PMA Takes Collection Outdoors Again This Summer

 

Man appreciates reproduction of Canaletto’s The Bucintoro at the Molo on Ascension Day (c. 1745), mounted aside the Fishtown Tavern during the fall run of last year’s inaugural “Inside Out” program. | Photo: Twitter user Nicole White, @NikkiAllen32

Man appreciates reproduction of Canaletto’s The Bucintoro at the Molo on Ascension Day (c. 1745), mounted outside the Fishtown Tavern during the fall run of last year’s inaugural “Inside Out” program | Photo: Twitter user Nicole White, @NikkiAllen32

  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s popular “Inside Out” program will return for its second year, reports Peter Crimins for NewsWorks, bringing high quality reproductions of famous paintings from its collection to various city neighborhoods (Tacony and Old City) and towns across the region. CEO Timothy Rub says the main takeaway from last summer’s inaugural run was the “joy people feel when the art is in their own communities. Sometimes the simplest gestures are the most profound and most important. Reaching out and seeing the communities reach back to us has been remarkably gratifying.”
  • This July, Microsoft will establish its third “Innovation Center” (Atlanta and Miami being the first) at University City Science Center’s 3711 Market location. Technically Philly is certainly excited to have a veritable giant join the local tech scene, yet admits that the purpose of the events and training space is somewhat ambiguous. Its sounds like a “glorified store,” albeit one that doesn’t sell anything.
  • Friday is your last chance to catch Unpacking Hispañola, an exhibition of the art of Dominican émigrés Scherezade Garcia and Firelei Báez at Taller Puertorriqueño’s Lorenzo Homar Gallery on North 5th Street (between Somerset and Lehigh). The Artblog’s Fiona Ward reflects upon the issues of racial identity, violence, and reconciliation that the series treats. “Their work combines the personal and political in an emotionally powerful and visually arresting ensemble,” Ward says. “The deep blues and lush greens of Hispañola lingered in my mind long after I left the gallery.”
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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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