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RSVP to Smart Talk featuring artist Philip Pearlstein

Written by WITF Staff | Feb 3, 2017 1:48 PM
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Artist Philip Pearlstein will appear on Smart Talk on February 10.

Renowned artist Philip Pearlstein will appear on Smart Talk Friday, February 10, and WITF listeners are invited to join the live studio audience. The program will feature a discussion of Pearlstein's work and be paired with a segment exploring National Endowment of the Arts funding. (Recently, President Donald Trump has expressed a wish to de-fund the National Endowment of the Arts.)

Guests are asked to arrive by 8:45 a.m.; the show begins at 9:00 a.m. Members of the audience will have the chance to participate in the show by asking questions or making comments live.

This event is free and open to the public but RSVP is requested for planning purposes.

About Philip Pearlstein

Philip Pearlstein is visiting Harrisburg to launch "Philip Pearlstein: Seventy-Five Years of Painting" at Susquehanna Art Museum. The Exhibit includes the artist's earliest works from the 1940s through the development of the modern figure paintings for which he is internationally acclaimed. The exhibit runs from February 11 through May 22, 2017.

Among Pearlstein's honors are a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, and election to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. He has taught at Pratt Institute and the Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. In 2008 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award, National Academy, New York, and the Scholastic Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. His works are found in the collections of over seventy museums in the United States, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Pearlstein, age 93, currently lives and works in New York City. 

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