Tagged art

Take Your Broken Heart, Make It Into Art

We lost a lot of important things and people last year, and it looks like we’re on track for more losses and heartbreaks in the coming years. But, I guess we knew what we signed up for, eh? One of the more memorable statements to…

The Free Library Welcomes the Philadelphia Poet Laureate Program

We didn’t think we could love poetry any more than we already do here at the Free Library … but we were wrong. The City of Philadelphia Poet Laureate program —which has flourished in the five years since it was…

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…

Kids’ First Fridays: Exploring the Arts!

Be a creative thinker! Children will have the opportunity to explore the arts with these interactive programs.  For additional information please call Liz Heideman at 215-685-6621. Today’s program: Make stamps and learn…

Kids’ First Fridays: Exploring the Arts!

Be a creative thinker! Children will have the opportunity to explore the arts with these interactive programs.  For additional information please call Liz Heideman at 215-685-6621. Today’s program: Learn juggling, plate…

Kids’ First Fridays: Exploring the Arts!

Be a creative thinker! Children will have the opportunity to explore the arts with these interactive programs.  For additional information please call Liz Heideman at 215-685-6621. Today’s program: Paint like…

Kids’ First Fridays: Exploring the Arts!

Be a creative thinker! Children will have the opportunity to explore the arts with these interactive programs.  For additional information please call Liz Heideman at 215-685-6621. Today’s program: Sewing skills –…

Kids’ First Fridays: Exploring the Arts!

Be a creative thinker! Children will have the opportunity to explore the arts with these interactive programs.  For additional information please call Liz Heideman at 215-685-6621. Today’s program: Dance Me a Story with The…

Maker Monday

The Teen Center is home to numerous arts and craft supplies which teens can use on Monday afternoons to create take home projects. Join us for freeform activities and pre-determined crafts. 

Chinese Brush Painting with Derek Wang

Chinese Painting, or "GuoHua", is a unique art form with a long history. The earliest existing artwork can be traced to 200 AD, and used on the same mediums and tools that are in use today. The key elements in Chinese painting…

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…

2nd Monday Writers Group

Are you a writer who needs some motivation and encouragement? We can provide this, as well as technical skills and information that can direct you towards completing tasks for publication and discovery.  A great…

Maker Monday

The Teen Center is home to numerous arts and craft supplies which teens can use on Monday afternoons to create take home projects. Join us for freeform activities and pre-determined crafts. 

Poetry Reading and Open Mic

Join us for a celebration of poetry for seniors and the community at Kingsessing Library! Ikru Warm an Eazy will be sharing his poetry and artwork. Copies of Ikru Warm an Eazy’s poetry CDs and artwork will be available for…

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…

Jed Perl | Calder: The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898-1940

“Few people write about art as beautifully” ( Wall Street Journal ) as Jed Perl, a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and the former 20-year art critic for The New Republic . A longtime contributing editor…

Maker Monday

The Teen Center is home to numerous arts and craft supplies which teens can use on Monday afternoons to create take home projects. Join us for freeform activities and pre-determined crafts. 

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…

Maker Monday

The Teen Center is home to numerous arts and craft supplies which teens can use on Monday afternoons to create take home projects. Join us for freeform activities and pre-determined crafts. 

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…

Roz Chast | Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York

“By turns grim and absurd, deeply poignant and laugh-out-loud funny” ( New York Times ), Roz Chast has published more than 800 cartoons in The New Yorker since 1978. Chast has written or illustrated more than a dozen books,…

Maker Monday

The Teen Center is home to numerous arts and craft supplies which teens can use on Monday afternoons to create take home projects. Join us for freeform activities and pre-determined crafts. 

Logan Squared: Ode to Philly

This sound installation on the Skyline Terrace is part of Monument Lab , a public art and history project produced by Mural Arts Philadelphia and a team led by curators Paul M. Farber and Ken Lum, taking place citywide in fall 2017.…

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,…