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Arts

Soft Porn for Artistic Elites

The Guerrilla Girls are reclaiming the nude female body in art.

by LUIZA LOUBACK FONTES

Explore and Transform: A Look into the World of Fanfiction

Fanfiction has often been stigmatized for its focus on erotica and romance. It's time to rewrite that narrative. 

by VIKKI XU

Sex and Scandal at the Salon

How Manet’s Olympia Rocked the Art World.

by JESSA GLASSMAN

“Macho Men: Hypermasculinity in Dutch & American Prints” Deconstructs the Masculine Ideal

The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s new exhibition takes a hard look at the sensationalized male physique.

by HANNAH SUNG

The Good, The Bad, and The Radical World of Campaign Art

From font to color choices, campaign posters have the power to hint at the political future.

by ALEXANDRA KANAN

Love and Longing in ‘Modigliani Up Close’

A landmark retrospective at the Barnes Foundation traces Modigliani’s debts to memory.

by IRMA KISS

“Oneness: Nature & Connectivity in Chinese Art” brings us closer to the Chinese landscape

 A new show at the PMA features contemporary and historic works. 

by JESSA GLASSMAN

The WALK's 27L is a Soaring Success

The student magazine's fashion fundraiser—a collab with Castle—offers a window into Philly's budding fashion scene.

by IRMA KISS

In Conversation: Arthur Tress’ Japanese Illustrated Books and Contemporary Photographs

The Kislak Center presents a curatorial collaboration among students, professors, and librarians.

by JESSA GLASSMAN

Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' Get Painted in Tomato Soup

Artwashing and Climate Activism Recently Came to Head in a Colorful Protest

by VIKKI XU

The PMA's 'Matisse in the 1930s' Tells a Philadelphia Story

How a mural commission for the Barnes Foundation in 1930 became a moment of creative renewal.

by ARIELLE STANGER

Botanical Illustrations and the Art of the Unknown

At the intersection of art and science, this historical genre continues to mesmerize.

by EYANA LAO

100 Candles for 100 Years: A Big Birthday for Barnes

The Barnes celebrated its centennial anniversary with tons of community programs and special exhibitions.

by JESSA GLASSMAN

The Nose Knows

At the ICA, Sissel Tolaas plays with the sense of smell.

by IRMA KISS

Lowering the Chandelier: What ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Closing Means for Broadway

The final bow of Broadway's longest running show may very well be the final bow for an era of musical theater.

by EMMA HALPER

The Medium Is The Message

How Banksyland Fails the Artist Himself

by EMILY MAIORANO

Jennette McCurdy’s ‘I’m Glad My Mom Died’ Is for the Nickelodeon Kids Who Are All Grown Up

The “iCarly” actress’ memoir is a cleverly self–aware and cynical narration of her dangerous and interconnected relationships with acting, food, and her mother.

by EMILY MAIORANO

‘A Queen in Bucks County’ Delivers Erotica via SEPTA

The sexier the better in Kay Gabriel's buzzy, boozy collection—and what's sexier than economic revolution?

by IRMA KISS

Who's the 'Funny Girl' Now?

A casting decision bigger than Broadway: fulfilling Lea Michele's dream.

by KATE RATNER

Pictures of Space: Art That’s Out of This World?

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is making complicated science both accessible and beautiful.

by JULIA ESPOSITO

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