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Since its founding in 1915, the PAA has presented the work of artists and designers working in a wide variety of media, from ceramics and jewelry to textiles and sculpture. Each year we present up to twelve new exhibitions featuring the work of emerging and established artists. Rather than understanding “craft” as a class of objects, the PAA encourages visitors to consider “craft” as a verb. This broader definition means that our exhibitions encompass a range of topics and types of work, from useful and decorative objects to sculpture and installations. Our diverse program of exhibitions, inspired by our setting in a masterfully crafted domestic space, can thus be communicated to visitors in engaging and unexpected ways.

Philadelphia Art Alliance provides the perfect setting for groups to experience craft and design.   Within the halls of our 100 year old home, teachers and professors have plenty of space to discuss the work with their students.

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Barbara Paganin: Memoria Aperta

May 26, 2016 to Aug 14, 2016


Barbara Paganin: Memoria Aperta

May 26, 2016 to Aug 14, 2016

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The works shown in the series Memoria Aperta (open memory) at the Art Alliance are mind maps and miniature landscapes that tell stories in gold, silver, semi-precious stones and new materials.  They are inspired by the emotions of the artist’s past but they open up to the world by exploring the memories of others. For Paganin, the work starts with a search among the antique shops of Venice reclaiming unique objects and heirlooms. Some recurring elements point to her personal history yet each brooch contains details that viewers can re-configure according to their own individual fragments of memory.

Barbara Paganin is well known for her use of precious materials, but she has added techniques in glass, resin and dental acrylic over the years to complement her recovered elements. The brooches and neckpieces in this series have been designed as a single suite, on which the artist has worked continuously over the last several years.

Support for Memoria Aperta is provided by Helen Drutt: Philadelphia and Linda Richardson. Support for the Philadelphia Art Alliance is provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and members of the PAA.


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