A new sculpture park is coming to city center Philadelphia
Art and industry (From our Archives)
In suburban Philadelphia, art and industry are joined in a residence commissioned in 1901
Superfluity & Excess: Quaker Philadelphia falls for classical splendor (From our Archives)
By the middle of the eighteenth century the “greene Country Towne” founded by William Penn in 1682 was bustling with commercial and social activity
Taking Inventory: A Scholarly Appetizer of Scallops
A taste of the research to be found in the author’s forthcoming catalogue of early American furniture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Downtown Philadelphia is organized around a Calder family retrospective. It was my Uncle Fred, who has lived in the city for more than fifty years, who first pointed this out to me.
At the Library Company, the city views of William Birch
We have an idea of life in Philadelphia during the early years of independence thanks, not to an American, but to the English artist William Birch.
Celebrating Benjamin West at the Pennsylvania Academy
Pennsylvania-born artist Benjamin West began his career stateside, but it was across the Atlantic, in England, where he found fame, as a court painter to George III
Trim and ends
An exhibition at the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia showcases the lost art of hair work
A Philadelphia flaneur
Our former editor in chief takes us on a stroll to some of her favorite places in the city.
Andrew Jackson and three Philadelphia cabinetmakers.