Posts Tagged ‘sculpture’

Fading Philadelphia Finds Sanctuary In <em>Sacred Lands</em>

Fading Philadelphia Finds Sanctuary In Sacred Lands

March 22, 2018  |  Art & Design

Artist Drew Leshko traces the history of Fishtown through architectural miniatures in his new exhibition > more

Replicas Of William Rush Originals Return To Fairmount Water Works

Replicas Of William Rush Originals Return To Fairmount Water Works

February 14, 2018  |  Art & Design

Missing for decades, two signature sculptures come home to Fairmount Water Works. A. Leonard Pundt has the details on how conservation efforts and carefully-crafted reproductions brought the iconic public artwork back to life > more

Of Monsters And Men: Philadelphia's Rockwells

Of Monsters And Men: Philadelphia’s Rockwells

October 14, 2015  |  Art & Design

Philadelphia's Curtis Publishing Company made Norman Rockwell a household name, as the quintessential Americana painter contributed 323 covers to the Saturday Evening Post. But it's his son Peter, who studied at Haverford and PAFA, who's given Philly three of its odder sculptures > more

Philadelphia, Secretly Home To The World's Largest Mobile

Philadelphia, Secretly Home To The World’s Largest Mobile

June 23, 2014  |  Art & Design

Sandy Calder, the youngest of three generations of Philadelphia artists bearing the name Alexander Calder, transformed modern sculpture with his mobiles. Believe it or not, his largest one—the largest interior mobile in the world, in fact—is here in Philadelphia. Brad Maule passed the security check at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia to profile White Cascade > more

Diana Of The Tower

Diana Of The Tower

May 28, 2013  |  History

Though not as mysterious as the long lost Indian Pole, the figure of Diana has been watching the entranceway of the Philadelphia Museum of Art from her perch above the Great Stair Hall for the past eighty years. Harry K tells the story of the statue that got away from New York > more