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Zoe Strauss and her Philadelphia Party

It’s the month of Zoe Strauss at the PMA. Or should I say months? Her 10 Year retrospective is on view now and has received much critical acclaim. (I heard even Joe Biden took a break from his vice presidential duties to come see it.) She’s throwing dance parties in the museum and sitting for office hours to meet viewers. It all feels very Strauss-esque in the desire to make sure she hasn’t created too much of a distance between herself and those she photographs. ...more...

Zoe Strauss Celebrates 10 Years!

Billboard 13: ”Fortune,” Atlantic City, NJ by Zoe Strauss Zoe Strauss: 10 Years at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is causing quite a stir in the city. Not only is there a beautifully curated retrospective, but located throughout Philadelphia are enormous billboard-sized photographs by Strauss. The project features 54 different billboards structured around the idea of the Odyssey. Strauss will also be working with the Philadelphia duo MegaWords on …more…

Celebrate the holidays at the PMA!

Philadelphia’s Museum of Art is ringing in the holidays with a series of special programs , and this next week is jam-packed with a whole slew of different events. For those looking for a traditionally academic experience, the museum will be hosting “The Christmas Story” which will be a guided tour of the paintings that tell the story of Christmas. Given that the museum’s collection spans thousands of years, no …more…

Philadelphia’s Space 1026’s Week of Events, culminating Friday 9 December 2011!

Philadelphia’s Space 1026 is hosting a week’s worth of events leading up to their annual art auction! Space 1026 is, as they explain themselves as a “fourteen-year-old experiment”: it is a member-run gallery collaborating to construct a creative venue.

There’s a whole range of events planned for the week. Ever wonder what an artist’s studio actually looks like? On Sunday 4 December, Space 1026 is opening up its studios to the public. Studio …more…

Two Day Pop-Up Art Bookstore!

I don’t mean to constantly be plugging the Institute of Contemporary Art, but they just have so many great public programs! And this weekend is no exception: New York City’s KARMA will be hosting a pop-up bookstore in the museum’s Excursus Space. Part bookstore, part gallery, part publisher, KARMA has tons of prints, posters, and books by a whole range of artists including Dash Snow, Richard Prince, and Joseph Beuys!

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First Friday Philadelphia!

Photo courtesy of CBS Local

It’s November 1st today, which means it’s time for fall leaves, pumpkin-spice lattes, woolly sweaters, and First Friday Philadelphia. Many of the galleries in Old City will stay open late this Friday, November 4th. Increasingly, though, the area has grown, and now galleries in Fishtown, Northern Liberties and a few south of South St are also open late. Come ready for a mellow night of gallery hopping, …more…

Open Video Call at Philadelphia’s Institute of Contemporary Art

Image courtesy of the Institute of Contemporary Art

Next Wednesday, 26 October, the Institute of Contemporary Art is hosting their annual Open Video Call. Each year the Institute accepts submissions of short videos by both artists and filmmakers. The short films were selected by a jury of local curators and will be displayed at the ICA during their winter exhibition season. In addition, there will be  a screening of a video …more…