Tuesday, March 3, 2015
"There but for the grace of God go I." It's a thing people say. You see homeless people in the train station, or victims of war, disease, or misfortune. And you realize it could have been you, yet somehow it isn't.
RENOWNED Bucks County portrait artist Nelson Shanks has painted everyone from Princess Diana to President Bill Clinton and from Pope John Paul II to Marisa Tomei. He and his wife, Leona, are the founders of Studio Incamminati, an art school on 12th Street near Callowhill.
New This Week Field Hockey Hot (11th Hour Theater Company) Michael Ogborn's new satire about a high school girls' field hockey team whose star goalie is injured two weeks before the championship and whose coach is obsessed with winning. Previews Thursday-next Sunday. Opens March 12. Through March 22.
NEW YORK (AP) - The upcoming Broadway musical "Finding Neverland" has found a new producer to join its ranks - Bryan Cranston.
Any artistic cutting edge can come with the sensation of falling off a cliff. The listener is bewildered for a bit, until someone (often the composer) shows how the most forbidding concoctions have precedents in the past.
If you like pictures of girls in white dresses looking frail and sensitive among stands of hollyhocks, "The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920" is the show for you.
 
Art Museum's South Asian galleries to close for a year
It is useful to think of the arts in 20th-century America as a vast benevolent conspiracy. In public schools where serious art education was the accepted standard, children were sent home with instruments, to be met by stay-at-home parents who made sure t
 
Settling a Penn State graduate's cold case
Too many theatergoers, artists and critics operate under the idea that theater should provide social commentary, challenge orthodoxy, or motivate political change, with audience enjoyment a secondary (at best) concern.