project that will enlarge and extensively renovate its building on West 53d Street in midtown Manhattan. To achieve this, the museum will close May 21. In late June or early July 2002, the provisional MoMA will open in a former Swingline stapler factory building in Long Island City.
August 11, 2009 |
Three artists have been chosen as finalists in a new competition established by Temple University's Tyler School of Art. They are Sanford Biggers of New York; Michael Rakowitz of Chicago and New York; and Ryan Trecartin of Philadelphia. The first Jack Wolgin International Competition in the Fine Arts will award the winner $150,000, a prize the organizers call "the world's largest given to a visual artist in a juried competition. " The three artists' work will be on view at Temple Gallery at Tyler Oct. 1-31, with the winner to be announced Oct. 22. Organizers also have revealed the names of the three jurors.
June 9, 1996 |
If Paul Cezanne is the father of modern art, then who are his progeny? "To Be Modern," an exhibition that will open Saturday at the Museum of American Art of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, helps to fill out the French master's genealogy on this side of the Atlantic. Cezanne's influence on American and European artists was widespread and long-lasting. Yet as this exhibition of early American modern art demonstrates, not all the artists who considered themselves "modern" followed his example closely.