On Mary Ishimoto Watanabe’s legacy of celebrating Japanese heritage in Philadelphia.
Ancestral Relics: A Conversation with Nick Cave
A conversation with the artist Nick Cave about the historic, familial, and personal perspectives in early works in the museum’s collection
The Layers of Queer Symbolism in Sergio Avello’s “Peste Rosa”
On the continued relevance of the artist’s pink leather flag, inspired by the AIDS crisis of the 80s
What Can a Textile Fragment Tell Us?
Getting up close and personal with centuries-old Middle Eastern textiles and the mysteries they hold
Party at Lansdowne House
The glitzy, star-studded past of one of the museum’s most glamorous period rooms
Clarence Lawson’s Prayer for Emmett Till
How the sculptor created an indelible memorial to a young man and a symbol of the fight for Civil Rights
Paul Cadmus’s Queer Vision of America
How a controversy around censorship launched the artist’s career—and fed a craze for limited-edition prints
Why So Serious?
Tracing the lineage of Doris Caesar’s sculpture about mourning to the sorrowful sacred art of centuries past
Helping a Still Life Come Alive
In honor of Earth Day, author Jim Wright talks to natural science experts about this famous Dutch Golden Age painting
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