Monday, May 16, 2011

Greetings From South Philadelphia

It was a spectacular day at the Italian Market Festival yesterday. Highlights include running into John and Candace, Nan Kelly, and my mom and Otto. But the best moment by far at the was the dance outside of J+J pizza, when a police officer took out his handcuffs and went to fake arrest some guy who wasn't keeping up with the line dance. Thanks for that.

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Welcome Back!


Admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be free Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of International Museums Day. All museum galleries in the main building and Perelman Building across Kelly Drive will be open. The Rodin Museum and museum-run park houses, Cedar Grove and Mount Pleasant, also will be free.

Other participating museums are the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts and the American Swedish History Museum.

For Reader's of Side Jawn...

More: Pew Foundation Grants

The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage has awarded $874,900 to nine exhibition projects throughout the region, including an unusual exhibition planned around removal and preservation of graffiti at abandoned Holmesburg Prison and a 10-year museum retrospective of work by photographer Zoe Strauss, known for her installations beneath I-95.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art received $250,000 for its 2012 retrospective of Strauss' street portraits, buildings, and signage, a documentation of struggling urban life.

Strauss says that her ambition is to "create an epic narrative that reflects the beauty and struggle of everyday life."

The exhibition will include a lobby kiosk designed by Megawords; the museum will project Strauss-designed slide shows on its facade, mount a banner-size photograph facing west over the Schuylkill, and present Strauss photographs on city billboards.

-- Stephan Salisbury, Philadelphia Inquirer Culture Writer

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