Selma Burke was an important African American woman who defied stereotypes and made a name for herself through her love of art. She was not only an accomplished nurse and teacher; she was also a world-renowned sculptor and painter whose bust of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt appears on the dime.
In the 1930s, a group of modernist artists in Bucks County including Charles F. Ramsey, Louis Stone, and Charles Evans, formed the Cooperative Painting Project. Experimenting with expressive color, abstract forms, and modern concepts of creative design, this experimental group worked together for two years.
Pennsylvania Impressionist artist Fern Coppedge was one painter who went outdoors in all types of weather to create her work. Snow scenes such as The Road to Lumberville were Coppedge's favorite subject.
Mavis Smith, Sink or Swim, 2003, egg tempera on gesso panel, H. 26 x W. 28 inches, James A. Michener Art Museum. Museum purchase funded by Lorraine Nevens Greenberg Egg [...]
Notice that Rob Evans divided the painting into three sections, creating a kind of triptych. This painting began in 1994 as a small sketch of a cicada shedding its skin on a tree branch.
Cicada began as a sketch and later became the painting it is today. Take a look at the sketches Rob Evans did in 1994 and in 1996 before he created his painting.
What story do you think the artist was trying to tell in this painting? It tells the story of an event, time, or place, and the painting can give us specific details. Sometimes we call paintings of this type either a historical or narrative painting.
Thanks to the Google Art Project, the Museum's galleries are now available to be seen via Street View imagery. In addition, thirteen works of the 125 objects online are viewable in [...]