Currents

The Circle is Unbroken “Jane Piper and Her Circle: Three Gen¬≠erations of Painters in Philadelphia” will open at The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, on Saturday November 4 [2000]. Featuring more than one hundred and twenty-five paintings and works on paper, the exhibition expands a traveling retrospective of works by the Philadelphia painter and teacher Jane Piper...
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Quita Brodhead – New Horizons for a New Century

I’ve been through a great many phases of painting that certainly don’t resemble each other,” says painter Quita Brodhead. “It always worries me to think that perhaps I was just skipping around and jumping, but when you really look at my paintings, there is a thread of continuity that goes through them all. I developed along that thread.” This spring, Quita Brodhead...
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A Centennial, A Celebration, A Cache of Treasures

While Philadelphians in 1905 observed the centennial of the nation’s first art museum and school, the venerable Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Pittsburghers flocked to Harry Davis’s Nickelodeon, the first motion picture theater opened in the United States. In Harrisburg that year, on Tuesday, March 28, Governor Samuel W. Penny¬≠packer (1843-1916) signed legislation creating...
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