Asheville Art Museum debuts" The Philadelphia Story"Date(s): January 26 - June 09, 2013
Asheville Art Museum|
2 South Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801
ASHEVILLE, NC- "The Philadelphia Story: Contemporary Figurative Work Drawn from the Academy" debuts at the Asheville Art Museum Saturday, Jan. 26. The exhibition will be celebrated with an Opening Reception Sunday, Feb. 3, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (free with membership or regular museum admission). The Philadelphia Storyremains on view in the Museum's North Wing through Sunday, June 9. This exhibition celebrates figurative contemporary works produced over the past three decades by alumni of The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
This exhibition will be accompanied by a Lunchtime Art Break with visiting UNCA Artist and Academy-Alumnus, Clarence Morgan, at noon Friday, Feb. 8. The 1940 film, The Philadelphia Story, will also be screened in conjunction with the exhibition Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m. daily.
In addition to its fine museums, the city of Philadelphia, Pa., is home to no less than five major art schools. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is the oldest art school and museum in the country, founded in 1805. Like the Asheville Art Museum, the academy's focus is on American art.
Academy-trained artists have enjoyed a reputation for excellence in portraiture and figurative work in all media. In the past three decades the school has produced many artists whose figurative work, while rooted in tradition, is compositionally and conceptually dynamic. Artists in the exhibition include Bo Bartlett, Christina Bothwell, James Brantley, Joe Brenman, Michael Ciervo, Vincent Desiderio, Beth Foley, Roger Geier, Sidney Goodman, Orit Hofshi, Edgar Jerins, Alex Kanevsky, Daniel Kornrumpf, Jessica Levine, Nancy Bea Miller, Bruce Samuelson, Julia Stratton, Chuck Tisa, Justin Webb and Elizabeth Wilson.
This exhibition was organized and curated by the Asheville Art Museum.
An image part of "The Philadelphia Story" exhibition at the Asheville Art Museum.
'Your Move" by Elizabeth Wilson
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