The Philadelphia Inquirer | PAFA closes historic building to reimagine permanent collection
On the front page of the Philadelphia Inquirer today, Peter Dobrin writes Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts closes historic building to reimagine permanent collection.
Today, nearly all of the 200 or so paintings and marble sculptures dotting the museum’s interior have been pulled and lifted from their longtime perches.
The favorites will return one day, but not until after an elaborately choreographed round of musical chairs over the next several years that will leave the permanent collection of Philadelphia’s august, 217-year-old museum profoundly changed.
Image: Building a temporary wall in front of Benjamin West’s Christ Rejected over which works from Rising Sun: Artists in an Uncertain America will be mounted.