PTC’s Amish play, ‘Everything Is Wonderful,’ honors the human work of pain and endurance

Katie Kleiger is staggeringly good as the angry and hurt outcast, Miri.

PTC’s Amish play, ‘Everything Is Wonderful,’ honors the human work of pain and endurance

Katie Kleiger is staggeringly good as the angry and hurt outcast, Miri.

Could Philly Art Museum scandals spark a union campaign? It’s happened before.

Across the high art world, workers are speaking out about wage inequity and the prevalence of contingent jobs. Some are even unionizing.

Could Philly Art Museum scandals spark a union campaign? It’s happened before.

Across the high art world, workers are speaking out about wage inequity and the prevalence of contingent jobs. Some are even unionizing.

Blomstedt leads cheers for Philadelphia Orchestra oboes, and conducts a rare Mendelssohn beauty

Youth was at the keyboard for Mendelssohn’s "Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor," with Lise de la Salle as soloist.

Blomstedt leads cheers for Philadelphia Orchestra oboes, and conducts a rare Mendelssohn beauty

Youth was at the keyboard for Mendelssohn’s "Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor," with Lise de la Salle as soloist.
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Constance Clayton’s huge gift to PAFA of works by black artists is now on display

The exhibition of 70-plus paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures represents decades of collecting and provides a sweepingly intimate view of African American art.

A Philly Art Museum boss hit his workers. They complained. He kept his job for two more years.

In 2016, the museum launched an internal investigation after multiple employees reported James A. Cincotta slapped a 20-something gift shop worker in the head, bringing her to tears. She quit that day. He stayed for two more years.

The Cecil B. Moore mural has been restored after it was vandalized

Freedom Fighters member Vivienne Crawford said she felt like she “had been stabbed” after seeing the vandalized mural. “Cecil was like a surrogate father to us all," she said.

‘Babel’ at Theatre Exile: A collision of the goofy and the deadly serious

Jacqueline Goldfinger’s latest concerns the wish to have a perfect baby. Deborah Block directs.

New Barnes exhibit celebrates an unsung modern art influencer, Marie Cuttoli

The pioneering entrepreneur combined the latest looks in both fine art and fashion with the ancient craft of tapestry-making. She persuaded Picasso, Leger, Miro, and others to design woven works of art.

Alexander Calder will finally get a prime museum site on the Parkway, across from Barnes and Rodin

Major funders include the Neubauer Family Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and the estate of H. F. “Gerry” Lenfest. The architects behind London's Tate Modern will design the building and grounds.

‘Hello, Dolly!’ at the Academy of Music is a crowd-pleaser, and then some

Almost all of the creative team from the original Broadway show is involved. And the national tour's Dolly, Carolee Carmello, is a true force of nature.

Philadelphia Orchestra signs a new principal oboist — an exceptionally rare occasion that’s big global news

French oboist Philippe Tondre will begin performing with the orchestra this summer in Vail and Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Column

Why Academy Ball organizers are smart to reevaluate the event | Elizabeth Wellington

Rethinking the ball is a smart idea if for no other reason than the city’s crown jewel events is acknowledging the fact that it needs to do more than invite Jill Scott to perform to prove it’s still relevant.

Qandeel Baloch was dubbed Pakistan’s Kim Kardashian. Then her brother killed her. | Book review

Sanam Maher’s investigation of Baloch’s life and death is not just the story of one rebellious woman but a study of an entire country and culture.

How people — and animals — are biologically built for friendship | Book review

In "Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond," journalist Lydia Denworth explores the science behind friendship.

Henry Bermudez busca “meter el dedo en la llaga” con su primera exposición individual en Taller Puertorriqueño

Bermudez ha experimentado una evolución artística desde que salió de Venezuela en 2003, pasando por Miami, hasta llegar a Filadelfia. Su exposición individual "Desolación en la Mente" se exhibirá en Taller Puertorriqueño hasta el 25 de abril.

Blanka Zizka adds James Ijames as her ‘co-artistic director’ at the Wilma, with two others

Also coming on board: Russian-born director Yury Urnov and Morgan Green, from New Saloon theater in Brooklyn. Zizka and the three will collaborate as equals. Each of the newcomers will have a year as lead artistic director.

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