Though 3rd Ward had been a pillar of the Brooklyn creative community for seven years, the Philadelphia branch — also shuttered this week — had only opened in April 2013, and the devastation to the burgeoning community of members and employees has been just as bad.
Now that it’s been settled in its new location for almost a year, the Barnes Foundation is getting comfortable and raising ticket prices — which wouldn’t really be newsworthy if it weren’t for the reason they’re providing for the change.
Wes Heiss’s presentation of “Chariot” at Vox Populi, an artist-run gallery in Philly, is a modest proposal for an uber-wealthy escape pod. Offering all the trappings of a trade show, Heiss’s exhibition convincingly makes a case for protecting oneself from a plebeian demise.
We often get messages and responses to our posts but occasionally some really stand out. The following was in response to the inequality in US arts funding post from Tuesday and it comes from someone in Philadelphia who seems to know the inequality all too well.
The City of Brotherly Love must love supersized objects because they now have a fourth large-scale art work by Pop art master Claes Oldenburg.
Visiting the Barnes Foundation was always high on my list of things to do during my next visit to Philadelphia. Unfortunately, I still haven’t managed to make it to Philadelphia. Good thing the New York Times has stepped up to make a visit to the Barnes easier than ever, at least virtually.
On February 17, a new move was made to keep Philadelphia’s Barnes Foundation in its original home. Based on accusations of political misconduct uncovered through documentary footage, lawyers for the Friends of the Barnes Foundation are asking a judge to reopen the case that ruled in favor of the Barnes moving to a new location in center city.
This fall is a great time to be in New York. The always interesting Teri Tynes over at Walking Off the Big Apple has compiled a select (but extensive) list of New York museum shows this fall. There’s a lot to see and do and here are some we’re really looking forward to …