Sunday, October 24, 2010

Walking Sculpture with Michelangelo Pistoletto

The Philadelphia Center for the Book is a proud Community Partner with the Philadelphia Museum of Art for their exhibit Michelangelo Pistoletto: Cittadellarte (November 2, 2010 - January 16, 2011)

PCB is one part of many events that will be happening. To launch, Spiral Q Puppet Theater and students from the Curtis Institute of Music will take part in the following upcoming event:

Walking Sculpture with Michelangelo Pistoletto
Saturday, October 30, 1 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

Join the procession as Michelangelo Pistoletto rolls a giant ball of newspapers made by Spiral Q Puppet Theater through Philadelphia, beginning at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s West Entrance—rain or shine! The artist will recreate his seminal action Walking Sculpture, first performed in 1967 on the streets of Turin. For more information, visit

Philadelphia Center for the Book will join with the PMA for the following:

"Can a Book Transform the World? Can a Book Transform a Life?”
Sustainable Bookmaking Workshops
Sunday, December 12, 2010 or Sunday, January 9, 2011
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. or 2:00–5:00 p.m.
Four half-day workshops are offered.
Register for one only.(Registration is through the PMA-for more information click here)
Instructors: Book artists from the Philadelphia Center for the Book
Location: Education Studios I and II
Paid reservations required
$40 ($32 members); includes Museum admission
Enrollment limited to 20 participants for each half-day workshop.

Learn to make handmade books using your own recycled material. Bring packaging of all kinds, leaflets, rubber stamps, and so on, and an inspiration, wish, or thought on how to transform the world (or even one life) to hand-letter as the text within. At the end of the workshop, we’ll visit the exhibition Michelangelo Pistoletto: Cittadellarte for a conversation about art and social transformation, using our handmade books as inspiration.

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