Drexel To Greatly Bolster Housing Accommodations

  • The New York Times’ Roberta Smith reviews the PMA’s “Van Gogh Up Close,” a collection of over 45 pieces by the Dutch post-Impressionist (as well as some inspiratory works). Smith admires the meticulous, almost scientific analyses from van Gogh, musing that in one painting “his long quick brush strokes come closest to approximating the textures of nature, one stalk, leaf or blade at a time, without ever forfeiting their vitality as paint on canvas.” The exhibit runs through May 6.
  • Naked Philly reports that SEPTA is replacing trolley tracks in the Northern Liberties, attempting to provide a smoother ride for passengers of the Route 15 service.
  • Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will host the Philadelphia premiere of Urban Roots, tomorrow night at 7PM in the Bossone Research Center (3140 Market). The documentary film explores the topic of urban agriculture in Detroit. Its director, Mark MacInnis, will help contextualize the film with local farmers after the screening.
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