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Horace Pippin Exhibition The Brandywine River Museum of Art on U.S. Route 1 in Chadds Ford, Delaware County, will present the special exhibition Horace Pippin: The Way I See It from April 18 to July 26. The show features more than 60 of Pippin’s works from American museums, universities and private collections. Pippin (1888–1946) was a self-taught painter who was active in West Chester, Chester...
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Gear for the Great Outdoors During the turbulent, often chaotic, decades of the country’s Industrial Revolution, American were as mobile as wheels, waterways and ambition could make them. The population was preoccupied with carving out a new nation, pioneering, surveying, sod busting, prospecting for gold and, generally, eking out a living. As the population shifted, forging new frontiers,...
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Three Commission Properties Accredited Following a rigorous professional peer review, three Commission properties were recently awarded accreditation by the American Association of Museums (AAM), the national service organization for museums. This recognition certifies that institutions are not only meeting professional stan­dards of operation, but that they offer quality service while...
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Lancaster County’s Folk and Decorative Arts Lancaster County paintings, printing, fraktur and Chip­pendale furniture comprise the ninth annual exhibit exam­ining local folk and decorative arts and crafts sponsored by the Heritage Center of Lan­caster County, a nonprofit organization devoted to the collection, preservation and ex­hibition of the county’s mate­rial culture. On view...
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Museum Acquires Pippin Painting An important painting by Horace Pippin (1888-1947), who was born and lived his later life in West Chester, has been recently donated to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Pippin, a completely self­-taught “naive” painter often compared with Henri Rousseau, is one of the best known American painters to emerge in the first half of this century. He is...
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Mary Cassatt Show in Philadelphia The Philadelphia Museum of Art reexamines a pivotal international figure in the his­tory of nineteenth century art with the exhibition “Mary Cassatt and Philadelphia,” on view through April 14 [1985]. Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) was the only American ever invited to exhibit with the French impressionists. Al­though the artist settled permanently in...
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Philadelphia Museum of Art Acquires Rush Sculptures Considered by art histo­rians and critics as landmarks in American art, as well as monuments in the history of the arts in Philadelphia, two sculptures by William Rush, Comedy and Tragedy, have been acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. William Rush was America’s first native sculptor. The pair of over life-size fig­ures were carved...
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Rembrandt Peale Exhibition to Open in Philadelphia The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, headquartered in Philadelphia, will open a major exhibition on February 22, 1985, detailing the life and work of Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860). The exhibition is the first solo showing of the artist’s work since 1937 and the first to include a scholarly catalog. Rembrandt Peale was the third of...
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The Flying Pho­tographer “Sam Kuhnert: Flying Pho­tographer” is an exhibit of the aerial photographer’s work currently on view at The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, through January 18, 1987. Kuhnert, born in Steelton in 1890, was raised in Powell’s Valley in the northern reaches of Dauphin County. Fascinated by both cameras and airplanes, he combined his...
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“Rocking the Day Away” Through September [1986], a small exhibit entitled “Rocking the Day Away,” at The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, features a diverse offering of rocking chairs, cradles and a few other exam­ples of the many variations of rocking furniture. Cradles, which probably began as sections of hollowed logs, were the first form of rocking furniture,...
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