Baltimore Magazine | Mt. Vernon Studio of Late, Legendary Painter Raoul Middleman to Become a Museum

Painter Raoul Middleman's studio is becoming a museum, reports Lydia Wood for Baltimore Magazine. Middleman attended PAFA before moving to the Baltimore home in 1961.

“His life was so much about art,” says [the artist's son] Ben, 46, who, with experience in galleries and art publishing, will serve as the museum’s main curator. “He never cared about commercial success, he just wanted to show people the work and get their response. This is a way of doing that.” —Lydia Woolever for Baltimore Magazine

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Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is America's first school and museum of fine arts. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, PAFA offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts, innovative exhibitions of historic and contemporary American art, and a world-class collection of American art. PAFA’s esteemed alumni include Mary Cassatt, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Thomas Eakins, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.