Dada-Esque At The PMA

 

  • City Paper previews the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s “Dancing Around the Bride,” which will comment on how Marcel Duchamps’ transparent masterpiece The Large Glass inspired four artists—John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jasper Johns—to revive something of Dadaism in mid-twentieth century America. Paul Franklin, who manages the Duchamps estate, stresses that the artists “all made pilgrimages to Philadelphia at some time or other.”
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.



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