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July 6, 2013 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Culture Writer
'Buy a paper from Jerry," they used to say, "he may give you a drawing!" That was back in the early 1950s, when now-renowned illustrator Jerry Pinkney worked as a kid at a newsstand at the corner of Germantown and Chelten Avenues. "You couldn't find me without pencils and sketch pad . . . In between selling newspapers I would sketch people waiting for the bus or the trolley," Pinkney, now 73, said recently. "It was a very busy intersection. The department store, Rowell's, was right across from the newsstand and I would draw the window displays.
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April 3, 2014 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Silver and Gold Fashions Since 1960 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, until Oct. 31, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Perelman Building, 2525 Pennsylvania Ave. Tickets: Included in cost of museum admission. 215-763-8100.
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May 17, 2011
Admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be free Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of International Museums Day. All museum galleries in the main building and Perelman Building across Kelly Drive will be open. The Rodin Museum and museum-run park houses, Cedar Grove and Mount Pleasant, also will be free. Other participating museums are the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts and the American Swedish History Museum.
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June 9, 2016 | By Stephan Salisbury, Staff Writer
Timothy Rub, director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Julian Siggers, Rub's counterpart at the Penn Museum, may agree or disagree on most anything. But they are of one opinion about their current collaborative effort, "Look Again: Contemporary Perspectives on African Art," an exhibition of selected works from the Penn Museum's collection of African art and artifacts, now on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. "I am very excited about further collaborations after this," said Siggers.
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April 9, 2015 | Stephan Salisbury, The Inquirer
Gail Harrity, president and chief operating officer of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will be honored with a lifetime achievement award by the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, the alliance has announced. Carolyn Boyce, alliance executive director, said Tuesday that Harrity and the Art Museum have "diligently" cared for all of "the historically and architecturally significant buildings" in their care, citing renovation and refurbishing of the Perelman Building, the Rodin Museum, the main building, and the museum's two historic Fairmount Park mansions.
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February 25, 2003 | By Patricia Horn INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As part of its long-range expansion plan, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will add three floors to the back of the Perelman Building, the striking Art Deco structure at the corner of 25th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, across from the museum, it acquired in 1999. The addition is phase one of an ambitious expansion that the museum hopes to pull off over the next 15 years, chief operating officer Gail Harrity said yesterday. The museum has been raising money for the expansion - which will involve digging out portions of the hill on which the main building sits - to provide space to create additional galleries in that building once the Perelman construction is done.
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July 31, 2011 | By Sally A. Downey, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ruth Caplan Perelman, 90, of Rittenhouse Square, died of pneumonia Sunday, July 31, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Perelman and her philanthropist husband, Raymond G. Perelman have been major donors to Philadelphia institutions, including $6 million for the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center, $15 million for the Perelman Building at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and $3 million for the Perelman Jewish Day School, with...
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December 7, 2010 | By Nathan Gorenstein, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was 1990, and Raymond Perelman, the noted businessman and philanthropist, was about to make a novice's mistake. Perelman was negotiating a complex $27 million business deal intended, in part, to ensure lifelong wealth for a granddaughter, Alison. That, at least, is his recollection. But Perelman, then 72, never made sure that the key details of what he wanted were put into writing. Twenty years later, that omission has led to an ugly legal battle in Philadelphia between Perelman and the man on the other side of the table - his youngest son, Jeffrey, Alison's father.
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June 5, 2007 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Culture Writer
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is hiking admission across all categories by an average of 25 percent. Starting July 1, general admission for adults will rise to $14 from $12. Students with ID and visitors between the ages of 13 and 18 will pay $10, up from $8. Seniors will see the biggest increase, to $12 from $9 previously - a 33 percent boost. Untouched is the policy of free admission to children 12 years old and younger and free admission to Philadelphia public school groups.
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June 7, 2005 | By Peter Dobrin and Inga Saffron INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is embarking on what would be the largest cultural expansion in Philadelphia history, an extremely ambitious, $500 million effort to expand and renovate its iconic building at the end of the Parkway, museum leaders said yesterday. Under the plan, the museum would dig deep into its Fairmount hillside to carve out a vast new exhibition space to house its ever-growing collections. The project also would cover extensive deferred repairs to the building's systems.
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June 11, 2016 | By Lauren McCutcheon, FOR DoTHIS
"A lot of us know what to do when we go to a baseball game: You buy a hotdog, yell a lot, clap and cheer and whistle," said Ruth Anderson, director of arts education at Doylestown's James A. Michener Art Museum. Less obvious: How you and your kids should approach a staid and seemingly stodgy art museum. Five big-deal venues share tips for introducing children to their collections, exhibitions, and programs - and have fun doing it. Barnes Foundation 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215-278-7200 . Family programming is relatively new - as in, fewer than five years old - at the Barnes.
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June 9, 2016 | By Stephan Salisbury, Staff Writer
Timothy Rub, director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Julian Siggers, Rub's counterpart at the Penn Museum, may agree or disagree on most anything. But they are of one opinion about their current collaborative effort, "Look Again: Contemporary Perspectives on African Art," an exhibition of selected works from the Penn Museum's collection of African art and artifacts, now on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. "I am very excited about further collaborations after this," said Siggers.
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May 28, 2016 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
Francis Kéré had to travel long and far from his tiny farming village in Burkina Faso , an African nation that skirts the edge of the Sahara, before he ended up with a show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. As a boy of 7, he was sent away to a larger town to attend school. Later, he made his way to Germany to study architecture. In 2001, he took his design skills back to his village and fashioned a modern school out of handmade mud bricks. That one-story structure may look like a simple little schoolhouse - albeit one with a rakishly tilted metal roof - but its impact has reverberated around the globe, adding momentum to a movement known as public-interest architecture.
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September 3, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
When artist Shelley Spector based her latest work on the life of the late Philadelphia folk-art historian Frances Lichten, it was, she said, an act of "creative nonfiction. " She assumed Lichten had been in a semi-closeted, 40-year romantic relationship with the author and illustrator Katherine Milhous. "I took all these liberties with the story," she said, "and I always thought that there were no living relatives that would be close enough to this to care about it that were going to call me up. " Then, one did. A week ago - just a month before the exhibition, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Perelman Building, was set to close on Sept.
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April 9, 2015 | Stephan Salisbury, The Inquirer
Gail Harrity, president and chief operating officer of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will be honored with a lifetime achievement award by the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, the alliance has announced. Carolyn Boyce, alliance executive director, said Tuesday that Harrity and the Art Museum have "diligently" cared for all of "the historically and architecturally significant buildings" in their care, citing renovation and refurbishing of the Perelman Building, the Rodin Museum, the main building, and the museum's two historic Fairmount Park mansions.
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February 20, 2015 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Staff Writer
For more than a half-century, since not long after they were married in 1955, Victor and Joan Johnson have been on the hunt. Joan Johnson says they just fell into it, a by-product of buying and decorating the "little derelict farmhouse" in Huntingdon Valley as newlyweds. The hunt involved a search for the Pennsylvania German folk art known as Fraktur, a form of decorated or illuminated document with distinctive broken letters. The whimsy of Fraktur is what got her, Joan Johnson said - that and the charm.
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April 28, 2014 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Back in the day, there was so much shouting, dancing, and testifying on Patrick Kelly's Paris runways, it seemed as if the audience, the models, and sometimes even Kelly were about two seconds from catching the Holy Ghost. That's because the ebullient Kelly put his soul into his collections - an array of buttoned knits in screaming reds, blues, and greens. His womens-wear pieces were odes to the loves of his life, from Josephine Baker, to the Eiffel Tower, to a piece of half-eaten watermelon.
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April 3, 2014 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Silver and Gold Fashions Since 1960 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, until Oct. 31, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Perelman Building, 2525 Pennsylvania Ave. Tickets: Included in cost of museum admission. 215-763-8100.
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April 3, 2014 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
The metallic Geoffrey Beene mini in the Philadelphia Museum of Art's exhibit "Silver and Gold Fashions Since 1960" is the sartorial standout of this glitzy gallery show. The dress is just beautiful: Beene scattered shiny hot-pink, orange, and green blossoms throughout its bodice, and he planted a garden of the neon blooms along the collar and hemline. "The year was 1967, and Beene had declared the ball gown passé," said Kristina Haugland, who plucked all of the show's shiny showstoppers from the museum's 30,000-piece costume collection.
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January 26, 2014 | By Diane M. Fiske, For The Inquirer
Many parents don't exactly have the same tastes as their adult children. Not so Petra Stanev, whose taste is so in tune with that of her parents, Svetla Kralevska and Todor Stanev, that she could help reimagine their Center City condominium. Petra Stanev and her husband, Stephan Potts, are partners in a Philadelphia firm specializing in residential architecture. In the case of her parents' condo in a high-rise building overlooking Benjamin Franklin Parkway, she did most of the design.
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