Still and Solemn Power: Contemplating Landscapes

Friday, January 27, 6:00 PM
$75/ $65 PAFA Members and Alumni

Please join Dr. Anna O. Marley for a close looking tour of the 19th and 20th century landscape paintings in Making American Artists: Stories from PAFA, 1776 - 1976Landscapes show more than just the beauty of the natural environment—they also reveal the biases, agendas and historical problems of the times from which they come. This evening will explore the missing stories and difficult narratives embedded in American landscape traditions of representation, bringing to the foreground the role of women and Black American artists who innovated within, and expanded upon the genre of landscape painting.  

Our conversations will continue in PAFA's rooftop lounge where we will take in the beautiful cityscape view of Philadelphia at night and enjoy a wine and cheese reception. At the reception we welcome our special guest, Mia Rosenthal, a contemporary artist who makes observational drawings from the unobservable.* Mia will demonstrate her techniques on one of her works-in-progress, while discussing her inventive approach to exploring the world around her. Tickets are limited.

* Jodi Throckmorton from her essay for the exhibition catalogue Mia Rosenthal: Paper Lens, a solo exhibition at PAFA in 2015.  The event title is taken from a poem by Percy Blysshe Shelley, Mont Blanc: Lines Written in the Vale of Chamouni. 1816. Section V. Image: Marianna Sloan (1875 – 1954), A Rocky Beach, ca. 1914, Oil on canvas, framed: 37 1/4 x 44 1/4 x 2 in. (94.615 x 112.395 x 5.08 cm.); 26 3/16 x 33 3/16 in. (66.51625 x 84.29625 cm.), 1915.6, John Lambert Fund. 

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Friday January 27
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Still and Solemn Power: Contemplating Landscapes:
General Public
PAFA Members and Alumni

118-128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 972-7600
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