The Philadelphia Museum of Art Announces Acquisition of 3,000 Works by Paul Strand

The Philadelphia Museum of Art today announced that it has acquired, through several gifts and a purchase agreement with the Aperture Foundation, the core collection of photographs by Paul Strand, one of the pre-eminent photographers of the 20th century. Through the generosity of philanthropists Lynne and Harold Honickman, Marjorie and Jeffrey Honickman, and H.F. “Gerry” […]

A Short Art Quiz

Here is a four-question art quiz. We’ll randomly choose among those with the correct answers July 31, 2010 and send a free Urban Art and Antiques T-Shirt to a winner. It’s not the world’s easiest quiz, but we’re confident someone will present four correct answers. Click images to expand . 1) This medium of image […]

Newly Restored, Eakins’s ‘The Gross Clinic’ to be Centerpiece of Exhibition Shedding New Light on Artist’s Original Vision

The Gross Clinic of 1875 is one of the most significant works created by the great Philadelphia painter Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) and a landmark in the history of 19th-century American art. A new exhibition—An Eakins Masterpiece Restored: Seeing ‘The Gross Clinic’ Anew (July 24, 2010 – January 9, 2011), to be presented in the Pennsylvania […]