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Thomas Eakins, in frontal view, in Chestnut Street studio, 1891-92. Gelatin silver print, 6 3/8 x 4 1/2 in. (16.1925 x 11.43 cm.) 1985.68.2.42.
Thomas Eakins, in frontal view, in Chestnut Street studio, 1891-92. Gelatin silver print, 6 3/8 x 4 1/2 in. (16.1925 x 11.43 cm.) 1985.68.2.42.
Thomas Eakins: Photographer
PHILADELPHIA, UNITED STATES  •  The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)  •  19 October 2016 - 29 January 2017
 
 
This exhibition of over 60 photographs, sculpture, and paintings by Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) touches on many issues of representation, gender, and sexuality that are as relevant today as they were provocative when they were made. Known primarily as a painter, Eakins taught and exhibited at PAFA, and is inextricably linked with its history, and with innovative artistic practices in 19th century America.

The show aims to tell the story of how Eakins' early adoption of the new art and science of photography changed Eakinsí career, as well as the course of American figurative art. In 1985, PAFA acquired a collection of over 600 photographic prints and negatives from one of Thomas Eakinsí students, Charles Bregler.

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) Website


Contact: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)
118-128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tel: (1} 215 972 76 00

The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now
PHILADELPHIA, UNITED STATES  •  Institute of Contemporary Art  •  14 September 2016 - 19 March 2017
 
The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania presents The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now. This large-scale group exhibition links the vibrant legacy of avant-garde jazz and experimental music of the late 1960s (particularly within the African American arts scene on the South Side of Chicago) and its continuing influence on contemporary art and culture today.

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania Website


Contact: The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania
118 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3289
Tel: (1) 215 898 71 08



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