Where’s some great culture in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region when the holidays are over? Once the excitement of the holidays has died down, and you are back in routine, plan to travel to Pennsylvania’s Americana Region to enjoy these cultural highlights!
The Reading Public Museum is featuring a brilliant exhibition of work, drawn from the George R. Stroemple Collection, that includes the master glassmaker’s spectacular Laguna Murano Chandelier, and 60 other luminous examples from his acclaimed Venetian series. The pieces are accompanied by more than a dozen drawings, developed from inspiration of a trip to Venice in 1988, that included a visit to a gallery featuring the extraordinary private collection of Venetian glass in the Venetian Art Deco Style (1920s and 1930s). Returning to the United States, Chihuly decided to create his own versions of the classic pieces with a unique, lively twist. Collaborating with Pino Signoretto and Lino Tagliapietra, two of Italy’s finest glassmaking masters, Chihuly worked to execute his vision for these stunning pieces, which are now on display through January 8, 2017.
Music lovers, catch the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd, with The Wall Theatrical Extravaganza, at Santander Performing Arts Center, on Friday, January 20th. Watch as characters from the album come to life on stage, delivering a unique experience of Pink Floyd’s masterpiece. More than a concert, The Wall is the only production that presents the album in its entirety, plus elements from the movie, and legendary concerts in New York, London, and Berlin.
When in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region, check out Albright College’s Freedman Gallery, where admission is always free. In late January, January 26–March 5, the Gallery will feature Ink Travels, an assemblage of prints using both traditional and cutting edge printmaking processes, pulled together to celebrate the career of Sydney Cross, a professor of art at Clemson University, whose influence spanned more than three decades of artists. The resulting collection is a dynamic visual documentation of knowledge and memories that celebrate an incredible teacher. Also at Albright, January 26–April 23, This is the Freedman at 40, showcases items from the Gallery’s permanent collection to tell the 40-year story of the Freedman Gallery’s history, illustrating the artwork, major exhibitions, events and people who have contributed to 40 years of showcasing the best contemporary American art.