philly file · September 1 2017

Still Moments: Americani a Roma

Some of the best things in life happen in threes: this exhibit is no exception. Three women, decades, and perspectives fill the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania. Step through the viewfinders of Esther Boise Van Deman, Georgina Masson, and Jeannette Montgomery Barron and experience Italy through their eyes. Bellissimo!

As flâneurs, observers and reporters of street-life in the modern city, A View of One's Own provides unique views of Rome from different vantage points. These still-framed moments reveal more than a captured scene, however. A lightly turned up corner bears hand marked numbers. Crisp contrasts reflect well cared for film. Pigment pops among the monochromatic. Individually these images create their own note. Together, a new melody. Stupefacente!

If you need a bit more convincing, here are three additional reasons to attend:

  • Uno: as a traveling exhibit, the opportunity to experience it expires the 10th of December.

  • Due: A touchscreen kiosk, created by Zero Defect Design, enables gallery visitors to explore student photographs in conjunction with the exhibition.

  • Tre: Peter Benson Miller, the Andrew Heiskell Arts Director for the American Academy in Rome, will be leading a lecture that dives deeper into the trio's talents on 6th of September.


Philed by Kim Iburg

Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania
220 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 US

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