The goal of this blog is to review, deconstruct, admire, or critique the art of Philadelphia– and maybe a few other cities along the way. I’m not a particularly good writer, which I think is both good and bad. This means that my thoughts might be scattered or underdeveloped. Also, my word choice and syntax might not wow you.
On the bright side, it does mean that I’ll be giving you my honest, raw opinions in a very non-pretentious way! And I absolutely hope that you, the beautiful reader, will be inclined to respond to or argue with my ramblings with your own. I hope, regardless of your background in art or where you’re from, that you will share your thoughts and experiences. Most importantly, this is all just for fun and the love of art!
So, why am I writing about art specifically in Philadelphia?
Because even though Philadelphia’s claim to fame may be the cheesesteak, I assure you that Philly’s small, modest art scene is home to many inspired artworks. The Philadelphia Museum of Art sits proudly at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, less than a mile away from the world-class art collection of Barnes Foundation, and a short drive to the the historic Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Don’t forget about the smaller exhibition spaces, such as the Rodin Museum, the Fabric Workshop, and the Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design. Not to mention the contemporary spaces of the ICA at UPenn, Crane Arts, and the Philadelphia Art Alliance.
Those are just a few of the spaces I will be exploring in the City of Brotherly Love and I hope that you will join me too!