Art Quote of the Day

Saturday, April 23, 2011

How 'ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm after they've seen Paree?

April 1 - May 29, 2011

Gallery 7, Historic Landmark Building
In conjunction with the Kimmel Center’s 2011 inaugural Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), PAFA will present an installation of art from the 1910s and 1920s showing American artists’ connections with France. The installation centers on Florine Stettheimer's sumptuous scene of artist friends (including the three Stettheimer sisters, Marcel Duchamp and Elie Nadelman) enjoying a picnic idyll at the tail end of World War I. The Stettheimers were instrumental in fostering exchange between European modernists and Americans during the teens and PAFA's painting symbolizes this fruitful transatlantic relationship. Other prominent PAFA modernist paintings will be included to bring out the influence of Parisian modernism on American art.

This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, inspired by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.