The Ambiguous Road For Preserving Urban Farms

 

Photo: Neal Santos, for Plan Philly

Photo: Neal Santos, for Plan Philly

  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art unveiled yesterday a newly resplendent Diana atop its grand staircase. A $200K donation from Bank of America, and a full year of “technical wizardry” later, Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ portrait of the Roman goddess of the hunt is gilded for the first time since the corrosive skies of Manhattan transformed it atop the second iteration of Madison Square Garden (1893-1925). The Inquirer explains that the restoration team chose to mute the statue’s gilt this time around, as it was never intended to be seen so close up. “Diana glows rather than glares,” mused conservator Andrew Lins. Be sure to read Harry K’s profile of Diana from May.
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