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Culture Spotlight - Fall 2015

By Samara Grossel and Elena Hart | August 19, 2015 | Culture

The latest in DC culture news.

Through the Looking Glass

Tiffany’s Poinsettia Hanging Shade.

Tiffany’s Poinsettia Hanging Shade.

An upcoming exhibit at Winterthur Museum will allow Philadelphians to see up close the work of Louis C. Tiffany, an American artist best known for stained glass. The pieces selected for “Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light” depict flowers or landscape scenes using patterns of light. “We’re celebrating color here,” says co-curator Catharine Dann Roeber. “Tiffany glass is an exuberance of color on display.” The exhibition will feature a unique selection of 99 Tiffany glass pieces and will examine other artists’ contributions from Tiffany Studios. A smaller accompanying exhibit, “Tiffany: The Color of Luxury,” will present more than 100 objects and graphics in a playful look at Tiffany in American culture. December 5–January 3 at the Winterthur Museum, 5105 Kennett Pk., Winterthur, DE, 800-448-3883

Poetry in Motion

Lucinda Childs’s Available Light (music by John Adams and set by Frank Gehry) will run September 10–12.

Lucinda Childs’s Available Light (music by John Adams and set by Frank Gehry) will run September 10–12.

Expect the unexpected at FringeArts’ annual Fringe Festival. The 17-day fête presented by the contemporary arts organization offers a concentrated series of performances, from music to theater to the visual arts. This year’s participants include Belgian director Ivo van Hove and Colombian actor (and FringeArts favorite) Thaddeus Phillips. End each day at Festival Bar, inside La Peg, at FringeArts’ permanent home in Old City, for drinks and conversation with festivalgoers and artists alike. September 3 –19, multiple locations

I Can Go For That

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The Fillmore returns to Philadelphia with an inaugural performance by hometown musicians Daryl Hall and John Oates (above). The legendary duo, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year, kick off an eclectic fall lineup that includes The 1975, Eli Young Band, and Tove Lo. Expect to hear all of their sing-along-worthy classics. October 1 at 8 PM at the Fillmore, 10 E. Allen St., 215-625-3681

Society Matters

The Walnut Street Theatre is the oldest continually operating theater in the English-speaking world.

The Walnut Street Theatre is the oldest continually operating theater in the English-speaking world.

The Walnut Street Theatre kicks off its 207th-anniversary season with a classic Philly show. “Our latest musical, High Society, incorporates the music of Cole Porter with the storyline of The Philadelphia Story,” says Producing Artistic Director Bernard Havard. Set in 1930s Oyster Bay, the premiere features a new cast with chic period costumes and follows socialite Tracy Lord as she chooses between her ex-husband, a wedding reporter, and her own fiancé while planning her summer wedding. “Those who remember the 1956 film will enjoy this production,” says Havard. “It will introduce younger audiences to the comedic romance from that era.” September 8–October 25 at the Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St., 215- 574-3550



Photography by: PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD P. GOODBODY (TIFFANY); CRAIG T. MATHEW/MATHEW IMAGING (AVAILABLE LIGHT); GAB ARCHIVE/REDFERNS (HALL & OATES)