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Contemporary Philadelphia Artists

Figures in a Landscape, 1972–73, by Sidney Goodman

Philadelphia is a vibrant and influential hub for artists of all media, whether they were born in, work in, or are inspired by the community and culture of the city. Many artists who live or are vitally connected to Philadelphia are featured in the museum’s collection. Encompassing a wide array of artistic approaches and media, these artists participate in furthering contemporary art in both the local and global scenes. As Philadelphia is characterized by love and grit, so too do its artists take up complex and challenging themes while participating in and supporting the arts of our city.