For a commission at the University of Texas at Austin, Hamilton photographed over 500 people at locations around the city through sheets of milky, semi-opaque Duraflex.
From critical to patriotic and everything in between, a vast exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts displays the full range of US artists’ reactions to World War I.
An exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Arts explores the many strands of Mexican modern art, shedding light on artists and movements beyond the best-known muralists.
PHILADELPHIA — Started around 1907, Municipal Pier 9 was built as part of a comprehensive plan to upgrade the Delaware River as a shipping channel.
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.
PHILADELPHIA — While teaching at Jefferson School of the Social Sciences in New York around 1949, Norman Lewis began to draft an artist’s treatise in which he laid out his teaching theories, and, more intriguingly, his ideas about the role an artist should play in society.