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Share your vision of Arcadia.

"May the day come-and perhaps soon-when I can flee to the woods on a South Sea island, and live there in ecstasy, in peace and for art."

~ Gauguin to his wife, Mette, February 1890


This beautiful display of art reminds me of Genesis 1-2 creation account and the harmony that existed between mankind and creation. The beauty of Adam

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Robert Olszewski - 8.23.2012 - 2:58 PM
It amazes me that someone can create a painting with mostly dots on a background. The patience and time spent are admirable!

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Barbara - 8.23.2012 - 2:24 PM
The No Nothings who see modern religious beliefs here are wrong. If anything, the absence of those beliefs in this exhibit is a silent condemnation of these True Believers' comments.

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Joe - 8.22.2012 - 4:08 PM
this muesam is ok

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anonymous - 8.22.2012 - 3:14 PM
It's wonderful I we want to stay here for a night

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Edward - 8.22.2012 - 1:45 PM
Arcadia is a longing that, possibly, can be achieved on canvas, but alas, most likely not in life. Nonetheless, it was fun to envision the dreams of many and to dare to dream the same for life as we know it now. Thank you.

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John - 8.22.2012 - 1:13 PM
No one even mentioned it, but isn't the idea of Arcadia the wish for the return to the Garden of Eden!!Loved the music but would have loved more to follow me through the exhibit.

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Peg - 8.22.2012 - 1:13 PM
My Grandson, who is eleven 11 years, enjoyed the exhibit especially the girl on the red velvet sofa in the midst of a jungle.

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Liza Jane - 8.22.2012 - 12:36 PM
Tres belle exposition. Beaucoup de francais. Normql on est les meilleurs.

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Pierre Dupont - 8.22.2012 - 12:22 PM
I really liked the figures.

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SAMUEL age 4 1/2 - 8.22.2012 - 12:01 PM
I loved the exhibit! It was so uplifting, especially in light of today's difficult times...heaven on earth. Having been to the Van Gogh museum, I found the recent Van Gogh exhibit much less exciting. I love Chagall and was disappointed in that exhibit, too. So, I didn't expect Arcadia to be very special, but I was delighted!

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Linda Homler - 8.21.2012 - 6:39 PM
Would have liked to see more of the featured artists' work. Personally, I enjoyed the van Gogh exhibit more.

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EM - 8.21.2012 - 4:12 PM
This is how you play hooky from work. ; )

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AcmeExplosives - 8.21.2012 - 1:44 PM
Fun

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Ray Ping - 8.21.2012 - 12:18 PM
Wow... what a wonderful exhibit :)I loved how poetry was incorporated into the exhibit.It is so nice to see this theme of paradise and dream incorporated into all of these works.It was so fitting to be able to draw at the end of the exhibit because thats what VOA inspires you to do... dream, create, and express.Thank you PMA and thank you to all of the people who donate time, art, and the finances to bring all of this to Philadelphia.

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Todd Agostini - 8.21.2012 - 12:02 PM
Wonderful exhibit as usual, but crowded as usual. What might help is making sure those who enter are there at the correct time, not an hour earlier as we experienced.

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Lynn - 8.21.2012 - 11:41 AM
I thought it was interesting to tie the works together of several artists and style through subject. And it was revealing how cubist kept using Arcadia as a vehicle for radical new concepts in art

Many people have said they wished to see more Matisse, Gauguin, Cezanne, etc. and why you can never have too much of these artist I enjoyed seeing less familiar artists and came away with some new favorites.

Bravo!

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Jared - 8.20.2012 - 4:06 PM
IT WAS A GOOD EXPERIENCE FOR MY DAUGHTER BUT I HAVE A TOUCH OF A.D.D . SO I COULDN'T REALLY APPRECIATE IT BUT I DID LIKE GETTING A CHANCE TO CREATE MY VERY OWN VISION OF ART.

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Vanetta BRITT - 8.19.2012 - 4:48 PM
Woud liked to have seen more works of Gauguin, Cezanne and Matisse

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Edward - 8.19.2012 - 4:34 PM
the whole time it smelled like stinky breath

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Cap'n Crunchh - 8.19.2012 - 3:44 PM

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