Philadelphia Museum of Art

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PHILADELPHIA — In Akinbode Akinbiyi’s photograph, the pyramids of Giza, built over 4,500 years ago, are captured through a mess of fencing, with the tight rows of rigid iron rods obscuring the ancient wonders.

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PHILADELPHIA — Once upon a time, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, there lived a family of sculptures. They were all smooth, white, and vacant-eyed.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on February 24, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: Cops don’t care for anti-cop mural, misattribution embarrasses Toronto art detectives, and an ice sculpture smasher is on the loose.

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Post image for Philadelphia Scores a Standout Early Duchamp

The Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) is already home to the world’s richest collection of Marcel Duchamp’s work, but it just added two very uncharacteristic pieces to its holdings.

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Join Jitish Kallat for a Free Talk on South Asia's Growing Impact on Contemporary Art  at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Jitish Kallat is one of India’s most influential contemporary artists and the sole curator of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014. Join the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Sunday, October 19, at 2pm to hear him talk about his cutting-edge work and South Asia’s growing impact on the global art scene.

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Frank Gehry's design for new Philadelphia Museum of Art

PHILADELPHIA — With all of the gratuitous snark surrounding the recent work of Frank O. Gehry, the expansion and modernization of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will most likely glide under the radar of his usual detractors.

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ABC News has convinced Max Galuppo of Bloomsbury, NJ, who was propelled into the public spotlight when Reddit users couldn’t believe how much he looked like “Portrait of a Nobleman with Duelling Gauntlet” (1562) by an anonymous artist at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to dress up like the 16th C. Italian noble and appear on national TV.

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Post image for Man Finds His Doppelganger at Philadelphia Museum of Art

On November 11, Max Galuppo, 20, of Bloomsbury, NJ, encountered his doppelganger (aka his double) at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the resemblance is uncanny.

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The content of Strauss’s individual photographs is not always disturbing, but paging through the entirety of 10 Years means talking a walk through neighborhoods and into situations that you might otherwise avoid.

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