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May 20, 2013 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
Barbara Chase-Riboud, the internationally acclaimed sculptor, poet, and author who lives and works in Paris and Rome, was back this weekend where it all began - Philadelphia. Chase-Riboud was here to help mark the 40th anniversary of the Brandywine Workshop, founded by predominantly African American artists and educators. And she was also here on business: In September, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will hold an exhibit of her work. Outside art circles, Chase-Riboud, 74, may be best known for her historical novels.
NEWS
July 1, 2007 | By Teresa Anicola FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
NEWS
April 30, 1994 | By David Iams, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
February 23, 2013 | By Stephan Salisbury, INQUIRER CULTURE WRITER
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.
NEWS
July 15, 2004 | By Edward J. Sozanski INQUIRER ART CRITIC
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.
NEWS
July 9, 1986 | By Douglas J. Keating, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2001 | By Edward J. Sozanski INQUIRER ART CRITIC
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.
NEWS
August 11, 2009 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Culture Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 1996 | By Edward J. Sozanski, INQUIRER ART CRITIC
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.
NEWS
October 21, 1994 | by Maria Gallagher, Daily News Staff Writer
Anne d'Harnoncourt, director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art since 1982, confirmed yesterday that she has declined the job of director at New York's Museum of Modern Art. Although d'Harnoncourt, 51, made her decision during the summer, she acknowledged that it may not be widely known. "When you decide to stay somewhere, you don't send out a press release," she joked. D'Harnoncourt was one of several museum directors named as a possible successor to Richard E. Oldenburg, who announced his resignation as MoMA director in September 1993.
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