The New Taste in Pennsylvania

Like the nation itself during the so-called “Federal” period, the arts in Pennsylvania reached a crescendo in their development that had an unexpected unity, a strong purpose, and a national style. Despite great varia¬≠tions in the Germanic and English traditions, Pennsylvania emerged from the revolutionary period reasonably cohesive. City and country perspectives, naive and...
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Mourning Becomes America

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission will sponsor a Bicentennial exhibit of mourning art beginning with the art of the fashionable people in the late eighteenth century and concluding with the naive expressions in watercolor, paper, and silhouette in the mid­-nineteenth century. The exhibit opens March 28 [1976] at the William Penn Memorial Museum and will continue through May 27...
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