A few months ago, the Philadelphia Museum of Art added two small yet vital items to its collection: a ceramic medallion (fig. 1) fabricated at the Wedgwood pottery in Etruria,…
Twenty years ago, when I first arrived in the United States as an international student, I took my first steps on American soil in Philadelphia. And what did I do…
Learn more about the Queer Representation in Art Learning Community (QRALC), a group of PMA staffers working to surface LGBTQ+ narratives in our collection.
On Mary Ishimoto Watanabe’s legacy of celebrating Japanese heritage in Philadelphia.
A conversation with the artist Nick Cave about the historic, familial, and personal perspectives in early works in the museum’s collection
On the continued relevance of the artist’s pink leather flag, inspired by the AIDS crisis of the 80s
Getting up close and personal with centuries-old Middle Eastern textiles and the mysteries they hold
The glitzy, star-studded past of one of the museum’s most glamorous period rooms
How the sculptor created an indelible memorial to a young man and a symbol of the fight for Civil Rights