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

About PAFA

Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is the United States’ first school and museum of fine arts. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, PAFA offers a world-class collection of American art, innovative exhibitions of historic and contemporary American art, and educational opportunities in the fine arts. The PAFA Museum aims to tell America's diverse story through art, expanding who has been included in the canon of art history through its collections, exhibitions, and public programs, while classes educate artists and appreciators with a deep understanding of traditions and the ability to challenge conventions. PAFA’s esteemed alumni include Mary Cassatt, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.