Visual Art

38th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

More than 195 contemporary fine craft artists from across the U.S. will exhibit and sell their work at the 38th annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, held Nov. 6 to 9 with an opening night gala on Nov. 5. Presented annually by the Museum Women’s Committee and Craft Show Committee, the event showcases the country’s finest craft artists and attracts some 18,000 visitors to the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia over four days. Read more »

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show was founded in 1977 and was the first retail craft show established and organized by a volunteer committee for the benefit of a nonprofit institution. This trailblazing show has served as a prototype for successful subsequent shows in cities such as Washington, D.C., and Evanston, Ill. among others. The Show is presented each November by the Museum’s Women’s Committee and the Craft Show Committee for the benefit of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, contributing more than $10.5 million over a 37-year period. Read more »

Association for Public Art presents Open Air

Combining public art with mobile technology, Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer presented the world premiere of Open Air from Sept. 20–Oct. 14, 2012. Read more »

Association for Public Art

The Association for Public Art (aPA), formerly known as Fairmount Park Art Association, commissions, preserves, promotes and interprets public art in Philadelphia. Since its founding in 1872, aPA has worked with artists, communities and civic leaders to make encounters with art a part of everyday life, creating a Museum Without Walls that is free and accessible to residents and visitors. Read more »

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Association for Public Art
(formerly Fairmount Park Art Association)

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Association for Public Art Presents "Symbiosis" by artist Roxy Paine

The Association for Public Art announces the installation of internationally acclaimed artist Roxy Paine’s Symbiosis, a masterful work of public art that explores the tension between chaos and order in natural laws. Paine is known for work that investigates the collision of industry and nature; his series of stainless steel “Dendroid” sculptures are exemplary manifestations of this practice. Read more »

Doing Time | Depth of Surface

Philagrafikahas commissioned Spanish artists Patricia Gómez Villaescusa and María Jesús González Fernández to create Doing Time | Depth of Surface, an exhibition exploring the architecture and stories of Philadelphia’s historic Holmesburg Prison. Read more »

USArtists American Fine Art Show & Sale

Presented by the Women’s Board of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), the 18th USArtists American Fine Art Show & Sale, the largest exposition and sale of 18th- through 21st-Century American art in the nation, will be presented October 1 – 3, 2010 at PAFA.  For the first time in its 18-year history, USArtists will be moving from its longtime venue at the 33rd Street Armory to its home at PAFA’s Samuel M.V. Read more »

Lace in Translation

Lace in Translation is a ground-breaking exhibition of contemporary work that redefines historic lace and explores the intersection of luxurious hand-craftsmanship with modern, mass production. The Design Center at Philadelphia University’s historic Quaker Lace Company collection is the inspiration for three internationally-renowned artists and designers reconsidering conventional notions of lace. Read more »

Philagrafika 2010

Philagrafika 2010 is an international festival that celebrates the role of print as a vital force in contemporary art, running from January 29 through April 11, 2010 throughout the city of Philadelphia. It is set to be one of the largest arts events in the United States, Philagrafika 2010 will showcase the work of more than 300 artists and will unite 88 Philadelphia area art institutions. Read more »