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Victoriana Reimagined

March 21, 2018 - September 30, 2018
at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion 200 W Tulpehocken Street Philadelphia, PA 19144

Victoriana Reimagined brings new works by three contemporary artists into the Victorian interiors of the historic Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion. Each artist was invited to spend time studying the Mansion and its collections to create a site-specific installation. Melanie Bilenker is a goldsmith and jewelry artist known for her technique of using strands of hair for pictorial line-work. In this exhibitions, Bilenker expands the scale of her work to create a hair-work piece in the form of a telescope book. Jacintha Clark takes the Mansion’s stunning piano as a point of departure. Clark draws from the theme of Victorian music to produce a multi-part installation of ceramic and sound that winds its way through the building. Talia Greene builds on one of the Mansion’s most iconic collection pieces – a grand dining room chandelier decorated with motifs from Aesop’s Fox and the Grapes fable. Greene’s beautiful and complex cut-paper installation thematically explores the complex range of possible readings of the fable.

The exhibition is curated by Heather Moqtaderi of Past Present Projects, an organization that specializes in bringing contemporary art into historic spaces.

The exhibition opens at the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion on March 21, 2018 and runs through September 2018.

Visitors may view the exhibition as part of the Mansion’s tour schedule on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday afternoons.

Tours are offered at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15 pm.

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