Happy birthday to Gustav Klimt. Today we celebrate his special day with a painting he began in 1917, but was left unfinished by his sudden death in 1918. This masterful portraitist had an incredible impact on painting with his intimate depictions of women and remarkable detailing. Has anything unfinished ever looked so good?
Want to find out more about innovation in Fairmount Park at the turn of the nineteenth century? Take the Athens of America trolley tour on Sunday, July 20, at 1:00–4:00 p.m., and learn why Philadelphia in the early 1800s was known as a center of science, medicine, architecture, and engineering. Hear the stories of the people who built this reputation and examine their documents and tools at historic houses Lemon Hill, Laurel Hill, and Cedar Grove. Tickets are required. Click here to get yours today.
Fly Art, a Tumblr account created by students Gisella Velasco and Toni Potenciano has been perfectly mixing popular rap lyrics and Renaissance paintings since December 2013 and we only can hope that they never stop.