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Some v. exciting news for the art lovers among you! The Phillips Collection just launched its first digital Intersections project, Picture: Present, by Italian-born, New York-based multimedia artist Luca Buvoli. Picture: Present is part of his ongoing series Astrodoubt and The Quarantine Chronicles ft. tragicomic visual narratives commenting on the current Covid-19 health and social crisis. The 12 scenes from Picture: Present will be unveiled simultaneously on The Phillips Collection’s website and Instagram account from between now (first one premieres this evening at 8:05pm ET) and August 7, 2020. 

Intersections is the Phillips’ ongoing series of contemporary art projects in which artists are invited to produce work engaging the museum’s architecture and/or permanent collection, exploring the intersections between past and present.

Buvoli plays with pieces from the collection, including Allan Rohan Crite’s Parade on Hammond Street, Barbara Hepworth’s Operation Drawing; Pierre Bonnard’s Boulevard; Edouard Vuillard’s Woman Sweeping; Horace Pippin’s Domino Players; Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party; Loïs Mailou Jones’s Coin de la Rue Medard, Paris; Paul Klee’s Arrival of the Jugglers; Alma Thomas’s Breeze Rustling Through Fall Flowers; Forrest Bess’s Prophesy; and Albert Pinkham Ryder’s Dead Bird

Incredibly cool project, so definitely check it out! Also, mark your calendar for the following upcoming events:

7/21, 5pm ET – Stories In Art (a family program via Zoom)
7/22, 5:30pm ET – Artist Talk: Luca Buvoli (members only event via Zoom)
8/6, 5:30pm ET – Blues, BBQ & Bourbon (Virtual Phillips After 5 program via Zoom)
8/13 – Luca Buvoli Artist Talk (open to public, stay tuned for the official link!)

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