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Emily Erb: American Love Story

Through Monday, April 9

Art Parkway District

Emily Erb [MFA ‘12] contemplates American values and ideals in American Love Story. Her silk paintings are created using an Eastern technique she learned in Madagascar in 2005. By combining this ancient silk painting tradition with imagery often collected from American paper currency, Erb investigates the tension between authoritative Western ideals and America’s ethnic and racial diversity.  She argues, “There is no ‘American culture’ per se, it's not hamburgers. The beauty of America is immigration.”

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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)
118 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-972-7600 phone
215-972-6198 TTY

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The Water Works behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Photo by Erin DiSerafino.