Visitors to the Paint the Revolution exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art yearn for a fortunate opportunity to see, firsthand, famous pieces by painter-turned-pop-culture-icon Frida Kahlo or one of Diego Rivera’s renowned large-scale works. The front of the museum itself had been temporarily adorned with a self-portrait of Kahlo.
After a serene nap on the luscious grass of Rittenhouse Square it was time to move towards Ratha Yatra or The Parade of Chariots, The Indian Festival. The Philadelphia version of this event is in motion every year in the early weeks of September by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) of Philadelphia.
As newlyweds took wedding pictures on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Oct. 1, a group of hoopers gathered to celebrate World Hoop Day. Beginner to professional hoopers, were encouraged to dance on the iconic museum steps. The annual celebration of hoop dance began in 2007 when a girl travelling abroad missed her friends at home and started a way they could hoop together wherever they were.
Written By Lindsay Hargrave
Photos By Josh Zegans
Consumerism and advertising: these two things have shaped not only our economy, but also our culture.
The Pop Art movement focused on these two ideas as a basis for most of its subject matter, giving it a pretty unified message: we are consumers, and that can define our lives.