WHYY | Gift/Deeds exhibit at PAFA highlights selections of 20th century art
WHYY Host Priyanka Tewari sat down with Philadelphia-based artist, activist, and collector, Ofelia Garcia and Dr. Brittany Webb, curator of Gift/Deeds: Collectors at PAFA, to speak on how and why people collect art. Listen to or read the full interview here.
"[T]here comes a time when you want to share these things. A way of sharing things [with the public] that have given you pleasure. PAFA is a very distinguished institution, [it] has a lot to offer and a long reach into the community. I’m also been involved in higher education all of my life. And I really thought that an institution that serves the public and has a student body is a perfect combination." —Ofelia Garcia
Gift/Deeds: Collectors at PAFA is on view through January 8, featuring 20th century and contemporary art from the permanent collection highlights selections from six significant art collections.
Image: Hope and Despair Greet the New Century (1990). China Marks (b. 1942), Four color lithograph with chine collé and sculptural attachments, sheet (irr.): 22 1/2 x 32 1/2 in. (57.15 x 82.55 cm.). Gift of Ofelia Garcia, 2019.50.8.