Art: Philadelphia Goes Modern

The annual exhibit at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is the oldest U.S. show, put on by the nation's oldest art school*—and more often than not it is the stiffest, stuffiest major art show in the U.S. Its Temple Medal (no cash) is the second most important U.S. art prize (first: Carnegie Institute's annual $1,000 award).

Last week, Philadelphia gallery-goers found the ranks of the Academy's 140th annual show suitably stiffened with such veterans of the U.S. Old Guard as John Sloan, Alexander Brook, Charles Burchfield, Thomas Benton. They also found some...

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