Artsy roundup: past/present/future in resin at Girard station, filmmaker’s Kensington Renewal, Barnes art move, ‘Site Seeing’ on Parkway, museum boost for some

Work on the Broad Street Line’s Girard station is nearly complete, as is its new art installation created by Robert Woodward (aka Peanutbutter). The Inquirer profiles Woodward and visited the station with him to discuss his 91-panel artwork along the station’s stairs and railings. The artworks, displaying objects and images suspended in colorful resin, are organized around themes of past, present, and future.

PlanPhilly’s Anthony Campisi caught up with filmmaker Jamie Moffett about his drive to turn around some tough blocks in Kensington by trying to incentivize homeownership. Moffett started Kensington Renewal, hoping to use crowd-funding and volunteer elbow grease to acquire and rehab vacant houses for prospective owners.

Has the Barnes collection been moving right under our noses? Art is already hanging in the galleries, the Inquirer reports, which means the collection’s 4,500 pieces has been (and are?) quietly making their way into Philly.

The Fairmount Park Art Association is inviting people to enjoy the Parkway’s public art through more interactive experiences, beginning in April. PlanPhilly’s JoAnn Greco reports that ‘Site Seeing’ will include flash(light) mobs at Mark di Suervo’s Iroquois, tango dancing by Swann Fountain, as well as bike and walk events.

The National Constitution Center and the National Museum of American Jewish History missed out on the city’s overall uptick in museum visitors this winter. The Business Journal reports that in January the Constitution Center’s attendance numbers were unchanged while the Jewish History museum was down about 17%. Overall attendance was up around 12%.

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