The Parkway has long been the home of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rodin Museum. The relocation of the Barnes from Merion to the Parkway sparked a flurry of development and the designation of the neighborhood as the Philadelphia Museum District. The Park Towne Place apartment complex, which has rebranded itself as Museum District Residences, hired a curator and acquired art to fill the common areas of the complex and an art gallery that contains a permanent collection of about 100 works, many of them by Philadelphia artists.
The gallery has space for rotational exhibits. Park Towne Place plans to have several public art openings each year. “Constructing Organics” is the first show and is open until December 2016.
Diane Marimow is one of the Philadelphia artists whose work is showcased in the “Constructing Organics” show. I loved her massive hand-built pieces that evoked memories of the seashore and marine life.