The Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Surrealists

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My husband for the first time since moving to Philadelphia expressed interest in seeing a specific exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art – “The Surrealists”. I was thrilled at the suggestion and we enlisted a couple, some friends from New York, to accompany us on this wonderful excursion. I’ve picked out some of my favorites that I found particularly compelling to share, such as the Miro piece above. Surrealism seems to be one of those genres that you either love or could do without. If you love it like I do, check out the masterpieces below.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art: Treasures from Korea

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I had the pleasure of viewing “Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Museum’s website describes the exhibit as: “the artistic achievements of the Joseon dynasty, a line of monarchs that ruled for more than five hundred years and left a substantial legacy for modern Korea. A variety of objects—including painted screens, scrolls, calligraphy, furnishings, costumes, accessories, and ritual wares—explore the roles of king and court, the distinct spheres of men and women in society, and religious beliefs. This is the first full-scale American exhibition to be devoted to art of the Joseon dynasty.”

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