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Published: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:48:58 GMT


Art: Paul Evans: Turning cold metal into furniture art
Metal furniture is an acquired taste. Unlike wood, metal can seem cold, austere and industrial, the antithesis of domestic coziness.

Art: Rediscovering an appealing primitive painter at the Woodmere
As with many so-called "self-taught" artists, the paintings of Jessie Drew-Bear (1879-1962) come wrapped in a compelling life story that reveals her to have been an exceptional woman who, if she were better known, would be a feminist saint.

Art: Korea's artistic legacy revealed
Despite being dominated by its more powerful neighbors and bifurcated by a Cold War schism since 1948, Korea has preserved a distinctive cultural patrimony that goes back at least two millennia.

Art: A scavenger hunt at ICA
'Ruffneck Constructivists" at the Institute of Contemporary Art is a textbook example of an exhibition that requires an instruction manual, so much so that even if you read all its expository material you might still feel lost in space.

Art: Exemplars of long-ago calendar art
The term "calendar art" has been pejorative as long as I can remember, despite the fact that, as we'll see in a moment, some of it has been created by top-rank artists. Calendar art is commercial, mass-produced, and directed at a mass audience; so, critical thinking goes, how good can it be?

Art: With Shonibare, Barnes leaps ahead
With its Ellsworth Kelly exhibition last year, the Barnes Foundation extended its timeline from its founder's death in 1951 deep into the modern period. Now its show for the British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare makes an even more audacious quantum leap, right to the heart of postmodern thinking, challenging received wisdom about subjects such as colonialism and cultural identity.

Spring Arts - Art: First-ever survey of Korean art
The special treat for Philadelphians during the first half of 2014 will be an unprecedented exhibition of Korean art, much of it on loan from South Korean museums. But generally, the admirers of American art and design will be noticeably well-served during the coming months.

Art: Documenting a 30-year affair with murals
'Something there is that doesn't love a wall," wrote Robert Frost. Not in Philadelphia, my good man. This city loves blank walls, for if you have a wall with an open space in front of it, you can cover it with a painted mural that will delight some people and annoy others.

Art: A Gift, and a Family Affair
"On Paper" continues at Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave., Chestnut Hill, through March 2. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and Sundays; 10 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is $10 general and $7 for visitors 55 and older. Students with identification and children free. Information: 215-247-0476,

Art: A great gift for the Woodmere
The exhibition "On Paper" at Woodmere Art Museum is like a Russian matryoshka doll, a deceptively simple form that contains a multitude of delicacies.