November 30, 2000 |
The Giving Gallery, a new gallery devoted to fine-art photography, will open with an exhibition called "It's All in the Vision" tomorrow at the AllWays Cafe in Huntingdon Valley. Through Dec. 31, the exhibition will feature the work of award-winning regional photographers such as Donald J. Rogers, Virginia Bergey, Phil Straus, Robert Asman, David Winston, Annette DeFeo, Linda Griffith, Jamie Nicholl, Rita Bernstein, Anthony Wood and Tom Maher. Their photographs range from silver gelatin prints to digital images and conventional portraits.
September 28, 1989 |
In a room three steps down from part of a collection of pre-industrial tools, a thick hangman's noose rests in a case. Near it, the delicate script of a frontispiece announces The Apprentice's Handbook. On the gallery wall above the case, two prints from a series by 18th- century English artist William Hogarth titled "Industry and Idleness" show the fates of two apprentices. One, named Francis Goodchild, applies himself to the linen trade and becomes Lord Mayor of London. The second, Tom Idle, does not, and winds up seated in the back of a cart on its way to the gallows.
June 17, 2010 |
One of the sculptures in the new City Hall art gallery consists of rather rowdy dogs and other small animals in party hats, lounging around a table; toppled chairs serve as evidence of the raucous time they've had. A few nights ago, Gary Steuer, the city's chief cultural officer, was working late in his office when he heard noises from the gallery. Peeking in, he saw a worker setting the table and chairs aright. "No! No!" Steuer exclaimed to the startled worker. "You can't do that - it's art!"
November 5, 2010 |
This week's Day of the Dead doubled as a birthday for the Semilla Arts Intiative, a group that seeks to be a catalyst for social change through art. "Rooted in Ancestors," the first show at the initiative's new gallery space, A Seed on Diamond, opens today. El Dia de los Muertos, as it's called in Mexico, celebrates the lives of family and friends who have died and is observed on All Souls' Day, Nov. 2. "Rooted in Ancestors" arrives three days later as an interpretation of the holiday.
September 19, 2009 |
Albert Einstein made the cut. So did Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Golda Meir, and Sandy Koufax. But the National Museum of American Jewish History, whose new home is under construction on Independence Mall, will also honor some little-known Jewish Americans among the 18 selected for its "Only in America" hall of fame. Does the name Rose Schneiderman ring a bell? Isaac Leeser? In July, the museum invited the public to vote on (and learn about) 218 candidates for possible admission to its gallery.
September 11, 2015 |
MORE CHANGES are afoot at CBS3. For one, station executives have decided not to renew their contract with award-winning TV news reporter and former beauty pageant winner Syma Chowdhry . Chowdhry, who just had a baby, was very gracious about the split. "I am sad to leave such a great group of people, but I'm extremely excited about what's to come," she said. "With my contract coming to an end, it was the perfect time to take a look at my life and make some changes myself.
May 30, 2015 |
The developers who hope to transform the now-largely empty Gallery at Market East into a destination retail center made their pitch to City Council on Thursday for legislation needed to get the project going, but were waylaid by two other concerns: a living wage and making the previous occupants whole. The Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, in partnership with California-based Macerich Co., has in mind a two-year, $575 million effort that would not only remake the aging mall, but enliven a dormant section of Market Street and transform the blocks between Eighth and 11th Streets from Market to Filbert Street.
May 18, 2012 |
About 200 reporters, critics, and photographers from the United States and abroad descended on the Barnes Foundation on Wednesday as the clock ticked down toward the Saturday opening of the new gallery on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The assembled journalists toured galleries filled with the early modernist collection assembled by Albert C. Barnes and listened to foundation officials and board members tout the new building and the museum's controversial move from Merion to the city.
November 26, 2014 |
When the Barnes Foundation's exhibition "William Glackens" closes in February it will mark the end of the fifth special exhibition at the not-quite-so-spanking-new-anymore galleries on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. In the past, before the Barnes and its renowned collection of Renoirs, Matisses, Picassos, Cezannes, and other early modern works moved to Philadelphia in May 2012, entertaining such a sojourning special exhibition was simply unheard of. In its historic home in Merion, Montgomery County, the Barnes collection was wholly self-contained.
September 19, 2005 |
For 30 years, the last 16 as director, Gretchen Worden was the public face and passionate champion of the M?tter Museum. More than anyone else, she raised its profile from a little-known treasure to a tourist attraction with an international reputation. She did whatever it took to promote Philadelphia's weird and wonderful museum of medical oddities. And she relished the journey, whether it meant writing books and making documentaries - or menacing David Letterman on national television with a human horn.