Stephan Salisbury has covered cultural news since 1982.

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Extraordinarily rare watercolor of the Schuylkill is now part of PAFA’s collection

PAFA's latest acquisitions — 111 in all — also include 8 sculptures by 20th century artist John Rhoden, 17 works on paper by Helen Frankenthaler, the work "Daddy Likee?" by contemporary Philadelphia artist Kukili Velarde, and 35 prints by the Philadelphia-based Brandywine Workshop.

Art Museum sculptures that have stood sentry for decades are moving to Penn for 99 years

Enormous sculptures by Louise Nevelson and Jacob Epstein will move to the University of Pennsylvania campus after decades at the western entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The world’s ‘most forgotten’ cartoonist is being revived by this brand-new Philly publisher

Beehive Books has just sent its first sumptuous volume to bookstores, a lavishly illustrated bio of "lost cartoonist" Herbert E. Crowley by Toynbee Tile sleuth Justin Duerr.

American Revolution Museum lays off 5 full-time employees in revamp of education department

Leadership says the move reflects "seasonality" of school visits and not financial hardship

Mutter Museum launching $25 million expansion drive to double its space

The expanded museum, which is still years off, will double the gallery size, free up space to exhibit items now in storage, and endow staff positions and programs.

N.C. Wyeth, Penn Museum’s moving sphinx, Gee’s Bend quilters, and more museum highlights

Also this summer: Hudson River School paintings at PAFA and two shows to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing

What to do about Philadelphia’s buried colonial riverfront? Developer moves cautiously.

Archaeological testing will begin in about five weeks on the Columbus Blvd. site of the West Shipyard, a registered Philadelphia landmark. The developer is moving carefully, keeping the public informed of developing plans.

Graves beneath Schuylkill Yards? Developer meets with experts — and Quakers — to discuss what to do

Brandywine Realty Trust is seeking ways to address the possibility of graves lying beneath its huge development site on the west bank of the Schuylkill.