Victoriana Reimagined


Victoriana Reimagined brings new works by three contemporary artists into the Victorian interiors of Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion. Talia Greene builds on one of the Mansion’s most iconic collection pieces – a dining room chandelier decorated with motifs from Aesop’s Fox and Grapes fable. Greene’s beautiful and complex cut-paper installation thematically explores the complex range of possible readings of the fable. Melanie Bilenker is a goldsmith and jewelry artist known for her technique of using strands of hair for pictorial line-work. In this exhibition, Bilenker expands the scale of her work to create a hair-work piece in the form of a tunnel book. Jacintha Clark takes the Mansion’s stunning piano as a point of departure. Clark draws from the theme of Victorian music to produce an installation of ceramic 19th century sheet music. Victoriana Reimagined is curated by Heather Gibson Moqtaderi from Past Present Projects.

Beginning Saturday, March 31st through Saturday, September 1st, individuals living in the 19144 zip code may view the exhibition and tour the Mansion free of charge on Saturdays. Tours are offered at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15 p.m.

The Mission of Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is to showcase Victorian era Philadelphia through the architecture, grounds/gardens, and collections; and to educate, entertain and inspire the public through onsite educational programming, tours, theatre productions, literature and lectures.

Thank you to sponsors of Victoriana Reimagined!