Tagged art

The Free Library Wants Your Art!

Do you know any local artists (and by that, we also mean writers, musicians, performers…) who are seeking a wider audience for their work and would like to get paid for it? The Free Library is trying out a new concept:…

Grandfather's Papers: The Jacques Wissler Collection

The Print and Picture Collection (PIX) in Parkway Central Library is home to diverse collections of fine art prints, photographs, drawings, and artists’ books, as well as extensive research collections of Philadelphia images, both…

The Art of Katherine Milhous

Katherine Milhous (1894-1977) wore many hats in her time: a supervisor for the Federal Art Project ; an artist for the Pennsylvania Art Project (a subsidiary of the Federal Art Project, which itself was formed under the…

Free Library of Comic Con

At long last, the time has come... If you’ve been longing to get out of the house after a long snow and ice bound end to winter, Free Library of Comic Con ( FLoCC ) is a great chance to go out and get your geek on! This year's…

Abraham Lincoln: Fashion Trendsetter or Patent Pioneer?

So, what’s the story with Abraham Lincoln wearing a leather biker jacket? If you’ve ever entered or exited Parkway Central Library through the back door on Wood Street, you might have seen the picture in question. It gets…

Philadelphia-Based Artist Selected for Public Art Commission at Parkway Central Library

The Free Library, along with the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy (OACCE) ’s Percent for Art program , has announced a new site-specific public art commission to be carried out by Philadelphia-based public artist…

Fur and Feathers: A New Exhibition in the Print and Picture Collection Hallway

Cat lovers and bird lovers unite! While cats and birds have a contentious relationship in nature, images of them have been living harmoniously side-by-side in the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Print and Picture Collection . Fur…

Prince

Prince . One word. One being. Thousands of songs. Millions of fans . A purple pop polymath. That guitar SOUND! And now, he's left this mortal coil (as if he could ever be contained by it in the first place). Try as they might, words…

Public Art Commissions at Four Neighborhood Libraries

The Free Library of Philadelphia is delighted to announce four new site-specific public art commissions at neighborhood libraries across the city. The art will be placed at four of the libraries undergoing renovation and expansion…

Joel Katz and Jackie Neale Exhibition and Opening Reception

The Print and Picture Collection is pleased to announce a new exhibtion in the Print and Picture Collection Hallway Gallery. The exhibition, Joel Katz and Jackie Neale , features photographs and collage by Joel Katz and photographs…

David Bowie Has Left Us

It's been a few days, but it's still hard to process that David Bowie has left us . Newspapers, television news broadcasts, the internet as a whole—and more than likely—your social media feed have all been filled…

Gerard Brown and Amanda D'Amico Exhibition and Opening Reception

The Print and Picture Collection is pleased to announce a new exhibition in the Print and Picture Collection Hallway Gallery. The exhibition,  Gerard Brown and Amanda D'Amico , features paintings and prints by Gerard…

Poe's Philadelphia: Views of the City, 1838-1844

Philadelphia in the early 19th century was known as the “Athens of America.” Prominent city residents had established scholarly societies, libraries, schools, theatres, and museums; built teaching hospitals; and designed and…

Swap: Four Years of Exchange at Second State Press

Swap: Four Years of Exchange at Second State Press, a new exhibition in the 2nd floor West Gallery. September 14 – November 20, 2015. Second State Press is a nonprofit communal printmaking workshop whose mission is to foster the…

Robin Brewer and Sinéad Cahill Exhibition and Opening Reception

The Print and Picture Collection is pleased to announce a new exhibition in the Print and Picture Collection Hallway Gallery. The exhibition,  Robin Brewer and Sinéad Cahill , features found photography by Robin Brewer and…

Krupp + Nelson : Two Artist Talks at the Print and Picture Collection

The Print & Picture Collection is pleased to announce two artist talks in conjunction with the current exhibition in the Print & Picture Collection Hallway Gallery. Join us Wednesday April 1,   at 6:00 p.m. for The…

Krupp + Nelson Exhibition and Opening Reception

Join us Saturday March 7th for the opening reception of Krupp + Nelson, the current exhibition in the Print & Picture Collection Hallway Gallery.  Meet the artists and discuss their work. Free. 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.…

Announcing Framing Fraktur!

The Free Library of Philadelphia is proud to present Framing Fraktur , a three-month celebration of historic Pennsylvania German folk art and its relationship to contemporary art, opening today and running through June 14, 2015! In…

John Derstine Souder’s Fraktur in the Henry Stauffer Borneman Pennsylvania German Collection

John Derstine Souder (1865-1942) was raised on a Mennonite farm near Telford in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  He was a storekeeper, postmaster, and poultry dealer before retiring.  Souder spent the final five years of his…

I Must Do What Is Right For Me ~ The Jacob Eichholtz Book of Sketches and Painterly Advice

“I must do what is right for me,” he muttered under his breath while gathering up his tools and shuttering the shop window.  Jacob Eichholtz was living a double life, and it soon had to stop.  He couldn’t…

Fiber Craft Group

Fiber artists are invited to join us every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Bring your latest project and enjoy an evening of crafting and conversation with fellow artists. Assistance with knitting and crochet projects…

My Art, My Voice with Mr. O

Join artist Arthur Ostroff for stories and art.  Free.  Fridays at 4 p,m, Children's Department, Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 *Programs are subject to change.* For more information, call…

Fiber Craft Group

Fiber artists are invited to join us every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Bring your latest project and enjoy an evening of crafting and conversation with fellow artists. Assistance with knitting and crochet projects…

My Art, My Voice with Mr. O

Join artist Arthur Ostroff for stories and art.  Free.  Fridays at 4 p,m, Children's Department, Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 *Programs are subject to change.* For more information, call…

Fiber Craft Group

Fiber artists are invited to join us every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Bring your latest project and enjoy an evening of crafting and conversation with fellow artists. Assistance with knitting and crochet projects…

My Art, My Voice with Mr. O

Join artist Arthur Ostroff for stories and art.  Free.  Fridays at 4 p,m, Children's Department, Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 *Programs are subject to change.* For more information, call…

Fiber Craft Group

Fiber artists are invited to join us every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Bring your latest project and enjoy an evening of crafting and conversation with fellow artists. Assistance with knitting and crochet projects…

My Art, My Voice with Mr. O

Join artist Arthur Ostroff for stories and art.  Free.  Fridays at 4 p,m, Children's Department, Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 *Programs are subject to change.* For more information, call…

Fiber Craft Group

Fiber artists are invited to join us every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Bring your latest project and enjoy an evening of crafting and conversation with fellow artists. Assistance with knitting and crochet projects…

Drawing and Painting

Learn drawing and painting skills from one of the best artists in the library!  Each session will focus on a different activity.  We'll provide all the supplies but you are welcome to bring your favorite materials to work…

Working with Watercolor!

Explore the techniques of painting with watercolor. A program for teens.

My Art, My Voice with Mr. O

Join artist Arthur Ostroff for stories and art.  Free.  Fridays at 4 p,m, Children's Department, Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 *Programs are subject to change.* For more information, call…

“I Want to Paint Like …”

Learn about famous painters while creating your own painting based on their techniques.

Wednesday Art Workshop

Enjoy a free evening art workshop for adults and older teens (age 16 and up).  This program runs in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia and the Mayfair Arts Initiative.  RSVP is required, by e-mail to…

Fiber Craft Group

Fiber artists are invited to join us every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Bring your latest project and enjoy an evening of crafting and conversation with fellow artists. Assistance with knitting and crochet projects…

Drawing and Painting

Learn drawing and painting skills from one of the best artists in the library!  Each session will focus on a different activity.  We'll provide all the supplies but you are welcome to bring your favorite materials to work…

My Art, My Voice with Mr. O

Join artist Arthur Ostroff for stories and art.  Free.  Fridays at 4 p,m, Children's Department, Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 *Programs are subject to change.* For more information, call…

Fiber Craft Group

Fiber artists are invited to join us every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Bring your latest project and enjoy an evening of crafting and conversation with fellow artists. Assistance with knitting and crochet projects…

Drawing and Painting

Learn drawing and painting skills from one of the best artists in the library!  Each session will focus on a different activity.  We'll provide all the supplies but you are welcome to bring your favorite materials to work…

Working with Watercolor!

Explore the techniques of painting with watercolor. A program for teens.

Anime and Manga - Manga for You and Me

Learn the techniques behind the creation of anime.

Anime and Manga - Hot Manga

Get your hands on the newest manga we have.

Gordon's Art Datastore

AskART

Art Sales Index Database

Over the years more fields and more categories have been added to satisfy the art market. Estimates in currency of the sale added 1997 Provenance, literature and exhibition details added 1999 Miniatures 1991 Prints 1995 Photographs…

Art Full Text

Art Full Text™ is a comprehensive resource for art information featuring full-text articles from more than 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, high-quality indexing and abstracting of over 600 periodicals dating as far back as 1984,…

Christina Baker Kline | A Piece of the World

Christina Baker Kline is the author of The Orphan Train , the no. 1 New York Times bestseller and 2015 One Book, One Philadelphia selection. Her other novels include Bird in Hand, The Way Life Should Be , and Sweetwater . She has taught…

Ross King | Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies

“With a fiction writer’s feel for character” (Philadelphia Inquirer ), Ross King is the author of several nonfiction works that situate art within the context of the history in which it was born, including the New York Times bestsellers…

Edward Sorel | Mary Astor's Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936 with Jules Feiffer | Cousin Joseph

“One of America’s foremost political satirists” ( New York Times ), illustrator, caricaturist, and cartoonist Edward Sorel has illustrated 41 covers for The New Yorker and has published pictorial essays and features in The Nation ,…

David Salle | How to See: Looking, Talking, and Thinking about Art

One of the principal definers of postmodern art, painter David Salle is one of the last four decades’ most celebrated artists. Known for paintings and prints of what seem to be indiscriminately overlaid found images from a variety of…