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Seeing Chaïm Soutine through the eyes of Willem de Kooning

A side-by-side show at the Barnes Foundation brings together two Expressionist greats who fused the figurative and the abstract in their work

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‘If they don’t have a story behind them, what’s the use?’ Elijah Pierce's woodcarvings portray America in the 20th century

Images of the Kennedys, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Watergate scandal go on show at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia

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Alexander Calder

A 'sanctuary' devoted to Alexander Calder will open in Philadelphia

The non-profit space, likened to the Rothko Chapel in Houston, will offer visitors a place to introspectively connect with Calder's work

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Amy Sherald

Amy Sherald, Michelle Obama's portraitist, unveils massive mural in Philadelphia

The six-storey 2,400 sq ft painting depicts an empowered black teenager

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Barnes Foundation

'Selling everything but the wallpaper'—auction reopens old wounds over Barnes legacy

Barnes Foundation’s sale of founder’s items follows nominal payment for lease of valuable land

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The Confederate flag of surrender rises in Philadelphia

The artist Sonya Clark aims to make the symbol of truce better known than the more pervasive battle flag

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Philadelphia Museum of Art explores African-American art from Civil War to civil rights

The exhibition unites 75 works under four historical sections from the early 19th century to the present

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Conservation & Preservation

Statues by the elder Calder get laser treatment

These conservation efforts removed the many years of corrosion built up on the works

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Alexander Calder

Plans for Calder Museum in Philadelphia founder

Foundation fails to commit specific works to create the core of a permanent collection

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Art market

The $2.6 million Dalí retrospective comes to Philadelphia

A credit card company has spearheaded the massive publicity campaign for the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibition

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Salvador Dalí

The $2.6 million Dalí circus comes to town: No-holds-barred promotion of exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

A credit card company has spearheaded the massive publicity campaign for the centennial retrospective

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Warren Rohrer at Locks Gallery, Philadelphia

His work reveals how the vestiges of landscape can linger in abstract work

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Art fairs

Americana in high favour at Philadelphia Antiques Show 2002

The event has become the main venue for collectors in this field

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Dox Thrash

Heartache and the American dream: Dox Thrash at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Thrash deserves to be remembered for more than just his technical inventions

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Artist interview

Interview with Karen Kilimnik on her open-ended eclecticism

Appropriation, whimsy, balletomania, and anglophilia all go into Kilimnik’s installations