Posts with tag Philadelphia Museum of Art

“The Gamekeeper’s Night Dog” by Victoria Davila is a larger-than-life-size bronze sculpture of a Bullmastiff. Photo by Dan Sayers.

My Favorite Things: Public Dog Art

Most major metropolitan areas in the U.S. have public arts programs that allow residents and visitors access to art in public spaces. The memorials, monuments and murals that dot cityscapes are often included as part of walking tours that introduce pedestrians to works by local and international artisans. For art lovers who happen to be… read more

Currier and Ives lithograph “To the Rescue,” after the Landseer painting “Off to the Rescue.” Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

‘Shipwreck!’ at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Winslow Homer painting, “The Life Line,” is the centerpiece of a new exhibit opening September 22, 2012, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Painted in 1884, it depicts wildly stormy seas and giant waves threatening to overcome a figure who hangs from a pulley on a rescue line, holding fast to a young drowned… read more