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History of the Philadelphia Museum of Art: PMA Exhibitions 1876–2019

Resources for researching the history of the museum, including exhibitions.

Exhibition Catalogues

All of the PMA publications, including exhibition catalogues, are available in the library's reference section. You can browse the complete list in our catalog here, or in our PMA Publications LibGuide.

Exhibition Labels

Many of the labels for our past exhibitions, particularly the later years, are available in the library. Some of the labels are available as digital files. If you see this url symbol (as highlighted in the image below) in the catalog, click on it and a new window with a pdf of the labels will open.

Below is a list of the exhibitions held at the museum from 1876 through 2019. From 1974, descriptions of the exhibitions have been included, when available.

List of Exhibitions

Year Title Dates Department Additional Info
1876 The Centennial Exhibition; or “International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products of the Soil and Mine” 1876    
1877 Gems, Cameos in Relief, and Other Engraved Stones, Ambers, Antique Pastes, Rings, etc 1877    
1877 Gold Silver and Brass Work 1877    
1879 Collection of Coins and Medals 1879    
1883 Loan exhibition of Arms and Armor 1883 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture  
1888 Exhibition of American Pottery and Porcelain 1888 American Art  
1889 Exhibition of American Art Industry of 1889 1889    
1903 Pompeian Ruins, Restorations, and Scenes 1903    
1904 The Great Seals of England and Some Others September 1, 1904– European Decorative Arts and Sculpture  
1905 Art Association of the Union League Exhibition November 1, 1905–    
1908 Some Rare Eastern Carpets from the J. Lees William Collection of Oriental Carpets January 1908–April 1908 East Asian Art  
1908 Capo di Monte Porcelain (Hard Paste Porcelain) January 1908–    
1908 Textiles: Mrs. William D. Frishmuth Collection of Colonial Relics January 1908– Costume and Textiles  
1908 Mexican Antiquities January 1908–    
1908 Antique Watches: Bloomfield Moore Collection and Fleisher Collection April 1908– European Decorative Arts and Sculpture  
1908 Hammered Sheet Iron Figures in the Collection of Japanese Metal-Work April 1908– East Asian Art  
1908 Textile Room Reinstalled April 1908– Costume and Textiles  
1908 The Lamborn Collection of Roman Glass Fragments April 1908–    
1908 Peruvian Figure Work in Lead, Three Examples April 1908–    
1908 Maiolica Tiles of Mexico July 1908– European Decorative Arts and Sculpture  
1910 New Installation of Furniture Collection October 25, 1910–    
1911 The Gardiner Collection of Antique Oriental Rugs 1911 East Asian Art  
1915 Exhibition of Tiles October 1915–    
1915 Loan Exhibition of Tapestries October 25, 1915–November 7, 1915 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture  
1916 Americanization through Art January 19, 1916–February 22, 1916 American Art  
1916 Exhibition of “Fakes” and Reproductions April 1, 1916–    
1916 Exhibition of American and English Furniture of the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Early Nineteenth Centuries November 1916–December, 1916    
1917 Exhibition of Old American and English Silver May 1917    
1919 Loan Exhibition of Carpets and Other Textiles from Asia Minor 1919 East Asian Art  
1920 Temporary Exhibition of a Selection of Italian Paintings of the XIV and XVI Centuries from the John G. Johnson Collection 1920 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection  
1920 The Building of a Temple: A Pageant April 19–23, 1920    
1921 Pilgrim Show 1921    
1921 Loan Exhibition of Colonial Silver June 1921    
1922 Exhibition of American Handicrafts Assembled and Circulated by the American Federation of Arts December 5–25, 1922 American Art  
1923 Paintings and Drawings of Persia and India (With Some Others), Illuminated Manuscripts in Persian, Arabic, Ethiopic, Sanscrit [sic], Armenian, Hindi, Burmese… 1923    
1923 Graphic Art of Czechoslovakia: Exhibition of Prints from the Private Collection of Henry J. John April 9–13, 1923 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1923 Early Printed Books September 1923    
1923 The Napoleonic Table Service by Irene Sargent September 15–30, 1923    
1923 Philadelphia Etchers and Engravers October 1–22, 1923 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1923 The Crofts Collection: An Exhibition of Chinese Pottery October 15, 1923– East Asian Art  
1923 Philadelphia Illustrators November 1–26, 1923 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1923 Early English Prints December 3–31, 1923 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1924 Bookplates January 7, 1924– Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1924 Exhibitions of Daguerreotypes February 1, 1924–March 1, 1924 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1924 Persian Miniatures February 1, 1924–April 1924 East Asian Art  
1924 Nineteenth Century Etchings and Engravings March 1924 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1924 Print Room Exhibition: American Drawings April 1, 1924– Drawings, and Photographs  
1924 Exhibition of Furniture of the Chippendale Style April 28, 1924–September 24, 1924 American Art  
1924 Exhibition of Etchings and Engravings by Old Masters from the Collection of Dr. Charles B. Penrose October 1, 1924–November 10, 1924 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1924 New Installation of Stained Glass October 1, 1924–    
1924 Exhibition of Chinese Paintings, Sculpture and Antiquities October 20, 1924– East Asian Art  
1924 Philadelphia Illustrators November 1–30, 1924 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1924 Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Chrysanthemum Exhibition November 7–9, 1924    
1924 Retrospective Exhibition of Illustrations by Philadelphia Artists November 12, 1924–January 1, 1925 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1925 Exhibition of Prints by Contemporary Dutch Artist January 12, 1925–March 7, 1925 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1925 Embroideries, Velvets, Damasks, Satins, and Other Silk Fabrics (15th to the 18th century) March 1925– Costume and Textiles  
1925 Modern Textiles: Textiles and Designs in the American Federation of Arts Exhibition March 1925– Costume and Textiles  
1925 Exhibition of Illuminations, a collection of illuminations by members of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators of England March 3, 1925– Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1925 French Chintzes of the 18th and 19th Centuries April 1, 1925– Costume and Textiles  
1925 Inaugural exhibition of a circulating gallery of pictures April 20, 1925–May 31, 1925    
1925 Colonial Craftsmen of Philadelphia July 1925– American Art  
1925 Mestrovic Exhibition October 1, 1925–    
1925 Hungarian Prints November 1, 1925–December 1, 1925 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1925 Loan Exhibition of Windsor Chairs from the Collection of J. Stogdell Stokes, and Pennsylvania German Chests from the Collection of Clarence Wilson Brazer November 10, 1925–December 18, 1925 American Art  
1926 John D. McIlhenny Memorial Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture, Rugs, Textiles, and Furniture March 2, 1926–April 10, 1926 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture  
1926 Recent Accessions in the Field of Chinese Art April 7, 1926– East Asian Art  
1926 Loan Exhibition of Works by William Blake (from the collection of Mr A. Edward Newton) April 17, 1926–May 16, 1926 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection  
1926 Cassatt Show April 30, 1926–May 29, 1926    
1926 Loan Exhibition of Paintings from the Lea Collection May 15, 1926– October 6, 1926    
1926 Exhibition of Designs by Gordon Craig, English designer of theatrical scenery and costume May 17, 1926–    
1926 American Furniture from the Collection of Mrs. Francis P. Garvan June 1926–    
1926 Sartain Exhibition (from the collection of Miss Harriet Sartain June 2, 1926–October 6, 1926    
1926 Development of American Art June 8, 1926– American Art  
1926 Mount Pleasant Open to Public: American Art on the Eve of the Revolution July 1, 1926–November 1, 1926 American Art  
1926 Exhibition of Works of Engraved Ornament of 18th Century England from the Collection of Howard Reifsnyder July 1, 1926– November 1, 1926    
1926 Industrial Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts October 1, 1926–October 31, 1926    
1926 Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the Late Joseph Pennell October 1, 1926–October 31, 1926    
1926 Loan Exhibition of Persian Art from the 9th to the 18th Century October 11, 1926–January 1, 1927 Indian and Himalayan Art  
1926 Exhibition of Contemporary European Industrial Arts from the Industrial Arts from the International Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, held in Paris summer 1925 November 15, 1926–December 13, 1926 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture  
1926 Etchings by John Wright November 23, 1926–Christmas 1926 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1927 American, English, and European Pewter 1927–    
1927 William L. Elkins and George W. Elkins Collections at Memorial Hall (Sesqui-Centennial) 1927–    
1927 Loan Collection of Paintings from Flemish and Dutch Schools 1927–    
1927 Early Italian Engravings and Woodcuts January 28, 1927–April 1927 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1927 Exhibition of Tapestries January 28, 1927–April 1, 1927 Costume and Textiles  
1927 Portraits April 1, 1927–    
1927 Loan Exhibition of the Works of Robert Nanteuil and Other French Line Engravers of the 18th Century April 4, 1927–October 1927    
1927 Memorial Exhibition of the works of the late Mary Cassatt April 30, 1927–May 30, 1927 American Art  
1927 Silver Room Open to the Public after Reinstallation May 1927    
1927 Religious Art of Mexico from the 17th and 18th Centuries Summer 1927    
1927 Fine and Decorative Art of China from the 3rd Century B.C. to the Present Summer 1927 East Asian Art  
1927 European Etchers of the Last Half Century lent by Ellis Ames Ballard Through June 26, 1927 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1927 Dutch Etchings by Marius Bauer July 1, 1927– October 1, 1927 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1927 Exhibition of Northern Primitive Paintings October 1, 1927–November 30, 1927 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1927 South Indian Sculpture of the Medieval Period November 21, 1927– Indian and Himalayan Art  
1927 Exhibition of Laces from the Philadelphia Collections November 21, 1927– Costume and Textiles  
1927 Engravings from the J. Drexel Collection November 21, 1927– Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1927? English Engraved Ornament of the Nineteenth Century      
1927? Engraved Maps of Asia      
1927? Exhibition of Painted Pennsylvania Chests from the Permanent Collection      
1927? French Engraved Portraits of the Eighteenth Century      
1928 Cedar Grove Opens to the Public After January 6, 1928 American Art  
1928 Portraits by Early American Artists of the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Centuries Collected by Thomas B. Clarke February 28, 1928– American Art  
1928 Ten Period Rooms Open to the Public Mid-March, 1928    
1928 The New Museum of Art Inaugural Exhibition March 26, 1928–    
1928 Memorial Exhibition of the Collection of Far Easter Sculpture and Painting formed by the Late Charles H. Ludington May, 1928     
1928 International Exhibition of Ceramic Art November 14, 1928–December 12, 1928    
1928 Exhibition of Ecclesiastical Objects December 1928–    
1928 A hundred Prints of the Old Masters, 1450–1750: Inaugural Exhibition of the Charles M. Lea Collection of Prints December 21, 1928–January 27, 1929    
1928? Engravings of the Early German School      
1928? Exhibition of Mexican Church Vestments and Ivories      
1928? Japanese Prints of the Henry LaBarre Jayne Memorial Collection      
1928? Exhibition of the Arts of Early India      
1928? German Little Masters      
1928? The Joseph Lees Williams Memorial Collection of Oriental Carpets and Rugs      
1928? Heinrich Aldegrever      
1928? Water Colors and Drawings of Contemporary French Artists      
1929 American Paintings January 1, 1929– American Art  
1929 Early German Woodcuts February 1929–  Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1929 Exhibition of English Clocks March 1929– European Decorative Arts and Sculpture  
1929 James F. Ballard Collection of Oriental Carpets March 1929– East Asian Art  
1929 Loan Exhibition of the Engravings of William Hogarth Summer 1929–Fall, 1929 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1929 The Little Masters June 1929–October 1929    
1929 English Colour Prints by George Baxter November 1–31, 1929 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1929 Selected Chinese Paintings from the Robinette Collection November 15, 1929–December 5, 1929 East Asian Art  
1929 Marcantonio and his School December 1929 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1929 Exhibition of Contemporary Belgian Painting, Graphic Art, and Sculpture December 11, 1929–January 12, 1930    
Year Title Dates Department Additional Info
1930 Exhibition of Modern Engraving Processes and Methods Through April 30, 1930 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1930 Mantegna and other Early Italian Masters January 1930-February 1930
1930 Second International Exhibition of the American Federation of the Arts: Exhibition of Contemporary Glass and Rugs January 31, 1930-February 27, 1930 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
1930 The Processes of Engraving March 1930-April 1930 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1930 Works by Thomas Eakins March 5, 1930-April 7, 1930 American Art
1930 Later Italian Masters May 1930
1930 American Paintings from the Collection of John F. Braun May 2, 1930-September 1930 American Art
1930 The Foulc Collection May 11, 1930-June 1, 1930
1930 Japanese Art from the Museum Collections, English Watercolors and Drawings, Watercolors by the Late Charles E. Dana May 11-18, 1930
1930 De Gheyn and Goltzius from the Lea Collection June 1930-September 1930
1930 British Watercolors September 1, 1930-July 22, 1931 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1930 Dutch and Flemish Masters of the 16th and 17th Centuries October 1930-November 1930
1930 Flemish Prints of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries from the Charles M. Lea Collection November 1930-December 1930 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1930 Chinese Painting November 15, 1930-December 5, 1930 East Asian Art
1930 Dutch Genre Etchers from the Lea Collection December 1930-January 1931 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1930 Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection of Rembrandt Etchings December 1, 1930 - December 31, 1930 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1931 Early Woodcut Books lent by Boies Penrose Through January 1, 1932 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1931 Philadelphia Chippendale Furniture 1931 American Art
1931 Philadelphia International Salon of Photography 1931-1932 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1931 French Portraits from the Lea Collection January 1931-February 1931
1931 Georgian Art: An Exhibition of English and American Furniture and Glass of the Period of George III January 8, 1931-February 26, 1931 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
1931 Nanteuil from the Lea Collection February 1931-March 1931
1931 Dutch Animal Etchers from the Lea Collection March 1931-April 1931 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1931 The Art of the Middle Ages – Inaugural Exhibition March 16, 1931-
1931 Guelph Treasure March 16, 1931-
1931 Ploos van Amstel April 1931-May 1931
1931 American Paintings of the Nineteenth Century May 8-29, 1931 American Art, 69th Street Branch SIX, box 2, folder 16
1931 Delaware County Public School Exhibit May 30, 1931-June 8, 1931 (?) 69th Street Branch SIX, box 2, folder 21
1931 French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists loaned by Mr. Davis June 9-24, 1931 69th Street Branch SIX, box 2, folder 17
1931 Exhibition of Metal Work: Medieval and Early Renaissance Metal Work June 25, 1931-July 29, 1931 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture, 69th Street Branch
1931 Paintings by Baum, Ranken, Carles, Sherwood, Tieme, Gruppe, Johnson, Eashington, Cochran, from McClees Galleries July 30, 1931-September 7, 1931 69th Street Branch
1931 America of the Early Republic, 1776-1830: Furniture and Furnishings September 8, 1931-October 1, 1931 American Art, 69th Street Branch SIX, box 2, folder 19
1931 Prints after the Old Master Ploos van Amstel October 1931- Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1931 Oils and Water Colors in the Modern Idiom October 1-21, 1931 69th Street Branch
1931 Chinese Art October 22, 1931-November 17, 1931 East Asian Art, 69th Street Branch SIX, box 2, folder 19
1931 Modern Etchings (included are works by Legros, Blampied, Davies, Sarrat, and Laurencin) November 1931- Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1931 Paintings by Members of the Delaware County Artists’ Association November 17, 1931-December 1, 1931 69th Street Branch
1931 Living Artists: Contemporary Painting and Sculpture November 20, 1931-January 1, 1932 Modern and Contemporary Art
1931 Engraved portraits after Van Eyck from the Charles M. Lea Collection December 1931 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1931 Japanese Color Prints from the Henry LaBarre Jayne Memorial Collection and from recent gift by Miss Elsie Biddle Robinson December 1931-January 3, 1932 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1931 Powel Exhibition December 1931-November 1932
1931 Religious Art of Gothic and Early Renaissance Periods (Religious Art of Gothic and Renaissance Europe from the Collection of the Pennsylvania Museum of Art) December 1, 1931-January 2, 1932 69th Street Branch SIX, box 3, folder 1
1931? The Foulc Collection December 20, 1931-January 1, 1932
1932 Chain of Colonial Houses, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia 1932 American Art
1932 Engravings by Lucas van Leyen from the Lea Collection Summer 1932 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1932 The Sea Summer 1932
1932 Indian Art of North and South America January 4-25, 1932 69th Street Branch SIX, box 3, folder 2
1932 Etchings of the 19th Century, lent by W. S. Pilling January 5-31, 1932 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1932 The Willard H. Wheeler Collection of Antique Watches January 9, 1932 - February 8, 1932 (postponed)
1932 Paintings by Woodstock Artists January 25, 1932-February 12, 1932 69th Street Branch SIX, box 3, folder 3
1932 Engravings by Heinrick Aldegrever in the Lea Collection February 1932 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1932 Loan Exhibition of Etchings from the Collection of William S. Pilling February 1932 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1932 Oils and Murals by the Mexican Painter, Diego Rivera February 3, 1932-March 1, 1932 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
69th Street Branch
SIX, box 3, folder 4
1932 Design for the Machine: Contemporary Industrial Art February 20, 1932-March 20, 1932 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
1932 University Museum: Caribbean Archaeology February 29, 1932 - May 31, 1932
1932 Engravings and Woodcuts by Albrecht Durer in the Lea Collection March 1932 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1932 Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts March 1-24, 1932 69th Street Branch SIX, box 3, folder 5
1932 Museum of Modern Art: Modern Architectural Exhibition March 20, 1932-April 30, 1932 Modern and Contemporary Art
1932 First Philadelphia International Salon of Photography March 24, 1932-April 11, 1932 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, 69th Street Branch
1932 The Little Masters in the Lea Collection April 1932 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1932 Paintings and Sculpture by Swedish Women Artists April 11, 1932-May 2, 1932 69th Street Branch SIX, box 3, folder 6
1932 German Woodcuts from the Lea Collection (Other Early Engravings) May 1932- Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1932 American Industrial Art May 2-23, 1932 American Art SIX, box 3, folder 6
1932 Children through the Centuries May 7, 1932-June 8, 1932
1932 Delaware County School Exhibition May 23, 1932-June 6, 1932 (?) 69th Street Branch SIX, box 2, folder 21
1932 Contemporary American Painters June 6-30, 1932 American Art
69th Street Branch
SIX, box 3, folder 8
1932 Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Stotesbury Collection June 15, 1932-December 1932
1932 Twelfth International Watercolor Exhibition August 8-25, 1932 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, 69th Street Branch
69th Street Branch
SIX, box 3, folder 10
1932 Chinese Wood-Block Prints of the 17th and 18th Centuries September 1932 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1932 Egyptian Art September 19, 1932-October 6, 1932 69th Street Branch
69th Street Branch
SIX, box 3, folder 12
1932 Chicago Painters October 6-16, 1932 69th Street Branch
69th Street Branch
SIX, box 3, folder 11
1932 Jean-Louis Forain from the Collection of Lessing J. Rosenwald October 8, 1932-November 7, 1932
1932 Persian Art and Its Influences November 19, 1932-December 31, 1932 Indian and Himalayan Art
1932 Some Living Pennsylvania Painters December 17, 1932-January 12, 1933
1933 Victorian Art January 7-30, 1933 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1933 Some Living Philadelphia Artists – The Younger Generation of Painters January 21, 1933-February 15, 1933
1933 American Folk Art February 4-27, 1933 American Art
1933 Print Makers of the Present February 18, 1933–March 15, 1933 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1933 The Art of China March 4-27, 1933 East Asian Art
1933 Watercolors by Philadelphia Artists March 18, 1933-April 12, 1933 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1933 Flowers in Art April 1, 1933-May 1, 1933 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1933 The Art of Portraiture (The Portrait in Pennsylvania) April 15, 1933-May 17, 1933 American Art
1933 Second Philadelphia International Salon of Photography May 6, 1933-June 26, 1933 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1933 International Exhibition of Sculpture May 14, 1933-September 17, 1933
1933 Sculpture in the Open Air May 14, 1933 - September 16, 1933
1933 Modern Art from the Museum May 20, 1933-October 25, 1933 Modern and Contemporary Art
1933 Prints by Albrecht Durer from the Boies Penrose Collection June 24, 1933-October 11, 1933
1933 American Art from the Museum Collections July 1, 1933-October 2, 1933 American Art
1933 Porcelain October 7, 1933 - November 20, 1933 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
1933 Contemporary British Etchings from the William S. Pilling Collection October 14, 1933-November 15, 1933 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1933 Contemporary Painting and Sculpture from the Collections of Anna Warren Ingersoll and Mr. and Mrs. R. Sturgis Ingersoll November 4, 1933-December 6, 1933 Modern and Contemporary Art
1933 Five Centuries of Prints, from the Collection of Lessing J. Rosenwald November 18, 1933-December 20, 1933 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1933 Manet and Renoir November 29, 1933-January 1, 1934 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1933 Collection of Samuel S. White III December 9, 1933-January 10, 1934 Modern and Contemporary Art
1933 Whistler, from the Collection of Lessing J. Rosenwald December 23, 1933-January 24, 1934 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1934 Durer Prints: New Print Room at Fairmount Summer 1934 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1934 Mexican Art January 6, 1934-February 19, 1934 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1934 Contemporary Painting from the Maurice J. Speiser Collection January 13, 1934-February 14, 1934 Modern and Contemporary Art
1934 Lucas van Leyden, from the Collection of Lessing J. Rosenwald January 27, 1934-February 28, 1934 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1934 Earl Horter Collection February 17, 1934-March 14, 1934 Modern and Contemporary Art
1934 Horses in Art February 24, 1934-March 26, 1934
1934 Piranesi, from the Collection of Lessing J. Rosenwald March 3, 1934-April 4, 1934 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1934 La France Art Institute – Bernard Davis Collection March 17, 1934-April 18, 1934 Modern and Contemporary Art
1934 Blake from the Collection of Lessing J. Rosenwald April 7, 1934-May 9, 1934 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1934 Prints from Lessing J. Rosenwald: Piranesi, Blake, van Leyden April 7, 1934 - May 9, 1934 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1934 Modern Drawings April 21, 1934-May 23, 1934 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1934 Prints from the Charles M. Lea Collection May 12, 1934-September 12, 1934
1934 French Engravings from the Charles M. Lea Collection May 14, 1934-October 24, 1934 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1934 Miniature Exhibition May 23, 1934- European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1934 Contemporary Painting in Philadelphia (Public Works of Art Project) May 28, 1934-September 22, 1934
1934 Contemporary American Paintings May 31, 1934-June 4, 1934 American Art
1934 Philadelphia Painters: Recent Accessions (Public Works of Art Project) June 2, 1934 - September 12, 1934 Modern and Contemporary Art
1934 The Art of Soviet Russia June 9, 1934-September 17, 1934
1934 French Painting, 19th and 20th Centuries (Lea Collection of French Prints) June 16, 1934-September 24, 1934 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1934 Exhibition of Prints September 15, 1934 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1934 Still Life September 29, 1934-November 5, 1934
1934 The Romanticists and the Realists: 1860 September 29, 1934-October 24, 1934 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1934 Impressionist Figure Painting at 1870 October 27, 1934-December 5, 1934 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1934 The Old Testament October 27, 1934-November 28, 1934 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1934 Cezanne November 3, 1934-December 10, 1934 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1934 Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist Landscape November 10, 1934-December 10, 1934 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1934 The New Testament I: The Nativity December 1, 1934-December 26, 1934 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1934 Impressionists and Neo-Impressionists of 1880 December 8, 1934 - January 30, 1935 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1934 Russian Art December 15, 1934 - January 21, 1935
1934 The New Testament II: Christ’s Ministry December 29, 1934-January 30, 1935 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1935 Works from the collections of the Museum Summer 1935 Modern and Contemporary Art
1935 Adolphe Borie January 26, 1935-March 4, 1935 American Art
1935 The New Testament III: Passion and Resurrection February 2, 1935-March 6, 1935 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1935 The Post Impressionists of 1890 February 2, 1935-March 13, 1935 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1935 English Oak: Carving and Furniture March 9, 1935-April 8, 1935 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
1935 Etchings by Joseph Pannell: Collection of Ellis Ames Ballard March 9, 1935-April 10, 1935 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1935 The Fauves: 1900 March 16, 1935-May 8, 1935 Modern and Contemporary Art
1935 Prints from the Collection of Staunton B. Peck April 13, 1935-May 15, 1935 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1935 Great Philadelphia Furniture Makers April 16, 1935-May 13, 1935 American Art
1935 Philadelphia on Parade (Commercial Museum) May 1, 1935-
1935 Abstract Painting May 11, 1935-June 19, 1935 Modern and Contemporary Art
1935 English Mezzotints - Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Thomson May 18, 1935-June 19, 1935 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1935 Art of Japan: Prints from the Collection S. S. White III May 26, 1935-September 23, 1935 East Asian Art
1935 American Painting June 22, 1935-September 11, 1935 American Art
1935 Prints by Ploos Van Amstel from the Charles M. Lea Collection June 22, 1935-September 18, 1935 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1935 Figure Painting September 14, 1935-October 16, 1935 Modern and Contemporary Art
1935 Etchings by Charles Meryon and Anders Zorn from the William S. Pilling Collection September 21, 1935-October 30, 1935 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1935 The Sea October 5, 1935-November 8, 1935 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1935 Landscape October 19, 1935-November 27, 1935 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1935 Prints by Wenzel Hollar from the Collection of Boies Penrose November 2, 1935-December 11, 1935 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1935 The Nativity November 23, 1935-January 7, 1936
1935 Etchings by F.L. Griggs from the William S. Pilling Collection December 14, 1935-January 22, 1936 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1936 Vincent Van Gogh January 15, 1936-February 10, 1936 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1936 Aeronautical Prints from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William G. Gerhard January 25, 1936-March 7, 1936
1936 English Glass from the Collection of George Horace Lorimer February 15, 1936-March 23, 1936 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
1936 Eleven Contemporary American Print Makers March 12, 1936-April 22, 1936 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1936 Pottery – Its Technique and History March 28, 1936-April 27, 1936 American Art
1936 Etchings of India from the William S. Pilling Collection April 25, 1936-June 10, 1936 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1936 Winslow Homer – Centenary Exhibition May 2, 1936-June 8, 1936 American Art
1936 Paintings from the Elkins Collections June 13, 1936-September 28, 1936
1936 German Art October 5, 1936-November 1, 1936 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1936 Degas November 7, 1936-December 7, 1936 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1936 Cadwalader Artistic Heirlooms November 14, 1936-
1936 American Art December 12, 1936-January 18, 1937 American Art
1937 Surrealism: Art of the Marvelous January 30, 1937-March 1, 1937 Modern and Contemporary Art
1937 William Rush March 6, 1937-April 5, 1937 American Art
1937 French Art March 20, 1937-April 18, 1937 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1937 Masters of Spanish Painting April 10, 1937-May 10, 1937 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1937 Forms of Art Exhibition April 29, 1937-May 24, 1937
1937 Chinese Art in the Philadelphia Collections May 15, 1937-September 20, 1937 East Asian Art
1937 150th Anniversary of the Signing of the Constitution May 28, 1937 - August 9, 1937
1937 Portraits and Relics of Commodore John Barry (works from the Barry-Hayes Collection) September 12, 1937-October 31, 1937
1937 Panoramas: French Scenic Wallpaper from the Carlhian Collection October 2, 1937-October 31, 1937 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
1937 Problems of Portraiture October 16, 1937-November 28, 1937
1937 Daumier November 6, 1937-December 12, 1937 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1937 Spanish Renaissance Room given by Mrs. Robert Thorne Patterson opens to the public December 2, 1937- European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
1937 Ship Pictures December 18, 1937-January 16, 1938
1938 Federal Arts Project of Pennsylvania January 22, 1938-February 27, 1938
1938 Benjamin West Bicentenary March 5, 1938 - April 10, 1938 American Art
1938 The Ballet March 5, 1938-April 13, 1938
1938 Renoir: Later Phases April 16, 1938-June 19, 1938 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1938 Flowers in the Museum May 1938
1938 Swedish Art May 28, 1938-July 4, 1938
1938 Swedish Tercentenary June 29, 1938-July 14, 1938
1938 Gustavus Hesselius June 29, 1938-July 17, 1938
1938 Chinese Painting July 20, 1938-October 29, 1938
1938 Glass: The Lorimer Collection November 12, 1938-
1939 Arts of the East January 6, 1939- East Asian Art
1939 Lines that Live February 1, 1939-
1939 William Blake February 10, 1939-March 20, 1939 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1939 Flemish Painting March 25, 1939-April 26, 1939
1939 The Age of Louis XIV: Prints by Robert Nanteuil bequeated by Ellis Ames Ballard April 1, 1939-May 1, 1939 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1939 Puppets Old and New April 1, 1939-May 15, 1939
1939 Old English Watercolours May 6, 1939-June 4, 1939 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1939 Chinese Art July 25, 1939-November 15, 1939 East Asian Art
1939 New York World’s Fair Painting November 1939-1940 Modern and Contemporary Art
1939 French Art – Past and Present November 22, 1939-April 15, 1939
1939 The Rice Collection December 16, 1939-
Year Title Dates Department Additional Info
1940 The Technical Show 1940
1940 French Silver of the Old Regime: The Helft Collection February 1, 1940-March 15, 1940 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
1940 Oriental Art April 1940- East Asian Art
1940 The Ballet: History, Art Practice April 25, 1940-May 16, 1940
1940 Life in Philadelphia: An Exhibition in Conjunction with the Bicentennial Celebration of the University of Pennsylvania May 1, 1940-September 22, 1940 American Art
1940 Sculpture International: Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture May 18, 1940-October 1, 1940 American Art
1940 Lines that Live June 1940-October 1940 Division of Education
1940 Self-Portraiture through the Ages June 1940-October 1940 Division of Education
1940 Art and Life in the Middle Ages October 1940-March 1941 Division of Education
1940 Art of Games October 1940-March 1941 Division of Education
1940 Art of Weaving October 1940-April 1941 Division of Education
1940 American Furniture and Decorative Arts (bequest of R. Wistar Harvey) October 1, 1940- American Art
1940 English and American Glass (the George H. Lorimer Collection) November 1, 1940
1940 Gothic Woodwork given by Mr. and Mrs. Roland L. Taylor December 1, 1940- Print Galleries
1940? Pennsylvania-German Art
1940? Children at Work September 1940-January 1941
1940? Projects in Design, Record, Education
1940? Dutch Masters
1940? Durer Engravings
1940 Prints by S. Arlent Edwards
1940? Hogarth Engravings
1941 Art Directors Club of Philadelphia 1941-1942
1941 Paintings from the W.P. Wilstach Collection January 1, 1941-
1941 Selections from the Permanent Collection January 12, 1941-February 28, 1941 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1941 Art in Advertising in Collaboration with the Art Directors Club February 1, 1941-March 2, 1941
1941 Furniture from Moor Park by Robert Adam bequest of Alma V. Lorimer March 15, 1941-
1941 The Walter P. Chrysler Jr. Collection – Contemporary and Primitive Art March 29, 1941-May 11, 1941 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1941 Paintings of Asiatic Costumes May 6-20, 1941 Costume and Textiles
1941 England before the War from the William S. Pilling Collection May 24, 1941-June 24, 1941 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1941 Recent Accessions May 24, 1941-June 24, 1941 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1941 Art and Collecting in the 19th Century May 27, 1941- Memorial Hall
1941 Victorian Installation June 1941 Memorial Hall
1941 Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Mrs. Christian R. Holmes June 1, 1941- East Asian Art
1941 Hand-woven Coverlets June 1, 1941-March 1, 1942 Costume and Textiles
1941 Selections from the Permanent Collection July 12, 1941-November 23, 1941 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1941 Opening of New Galleries of the John G. Johnson Collection November 1, 1941 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1941 Russian Graphic Art, The Christian Brinton Collection November 16, 1941-February 11, 1942 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1941 Christmas in Prints December 6, 1941-January 3, 1942 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1941 Prints by Great French Painters December 6, 1941-January 3, 1942 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1941 Pictures by Mexican Children March 15, 1941-March 29, 1941 held in the Education Galleries
1941 Work of Children’s Classes June 1, 1941-May 30, 1941 held in the Education Galleries
1942 Prints by Great French Painters of the 19th Century January 6, 1942-February 8, 1942 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1942 Organic Design in Collaboration with Messrs. Gimble Brothers January 10, 1942-February 16, 1942
1942 Prints by Great French Painters of the 20th Century February 14, 1942-March 10, 1942 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1942 Art in Advertising in Collaboration with the Art Director´s Club of Philadelphia February 28, 1942-March 29, 1942
1942 Cave Paintings of India lent by Sarkis Katchadourian March 7, 1942-April 19, 1942 Indian and Himalayan Art
1942 Paintings of Asiatic Costumes lent by the Vicomtesse D’Aunale March 14, 1942-May 15, 1942 Costume and Textiles
1942 Philadelphia Watercolor Club March 21, 1942-April 16, 1942 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1942 Russian Arts April 4, 1942 - March 7, 1946
1942 Tapestries by Contemporary French Painters lent by Madame Marie Cuttoli April 18, 1942-June 14, 1942 Costume and Textiles
1942 Silk Screen Prints by Contemporary American Artists April 25, 1942-May 31, 1942 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1942 Near Eastern Art June 6, 1942- Indian and Himalayan Art
1942 Philadelphia Print Makers June 6, 1942 - September 13, 1942 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1942 Art in the United States: Paintings, Prints, and Crafts June 20, 1942 - September 12, 1942
1942 Early French Soft-Paste Porcelain (Collection of Mrs. Morris Hawkes) June 20, 1942- European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
1942 Chinese Prints October 1942 - Early 1943 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1942 The Art of Puppetry November 15, 1942-
1942 Emblems of Unity and Freedom November 26, 1942-December 24, 1942
1942 Design This Day December 26, 1942-April 18, 1943
1942 Self-Portraiture through the Ages December 26, 1942-
1942 Stoneware December 29, 1942
1942 Wedgewood Medallions December 29, 1942- European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
1942 Paintings by Latin-American Children January 10, 1942-February 16, 1942 held in the Education Galleries
1943 Prints of Artists at Work January 6, 1943- February 14, 1943 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1943 Photography is an Art January 13, 1943-May 31, 1943 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1943 Silver: English, American, and Continental January 26, 1943- European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
1943 Art in Advertising in Collaboration with the Art Director´s Club of Philadelphia February 14, 1943-March 15, 1943
1943 French 18th Century Illustration: Collection of Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach February 17, 1943-March 16, 1943 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1943 Mexican Art Today March 27, 1943-May 10, 1943
1943 Modern Chinese Painting April 9, 1943-June 2, 1943 East Asian Art
1943 Children of War April 23, 1943-May 21, 1943
1943 English Pottery, 1750-1850 April 26, 1943- European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
1943 Print Accessions May 14, 1943-October 17, 1943 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1943 The A.E. Gallatin Collection: Inaugural Exhibition May 14, 1943-November 3, 1943
1943 Ephrata Cloisters June 1, 1943-September 10, 1943
1943 Brazil Builds September 23, 1943-October 14, 1943
1943 Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection October 10, 1943-
1943 Welcome to Wings: Army Air Corps Photographs and Models October 16, 1943-November 30, 1943 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1943 Print Accessions of 1943 October 23, 1943-December 10, 1943 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1943 War Art: Paintings for Life Magazine December 9, 1943-December 29, 1943 American Art
1944 American Impressionists 1944-1945 American Art
1944 Eakins Traveling Exhibition 1944-April 1950 American Art
1944 Photographs of Greece January 1944-March 5, 1944
1944 Our Navy in Action January 3, 1944-February 14, 1944 American Art
1944 The McIlhenny Collection: Rugs, Furniture, Paintings, Prints January 8, 1944-March 26, 1944
1944 Wax Miniatures: Collection of Mrs. Edgar Munson February 26, 1944-
1944 Navy Combat Artists March 10, 1944-April 4, 1944
1944 Humorous Prints and Drawings March 18, 1944-May 18, 1944 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1944 Thomas Eakins Centennial April 8, 1944-May 14, 1944 American Art
1944 Art of the Comic Strip April 15, 1944 - May 14, 1944 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1944 Belgian Congo at War April 24, 1944-June 15, 1944 Division of Education
1944 Advertising in War May 27, 1944-June 25, 1944
1944 Art in Advertising May 27, 1944-July 25, 1944
1944 Architectural Prints June 1, 1944- Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1944 History of an American: Alfred Stieglitz, “291” and After July 1, 1944-November 1, 1944 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1944 Stieglitz: Prints from His Collection July 1, 1944-November 1, 1944
1944 American Counterpoint: Photographs by Alexander Alland October 3, 1944-December 7, 1944 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1944 Anne Goldwaithe: & Prints Given by Mrs. Leiberman November 1944-January 1945 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1944 Two Great Mexicans: Paintings by Velasco, Prints by Posada November 11, 1944-December 10, 1944
1944 Looking at Latin America: Photographs from the Congressional Library December 14, 1944-Feburary 4, 1945 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1944 Dutch Landscape Prints December 20, 1944-February 11, 1945 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1944 17th Century Landscape Prints December 20, 1944-February 20, 1945 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1945 Picasso-Leger: Paintings from the Collection of Mrs. Meric Callery January 10, 1945-February 20, 1945 Modern and Contemporary Art
1945 America Explains Itself: History, Culture, and Art in Picture February 8, 1945-April 8, 1945
1945 Modes and Manners: French Eighteenth Century Prints February 21, 1945-April 8, 1945 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1945 Eight by Eight: Painting by Eight American Abstract Artists March 7, 1945-April 1, 1945 American Art
1945 U.S. Railroads: Photographs Assembled in the Library of Congress April 11, 1945-May 10, 1945 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1945 Prints – Recent Accessions April 16, 1945-May 24, 1945 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1945 American Paintings – Recent Accessions April 28, 1945-September 1945 American Art
1945 Wings Over the Pacific: The Army Air Force in Action May 15, 1945-June 15, 1945
1945 Josiah Wedgewood: The Oster Collection May 19, 1945-September 1945
1945 Picasso-Braque May 26, 1945-November 1, 1945 Modern and Contemporary Art
1945 Architectural Prints June 1, 1945-September 30, 1945 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1945 Mexican Paintings: Inaugural Showing of the Museum’s Permanent Collection September 29, 1945-
1945 Artists of the Philadelphia Press: William Glackens, George Luks, Everett Shinn, John Sloan; October 14, 1945-November 18, 1945 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1945 Artists Look Like This: Portrait Photographs by Arnold Newman October 20, 1945 - January 28, 1946 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1945 Color Prints and Color Printing: Original Works by Old and Modern Masters November 27, 1945-January 1, 1946 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1945 The Barnard Collections: Sculpture and Crafts of the Middle Ages December 18, 1945-
1946 Kaethe Kollwitz Memorial: Prints and Drawings, Collection of Erich Cohn January 8, 1946-February 10, 1946 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1946 Architecture of New Orleans: Photographs by Clarence John Laughlin February 2, 1946 - March 10, 1946 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1946 Arthur B. Carles - Franklin C. Watkins: Paintings by Two Living Philadelphians February 17, 1946 - March 17, 1946 American Art
1946 Drawings by Philadelphia Artists February 17, 1946-March 17, 1946 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1946 China Old and New: Photographs and Illustrative Original Works March 9, 1946 - May 26, 1946
1946 Penny Plain, Tuppence Colored: Popular Prints from the Charles G. Shaw Collection March 27, 1946-May 1, 1946 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1946 Styles in Silver: Period Silver in Period Settings April 13, 1946-May 19, 1946 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
1946 Corot: Paintings Drawings and Prints May 11, 1946-June 16, 1946 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1946 Popular Favorites: Paintings Selected from the Permanent Collection July 1, 1946 - October 20, 1946
1946 Print Accessions of the Year July 4, 1946-October 6, 1946 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1946 Convention of Episcopal Bishops September 1946
1946 Wanda Gag Memorial: Prints, Drawings, and Books November 1946-November 24, 1946
1946 War’s Toll on Italian Art: Original works and Photographic Enlargements December 1-22, 1946 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1946 Japanese Prints: Rockefeller, Archbold, Crozier, and Other Collections December 4, 1946-February 9, 1947 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1947 Carroll Tyson—George Biddle: Paintings and Graphic Art January 11, 1947-February 16, 1947
1947 Survey of Watercolor: East and West, Old and New February 19, 1947-April 30, 1947 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1947 Wax Miniatures March 1947
1947 Engravings by Nanteuil (Bequest of Ellis Ames Ballard) March 1, 1947-May 15, 1947 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1947 Fine Arts under Fire: Photographic Survey of the Ordeal of Art in Europe March 9, 1947-April 30, 1947
1947 Paintings in France, 1939-1946: Work of the War Years Selected by Leading French Authorities March 29, 1947-April 27, 1947
1947 Troubled Waters: The Inner Life of a Girl Seen in her Paintings and Drawings April 7, 1947 - May 25, 1947
1947 Matisse: Paintings, Sculpture, Drawings, Prints May 3, 1947 - June 8, 1947
1947 Masters of the Philadelphia Private Collections: French and American Paintings, Drawings, and Prints May 31, 1947-September 28, 1947
1947 Six to Sixteen: Work by Children in the Museum Classes June 1947-May 1948
1947 Costume Prints October 11, 1947-December 1, 1947
1947 A Pageant of Fashion October 11, 1947-February 28, 1948 Costume and Textiles
1947 Houses, U.S.A.: History of American Domestic Architecture (Life Magazine) November 1, 1947-January 31, 1948 American Art
1947 Folk Prints of France, Italy, and Spain from the Collection of Frank Osborn December 15, 1947-January 25, 1948 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1948 French Posters of the 1890's Late 1948-January 1949 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1948 The Mediaeval World: Religious and Secular Aspects (Life Magazine) January 1, 1948-February 15, 1948
1948 Collectors’ Choice: Prints from 25 Philadelphia Collections February 8, 1948-March 14, 1948 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1948 Matisse: Recognition, Patronage, Collecting April 1, 1948-May 10, 1948 Modern and Contemporary Art
1948 150 Years of Lithography May 1, 1948-September 1948 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1948 Stephen Girard’s Silver May 13, 1948-September 28, 1948
1948 Permanent Collection of the Print Club of Philadelphia May 24, 1948-September 1948 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1948 Paintings from Berlin Museums June 19, 1948-July 7, 1948 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1948 Prints and Drawings by Sculptors Summer 1948
1948 Catalogue November 1948-
1948 Glass November 13, 1948-December 5, 1948 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
1948 Recent Accessions November 17, 1948-December 31, 1948 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1949 Franklin Portraits January 17, 1949 - February 27, 1949 American Art
1949 Man and Machine in Graphic Art February 14, 1949- Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1949 Folk Prints from the Collection of Mrs. Frank C. Osborn February 26, 1949-May 6, 1949 American Art
1949 3rd Scupture International May 14, 1949-October 11, 1949
1949 Henry P. McIlhenny Collection May 15, 1949-September 11, 1949 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1949 Prints and Drawings by Sculptors May 15, 1949-September 15, 1949 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1949 Rouault's Miserere May 15, 1949-September 15, 1949 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1949 Stieglitz Photographs July 1949-Summer 1949 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1949 Goethe as a Print Lover September 20, 1949-November 13, 1949
1949 Faces and Fashions October 15, 1949- November 1949 Costume and Textiles
1949 Ming Blue and White: An Exhibition of Blue-Decorated Porcelain of the Ming Dynasty October 29, 1949-December 4, 1949
1949 Color Prints of the 18th and Early 19th Centuries November 23, 1949-January 16, 1950 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Year Title Dates Department Additional Info
1950 Fashion Group 1950 Costume and Textiles
1950 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel S. White, III: Paintings, Drawings, and Objects of Art February 4, 1950-April 16, 1950
1950 Photographs of Medieval Indian Sculpture March 10, 1950 - September 15, 1950 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1950 Masterpieces of Philadelphia Private Collections, Part II May 20, 1950-September 15, 1950 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1950 Society of Wood Engravers June 1950-September 1950 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1950 Diamond Jubilee Exhibition: Masterpieces of Drawing November 4, 1950-February 11, 1951
1950 Samuel H. Kress Collection November 4, 1950
1950 Jewish Ceremonial Art November 21, 1950-December 17, 1950
1951 The Staunton B. Peck Collection March 9, 1951-May 12, 1951
1951 The Lisa Norris Elkins Collection March 9, 1951-June 3, 1951
1951 Diamond Jubilee Accessions March 9, 1951-June 3, 1951
1951 Prints and Drawings, Recent Accessions May 28, 1951-September 16, 1951 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1951 Masterpieces of Philadelphia Private Collections, Part III: Decorative Arts June 22, 1951-September 16, 1951
1951 Architecture of the City Plan June 27, 1951-July 16, 1951
1951 Art Director’s Club: Advertising and Editorial Art October 6, 1951-November 4, 1951
1951 Three Photographers: Photographs by Siegel, Van Vechten, and Wright October 6, 1951-December 6, 1951 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1951 Costumes and Textiles of Asia November 7, 1951-December 26, 1951 Costume and Textiles
1951 Victorian Costume: Fashion Group Opening November 16, 1951-
1951 Fire and Water: Life of Fireman and Sailor from Prints and Models from the Collection of the Insurance Company of North America December 1, 1951-January 20, 1952
1952 Gauguin Exhibition Correspondence 1952 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1952 Goya Exhibition Correspondence 1952 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1952 Greek Exhibition 1952
1952 Manet Exhibition Correspondence 1952 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1952 100 Masterpieces of the Print February 2, 1952-March 23, 1952 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1952 Art Treasures from Vienna February 9, 1952-March 30, 1952 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
1952 Ars Medica: The Healing Art April 5, 1952-May 25, 1952
1952 Leon Karp Memorial Exhibition May 3, 1952-June 1, 1952
1952 Modern American Printmakers (A Decade of American Printmaking) June 7, 1952-November 9, 1952 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1952 Parkway and Expressway: Views and Models, in cooperation with the City Planning Commission June 15, 1952-August 31, 1952 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1952 Growth of an Artist: Claire Berwinger July 29, 1952-
1952 American Weather Vanes: Collection of Handmacher and Vogel September 12, 1952-October 22, 1952
1952 Work of Young People and Adults in Museum Art Classes September 13, 1952-October 19, 1952
1952 Works of Distinguished Amateur Artists October 7-21, 1952
1952 Sculpture of the Twentieth Century October 11, 1952-December 7, 1952 Modern and Contemporary Art
1952 Graphic Art by Twentieth Century Sculptors October 11, 1952-December 7, 1952 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1952 International Exhibition: Professional Art Schools October 23, 1952-November 9, 1952
1952 Cultural Olympics Exhibition October 24, 1952 - November 9, 1952
1952 Work of Young People and Adults in Museum Art Classes November 17, 1952-September 1953
1952 Themes and Variations November 21, 1952-January 11, 1953 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1952 An Artist at Work: Ralston Crawford December 20, 1952-January 25, 1953
1952 Contemporary French Prints December 22, 1952-February 8. 1953 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1953 Artists Look Like This: Photographs by Arnold Newman Through January 17, 1953 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1953 Self Portraiture through the Ages To January 17, 1953
1953 The Materials of Sculpture Through September 1953 Division of Education
1953 Toulouse-Lautrec Posters Through September 1953 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1953 Homer-Eakins-Cassatt: Oils, Water Colors, Drawings, Prints January 17, 1953-March 1, 1953 American Art
1953 Wanda Gag: Prints and Drawings, Recently Acquired January 17, 1953- Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1953 Primer of Glass Design January 31, 1953-March 15, 1953 Division of Education
1953 Art as Psychotherapy January 31, 1953-February 22, 1953
1953 Toulouse-Lautrec, Bonnard, and Vuillard: Lithographs and Posters February 1953-June 1953 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1953 Kynett Collection of Philadelphia Views and Other Americana February 24, 1953-April 5, 1953
1953 Art Teachers Association of Philadelphia February 27, 1953-March 15, 1953
1953 Connelly & Haines, Cabinetmakers: Philadelphia Sheraton Furniture March 20, 1953-April 19, 1953 American Art
1953 Art of Weaving March 21, 1953-April 26, 1953 Division of Education
1953 Art in Your Neighborhood March 21, 1953-April 26, 1953
1953 Two Spanish Printmakers: Goya and Picasso April 15, 1953-May 31, 1953 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1953 Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Art: Collection of Titus C. Geesey May 23, 1953-August 23, 1953 American Art
1953 Prints and Drawings: Recent Acquisitions June 15, 1953-September 1953 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1953 Before Columbus: Pre-Columbian Sculpture from the Arensberg Collection October 3, 1953-December 5, 1953
1953 Art Treasures of Bavaria October 3, 1953-November 22, 1953 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
1953 Work by Philadelphia Artists October 10, 1953-
1953 Ephrata Cloisters: Photographs by Luke Swank and Lithographs by Earle Miller October 10, 1953-
1953 Whistler’s Prints after Fifty Years October 20, 1953-November 29, 1953 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1954 "The Forbidden City": Chinese Nationalist Art Treasures 1954 East Asian Art
1954 Gallatin Collection Fall 1954
1954 Italian Manuscript Show 1954
1954 Paintings and Drawings by Vincent Van Gogh January 3, 1954-February 28, 1954 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1954 Work by Members of the Art Teachers Association of Philadelphia March 5-28, 1954
1954 French Prints, Drawings, and Books of the 17th-18th Centuries March 22, 1954- Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1954 Nanteuil March 22, 1954-September 28, 1954 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1954 Japanese Kabuki Dancers April 5, 1954-
1954 Work from Classes: Philadelphia Association of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers April 1954-November 1954
1954 Rouault "Miserere" October 2, 1954- Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1954 Painting and Sculpture by Instructors in Our Adult Classes October 1954-November 1954
1954 Modern Prints by Artists of the Arensberg and Gallatin Collections October 16, 1954- Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1954 Prints for Christmas November 1954-December 1954
1955 Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers January 7, 1955-January 23, 1955 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1955 Dali Jewels January 15, 1955-February 13, 1955 Costume and Textiles
1955 Art Festival Exhibition: Paintings, Graphic Works, and Sculpture February 26, 1955-March 27, 1955
1955 Art in Your Neighborhood: Third Annual Exhibition April 1955
1955 Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Print Club of Philadelphia in Honor of its Fortieth Anniversary April 14, 1955-May 28, 1955 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1955 French Paintings from the American Collections April 20, 1955-July 3, 1955 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1955 English 18th Century Prints April 22, 1955 - September 28, 1955 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1955 Curt Valentin Memorial: Prints, Drawings, Sculpture Given and Bequeathed by Him to the Museum April 23, 1955-June 1955
1955 Philadelphia Art Teachers Associations: Members Exhibition April 25, 1955-May 13, 1955
1955 From Our Classes: Paintings and Sculpture by Young People and Adults in Museum Classes May 20, 1955-Summer 1955
1955 Recent Accessions June 22, 1955 - September 4, 1955 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1955 Prints Pertaining to the Law August 14, 1955 - September 4, 1955 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1955 European Folk Prints from the Osborn Collection September 14, 1955-October 9, 1955 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1955 Painting and Sculpture by Instructors in the Adult Classes October 1955
1955 Toulouse-Lautrec October 29, 1955-December 11, 1955 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1955 Paintings by British Children November 1955
1955 Women Fashion Designers: Paintings and Drawing November 18-20, 1955
1955 Exhibition and Sale of Prints for Christmas mid-November 1955-December 1955 Division of Education
1956 Chrysler Collection Exhibitions 1956
1956 Paintings by Braque January 1956- Modern and Contemporary Art
1956 John Sloan Memorial: The Complete Graphic Work January 4, 1956-March 11, 1956 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1956 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Benjamin Franklin January 17, 1956-
1956 Brancusi Sculpture January 27, 1956-February 26, 1956 Modern and Contemporary Art
1956 Sports in Art February 15, 1956-March 10, 1956
1956 Women Printmakers, Past and Present March 16, 1956-May 20, 1956 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1956 Family of Man: An Exhibition of Photographs Assembled by Edward Steichen March 24, 1956-April 29, 1956 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1956 Philadelphia Silver April 14, 1956-September 9, 1956 American Art
1956 Art in Your Neighborhood: Fourth Annual Exhibition April 22, 1956-May 13, 1956
1956 Recent Accessions June 1, 1956-September 16, 1956 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1956 Fashion Group Reception: Grace Kelly Wedding Gown June 4, 1956- Costume and Textiles
1956 Fuller Fabrics Exhibition June 22, 1956-July 15, 1956 East Asian Art
1956 Fine Prints from Five Centuries September 19, 1956 - November 4, 1956 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1956 The Alfred and Margaret Caspary Memorial Gift of Chinese Porcelain October 6, 1956-May 1957
1956 Great Prints 1440-1940: The Collections of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts November 17, 1956-January 17, 1957 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1957 Exhibition of 19th Century Painting Summer 1957
1957 Expressionists: Works from the Museum’s Collections Summer 1957 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1957 Wintersteen, Tyson, and McIlhenny Collections Summer 1957
1957 T. Edward Hanley Collection February 8, 1957-April 28, 1957
1957 AIA's Centennial Exhibition May 1957 - July 1957
1957 Tucker China May 3, 1957-September 9, 1957
1957 Collection of Henry P. McIlhenny June 15, 1957-September 15, 1957
1957 Collection of Maurice Wertheim June 15, 1957-September 15, 1957
1957 Collection of Mrs. Carroll S. Tyson June 15, 1957-September 30, 1957 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1957 Chinese and Japanese Prints October 10, 1957-December 10, 1957 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1957 Fashion Group: Crystal Ball October 23, 1957 Costume and Textiles
1958 Picasso 75th Anniversary Exhibition January 9, 1958-February 23, 1958
1958 Picasso Ceramics January 9, 1958-February 23, 1958;
March 28, 1958-May 10, 1958
Modern and Contemporary Art
1958 Second Philadelphia Arts Festival Regional Exhibition January 30, 1958-March 8, 1958
1958 Graphic Arts of the Southwest March 8, 1958-April 6, 1958 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1958 Child Guidance Clinic, Rodin April 11, 1958-May 18, 1958
1958 Masterpieces of Philadelphia Private Collections April 11, 1958 - May 18, 1958
1958 Maillol April 15, 1958-May 15, 1958
1958 Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clifford May 1958 - Summer 1958
1958 Collection of Mrs. John Wintersteen June 1958-
1958 Recent Accessions, Prints and Drawings June 2, 1958-September 22, 1958 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1958 American Art from the Sonia and Michael Watter Collection lent by Dr. Michael Watter June 13, 1958 - October 5, 1958
1958 Synthetic Fibers June 15, 1958- Costume and Textiles
1958 19th-Century French Paintings from the Carroll S. Tyson Collection June 17, 1958-September 25, 1958 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1958 Special Exhibition of Americana October 1958
1958 Federal Arts Project: Twenty Years After October 3, 1958-November 23, 1958 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1958 Second Crystal Ball October 23, 1958- Costume and Textiles
1958 Collection of Prints and Drawings by Charles Nicolas Cochin December 5, 1958-January 5, 1959 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1959 Philadelphia Arts Festival Folder January 23, 1959 - February 15, 1959
1959 Second Philadelphia Arts Festival Regional Exhibition January 30, 1959 - March 8, 1959
1959 Recent Print Sequences March 20, 1959-May 3, 1959 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1959 Ars Medica April 28, 1959-May 10, 1959 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1959 Gleanings of a Traveler in the Orient May 15, 1959-July 12, 1959 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1959 Summer Loan Exhibition of Masterpieces from Philadelphia Private Collections June 1959-September 1959
1959 Collection of Henry P. McIlhenny June 26, 1959-September 30, 1959 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1959 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clifford June 26, 1959 - September 30, 1959
1959 Paintings from the Collection of Mrs. John Wintersteen June 26, 1959 - September 30, 1959
1959 Collection of Mrs. Carroll S. Tyson July 15, 1959 - September 19, 1959 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1959 Recent Accessions, Prints and Drawings July 24, 1959-August 31, 1959 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1959 American Prints Today September 15, 1959-October 25, 1959 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1959 Courbet’s Contemporaries in Prints and Drawings November 17, 1959-February 22, 1960 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1959 Gustave Courbet December 16, 1959-February 14, 1960 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Year Title Dates Department Additional Info
1960 Chapel of the Chauteau of Pagny 1960    
1960 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clifford Summer 1960    
1960 Sculpture at Penn Center / City Planning Commission Summer 1960    
1960 The World of Prints: 1960 March 2, 1960-May 31, 1960 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1960 Mary Cassatt April 22, 1960-May 29, 1960 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1960 Korean Monuments of Architecture and Sculpture (color photographs) May 18, 1960 - June 18, 1960    
1960 Carroll S. Tyson Collection June 1960-September 19, 1960 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection  
1960 Collection of Henry P. McIlhenny June 1960-September 26, 1960 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection  
1960 Collection of the Reverend and Mrs. Theodore Pitcairn June 17, 1960 - September 18, 1960    
1960 Recent Accessions June 17, 1960-August 28, 1960 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1960 Lithography: Senefelder to Picasso September 8, 1960-October 30, 1960 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1960 Renaissance Prints: French and Italian November 16, 1960-January 8, 1961 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1961 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clifford Summer 1961    
1961 Collection of Mrs. John Wintersteen Summer 1961    
1961 Masterpieces of Oriental Art Fall 1961    
1961 Aspects of Winter January 27, 1961-March 12, 1961 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1961 Rosenwaldiana: Prints and Books Given During 20 Years by Lessing J. Rosenwald March 24, 1961-April 30, 1961 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1961 Ars Medica May 12, 1961-June 11, 1961 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1961 Collection of Henry P. McIlhenny May 29, 1961-September 25 ,1961    
1961 Carroll S. Tyson Collection June 5, 1961-September 27, 1961 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection  
1961 Recent Accessions June 23, 1961-September 3, 1961 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1961 Arthur Flory and his Lithograph Workshop in Japan September 16, 1961-October 15, 1961 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1961 Fashion Wing: Third Crystal Ball October 20, 1961-    
1961 Guggenheim Museum Exhibition November 1, 1961-January 7, 1962 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1962 Collection of S. S. White 3rd and Vera White Summer 1962    
1962 Thomas Eakins, A Retrospective Exhibition February 1, 1962-March 18, 1962 American Art  
1962 Eakins in Perspective February 1, 1962-March 18, 1962 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1962 Mexico, Geyelin Tour February 9, 1962-March 7, 1962    
1962 Charleston in the Spring March 1-4, 1962    
1962 England and France Observe Each Other in Prints and Drawings April 19, 1962-May 20, 1962    
1962 The Shakers: Their Arts and Crafts April 19, 1962-May 20, 1962 American Art  
1962 Summer Loan Collections June 1962-September 1962    
1962 Third Philadelphia Arts Festival Exhibition June 9, 1962-June 24, 1962 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1962 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clifford June 15, 1962-September 11, 1962    
1962 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William Coxe Wright June 15, 1962 - September 11, 1962    
1962 Collection of Mrs. Carroll S. Tyson June 15, 1962-September 11, 1962 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection  
1962 Collection of Mrs. Herbert C. Morris June 15, 1962-September 11, 1962    
1962 Collection of Mrs. John Wintersteen June 15, 1962 - September 11, 1962    
1962 20th Anniversary Print Club Permanent Collection July 6, 1962-September 15, 1962 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1962 American Prints Today: 1962 September 20, 1962-October 15, 1962 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1962 Edward Hopper’s Complete Graphic Work October 24, 1962-November 18, 1962 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1962 Christmas Cards You Cannot Buy December 5, 1962-January 6, 1963 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1962 Leonard Baskin’s Drawings for Homer’s Iliad December 15, 1962-January 15, 1963 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1963 Collection of Mrs. John Wintersteen Summer 1963    
1963 Graphik: German Prints at Mid-century February 2, 1963-March 17, 1963 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1963 Fashion Wing: Fourth Crystal Ball April 22, 1963- Costume and Textiles  
1963 A World of Flowers: Five Centuries of Flower Prints May 1, 1963-June 9, 1963 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1963 Collection of Henry P. McIlhenny May 13, 1963 - September 19, 1963 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection  
1963 Philadelphia Private Collections June 1963-September 1963    
1963 Collection of Mrs. Herbert C. Morris June 27, 1963 - September 1963    
1963 Recent Accessions: 1963 June 27, 1963-September 15, 1963 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1963 Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Annenberg Collection July 1, 1963-September 3, 1963 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection  
1963 Philadelphia Collects Twentieth Century October 3, 1963-November 17, 1963 Modern and Contemporary Art  
1963 Sir Joshua Reynolds / Duke of Devonshire and the Trustees of the Chatsworth Settlement October 11, 1963-November 21, 1963    
1964 Asger Jorn’s Graphic Work January 8, 1964-February 9, 1964 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1964 101 Masterpieces of Primitive Paintings from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch January 16, 1964-February 16, 1964 American Art  
1964 Two Centuries of Philadelphia Architectural Drawings January 27, 1964-February 24, 1964    
1964 Picasso in Japan February 1964- May 1964    
1964 Tamarind Lithographs February 26, 1964-March 29, 1964 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1964 Franklin C. Watkins Retrospective Exhibition March 4, 1964-April 5, 1964 American Art  
1964 7000 Years of Iranian Art April 1964-    
1964 Eakins Gross Clinic April 1964-September 1964    
1964 Eighteenth Century Venetian Drawings from the Museo Correr April 7, 1964-May 10, 1964 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1964 Nine Centuries of Chessmen April 15, 1964-May 17, 1964    
1964 A Regional Drawing Exhibition April 17, 1964-    
1964 Jacques Lipchitz April 21, 1964-June 7, 1964 Modern and Contemporary Art  
1964 Collection of Henry P. McIlhenny May 11, 1964-October 13, 1964 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection  
1964 Tuscany in the 19th Century: Macchiaoli Exhibition May 20, 1964-June 14, 1964    
1964 Mr. and Mrs. Carroll S. Tyson Jr. Collection May 21, 1964- European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection  
1964 Collection of Mrs. Herbert C. Morris June 1964-September 24, 1964    
1964 Youth Paints Cars–Germany, 1964 June 1-21, 1964    
1964 Lunar Madness June 1, 1964-July 15, 1964 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1964 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clifford July 1, 1964-September 13, 1964    
1964 Collection of Mrs. John Wintersteen July 1, 1964-September 13, 1964    
1964 Michener Foundation Collection July 1, 1964-September 21, 1964    
1964 Arrangement in Gray and Black, No. 1 July 3, 1964-July 29, 1964    
1964 New Dimensions in Printmaking July 27, 1964-August 30, 1964 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1964 Philadelphia Discovered: Photographs by Joseph Nettis September 21, 1964-October 18, 1964    
1964 Carl Zigrosser: Curatorial Retrospective September 21, 1964-November 1, 1964 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1964 Constantine the Great: The Tapestries, the Designs October 1, 1964-November 1, 1964 Costume and Textiles  
1964 Children’s Drawings from 70 Countries: “Art for World Friendship” October 30, 1964-November 15, 1964    
1964 The Louis E. Stern Collection November 6, 1964-January 3, 1965 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection  
1964 Instructors’ Exhibition November 16, 1964-December 13, 1964    
1964 Lithographs by Jean Dubuffet November 19, 1964-January 10, 1965 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1964 Curator’s Choice November 23, 1964-December 23, 1964    
1965 Adult Students’ Exhibition January 8, 1965-January 31, 1965    
1965 Alfred Bendiner: Lithographs January 21, 1965-March 4, 1965 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1965 Art USA: The S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc. Collection February 5, 1965-March 7, 1965    
1965 Recent London County Council Architecture Photographic Exhibition February 26, 1965-March 14, 1965 Division of Education  
1965 Fakes and Originals March 18, 1965-March 21, 1965    
1965 Eastern Regional Drawing Exhibitions March 18, 1965-May 2, 1965 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1965 English 18th and 19th Century Paintings and Costumes March 18, 1965-May 2, 1965    
1965 Work from the Young People’s Classes March 19, 1965-April 4, 1965    
1965 Advanced Studio Art Classes April 9, 1965-April 25, 1965    
1965 19th to 20th Century European Drawings April 28, 1965-    
1965 Collection of Henry P. McIlhenny May 3, 1965-October 7, 1965 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection  
1965 Rosenwald Collection May 3, 1965-October 7, 1965    
1965 Children in Art: Paintings, Sculpture, and Prints Drawn from the Museum’s Collections May 4, 1965-June 27, 1965    
1965 Mr. and Mrs. R. Sturgis Ingersoll Collection May 6, 1965-June 6, 1965    
1965 Master Prints from the Rosenwald Collections May 6, 1965-June 6, 1965 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1965 Collection of Mrs. Herbert C. Morris May 13, 1965 - September 22, 1965    
1965 Recent Accessions: Prints and Drawings, 1963-1965 May 13, 1965-June 24, 1965 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1965 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Louis C. Madeira May 25, 1965-October 6, 1965 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection  
1965 Collection of Mrs. John Wintersteen June 1965-September 1965    
1965 Collection of Mrs. Josiah Marvel June 1965-September 9, 1965    
1965 Artists of 1 Cent Life July 1, 1965-August 31, 1965 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1965 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clifford July 1, 1965 - September 23, 1965    
1965 Anonymous Private Collection July 5, 1965-August 15, 1965    
1965 Epstein Exhibition August 1965    
1965 The Art of Philadelphia Medicine September 15, 1965-December 10, 1965    
1965 The Crystal Ball: Fashion Group of Philadelphia October 1, 1965- Costume and Textiles  
1965 Art Israel October 23, 1965-November 15, 1965    
1965 The Animal in Contemporary Art: Samuel S. Fleischer Art Memorial October 28, 1965-November 13, 1965    
1965 Instructors’ Exhibition November 19, 1965-December 12, 1965    
1965 Marino Marini: Graphics and Related Works December 3, 1965-January 16, 1966 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1965 The Romance of Paper Art December 17, 1965-January 17, 1966 Division of Education  
1966 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Louis C. Madeira Summer 1966 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection  
1966 Future Exhibitions of Australian Artists 1966    
1966 Philadelphia Photographers’ Exhibition Spring 1966 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1966 Adult Students’ Exhibition January 28, 1966-February 4, 1966    
1966 Victorian Milwaukee Rediscovered: One Hundred Photographs of John McLaughlin February 11, 1966-March 6, 1966 Division of Education  
1966 Art Treasures from Japan February 16, 1966-March 27, 1966    
1966 Japanese Prints from the Permanent Collections February 16, 1966-March 27, 1966 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1966 Work from the Young People’s Classes March 12, 1966-April 3, 1966    
1966 Piet Mondrian April 2, 1966-May 9, 1966 Modern and Contemporary Art  
1966 Three Graphic Artists: Feldman, Maitin, Mavignier April 8, 1966-May 11, 1966 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1966 Advanced Students’ Exhibition April 22, 1966-May 15, 1966    
1966 Rodin Drawings and Watercolors Lent by the Mastbaum Family April 28, 1966-September 8, 1966 Rodin Museum  
1966 Rodin Photographs by Edward Steichen: Rodin Museum April 28, 1966 - September 8, 1966 Rodin Museum  
1966 Threads of History: The Romance of Fibers in Decorative Textiles, 2500 B.C.-2000 A.D May 20, 1966-June 19, 1966 Costume and Textiles  
1966 The Bride in Fashion: Three Centuries of Weddings Gowns May 20, 1966-June 30, 1966 Costume and Textiles  
1966 Collection of Henry P. McIlhenny May 23, 1966-September 30, 1966 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection  
1966 Prints and Drawings by Masters Old and New: Recent Acquisitions May 27, 1966-September 5, 1966 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1966 Studio Art Classes July 22, 1966-August 21, 1966    
1966 Exhibition of the Private Collections of Henry P. McIlhenny and Three Anonymous Lenders July 1966-September 1966    
1966 World Fairs (1851-1903): Prints, Drawings, and Photographs from the Library of Congress September 2, 1966-September 25, 1966 Division of Education  
1966 Masterpieces from Montreal September 15, 1966-October 23, 1966    
1966 Joan Miro: Prints and Books September 15, 1966-October 23, 1966 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1966 Empire Profiles October 15, 1966-November 13, 1966 Division of Education  
1966 Edouard Manet Retrospective November 3, 1966-December 11, 1966 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection  
1966 Instructors’ Exhibition November 19, 1966-December 12, 1966    
1966 Le Supreme Bon Ton December 16, 1966-January 9, 1967 Division of Education  
1966 Splendid Occassions December 20, 1966-February 27, 1967 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1967 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clifford Summer 1967    
1967 Collection of Mrs. John Jay Ide Summer 1967    
1967 Maricio Lasansky: Nazi Drawings January 16, 1967-February 19, 1967 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1967 Treasures from Poland January 20, 1967-February 26, 1967    
1967 Adult Students’ Exhibition January 27, 1967-February 26, 1967    
1967 The Friends Collect January 27, 1967-March 12, 1967    
1967 Young People’s Classes March 10, 1967-March 27, 1967    
1967 Drawings and Pastels of Edgar Degas March 10, 1967-April 30, 1967 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1967 Colorful Era of Degas (Prints) March 10, 1967-April 30, 1967 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1967 Les Enfants de Paris April 1-23, 1967 Division of Education  
1967 Light 7 April 1, 1967 - May 11, 1967    
1967 Selections from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. T. Edward Hanley April 6, 1967-May 28, 1967    
1967 Salute to the University Hospital April 17-24, 1967    
1967 Friends of Acquisition Exhibition May 1967    
1967 Collection of Henry P. McIlhenny May 4, 1967 - October 26, 1967 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection  
1967 Adult Students’ Exhibition May 5, 1967-June 5, 1967    
1967 Paintings by Peter Hurd-Henriette Wyeth May 12, 1967-June 11, 1967    
1967 Prints of Two Worlds: Stampe di due Mondi May 15, 1967-June 25, 1967 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1967 Philadelphia Arts Festival: Contemporary Sculpture May 19, 1967-June 6, 1967    
1967 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Louis C. Madeira June 19, 1967 - September 21, 1967 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection  
1967 Collection of Mrs. Francis Vogel Spitzer June 20, 1967 - September 6, 1967    
1967 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William Coxe Wright June 22, 1967 - September 12, 1967    
1967 Collection of Mrs. John Wintersteen June 23, 1967-September 8, 1967    
1967 When Reason Dreams July 1, 1967-August 27, 1967    
1967 Anonymous Private Collection July 20, 1967 - September 18, 1967    
1967 Master E.S.: Five Hundredth Anniversary September 5, 1967-October 3, 1967    
1967 Sculptures and Drawings by Henry Moore September 9, 1967-October 10, 1967 Rodin Museum  
1967 American Sculpture of the Sixties September 15, 1967-October 29, 1967 Modern and Contemporary Art  
1967 Clarence Kennedy Photographs September 23, 1967-October 15, 1967 Division of Education  
1967 101 American Primitive Watercolors and Pastels from the Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch Collection October 10, 1967-November 7, 1967 American Art  
1967 Young Painters with Real Problems: Works from the Youth Study Center School Art Classes October 21, 1967-November 11, 1967    
1967 Crystal Ball October 28, 1967- Costume and Textiles  
1967 Seventy Artists Celebrate: The Samuel S. Fleischer Art Memorial November 9, 1967-November 27, 1967 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial  
1967 The Graphic Work of Ben Shahn November 15, 1967-December 31, 1967    
1967 Vincent Van Gogh: Drawings/Watercolors November 17, 1967-December 31, 1967 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1967 Instructors’ Exhibition November 24, 1967-December 17, 1967    
1968 Flower Show 1968    
1968 Drawings by the Bibiena Family January 10, 1968-February 28, 1968 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1968 Adult Students’ Exhibition January 12, 1968-February 10, 1968    
1968 Unknown India: Ritual Art in Tribe and Village January 20, 1968-February 26, 1968 Indian and Himalayan Art  
1968 Paul Klee, 1879-1940: A Retrospective Exhibition January 20, 1968-February 26, 1968 Modern and Contemporary Art  
1968 Children’s Classes February 10, 1968-March 9, 1968    
1968 Eight Artists March 5, 1968-March 27, 1968 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial  
1968 Romantic Art in Britain: Paintings and Drawings, 1760-1860 March 14, 1968-April 21, 1968    
1968 Architectural Drawings from the Royal Institute of British Architects March 14, 1968-April 21, 1968 Division of Education  
1968 Hanga: Contemporary Japanese Prints April 5, 1968-April 30, 1968 The Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial  
1968 Collection of Henry P. McIlhenny May 1, 1968-October 24, 1968 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection  
1968 Art of World Friendship: Children’s Work May 3, 1968-May 31, 1968    
1968 Collection of Emily McFadden Staempfli May 24, 1968 - September 2, 1968    
1968 The Graphic Art of Mary Cassatt May 24, 1968-July 7, 1968 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1968 The Dorothy Norman Collection May 24, 1968-September 2, 1968 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1968 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clifford May 27, 1968 - October 28, 1968    
1968 Victorian Chicago: Photographs by Charles Laughlin June 7, 1968-July 7, 1968    
1968 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Louis C. Madeira June 17, 1968 - October 3, 1968 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection  
1968 Collection of Mrs. John Wintersteen June 27, 1968-September 27, 1968    
1968 The Philadelphia Lawyer (Portraits) July 19, 1968-September 15, 1968    
1968 Adults’ and Children’s Art Classes July 23, 1968-August 30, 1968    
1968 Moby Dick: The Passion of Ahab – Color Lithographs by Benton Spruance September 30, 1968 - November 3, 1968 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1968 Sculpture: Gift of R. Sturgis and Marion B.F. Ingersoll October 4, 1968-December 24, 1968    
1968 Mexican Art October 4, 1968-December 24, 1968 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection  
1968 Chagall at PMA November 1968-    
1968 Philadelphia Now November 2, 1968-November 28, 1968 The Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial  
1968 The Pure and Clear: American Innovations November 13, 1968-January 21, 1969    
1968 Recent Acquisitions: Prints and Drawings Department November 15, 1968-December 22, 1968 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1968 Adrian Siegl Photographs November 25, 1968-December 11, 1968 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Division of Education
 
1968 Instructors’ Exhibition December 16, 1968-January 2, 1969    
1969 Collection of Henry P. McIlhenny Summer 1969 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection  
1969 Collection of Jefferson Medical College and Medical Center Summer 1969    
1969 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clifford Summer 1969    
1969 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Louis C. Madeira Summer 1969 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection  
1969 Collection of Mrs. Albert Greenfield Summer 1969    
1969 Collection of Mrs. Earle Horter Summer 1969    
1969 Collection of Mrs. John Wintersteen Summer 1969    
1969 Collection of Mrs. Marcel Duchamp Summer 1969    
1969 Collection of Mrs. Sidney Biddle Summer 1969    
1969 Collection of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Summer 1969    
1969 Charles Sheeler Memorial Exhibition January 10, 1969-February 16, 1969 American Art  
1969 John Marin: Etchings and Related Works January 10, 1969-February 16, 1969    
1969 Impact Africa: African Art and the West January 10, 1969-June 30, 1969    
1969 Recent Acquisitions by the Norton Simon Foundation January 24, 1969-June 23, 1969    
1969 Stewart Chaney Stage Designs February 6, 1969-February 25, 1969 Division of Education  
1969 Adult Students’ Exhibition February 28, 1969-March 23, 1969    
1969 And Gladly Teach March 6-25, 1969 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial  
1969 The Animal Kingdom March 13, 1969-May 4, 1969    
1969 Children’s Art Classes March 28, 1969-April 6, 1969    
1969 Light to the Seventh Power April 1, 1969-May 11, 1969 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1969 Picasso’s Linocuts, 1958-1963 April 8-25, 1969 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial  
1969 Volunteer Guides Exhibition April 10, 1969-May 4, 1969    
1969 Sculptor’s Drawings April 10, 1969-June 30, 1969 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1969 Changing Attitudes Towards War: Evolution of Japanese Woodcut May 15, 1969-June 26, 1969 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1969 Film-makers Class Exhibition May 16, 1969-June 30, 1969 Division of Education  
1969 Robert Frank Photographs May 20, 1969-September 15, 1969    
1969 Annual Student Exhibition June 8-30, 1969 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial  
1969 Parkway School Students June 8, 1969-July 14, 1969    
1969 Recent Graphics from Prague Smithsonian Institute September 13, 1969-October 12, 1969 Division of Education  
1969 Constantin Brancusi, 1876-1957: A Retrospective September 26, 1969-November 2, 1969 Modern and Contemporary Art  
1969 Friends Photography-Purchase September 26, 1969-November 16, 1969 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1969 Recent Acquisitions: Ars Medica Collection September 29, 1969-October 12, 1969    
1969 Icons and Glass Paintings October 6-30, 1969 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial  
1969 Handicrafts of the Southwest, Smithsonian Institute October 17, 1969-November 9, 1969 Division of Education  
1969 Recent Acquisitions: Costumes and Textiles October 24, 1969-December 31, 1969 Costume and Textiles  
1969 Saga Prints from the Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection November 5-28, 1969 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial  
1969 Selections from the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial Print Collection November 5, 1969 - November 28, 1969 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial  
1969 Children of Monaco November 14-30, 1969    
1969 French Primitive Photography November 15, 1969-December 31, 1969 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1969 Rembrandt Etchings November 18, 1969 - January 2, 1970 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1969 The Campbell Museum Collection November 22, 1969-December 30, 1969    
1969 Philadelphia Collects Rodin; Sculptures and Drawings December 3, 1969-January 18, 1970 Rodin Museum  
1969 Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth December 16, 1969-January 18. 1970 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs  
1969 Saturday Afternoon Children’s Annuals Including Workshop by a Group of Parents December 2-21, 1969 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial  
Year Title Dates Department Additional Info
1970 Christo Wraps a Staircase; Ferrer Deflects a Fountain 1970
1970 Far Eastern Acquisitions January 14, 1970-February 15, 1970 East Asian Art
1970 Photographs of Minor White January 14, 1970-February 15, 1970 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1970 Friends Oriental-Purchase January 20, 1970-February 1, 1970 East Asian Art
1970 Selections from the Print Collection February 1, 1970-March 27, 1970 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1970 Prints and Drawings of the Danube School and South German Art: 1500-1550 February 10, 1970 - March 24, 1970 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1970 The Mind’s Eye February 15, 1970-June, 1971 Division of Education
1970 Vincent van Gogh: Paintings February 28, 1970-April 5, 1970 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1970 Made in Philadelphia February 28, 1970-June 30, 1970 American Art
1970 Drawings from the Accademia Carrara of Bergamo March 3, 1970-March 31, 1970 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1970 Multiple Exposures April 7-30, 1970 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1970 Jasper Johns: Prints 1960-1970 April 15, 1970-June 14, 1970 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1970 Craftsmen in the City, Smithsonian Institution April 28, 1970-May 17, 1970 Division of Education
1970 Peace May 19, 1970-June 21, 1970
1970 The Machine in the Garden: Portrait of the Artist May 29, 1970-September 20, 1970/td>
1970 Impressions of Music in Art, Holyoke Museum June 2, 1970-July 5, 1970 Division of Education
1970 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clifford June 7, 1970 - August 30, 1970
1970 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Wolgin June 7, 1970 - August 30, 1970
1970 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Louis C. Madeira June 7, 1970 - August 30, 1970 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1970 Collection of Mrs. John Wintersteen June 7, 1970 - August 30, 1970
1970 The Drawing Society: Second Eastern Central Regional Drawing Exhibition June 30, 1970-August 30, 1970 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1970 Recent Acquisitions: Paintings July 1, 1970-September 15, 1970
1970 Vision and Expression: Photographs from George Eastman House July 7, 1970-August 30, 1970 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1970 Paintings July 14, 1970-September 20, 1970
1970 Suzuki Harunobu: Bicentenary Exhibition of Prints and Illustrated Books September 18, 1970-November 29, 1970
1970 Product Environment: New Furniture September 30, 1970-November 10, 1970
1970 The Art of Henry O. Tanner November 24, 1970-January 3, 1971 American Art
1970 Jerry N. Uelsmann December 12, 1970-February 7, 1971 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1970 Albrecht Durer: A Study Exhibition in Print Connoisseurship December 21, 1970-February 21, 1971 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1970 Young People’s Art Classes January 24, 1970-February 24, 1970 Division of Education
1970 Adult Student Exhibition March 6, 1970-April 19, 1970 Division of Education
1970 Philadelphia Department of Recreation April 13-26, 1970 Division of Education
1970 Philadelphia Parkway School Students May 19-31, 1970 Division of Education
1970 Summer Students’ Exhibition July 7-28, 1970 Division of Education
1970 Museum Studio Workshop Group August 3, 1970-September 6, 1970 Division of Education
1970 Mini-Museum Mobile October 5, 1970-November 15, 1970 Division of Education
1970 Instructors’ Exhibition November 23, 1970-January 3, 1971 Division of Education
1970 Philadelphia Museum Faculty Exhibition December 4, 1970-January 18, 1971 Division of Education
1970 Annual Faculty Exhibition January 13-29, 1970 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1970 73rd Annual Student Exhibition June 8-30, 1970 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1971 Picasso Etchings: 1968 (or Picasso: 347 Suite) January 4, 1971 - February 22, 1971 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1971 Nuclear Energy: Evolution of a Sculpture by Henry Moore January 5-29, 1971 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1971 Folk Art of the Cuna Indians January 14, 1971-February 14, 1971 Division of Education
1971 Recent Acquisitions: Gifts from the Collection of Mrs. Wharton Sinkler and the Late Mr. Sinkler January 19, 1971-March 31, 1971
1971 Gifts from the Collection of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch Ferbruary 19, 1971-March 28, 1971 American Art
1971 The Story of Samplers: Whitman Samplers February 19, 1971-August 21, 1971 Costume and Textiles
1971 Multiples: The First Decade March 5, 1971-April 4, 1971
1971 Ingres in Rome March 11, 1971-April 11, 1971 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1971 Samuel Maitin: His Work, 1956-1971 March 25, 1971-April 30, 1971 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1971 Recent Acquisitions: 20th Century Decorative Arts April 6, 1971-December 26, 1971
1971 From Realism to Symbolism: Whistler and His World April 17, 1971-May 23, 1971 American Art
1971 Jasper Johns April 15, 1971 - June 14, 1971 Modern and Contemporary Art
1971 Recent Acquisitions: Photographs April 22, 1971-June 13, 1971 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1971 Old Master Drawings April 22, 1971-May 5, 1971 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1971 Friends Purchase: Old Master Prints May 3, 1971-May 9, 1971
1971 City/2 June 10, 1971-January 2, 1972
1971 Recent Acquisitions: Prints and Drawings June 30, 1971-August 29, 1971 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1971 Collection of Henry P. McIlhenny July 27, 1971 - September 6, 1971 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1971 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clifford July 27, 1971 - September 6, 1971
1971 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Perls July 27, 1971 - September 6, 1971
1971 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Louis C. Madeira July 27, 1971 - September 6, 1971 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1971 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Crompton III July 27, 1971 - September 6, 1971
1971 Collection of Mrs. Eric de Spoelberch July 27, 1971 - September 6, 1971
1971 Collection of Mrs. John Wintersteen July 27, 1971 - September 6, 1971
1971 Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione: Master Draughtsman of the Baroque September 17, 1971-November 28, 1971 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1971 Chinese Calligraphy September 25, 1971-November 7, 1971 East Asian Art
1971 1492: An Exploration of Seven Cities October 12, 1971 - May 31, 1972 and October 12, 1972 - June 30, 1973
1971 Recent Acquisitions: Sculpture October 13, 1971-January 2, 1972
1971 Eighteenth Century French Prints October 15, 1971-November 30, 1971 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1971 Faces at Fleisher November 2-24, 1971 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1971 Paul Strand Photographs November 24, 1971-January 30, 1972 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1971 Under 500 December 3, 1971-January 23, 1972 Division of Education
1971 Silkscreen: History of a Medium December 17, 1971-February 27, 1972 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1971 Gifts from the Collection of Mrs. Wharton Sinkler and the Late Mr. Sinkler December 17, 1971-February 27, 1972 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1971 Adult Students’ Exhibitio February 19, 1971-March 28, 1971 Division of Education
1971 Young Students’ Exhibition April 3-18, 1971 Division of Education
1971 Philadelphia Department of Recreation Inner-City Group April 23, 1971-May 23, 1971 Division of Education
1971 Philadelphia Parkway School May 28m 1971-June 20, 1971 Division of Education
1971 Highlights of Annual Student Exhibition, 1970-1971 October 4, 1971-October 27, 1971 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1971 Saturday Afternoon Children’s Classes Exhibition December 1-18, 1971 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1972 The Cubist Vision 1972 Modern and Contemporary Art
1972 Mummers´ Costumes January 7, 1972 - February 7, 1972 Costume and Textiles
1972 Dutch Masterpieces from the Eighteenth Century February 17, 1972-March 19, 1972
1972 23 Sculptors February 18, 1972-April 15, 1972 Division of Education
1972 Latin American Graphics February 24, 1972-April 30, 1972
1972 The Best from Two Great Collections: 15th- and 16th-Century Woodcuts and Hogarth Prints February 24, 1972 - March 12, 1972 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1972 Foreigners in Japan: Yokohama and Related Woodcuts March 17, 1972-May 14, 1972 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1972 Notable Architecture in Philadelphia March 17, 1972-August 30, 1972
1972 Recent Acquisitions: William Blake and Renaissance Decorative Arts March 28, 1972-August 31, 1972
1972 Cheltenham Art Center April 3, 1972-May 1, 1972 Gallery ‘72
1972 Gericault April 5, 1972-May 14, 1972 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1972 Friends Purchase Party and Exhibition: Twentieth-Century Painting and Sculpture April 27, 1972 Modern and Contemporary Art
1972 Lee Cultural Center May 1-21, 1972 Gallery ‘72
1972 Contemporary Selections: Paintings May 15, 1972-August 31, 1972 Modern and Contemporary Art
1972 Victor Vasarely: Silkscreen Prints May 19, 1972-August 19, 1972 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1972 Third Annual Inner City Festival May 23, 1972-June 4, 1972 Gallery ‘72
1972 Ile-Ife Black Humanitarian Center June 7, 1972-July 2, 1972 Gallery ‘72
1972 Eighteenth Century Enamels June 11, 1972-October 29, 1972
1972 Community Arts Center in Wallingford July 3-30, 1972 Gallery ‘72
1972 Anonymous Private Collection July 18, 1972 - September 3, 1972
1972 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clifford July 18, 1972 - September 3, 1972
1972 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Louis C. Madeira July 18, 1972 - September 3, 1972
1972 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William Coxe Wright July 18, 1972 - September 3, 1972
1972 Collection of Mrs. John Wintersteen July 18, 1972 - September 3, 1972
1972 Photographic Society of Philadelphia July 31, 1972-August 27, 1972 Gallery ‘72
1972 Chess August 15, 1972-September 17, 1972
1972 Ocean City Art Center August 28, 1972-September 24, 1972 Gallery ‘72
1972 The North American Indians: Photographs by Edward S. Curtis September 7, 1972-October 15, 1972 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1972 American Art since 1945: A Loan Exhibition from the Museum of Modern Art September 15, 1972-October 22, 1972 Modern and Contemporary Art
1972 Wayne Art Center September 25, 1972-October 22, 1972 Gallery ‘72
1972 Recent Acquisitions: Benjamin West’s Agrippina October 2, 1972-November 30, 1972 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1972 Philadelphia in New York: 90 Modern Works from the Philadelphia Museum of Art October 16, 1972-January 7, 1973 Modern and Contemporary Art
1972 Chester County Art Association October 23, 1972-November 19, 1972 Gallery ‘72
1972 Old Master Drawings from Christ Church, Oxford November 4, 1972-December 17, 1972 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1972 Painting and Photography: Something in Common November 6-29, 1972 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1972 Claes Oldenburg: Object into Monument November 17, 1972-December 27, 1972 Modern and Contemporary Art
1972 Prints in Progress November 20, 1972-December 12, 1972 Gallery ‘72
1972 Edward Lear in Greece December 15, 1972-January 14, 1973 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1972 Sculpture to Touch March 4, 1972-April 7, 1972 Division of Education
1972 Student Exhibition April 21, 1972-May 13, 1972 Division of Education
1972 Philadelphia Parkway School May 26, 1972-June 18, 1972 Division of Education
1972 Young People’s Prints May 26, 1972-July 2, 1972 Division of Education
1972 Form in Art May 26, 1972-July 9, 1972 Division of Education
1972 Children’s Summer Program August 1, 1972-September 15, 1972 Division of Education
1972 Sculpture: Graduate Students of the University of Pennsylvania and Tyler School of Fine Arts October 16, 1972-November 16, 1972 Division of Education
1972 Philadelphia Museum of Art Staff December 18, 1972-January 14, 1973 Division of Education
1972 Being and Nothingness January 6-27, 1972 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1972 Annual Faculty Exhibition February 1-25, 1972 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1972 Micro-Museum: An Environment for Kids March 4, 1972-April 28, 1972 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1972 Annual Student Exhibition June 5-29, 1972 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1972 Highlights of the Students Exhibition October 2-27, 1972 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1972 Children’s Saturday Afternoon Art Classes December 2-16, 1972 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1973 Patterns: American Nineteenth-Century Painting and Literature January 4-29, 1973 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1973 Mummers Costumes January 6, 1973-February 2, 1973
1973 A Sense of Style: Two Hundred Years of Philadelphia Fashion January 19, 1973-February 25, 1973 Costume and Textiles
1973 Sculpture of the Inuit: Masterworks of the Canadian Arctic January 25, 1973-March 4, 1973
1973 Philadelphia Philateleia January 26, 1973-February 11, 1973
1973 Special Stamps for Someone Special January 26, 1973 - February 11, 1973
1973 Upper Merion Cultural Center January 29, 1973-February 25, 1973 Gallery ‘72
1973 Norman McLaren Film Event February 2, 1973-March 17, 1973 Division of Education
1973 Bastille Art League February 26, 1973-March 25, 1973 Gallery ‘73
1973 Recent Acquisitions: American Paintings and Drawings March 1, 1973-April 30, 1973 American Art
1973 Three Centuries of Chiaroscuro Woodcuts March 10, 1973 - April 8, 1973 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1973 Paul Gauguin: Monotypes March 23, 1973-May 13, 1973 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1973 Philadelphia Wall Art March 26, 1973-April 22, 1973 Gallery ‘73
1973 Philadelphia Architecture I: Frank Furness April 5, 1973-May 27, 1973 Division of Education
1973 James Rosenquist: Slush Thrust April 6-30, 1973 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1973 West Oak Lane Art League April 23, 1973-May 20, 1973 Gallery ‘73
1973 Images of Women in the Performing Arts May 1, 1973 - May 26, 1973
1973 Recent Acquisitions: Twentieth Century Art May 1, 1973-July 31, 1973 Modern and Contemporary Art
1973 English and American Watercolors and Drawings May 8, 1973-October 24, 1973 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1973 A Decade of Gifts May 12, 1973 - June 16, 1973
1973 Main Line Center for the Arts May 21, 1973-June 14, 1973 Gallery ‘73
1973 Friends Purchase Exhibition: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Decorative Arts May 30, 1973-June 13, 1973
1973 The Theatrical World of Osaka Prints June 7, 1973-September 2, 1973 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1973 Inner-City Arts Festival June 15, 1973-July 1, 1973 Gallery ‘73
1973 Dubois and His Circle June 22, 1973-September 27, 1973 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1973 The Delaware Valley Guild of Professional Photographers July 3-29, 1973 Gallery ‘73
1973 The Woodward Foundation July 20, 1973-July 29, 1973
1973 The Arts and Crafts League of Delaware Valley July 31, 1973-September 30, 1973 Gallery ‘73
1973 Philadelphia Museum Summer Programs August 6, 1973-September 28, 1973
1973 Painted Bride Art Center September 5-30, 1973 Gallery ‘73
1973 Marcel Duchamp September 22, 1973-December 9, 1973 Modern and Contemporary Art
1973 Perkiomen Valley Art Center October 1-29, 1973 Gallery ‘73
1973 Recent Acquisitions: Battista Dossi’s Venus and Cupid October 22, 1973-December 31, 1973
1973 The Invisible Artist October 31, 1973-June 30, 1974 Division of Education
1973 Clarence John Laughlin: The Personal Eye November 8, 1973-January 6, 1974 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The Museum paid tribute to the remarkable photographic achievement of Clarence John Laughlin in an exhibition, The Personal Eye, on view from November 8 to January 6. Organized and installed by Michael Hoffman, Advisor to the Alfred Stieglitz Center of Photography, with the assistance of Curatorial Assistant Caroline Wistar, the exhibition of some 200 photographs distilled the essence of Laughlin's life work, from scenes of his native New Orleans to the poetic fantasies that reveal the scope of his creative abilities. In December the Museum was privileged to welcome Mr. Laughlin who discussed his work at a Wednesday Lecture. A monograph of his work, published in cooperation with Aperture magazine, was available in the Museum Shop. Curators: Michael E. Hoffman and Caroline Wistar
1973 Old York Road Art Guide November 26, 1973-December 21, 1973 Gallery ‘73
1973 Graterford Prison Artists December 21, 1973-January 21, 1974 Gallery ‘73
1973 Museum Faculty January 21, 1973-February 23, 1973 Division of Education
1973 Children’s Classes March 4-28, 1973 Division of Education
1973 Adult Students April 5-27, 1973 Division of Education
1973 Form in Art May 3-16, 1973 Division of Education
1973 Philadelphia Parkway School May 24, 1973-June 8, 1973 Division of Education
1973 Philadelphia Museum Young People’s Prints July 2-31, 1973 Division of Education
1973 Philadelphia Museum Summer Programs August 6, 1973-September 28, 1973 Division of Education
1973 Daily News Weather Report October 8, 1973-November 21, 1973 Division of Education
1973 Studio Classes Faculty December 3, 1973-Jaunuary 18, 1974 Division of Education
1973 A Child’s Garden of Art February 6-28, 1973 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1973 Annual Faculty Exhibition March 6-30, 1973 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1973 Annual Student Exhibition June 4-29, 1973 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1973 Highlights of the Annual Student Show October 1-15, 1973 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1973 Philadelphia Flash/LA Flash October 24, 1973-November 21, 1973 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1973 Annual Children’s Exhibition December 1-15, 1973 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1974 Mummers’ Costumes January 12-20, 1974 Department of Urban Outreach
1974 Recent Acquisitions: American Art January 29, 1974-April 30, 1974 American Art Selected examples of American art new to the Museum's collections, ranging from paintings and furniture to decorative arts of the eighteenth through twentieth centuries, were installed in the Recent Acquisitions Gallery in January by Darrel Sewell and Beatrice Garvan, Curator and Associate Curator, respectively, of American Art.
1974 Doylestown Art League February 4, 1974-March 3, 1974 Gallery ‘74
1974 Camera Work: 1903-1917 February 21, 1974-April 14, 1974 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1974 Old Master Drawings from the Academy Collection March 1, 1974-April 14, 1974 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1974 Manayunk Art Center March 4-31, 1974 Gallery ‘74
1974 Ukranian National Women’s League April 1, 1974-May 27, 1974 Gallery ‘74
1974 In Her Own Image April 5, 1974-May 10, 1974 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1974 Miniatures April 22-27, 1974 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1974 Images of Women in the Performing Arts May 1-26, 1974
1974 A Decade of Gifts May 12, 1974 - June 16, 1974 The Friends of the Museum celebrated their tenth anniversary this year with the exhibition A Decade of Gifts from May 12 to June 16. Installed in the Special Exhibition Galleries by Michael Botwinick, Assistant Director for Art, the objects represented the superb and varied works acquired through the Friends since the organization was founded in 1964 with the goal of providing supplementary funds for the enrichment of the collections. Curator: Michael Botwinick
1974 Inner City Arts Festival May 28, 1974-June 10, 1974 Gallery ‘74
1974 Greater Northeast Art Alliance June 11, 1974-July 8, 1974 Gallery ‘74
1974 American Watercolors and Drawings from the Museum Collection October 4, 1974-December 10, 1974 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs In conjunction with the publication of the Museum's 1975 Engagement Calendar featuring American watercolors and drawings from the Museum's collections, the originals were exhibited in the A Level corridor from October 4 through December 10. These were supplemented with other works from the collection chosen by Ann Percy, Associate Curator of Drawings.
1974 Massimo Stanzione: The Massacre of the Innocents October 12, 1974-February 18, 1975 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection A recently acquired masterpiece of the Baroque style in Europe, The Massacre of the Innocents, by the seventeenth century Neapolitan artist Massimo Stanzione, was the inspiration for a small didactic exhibition from October 12 to February 18. Organized by Deborah M. McGuire, Research Assistant in the Department of Painting before 1900, the exhibition in the first Special Exhibition gallery also included prints, drawings, and paintings by other seventeenth century Neapolitan artists.
1974 Recent Acquisitions: 20th Century Art Department October 30, 1974-February 18, 1975 Modern and Contemporary Art Displayed through December in the Special Exhibition Galleries were a group of major recent acquisitions in twentieth century art. Philip Pearlstein's Two Female Models with Drawing Table, acquired by the Museum through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for the purchase of work by a living American artist, shared the spotlight with impressive works by Italo Scanga, Roy Lichtenstein, Sidney Goodman, Rafael Ferrer, and Walter Darby Bannard. Curator: Anne d'Harnoncourt
1974 The Albert M. Greenfield and Elizabeth M. Greenfield Collection October 30, 1974-February 18, 1975 Modern and Contemporary Art Art of the twentieth century was the prominent attraction when Members were invited on October 29 to a preview of The Albert M. Greenfield and Elizabeth M. Greenfield Collection, given to the Museum through the generous bequest of Mr. Greenfield and as a result of the decision of his widow, Mrs. Donald A. Petrie, a Vice-President of the Museum. Joining Mrs. Petrie at the preview were Museum President George M. Chetson, Honorary Trustee Mrs. ssell Richardson, and Museum Vice-President Henry P. McIlhenny. Some fifty paintings, drawings, and sculptures by such artists as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Larry Rivers, many previously unrepresented in the Museum's collections, were installed in the Special Exhibition Galleries by Anne d'Harnoncourt, Curator of Twentieth Century Painting. Special events at the preview included a lecture by Miss d'Harnoncourt and films on contemporary art.
1974 Collab ’74: British Contemporary Design November 20, 1974-December 31, 1974 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture The best of British contemporary design was displayed from November to December in the Collab 1974: British Contemporary Design exhibition sponsored by the Museum's Inter-Society Committee for 20th-Century Decorative Arts. Some forty of Britain's top designers of the last decade were represented in the exhibition in the Print Gallery, handsomely installed by Collab members in cooperation with Kathryn B. Hiesinger, Curator of Decorative Arts after 1700
1974 A Touch of Gold: Exhibition and Sale November 23, 1974-December 15, 1974
1974 Displacement Project: A Public Event December 3, 1974-January 3, 1975 Department of Urban Outreach
1974 Durham Experience January 23, 1974-Febraury 14, 1974 Division of Education
1974 Form in Art February 18, 1974-March 15, 1974 Division of Education
1974 Saturday Young People’s Classes March 18, 1974-April 12, 1974 Division of Education
1974 Philadelphia Museum Adult Students April 19, 1974-May 18, 1974 Division of Education
1974 Philadelphia Museum Employees May 27, 1974-June 8, 1974 Division of Education
1974 Summer Young People’s Exhibit: Studio Classes July 1-30,1974 Division of Education
1974 Summer Program Children’s Exhibit August 5, 1974-September 13, 1974 Division of Education
1974 Construction Murals by Children October 7, 1974-November 22, 1974 Division of Education
1974 Story of Chanukah December 9, 1974-January 3, 1975 Division of Education
1974 Open Studio/Work in Progress January 22, 1974-February 23, 1974 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1974 Annual Faculty Exhibition March 5-26, 1974 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1974 Annual Student Exhibition June 3-29, 1974 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1974 Highlights of the Annual Student Exhibition October 1, 1974-November 22, 1974 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1974 Annual Children’s Exhibition December 1-13, 1974 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
Year Title Dates Department Additional Info
1975 Form in American Silver January 15, 1975-April 13, 1975 American Art
1975 Mummers Costumes January 17, 1975-February 2, 1975 Department of Urban Outreach
1975 La Première Pose February 18, 1975-April 13, 1975 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection Howard Robert's nineteenth century American sculpture, La Première Pose, was the focus of an exhibition in the Armory from February 18 to April 13, installed by Richard G. Dorment, Assistant Curator of Painting before 1900. Also on view were works by Thomas Eakins and William Rush. The exhibition was inspired by the publication of a Museum Bulletin featuring an article by noted art historian David Sellin about the efforts of nineteenth century Philadelphia artists to study the nude model in the face of criticism from the conservative art establishment.
1975 Museum Treasures at Rodin April 14, 1975-June 30, 1975 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1975 Seahorses by Sam Gilliam April 25, 1975-May 26, 1975 American Art Creating excitement during the Philadelphia Festival, a project of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, was Seahorses, a dramatic draped fabric environment by artist Sam Gilliam. Adorning the two exterior walls of the Museum's East Façade, Seahorses evolved from the artist's inspiration that the large bronze rings circling the Museum building were, in Greek mythology, used to tie seahorses to Neptune's temple.
1975 Rites of Marriage April 25, 1975-May 21, 1975 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1975 Centennial Fair: In Celebration of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s 100th Birthday October 18-20, 1975
1975 Atelier January 13, 1975-February 27, 1975 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1975 Annual Faculty Exhibition March 13, 1975-April 15, 1975 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1975 Annual Student Exhibition June 2-28, 1975 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1976 Terminal Iron Works: Photographs of David Smith by Dan Budnik, 1962-1963 February 1976-January 1978 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs An exhibition circulated by The American Federation of Arts, New York.
1976 Old Master Drawings: Museum and Academy Collections February 27, 1976-July 6, 1976 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs In April, Associate Curator for Drawings Ann Percy mounted an exhibition of superb Old Master drawings from the collections of the Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, on deposit here.
1976 American Family Portraits, 1730-1976 February 28, 1976-December 31, 1976 Division of Education
1976 Philadelphia: Three Centuries of American Art April 11, 1976-October 10, 1976 American Art Opening on April 11, the Bicentennial exhibition Philadelphia: Three Centuries of American Art presented over 550 magnificent objects created in the Philadelphia area, ranging from paintings, prints, and photographs to sculpture, decorative arts, costumes, and architecture. Designed by the Philadelphia architectural firm of Venturi and Rauch, the installation was arranged chronologically in 50-year periods.
1976 Eagles, Flags, and Heroes: Signs and Symbols of Patriotic Pride July 19, 1976-October 4, 1976 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs From July 19 through mid-autumn the exhibition Eagles, Flags, and Heroes: Signs and Symbols of Patriotic Pride, organized by Ann Percy, Associate Curator for Drawings, considerably enlivened the Ground Floor Corridor. Popular American emblems ranging from eagles to Uncle Sam adorned a colorful variety of approximately 50 objects in diverse media.
1976 Ars Medica October 22, 1976-January 2, 1977 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs A unique asset of the Museum's Prints, Drawings and Photographs Department is its large Ars Medica Collection, consisting of prints dating from the 15th century to the present, all illustrating some aspect of medical history or practice. Prior to touring major European museums, 137 works from the Collection were installed in the Museum's Ground Floor Corridor.
1976 First Impressions: The Fine Art of Printmaking November 27, 1976-January 30, 1977 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1976 Form in Art May 6, 1976-June 13, 1976 Division of Education
1976 Highlights of the Student Annual October 4-30, 1976 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1976 South Philadelphia Viewpoint October 4-30. 1976 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1976 Saturday Afternoon Children’s Classes December 4-11, 1976 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1977 Southeast Asian Ceramics January 3, 1977-February 6, 1977 East Asian Art The Museum was privileged to play host to the first major exhibition of Southeast Asian Ceramics ever presented in the United States. The exhibition included 109 of the finest examples of Khmer, Thai, and Vietnamese ceramics dating from the 9th to the 17th centuries, on loan from museums and private collections.
1977 Looking at Style February 1, 1977-May 1, 1978 Division of Education
1977 Gifts to Mark a Century: An Exhibition Celebrating the Centennial of the Philadelphia Museum of Art February 18, 1977-March 20, 1977 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture The Museum's centennial anniversary culminated in the impressive exhibition Gifts to Mark a Century. More than 500 works of art were received as gifts in celebration of this important milestone. They ranged from European masterworks of painting to American furniture and decorative arts to treasures from India and the Far East.
1977 Recent Acquisitions: Made in Philadelphia March 18, 1977-September 1, 1977 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Recent Acquisitions: Made in Philadelphia recognizes the extraordinary range of accomplishment of artists living and working in the Philadelphia area. The exhibition presents some 30 paintings, drawings, and prints and reflects the Museum's efforts over the past five years to add to its collections the work of contemporary Philadelphia artists.
1977 Photographs from the Museum’s Collection I: America April 1, 1977-July 24, 1977 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1977 American Presidential China April 2, 1977-May 21, 1977 American Art American Presidential Chinapresents 115 ceramic objects used by the nation's First Families from George and Martha Washington to Gerald and Betty Ford. These works reflect the personal style of each President as well as changing tastes in ceramic arts
1977 La Belle Epoque: 1880-1915 June 4, 1977-September 30, 1977 Costume and Textiles La Belle Epoque: 1800-1915 is an exhibition of 30 magnificent costumes, complemented by furniture and decorative arts of the period.
1977 Photographs from the Museum’s Collection II: Europe June 18, 1977-August 30, 1977 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1977 European Drawings from the Fitzwilliam September 1, 1977-October 16, 1977 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1977 Creative Growth September 10, 1977-October 2, 1977 Division of Education
1977 American Crafts 1977 October 3-30, 1977 American Art
1977 Islamic Art October 8, 1977-January 28, 1978 East Asian Art To draw attention to the Museum's reserve collection Jean Gordon Lee, Curator of Far Eastern Art, developed the exhibition Islamic Art, a beautiful selection from our Near Eastern holdings.
1977 Italian Renaissance Majolica and the Three Books of the Potter’s Art October 8, 1977-February 15, 1978 Division of Education
1977 American Prints of the Twentieth Century November 5, 1977-January 9, 1978 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition seeks to trace development of American printmaking from the turn of the century to the present. In the center are works of our immediate time, the 1970s, while spread along the peripheral walls are their forerunners, arranged by decades. At any moment one can turn to the work of another decade to make comparisons.
1977 Fashions of Embroidery December 10, 1977-April 30, 1978 Costume and Textiles Elsie McGarvey, Curator Emeritus of the Department of Costume and Textiles, demonstrated the variety of our holdings in the charming exhibition Fashions of Embroidery.
1977 Eye on the Seventies December 16, 1977 - February 25, 1978
1977 Form in Art May 6, 1977-June 13, 1977 Division of Education
1977 Faculty Exhibition April 5-21, 1977 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1977 Adult Student Exhibition June 6-30, 1977 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1977 Highlights of the 1977 Student Exhibition October 3-22, 1977 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1977 Lou Hirsham: Caricatures and Constructions, 1936-1977 October 25, 1977-November 23, 1977 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1977 Children’s Exhibtion: Works from Saturday Classes December 3-17, 1977 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1978 The Stamp of Whistler January 22, 1978-March 15, 1978 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1978 Turner Watercolors from the British Museum March 4, 1978-April 30, 1978 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1978 Life with Dada: Beatrice Wood Drawings March 11, 1978-April 9, 1978 Modern and Contemporary Art This exhibition includes drawings by Beatrice Wood ranging in date from 1917 to 1950, as well as a small selection of works and portraits of artists whom she knew in New York in the years 1916 to 1921
1978 Incomplete Plans: Decorative Sculpture from the Museum March 26, 1978-August 8, 1978 Division of Education
1978 The Face of China: 1860-1912 April 15, 1978-June 15, 1978 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The Face of China As Seen by Photographers & Travelers 1860-1912 is an exhibition presented by the Philadelphia Museum of Art from April 15 to June 25, 1978
1978 Eight Artists April 29, 1978-June 25, 1978 Modern and Contemporary Art
1978 Himalayan Art June 3, 1978-July 30, 1978 Indian and Himalayan Art To close the year, Stella Kramrisch, Curator Emeritus of Indian Art, building on the strength and tradition of her department, exhibited Himalayan Art, an intense evocation of the beauty of Tibetan and Nepalese artistic tradition.
1978 Currier and Ives June 6, 1978-October 15, 1978
1978 The Jeweler’s Art: European and American Jewelry July 1, 1978-October 22, 1978 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture Attracted by the artistic potential rather than the intrinsic value of their materials, such as the emphasis on precious gems in joaillerie, the jewelers whose work is exhibited here made inventive use of enameling, a craft revived in the nineteenth century as a result of renewed interest in Renaissance design.
1978 Contemporary Drawings: Philadelphia I September 15, 1978 - November 26, 1978 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1978 A Graphic Side of the Second Empire September 16, 1978-November 19, 1978 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs A group of Second Empire prints from the collection shown in the Director's Corridor supplemented the exhibition The Second Empire: Art in France under Napoleon III
1978 The Second Empire: Art in France under Napoleon III October 1, 1978-November 26, 1978
1978 Thomas Eakins Memorabilia October 18, 1978-December 20, 1978 n 1929 and 1930, Mrs. Thomas Eakins and Miss Mary Adeline Williams gave the Philadelphia Museum of Art more than seventy paintings, drawings and sculptures by Thomas Eakins, establishing a collection that is vivid evidence of the artist's talent and working methods. Since then, others fascinated by Eakins' work and personality have donated additional examples of his art and a great variety of material related to his career. As a result, the Thomas Eakins Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is unparalleled as a record of the life and the artistic achievement of one of America's greatest artists.
This exhibition of works and documents of Eakins, his students and friends, celebrates the publication of the handbook to the Thomas Eakins Collection.
1978 Paul Strand: Discoveries November 12, 1978-July 15, 1979 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1978 Eye on the Seventies December 2, 1978-February 11, 1979 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1978 The Charlotte Dorrance Wright Collection December 16, 1978-January 21, 1979 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection In December, an exhibition was opened of the works of art bequeathed to the Museum by Charlotte Dorrance Wright. This collection gave the Museum seven flower paintings by FantinLatour, the first Gauguin to enter the collection, a group of eleven paintings by the English animal painter Munnings, a Degas, the beautiful Monet view of Antibes, three Pissarros, and a Sisley.
1978 Ornamental Icing: Cake Decorating Contest April 1-9, 1978 Department of Community Programs
1978 Mechanical Music Machines November 24, 1978-January 7, 1978 Department of Community Programs/td>
1978 The Collecting Instinct January 18, 1978-February 18, 1978 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1978 Annual Fleisher Faculty Exhibition March 7-30, 1978 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1978 Maxim B. Gottlieb: A Retrospective Exhibition April 4-27, 1978 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1978 Frank Chinnici: A Sicilian’s Art in Philadelphia May 1-4, 1978 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1978 Annual Student Exhibition June 6-29, 1978 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1978 Highlights of the 81st Annual Adult Student Exhibition October 2-14, 1978 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1978 Kenley Gardner: A Photographic Essay October 22, 1978-November 2, 1978 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1978 Challenge Exhibition: Frank Galuszka, Lucy Glick, Mary Sentner November 7-30, 1978 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1978 Annual Children’s Exhibit December 2-16, 1978 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1979 Treasures of Early Irish Art February 25, 1979-May 27, 1979 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture Treasures of Early Irish Art opened at the Museum on February 25. Comprising works from the National Museum of Ireland, the Royal Irish Academy, and Trinity College, Dublin, and organized in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibition toured the United States for two years, ending in Philadelphia.
1979 Twentieth Century Design: Recent Acquisitions March 10, 1979-May 6, 1979 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture While craftsmen and industrial designers often express different concerns, they share an understanding of the nature of materials and the limitations and capabilities of available techniques. The diversity of forms created by hand and by machine enrich the Museum's collections of the decorative arts of this century.
1979 Contemporary Drawings: Philadelphia II March 24, 1979-May 20, 1979 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Contemporary Drawings: Philadelphia is an involvement in and a thorough look at drawings by Philadelphia-area artists as presented in an unusual cooperative exhibition by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
1979 Johnson Collection Drawings May 1979-July 1979
1979 The Imprint of a Patron: Lessing J. Rosenwald May 5, 1979-August 5, 1979 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1979 Twentieth Century Drawings from the Collection May 18, 1979 - July 1, 1979 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1979 The Architecture of Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens [1869-1944] June 9, 1979-August 12, 1979 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection The Architecture of Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens (1869-1944) is an exhibition of 30 architectural photographs and models installed in the Special Exhibitions Gallery.
1979 Violet Oakley (1874-1961) June 30, 1979-August 12, 1979 Modern and Contemporary Art Violet Oakley (1874-1961) is an exhibition of 175 paintings, drawings, and objects installed in the Special Exhibitions Gallery. A special issue of the Museum Bulletinwith a checklist has been published.
1979 Photographs: Recent Acquisitions August 4, 1979-November 4, 1979 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1979 William Klein Retrospective, or Meatyard Siskin August 5, 1979-December 31, 1979
1979 The University of Pennsylvania: Collector and Patron of Art, 1779-1979 August 11, 1979-September 16, 1979 American Art This year, the University of Pennsylvania celebrates its two hundredth anniversary as the first seat of learning in the United States to be named a university. The present exhibit of works owned by, or otherwise associated with, the University is the result of a close cooperation in which the Museum joins the University in celebrating its bicentenary.
1979 Fashion Plate: Modes and Manners September 1, 1979-December 2, 1979 Costume and Textiles Fashion Plate: Modes and Manners is an exhibition of 105 prints installed in the Print Gallery.
1979 Collab Auction September 20, 1979
1979 The Delights of Fine Fashion September 29, 1979-February 10, 1980 Costume and Textiles Delights of Fine Fashion is an exhibition of 48 costumes and 74 accessories installed in the Costume and Textile Gallery (inaugural exhibition), supported by the installation of 49 costumes and 45 samplers throughout the Museum.
1979 Snuff Bottles October 1979
1979 Noguchi’s Imaginary Landscapes October 20, 1979-Janaury 6, 1980 Modern and Contemporary Art Noguchi's Imaginary Landscapesis an exhibition of 80 sculptures, 119 photo panels, and 33 charts installed in the Special Exhibitions Gallery. The Walker Art Center has published an accompanying catalogue.
1979 Ansel Adams: 100 Photographs November 17, 1979-March 2, 1980 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Ansel Adams: 100 Photographs is an exhibition of 96 photographs installed in the Stieglitz Center Gallery
1979 On the Move: The Art of Transportation December 15, 1979-March 23, 1980 On the Move: The Art of Transportation is an exhibition of 105 prints installed in the Print Gallery.
1979 Liturgy in Gaelic: Irish Mass in memory of Matthew H. McClosky from their Children May 13, 1979
1979 Challenge Exhibition: Frieda Fehrenbacher, Barry Lehr, Michael Williamson January 16, 1979-February 3, 1979 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1979 Challenge Exhibition: Kathy Halton, Larry Spaid, Ruth Wolf February 6, 1979-March 1, 1979 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1979 Fleisher Faculty Annual March 6-31, 1979 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1979 Challenge Exhibition: Anita Charney Harris, Diane Piere, Bruce Pollack April 3-28, 1979 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
1979 82nd Annual Adult Student Exhibition June 4-28, 1979 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
Year Title Dates Department Additional Info
1980 Norman/Stieglitz February 1, 1980-July 6, 1980 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1980 Sports in Art February 3, 1980-March 2, 1980 European Painting before 1900
Johnson Collection
European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection Recognizing that comprehensiveness is not possible in an exhibition of this scale, Sports in Art features a sampling of Olympic sports and related athletic activities. Just as certain sports have had great popular appeal without finding wide representation in art, others have captured artists' imaginations while failing to win a large following in the sporting world. Clearly artists have had their own criteria for representation. Nonetheless their legacy is an eloquent testament to the beauty and achievement of the athlete.
1980 Far Eastern Art Department: Recent Acquisitions February 8, 1980-April 20, 1980 East Asian Art Far Eastern Art Department: Recent Acquisitions is an exhibition of 217 paintings and objects installed in the Special Exhibitions Gallery.
1980 Collab: Masterpieces of Design February 23, 1980-April 20, 1980 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
1980 August Sander: Photographs of an Epoch March 1, 1980-May 25, 1980 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs August Sander: Photographs of an Epoch is an exhibition of 248 photographs installed in the Special Exhibitions Gallery
1980 The Eighties: The Daring Decades March 8, 1980-August 3, 1980 Costume and Textiles The Eighties: The Daring Decadesis an exhibition of 26 costumes and 24 accessories and textiles installed in the Costume and Textiles Gallery.
1980 Brancusi as Photographer March 22, 1980-May 18, 1980 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Brancusi as Photographer is an exhibition of 73 photographs from the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, installed in the Stieglitz Center Gallery and the small Arensberg Gallery.
1980 Closer Look at Paintings from the Johnson Collection: Related works and Reconstructions March 29, 1980-August 3, 1980 European Painting before 1900
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1980 Carl Zigrosser: The Curator as Collector April 12, 1980-July 6, 1980 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Carl Zigrosser: The Curator as Collector is an exhibition of 190 prints and objects installed in the Print Gallery.
1980 Copley from Boston April 19, 1980-June 15, 1980 American Art Copley from Boston is an exhibition of 42 paintings, furniture, and decorative arts installed in the Special Exhibitions Gallery.
1980 Wedgwood and His Contemporaries May 3, 1980-September 14, 1980 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture Wedgwood and His Contemporaries is an exhibition of 97 objects installed in the Decorative Arts Gallery
1980 Mexican Art from the Collections June 7, 1980-August 24, 1980 European Painting before 1900
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Mexican Art from the Collectionsis an exhibition of 176 paintings, sculptures, prints, and decorative arts installed in the Special Exhibitions Gallery.
1980 Paul Caponigro Retrospective June 21, 1980-August 17, 1980 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1980 Ars Medica: Selected Works and New Acquisitions June 25, 1980-August 17, 1980 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Ars Medica: Selected Works and New Acquisitions is an exhibition of 150 prints, drawings, and photographs installed in the Special Exhibition Gallery.
1980 The New Vision: Forty Years of Photography at the Institute of Design July 12, 1980-October 26, 1980 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The New Vision: Forty Years of Photography at the Institute of Design is an exhibition of over 100 photographs by former students and teachers of the Institute of Design in Chicago. Among the 32 photographers represented in the exhibition are the school's famous mentors and several younger artists whose work matured during the sixties and seventies.
1980 Crosscurrents: French and Italian Neoclassical Drawings and Prints from the Cooper Hewitt Museum July 19, 1980-August 27, 1980 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Crosscurrents: French and Italian Neoclassical Drawings and Prints from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum is an exhibition of 135 prints and drawings installed in the Print Gallery. The exhibition is circulated by Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and installed in Philadelphia by Ann Percy, Associate Curator for Drawings.
1980 The Roman Forum August 2, 1980-January 4, 1981 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1980 Footprints of the Buddha: Japanese Buddhist Prints from the American and Japanese Collections August 23, 1980-October 26, 1980 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The Philadelphia Museum of Art has assembled over 80 Japanese Buddhist woodblock prints for display in Footprints of Buddha, the first exhibition in this country devoted exclusively to this religious art form. The selected prints, on loan from American and Japanese collections, trace the development of Buddhist art in Japan from the 12th to the 20th century.
1980 A Tribute to the Print Club: 65th Anniversary Exhibition September 13, 1980-November 9, 1980 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1980 Lucas van Leyden September 13, 1980-November 9, 1980 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1980 Origins of Abstraction September 27, 1980-January 4, 1981 Modern and Contemporary Art
1980 A Scholar Collects: Selections from the Anthony Morris Clark Bequest October 2, 1980-January 4, 1981 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The Philadelphia Museum of Art was fortunate to have received in 1978 378 old master drawings, 204 prints, 114 coins, medals, and plaquettes, 24 sculptures, and 13 miscellaneous objets d'art from the estate of the late Anthony Morris Clark. As the leading connoisseur of and specialist in eighteenth-century Roman painting, Anthony Clark assembled the finest collection of the art of that city and period in private hands in America.
1980 Seventeenth-Century Dutch Landscape October 11, 1980-January 18, 1981 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1980 Futurism and the International Avant-Garde October 26, 1980-January 4, 1981 Modern and Contemporary Art Futurism and the International Avant-Garde is an exhibition of 134 paintings, drawings, and sculpture installed together with manifestos and archival material in the Special Exhibitions Gallery. An installation of 24 works by Raymond Duchamp-Villon is installed concurrently.
1980 Children’s Clothing 1760-1980 November 8, 1980-April 15, 1981 Costume and Textiles Costumes from the Museum's collection have been selected for this exhibition to show the main lines of development of children's costume over the past 200 years and also to illustrate the way well-to-do Philadelphia children have been dressed.
1980 Spirit of an American Place: Photographs by Alfred Stieglitz November 22, 1980-March 29, 1981 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Spirit of an American Place: Photographs by Alfred Stieglitz is an exhibition of 86 photographs installed in the Stieglitz Center Gallery. The Philadelphia Museum of Art has published a special issue of the Museum Bulletin with a checklist.
1980 Sets and Costumes of the Florence Opera: Designs for the Maggio Musicale 1933-1980 November 30, 1980-January 25, 1981 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture Sets and Costumes of the Florence Opera: Designs for the Maggio Musicale, 1933-1980 is an exhibition of 219 drawings and paintings installed in the Print Gallery, and 12 costumes installed on the West Balconies.
1981 American Crafts January 3, 1981 - March 15, 1981
1981 Drawings from van Gogh to Matisse February 21, 1981-May 10, 1981 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Drawings from van Gogh to Matisse is an exhibition of 106 drawings, watercolors, and collages installed in the Print Gallery.
1981 Manifestations of Shiva March 29, 1981-June 7, 1981 Indian and Himalayan Art Manifestations of Shiva is an exhibition of 129 sculptures and 64 paintings installed in the Special Exhibitions Gallery.
1981 The New West: Photographs by Robert Adams April 25, 1981-July 12, 1981 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Robert Adams is a contemporary master of the photographic medium whose subtle, luminous images provide subjects for contemplation and the possibility for a broadened perspective of the new world or reality which we inhabit. The core of the exhibition is drawn from Adams' portfolio From the Missouri West, including landscapes from Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, Arizona, California, Oregon, and Utah.
1981 Venice and the Grand Tour April 25, 1981-November 1, 1981 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1981 Form in Art May 15, 1981-June 7, 1981
1981 Mamlulu May 23, 1981-July 19, 1981
1981 From the Collections: American Themes on European Ceramics June 1981– European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
1981 Picasso from the Collections June 6, 1981-August 23, 1981 Modern and Contemporary Art Picasso from the Collections is an exhibition of 22 paintings and sculpture installed in the Twentieth-Century Galleries.
1981 Picasso as Printmaker June 6, 1981-August 23, 1981 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1981 One Hundred Master Drawings by Picasso July 11, 1981-August 23, 1981 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The exhibition was drawn from 50 museums and private collections throughout the world, including the new Musée Picasso in Paris, the Museo Picasso in Barcelona, and the artist's heirs. The emphasis is on unfamiliar works, works from important periods, and finished drawings rather than preparatory studies. It is the first major display of Picasso's works on paper since the 1911 exhibition mounted by Alfred Stieglitz in New York.
1981 Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer August 1, 1981-October 4, 1981 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the most widely respected photographers of the 20th century, has chosen over 100 of his most significant images for this traveling exhibition, which was organized by the International Center of Photography, New York.
1981 English Eighteenth Century Decorative Arts from the Collections September 1981- European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
1981 From the Collections: Griffen, Smith, and Hill Majolica September 1981- American Art
1981 Recent Acquisitions of American Decorative Art September 1981- American Art
1981 American Presidential China September 5, 1981-January 31, 1982 American Art American Presidential China is a collection of official and personal tableware used by presidents from George Washington to Ronald Reagan. The exhibit consists of one hundred objects from a private Philadelphia collection supplemented by pieces lent by Set Charles Moynihan.
1981 A Penny Plain, Tuppence Colored: European Popular Prints September 12, 1981-November 15, 1981 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1981 American Frontiers: The Photographs of Timothy O’Sullivan October 2, 1981-January 3, 1982 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Chicago to present the exhibition and publication American Frontiers: The Photographs of Timothy O'Sullivan. The exhibition will include over 200 photographs from the work accomplished during the Civil War, the King and Wheeler expeditions to the American West, and the Selfridge expedition to Panama.
1981 Sir Edwin Landseer October 25, 1981-January 3, 1982 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1981 Public Pomp and Private Pleasures: French Prints of the Eighteenth Century December 4, 1981-February 14, 1982 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1981 The Unnatural History of Dragons December 12, 1981-June 27, 1982 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1981 Marius de Zayas: Conjuror of Souls December 18, 1981-February 14, 1982 Modern and Contemporary Art
1982 Animals of Japan January 1982- East Asian Art
1982 Treasures of Ancient Nigeria February 21, 1982-April 18, 1982 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture Treasures of Ancient Nigeria, a loan exhibition from the Nigerian National Museum, was organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts and made possible by grants from the Mobil Companies Nigeria, the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
1982 Nigerian Art from the University Museum February 21, 1982-April 18, 1982 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture of the 19th century and by now has one of the largest collections in the United States. The twenty- seven sculptures that appear in this exhibition of Nigerian Art from the University Museum constitute some of the finest objects in the collection.
1982 Danny Lyon: Pictures from the New World February 27, 1982-May 2, 1982 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs In 1962 Danny Lyon, armed with a camera, set off like thousands of his contemporaries on a voyage of discovery across America. He was a born wanderer and fearless observer who developed into an extraordinary recorder of the tumultuous events of the 1960s and '70s. This display of some 130 works forms an unusual autobiography of an artist who shows an intense and profound identification with his subjects.
1982 Pertaining to Philadelphia March 5, 1982-October 20, 1982 Modern and Contemporary Art
1982 Frederick H. Evans: “The Desired Haven” May 15, 1982-July 18, 1982 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Frederick H. Evans, friend of George Bernard Shaw and Aubrey Beardsley, retired from his successful business as a London bookseller in 1898 to devote himself entirely to photography. His exquisite platinum prints of English and French cathedrals, parish churches, chateaux, woodlands, and landscapes established his lasting reputation as a pure photographer at a time when the manipulated gum print was the accepted medium of the London photographic salons and clubs.
1982 Form in Art: Works by Blind and Partially Sighted Adults May 21, 1982-June 20, 1982
1982 Thomas Eakins: Artist of Philadelphia May 29, 1982-August 1, 1982 American Art Thomas Eakins: Artist of Philadelphia was organized by Darrel Sewell, Curator of American Art. It was supported by grants from the IBM Corporation and The Pew Memorial Trust.
1982 Great Ideas July 24, 1982-August 15, 1982
1982 From the Collections: Nineteenth Century French Drawings August 14, 1982-November 28, 1982 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1982 From the Collections: Twentieth Century Artists’ Books September 11, 1982-October 31, 1982 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Many 20th-century artists have experimented with the book form, which allows them to express their interest in multiples and reach a wider audience. In conjunction with Bookworks: 1982, the international conference of artists, writers, and publishers being held in Philadelphia in October, the Museum has selected nine artists' books which reveal a range of approaches to the artistic medium.
1982 John Cage: A Portrait Series by Robert Mahon September 11, 1982-October 31, 1982 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs ohn Cage: A Portrait Series by Robert Mahon is an exhibition of 216 photographs by Robert Mahon installed in the Director's Corridor by the artist.
1982 John Cage: Scores and Prints September 11, 1982-October 31, 1982 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition presents the first comprehensive review of John Cage's scores, print editions, and books, which have added a visual dimension to his international reputation as a composer. Cage's link with the art and thought of Marcel Duchamp makes the Philadelphia Museum of Art, with its great holdings of Duchamp's work, a particularly apt site for this exhibition.
1982 Fraktur Exhibit October 1982
1982 The Pennsylvania Germans: A Celebration of Their Arts, 1683-1850 October 17, 1982-January 9, 1983 American Art German-speaking peoples began to arrive on these shores in 1682 with William Penn, drawn by the promise of religious liberty and economic opportunity. Known world-wide as the Pennsylvania Dutch, they brought with them the artistic traditions of such regions as the Palatinate in southern Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Northern Germany, Moravia in Czechoslovakia, and Silesia in Poland. This exhibition brings together over 300 objects selected from the organizing museums and nearly 100 other institutions and private collections.
1982 Pertaining to Philadelphia II October 29, 1982-August 21, 1983 Modern and Contemporary Art Pertaining to Philadelphia II is an exhibition of 23 contemporary prints, drawings, and sculptures installed in the Twentieth-Century Art galleries.
1982 American Graphics, 1860-1940, Selected from the Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art November 20, 1982-January 16, 1983 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition of 115 works drawn from the Museum's permanent collection suggests the full range of artistic approaches found in America over a period of eight decades. Included are etchings, engravings, woodcuts, and lithographs by Edward Hopper, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, John Marin, Rockwell Kent, and other significant printmakers.
1982 Dance in Pennsylvania: The Nation’s First Steps December 11, 1982-February 20, 1983 Dance in Pennsylvania: The Nation's First Steps was an exhibition of 77 eighteenth- to twentieth-century objects, including drawings, prints, costumes, models, and photographs, installed in the Director's Corridor.
1982 Flora and Fauna in Oriental Art December 1982- East Asian Art
1983 From the Collections: Paintings by Jan Steen January 15, 1983-July 3, 1983 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection The Museum and Johnson Collections own ten paintings by or attributed to the famous 17th-century Dutch painter Jan Steen, comprising the wealthiest collection outside Holland.
1983 Minor White, Photographs February 5, 1983-April 3, 1983 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Minor White (1908-1976), photographer, theoretician, editor, critic, and teacher, was one of the most influential American photographers from the 1950s until his death. Some 100 of White's photographs from the Museum's collection have been selected for display, arranged, as the artist intended, in sequences so that individual prints borrow significance from each other to make a unified statement.
1983 Tibet: The Sacred Realm, Photographs 1880-1950 March 20, 1983-May 22, 1983 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition of some 180 photographs, most of which have never before been on public view, give a rare glimpse of the dramatic landscape of Tibet, the massive forts and monasteries that dominate its towns, its varied peoples, and the Buddhist rituals which form the basis of their spiritual life.
1983 Julius Bloch: Portrait of the Artist March 20, 1983-April 29, 1983 Modern and Contemporary Art Julius Bloch (1888-1966) had a natural empathy for working people, whom he captured in moving portraits. He approached the subject of a stevedore, a prisoner, a factory worker, or a dispossessed farmer with the dignity and formality usually reserved for commissioned portraits. Julius Bloch: Portrait of the Artist presents approximately forty paintings, drawings, and prints that survey the range of the artist's career from 1912 to the early 1950s.
1983 The Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Two Decades of Publications April 1983- Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1983 Impressions of the Front: Woodcuts of the Sino-Japanese War, 1894-1895 April 23, 1983-June 26, 1983 East Asian Art The war between Japan and China over the control of Korea, while lasting less than a year, was oneof the first wars to be covered by reporters, whose daily dispatches created a huge demand for war pictures. Japanese artists responded by producing over 3,000 wood-block prints at the rate of about ten a day. This exhibition presents 87 wood-block prints drawn from the Museum's permanent collection.
1983 100 Years of Acquisitions May 7, 1983-July 3, 1983 American Art To celebrate the centennial of the Women's Committee, the Museum will draw upon its vast collections to present a visual record of its growth during the last century. The exhibition will consist of 100 objects, one acquired each year.
1983 Form in Art: Works by Blind and Partially Sighted Adults May 20, 1983-June 19, 1983
1983 Cezanne in Philadelphia Collections June 19, 1983-August 21, 1983 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection Philadelphia has long been a center for the collecting of works by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906). The Barnes Foundation in nearby Merion houses the most extensive gathering of his works in the world. The Museum will gather together its holdings and add to them some ten paintings and ten watercolors from local private collections. The exhibition, while not large in scale, will present the artist in all the variety of his subjects--figures, portraits, still lifes, and landscapes.
1983 Pennsylvania Modern: Charles Demuth of Lancaster July 16, 1983-September 11, 1983 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Pennsylvania Modern: Charles Demuth of Lancaster is an exhibition of 38 paintings, drawings, and watercolors installed in the Prints and Drawings Gallery.
1983 Motion, Time, Pattern, Sequence September 1, 1983-November 1, 1983 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1983 Pertaining to Philadelphia III: Motion and Sequence October 1-30, 1983 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Pertaining to Philadelphia III: Motion and Sequence is an exhibition of 36 nineteenth- and twentieth- century photographs installed in the Twentieth-Century Art galleries.
1983 Particulars: Selections from the Miller-Plummer Collection of Photography October 1, 1983-November 27, 1983 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Particulars: Selections from the Miller-Plummer Collection of Photography is an exhibition of 168 nineteenth- and twentieth-century photographs installed in the Prints and Drawings Gallery.
1983 Design Since 1945 October 16, 1983-January 8, 1984 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture Design Since 1945 is an exhibition of 418 objects (appliances, ceramics, glass, furniture, lighting, metalwork, plastics, textiles, and wood) installed in the Special Exhibition Galleries.
1983 Embroidered Pictures and Samplers October 22, 1983-January 3, 1984 Costume and Textiles
1983 ABU DADA: Jean Crotti & Suzanne Duchamp, 1915-1922 November 19, 1983-January 29, 1984 Modern and Contemporary Art Tabu Dada: Jean Crotti and Suzanne Duchamp, 1915-1922 is an exhibition of 69 paintings, drawings, and watercolors, supplemented with photographs and documents, installed in the Twentieth-Century Art galleries
1983 Paintings from Siena December 3, 1983-May 6, 1984 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection From the Collections: Paintings from Siena is an exhibition of 24 fourteenth- and fifteenth-century paintings installed in the John G. Johnson Collection Special Exhibition Gallery.
1984 Henry Tanner January 23, 1984-July 15, 1984 American Art Henry Tanner is an exhibition of 8 paintings and 1 drawing lent by Mrs. Sadie T. M. Alexander installed in the American Collections galleries.
1984 Pertaining to Philadelphia IV February 11, 1984- Modern and Contemporary Art Pertaining to Philadelphia: Part IVis an exhibition of 22 drawings, prints, paintings, and sculptures installed in the Twentieth-Century Art galleries.
1984 Selections from the Whitman Sampler Collections February 11, 1984-April 29, 1984 Costume and Textiles Selections from the Whitman Sampler Collection is an exhibition of 39 American and European seventeenth- to twentieth-century samplers installed in the Director's Corridor.
1984 Dutch Tiles March 18, 1984-May 13, 1984 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture The natural world of animals, flowers, and landscapes, the mythological realm of sea creatures, scenes of everyday life, and stories from the Bible all found their way into 17th-and 18th-century Dutch homes on colorful ceramic wall tiles. This exhibition presents some 1500 tiles dating from 1570 to 1850.
1984 Masters of Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting March 18, 1984-May 13, 1984 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection As no other people before them, the 17th-Century Dutch left a detailed visual record of their society, land, and possessions. The richness and beauty of Dutch genre painting--scenes of everyday life--is revealed in 120 paintings lent by museums and private collections in Europe and the United States, the first major exhibition of the subject ever mounted in this country.
1984 Dutch Paintings from the Collection March 18, 1984-July 30, 1984 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection Dutch Paintings from the Collections is an exhibition of 43 seventeenth-century genre paintings installed in the John G. Johnson Collection Study Gallery.
1984 Form in Art May 18, 1984-July 18, 1984
1984 John Marin: Prints and Watercolors from the Collection June 23, 1984-August 26, 1984 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs John Marin (1870-1953), perhaps best known for his innovative city and seascapes in watercolor, first gained recognition for his accomplishments as a graphic artist. Some 60 etchings and 27 watercolors will be displayed in this exhibit.
1984 Beyond a Portrait: Photographs by Alfred Stieglitz and Dorothy Norman June 23, 1984-October 28, 1984 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Perhaps no other individual in the first half of this century did as much to foster a truly American expression of the modern world, to encourage and promote other artists who shared his vision, as Alfred Stieglitz. Dorothy Norman was one visitor who happened on his gallery and they began a deep, enduring companionship which found expression in their work. This exhibition of some 60 photographs covers the years between their first meeting in 1927 and Stieglitz's death in 1946.
1984 Philadelphians and the China Trade, 1784-1844 July 1, 1984-September 23, 1984 East Asian Art To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the sailing of the first American ship to China, the Museum will examine Philadelphia's position in the trade through an exhibition of over 300 objects which were commissioned by Philadelphians or which arrived on ships at the city's port. These represent some of the finest objects produced by Chinese artists for the American market.
1984 The Canton Collection: Ships, Captains, and Cargoes July 1, 1984-September 16, 1984 American Art
1984 From the Collections: Painting by John Constable August 4, 1984-January 6, 1985 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection From the Collections: Paintings by John Constable features 15 paintings spanning the English landscape artist's career, drawn from the Museum's holdings and those of the John G. Johnson Collection, together one of the richest collections of Constable's work in the country.
1984 Old Master Drawings, 1550-1850 September 15, 1984-January 30, 1985 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition celebrates the recent acquisition by the Philadelphia Museum of Art of the John S. Phillips Collection of old master drawings from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
1984 Ansel Adams September 22, 1984-April 28, 1985 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition features 29 photographs, including Adams’ celebrated images of the American West, shown as a memorial to this master photographer.
1984 Jonathan Borofsky October 7, 1984-December 2, 1984 Modern and Contemporary Art Jonathan Borofsky surveys at mid-career the work of one of the most eclectic contemporary American artists, who, while working in a highly personal fashion, creates an art of universal recognition.
1984 The Golden Age of British Photography, 1839-1900 October 27, 1984-January 6, 1985 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The Golden Age of British Photography, 1839-1900 features 240 extraordinary 19th-century photographs, many of them newly discovered and previously unexhibited, by such photographers as William Henry Fox Talbot, Roger Fenton, John Murray, Oscar G. Rejlander, and Julia Margaret Cameron.
1984 All American: Photographs by Burk Uzzle November 17, 1984-May 19, 1985 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition features 77 photographs by this irreverent social documentarian.
1984 Dreadful Fire!: The Burning of the Houses of Parliament November 23, 1984-January 6, 1985 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection The first reunion of a pair of masterpieces, one from the Museum's collection and one belonging to the Cleveland Museum of Art, painted by J.M.W. Turner in response to the disastrous fire in the Houses of Parliament in 1834, shown with watercolor studies and documents.
1985 Pertaining to Philadelphia V: Sidney Goodman January 5, 1985-May 12, 1985 Modern and Contemporary Art This exhibition features recent paintings by Sidney Goodman on the subject of the Four Elements--earth, water, fire, and air--with a fifth canvas in the series representing the human component.
1985 From the Collections: Spanish Gothic Painting January 19, 1985-July 14, 1985 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection Drawn from an area of particular strength in the collections, this exhibition features 15 paintings giving full expression to the geographic and cultural diversity of 15th-century Spain and its interpretations of the international Gothic style.
1985 Edgar Degas: The Painter as Printmaker February 17, 1985-April 14, 1985 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition for the first time surveys the full range of Edgar Degas's etchings and lithographs, including the numerous preparatory drawings, monotypes, and working proofs that record his constant and restless search to push printmaking to new frontiers of expressiveness.
1985 Edgar Degas in Philadelphia Collections February 17, 1985-April 14, 1985 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection Edgar Degas, unlike his Impressionist peers, had little interest in landscape painting, choosing instead to concentrate on figures in contemporary society. The Museum has assembled some 25 paintings, pastels, sculptures, and drawings from its permanent collection and from private lenders in the Philadelphia area to provide a rich comparative context for the major traveling exhibition of his prints.
1985 Mary Cassatt and Philadelphia February 17, 1985-April 14, 1985 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection This exhibition confirms Mary Cassatt's important artistic achievements and also examines her role in encouraging Philadelphians to acquire Impressionist paintings at a time when critical disparagement was widespread.
1985 Fleeting Moments: Japanese Prints from the Collection March 23, 1985-May 19, 1985 East Asian Art
1985 Marc Chagall May 12, 1985-July 21, 1985 Modern and Contemporary Art The first major retrospective of Chagall's work to be mounted in this country in many decades, this exhibition emphasizes the profoundly Russian aspects of his approach both to style and content and explores the tragic side of his art which has often been overlooked.
1985 Form in Art: Works by Blind and Partially Sighted Adults May 24, 1985-July 21, 1985
1985 Contagion (Ars Medica - Kyoto, Japan) May 29, 1985-June 30, 1985 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1985 Bill Brandt: Behind the Camera, 1928-1983 June 15, 1985-September 22, 1985 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Bill Brandt: Behind the Camera, 1928-1983 features approximately 140 photographs organized around his major series of photographs, beginning with European street scenes and progressing to his unique record of English life between the wars, images of wartime London, portraits of artists and intellectuals, romantic landscapes of Britain, and his pictorial exploration of the nude.
1985 From the Collections: Italian Renaissance Portraits August 10, 1985-October 27, 1985 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection This exhibition features eleven paintings and one portrait bust, including works by Dosso Dossi, Bronzino, Tintoretto, and Titian.
1985 Ars Medica: Art, Medicine, and the Human Condition September 22, 1985-December 1, 1985 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1985 From the Collections: Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Medicine and Pharmacy Posters September 28, 1985-February 2, 1986 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1985 W. Eugene Smith: “Let Truth Be the Prejudice” October 19, 1985-January 5, 1986 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978) created images so powerful that they have shaped our perception of recent history. His photographic essays-whether chronicling the daily cares of an individual nurse- midwife, the plight of lepers in an African village, or the many elements which comprise a modern industrial city-established a new mode of in-depth, concerned photojournalism.
1985 Unknown Territory: Photographs by Ray K. Metzker October 20, 1985-January 5, 1986 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The work of Ray Metzker, a distinguished contemporary photographer long associated with Philadelphia, has been concentrated into over a dozen extended series of images, each radically different from one another. He has worked primarily in urban areas, drawn to ordinary people going about their day-to-day business.
1985 A Tribute to J.S. Bach (1685-1750) November 23, 1985-January 26, 1986 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs In celebration of the tercentenary of the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), the Museum will present a small exhibition devoted to the composer and his times.
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1986 Dutch Porcelain 1986 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
1986 Painted Delight: Indian Paintings from Philadelphia Collections January 26, 1986-April 20, 1986 Indian and Himalayan Art During three centuries of princely patronage, Indian artists produced luminous paintings for books and albums which continue to enchant viewers today. Painted Delight: Indian Paintings from Philadelphia Collectionsincludes some 140 masterworks of the Mughal and Rajput schools, many of which have never before been exhibited or published.
1986 From Mantenga to Goya: Selections from the Muriel and Philip Berman Gift of European Old Master Prints February 1, 1986-March 29, 1986 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition celebrates a noteworthy event in the history of the Museum: the acquisition of an encyclopedic collection of European prints, made possible by the extraordinary generosity of Muriel and Philip Berman.
1986 Benjamin West in Pennsylvania Collections March 1, 1986-April 13, 1986 American Art This exhibition consisted of 37 paintings and 50 drawings assembled from public and private collections in Pennsylvania in celebration of the publication by Yale University Press of the catalog Paintings of Benjamin West, by Helmut von Erffa and Allen Staley.
1986 Pertaining to Philadelphia VI: Works on Paper from the Seventies and Eighties March 9, 1986-May 6, 1986 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1986 Richard Hamilton: Image and Process April 19, 1986-June 22, 1986 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs More than works in any other medium, prints enable a viewer to explore the creative process leading to a finished work of art. Successive stages of a print--working proofs, states, and pen-and-ink studies--permit us to follow the artist's thoughts and to scrutinize his working methods. The work of Richard Hamilton (born 1922), structured on the additive principle of collage, is particularly suited to such penetrating analysis, as demonstrated by this exhibition of eighteen images seen in various states of their development.
1986 Form in Art: Works by Blind and Partially Sighted Adults May 16, 1986-July 6, 1986
1986 Diego Rivera: A Retrospective June 1, 1986-August 10, 1986 American Art This exhibition celebrates the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Mexican-born Diego Rivera (1886-1957), whose bold and powerful paintings brilliantly convey his passionate concern for social and political issues, drawing upon Mexican history, and celebrating peasants and workers.
1986 Diego Rivera and His Mexico: Through the Camera’s Eye June 1, 1986-August 10, 1986
1986 American Naïve Paintings from the Garbisch Collection August 1, 1986-October 5, 1986 American Art
1986 Black Sun: The Eyes of Four August 9, 1986-October 26, 1986 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Black Sun: The Eyes of Fourpresents four artists whose works form a vital core of post-war Japanese photography: Eikoh Hosoe, Shomei Tomatsu, Masahisa Fukase, and Daido Moriyama. The 160 photographs chosen for the exhibition range from the metaphoric to the documentary, from the presentation of the horrific legacy of Nagasaki to visually dense cityscapes.
1986 Philadelphia Collects: Art Since 1940 September 28, 1986-November 30, 1986 Modern and Contemporary Art
1986 From the Collections: British Drawings and Watercolors October 11, 1986-January 11, 1987 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1986 Martha Graham: Sixty Years in Photographs October 11, 1986-November 30, 1986 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs A first-time exhibit of prints of Martha Graham and her dance company will be on exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art October 11 - November 30, 1986.The exhibit will be a part of a tribute to Martha Graham on the sixtieth anniversary of her dance company, in conjunction with their performances at Annenberg Center November 12-15.
1986 From the Collections: British Paintings October 14, 1986-January 18, 1987 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1986 Modern Jewelry 1964-1984: The Helen Williams Drutt Collection November 1, 1986-February 1, 1987 American Art Modern Jewelry 1964-84: The Helen Williams Drutt Collection, an exhibition of more than 150 pieces by 75 artists from the United States, Europe, and Japan, will be on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from November 1, 1986 to February 1, 1987. Contemporary work in jewelry, like other craft arts, has enjoyed a particularly innovative period over the past 25 years. This exhibition traces the creative evolution of several key figures in the field.
1986 African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania November 23, 1986-February 8, 1987 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture African Sculpture from The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania is an exhibition of 88 masks, sculptures, magic figures, and objects of everyday use. The exhibition is grouped into sections according to three principal factors that underlie the creation of much of African art: the transmission of laws and traditions to the young, communication with the spiritual world, and material evidence of wealth and prestige.
1986 Diane Arbus: Magazine Work 1960-1971 December 6, 1986-January 18, 1987 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Diane Arbus: Magazine Work 1960-1971 is an exhibition of over 60 photographs originally published in Esquire, Harper's Bazaar, London Sunday Times Magazine, Saturday Evening Post and other mass circulation periodicals.
1987 Hendrik Goltzius (1558-1617); Virtuoso Printmaker January 10, 1987 - March 22, 1987 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection Hendrik Goltzius was the leading Dutch printmaker of his day. His fame was assured not only by his own prolific output of almost 400 prints and his remarkable capacity for stylistic and technical innovation but also by over 500 works produced by generations of followers. His remarkable 25-year career as a graphic artist is represented here by over 70 of his finest engravings and woodcuts.
1987 Design 1900-1940: From the Collections January 31, 1987-December 9, 1987 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture Design 1900-1940: From the Collections consists of an installation of over 50 objects in the South Auditorium Gallery.
1987 European Sculpture and Decorative Art: Acquisitions by David DuBon, 1958-1985 March 3, 1987-September 30, 1987 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture David DuBon joined the staff of the Philadelphia Museum of Art as Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts in 1958 and became Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Decorative Arts in 1966. He retired in 1985 but continued his affiliation with this institution as a Consulting Curator until his death in 1986.
1987 The Quest for Eternity: Chinese Ceramic Sculpture from the People’s Republic of China March 22, 1987-May 24, 1987 East Asian Art Philadelphia will be the only East Coast showing of The Quest for Eternity: Chinese Ceramic Sculpture from the People's Republic of China, which is the first to be mounted in the West tracing the full evolution of Chinese ceramic sculpture from the Neolithic period (beginning c. 8000 B.C.) to the end of the Ming dynasty (1644 A.D.).
1987 Twelve Photographers Look at US April 11, 1987-July 5, 1987 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Twelve Photographers Look at USis being planned as part of We the People 200, Philadelphia's year-long celebration of the Bicentennial of the Constitution. The exhibition will show the work of twelve contemporary photographers who photograph the American people in the context of present-day American society.
1987 Pertaining to Philadelphia VII: Videodisc Installation by Peter D’Agostino April 18, 1987-July 5, 1987 Modern and Contemporary Art
1987 Form in Art: Works by Blind and Partially Sighted Adults May 15, 1987-June 12, 1987
1987 Claude Monet: Philadelphia June 20, 1987-August 30, 1987 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection Claude Monet: Philadelphiapresents 30 paintings from the Museum and private collectors in the Philadelphia area for a dazzling summer exhibition.
1987 Masterpieces in the McIlhenny Collection June 26, 1987-August 31, 1987
1987 Federal Philadelphia, 1785-1825: The Athens of the Western World July 5, 1987-September 20, 1987 American Art The high level of artistic achievement which occurred in Philadelphia in the years following the American Revolution will be revealed in a major exhibition of furniture, silver, costumes, paintings, and architectural elements at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
1987 Recent Acquisitions of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Part I: The Twentieth Century July 15, 1987-September 20, 1987 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1987 Pertaining to Philadelphia VIII: “Rockin’” by Maurie Kerrigan August 8, 1987-October 4, 1987 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Artist Maurie Kerrigan provided rocking chairs for visitors to enjoy the oil pastels and "sound drawings" in her Rockin' installation, the eighth display in the Pertaining to Philadelphia series.
1987 The Arts of Edo September 1987-July 1988 East Asian Art
1987 Apropos of Marcel Duchamp 1887/1987 October 1, 1987-January 3, 1988 Modern and Contemporary Art A major installation of works by Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), mounted in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the artist's birth, Apropos of Marcel Duchamp 1887/1987 reveals the depth of his creative genius.
1987 The Captured Imagination: Drawings by Joan Miro from the Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona October 3, 1987-November 29, 1987 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The great modern Spanish master Joan Miró (1893-1983) has often been characterized as a spontaneous and childlike Surrealist whose paintings emerged unrehearsed and fully formed. Over 150 works on paper never before seen in this country dispel that myth and furnish proof that reflection, rather than impulse, informed his work.
1987 Miró in the Philadelphia Collections October 3, 1987-November 29, 1987 Modern and Contemporary Art Miró in Philadelphia Collectionspresents a splendid group of paintings, drawings, and sculpture from the Museum and local private collections.
1987 Paul Klee in Philadelphia Collections October 3, 1987-January 3, 1988 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Paul Klee in Philadelphia Collections draws from the Museum's unusually strong collection of works on paper by Paul Klee, most of which are from his fertile Bauhaus period.
1987 Richard Misrach: The American Desert October 24, 1987-January 3, 1988 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Richard Misrach (born 1949), one of the bright talents of the new generation of color photographs in the United States, has been "chasing the light" in western deserts since 1982, recording fires and flooded landscapes, the land of the space shuttle, roads, train tracks, and other aspects of wilderness imprinted with the signs and artifacts of human habitation.
1987 Philadelphia Craft Show November 4-8, 1987 American Art
1987 The Henry P. McIlhenny Collection November 22, 1987-January 17, 1988 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection It is rare for a single gift to markedly transform a museum's collection. The receipt of the bequest of the Henry P. McIlhenny Collection, one of the finest private collections assembled in this country during this century, is such an event.
1987 Henry P. McIlhenny: Photographs by Gloria Braggiotti Etting November 22, 1987-January 31, 1988 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1987 Contemporary American Crafts from the Collection December 23, 1987- American Art
1987 From the Collections: The Hague School December 23, 1987-November 20, 1988 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection The group of Dutch artists active in and around the Hague from about 1870 until after the turn of the century were drawn to that small city, surrounded by woodland and close to the seashore, because it remained relatively untouched by industrialization.
1988 Recent Acquisitions, II: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs before 1900 January 30, 1988-March 27, 1988 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs It is rare for a single gift to markedly transform a museum's collection. The receipt of the bequest of the Henry P. McIlhenny Collection, one of the finest private collections assembled in this country during this century, is such an event.
1988 Anselm Kiefer March 6, 1988-May 1, 1988 Modern and Contemporary Art The first Anselm Kiefer retrospective to tour the United States was jointly organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago, followed by exhibitions in Los Angeles and New York. Mark Rosenthal, Curator of Twentieth Century Art, co-curated the exhibition with A. James Speyer and Neal Benezra of Chicago, selecting approximately 70 works, ranging from painting and sculpture to books and photography.
1988 New Art on Paper: Acquired with Funds from the Hunt Manufacturing Co. April 16, 1988-July 3, 1988 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs New Art on Paper: The Hunt Manufacturing Co. Collection was the culmination of an eight-year grant program from Hunt which allowed the Museum to acquire “adventurous and risk-taking” work on paper by contemporary artists.
1988 Fans from the Collection April 23, 1988-July 24, 1988 Costume and Textiles This exhibition displays fans from the Museum's collection dating back to the fifteenth century to present day.
1988 Form in Art: Works by Blind and Partially Sighted Adults May 13, 1988-June 12, 1988
1988 Cubism May 23, 1988
1988 Jasper Johns: Venice Biennale June 1988-September 1988
1988 Masters of the 17th Century Dutch Landscape Painting June 5, 1988-July 31, 1988 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection Masters of 17th-Century Dutch Landscape Painting, drawn from public and private collections in eleven countries, revealed the consummate skill of Jacob van Ruisdael, Aelbert Cuyp, Rembrandt, and other artists of Holland's "Golden Age."
1988 Picasso, Braque, Leger, Gris: Drawings from the Douglas Cooper Collection June 16, 1988-July 31, 1988 Modern and Contemporary Art The Philadelphia Museum of Art presented the only American showing of Picasso, Braque, Léger, Gris: Drawings from the Douglas Cooper Collection, a comprehensive group of works by the Cubist masters.
1988 The Fairmount Waterworks, 1812-1911 July 23, 1988-September 25, 1988 American Art The Fairmount Waterworks, 1812-1911, is an exhibition organized by Darrel Sewell of some 150 paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints of the celebrated Philadelphia architectural and engineering landmark.
1988 Flowers for Every Season September 1988-July 1989 East Asian Art The delicate nature of works on paper and silk necessitates the frequent rotation of paintings. The current installation features the art of flower painting. Through the centuries, Chinese artists have delighted in depicting the flowers of every season.
1988 The Arts of Tea September 1988-July 1989 East Asian Art Sixty years ago, in the fall of 1928, a shipment of crates arrived here from Japan containing the elements of a teahouse. The teahouse and its waiting room had originally been built in 1917 by a Japanese architect for his private residence in Tokyo. It would be nearly thirty years before the plan of another architect, then director of this museum, Fiske Kimball, was completed, with the opening of the Museum's Far Eastern wing in 1957.
1988 Art Nouveau in Munich: Masters of Jugendstil September 25, 1988-November 27, 1988 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture The first German exhibition of decorative arts in the "new" style was held in the Munich Glaspalast in 1897. Critics immediately recognized the importance of this exhibition and praised the "Munich accomplishment" as the "way of the future."
1988 Jasper Johns: Work Since 1974 October 23, 1988-January 8, 1989 Modern and Contemporary Art The Philadelphia Museum of Art has organized a survey of recent paintings and drawings by Jasper Johns, one of the most celebrated and influential artists working today, for the United States Pavilion of the 43rd Venice Biennale.
1988 Pietro Testa, 1612-1650: Prints and Drawings November 5, 1988-January 1, 1989 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Pietro Testa, one of the most remarkable artists in the circle of Nicolas Poussin, was an enigmatic and melancholic painter active in Rome from about 1630 until his early death in 1650. During his short career he became famous for the inventiveness and technical brio of his prints and drawings, which constitute his most important artistic contribution. Following the seventeenth-century, however, Testa's reputation suffered a decline. The exhibition and catalogue should reestablish Testa's rightful reputation among the premier draftsmen and etchers of Baroque Italy.
1988 John G. Johnson: Collector of Contemporary Art December 17, 1988-March 26, 1989 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection This exhibition presents a selection from the paintings in Johnson's catalogue of 1892 and traces the first decade of his illustrious career as an art collector. The fourteen artists represented were all active in the 1880s and 1890s. Works from eleven countries are exhibited, showing Johnson's breadth of vision, while the inclusion of three French paintings reflects his preference.
1989 A Visual Testimony: Judaica from the Vatican Library January 29, 1989-April 2, 1989 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The fascinating literary tradition which has linked the Jewish and Catholic faiths throughout the ages is demonstrated by an exhibition of 56 manuscripts from the Vatican Library. It is the first major public showing of the Vatican Library's Hebrew illuminations, chosen from the Library's collection of 801 Hebrew manuscripts.
1989 Selection on African-American Works from the Collections February 1, 1989-April 9, 1989 Modern and Contemporary Art Selection of African-American Works from the Collections is a show mounted by the Department of Twentieth Century Art in honor of Black History month.
1989 Robert Adams: To Make It Home—Photographs of the American West, 1965-1986 February 19, 1989-April 16, 1989 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition of approximately 250 photographs celebrates Robert Adams' mastery in recording the changing appearance as well as the enduring qualities of the American landscape.
1989 The Charlotte Dorrance Wright Collection from the Philadelphia Museum of Art March 17, 1989 - April 19, 1989; August 29, 1989 - December 27, 1989 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1989 Twenty-Five Years of Gifts from the Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Prints Drawings, and Photographs March 18, 1989-June 4, 1989 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This display is part of a year-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Friends of the Museum, who raise funds for the acquisition of works of art for the Museum's collections. Many of the approximately 40 prints, drawings, and photographs in the exhibitions are 20th century.
1989 The Sadelers: Engravers from the Golden Age of Antwerp and Prague April 15, 1989-July 9, 1989 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition features Flemish engravers, Jan, Raphael, and Aegidius Sadeler, who were prominent figures in the world of prints and book publishing in the late 16th century.
1989 Robert Adam and Kendleston: The Making of a Neo-Classical Masterpiece April 22, 1989-July 2, 1989 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition, among the first ever to be devoted to a single country house, chronicles the designing of one of Great Britain's key monuments of Neoclassical architecture. Kedleston, the country seat in Derby, was largely designed by Britain's most distinguished eighteenth-century architect, Robert Adam (1728-1792).
1989 Contemporary Photographs: Recent Acquisitions April 29, 1989-July 30, 1989 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1989 Form in Art: Works by Blind and Partially Sighted Adults May 13, 1989-June 12, 1989
1989 Masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism: The Annenberg Collection May 21, 1989-September 17, 1989 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection This extraordinary collection of paintings by the leading artists of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism--Manet, Monet, Renoir, Morisot, Degas, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin, Cézanne, Vuillard--will have its first public showing at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
1989 Paul Cezanne: Two Sketchbooks May 21, 1989-September 17, 1989 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1989 American Prints of the 1970’s June 20, 1989-September 3, 1989 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1989 Theme and Variation: Japanese Design Motifs September 1989-July 1990 East Asian Art Japanese art is distinguished by the inventiveness and style of its traditional design motifs. This installation features art in all media from all periods to provide a sampling of the Japanese genius for decorative style.
1989 Jasper Johns, “Between the Clock and the Bed”: Preparatory Stages for the Lithograph September 7, 1989-December 31, 1989 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1989 Building the City Beautiful: The Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Philadelphia Museum of Art September 9, 1989-November 26, 1989 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Between 1871 and 1929 Philadelphia planned and substantially executed a grand scheme to build a broad Parkway. The Philadelphia Museum of Art still houses 170 architectural drawings that document Philadelphia's important contribution to the "City Beautiful" movement, tracing the development of the Parkway (Philadelphia's "Champ-Elysee") as the intended site of major cultural and commercial monuments which literally culminated in the building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, completed in 1928.
1989 Dorrance Collection September 28, 1989 - October 4, 1989 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1989 As Pieces Here to Pieces Join: American Appliqué Quilts, 1800-1900 October 19, 1989-December 31, 1989 Costume and Textiles This group of fine, nineteenth-century appliqué quilts, many of them from the Philadelphia area, has never been the subject of a specific study, and several are now exhibited for the first time. The exhibition coincides with the one hundredth annual meeting of the American Folklore Society, which occurs in Philadelphia.
1989 Perpetual Motif: The Art of Man Ray October 22, 1989-January 7, 1990 Modern and Contemporary Art Over 250 works in all media traced the career of the artist, who was born in Philadelphia, and a lively program of lectures, films, and performances celebrated the spirit of the pioneer of Dada and Surrealism.
1989 From the Collections: Rubens and the Oil Sketch November 4, 1989-February 21, 1990 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection The Philadelphia Museum of Art is fortunate to be able to show many aspects of the protean genius that was Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), one of the artistic giants of the seventeenth century. In addition to the splendid Constantine tapestries woven after designs by Rubens (and Pietro da Cortona) that surround the Great Stair Hall, Ruben's impressive Prometheus Bound is displayed in one of the second-floor painting galleries. The focus of the present exhibition, however, is on an earlier stage in Ruben's creative process, one in which he formulated his compositional ideas--the oil sketch.
1989 Early 20th Century Works from the Collection November 20, 1989-January 8, 1990 Modern and Contemporary Art
1989 Etching in France, 1850-1900: The Art of the Entrepreneur and the Painter-Etcher December 16, 1989-February 11, 1990 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1989 Nineteenth-Century French Photographs from the Collection December 16, 1989-February 11, 1990 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
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1990 Liberty Belle Cape from “The Honeymoon Project” by Miralda January 10, 1990-February 4, 1990 Modern and Contemporary Art Miralda's Honeymoon Project celebrates the 500th anniversary of Columbus' voyage to the New World through a series of installations, performances, and exhibitions happening around the world and based upon the theme of the symbolic courtship and marriage of the Statue of Liberty to the Columbus Column in Barcelona's harbor.
1990 African-American Art from the Collections January 20, 1990-April 1, 1990 Modern and Contemporary Art
1990 Figure Drawings from the Collection January 27, 1990-April 15, 1990 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1990 Fabric and Fashion: A Decade of Acquisitions February 11, 1990-March 25, 1990 Costume and Textiles During the years 1979 to 1989, the Costume and Textiles Department made over three hundred acquisitions by gift and purchase. Approximately thirty to forty of the finest of these will be included in the exhibition, which will illustrate the depth and richness of the collections.
1990 Josef Sudek, Poet of Prague: Photographs 1911-1976 March 3, 1990-May 6, 1990 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1990 From the Collection: Objects Designed in the 1950s April 1, 1990 - October 14, 1990 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
1990 Contemporary Philadelphia Artists: A Juried Exhibition April 22, 1990-July 8, 1990 Modern and Contemporary Art The Philadelphia Museum of Art takes pride and pleasure in the organization of a major juried exhibition of works in a variety of media by Philadelphia area artists. This is one of three exhibitions sponsored by Philadelphia Art Now, a three-year program funded by The William Penn Foundation to increase the visibility of area artists.
1990 Images of Benjamin Franklin May 5, 1990-September 23, 1990 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Images of Franklin is a small exhibition drawn from the Museum's collections of portraits of Philadelphia's most famous citizen. The exhibition is presented in connection with the city-wide commemoration this year of the 200th anniversary of Franklin's death in 1790.
1990 Form in Art: Works by Blind and Partially Sighted Adults May 11, 1990-July 1, 1990
1990 Legacy in Light: Photographic Treasures from Philadelphia Area Public Collections May 26, 1990-August 12, 1990 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Legacy in Light: Photographic Treasures from Philadelphia Area Public Collections, organized by The Photography Sesquicentennial Project, draws from the literally hundreds of institutional photography collections in the Delaware Valley.
1990 Children’s Costumes and Accoutrements from the 19th Century July 23, 1990 - Summer 1991 Costume and Textiles
1990 Japanese Buddhist Art August 1990-August 1991 East Asian Art The great Asian religion of Buddhism reached Japan in several successive waves from the continent. Japanese historical records describe the arrival of Buddhist texts and artifacts in Japan in 552, brought by an embassy from the Korean kingdom of Paekche. As with later influxes of Buddhist teaching from the mainland, it was the Buddhist art that had the greatest impact on Japanese culture.
1990 Selections from the Ars Medica Collection August 5, 1990-October 21, 1990 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1990 Renoir: The Great Bathers September 9, 1990-November 25, 1990 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection Renoir: The Great Bathers is on display from September 9 through November 25, 1990. The exhibition, organized by Christopher Riopelle, Associate Curator of European Painting before 1900, includes over fifty paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Renoir. These works provide a survey of the artist's career, and specifically focus on Renoir's art of the 1880s
1990 European Master Prints, 1900-1940 September 22, 1990-November 18, 1990 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1990 Eighteenth-Century French Silver from the Collection of Rodolphe and Williamina Meyer de Schauensee September 29, 1990-January 20, 1991
1990 Francesco Clemente: Three Worlds October 21, 1990-December 23, 1990 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Francesco Clemente: Three Worlds brings together more than 100 works on paper--watercolors, pastels, gouaches, folding screens, and books--by the contemporary Italian artist Francesco Clemente
1990 Contemporary American Crafts November 7, 1990-March 22, 1991 American Art
1990 Drawings by Auguste Rodin November 10, 1990-February 17, 1991 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs To honor the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great French Romantic sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of drawings by Rodin. Philadelphia is fortunate in being the repository of a major collection of works by Rodin (second only to that of the Musée Rodin in Paris) which was formed by the movie-theater mogul and philanthropist Jules Mastbaum.
1990 Park House Christmas Tours November 30, 1990 - December 9, 1990 American Art
1990 Emmet Gowin: Photographs December 8, 1990-February 24, 1991 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Emmet Gowin is unquestionably one of the master photographic printmakers working today. This retrospective exhibition of 120 photographs will survey Gowin's career
1990 American Modernism: Paintings from the Collection December 15, 1990-February 8, 1991 Modern and Contemporary Art
1991 Henry Ossawa Tanner January 20, 1991-April 14, 1991 American Art Including works lent by public and private collections throughout the U.S. and France, the exhibition the work of Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937), the foremost African-American artist at the turn of the century. Born in Pittsburgh and raised in Philadelphia, Tanner studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under the renowned artist Thomas Eakins.
1991 Pop Art Prints February 16, 1991-May 12, 1991 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The spirited revival of printmaking in the 1960s was closely tied to the emergence of Pop Art. The Philadelphia Museum of Art has assembled some 50 prints by 13 American artists, including Andy Warhol, Jim Dine, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and James Rosenquist, to document this important and provocative era in printmaking
1991 Chinese Painting Gallery Installation March 1, 1991-June 30, 1991 East Asian Art
1991 Form and Figure: Fourteen Philadelphia Printmakers, 1910-1950 March 23, 1991-May 19, 1991 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Drawn from the Museum's permanent collections, Form and Figure: Fourteen Philadelphia Printmakers, 1910-1950 reveals the influences on Philadelphia artists and printmakers of a variety of modern art movements, including Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and abstract art, Surrealism, and Social Realism
1991 John G. Johnson (1841-1917): A Celebration of his 150th Year March 30, 1991-July 14, 1991 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection April 4 marks the 150th birthday of John G. Johnson, renowned Philadelphia lawyer and avid collector of European painting from the 15th through the 19th centuries. To celebrate the anniversary, the Museum has mounted a display of biographical and archival materials that document the patterns of Johnson's emerging taste and the decisions he made to acquire some of the most important works to come to this country at the turn of the century.
1991 Master Drawings from Leipzig (Five Centuries of Drawings: Pieces from The Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig) April 20, 1991-June 23, 1991 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs One of the great European collections of prints and drawings, the Graphic Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig is justifiably famous among scholars and connoisseurs but not well known to the public at large, which is more familiar with the collection in Vienna, Paris, London, Berlin, and Dresden. This exhibition will introduce American audiences to 125 of the finest drawings from the Leipzig Museum.
1991 Jacob Lawrence: The Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman Series of Narrative Paintings May 4, 1991-June 30, 1991 Modern and Contemporary Art The Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman series of paintings by Jacob Lawrence and owned by the Hampton University Museum in Virginia, are presented together in their entirety for the first time in this exhibition, which opens at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on May 4, 1991.
1991 Form in Art: Works by Blind or Partially Sighted Adults May 10, 1991-June 30, 1991
1991 Recent Acquisitions: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs May 18, 1991-August 11, 1991 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition includes works selected by the Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Acquisitions included from the last three years are a set of prints by Jasper Johns, Untitled, 1972; a drawing by 18th century Roman, Giuseppe Cades, Armida Abducting the Sleeping Rinaldo, (1774-85); and a group of photographs and prints by Man Ray.
1991 Picasso: The Vollard Suite June 8, 1991-August 25, 1991 Modern and Contemporary Art This exhibition presents one hundred of the most powerful and important prints Picasso created during the 1930s. In 1931, Ambroise Vollard, the great Parisian art dealer and publisher, persuaded Picasso to exchange the etched plates for this Suite for certain paintings that the artist wanted for his own collection.
1991 By the Sea: Paintings by Eugene Boudin and His Fellow Impressionists July 13, 1991-September 1, 1991 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection The sea has been a source of inspiration for generations of French artists. This exhibition, drawn from the Museum's extensive 19th-century collections and augmented by important loans from private collectors in the area, reveals a variety of approaches to the subject by French artists from the 1850s to the 1890s.
1991 William Christenberry: Photographs July 20, 1991-Augst 25, 1991 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs William Christenberry was born in 1936 in Hale County, Alabama, across a corn field from the farm family then being immortalized by Walker Evans and James Agee for the book Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Some 20 years later, pursuing a career as a painter and sculptor, Christenberry returned to Hale County with a box Brownie camera he had borrowed from his parents. William Christenberry: Photographs is drawn from a group of images acquired by the Museum in 1982.
1991 Japan at the Crossroads: Art of the Meiji Period, 1868-1911 August 1991-July 1992
1991 Art Beyond Sight: The 8th National Exhibit by Blind Artists August 10, 1991-September 8, 1991
1991 Perfect Little Ladies: Fashion Dolls and the Art of Dress in the 1870s August 24, 1991-February 2, 1992 Costume and Textiles This exhibition will display three fashion dolls from the Museum's permanent collection, along with a dozen of their elaborate outfits which will include hats, gloves, shoes, jewelry, parasols, and other accoutrements.
1991 Fabric and Fashion Fall 1991 Costume and Textiles
1991 The Picture of Health: Images of Midicine and Pharmacy from the William H. Helfand Collection September 21, 1991-December 1, 1991 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition is a selection from the large collection of printed images of medicine and pharmacy formed over the past twenty-five years by William H. Helfand, who has generously donated or promised these objects to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, thereby significantly enriching its renowned Ars Medica collection in the area of popular and commercial art.
1991 Louis I. Kahn: In the Realm of Architecture October 20, 1991-January 5, 1992 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Considered by many as the most important architect of his time, Louis Kahn will be the subject of a major international exhibition which will premiere in Philadelphia, his home town. Organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the exhibition will include over 125 drawings, 48 models and 125 photographs and archival material, and will focus on 56 notable public buildings and projects.
1991 15th Annual Craft Show November 7-10, 1991
A Masterpiece in Focus: Hendrick Goltzius’ Without Ceres and Bacchus, Venus would Freeze November 16, 1991-February 2, 1992 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection This painting of great rarity and superb quality by Hendrick Goltzius is the most important old master work to enter the collections in the past two decades. In celebration of its coming to Philadelphia, the Museum has organized an ambitious and intensely focused international loan exhibition of works by Goltzius that relate to this remarkable painting and clarify its unique position in Northern Mannerist art.
1991 Ian Hamilton Finlay: The Farden and the Recolution December 21, 1991-March 1, 1992 Modern and Contemporary Art The first one-person exhibition in the United States devoted to the Scottish artist, poet, and garden designer focuses on Finlay's magnum opus, the four-acre garden in Scotland called "Little Sparta."
1992 Camera Work January 2, 1992- Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1992 Art and Nature: German Printmaking from 1750-1850 January 4, 1992-March 29, 1992 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition will present 125 prints by artists working during the late 18th-century and early 19th-century in the German-speaking regions of Europe, including Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Drawn entirely from the Museum's own collections, the exhibition will reveal the exceptional accomplishments of artists celebrated in the past, but little known today.
1992 Loves of the Gods: Mythological Painting in 18th Century France February 23, 1992-April 26, 1992 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection The greatest authors of the ancient world including Ovid and Virgil told sensuous and compelling tales of the lives and loves of the gods. Centuries later, the leading French painters of the 18th century, including Watteau, Boucher, and Fragonard, used these stories as subjects for charming, poignant, and passionate paintings. Many are among the most ambitious and beautiful paintings of the period. Some 65 of these, never seen before in America, are included in this exhibition, which was first shown in Paris.
1992 An Examination of Renaissance Maiolica February 29, 1992-May 1992 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture To celebrate the NCECA (National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts) meeting in Philadelphia, the department of European Arts is preparing a new display of Italian Renaissance majolica (tin-enamelled earthenware) from the permanent collection.
1992 American Ceramics February 29, 1992- June 21, 1992 American Art American Ceramics presents outstanding examples of pottery, porcelain and stoneware from the Museum's collection of porcelain by the Tucker and Hemphill China Factory of Philadelphia.
1992 Modes of Memory in 19th Century French Art March 28, 1992-July 26, 1992 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1992 Albert Renger-Patzsch April 1992-June 1992 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1992 Photographs by Nick Waplington: The “Living Room” and “Circles of Civilization” Series April 25, 1992-June 28, 1992 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The young British photographer Nick Waplington (born 1965), whose striking and idiosyncratic color images have already won him wide recognition, will have his first one-person museum exhibition in the U.S. at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
1992 Form in Art: Works by Blind and Partially Sighted Adults May 8, 1992-June 7, 1992
1992 Pertaining to Philadelphia: Contemporary Acquisitions from the Julius Bloch Memorial Fund May 16, 1992-August 16, 1992 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Julius Bloch (1888-1966) was a Philadelphia artist who left a poignant record of the sad spectacle of Depression life and its effect on the working-class poor. Pertaining to Philadelphia: Contemporary Acquisitions from the Julius Bloch Memorial Fund presents a selection of works the Museum has acquired with a fund created in Bloch's memory.
1992 Contemporary Works by African American Artists May 16, 1992-August 16, 1992 Modern and Contemporary Art A selection of work by 20th-century artists of African-American heritage will be on view May through August in the American and 20th-Century galleries.
1992 African American Folk Art May 16, 1992-August 30, 1992 American Art An installation in the American galleries features works by late 19th and early 20th-century African American craft artists. Although self-taught and completely outside academic art circles, the power of perception and directness of observation shown by these artists have attracted the attention of a wide contemporary audience.
1992 Picasso and Things: The Still Lives of Picasso June 9, 1992-August 30, 1992 Modern and Contemporary Art Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), widely regarded as the greatest artist of this century, consistently turned to the genre of still life throughout his long and amazingly varied career. This exhibition of over 100 paintings, reliefs, constructions, collages, drawings, and sculptures from museums and private collections throughout the world is the first to focus on Picasso's extraordinary contribution to still life.
1992 The Modern Still Life: Drawings, Watercolors, and Collages from the Collection June 20, 1992-September 6, 1992 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Pablo Picasso worked within an early modern tradition that, following Cézanne, found the still life the ideal tool for exploring spatial relationships. In conjunction with the major exhibition, Picasso and Things: The Still Lifes of Picasso, the Museum will display over 50 works from the collections to demonstrate how different modern artists have approached the still life.
1992 Colonial Mexican Pottery, 1650-1750 Summer 1992 The production of glazed earthenware pottery was one of the earliest and most developed industries of New Spain, as colonial Mexico was called. The principal center of production, Puebla de Los Angeles, located south of Mexico City, was making wares by 1573. By the mid-seventeenth century, the Spanish had established a number of workshops in Puebla, and a potters' guild was formed to control quality.
1992 Women’s Work: American Printmakers in the 1930s July 18, 1992-August 23, 1992 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Women's Work: American Printmakers in the 1930s is an exhibition of some 85 works drawn from the permanent collections. Among the artists represented are Peggy Bacon, Isabel Bishop, Lucienne Bloch, Caroline Durieux, Mabel Dwight, Wanda Gág, and Helen Lundeberg.
1992 Recent Acquisitions in Japanese Art July 18, 1992-July 1993 East Asian Art The three Japanese galleries on the second floor will be installed with paintings, sculpture, ceramics, lacquer, and metalwork acquired over the past five years.
1992 Doing Your Part for Fairmount Park, Fairmount Park Commission Art and Essay Contest Winners August 8, 1992-September 11, 1992
1992 Delacroix: Studio Practices August 15, 1992-November 8, 1992 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection Eugéne Delacroix (1798-1863) was the leader of the Romantic Movement in French painting. His innovations in subject matter and richness as a colorist will be explored in seven oil paintings from the Museum's collection, supplemented by several works on paper, excerpts from the artist's own writings and the methods of the restorer.
1992 John Cage, 1912-1992: “Paying Attention” August 25, 1992-January 31, 1993 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1992 Leonardo da Vinci: The Anatomy of Man, Drawings from the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II September 19, 1992-November 29, 1992 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Leonardo da Vinci's accomplishments in architecture, painting, drawing, sculpture, engineering, and scientific studies are legendary. Leonardo da Vinci: The Anatomy of Man: Drawings from the Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will present a selection of the great Renaissance artist's considerable output of anatomical drawings, among his finest creations on paper.
1992 Martin Puryear November 1, 1992-January 3, 1993 Modern and Contemporary Art This exhibition represents a major mid-career retrospective of the American sculptor Martin Puryear. It surveys his work up to the present, focusing on forty of his relief and three-dimensional indoor pieces.
1992 Philadelphia Craft Show November 5-8, 1992
1992 Kids Care: A Children’s Art Exhibit, mounted in conjunction with citywide A Day without Art November 25, 1992-January 4, 1993
1992 Art in Mourning November 29, 1992-January 31, 1992 Modern and Contemporary Art The exhibition will feature about ten works chosen from several of the Museum's departments, focusing on art's role in the process of mourning: its capacity to remind, to honor, to celebrate, to lament--in short, to memorialize. Art in Mourning is being organized as part of an annual nationwide commemoration of the shared loss due to AIDS.
1992 Contemporary Prints from the Collections December 26, 1992-May 2, 1993 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1992 Beauty and Violence: Japanese Prints by Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) December 19, 1992-February 14, 1993 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Organized by the Society for Japanese Arts in the Netherlands, this exhibition of Yoshitoshi's work is presented in honor of the centennial of the artist's death. The foremost Japanese printmaker of the Meiji era, Yoshitoshi worked as a newspaper illustrator, achieving tremendous popularity.
1993 Beatrice Wood at 100 February 13, 1993-May 16, 1993 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition presents a small group of works by the American artist, Beatrice Wood, drawn from the Museum's collection of over sixty works and the collection of the Fabric Workshop. It celebrates the artist's one-hundredth birthday on March 3, 1993.
1993 The Impressionist and the City: Pissarro’s Series Paintings March 7, 1993-June 6, 1993 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) produced more than 300 views of Paris and the ports of Normandy, often painting several versions of a scene from the same spot in varying light and weather. For the first time since the artist's death, this exhibition assembles his finest paintings of turn-of-the-century French urban life and explores his particular vision in creating series of favorite subjects.
1993 The Image of the City at the Time of Pissarro March 7, 1993-June 13, 1993 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection In conjunction with Pissarro's Series, the Museum is mounting a focus exhibition on the theme of the city in late 19th and early 20th century French art.
1993 From Court to Academy: Charles-Nicolas Cochin, Royal Draughtsman and Printmaker March 20, 1993-May 23, 1993 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition will examine every major aspect of Charles-Nicolas Cochin's career, from his early work showing the pomp and splendor of the French Rococo style, to his later shift to the NeoClassic.
1993 Gertrude Käsebier, Photographer March 27, 1993-May 30, 1993 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Gertrude Käsebier (1852-1934) was a key figure in the American fine-art photography movement at the turn of the century. This exhibition of approximately forty prints, organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, surveys the range and variety of Käsebier's achievement, giving new emphasis to the work she made after 1910.
1993 Workers, An Archaeology of the Industrial Age: Photographs by Sebastiao Salgado April 18, 1993-July 11, 1993 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition is comprised of images from Sebastião Salgado's current project, devoted to the epic theme of "the end of manual labor." In these magnificent photographs taken throughout the world, Salgado has brought together an archeological view of the activities that have defined labor from the Iron Age through the Industrial Revolution to the present.
1993 American Still Lifes from the 20th Century Collections May 9, 1993-June 25, 1993 Modern and Contemporary Art
1993 Form in Art: Works by Visually Impaired Adults May 14, 1993-June 27, 1993
1993 Joy before the Object: The Photographs of Albert Penger-Patzsch July 24, 1993-September 26, 1993 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents for the first time in North America a retrospective of the work of Albert Renger-Patzsch (1897-1966), one of Germany's most influential photographers. The exhibition is comprised of approximately 120 photographs from important museum and privatecollections in Europe and the United States.
1993 Ahead of Fashion: Hats of the 20th Century August 21, 1993-November 28, 1993 Costume and Textiles The Philadelphia Museum of Art will celebrate the art and craft of 20th-century millinery in the first major survey of its kind to be mounted in the United States. "Ahead of Fashion: Hats of the 20th Century" presents some 100 of the Museum's most spectacular women's hats, supplemented by an equal number borrowed from the costume collections of leading Museums throughout the country and private collectors.
1993 Surrealism on Paper August 24, 1993-February 12, 1993 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1993 Drawing Sounds: An Installation by William Anastasi in Honor of John Cage August 28, 1993-September 19, 1993 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs William Anastasi has organized an installation of sixteen drawings which are exhibited along with recordings of the sounds that accompanied and were created by the drawing process.
1993 Thinking is Form: The Drawings of Joseph Beuys October 10, 1993-January 2, 1994 Modern and Contemporary Art This retrospective exhibition comprises approximately 200 drawings by Joseph Beuys (1921-1986), the central figure in postwar German art. It focuses on the most intimate and revealing aspects of Beuys' work, one little known to American audiences.
1993 Design for the Tabletop October 13, 1993-January 1994 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
1993 Museum Studies I: Sherrie Levine October 23, 1993-November 28, 1993 Modern and Contemporary Art The "Museum Studies" program is designed as an ongoing series of new works and installations created by artists specifically for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Sherrie Levine plans to exhibit six new sculptures in translucent white glass based on Brancusi's marble sculpture The Newborn in the Museum's collection.
1993 Visions of Antiquity: Neoclassical Figure Drawings October 30, 1993-January 2, 1994 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Visions of Antiquity: Neoclassical Figure Drawings presents 125 old master drawings from public and private collections in Europe, the United States, and Canada, many of which have never before been exhibited in this country.
1993 Arnold Newman: Artists’ Portraits, Photographs from the 1940s November 5, 1993-January 16 1994 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1993 In Observance of World AIDS Day and Day Without Art November 29, 1993-January 12, 1994 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Many artists' lives have been lost to AIDS. Each year on December 1, as part of World AIDS Day, artists and art organizations throughout the world observe Day Without Art to pay tribute to those who have died, to recognize the loss to our society of creative power and future artistic contributions, and to express support to those living with AIDS and HIV.
1993 Videos by and about Lawrence Weiner December 7, 1993-February 5, 1994 Modern and Contemporary Art
1994 A Severe Selection: Modern Works on Paper from the A.E. Gallatin Collections January 29, 1994-March 27, 1994 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This Museum's celebrated holdings of early 20th century art owe much to the adventurous and discerning taste of a small number of pioneer collectors, including Albert Eugene Gallatin. The important avant-garde paintings Gallatin assembled in the early decades of this century--by Mondrian, Miro, Picasso, Braque, Klee, Leger, and Demuth, among others--are familiar to visitors to the 20th-century galleries. This exhibition of some 100 rarely exhibited works on paper reveals for the first time in many years the full range of Gallatin's legacy.
1994 Brandywine Workshop Prints: Recent Acquisitions February 1, 1994-March 6, 1994 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Promoting printmaking as a fine art from the year of its founding in Philadelphia in 1972, the Brandywine Workshop has assumed a national role in its efforts to broaden the cultural mainstream through the involvement of artists and audiences from all ethnic backgrounds. The seven prints shown here, produced at the Brandywine Workshop between 1982 and 1991, were acquired in 1992 for the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
1994 Images of Discord: A Graphic Interpretation of The Netherlands’ War of Independence February 5, 1994-April 19, 1994 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The Eighty Years' War between Spain and the Low Countries, which began in 1568, was the first major European conflict fought in significant measure with paper propaganda. The works of art in this exhibition, beautiful and intriguing in their own right, document not only political history but also religious, economic, and social developments, affording lively insights into 16th-century Netherlandish life.
1994 Community Fabric: African American Quilts and Folk Art February 13, 1994-April 10, 1994 American Art This exhibition examines the dynamics of community traditions and aesthetics using a group of important, recently documented quilts, carvings, drawings, and other decorative arts produced by African American artisans working in the rural South from 1900 to 1980. These examples are discussed in light of the contexts and inspirations of their makers and the communities which played a role in their creation.
1994 Matisse’s “The Dance”: The Barnes Foundation Mural March 27, 1994-June 12, 1994 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1994 Museum Studies 2: Richard Long April 12, 1994-August 7, 1994 Modern and Contemporary Art Richard Long is scheduled to make a monumentally-scaled drawing directly on the vast wall facing the Museum's West Entrance foyer. Long (born 1945), is arguably the most important British artist of his generation. He has never exhibited in Philadelphia before, although Museum audiences are familiar with his work through a drawing, Mud Foot Circles, and a sculpture, Limestone Circle, in the permanent collection.
1994 Drawing Albums and Print Portfolios: Early Collections in Philadelphia April 24, 1994-June 19, 1994 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs A little-known aspect of the rich cultural life in Philadelphia in the 19th century is revealed in an extraordinary group of some 42,000 European prints and 2,500 drawings spanning more than four centuries. This exhibition of 100 prints and 50 drawings traces the history of this vast collection by reviewing a century of collecting accomplishments by the principal Philadelphians responsible for itsassembly between the 1830s and 1920s.
1994 Contemporary Art on Paper May 4, 1994-September 25, 1994 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Contemporary Art on Paperfeatures twenty works on paper by American and European artists. Most of the works date from the 1980s and 1990s and all are from the Museum's permanent collection. Among the artists whose work is included in this installation are Jorg Immendorf, Peter Campus, Richard Serra, and Carrol Dunham.
1994 Highlights of the Alfred Stieglitz Center Collection of Photographs May 7, 1994-October 9, 1994 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Highlights of the Alfred Stieglitz Center Collection of Photographs displays fifty of the most important photographs from the Museum's Alfred Stieglitz Center.
1994 Madness, Mania, and Melancholy: Images from the Ars Medica Collection May 18, 1994-June 23, 1994 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1994 Form in Art: Works by Visually Impaired Adults June 1994
1994 A New Look at Old Masters: Selections from the Permanent Collection June 4, 1994-July 10, 1994 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection A New Look at Old Masters is an experimental, temporary installation of old master paintings selected from the Museum's permanent collection. Some of these works are familiar and celebrated masterpieces while others have not been displayed for years. Many of the works on view will be included in the third and final phase of the Museum's reinstallation, which will encompass European art from 1550 to 1850.
1994 Metamorphoses: Photography in the Electronic Age June 22, 1996-August 18, 1996 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1994 Eastern State Penitentiary at Fairmount: Crucible of Good Intentions July 16, 1994-September 11, 1994 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Eastern State Penitentiary, begun in 1821, is one of the most important and innovative structures built in Philadelphia during the dynamic period of city planning and faith in large scale public works that followed the War of 1812. This exhibition will include 80 objects, including prints, drawings, paintings, watercolors, photographs, maps and models and will be accompanied by a book about Eastern State Penitentiary and its influence.
1994 Intimate Visions: The Photographs of Dorothy Norman July 16, 1994-September 11, 1994 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Dorothy Norman's photographs have been compared to the private, quiet, and intimate poems of Emily Dickinson, but recognition of her work as a photographer tended to be eclipsed by her activities as a prominent writer, biographer, editor, and social activist. Intimate Visions: The Photographs of Dorothy Norman, a retrospective exhibition of 93 photographs, brings the artist's prolific photographic career into balance with her other talents.
1994 Marcel Duchamp: Videos by, about, with Marcel Duchamp August 15, 1994-September 15, 1994 Modern and Contemporary Art This exhibition includes four short videos: A Conversation with Marcel Duchamp, Entr'Acte, Marcel Duchamp in His Own Words, and Anemic Cinema.
1994 Japanese Design: A Survey Since 1950 September 25, 1994-November 27, 1994 East Asian Art The Philadelphia Museum of Art will exhibit over 250 objects--ranging from furniture, housewares, and consumer electronics to posters, packaging, and clothing--in the first comprehensive survey anywhere of Japan's original and important contribution to modern design.
1994 Face to Face October 2, 1994-November 10, 1994
1994 Video Art: The First 25 Years October 1, 1994-November 27, 1994 Modern and Contemporary Art The works in Video Art: The First 25 Years were produced between 1967 and 1992. Articulate and independent-minded, these works raise questions about sexual stereotyping, offer up autobiographical portraits, examine video process, and trace body-related performance art issues. The exhibition demonstrates that artists' approaches to similar subject matter have evolved radically over the past quarter century: these videotapes reflect and help define shifts in the past quarter-century's cultural and theoretical climate.
1994 Alone in a Crowd: Prints by African American Artists of the 1930s and 40s from the Collection of Reba and Dave Williams October 9, 1994-December 4, 1994 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The WPA print workshop set up in the 1930s gave many young African Americans their first prolonged exposure to the teachers and materials they needed to develop their art. This exhibition of over 100 prints by 45 artists reflects the rich variety of techniques, subjects, and philosophical approaches adopted by African American artists in the 1930s and 1940s. The exhibition is selected from the 3,500 prints assembled by Reba and Dave Williams, the largest private collection of the little known graphic work produced by African Americans in this period.
1994 18th Annual Craft Show October 10-13, 1994
1994 Skill, Care, and Wit: Miscellaneous Objects from Japanese Markets October 26, 1994-January 30, 1995 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture This exhibition is a loan installation of approximately 100 to 200 objects of popular culture collected in Japan.
1994 Two Naifs in Japan: Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown October 26, 1994-January 30, 1995
1994 Selections from Camera Work November 5, 1994-March 12, 1995 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1994 Made in Philadelphia, 1965-93 November 15, 1994-August 6, 1995
1994 Moving Pictures: Videos on AIDS November 29, 1994-December 4, 1994 Modern and Contemporary Art This two-hour program of videos was organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in recognition of World AIDS Day and Day Without Art, observances held each December 1 to commemorate the loss of family and friends to AIDS.
1994 Museum Studies 3: Lawrence Weiner December 7, 1994-February 5, 1995 Lawrence Weiner has been using language as his medium since the 1960s. He uses words in the context of visual art, rather than poetry or literature, to make works about familiar materials and processes. This project for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, using the text COPPER & NICKEL & SWEAT MIXED UPON THE GROUND, was originally conceived by the artist for the empty pediment on the outside of the Museum building, flanking the East Courtyard.
1994 Show and Tell: Selected Videos by Lawrence Weiner December 7, 1994-February 5, 1995 Modern and Contemporary Art This program of videos accompanies a new work made by the artist for the Philadelphia Museum of Art as part of the "Museum Studies" series.
1994 19th and Early 20th Century British Drawings December 14, 1994-April 9, 1995 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1994 Dorothea Lange: American Photography December 24, 1994-February 19, 1995 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Dorothea Lange was an unabashed champion of the common person. Using the record making properties of the camera, she documented the plight of ordinary people during the Great Depression, and was able to study and record the social and economic conditions of migratory laborers entering California in the 1930s and 40s.
1995 From Cezanne to Matisse: Great French Paintings from the Barnes Foundation January 31, 1995-April 23, 1995 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection The Barnes Foundation is home to one of the world's finest collection of Impressionist, PostImpressionist, and early modern paintings ever assembled by an individual. Eighty of the greatest masterpieces from this outstanding collection have been selected for a historic exhibition which marks the first and only time that the works will be on view outside the Barnes Foundation galleries in Merion, PA.
1995 Revising Romance: New Feminist Video February 14, 1995-April 2, 1995 Modern and Contemporary Art The tapes in this four part program are united by the question "What is the true meaning of Romance?" which has found new urgency in the work of feminist art and art criticism. Sources as varied as television soap opera, literature for adolescent girls, movie genres like film noir and "weepies," and the gothic novel and its pulp descendants all serve as subtexts for thise xhibition's video meditations on Romance.
1995 Between War and Utopia: Prints and Drawings of the German Avant-Garde, 1905-1933 March 18, 1995-July 23, 1995 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition of about 75 prints and drawings selected from the Museum's rich collections, many of which will be on view for the first time, traces the artistic development of some of the most influential artists working in Germany during the first decades of the twentieth century
1995 Himalayan Paintings for Buddhist Meditation: Visualization of Passion and Enlightenment March 25, 1995-May 28, 1995 Indian and Himalayan Art The display includes ten Himalayan meditation paintings called thangkas--vividly colored, extremely complex visualizations of the Buddhist pantheon--that are intended to help the viewer-meditator gain the experience of enlightenment. Some portray the union of compassion and wisdom symbolized by the sexual embrace of a god and goddess, while others are mandalas that represented the Buddhist enlightened universe surrounding a palace-temple of the gods. Also on view are a number of ritual objects depicted in the paintings.
1995 The House of Art: Drawings and Prints from the Artist Community at Gugging April 1, 1995-August 13, 1995 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs During the last twenty-five years outsider art--produced at a distance from the world of museums, galleries, and academic art schools--has been widely collected and exhibited in cities from London to São Paolo to Milwaukee and Philadelphia. The prints and drawings shown here are by nine individuals who are or were patients at the Austrian State Psychiatric Hospital near Vienna. Their work has formed a highly visible part of recent international interest in the phenomenon of outsider art.
1995 19th Century Philadelphia Interiors: Watercolors by Joseph Shoemaker Russell (1795-1860) April 4, 1995-July 2, 1995 American Art
Videos and Films by Philadelphia Artists April 4, 1995-June 11, 1995 Modern and Contemporary Art Video and Film by Philadelphia Artists will be presented at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from April 4 through June 11, 1995. This program presents work by 13 artists who are Discipline Winners in Media Arts from the 1993-94 Pew Fellowships in the Arts. These artists are finalists and winners in this program that has awarded grants to individual artists since 1991, providing them with the opportunity to dedicate themselves to their artistic work for up to two years.
1995 Tibetan Buddhist Sand Painting: The Kalachakra Mandala for World Peace April 25, 1995-May 27, 1995 Indian and Himalayan Art The Kalachakra ("circle of time") sand mandala is a sacred ritual design belonging to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition called Vajrayana. It is a brilliantly colored, symmetrical design of geometric patterns measuring about five feet in diameter. Mandalas are used to intensify the imagination and to stimulate the creativity needed by the Buddhist practitioner for visualized mediations.
1995 Form in Art May 19, 1995-June 25, 1995
1995 Potions, Pills, and Purges: The Art of Pharmacy June 3, 1995-October 29, 1995 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The year 1996 marks a milestone in the history of Philadelphia as a leader in medical education and pharmaceutical manufacturing. The Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science began offering courses in pharmacy in 1821, and in 1997 celebrated its 175th anniversary, making it the oldest school of pharmacy in the United States. Potions, Pills, and Purges: The Art of Pharmacycommemorates this historic occasion, and also reminds us that in Philadelphia the arts and sciences have a venerable tradition of creative interaction that continues today.
1995 John Cage: Rolywholyover, A Circus June 4, 1995-July 30, 1995 Modern and Contemporary Art Rolywholyover A Circus is a composition for museum created by the composer, writer, philosopher, and visual artist John Cage (1912-1992). One of the last large-scale projects that Cage conceived prior to his death, Rolywholyover A Circus transforms the Philadelphia Museum of Art into the setting for a constantly changing array of art, performances, film and video screenings, readings, and special programs.
1995 John Cage: A Portrait Series June 4, 1995-July 30, 1995 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1995 Nam June Paik: Videos, 1966-1992 June 13, 1995-September 10, 1995 Modern and Contemporary Art Nam June Paik is one of the pioneers of video and television as art forms. Born in 1932 in Korea and trained as a pianist and composer, Paik was first known in the late 1950s and early '60s for his often outrageous performances with altered instruments. Early sources of inspiration came from his association with Fluxus, an international group that challenged traditional notions about art, and from his collaborations with other avant-garde artists such as John Cage. This exhibition features some of Paik's most important single-channel videos over the last 30 years/td>
1995 The Culture of Flowers June 20, 1995-May 30, 1996 East Asian Art
1995 20th Century Mexican Painting August 12, 1995-February 18, 1996 Modern and Contemporary Art
1995 August 26, 1995-November 26, 1995 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1995 Downsizing the Image Factory September 12, 1995-November 12, 1995 Modern and Contemporary Art Downsizing the Image Factory is a touring program of American independent and experimental film and video organized originally by video artist Jason Simon for exhibition in France. This group ofworks presents what Simon calls "a fractured and chaotic accounting of American life as seen in and from its cracks and corners."
1995 Tina Modotti: Photographs September 16, 1995-November 26, 1995 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Tina Modotti: Photographs is the first comprehensive exhibition of the photography of Tina Modotti (1896-1942). In the catalogue which accompanies the exhibition, guest curator Sarah M. Lowe refers to Modotti as "the best-known unknown photographer of the twentieth century."
1995 Art Beyond Sight September 25, 1995-October 11, 1995
1995 Contemporary Crafts Installation October 1995-September 1996 American Art
1995 Constantin Brancusi October 8, 1995-December 31, 1995 Modern and Contemporary Art Born in Romania in 1876, Constantin Brancusi studied the fine arts in his native country before immigrating to Paris in 1904. After completing his training at the École des Beaux-Arts, he broke with traditional sculptural practices, creating a language of sculpture that reduced forms to their essential elements. As influential today as during the artist's lifetime, Brancusi's sculpture and his ideas about art continue to challenge and inspire contemporary artists.
1995 Michael Graves: The Architect and the Teakettle October 25, 1995-February 25, 1996 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture This installation chronicles the process that Michael Graves, one of the twentieth century's most renowned architects and product designers, followed in developing the design of three teakettles.
1995 Recent Acquisitions: Richard Torchia, “Reckoning" November 20, 1995-February 1996 Modern and Contemporary Art
1995 Works on Paper from the Collection of H. Richard Dietrich, Jr. and The Dietrich American Foundation November 25, 1995-February 12, 1996 American Art This exhibition presents a selection of works on paper that illustrates the wide historical range of the foundation's interests. Objects from the foundation's collections of eighteenth- and nineteenthcentury American decorative art and painting can be seen in the American galleries of this Museum.
1995 Photographs by Frederick H. Evans December 7, 1995-February, 1996 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1995 Mediterranean: Photographs by Mimmo Jodice December 16, 1995-February 18, 1996 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Jodice's photographs, taken between 1990 and 1995 at archaeological sites from Spain to Syria, link viewers with a historical and mythic past that continues to influence the present. This exhibition is the artist's first one-person show in the United States.
1995 The Culture of Flowers December 15, 1995 - June 15, 1996 East Asian Art This exhibition features paintings of flowers and plants by Chinese artists of the 15th to early 19th centuries, including works by leading masters of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) such as Hsu Wei (1551-1593) and Hsia Ch'ang (1388-1470).
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1996 Stella Kramrisch Collection: Manifestations of Shiva, Krishna, Durga Through Spring 1996 Indian and Himalayan Art
1996 Sidney Goodman: Paintings and Drawings, 1959-95 February 11, 1996-March 31, 1996 Modern and Contemporary Art Sidney Goodman , a major exhibition presenting over 50 paintings and drawings from public and private collections throughout the country, is the first retrospective of the nationally renowned Philadelphia artist to be shown in his hometown. Goodman emerged in the early 1960's as one of the leading American artists in the return to the human figure as a primary subject, and has remained an influential force in contemporary art for some 30 years.
1996 Wall Flowers: Prints Drawings and Photographs from the Collection February 24, 1996-April 21, 1996 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition will include works by a broad chronological range of artists, including Albrecht Dürer, Pierre Joseph Redouté, Currier and Ives, Henri Matisse, Ansel Adams, and Andy Warhol. These artists depict flowers in a variety of ways: as purely decorative elements in larger compositions, as symbols of virtues and emotions, or as subjects in themselves.
1996 Japan in Flower February 25, 1996-March 3, 1996 East Asian Art While China is known as the "mother of gardens," and had a strong tradition of floral iconography that influenced the art of its neighbors, the Japanese developed their own esthetic and literary traditions in the world of flowers. Japan in Flowershowcases both works reflecting the Chinese influence and others that are distinctly Japanese. The exhibition will be on view during the week of the Philadelphia Flower Show from February 25 through March 3, 1996.
1996 Peter Fischli and David Weiss, “The Way Things Go” March 5, 1996-May 26, 1996 Modern and Contemporary Art
1996 Masterpieces of 20th Century Glass March 6, 1996-August 31, 1996 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture Twentieth Century Glass is an installation of approximately 13 pieces of glass drawn from the Museum's extensive collection of twentieth-century design objects. Ranging in date from the 1920s to the present, the pieces illustrate various stylistic movements of the twentieth century, from the sculptural approach to the medium by glass artists such as Maurice Mariot, to the revival of engraved decoration most notably by the Swedish firm of Orrefors, to the playfulness of the glass of the 1980s produced for the Italian firm of Memphis. The installation also includes the work of a number of the twentieth-century's greatest glass artists including René Lalique and Paolo Venini.
1996 New Art on Paper 2, Acquired with Funds from the Hunt Manufacturing Co. March 17, 1996-May 26, 1996 In 1979, the Hunt Manufacturing Co. initiated a series of generous grants to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for the acquisition of "adventurous and risk-taking" contemporary art on paper. The first phase of acquisitions culminated in an exhibition of the works of forty-six artists in 1988. New Art on Paper 2 celebrates the conclusion of the second phase and presents new works by thirty-five artists made and acquired between 1988 and 1995.
1996 Power in Practice Spring 1996
1996 Correspondences with Rodin: Photographs by Ernestine Ruben March 30, 1996-June 2, 1996 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This first exhibition of contemporary art ever mounted in the Rodin Museum presents some 20 photographs by Ernestine Ruben (born 1931).
1996 American Art in the Machine Age, 1913-1940: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs from the Collections May 5, 1996-August 11, 1996 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs In the early decades of this century, rapid technological advances were radically changing life in this country. American artists searched for a new identity, a means of expressing their commitment to the modernist movements coming out of Europe in a purely American way. This exhibition traces American responses to the machine age through prints, drawings, and photographs from the permanent collection by such artists as Paul Strand, Edward Weston, Charles Sheeler, John Marin, and Louis Lozowick.
1996 Cézanne May 30, 1996-September 1, 1996 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection An international loan exhibition spanning the career of Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) has been organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in collaboration with the Réunion de Musées Nationaux / Musée d'Orsay in Paris and the Tate Gallery in London. The three organizing museums will be the only venues for this unprecedented gathering of some 100 oil paintings, 35 watercolors, and 35 drawings from public and private collections.
1996 Paul Cézanne: The Sketchbooks May 30, 1996-September 1, 1996 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Eighty-one drawings from two Cézanne sketchbooks given to the Museum in 1987 by Ambassador and Mrs. Walter H. Annenberg will present the full range of the artist's subject matter from the early 1880s to about 1900. On view in Gallery 165 in the 19th-century galleries, first floor, adjunct to the rotunda.
1996 Marie-Ange Guilleminot, “Mes Poupees” June 9, 1996-July 7, 1996 Modern and Contemporary Art Marie-Ange Guilleminot's video My Dolls is being shown in conjunction with a recently purchased work by this young Parisian artist entitled Navels (also on display in this gallery). Navels consists of plaster casts made on the bodies of seventy-four of Guilleminot's acquaintances. In My Dolls, the artist again uses the process of moulding, raising similar issues of intimacy and identity as she works the pliable blobs that are her "dolls"
1996 Metamorphoses: Photography in the Electronic Age June 22, 1996-August 18, 1996 Metamorphoses: Photography in the Electronic Age appears at a charged moment in the evolution of photography. With digital-imaging technology, photographs can now be created, enhanced, and altered in the computer. This breakthrough has forced a re-evaluation of still images and the widely accepted concept of "photographic truth." The exhibition celebrates the creative potential of the digital image and demands a fresh look at the relationship between photographs and the realities they represent.
1996 Artists’ Interviews July 9, 1996-September 1, 1996 Modern and Contemporary Art In this video program, several contemporary artists discuss their art and working methods. The program begins with a 1958 interview with Marcel Duchamp, whose influence as artist, advisor, and muse pervades these galleries.
1996 Solid Bone and Luminous Flesh: Ch’ing Dynasty Ceramics (1644-1911) August 15, 1996-August 3, 1996 East Asian Art This exhibition, drawn from the Museum's permanent collection, explores the rich variety of ceramics made during the Ch'ing Dynasty. The 35 works on view include pieces made at royal and provincial kilns for emperors as well as for foreign markets.
1996 A Passion for Paisley: Indian and European Shawls August 30, 1996-January 26, 1997 Costume and Textiles An exhibition of shawls, on view for the first time, includes about forty objects dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. The exhibition focuses upon the evolution of shawl design and corresponding artistic interchanges between India and Europe. Related articles of women's dress complement the shawls.
1996 Feminine/Masculine: Videos from the Centre Pompidou September 2, 1996-November 3, 1996 Modern and Contemporary Art The selection of videos shown here originally accompanied the exhibition Féminin/Masculin, displayed at the Musée National d'Art Moderne (Centre Georges Pompidou) in Paris this past winter. The videos survey twenty-five years of works dealing with gender identity and relations between the sexes.
1996 Harry Callahan September 14, 1996-November 24, 1996 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Born in 1912, Harry Callahan has for more than fifty years used his photography to understand and reveal his relationship to the world around him. This exhibition of Callahan's expressive, autobiographical photographs charts his artistic development from its genesis in Detroit in the early 1940s and its flowering in Chicago in the late 1940s and 1950s to its maturation in Providence and Atlanta, where he now lives.
1996 Etchings and Lithographs by James Abbott McNeill Whistler September 14, 1996-January 12, 1997 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1996 Gifts from the Collection of Edna S. Beron October 6, 1996-December 1, 1996 Organized by Philadelphia Museum of Art The late Edna Beron was a cherished member of this Museum's community and a remarkable art collector. This installation includes the first painting that Mrs. Beron purchased -- Young Love by Philip Evergood -- as well as the last object she bought -- Love Boat, a soup tureen by the centenarian American ceramicist Beatrice Wood.
1996 Japanese Landscapes October 6, 1996-September 14, 1997 East Asian Art This exhibition displays the two styles of Japanese landscape painting that evolved over the centuries along parallel lines: the Chinese monochrome ink painting tradition, and the native "Yamato-e" tradition.
1996 Richard Meier Builds: From Tabletop to Rooftop October 30, 1996-February 28, 1997 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture The works on display in this exhibition present a survey of objects and furniture designed by the architect Richard Meier (American, born 1934). Meier follows a long and distinguished tradition of architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Josef Hoffmann, Alvar Aalto, and Walter Gropius who stressed, to varying degrees, the importance of the "total environment." In his product design as in his architecture, Meier adheres to a classically modernist vocabulary focusing on proportion, balance, and the manipulation of basic geometry.
1996 The Peale Family: Creation of an American Legacy, 1770-1870 November 3, 1996-January 5, 1997 American Art Charles Willson Peale, his brother, sons, nieces and nephew were artists and naturalists whose works illustrate intellectual developments in 18th and 19th-century America. In addition to the artists' works, the exhibition explores themes including the family in America, the impact of changing social and political ideas on art, and the uses and functions of art. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is the first venue for this national touring exhibition.
1996 The Caldwalader Family: Art and Style in Early Philadelphia November 3, 1996-February 2, 1997 American Art This exhibition examines the important patronage, influence, and support of the early artistic and cultural development of the American colonies and the new republic supplied by several generations of the Cadwalader family of Philadelphia.
1996 Demolitions and Other Works November 5, 1996-December 29, 1996 Modern and Contemporary Art This two-hour program surveys three decades of videos and artworks made in the urban or industrial landscape. The program begins with the recently completed documentation of three of Robert Smithson's historical earth-works from the 1960s, and one of Gordon Matta-Clark's famous carvings of an abandoned building. The final works include a chronicle of Rachel Whiteread's controversial House, which stood in London for three months before being demolished, and a video compiled from footage of demolitions by blasting.
1996 Picasso and Braque: “After Cezanne” November 9, 1996-March 2, 1997 Modern and Contemporary Art
1996 The Blue Four December 3, 1996-March 23, 1997 Modern and Contemporary Art
1996 Susan Barron: Labyrinth of Time December 14, 1996-March 2, 1997 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Susan Barron's Labyrinth of Time is a unique, eleven-volume artist's book completed in 1987. Exhibited here for only the second time in this country, in an installation conceived by the artist, this book is a compilation of works by Barron made in different mediums over a fifteen-year period.
1996 In the Manner of…: Imitation, Emulation, and Forgery in Old Master Printmaking December 21, 1996-March 16, 1997 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Twentieth-century viewers have come to value originality as a crucial component of artistic talent. Our predecessors, however, had different views. For centuries the imitation of earlier artists was a major part of artistic training, with students learning to draw mainly by copying prints and drawings. The ability to work "in the manner of" another artist was widely praised, and some printmakers based their entire careers on this skill. Prints played an especially important role in this process.
1996 Up Close and Personal December 31, 1996-March 2, 1997 Modern and Contemporary Art Much of today's most dynamic video art is made by younger women, and it is their work that is featured in Up Close and Personal. These artists often use a performance-based approach in which the artist herself is cast as the key performer in a staged situation in which she addresses the viewer directly. The Museum's exhibition features works by 13 artists from the United States and Europe, including Cheryl Donegan, Vanessa Beecroft, Alix Lambert, Sadie Benning, Gillian Wearing, and Alex Bag.
1997 John Sartain, 1808-1897: Philadelphia Printmaker January 18, 1997-April 20, 1997 American Art London-born and London-trained, John Sartain set up as a printmaker in Philadelphia in 1830. He made his reputation in the United States by reviving the use of mezzotint engraving, a technique long favored in England -- even after the advent of photography -- as the most effective means of reproducing paintings as prints. To mark the centennial of the patriarch's death, the Philadelphia Museum of Art celebrates the accomplishments of the Sartain family with this installation of mezzotints by John Sartain drawn entirely from the Museum's own collection.
1997 Alfred Stieglitz: Early Work in Gravure January 18, 1997-May 25, 1997 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1997 Photographs by Harold Edgarton: Recent Acquisitions February 1, 1997-May 25, 1997 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Dr. Harold Edgerton (American, 1903-1990) developed the stroboscope and electronic flash for high-speed, stop-action photography. His far-reaching experiments, begun at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the early 1930s and continuing into the 1980s, fundamentally changed the way we perceive the world by making visible the unseen, dynamic behavior of objects in motion. This exhibition presents a selection from the fifty-nine photographs most generously given to the Museum by The Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation in 1996.
1997 The Pennsylvania Impressionists: Landscapes from Bucks County February 1, 1997-July 27, 1997 Modern and Contemporary Art This installation celebrates the landscapes of the Pennsylvania Impressionists who worked closely together in New Hope at the beginning of the twentieth century. Also known as the New Hope School, these artists were rooted in the tradition of American Realism and influenced by the popularity of French Impressionism.
1997 Portraits of Franklin February 15, 1997-April 20, 1997 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture The works of art in this gallery -- drawn from the Museum's permanent holdings and lent by institutional and private owners -- are displayed in celebration of the Museum's recent acquisition of Jean-Antoine Houdon's marble bust of Benjamin Franklin, on view in the rotunda nearby (gallery 284). Thanks to the gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Wharton Sinkler and the collection of prints given in 1964 by Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and other donors, the Philadelphia Museum of Art possesses a notable collection of portraits of Benjamin Franklin, now crowned by Houdon's vivid likeness.
1997 Encounters with Modern Art: Works from the Rothschild Family Collections March 2, 1997-May 11, 1997 Modern and Contemporary Art Herbert (1891-1976) and Nannette (1897-1979) Rothschild collected art with deep personal commitment. They were devoted to the major modernist schools of the early twentieth century, often traveling from New York to France in their search. Their collecting activities were inspired and encouraged by their daughter, the abstract painter Judith Rothschild (1921-1993). The collection is fascinating in its rich variety; in addition, important concentrations of works by Juan Gris and Piet Mondrian, with examples from the early careers of both artists, bring great depth to this presentation of early modernism.
1997 Philadelphia Stories March 4, 1997 - May 18, 1997 Modern and Contemporary Art This exhibition features recent works by local artists who use the landmarks, neighborhoods, and inhabitants of Philadelphia as their subjects.
1997 Scandinavian Design, 1930-1980 March 17, 1997-October 1, 1997 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture Beginning March 18, 1997, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present some 20 works by Aalto and his contemporaries in Scandinavian Design 1930-1980, an exhibition in gallery 170 on the Museum's first floor. The installation will be drawn from the Museum's extensive collection of 20th-century design and will include works by Swedish, Danish and Norwegian makers in wood, glass, metal, ceramics and plastic
1997 Rodin and Michelangelo: A Study in Artistic Inspiration March 27, 1997-June 22, 1997 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917) saw himself as the heir to a tradition of monumental nude sculpture in western art that stretched from ancient Greece and Rome, through the Renaissance, down to his own day. Within this tradition, Rodin expressed special esteem for the Italian Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564). As soon as Rodin began to achieve fame, around 1880, critics too recognized his debt to Michelangelo. This exhibition brings together drawings and sculptures by the two artists in order to suggest what Rodin learned from Michelangelo, and how he adapted the lessons of Michelangelo to his own, very different, sculptural concerns.
1997 The Hands of Rodin: A Tribute to B. Gerald Cantor March 27, 1997-June 22, 1997 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917) once spoke of his "intense passion for the expression of the human hands." This exhibition explores the range of meanings that the hand held for Rodin. It includes small studies of individual hands and full-scale figures in which the gestures of hands playan essential role in conveying meaning. For Rodin, the hand, and the sensuous interplay of hands within groups of figures, were defining components of his sculptures.
1997 Chuck Close/Paul Cadmus: In Dialogue April 5, 1997-June 22, 1997 Modern and Contemporary Art Juxtaposing the work of two remarkable artists, this installation invites reflection on matters of figuration and abstraction, miniature and gigantism, calculation and imagination--conventional oppositions that appear not to be so purely opposite after all. The accompanying brochure features a conversation with Close and Cadmus that illuminates their association on both an artistic and a personal level.
1997 Recent Acquisitions in Asian Art April 15, 1997-October 31, 1998 East Asian Art This exhibition features a selection of recently acquired art from Asia, including Chinese calligraphy, Japanese painting, Southeast Asian sculpture and Persian miniatures.
1997 The Ingenious Machine of Nature: Four Centuries of Art and Anatomy April 19, 1997-June 15, 1997 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs What we now know as the Renaissance came into being in the arts at the end of the 15th century at the same time that European scientists were moving away from relying on ancient texts in favor of conducting their own research. This major loan exhibition, organized by the National Gallery of Canada, presents for the first time four centuries of creative collaboration between science and art through the display of some 120 prints, drawings, and anatomical atlases dating from the late 15th to the early 19th century.
1997 Rudolf Staffel: Searching for Light: Ceramics, 1936-1996 May 3, 1997-August 3, 1997 American Art In a career spanning more than six decades, Philadelphia artist Rudolf Staffel (born 1911) has earned an international reputation for his revolutionary work in porcelain. This strong, white ceramic material can be made thin and translucent, and is perfectly suited to the artist's quest for luminous, freely-shaped forms. Rudolf Staffel: Searching for Light; Ceramics, 1936-1996, an exhibition on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from May 3 through August 7, 1997, presents a comprehensive overview of the the master ceramicist's work from 1936 to 1996.
1997 Public Service and Other Announcements May 20, 1997-August 3, 1997 Modern and Contemporary Art This program presents two decades of videos made by artists using the formats of public service announcements and advertising. Many of the works were originally aired on broadcast or cable television.
1997 Liberating the Moment: American Modernism and the Stieglitz Circle May 31, 1997-August 12, 1997 Modern and Contemporary Art This installation illustrates the American reaction to European modernism in the early years of the twentieth century, as seen in the work of a group of artists associated with the avant-garde photographer and collector, Alfred Stieglitz.
1997 Opening of the William P. Wood Gallery of Indian Art June 1, 1997-November 30, 1997 Indian and Himalayan Art The special opening installation displays paintings and objects given to the Museum by and in appreciation of William P. Wood, to celebrate his life and legacy.
1997 Paul Klee: Works from the Bauhaus Years, 1921-1931 June 19, 1997-mid September 1997 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Paul Klee (Swiss, 1879-1940), celebrated for his luminous use of color and for the rich fantasy world he created in his art, once described his technique as "taking a line for a walk." His interest in line, tonality, and color resulted in an innovative body of works on paper, which constitute the greatest part of his artistic output. The years Klee spent at the Bauhaus in Germany (1921-31) proved to be his most fertile.
1997 India: A Celebration of Independence, 1947-1997 July 6, 1997-August 31, 1997 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs India: A Celebration of Independence, 1947-1997 is a major travelling exhibition devoted to photographs of India. Organized by Michael E. Hoffman, Adjunct Curator of the Alfred Stieglitz Center of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, India will feature 250 images by 21 photographers, including Sunil Janah, Raghu Rai, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Sebastiao Salgado.
1997 Prized Impressions: Gifts from the Print Center of Philadelphia July 12, 1997-September 14, 1997 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs During its long life, The Print Center has worked closely with the Philadelphia Museum of Art to encourage the study and appreciation of prints and photographs. The prints in Prized Impressions have been selected from more than one thousand works on paper given to the Museum by The Print Center and its members over the past seventy years.
1997 Contemporary Art of Paper August 3, 1997-November 30, 1997
1997 Recent Acquisitions in Asian Art August 15, 1997-October 31, 1998
1997 The Spirit of Korea August 15, 1997-August 1, 1998 East Asian Art
1997 The Body: Expression/Impression September 9, 1997-December 31, 1997 Modern and Contemporary Art
1997 Frolicking Animals in Japanese Art September 26, 1997-August 2, 1998 East Asian Art This installation explores the Japanese love of nature in its presentation of paintings, ceramics, and decorative arts bearing animal motifs. Featured are works bearing images of fish, fowl, and fauna from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, taken from the Museum's collection.
1997 Interiors: Drawings and Watercolors, 1800-1950 September 27, 1997-January 11, 1998 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Artists include: Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Charles Demuth, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and others.
1997 Robert Capa, Photographs October 4, 1997-January 4, 1998 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The first true retrospective of one of this century's greatest photojournalists.
1997 Best Dressed: 250 Years of Style October 21, 1997-January 4, 1998 Costume and Textiles 200 costumes and accessories covering nearly three centuries of fashion.
1997 Landscapes of the Mind November 1997
1997 Philippe Starck Designs November 12, 1997-March 1, 1998 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture An installation of objects provides a sampling of the wit and individuality found in his work. Approximately thirty pieces are featured including furniture and household objects such as utensils, which Starck has called "micro-sculptures which enrich the kitchen."
1997 Epics from the Hills: Pahari Paitings of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, 1750-1850 December 17, 1997-June 28, 1998 Indian and Himalayan Art Pahari—"of the hills"—designates the Himalayan foothill region of northern India. Between 1750 and 1850 painters, patronized by the many local rulers of this area, strove in their art to create an ideally beautiful world of lush mountain landscapes and graceful, winsome figures.
1998 Friends Prints for Sale January 1998
1998 African American Art January 1998
1998 Partners January 6, 1998-March 22, 1998 Modern and Contemporary Art
1998 Photographs from the Collection of Dorothy Norman January 18, 1998-May 10, 1998 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs In 1968, Dorothy Norman supported the establishment of the Alfred Stieglitz Center at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with an initial gift from her splendid collection of over 500 photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Paul Strand, Minor White, and other important twentieth-century photographers, many of whom she knew well.
1998 Paris in the 1890s: Painters’ Prints in the Age of Bonnard, Vuillard, and Toulouse-Lautrec January 24, 1998-April 5, 1998 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Selected from the Museum's collection, over 100 prints by leading Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters are exhibited in Paris in the 1890s.
1998 Themes: Chair Design in the 20th Century February 17, 1998-October 16, 1998 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
1998 Self-Taught Artists of the 20th Century: An American Anthology March 10, 1998-May 17, 1998 American Art Examines a powerful range of works by 31 American self-taught artists who span the entire twentieth century, from Horace Pippin, Grandma Moses, and Morris Hirshfield to Howard Finster, Purvis Young, and Thornton Dial.
1998 Recognizing Van Eyck April 1, 1998-June 14, 1998 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection A small but extraordinary exhibition that brings together a group of works by one of the best known and most influential artists in the history of art, the great master of Netherlandish painting, Jan van Eyck (c.1385-1441).
1998 New Work by Contemporary Artist Zoe Leonard April 1, 1998-September 6, 1998 Modern and Contemporary Art Strange Fruit (for David) is composed of over 300 banana, orange, grapefruit, lemon, and avocado peels with thread, zippers, buttons, sinew, needles, plastic, wire, stickers, fabric trim and wax.
1998 Museum Studies 4: Rirkrit Tiravanija April 1, 1998-May 31, 1998 Modern and Contemporary Art In a joint effort, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Educational Management Group (EMG) bring you the month-long journey across the US by motorhome of Rirkrit Tiravanija and five art students from Thailand.
1998 Chinese Export Porcelain for the American Market from the Collection H. Richard Dietrich, Jr. and the Dietrich American Foundation April 17, 1998-September 6, 1998 American Art The collection includes punch bowls, cider jugs, a mantel garniture, custard cups, plates and a tea service. Featured are pieces that once belonged to George and Martha Washington, the Morris family of Philadelphia, the Van Rensselaers of Albany, New York, and other prominent families of the Federal period.
1998 Drawing on Copper: Etching in Italy before 1700 April 19, 1998-May 31, 1998 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition features about seventy-five Italian etchings from the Museum's permanent collection, including prints by Parmigianino, Guido Reni, and Castiglione.
1998 Heroes & Ghosts: Japanese Woodcuts by Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) April 25, 1998-June 28, 1998 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Drawn from public and private collections in Europe and the United States, the works of art in this exhibition present Kuniyoshi as a printmaker who embraced a broad range of subjects.
1998 From the Sculptor’s Studio: Italian Baroque Terracottas from the Hermitage May 16, 1998-August 30, 1998 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture 35 sculptural models from the Farsetti collection, including works by the pre-eminent Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini and Alessandro Algardi, each born 400 years ago this year, and by a dozen other seventeenth-century Roman artists.
1998 John B. Flannagan: On Paper and In Stone May 23, 1998-September 20, 1998 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs American artist John B. Flannagan's (1895–1942) rough-hewn stone sculptures of animals and women find their forerunners in pre-Columbian, African, Celtic, and Gothic art, while his expressive black line-drawings recall certain works by Rodin and Matisse.
1998 Images of the Spirit: Photographs by Graciela Iturbide June 14, 1998-August 9, 1998 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The first retrospective exhibition of photographer Graciela Iturbide (b. 1942) to be shown in the United States, Images of the Spirit is comprised of a range of the artist's images showing religious and cultural traditions of her native Mexico, the exhibition includes 104 gelatin silver prints.
1998 Ecclesiastical Vestments and Embroideries from the 14th to the 18th Century June 23, 1998-April 18, 1999 Costume and Textiles This installation features a selection of ecclesiastical vestments and embroideries, made by professional embroiders and master weavers, whose work was regulated by Europe's elite craft guilds.
1998 Bengali Folk Art from the Kramrisch Collection July 7, 1998-February 3, 1999 Indian and Himalayan Art
1998 Threads of Cotton Threads of Brass: Arts of Eastern India and Bangladesh from the Stella Kramrisch Collection July 7, 1998-June 13, 1999 Indian and Himalayan Art This exhibition will explore the art and ritual of the varied spheres of lifedomestic, village, and temple through works made in the regions of eastern India and neighboring Bangladesh.
1998 Twenty Philadelphia Artists: Celebrating the Fleisher Challenge at Twenty July 18, 1998-September 13, 1998 Modern and Contemporary Art The show will focus on a twenty year span of artists and their work and is planned to complement Fleisher's own show of new work by nearly 200 Challenge artists.
1998 20 x 12: A Generation of Challenge Artists July 18, 1998-August 28, 1998
1998 Henry Moore: A Centennial Salute, an Exhibition in Celebration of Philip I. Berman July 30, 1998-November 29, 1998 Modern and Contemporary Art An exhibition of sculpture and works on paper by one of the most renowned and beloved sculptors of the 20th century.
1998 Ink Traces: East Asian Calligraphy August 11, 1998-August 2, 1999 East Asian Art Drawn from the Museum's permanent collections, Ink Tracespresents screens, albums, textiles and decorative arts that feature calligraphy by Chinese, Japanese and Korean artists.
1998 Ferdinand Olivier Prints Fall 1998 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
1998 American Self-Taught Artists 1730-1870 September 10, 1998-February 1, 1999 American Art
1998 Contemporary American Crafts September 11, 1998-March 19, 2000 American Art This installation features a new selection of work from the Museum's constantly growing collection of contemporary American crafts.
1998 Delacroix: The Late Work September 15, 1998-January 3, 1999 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection This will be the first exhibition in a decade to examine the great genius of Delacroix.
1998 Delacroix: The Romantic Image September 26, 1998-January 31, 1999 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This installation features a collection of twenty-five works on paper by Eugène Delacroix (1798– 1863) and several other French artists, all made between 1824 and 1854 at the height of the Romantic Era.
1998 Joseph Cornell/Marcel Duchamp...in resonance October 8, 1998-January 3, 1999 Modern and Contemporary Art Organized jointly by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Menil Collection in Houston, Texas,this exhibition includes some 40 works by each artist, and examines interests shared by both artists, including film, optics, glass, games, the "portable museum," and the elusive yet potent force of desire.
1998 Cool Britannia: Recent British Design Selected by Sir Terence Conran November 11, 1998-March 7, 1999 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture ir Terence Conran, Britain's best-known figure in design, home furnishing, and retailing, was the recipient of this year's Design Excellence Award from Collab, a group of design professionals who support the Museum's Modern and Contemporary design collections.
1998 Chinese Lacquer Boxes November 21, 1998-June 1, 1999 East Asian Art Drawn from the Museum's permanent collections, this collection features decorated lacquer boxes from the Ming (1368–1644) and Ch'ing (1644–1911) dynasties. In China, such boxes served as storage container sholding documents, gifts, incense, cosmetics, jewelry, hairpins, or even medicinal herbs and minerals.
1998 Gherardo Starnina: Reconstructing a Renaissance Masterpiece December 17, 1998-March 7, 1999 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection The exhibition will offer North American audiences the rare Renaissance altarpiece.
1998 Pipilotti Rist’s Pamela October 6-18, 1998 Modern and Contemporary Art Part of the exhibition Trance: New Work in Video
1998 Rodney Graham’s Halcion Sleep October 20, 1998-November 1, 1998 Modern and Contemporary Art Part of the exhibition Trance: New Work in Video
1998 Seoungho Cho’s Identical Time November 3-15, 1998 Modern and Contemporary Art Part of the exhibition Trance: New Work in Video
1998 Peter Rose’s Understory November 17-29, 1998 Modern and Contemporary Art Part of the exhibition Trance: New Work in Video
1998 Helen Mirra’s Third December 1-13, 1998 Modern and Contemporary Art Part of the exhibition Trance: New Work in Video
1998 Abigail Lane’s Never Never Mind December 15-27, 1998 Modern and Contemporary Art Part of the exhibition Trance: New Work in Video
1998 Bill Viola’s The Passing December 29, 1998-January 10, 1999 Modern and Contemporary Art Part of the exhibition Trance: New Work in Video
1999 Steina Vasulka January 12, 1999-March 7, 1999 Modern and Contemporary Art
1999 Jasper Johns: Process and Printmaking January 23, 1999-April 4, 1999 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs More than 100 proofs and edition prints drawn almost entirely from the artist's personal collection.
1999 Georgia O’Keefe and Alfred Stieglitz February 7, 1999-May 23, 1999 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs On view in the Museum's Eglin Gallery will be nine paintings and drawings by O'Keeffe (1887-1986) and a group of Stieglitz's renowned photographic portraits of her spanning over a decade in their tumultuous relationship.
1999 Mad for Modernism: Earl Horter and His Collection March 7, 1999-May 16, 1999 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Reassembling these works for the very first time, Mad for Modernism will close a long-recognized gap in the history of collecting modern art in the United States.
1999 German Art and Design of the Twentieth Century March 15, 1999-October 31, 1999 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture This collection is drawn from the Museum's extensive permanent collection of twentieth-century decorative arts and paintings. The objects trace the development of the decorative arts from the Art Nouveau style at the beginning of the century to the modernism of the Bauhaus school in the 1920s to the functionalist design of the mid century.
1999 Crowning Achievements: Dentistry in the Ars Medica Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art March 28, 1999-May 30, 1999 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs 100 images pertaining to dentistry are featured in this exhibition.
1999 Anna Katrina Dolven April 6, 1999-June 28, 1999 Modern and Contemporary Art
1999 Goya: Another Look April 11, 1999-July 11, 1999 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection An installation of original etchings and lithographs by Goya, selected from the Museum's permanent collections, will survey Goya's accomplishments as one of the greatest graphic artists of all time.
1999 Selections from the Seventies April 17, 1999-March 19, 2000 Modern and Contemporary Art/td> This installation of paintings from the Museum's permanent collections highlights the eclectic approaches to this medium by American artists working in diverse cultural contexts and geographic locations.
1999 Raymond Pettibon April 30, 1999-July 25, 1999 Modern and Contemporary Art The exhibition will include approximately 500 drawings chosen from the thousands that Pettibon has made during the last two decades.
1999 Steeled for Style: Hoop Skirts of the Civil War Era May 1, 1999-May 14, 2000 Costume and Textiles The installation includes a variety of hoop skirts suspended to show their types and constructions, a mannequin in a corset, hoop and other underwear, and two mannequins in the full-skirted dresses of the period.
1999 Neoclassical and Romantic Masterpieces from the Permanent Collection May 7, 1999-July 20, 1999 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
1999 A Grove of Trees May 29, 1999-October 10, 1999 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This collection—featuring some twenty-five western and Japanese prints by artists such as Camille Pissarro and Katsushika Hokusai, drawings by Jean Franois Millet and Winslow Homer, and photographs by Ansel Adams and Josef Sudek—celebrates the tree in all of its ever-changing aspects.
1999 Passages: Photographs from the Collection June 5, 1999-November 14, 1999 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This collection will feature some sixty works from the Museum's permanent collections representing the full range of photographic techniques and processes from 1840 to the present.
1999 Currents in Clay June 5, 1999 (or September 13, 2000?)-May 9, 2004 East Asian Art This installation includes a focused selection of contemporary ceramics from the Museum's Japanese collections.
1999 American Illustrations in the Time of Maxfield Parrish: From the Museum’s Collection June 12, 1999-September 25, 1999 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs American illustrations contemporary with Parrish's seventy-year career, which began in Philadelphia, where he was born and received his early art training.
1999 Making the Path to Perfection: Art for the Jains in India June 26, 1999-January 16, 2000 Indian and Himalayan Art This collection explores the relationship between the Jain community and the sublime and inspiring art it commissioned during the past thousand years, all across the Indian Subcontinent.
1999 Form in Art Through June 27, 1999
1999 John Baldessari: Selected Video Tapes from the 1970s June 29, 1999-September 26, 1999 Modern and Contemporary Art
1999 Changing Seasons: Three Generations of Pennsylvania Impressionists July 27, 1999-December 5, 1999 Modern and Contemporary Art Widely known as the New Hope School, their work is featured in this exhibition of 16 paintings from the holdings of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a private collection.
1999 Famed and Fabled in Chinese Painting August 14, 1999-June 18, 2000 East Asian Art Supernatural Daoist Immortals and disciples of the Buddha (Lohans), powerful dragons, famous statesmen and beautiful women count among the famed and fantastic beings that were popular subject matter for Mind and Qing dynasty painters and their patrons.
1999 Fun and Games in Japanese Art August 14, 1999-June 18, 2000 East Asian Art The subjects of this installation are the games, festivals, theater and amusements of children and adults in traditional Japan.
1999 Double-Blind September 28, 1999-November 28, 1999 Modern and Contemporary Art
1999 Worldly Goods: The Arts of Pennsylvania, 1680-1758 October 10, 1999-January 2, 2000 American Art Worldly Goods will highlight more than 350 fine examples of furniture, textiles, silver, metalwork, ceramics, prints, maps, books and paintings from this seminal place and time, lent by private collections and museums.
1999 The Kingdoms of Edward Hicks October 10, 1999-January 2, 2000 American Art The exhibition will include paintings, decorated objects, as well as important manuscript materials that illuminate Hick's deep spirituality, artistic talent, and intense interest in the doctrinal controversies that divided his fellow Quakers in the early years of the 19th century.
1999 Thinking on Copper: Plates and Proofs by John Marin October 16, 1999-February 13, 2000 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This installation will include a variety of copper plates, trial proofs, and published prints Marin executed for ten separate projects dating from 1909 to 1948.
1999 Museum Studies 5: Gabriel Orozco October 27, 1999-December 12, 1999 Modern and Contemporary Art Photogravity will cast fresh light on the world-renowned collection of Pre-Columbian sculpture that was given to the Museum in 1950 by Louise and Walter Arensberg, together with their remarkable collection of twentieth-century art.
1999 Designing the Future: Three Directions for the New Millenium November 17, 1999-March 26, 2000 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture This exhibition showcases the work of three accomplished young designers who promise to have lasting influence on design in the 21st century.
1999 Just Desserts: An 18th Century Table Setting November 23, 1999-June 18, 2000 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture Arrangement of the dessert's centerpiece was often patterned after designs like those illustrated by the famous French confectioner Joseph Gilliers in his 1751 Le Cannameliste français. Just Desserts: An Eighteenth-Century Table Setting is based on one such design.
1999 Recent Acquisitions: Prints and Drawings from the 1960s to the Present November 26, 1999-April 2, 2000 Prints, Drawings, and Photograph This installation features a selection of some fifty prints and drawings dating from the 1960s to the present that were acquired during the last five years.
1999 Nocturnal and Melodic Romantic: Saverio Lucariello November 30, 1999-February 6, 2000 Modern and Contemporary Art
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2000 Earthly Gods and Heavenly Kings: Painting Royalty and Divinity in India January 22, 2000-October 15, 2000 Indian and Himalayan Art This exhibition of works from the Museum's permanent collection explores not only the varied roles of royalty and divinity in India, but also the intriguingly blurred boundaries between the two.
2000 Revivals, Reveries, and Reconstructions: Images of Antiquity in Old Master Prints February 5, 2000-April 16, 2000 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The exhibition will feature a spectacular selection of paintings, sculpture, works on paper, decorative arts, architectural renderings and models--some 380 works.
2000 An Exuberant Bounty: Prints and Drawings by African Americans February 5, 2000-April 16, 2000 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs A chronological survey of some 70 pieces selected from the Museum's holdings of over 200 works of art on paper by 20th-century African Americans.
2000 Sarah Morris February 8, 2000-March 12, 2000 Modern and Contemporary Art
2000 New Acquisitions: Robert Motherwell’s A la Pintura and In Plato’s Cave February 19, 2000-May 21, 2000 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs ecently acquired and important works by Robert Motherwell (1915–91), one of the foremost Abstract Expressionist painters in the United States, will be exhibited for the first time in this installation, featuring the print portfolio A la Pintura (1968–1972) and the painting In Plato's Cave (1973).
2000 The Splendor of 18th Century Rome March 16, 2000-May 28, 2000 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection Includes a spectacular array of paintings, sculpture, works on paper, decorative arts, architectural renderings and models--some 380 works of art by more than 160 artists.
2000 Celebrating the Eight: American Modernism from the Potamkin Collection March 23, 2000-July 2, 2000 Modern and Contemporary Art This installation focuses on a selection of spectacular paintings by The Eight given to the Museum as gifts from the noted collectors, Dr. and Mrs. Meyer P. Potamkin.
2000 Contemporary Fiber from the Collection April 4, 2000-December 3, 2000 Costume and Textiles Selections from the Philadelphia Museum of Art's growing collection of contemporary works in fiber are exhibited in conjunction with the April 8 symposium, "Discovered Collections: Fiber Art in Museums," organized by the Friends of Fiber Art International.
2000 Work from the Collection by Philadelphia-Area Photographers April 15, 2000-August 20, 2000 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Among the Museum's treasures are images by photographers working in and around Philadelphia. This installation showcases their works, many of which are on view for the first time, in both color and black-and-white.
2000 Mary Ellen Mark: Photographs May 13, 2000-August 6, 2000 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The exhibition will feature some 141 black-and-white photographs, many of which have never been exhibited.
2000 For Your Eyes Only—Looking Closely at Works of Art on Paper May 27, 2000-September 10, 2000 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Close study of drawing materials—pastels, crayons, chalks, pencils, pens, inks and watercolors— lends insight to the creative approaches of artists and helps viewers understand works of art within the context of their period.
2000 Japanese Noh Costumes from the Collection May 27, 2000-May 20, 2001 Costume and Textiles This installation, which coincides with The Arts of Hon'ami Koetsu, Japanese Renaissance Master (on view at the Museum from July 29 through October 29, 2000), will include eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century examples of several types of Noh robes from the Museum's permanent collection of Costume and Textiles.
2000 Armor from Dresden: Complementing the Collections May 30, 2000-2004 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
2000 Tea, Poetry, and Rimpa: Works from Japan July 1, 2000-April 29, 2001 East Asian Art
2000 Wind in the Mountains: Chinese Ming Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy July 1, 2000-June 17, 2001 East Asian Art Wind in the Mountains complements The Arts of Hon'ami Koetsu, Japanese Renaissance Master (on view from July 29 to October 29, 2000), an exhibition of more than 100 objects, ranging from calligraphy and printed books to ceramics and lacquerwork, drawn from collections throughout Japan, Europe, and the United States.
2000 The Arts of Hon’ami Koetsu, Japanese Renaissance Master July 29, 2000-October 29, 2000 East Asian Art An exhibition of more than 100 objects, ranging from calligraphy and printed books to ceramics and lacquerwork, drawn from collections throughout Japan, Europe and the United States.
2000 American Folk Paintings from the Collection August 26, 2000-November 5, 2000 American Art
2000 When Reason Dreams: Drawings Inspired by the Visionary, the Fantastic, and the Unreal August 26, 2000-October 29, 2000 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The exhibition brings together a selection of works on paper from the Museum's collection that evoke the spiritual, dreamlike, or surreal.
2000 The Nightingale’s Song: Nurses and Nursing in the Ars Medica Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art August 26, 2000-October 29, 2000 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The 80 prints, drawings, and photographs in the show span six centuries and four continents.
2000 The Spirit of Korea September 13, 2000-August 27, 2002 East Asian Art This installation highlights the Museum's Korean art collection. The earliest pieces include fourth-century stoneware vessels. The collection is particularly strong in Koryo Dynasty celadon wares. Also on view are Buddhist and secular subjects in paintings and sculpture, as well as furniture.
2000 Currents in Clay September 13, 2000 (or June 5, 1999?)-May 9, 2004 East Asian Art This installation includes a focused selection of contemporary ceramics from the Museum's Japanese collections.
2000 Portrait Drawings from the Collection September 16, 2000-January 7, 2001 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This installation of about twenty-five drawings from the Museum's permanent collection has been organized to coincide with Van Gogh: Face to Face (October 22, 2000–January 14, 2001). Dating from the late eighteenth century to about 1940, the portraits are by established masters such as Edgar Degas, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Sir Thomas Lawrence, as well as by less-known artists such as Caroline Durieux and Knud Merrild.
2000 Gary Hill: Remarks on Color October 6, 2000-November 20, 2000 Modern and Contemporary Art
2000 Van Gogh: Face to Face October 22, 2000-January 14, 2001 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection This exhibition will focus, for the first time, on Van Gogh's evolving approach to the portrait throughout a tragically brief life.
2000 Picturing the Divine October 24, 2000-June 10, 2001 Indian and Himalayan Art Exquisite and often unusual depictions of the multifaceted Hindu deities of India—their adventures, families, incarnations, and esoteric forms—are the focus of this exhibition of masterworks from the Museum's collection.
2000 Milton Glaser: Design, Influence and Progress November 15, 2000-January 21, 2001 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture This focused retrospective exhibition illustrates the variety and invention of his design process
2000 Voyage of Discovery: The Landscape Photographs of Ray K. Metzker November 18, 2000-February 11, 2001 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs More than 100 prints from a remarkable body of photographs created by Ray K. Metzker between 1985 and 1998, most of which has never before been exhibited.
2000 Andy Warhol: 15 Screen Tests November 21, 2000-January 7, 2001 Modern and Contemporary Art
2000 Dorothea Tanning: Birthday and Beyond November 24, 2000-January 14, 2001 Modern and Contemporary Art The exhibition will present a salute to Dorothea Tanning, the artitist first one-person exhibition in an American museum.
2000 Modern Hits Home: Mid-Century American Decorative Arts December 9, 2000-October 22, 2001 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture This selection of mid-twentieth century American decorative arts from the collection, ranging from kitchenwares to lounge chairs, focuses upon Post World War II design innovations.
2001 Mariko Mori January 10, 2001-February 11, 2001 Modern and Contemporary Art
2001 The City Beautiful: Photogravures by Alvin Langdon Coburn, 1909-10 January 20, 2001-April 22, 2001 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Some thirty cityscapes from the Museum's collection will demonstrate how Coburn employed photogravure, a photomechanical process using printer's ink, to reveal photography as an art in its own right.
2001 Flights of Fancy: Six Centuries of Ornament and Pattern on Paper January 27, 2001-April 8, 2001 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition presents vivid images of vines and arabesques, borders and frames, vases and vessels, architectural ornament, decorative letters, and works that demonstrate the calligraphic use of line.
2001 Alice Neel February 18, 2001-April 15, 2001 Modern and Contemporary Art Organized with the full cooperation of the artist's family, this exhibition features 75 paintings and watercolors, many of which have never been previously exhibited.
2001 Intimate Worlds: Masterpieces of Indian Painting from the Alvin O. Bellak Collection March 2, 2001-April 29, 2001 Indian and Himalayan Art The exhibition spans the period from before the rise of Islamic Mughal rule in northern India during the 1500s to the heyday of the British Raj in the late 19th century.
2001 Leaves of Gold: Treasures of Manuscript Illumination from Philadelphia Collections March 10, 2001-May 13, 2001 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection The Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Museum of Art and other exhibition partners, surveyed the holdings in area libraries and museums.
2001 Howard Hodgkin March 24, 2001-May 20, 2001 Modern and Contemporary Art Drawn from Philadelphia area collections, this focused installation of about a dozen paintings by Hodgkin range in date from the late 1960s, when the artist was associated with the British Pop Art movement; through the 1980s, when his vibrantly colored panel paintings brought him international recognition; to the present, with works revealing a dramatic change in scale and ambition.
2001 In Celebration: Needlework Treasures from the Philadelphia Museum of Art (The 2001 Philadelphia Antiques Show) April 7, 2001-April 11, 2001 Costume and Textiles
2001 Inside and Outside Time: Finally Revealed! April 18, 2001-June 3, 2001 Modern and Contemporary Art
2001 The World of Peggy Bacon April 28, 2001-September 2, 2001 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The installation of about 30 drawings and prints by the American artist Peggy Bacon (1895- 1987) includes book illustrations, preliminary studies for prints, her earliest drypoints as well as etchings from the 1920s and 1930s.
2001 Philadelphia Modernism: Arthur B. Carles and His Circle May 10, 2001-August 12, 2001 Modern and Contemporary Art This installation celebrates the adventurous paintings of Philadelphia artist Arthur B. Carles (1882–1952) and his circle of friends, students, and colleagues.
2001 West Meets East: China and Japan at the Centennial Exhibition May 10, 2001-June 26, 2002 East Asian Art The Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art (now the Philadelphia Museum of Art) acquired many objects from exhibitors of the national displays of China, Japan, India, Tunis, Turkey, and Morocco.
2001 Needlework from the Nineteenth Century May 26, 2001-March 3, 2002 Costume and Textiles Needlework from the Nineteenth Century highlights the artistic talent and technical skill of the needlewomen of the century.
2001 Desert Blizzard June 5, 2001-July 8, 2001 Modern and Contemporary Art
2001 Out of the Ordinary: The Architecture and Design of Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Associates June 10, 2001-August 5, 2001 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture One of the most influential architectural design and planning firms of the last half-century is the subject of this first-ever retrospective exhibition.
2001 Spiritual Seekers: Asceticism and Piety in Indian Painting June 19, 2001-December 9, 2001 Indian and Himalayan Art Indian painters are the subject of this exhibition of painting and textiles from the Museum's collection. Dating from the mid-fifteenth century to the early-twentieth century, the works convey aspects of the search for spiritual realization.
2001 Jacques Villon, Poet of Precision: A New Acquisition in Context June 23, 2001-September 30, 2001 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The exhibition demonstrates the Museum's rich context for the new acquisition and its impact upon the Museum's existing holdings.
2001 Transcendent Bliss: Chinese Buddhist Art from the Collection June 23, 2001-August 11, 2002 East Asian Art This exhibition takes as its subjects these beings and the transcendent bliss they seek. Featured are selected examples of carved and molded sculptures, colorful textiles and paintings, and sacred texts created for devotion and display.
2001 Elemental Landscapes: Photographs by Harry Callahan June 23, 2001-September 30, 2001 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Callahan took many of his photographs within proximity of one another and the exhibition explores his interest in these variations.
2001 Masterpiece in Focus: Cezanne’s The Feast (c. 1870) June 23, 2001-December 15, 2001 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
2001 Tea, Poetry, and Rimpa: Works From Japan July 1, 2000-April 29, 2001 Hon'ami Koetsu, the seventeenth-century Japanese artist, renowned for his contributions to the arts of tea, poetry, and Rimpa (a bold decorative style that took imagery from the natural world and native classical literature as its subject.)
2001 Running Tape July 10, 2001-August 19, 2001 Modern and Contemporary Art
2001 A Most Exquisite Display: European Ceramics at the Centennial Exhibition July 28, 2001-October 28, 2001 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture European ceramics figured prominently among the objects acquired from the exhibition by the newly founded Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art, later the Philadelphia Museum of Art, whose founders were committed to providing the public and those in industry with objects of good design and craftsmanship.
2001 Keith Sonnier, Video Work of the 1970s August 21, 2001-October 14, 2001 Modern and Contemporary Art
2001 The Discerning Eye of Julien Levy: Selections from a New Acquisition September 8, 2001-December 2, 2001 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Among the highlights are works by such artists associated with Surrealism as Max Ernst, Dora Maar, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, and Man Ray, along with examples from the more than 360 images by Eugène Atget. Also on view are two photographs taken in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, by Charles Sheeler, along with three Joseph Cornell boxes.
2001 Lorenzo di Credi’s Venus September 15, 2001-December 9, 2001 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection In conjunction with Philadelphia's Splendor of Florence Festival (October 10–14, 2001), a major Renaissance painting, Venus, by Florentine artist Lorenzo di Credi (about 1456–1536) will be on view at the Museum.
2001 From Sacred Groves to Country Roads: Pastoral Themes in European and American Drawings, 1730-1980 September 15, 2001-January 20, 2002 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The installation of some thirty drawings, watercolors, gouaches, and pastels reflects a variety of rustic themes: sacred groves; herdsmen and their animals; idyllic landscapes with classical allusions; and the earthy produce of field and farm so often invoked to celebrate autumn.
2001 Thomas Eakins: American Realist October 4, 2001-January 6, 2002 American Art The exhibition presents a spectacular loan exhibition surveying, for the first time in nearly 20 years, the career of this enormously challenging, controversial, and influential artist.
2001 Recent Video from Belgium October 16, 2001-January 20, 2002 Modern and Contemporary Art
2001 Dox Thrash: An African American Master Printmaker Rediscovered October 27, 2001-February 25, 2002 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This major retrospective, which includes some 60 prints and 30 drawings and watercolors, documents for the first time the artistic achievements of Dox Thrash, an important African American artist who rose to national prominence during the late 1930s.
2001 Hands On: Japanese Craft and Design of the 20th Century November 7, 2001-September 15, 2002 East Asian Art This exhibition from the permanent collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art features a range of Japanese objects of striking form and design. Included are furniture, lighting, textiles, ceramics, lacquerware, posters, and even sporting equipment.
2001 Collab Collects: Notable Acquisitions in Design, 1970-2000 November 14, 2001-April 21, 2002 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture This installation celebrates Collab's thirty years of enthusiastic support for contemporary design at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
2001 Calligraphy for the Queen: Indo-Islamic Art at the 1876 Centennial November 14, 2001-October 20, 2002 East Asian Art Among the items shown at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial were calligraphy pages specifically penned as offerings for Queen Victoria.
2001 Pennsylvania Impressionism November 17, 2001-March 31, 2002 Modern and Contemporary Art Widely known as the New Hope School, their work is featured in this exhibition of 18 paintings drawn from the holdings of the Museum and from local private collections.
2001 Italian Renaissance Ceramics: The Howard I. and Janet H. Stein Collection December 8, 2001-April 28, 2002 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture An exhibition of Renaissance maiolica in which the collection formed by Mr. Stein and his late wife is combined with related ceramics from Museum holdings.
2001 Celebrating 125 Years: A Museum Family Album December 15, 2001-April 7, 2002 Through photographs, documents, and artifacts, the rich history of the Philadelphia Museum of Art is recounted in honor of its 125th anniversary.
2001 Monkey Tales: Images of Hanuman in Indian Art December 18, 2001-June 2, 2002 Indian and Himalayan Art This exhibition of paintings, puppets, and textiles from the Museum's collection is an introduction to this revered figure of Indian culture as well as a journey through India's rich and varied arts.
2002 Human Interest January 22, 2002-June 2, 2002 Modern and Contemporary Art
2002 Hot off the Press: American Publishers’ Posters of the 1890s January 25, 2002-May 19, 2002 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The bold shapes and bright colors of Penfield's design introduced an American audience to the Art Nouveau style in the graphic arts, which had been broadly launched in Paris two years earlier.
2002 The Plot Thickens: Narrative in British Printmaking, 1700-1900 March 16, 2002-June 23, 2002 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition, featuring some fifty prints drawn from the Museum's permanent collection, explores Britain's fascination with narrative art during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
2002 Barnett Newman March 24, 2002-July 7, 2002 Modern and Contemporary Art This retrospective exhibition assembles more than 100 works not seen together in over 30 years.
2002 Out of the Box: 20th Century Print Portfolios March 30, 2002-June 23, 2002 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition examines the portfolio as a vital format in twentieth-century European and American printmaking.
2002 Toile Tales: Conservation of European Printed Textiles March 30, 2002-June 1, 2003 Costume and Textiles This installation from the department of Costume and Textiles shows how curators and conservators preserve printed textiles in the Museum's collection.
2002 Michael Hoffman: A Tribute in Pictures April 27, 2002-August 11, 2002 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The groups of photographs on view here, acquired by gift and purchase for the Museum's collection, pay tribute to Hoffman's abiding vision of the importance of photography as an art form and as a powerful expression of the human spirit.
2002 Dogs in Art April 27, 2002-June 2003 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection Paintings of working dogs, pet dogs and a caricature of the important Philadelphia art collector John G. Johnson are included in this installation.
2002 Calders on the Parkway May 13, 2002-March 31, 2009 Modern and Contemporary Art
2002 It’s Your Move: Chess Sets from the Collection May 18, 2002-July 21, 2002 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture The Philadelphia Museum of Art explores the art of chess with It's Your Move, an installation from the Museum's collection that brings together chess sets from across many centuries and cultures.
2002 Ellsworth Kelly: Series of Ten Lithographs May 25, 2002-August 25, 2002 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Ten Lithographs (1970) was the first of many successful projects undertaken by Ellsworth Kelly (American, born 1923) with Gemini G.E.L., a print workshop that became known for its willingness to produce prints of large size and unusual complexity.
2002 Gabriel Orozco ́s Jaipur Kites June 4, 2002-August 18, 2002 Modern and Contemporary Art
2002 Love by the Book: Painting and Poetry in India June 18, 2002-January 12, 2003 Indian and Himalayan Art Poetic treatises on the nature of love inspired the subject matter of many Indian paintings made during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
2002 Munakata Shiko: Japanese Master of the Modern Print July 27, 2002-November 10, 2002 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs More than 100 prints from all phases of the artist’s career, along with a selection of his paintings, calligraphy, and ceramics, are on view.
2002 Indivisible: Stories of American Community August 10, 2002-October 6, 2002 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This nationally touring museum exhibition focuses upon the challenges faced by communities in cities across the United States.
2002 Design: Recent Acquisitions August 10, 2002-November 3, 2002 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture This installation features recent additions to the Museum's collection of modern and contemporary design, and includes a range of objects, from posters and wallpaper to kitchen utensils, furniture, and lighting.
2002 Time/Travel August 20, 2002-November 3, 2002 Modern and Contemporary Art
2002 Odyssey of Light: Photographs from the Collection August 24, 2002-February 9, 2003 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition of more than fifty-five photographs demonstrates the breadth of the Museum's collection, tracing the development of the medium from the early 1840s to the present.
2002 Museum Studies 6: Richard Hamilton August 31, 2002-November 3, 2002 Modern and Contemporary Art generated diagram of The Large Glass, over which he has superimposed the English translations of Duchamp's notes, so that each visual element is united with the written ideas and schematic designs that preceded it
2002 The Arts of Korea: Selections from the Collection August 31, 2002-June 25, 2006 East Asian Art
2002 The Etching Club of London: A Taste for Painters’ Etchings August 31, 2002-February 9, 2003 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This installation, displaying over thirty rare prints primarily from the Muriel and Philip Berman Gift of European Prints, examines the revival of etching in 19th-century Britain by the Etching Club of London./td>
2002 Crafting a Legacy: Contemporary American Crafts in the Philadelphia Museum of Art September 26, 2002-August 10, 2003 American Art Selections from the Museum's American contemporary craft collection are showcased in this exhibition of ceramics, glass, fiber, metalwork, wood, and furniture pieces by both locally and nationally known artists.
2002 Gifts in Honor of the Museum’s 125th Anniversary September 29, 2002-December 8, 2002 Anniversary acquisitions encompasses a number of exciting purchases, made possible by generous contributions of funds raised for the specific purpose of enhancing the Museum's collections.
2002 Divine Union: The Transformation of Desire in Himalayan Art October 8, 2002-July 2003 Indian and Himalayan Art This installation of paintings and sculptures from Tibet, Nepal and northern India features divine couples from the Buddhist and Hindu pantheons.
2002 Scenes from the Shahnama and Khavarannama October 22, 2002-November 27, 2005 East Asian Art This installation features seven fifteenth-and sixteenth-century miniatures, originally made for bound books, which combine text and images from the Shahnama.
2002 Giorgio de Chirico and the Myth of Ariadne November 3, 2002-January 5, 2003 Modern and Contemporary Art This exhibition brings together, for the first time, the entire Ariadne series.
2002 Shirin Neshat: Passage November 5, 2002-January 26, 2003 Modern and Contemporary Art
2002 The Light Magic of Ingo Maurer November 20, 2002-March 30, 2003 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture Installations of this internationally acclaimed artist's work will illuminate the Museum's eighteenth-century French salon as well as contemporary design gallery 170 this winter.
2002 Translations and Transformations: Chinese Themes in Japanese Art November 30, 2002-October 31, 2003 East Asian Art A group of thirty screens, hanging scrolls, and decorative arts from the Museum’s collection illustrate these and other themes from Chinese art by Japanese artists.
2002 Taken by Design: Photographs from the Institute of Design, Chicago, 1937-1971 December 7, 2002-March 2, 2003 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs In addition to important works by Moholy-Nagy, Callahan, and Siskind, the exhibition will feature the work of Barbara Crane, Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Joseph Jachna, Kenneth Josephson, Gyorgy Kepes, Nathan Lerner, Ray K. Metzker, Richard Nickel, Arthur Siegel, Art Sinsabaugh, and others.
2003 Stories, Ceremonies, and Souvenirs: Popular Painting from Eastern India January 21, 2003-July, 2003 Indian and Himalayan Art painters who made souvenirs for pilgrims at holy sites; minstrel-painters who walked from place to place singing and selling their wares; painter-magicians who delivered the souls of the dead from the afterworld; village women who decorated the walls of their homes for celebrations and festivals.
2003 Dance & Video: Interactions January 28, 2003-May 11, 2003 Modern and Contemporary Art
2003 Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas February 12, 2003-May 11, 2003 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection Drawn from the Museum's collection, these works reveal the intersection--both personal and artistic--of these two great Impressionist painters.
2003 Degas and the Dance February 12, 2003-May 11, 2003 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection Edgar Degas and the ballet are virtually synonymous. Dancers—shown in every phase of their complex and demanding art form—make up more than fifty percent of his abundant output.
2003 Nineteenth-Century Pastels February 18, 2003-ongoing Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
2003 Street Smarts: Photographs by William Klein February 22, 2003-July 13, 2003 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Klein extended his technical experimentation--harsh flash, wide-angle shots, blurring, and grainy printing--to create gritty, chaotic pictures in other major cities in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
2003 The Art of the Burin: Engraving in Northern Europe in the Age of Durer March 22, 2003-May 25, 2003 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition focuses on the first century of engraving, a meticulous new printmaking technique that developed in the Medieval goldsmith's workshop in the mid-1400s.
2003 Have a Bite: 20th Century Flatware from the Collection April 12, 2003-October 26, 2003 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture The installation will include some thirty flatware sets from the Museum's collection of modern and contemporary design.
2003 Bruce Nauman May 13, 2003-August 3, 2003 Modern and Contemporary Art
2003 Museum Studies 7: Christian Marclay, the Bell and the Glass May 17, 2003-July 27, 2003 Modern and Contemporary Art The project is the seventh in a series of Museum Studies installations by living artists created specifically for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and it is the fifth in the 2002/03 Future Sounds series by Relâche Ensemble
2003 Ladies’ Choice: American Women’s Fashions, 1950-1965 June 6, 2003-May 16, 2004 Costume and Textiles Fashion in the 1950s and early 1960s reflected this resurgence of idealized femininity. In an era of American history that has often been called conformist, the taste of the time extolled circumspect feminine behavior and a ladylike appearance.
2003 Louis Faurer: A Photographic Retrospective June 14, 2003-September 7, 2003 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Featured are 137 photographs spanning the years 1937 to 1983, with a special emphasis on Faurer's highly innovative photographs from 1947 to 1951.
2003 Warren Rohrer: Paintings 1972-1993 June 22, 2003-August 17, 2003 Modern and Contemporary Art This exhibition will explore the art of one of the premier abstract painters to work in Philadelphia in the twentieth century, bringing together a selection of approximately 30 exemplary paintings from the years 1972–1993.
2003 American Viewpoints July 1, 2003-early September 2003 American Art
2003 Eye on Mexico: Photographs from the Collection July 26, 2003-December 7, 2003 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This installation of more than fifty works from the collection features photographs by Mexican artists including Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Emilio Amero, and Graciela Iturbide, alongside images taken in Mexico by photographers from outside the country, such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helen Levitt, Paul Strand, Danny Lyon, and others inspired by the landscape and culture of Mexico.
2003 Seriously Animated August 5, 2003-November 16, 2003 Modern and Contemporary Art
2003 Learned Lamas: The Teacher in Tibetan Art August 16, 2003-February 29, 2004 Indian and Himalayan Art Learned Lamas: The Teacher in Tibetan Art brings together a selection of expressive and powerful works to explore this unique portrait tradition, one that reveals the interplay between the flaws of being human and the vision of the ideal.
2003 India’s Middle Ground: Art of the Deccan August 16, 2003-February 29, 2004 Indian and Himalayan Art India's Middle Ground: Art of the Deccan gathers together works from the Museum's collection to showcase the region's artistic, cultural, and religious diversity.
2003 Mountain Dreams: Contemporary Ceramics by Yoon Kwang-cho September 2, 2003-January 4, 2004 East Asian Art This exhibition includes over 25 works drawn from various museum and private collections and marks the artist's first solo exhibition in an American museum.
2003 Syng of Philadelphia, Tercentenary 2003: Philadelphia Silversmith and American Patriot September 9, 2003-December 31, 2003 American Art
2003 Shocking! The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli September 28, 2003-January 4, 2004 American Art The first major retrospective exhibition and catalogue to examine the ways in which Elsa Schiaparelli's creations mirrored the social, political, and cultural climate of her times.
2003 Popular, Pop & Post-Pop: Color Screenprints 1930s to Now October 11, 2003-January 25, 2004 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition surveys the development of the screenprint from its popular commercial origins, through its depression-era struggle for artistic legitimacy, to the peak of production in the Pop Art era and absorption into the multi-media orientation of printmaking today.
2003 Chinese Export Porcelain for India November 2003– East Asian Art
2003 The Morrison Triptych: A Visiting Masterpiece November 6, 2003-January 11, 2004 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection Study of the painting has revealed, among other things, how the artist took the common triptych form (a central painting flanked by paintings on two shutters that close over it) and by dispensing with the frames that typically surrounded the shutters, achieved incomparable qualities of illusion.
2003 Libations: Wine and Tea in East Asia November 13, 2003-May 15, 2005 East Asian Art This exhibition explores the art and artifacts of tea and wine from the most ancient Chinese ritual wine vessels to a contemporary Korean teapot.
2003 Elegant Innovations: American Rookwood Pottery, 1880-1960: The Gerald and Virginia Gordon Collection November 15, 2003-March 21, 2004 American Art This exhibiton illustrates the international artistic movements that inspired the designs of Rookwood artists—such as Art Nouveau, Art Moderne, and Art Deco—and includes splendid examples that reflect an interest in Persia, Japan, and American Indians.
2003 Burt Barr, Autumn: One of the Four Seasons November 18, 2003 - January 25, 2004 Modern and Contemporary Art
2003 Work in Process: Gluckman Mayner Designs the Perelman Building November 19, 2003-April 4, 2004 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture This installation focuses on Gluckman’s work in progress for the Perelman Building.
2003 The Faceless Figure: Photographs from the Collection December 20, 2003-June 27, 2004 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs In this exhibition of more than fifty photographs from the Museum's collection, artists purposely defy our expectations and the conventions of portraiture by taking pictures of people whose faces we can’t see.
2004 Flying High: Selections from the Permanent Collection January 27, 2004-April 18, 2004 Modern and Contemporary Art
2004 Fiske Kimball February 3, 2004 - February 8, 2004
2004 Manet and the Sea February 15, 2004-May 31, 2004 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection The exhibition includes approximately one hundred objects—paintings, watercolors, and drawings—from sixty public and private collections in the United States and abroad.
2004 American Marine Paintings February 15, 2004-May 31, 2004 American Art On view in the Dorrance corridor and American galleries are ship portraits, naval battle scenes, whaling pictures, and seascapes by a wide range of American artists, including Thomas Birch, Edward Moran, William Trost Richards, Winslow Homer, and Childe Hassam.
2005 To Instruct and Delight: Prints and Illustrated Books in 18th Century France February 21, 2004-May 16, 2004 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The prints in this exhibition capture the ebullient spirit of the eighteenth century in France during the Age of Enlightenment.
2004 Rembrandt as Printmaker March 8, 2004-July 1, 2004 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The Philadelphia Museum of Art is proud to present two recently acquired masterpieces of printmaking by Rembrandt van Rijn, Christ Preaching and Christ Crucified between Two Thieves, more popularly known as The Three Crosses.
2004 Primary Colors: Paintings from 17th Century Central India and 18th Century Nepal March (or May?) 13, 2004-October 11, 2004 Indian and Himalayan Art Featuring some thirty works from the Museums collection.
2004 One or Many: Modern Design and Craft from the Collection April 17, 2004-October 23, 2004 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture This installation, drawn from the Museum's collection, juxtaposes objects of modern design and craft in thought-provoking and occasionally whimsical ways.
2004 Gary Hill: Remarks on Color April 20, 2004 - June 13, 2004 Modern and Contemporary Art
2004 Small Worlds: Portrait Miniatures from the Jeannette B. Stern Whitebook Collection May 1, 2004-July 11, 2004 American Art The Whitebook collection contains works painted on ivory, parchment, porcelain and copper that span more than four centuries and includes important miniatures by Robert Field, Jean Baptiste Isabey, Edward Greene Malbone, James Peale, and Christian Friedrich Zincke.
2004 The Big Nothing May 1, 2004-August 1, 2004 Modern and Contemporary Art The project aims to explore "nothing," a concept that has intrigued artists since the beginning of the twentieth century, when abstract art came to the fore.
2004 Woven for Comfort and Joy: 19th Century American Coverlets May 22, 2004-April 10, 2005 Costume and Textiles View coverlets illustrating the characteristics of various weaving techniques.
2004 Glorious Harvest: Photographs from the Michael E. Hoffman Tribute Collection June 12, 2004-October 3, 2004 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Seen for the first time in this comprehensive exhibition, the group of pictures was assembled in honor of legendary curator and publisher Michael E. Hoffman (1942-2001) with donations from artists with whom he worked during his active career.
2004 Anne Katrine Dolven: Still Life June 16, 2004-August 1, 2004 Modern and Contemporary Art
2004 Jacques Lipchitz and Philadelphia June 27, 2004-August 22, 2004 Modern and Contemporary Art This exhibition traces the development of Lipchitz’s art as represented in the Museum’s holdings and selected objects from local area private collections, as well as some related works by other artists.
2004 Underfoot: Photographs by Irving Penn July 10, 2004-November 28, 2004 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Now in his seventh decade as a working photographer, Penn has recently turned his attention to patches of discarded chewing gum on the sidewalks of New York City.
2004 Korea Now! July 19, 2004-February 23, 2005 East Asian Art Recent acquisitions of Korean contemporary art in all media.
2004 Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection July 20, 2004-ongoing East Asian Art
2004 Andrea Fraser: Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk August 3, 2004-October 24, 2004 Modern and Contemporary Art
2004 The Poetry of Clay: The Art of Toshiko Takaezu August 7, 2004-March 6, 2005 American Art This exhibition features ceramics, weavings, and a monumental bronze bell by the American artist Toshiko Takaezu.
2004 A Young Woman Seated at the Virginals by Johannes Vermeer August 11, 2004-April 26, 2005 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection The opportunity to see a Vermeer in Philadelphia has been very rare since the Widener Collection went to the National Gallery in Washington in 1942.
2004 Echoes: Celebrating 75 Years of Rodin in Philadelphia September 10, 2004-June 15, 2005 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection On the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of this celebrated showcase of works by the great French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917).
2004 African Art, African Voices: Long Steps Never Broke a Back October 2, 2004-January 2, 2005 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection The exhibition includes approximately 130 objects, including sculpture, masks, textiles, jewelry, photographs, film, and contemporary art.
2004 Masterpieces of Indian Painting from the Alvin O. Bellak Collection, A Tribute October 9, 2004-April 24, 2005 Indian and Himalayan Art Twenty "miniature" paintings from the Rajput courts of India, dating from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries.
2004 Himalayan Texts and Charms October 23, 2004-April 24, 2005 Indian and Himalayan Art This installation showcases diverse examples of books, book covers, illuminated manuscripts, and printed charms, as well as paintings and sculptures of book-holding deities to explore the art and the power of the written word in Nepal and Tibet.
2004 Peter Rose: Odysseus in Ithaca October 26, 2004-February 9, 2005 Modern and Contemporary Art
2004 Italian Master Drawings: 1540-Present October 30, 2004-February 21, 2005 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition draws largely on two acquisitions that have greatly enhanced the Museum’s reputation in the field of Italian art.
2004 Florence Knoll Bassett: Defining Modern November 17, 2004-April 10, 2005 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture The exhibition includes some eleven pieces of the furniture she designed for Knoll, Inc., as well as photographs of interiors that demonstrate the designer’s ability to relate interior design to the building, and furniture and textiles to the interior.
2004 Pontormo, Bronzino, and the Medici: The Transformation of the Renaissance Portrait in Florence November 20, 2004-February 13, 2005 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection The exhibition includes some forty works and is enriched by a group of drawings from the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi (the Drawing and Print Room of the Uffizi) in Florence, which holds the greatest cache of drawings by Pontormo and Bronzino.
2004 Bill Viola: The Greeting November 20, 2004-February 13, 2005 Modern and Contemporary Art Special video exhibition.
2004 Lewis and Clark Revisited: A Trail in Modern Day, Photographs by Greg MacGregor December 11, 2004-February 6, 2005 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The exhibition is part of a city-wide celebration of the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
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2006 American Cornucopia: Treasures from the Philadelphia Museum of Art January 21, 2006-February 26, 2006 American Art
2006 Ellsworth Kelly: Paris/New York, 1949–1959 March 11, 2006-August 13, 2006;
October 3, 2006 - February 24, 2008
Modern and Contemporary Art
2006 Recent Acquisitions: Prints and Drawings from Durer to Doig March 11, 2006-May 21, 2006 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition features a choice selection of prints and drawings, from old master prints to contemporary art on paper, acquired in the last five years. Over one hundred works are featured, spanning from the fifteenth century to the present day.
2006 An American Anthology: Paintings from the Philadelphia Museum of Art March 28, 2006-September 21, 2006 American Art
2006 Andrew Wyeth: Memory and Magic March 29, 2006-July 16, 2006 Modern and Contemporary Art Andrew Wyeth, one of America’s most recognized and beloved artists, is the subject of a compelling retrospective that takes a fresh look at seven decades of accomplishment. The exhibition includes approximately one hundred tempera paintings, watercolors, and drawings, many from the personal collection of Andrew and Betsy Wyeth.
2006 Andrew Wyeth in Context March 29, 2006-July 16, 2006 Modern and Contemporary Art
2006 Fit for a Princess: Grace Kelly’s Wedding Dress April 1, 2006-May 21, 2006 Costume and Textiles To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the fairy tale wedding of Grace Kelly to Monaco’s Prince Rainier III, the Museum presents an exhibition focusing on Princess Grace’s famous wedding dress.
2006 Saving a Colonial Masterpiece: Mount Pleasant Restored April 7, 2006-April 2007 American Art
2006 Notations: Energy Yes! April 8, 2006-October 30, 2006 Modern and Contemporary Art The "Notations" series explores contemporary art in the Museum’s expanding collection, allowing for experimentation with various exhibition alternatives. Energy Yes!, the first installment in the series, highlights works that address both the literal and metaphorical meanings of energy
2006 Live Cinema: Gordon Matta-Clark April 15, 2006-July 9, 2006 Modern and Contemporary Art A new series of film and video programs, Live Cinema explores the diversity of single channel video and film work by number of local, national, and international artists.
2006 Someone’s in the Kitchen: Culinary Design Objects from the Collection April 22, 2006-October 22, 2006 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture Featuring objects created for use in the preparation of food, this exhibition illustrates some of the creative approaches designers have taken to these utilitarian objects as well as how changes in technology, materials, and lifestyle have influenced their design.
2006 In Pursuit of Genius: Jean-Antoine Houdon and the Sculpted Portraits of Benjamin Franklin May 13, 2006-July 2006 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture Focusing on Jean-Antoine Houdon's marble portrait bust of Benjamin Franklin, this exhibition explores the nature of this famous image as a distinguished artistic creation and illuminates its place within French Enlightenment sculpture. Significant sculpted portraits by Houdon, as well as renderings of Franklin by other French artists are included.
2006 Summer Vacation: Photographs from the Collection May 13, 2006-September 10, 2006 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Kick off your own summer celebration with images of sailors and swimmers, baseball and bike riding, and carnivals and cookouts. This exhibition of more than fifty works reflects the sizzle of the summer season from a variety of perspectives, with pictures by Harry Callahan, Elliott Erwitt, William Klein, George Krause, Robert Adams, and others.
2006 Crouching Spider by Louise Bourgeois May 24, 2006-March 26, 2007 Modern and Contemporary Art Crouching Spider, a gigantic sculpture of bronze and stainless steel made up of a globular body and long, attenuated legs, is part of a celebrated series of spider sculptures that Louise Bourgeois produced beginning in the early 1990s. Measuring 106½ x 329 x 247 inches, this extraordinary work is at once both threatening and playful.
2006 Andrew Wyeth and the American Landscape Tradition May 27, 2006-July 16, 2006 Modern and Contemporary Art Coinciding with the Andrew Wyeth: Memory and Magic exhibition, this installation draws upon the Museum’s extensive holdings of landscape paintings, specifically highlighting works dated from 1900 until today.
2006 Gilding the Lotus: Enriching the Himalayan Collection June 10, 2006-November 26, 2006 ndian and Himalayan Art As symbols of material and spiritual wealth, gold, ivory, and gemstones are especially revered in the Buddhist and Hindu art of Tibet and Nepal. This exhibition not only reflects this love of visual opulence, but also emphasizes the Museum’s historic and continuing dedication to enriching understanding of the sophisticated religious arts of the Himalayan region.
2006 Dreaming in Black and White: Photography at the Julien Levy Gallery June 17, 2006-September 17, 2006 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition celebrates the centenary of the birth of Julien Levy, one of the most prominent and impassioned champions of Surrealism, with a survey of Levy’s personal collection of photographs. Works by Americans such as Walker Evans, Man Ray, Ralph Steiner, Joseph Cornell, and Lee Miller are included, as well as several examples gathered from Levy's travels to France, Germany, and Mexico.
2006 Pop Art and Its Affinities July 29, 2006-June 2008
2006 Presidential China July 1, 2006–2007 American Art
2006 The Bizarre and the Beautiful: Silks of the Eighteenth Century July 1, 2006-November 11, 2007 Costume and Textiles Opulent and exuberant, this focused exhibition explores silk—indisputably fashion's favored fabric in the eighteenth century—with 13 objects from the Museum's collections.
2006 Celebrate Korea: A Decade of Collecting July 8, 2006-September 23, 2007 East Asian Art Featuring screen paintings, hanging scrolls, furniture, and ceramics, this exhibition examines a decade of Korean art collecting at the Museum, made possible through the support of the Korean Heritage Group.
2006 Lines of Thought: Indian Drawings from the Dean Walker Collection July 15, 2006-November 26, 2006 Indian and Himalayan Art As part of his fascination with the creative process, Dean Walker (1948–2005), the Museum's Henry P. McIlhenny Senior Curator of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture for over fifteen years, collected sketches and preparatory drawings from India, exhibited here for the first time. With their visible revisions of composition, idiosyncrasies of hand, color notations, didactic exercises, and much more, these charming works on paper demonstrate the stages of creating "miniature" paintings and provide a fascinating insight into the thought processes of the artists./td>
2006 Pop Art and Its Affinities July 29, 2006-February 29, 2008 Modern and Contemporary Art Highlighting works from the 1960s and early 1970s, this installation captures a pivotal moment in the history of American art and features artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Claes Oldenburg.
2006 Celebrating American Craft: 30 Years of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show September 19, 2006-October 21, 2007 American Art This exhibition celebrates the 30th year of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, organized annually by the Women's Committee of the Museum. The outstanding objects on view in this exhibition demonstrate the vitality of the field of contemporary American crafts.
2006 Tesoros/Treasures/Tesouros: The Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820 September 20, 2006-December 31, 2006 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection Drawn from public and private collections throughout the Americas and in Europe, Tesoros / Treasures / Tesouros: The Arts in Latin America, 1492–1820 spans the centuries from the arrival of Columbus to the emergence of national independence movements, including spectacular examples of painting, sculpture, feather-work, shell-inlaid furniture, objects in gold and silver, ceramics, and textiles.
2006 Modern People: A Tribute to Arnold Newman September 23, 2006-March 4, 2007 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition, drawn from the Museum collections, is a tribute to Arnold Newman (1918– 2006)—one of the great portrait photographers of his time. It includes a number of photographs that were part of his first solo exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1945, as well as a selection of portraits by his contemporaries that demonstrate the range of modern portrait photography.
2006 Latin American Colonial Art from the Collections September 29, 2006-January 31, 2007 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection This exhibition celebrates the Museum's long-standing interest in the art of the New World with paintings on copper and canvas, ceramics, and textiles.
2006 Live Cinema: Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk September 30, 2006-November 10, 2006 Modern and Contemporary Art A series of film and video programs, Live Cinema explores the diversity of single channel video and film work by number of local, national, and international artists. Andrea Fraser's humorous and subversive Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk brings to light the subtle, yet intrinsic, preconceptions that shape the public's relationship to art institutions.
2006 Ellsworth Kelly: Paris/New York, 1949–1959 October 3, 2006-April 8, 2009 Modern and Contemporary Art The paintings in this exhibition illustrate the significant changes in the work of Ellsworth Kelly during a formative period, when the artist experimented with strategies that would prove to be instrumental to his artistic development.
2006 Ellsworth Kelly in Resonance: Selections from the Collection October 7, 2006-February 4, 2007 Modern and Contemporary Art Between 1948 and 1954, American artist Ellsworth Kelly lived in Paris, where he met a number of artists and developed the distinctive artistic practices for which he is known. The remarkable range of styles in this exhibition, featuring a selection of works by various artists, reveals the impressive reach of Kelly’s artistic practice, particularly his xperimentation with color, technique, and composition.
2006 Japanese Literati Culture in the Edo Period October 7, 2006-November 11, 2007 East Asian Art In the seventeenth century, in response to the ideas of self-expression traveling from China, the Japanese created their own, highly sophisticated version of the Chinese literati culture. This exhibition explores the works of art that flourished as a result, including collaborative works such as handscrolls, albums, and sets of fans, as well as unique objects created by individual artists
2006 Mexican Modernism and Its Influence October 13, 2006-end of March 2007 Modern and Contemporary Art
2006 New York Dada October 19, 2006-ongoing Modern and Contemporary Art The New York Dadaists were an eccentric, international group that gathered at the Manhattan apartment of art collectors Walter and Louise Arensberg between 1915 and 1921. Their works reflect a shared interest in everyday, readymade objects, and their impact reached far beyond their brief existence as an avant-garde group.
2006 Mexico and Modern Printmaking: A Revolution in the Graphic Arts, 1920-1950 October 21, 2006-January 14, 2007 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition presents 125 prints and posters that emerged in post-Revolution Mexico as the ideal means for disseminating political, social, and artistic ideas. It represents the groundbreaking contributions of 50 Mexican and foreign-born artists at a pivotal moment in Mexican art
2006 Live Cinema/Mircea Cantor: The Title is the Last Thing November 11, 2006-February 27, 2007 Modern and Contemporary Art A new series of film and video programs, Live Cinema explores the diversity of single channel video and film work by local, national, and international artists. The Title Is the Last Thing features a series of eight videos by Mircea Cantor as well as a selection of photographs and objects that offer poignant commentary on the relationship between time and labor, politics, tourism, and history.
2006 George Jensen Silversmiths November 17, 2006-April 1, 2007 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture This exhibition focuses on the Danish silversmith Georg Jensen (1866–1935) and the renowned group of designers who helped establish the company he founded as one of the world’s most important silverwares firms.
2006 Notations: Out of Words November 24, 2006-June 24, 2007 Modern and Contemporary Art Gathering works of art in which words are conceived not only as communicational tools but also as visual and physical things in themselves, this exhibition highlights objects from the Museum's collections that date from the 1960s to the present, and points to the importance of text in contemporary art.
2006 Conserving a Tibetan Altar December 9, 2006-May 27, 2007 Indian and Himalayan Art This installation displays—for the first time—a newly cleaned Tibetan altar adorned with intricately carved niches and lively paintings. It explores both the conservation of the altar as well as its cultural context, and reveals hidden mysteries of the altar’s construction and decoration.
2006 Fantastic and Functional Animals in Indian Art December 9, 2006-June 30, 2007 Indian and Himalayan Art This exhibition draws from the Museum's rich collection of "miniature" paintings to explore the many meanings of India's scaly, feathery, and furry inhabitants, both natural and supernatural.
2007 Thomas Eakins’ The Gross Clinic January 5, 2007-March 4, 2007 American Art This exhibition focuses on Portrait of Dr. Samuel D. Gross (The Gross Clinic), an icon of Philadelphia since it was painted in 1875. The masterpiece of the young Thomas Eakins, an artist born and educated in Philadelphia, this is acclaimed as the greatest American painting of the nineteenth century
2007 Contemporary Art on Paper February 9, 2007-April 22, 2007 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Selected from one of the liveliest sectors of the Museum's collection of works of art on paper, this exhibition presents mostly large, contemporary art from the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. Many of these objects have only been seen recently by visitors to the department’s study room and several have never before been shown in the galleries.
2007 Thomas Chimes: Adventures in ‘Pataphysics February 27, 2007-May 6, 2007 Modern and Contemporary Art This retrospective exhibition celebrates the life and work of Thomas Chimes, arguably one of the most important artists to emerge on the Philadelphia art scene since World War II. It includes approximately 100 paintings and works on paper, many previously unseen, along with extensive biographical and archival material.
2007 Bosch and Bruegel in the John G. Johnson Collection March 1, 2007-February 7, 2008 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection This exhibition features a selection of works from the John G. Johnson Collection by Hieronymus Bosch and his followers, as well as the family and followers of Antwerp printmaker and painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder.
2007 Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla's "Under Discussion" March 3, 2007-April 16, 2007 Modern and Contemporary Art
2007 Room for Revolution: George Washington and His Philadelphia Friends March 16, 2007-August 30, 2007 American Art Charles Willson Peale's George Washington at Princeton is on view at the Museum on an extended loan from a private collection. This visually striking and finely executed life-size portrait records Washington's 6-foot-2-inch frame in a pose projecting strength, composure, and elegance.
2007 Live Cinema/Marine Hugonnier: Trilogy April 20, 2007-July 22, 2007 Modern and Contemporary Art Marine Hugonnier's Trilogy, the third installment of Live Cinema, engages with what Hugonnier refers to as the "politics of vision": the notion that perception is determined by cultural, political, and actual perspective.
2007 Particulars of Place: Photo Portfolios from the Collection April 21, 2007-December 9, 2007 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition from the Museum's collections showcases a variety of artists who have created portfolios—boxes containing series of prints—that capture a sense of place.
2007 Ike Taiga and Tokuyama Gyokuran: Japanese Masters of the Brush May 1, 2007-July 22, 2007 East Asian Art This presentation marks the first time an exhibition in the United States has focused on the eighteenth-century Japanese master of ink painting Ike Taiga (1723–1776) and his wife Tokuyama Gyokuran (1727–1784), with 200 exceptional and rarely seen works of art.
2007 Portrait of Professor Benjamin H. Rand by Thomas Eakins May 17, 2007-May 3, 2010 American Art The first in a celebrated series by Thomas Eakins to focus on physicians and scientists, this magnificent portrait is on loan from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. It is being shown at the Museum in context with major works by Eakins and his contemporaries, including Cecilia Beaux, Thomas Moran, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.
2007 William H. Johnson’s World on Paper May 19, 2007-August 12, 2007 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition examines, for the first time, the achievements of African American modernist William H. Johnson (1901–1970)—often considered one of the most inventive artists of his generation—as a graphic artist. Eighty works of art on paper provide an overview of the artist's career both in Europe in the 1930s and in New York in the 1940s.
2007 Tibetan Ritual Arts June 2, 2007-December 9, 2007 Indian and Himalayan Art This exhibition, built around the Museum's recently conserved Tibetan-Buddhist altar, explores Tibetan art intended for ritual use. It reveals the coded meanings not only of Tibetan ritual implements, but also paintings, sculptures, textiles, prints, and the altar itself.
2007 Forging an American Identity: The Art of William Ranney June 26, 2007-August 19, 2007 American Art The first retrospective of nineteenth-century narrative painter William Ranney's (1813–1857) work to be held in 40 years, this exhibition brings together over 60 paintings that significantly contributed to the concept of the American character.
2007 The Artist as Witness: Images of Native Americans by William Ranney's Contemporaries June 26, 2007-August 19, 2007 American Art
2007 The Book of War: The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Mughal Razmnama Folios July 14, 2007-December 9, 2007 Indian and Himalayan Art Among the many treasures of the John Frederick Lewis Collection in the Free Library of Philadelphia are 25 elaborately illustrated folios from a single Mughal manuscript, the Razmnama (literally, "Book of War"), dated to 1598–99. This exhibition is the first time since 1923 that all 25 of the Free Library's pages are being shown together, affording a rare opportunity to explore, through the lens of a single manuscript, an exciting moment of artistic experimentation and cultural exchange.
2007 Notations: Kiefer, Polke, Richter July 21, 2007-November 25, 2007 Modern and Contemporary Art This exhibition explores the ways in which Anselm Kiefer, Sigmar Polke, and Gerhard Richter, three of the most important European contemporary painters of the postwar period, question the relevance of history painting; examine the relationship between painting and photography; and emphasize the necessity for experimentation to redefine the technical possibilities of painting.
2007 18th Century English Silver from the Collection July 28, 2007-March 23, 2008 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture Drawn from the Museum's permanent collection, this exhibition presents some 30 pieces of silver by such important eighteenth-century English silversmiths as David Willaume and Paul de Lamerie. It also includes examples of the major eighteenth-century styles, from the simple forms of the Queen Anne style in the early years of the century, to the exuberant shapes and decoration of the Rococo style at mid-century, to the refinement of the antique as represented by the Neoclassical style at century's end.
2007 A Landmark Transformed: The History and Architecture of the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building September 15, 2007-Fall 2008
2007 Alfred Stieglitz and the Philadelphia Museum of Art September 15, 2007-February 17, 2008 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This inaugural exhibition in the Levy Gallery, in its new location in the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building, pays tribute to the Museum's integral and treasured holding of photographs by Alfred Stieglitz. The exhibition features a selection of approximately 40 masterpieces that demonstrate the range of both Stieglitz's work and the collection.
2007 A Passion for Perfection: James Galanos, Gustave Tassell, Ralph Rucci September 15, 2007-March 9, 2008 Costume and Textiles The opening exhibition in the Joan Spain Gallery, A Passion for Perfection highlights works from the Museum's costume collection by three award-winning fashion designers from Philadelphia: James Galanos, Gustave Tassell, and Ralph Rucci.
2007 A Conversation in Three Dimensions: Sculpture from the Collections September 15, 2007-May 26, 2008 Modern and Contemporary Art Literally bringing to light infrequently seen sculpture from the Museum's collections, this inaugural exhibition features large-scale works of art by twentieth-century masters such as Pablo Picasso, Anselm Kiefer, Sol LeWitt, Mark diSuvero, and Richard Long.
2007 From the Renaissance to the Surreal: Gifts to the Library and Archives September 15, 2007-December 11, 2008 Complementing works of art donated to the Philadelphia Museum of Art over the years, generous patrons have also given thousands of books and manuscripts to the Library and Archives. The Library and Archives is showcasing these wonderful treasures in a series of exhibitions in its new home in the Perelman Building.
2007 Designing Modern: 1920 to the Present September 15, 2007-September 14, 2008 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture Designing Modern: 1920 to the Present opens Collab's new gallery in the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building with a chronological look at the Museum's collection of modern and contemporary decorative art. On entering the gallery, object platforms joined together and punctuated by four vertical display cases illustrate major movements in design history: Art Deco and the Bauhaus; American and Scandinavian Modern Design; Italian Design; and Postmodernism.
2007 The Art of Lee Miller September 15, 2007-January 4, 2009 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition celebrates Lee Miller (1907–1977), one of the most original and ambitious photographic artists of the twentieth century. From model to photographer to war correspondent, her extraordinary career is chronicled in this first complete retrospective, exploring her transformation from artist's muse to ground-breaking artist.
2007 American Art in the Age of Impressionism October 4, 2007-January 6, 2008 American Art
2007 Renoir Landscapes October 4, 2007-January 6, 2008 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection This exhibition is the first to explore the inventiveness and importance of landscapes during the first decades of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's (1841–1919) career. Approximately 60 paintings reveal the subtlety of touch; vaporous effects; and lush, full-blown color that mark the painter as one of the most audacious and original landscape artists of his age.
2007 Clay, Wood, and Paper: Materials for Korean Art October 6, 2007-February 28, 2009 East Asian Art
2007 Antonio Mancini: 19th Century Italian Master October 20, 2007-January 20, 2008 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection Marking the first exhibition in the United States devoted exclusively to Antonio Mancini, one of the most prominent Italian painters of the late nineteenth century, this exhibition highlights a unique group of paintings and pastels that recently entered the Museum's collections as a gift from the estate of the American art collector and dealer Vance N. Jordan. Additional paintings complement and provide context for the Museum’s acquisitions.
2007 Costumes and Textiles: Recent Acquisitions from A to Z November 3, 2007-April 27, 2008 Costume and Textiles The inaugural installation in the Costume and Textiles Study Gallery features a selection of textiles, historic costume, and contemporary fashion acquired by the Museum during the past decade. Illustrating the encyclopedic nature of the costume and textiles collection, the objects on view include works of amazing beauty and rarity, examples of exquisite workmanship and design, items of historic significance—and sometimes the unexpected.
2007 Precious Possessions: The American Craft Collection November 3, 2007-October 26, 2008 American Art Precious Possessions celebrates the breadth of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s American craft collection, with its luxurious works of art in glass, metal, clay, fiber, and wood. The objects on view demonstrate the Museum’s early commitment to contemporary craft and encompass a wide range of highlights from the collection: old favorites that have not been displayed for some time and several works that are making their first appearance in the galleries.
2007 Live Cinema/The Return of the Image: Video from Central Asia November 16, 2007-February 17, 2008 Modern and Contemporary Art This survey of video works by contemporary artists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan, Live Cinema/The Return of the Image: Video from Central Asia, explores recent developments in the artistic production of a region currently underrepresented in the international art world.
2007 Cornucopia: Recent Acquisitions in Japanese Art November 24, 2007-November 16, 2008 East Asian Art Showcasing a variety of objects that celebrate the Museum's steadily growing collection of Japanese art, this exhibition features paintings, a display of lacquer vessels, and a selection of contemporary works of art.
2007 Imagining Cathay: 18th and Early 19th Century Chinoiserie Textiles and Embroideries from the Collection December 8, 2007-December 2008 Costume and Textiles For Europeans during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, China—or Cathay as it was sometimes called—was a magical place. This exhibition includes nine Chinoiserie textiles and embroideries from the Museum's outstanding collection.
2007 Notations/William Kentridge: Tapestries December 12, 2007-April 6, 2008 Modern and Contemporary Art With work encompassing drawing, video, sculpture and theater, William Kentridge has become one of the strongest artistic voices to emerge in post-apartheid South Africa. This exhibition, part of the Museum's ongoing "Notations" series, showcases a group of tapestries from a series conceived by Kentridge and executed under his artistic direction between 2001 and 2007. Additional works on view include etchings, bronze sculptures, and drawings.
2007 A Flute in the Forest: Tales of Young Krishna December 22, 2007-June 1, 2008 Indian and Himalayan Art This exhibition draws together 25 paintings from the Museum's collections as well as sculpture, textiles, and ritual arts that depict the beloved young god Krishna who, for many Hindus, is the ultimate deity, as well as an avatar of Vishnu.
2007 Marvels of the Malla Period: A Nepalese Renaissance 1200-1603 December 22, 2007-December 7, 2008 Indian and Himalayan Art In this exhibition, the Museum presents masterpieces from its outstanding collection of rarely seen Malla Period art. Vibrant Buddhist ritual paintings burst with energy, a marvelous goddess coyly dances, and golden Hindu and Buddhist sculptures regally invite adoration.
2008 American Folk Painting from the Collection January 12, 2008-March 23, 2008;
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2008 Fragile Demon: Juan Soriano in Mexico, 1935-1950 February 16, 2008-May 11, 2008 Modern and Contemporary Art This is the first U.S. exhibition in a major museum to focus on the early work of Juan Soriano, a pivotal painter in the history of modern Mexican art. Soriano has been cited as a bridge between the Mexican School of realistic painting of the 1930s and 1940s and the internationalist avant-garde trends of mid-century.
2008 Juan Soriano in Context February 16, 2008-May 11, 2008 Modern and Contemporary Art
2008 Renaissance Lombardy in the John G. Johnson Collection February 16, 2008-November 23, 2008 European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection Drawing from the John G. Johnson’s rich collections in Italian Renaissance painting, which included every region of Italy, this installation consists of 10 rare paintings from late fifteenth and early sixteenth-century Lombardy of which Milan was the capital.
2008 Frida Kahlo February 20, 2008-May 18, 2008 Modern and Contemporary Art Organized in celebration of the centenary of the artist's birth, this exhibition of over 40 paintings focuses on Frida Kahlo's extraordinary self-portraits. Also on view are portraits and still-life paintings, in which Kahlo projects her passions, both personal and political, onto other people's likenesses or everyday objects.
2008 Frida Kahlo in Context February 20, 2008-May 18, 2008 Modern and Contemporary Art
2008 Transcending the Literal: Photographs by Ansel Adams from the Collection March 1, 2008-August 17, 2008 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs More than 20 years after his death, Ansel Adams (1902–1984) remains one of the world’s most beloved and widely exhibited American photographers. Comprised of more than 40 photographs selected from the Museum’s extensive holdings of the artist’s work, this exhibition focuses on Adams’s less-familiar landscape images in order to demonstrate his innate understanding of graphic form and balanced design.
2008 Colonial Philadelphia Porcelain: The Art of Bonnin and Morris March 8, 2008-June 1, 2008 American Art In this landmark exhibition, the 19 known surviving examples of soft-paste porcelain made at Philadelphia’s American China Manufactory between 1770 and 1772 and commonly referred to by the names of the proprietors, Bonnin and Morris, are being brought together for the first time.
2008 Turned and Thrown: English Pottery 1660-1820 March 29, 2008-July 27, 2008 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture These exceptional objects celebrate the inventiveness and ingenuity of anonymous potters active in England from the end of the seventeenth century to the early decades of the nineteenth century.
2008 Emerging to Established: 25 Years of the Center for Emerging Visual Arts April 5, 2008-July 6, 2008 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Organized to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of a dynamic Philadelphia arts institution—the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA)—this exhibition presents a varied and accomplished selection of works on paper by twenty-five artists.
2008 Live Cinema/Carlos Amorales: Four Animations, Five Drawings, and a Plague April 11, 2008-July 13, 2008 Modern and Contemporary Art Over the last decade, Carlos Amorales has developed a unique visual vocabulary that he has used and reused, both alone and in collaboration with other artists, in mediums ranging from drawing and animation to installation and performance.
2008 Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan April 26, 2008-July 20, 2008 Costume and Textiles The Japanese kimono is celebrated worldwide for its elegant, distinctive silhouette. Though quintessentially Japanese, the kimono form has influenced fashion designers around the globe. This exhibition features kimono created in the early to mid-twentieth century, one of the most dynamic periods in the history of Japan's national costume.
2008 Notations: Gilbert and George May 2, 2008-November 2, 2008 Modern and Contemporary Art From the outset of their joint career, Gilbert and George explored and redefined picture making while bridging the gap between art and life.
2008 Hello! Fashion: Kansai Yamamoto, 1971-1973 May 24, 2008-August 2009 Costume and Textiles Kansai Yamamoto is one of the founding fathers of Japanese contemporary fashion. Best known for his work during the 1970s and 1980s, his avant-garde designs are inspired by the colorful Azuchi-Momoyama period (1568-1600) and traditional Kabuki theatre. The exuberant Pop-like quality of his work contrasts with what is today associated with Japanese fashion, Zen-like simplicity and deconstructed silhouettes.
2008 Curious and Commonplace: European Popular Prints of the 1800s May 31, 2008-August 24, 2008 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition of more than eighty works selected from the Museum’s rich collection of popular prints invites the public to enter a forgotten world of fantastic and familiar imagery.
2008 Multiple Modernities: India, 1905-2005 June 14, 2008-December 7, 2008 Indian and Himalayan Art This exhibition brings together over twenty-five drawings, prints, and watercolor paintings to explore “contemporary” art on the Indian subcontinent over the past century, a period that witnessed dramatic social and artistic transformations
2008 Rhythms of India: The Art of Nandalal Bose (1882-1966) June 27, 2008-September 1, 2008 Indian and Himalayan Art This is the first exhibition to travel outside of Asia showcasing the exquisite and historically groundbreaking work of Nandalal Bose, a major artist who has been called "the father of Indian modernism" and one of the "patriarchs of India’s cultural revival."
2008 The Fix on Colonial Philadelphia Furniture: A Secret Guide to Cabinetmakers’ Prices July 3, 2008-February 22, 2009 American Art In 1772, a group of Philadelphia master cabinetmakers published Prices of Cabinet and Chair Work, a 36-page book listing furniture forms and their decorative variations, retail prices for furniture in mahogany and walnut, and the wages to be paid to the journeymen who made the furniture. This exhibition features furniture that is delineated in the book of prices, including three large case pieces with the three types of tops, or "heads", from least expensive to most expensive: flat, pitch pediment, and scroll pediment.
2008 Calder Jewelry July 12, 2008-November 2, 2008 American Art This exhibition focuses on the jewelry of artist Alexander Calder (1898–1976), which functions as sculpture on a small scale while retaining the linear yet three-dimensional aspect of the monumental mobiles for which he is known.
2008 American Folk Painting from the Collection July 19, 2008-December 2008 American Art The paintings in this exhibition illustrate the diverse practice of folk artists working in the northeastern United States during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The selection demonstrates the array of individual styles inspired by different creative environments outside the "academic" art world, from the professional painter trained in a commercial workshop to the self-taught artist or amateur.
2008 Philadelphia Treasures: Eakins's "Gross Clinic" and Saint-Gaudens's "Angel of Purity" August 2, 2008-July 19, 2009 American Art The Museum welcomes two masterpieces made for Philadelphia by two of nineteenth-century America’s finest artists, Thomas Eakins and Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Close contemporaries and friends, they both trained in Paris and traveled in Europe before returning to the United States about 1870 to begin distinguished careers. Sharing a belief in the expressive power of the human body as a subject for modern painting and sculpture, they developed different styles.
2008 Quilt Stories: The Ella King Torrey Collection of African American Quilts and Other Recent Quilt Acquisitions August 16, 2008-March 1, 2009 Costume and Textiles This exhibition includes thirteen examples by leading Southern quilt makers. The collection was formed between 1981 and 1983 while Ms. Torrey was conducting fieldwork on African American quilt-making with Maud Southwell Wahlman.
2008 Pictured in Blue and White: English Ceramics of the Nineteenth Century August 31, 2008-June 15, 2009 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture Among the some thirty pieces in this installation are a number with views of Philadelphia landmarks including the Dam and Water Works on the Schuylkill River, the Bank of the United States and the Philadelphia Library Company building.
2008 Photo Mandalas: Bill Armstrong and Milan Fano Blatný September 6, 2008-February 1, 2009 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This visually bold exhibition of more than thirty photographs brings together two contemporary artists, Bill Armstrong and Milan Fano Blatný, whose work has been inspired by the ancient form of the mandala
2008 Linda Day Clark: The Gee’s Bend Photographs September 16, 2008-December 14, 2008 This installation features compelling images of the women of Gee's Bend and their life in rural Alabama, taken by visual artist Linda Day Clark.
2008 Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt September 16, 2008-December 14, 2008 Costume and Textiles This exhibition takes a fresh look at the quilting tradition in Gee’s Bend, Alabama, introducing new artists and new motifs in works ranging from the early twentieth century through 2005.
2008 Thomas Chambers (1808-1869): American Marine and Landscape Painter September 27, 2008-December 28, 2008 American Art The mysterious Thomas Chambers arrived in the United States from England in 1832, worked for three decades as a marine and landscape painter, and then disappeared after 1866, leaving behind a boldly expressive and puzzling body of work. This exhibition—the first major survey of Chambers’ work since his rediscovery in 1942—seeks to define his style, examine his sources, and investigate the popular audience for landscape and marine painting in the mid-nineteenth century.
2008 Heroism and Treachery: Paintings from the Safavid and Mughal Empires October 1, 2008-June 28, 2009 Indian and Himalayan Art What makes a king or noble honorable? How does a hero act? The seven illustrations in this exhibition come from manuscripts created in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries under the Safavid rulers of Iran (Persia) and the Mughals of India. Each demonstrates a feat of heroism or an act of justice befitting a good Islamic ruler.
2008 Live Cinema/Anita Sieff: Films October 3, 2008-January 4, 2009 Modern and Contemporary Art This installment of Live Cinema focuses on the video work of Italian artist Anita Sieff. Inspired by filmmakers such as Ingmar Bergman, Jean-Luc Godard, and Luchino Visconti, Sieff explores in non-linear narratives the interactions between disparate characters bestowed with allegorical qualities
2008 James Castle: A Retrospective October 14, 2008-January 4, 2009 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs James Castle: A Retrospective marks the first comprehensive museum exhibition of the work of James Castle, an artist who, despite undergoing no formal or conventional training, is especially admired for the unique homemade quality combined with an acute visual sensibility that characterizes his work.
2008 Cultural Convergence: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Craft November 1, 2008-April 19, 2009 American Art This exhibition highlights a selection of purchases, gifts, and bequests since the year 2000—a group so varied it encompasses the Museum’s departments of American Art, Costume and Textiles, East Asian Art, and European Decorative Arts.
2008 Frank O. Gehry: Design Process and the Lewis House November 8, 2008-April 5, 2009 European Decorative Arts and Sculpture This exhibition explores for the first time how a decade-long residential commission for Peter Lewis in Lyndhurst, Ohio (1985-1995), gave Frank Gehry a unique opportunity to experiment, and in the process, achieve the formal and technological breakthroughs that have made him one of the most influential architects of our time.
2008 Notations: The Closing Decade November 21, 2008-November 2009 Modern and Contemporary Art Arguably the last decade of the twentieth century started in 1989, with the fall of the Berlin Wall, and ended twelve years later, with the horrific attacks of September 2001. That extended decade witnessed some of the most profound and lasting transformation in society since the postwar period. This presentation of works from the Museum’s collection exemplifies the vast range of artistic practices during this time of profound transition, bringing together a diverse group of artists working in a variety of media.
2008 Willem Kalf and the Sumptuous Still Life in the John G. Johnson Collection November 28, 2008-June 5, 2010 European Painting John G. Johnson acquired many seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish still-life paintings, including three by Willem Kalf; an early kitchen scene and two of the later pronk, or sumptuous still lifes, for which Kalf is best known.
2008 The Art of Japanese Craft: 1875 to the Present December 6, 2008-October 18, 2009 East Asian Art This exhibition offers one of the first surveys of Japanese crafts in all their rich diversity of media and techniques through the entire 20th century, from Japan’s first forays on to the international stage of World’s Fairs to the heady internationalism of the 1920’s and 1930’s, to the dynamic creativity of the post-WW II period and to the present.
2008 Henri Matisse and Modern Art on the French Riviera December 13, 2008-November 1, 2009 Modern and Contemporary Art Including 42 works total, 35 paintings and 7 sculptures, from the Museum’s collection and local private collections, this year-long installation celebrates the French Riviera’s mythic allure for modern artists.
2008 Peaks of Faith: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas December 20, 2008-Fall 2009 Indian and Himalayan Art The masterpieces in this exhibition encompass nearly a millennium of art from across the Himalayan region (centered on Tibet and Nepal) and from neighboring areas under its cultural influence.
2008 The Privilege of Paint: Portraits from the Courts of India December 20, 2008-June 28, 2009 Indian and Himalayan Art During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the royal painting workshops of the Mughal emperors introduced to the Indian subcontinent a type of portraiture based on accurate renderings of physiognomy and individualized facial features. This new, more naturalistic manner of representing the human figure was at the same time highly idealized and formulaic.
2009 Andrew Wyeth: In Memoriam January 29, 2009-May 3, 2009 Modern and Contemporary Art A painter of profound imagination, skill, and staying power across seven turbulent decades, the late Andrew Wyeth was both admired and criticized for the tenacity of his realist approach and the unabashed emotion in his paintings. He produced some of the most famous and haunting images of the twentieth century. Celebrating Wyeth’s extraordinary life and work, this installation consists of two paintings and seven drawings.
2009 Grand Scale: Monumental Prints in the Age of Dürer and Titian January 31, 2009-April 26, 2009 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Grand Scale assembles more than forty oversize and multi-part woodcuts and engravings from United States collections. Except for an exhibition of giant Renaissance woodcuts in the 1970s, this is the first exhibition in more than 100 years to explore the origins of this genre in printmaking with works by some of the most important artists and printmakers of their day.
2009 An Enduring Motif: The Pomegranate in Textiles February 21, 2009-June 20, 2010 Costume and Textiles Artists have been inspired by the inner and outer beauty of the pomegranate since biblical times. The objects on view in this exhibition represent a cross-section of textiles from the Museum’s collection that feature this richly symbolic fruit.
2009 Cézanne and Beyond February 26, 2009-May 31, 2009 European Painting and Modern and Contemporary Art This exhibition explores the vital role of Paul Cézanne in the history of modernism and as an extraordinarily rich resource for artists into the twenty-first century.
2009 Daidō Moriyama: Tokyo Photographs February 28, 2009-August 23, 2009 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Daidō Moriyama is one of the most important and exciting Japanese photographers of our time, having made prolific, often experimental pictures of modern urban life since the 1960s. This exhibition showcases a group of approximately 45 photographs made in and around Tokyo in the 1980s, when Moriyama focused his mature aesthetic on the city with renewed intensity.
2009 Stories and Images in East Asian Art March 12, 2009-February 24, 2010 East Asian Art Drawn from the Museum's collection, this exhibition features Korean screen paintings with auspicious Chinese narratives juxtaposed with the Chinese ceramics of the Qing dynasty (1616–1912) that are decorated with the similar themes.
2009 Arts of Bengal: Town, Temple, Mosque March 13, 2010-September 19, 2010 Indian and Himalayan Art The cities and towns of Bengal (modern Bangladesh and parts of eastern India) have long functioned as hubs of commerce, religious activity, and the arts where professional painters, potters, weavers, and sculptors catered to diverse audiences. Through works from the Museum’s collections, this exhibition explores the rich texture of the “sacred” and the “mundane” in Bengal’s cities from the eighteenth to mid-twentieth centuries.
2009 Live Cinema/Tim Hyde: Building in Reverse March 20, 2009 - June 21, 2009 Modern and Contemporary Art Live Cinema/Tim Hyde focuses on the work of the Brooklyn-based artist whose video and photographic practice investigates the relationship between architecture, temporality and visuality. Taking the architectural urban context as a point of departure, Hyde strives to capture the inconspicuous changes in its details as well as the place it holds in the mental landscape of its inhabitants.
2009 Richard Schultz: Five Decades of Design April 5, 2009-August 23, 2009 In this exhibition, several works created over half a century by legendary outdoor furniture designer Richard Schultz are being presented by Collab and the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the Perelman Building's Cafe Terrace.
2009 Something to Wear: Fashion in Print 1850-1925 April 11, 2009-August 15, 2009 Library The fashion industry during 1850-1925 was a period of tremendous change and innovation. This exhibition, designed to complement Shopping in Paris: French Fashion 1850–1925, explores the world of fashion and consumer culture through printed publications. On display are books, periodicals, department store souvenirs, trade catalogs, and fashion plates from the Library’s collection of fashion-related material.
2009 Shopping in Paris: French Fashion 1850–1925 April 11, 2009-November 1, 2009 Costume and Textiles The glamorous and cutting-edge fashions created in Paris have always inspired American dress. This exhibition explores the American experience abroad between 1850 and 1925. Such luxurious designs as the House of Worth and the classic elegance of Lanvin are being paired with American fashions based on these Parisian prototypes.
2009 A Director’s Vision: The Legacy of Anne d’Harnoncourt April 25, 2009-July 19, 2009 Anne d’Harnoncourt (1943–2008), the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s late and beloved Director who served the Museum and its audiences for four historic and transforming decades, reveled in the art of all ages and cultures. This exhibition celebrates Anne, her passion for art, and her drive to share creativity’s treasures with all.
2009 Wrought and Crafted: Jewelry and Metalwork 1900–Present May 9, 2009-February 7, 2010 American Art Today, Philadelphia is home to many emerging and established metalsmiths who teach, create, and exhibit their work here and elsewhere. On display in this gallery are pieces by several significant Philadelphians—Olaf Skoogfors, Stanley Lechtzin, Jan Yager, Bruce Metcalf, and Sharon Church, to name just a few—as well as recognized artists from around the country.
2009 Visual Delight: Ornament and Pattern in Modern and Contemporary Design May 16, 2009-September 20, 2009 This exhibition, drawn primarily from the Museum’s modern and contemporary design collection, features some thirty objects dating from the mid-1960s to the present.
2009 A Taste for Modern: The Jeanne Rymer Collection of Twentieth-Century Chairs May 16, 2009-September 20, 2009 European Decorative Arts This installation of twenty-three chairs is selected from an important group given to the Museum in 2007 by Jeanne Rymer, a retired professor and head of the Interior Design Program at the University of Delaware.
2009 Skyscrapers: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs of the Early Twentieth Century June 6, 2009-November 12, 2009 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Icons of modernity and testaments to human achievement, skyscrapers rose to towering heights in major cities across the United States during the early decades of the twentieth century. More than fifty prints, drawings, and photographs chosen from the Museum’s collection demonstrate the many ways artists chose to portray the new giants in their landscape.
2009 Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens June 7, 2009-November 22, 2009 Modern and Contemporary Art *Location: Venice, Italy
Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens is the official United States representation for the 53rd International Art Exhibition—La Biennale di Venezia. A three-part presentation in Venice, Italy, Topological Gardens exhibits works by Bruce Nauman in the U.S. Pavilion of the Biennale’s Giardini, as well as in spaces located on the premises of two of the most highly esteemed academic institutions in the city.
2009 Spectacle: Photographs from the Collection June 18, 2009-September 7, 2009 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Comprising more than 40 photographs from the Museum’s collection, this exhibition explores the manner in which photographers from the nineteenth-century through the present day have documented spectacular scenes and events along with the curious spectators who observe them.
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2009 May Your Glass Be Ever Full: Drinking in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Europe July 5, 2009-Summer 2010 European Decorative Arts This installation, drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection, brings together objects employed in the service and consumption of alcoholic beverages.
2009 Ragas and Rajas: Musical Imagery of Courtly India July 11, 2009-February 28, 2010 Indian and Himalayan Art Members of India’s elite have long been great patrons of both music and the visual arts. This exhibition explores some of the ways court artists have sought to create a bridge between these two rich artistic traditions, by translating the aural qualities of music into a visible form.
2009 The Two Qalams: Islamic Arts of Pen and Brush July 11, 2009-September 19, 2010 Indian and Himalayan Art The Two Qalams explores the relationship between calligraphers and artists through five exemplary works of calligraphy, drawing, and painting dating from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries.
2009 Adventures in Modern Art: The Charles K. Williams II Collection July 12, 2009-September 13, 2009 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Drawn from the collection of Charles K. Williams II, a distinguished archaeologist and Director Emeritus of the Corinth Excavations of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, this exhibition includes approximately 100 paintings, sculptures, watercolors, and drawings from the early decades of the 20th century.
2009 Marcel Duchamp: Sources for Research August 15, 2009-November 7, 2009 Archives This exhibition features several manuscript collections and institutional records that support research on Marcel Duchamp.
2009 Marcel Duchamp: Étant donnés August 15, 2009-November 29, 2009 Modern and Contemporary Art Marcel Duchamp’s enigmatic assemblage Étant donnés: 1. La chute d’eau, 2. Le gaz d’éclairage (Given: 1. The Waterfall, 2. The Illuminating Gas) has been described by the artist Jasper Johns as “the strangest work of art in any museum.” Permanently installed at the Museum since 1969, this three-dimensional environmental tableau offers an unforgettable and untranslatable experience to those who peer through the two small holes in the solid wooden door.
2009 Jun Kaneko September 5, 2009-April 18, 2010 American Art Jun Kaneko, born in Nagoya, Japan in 1942, began his formal studies in art in the United States at the Chouinard Art Institute and continued at Berkeley and Claremont Graduate School. These four sculptures represent a larger body of work called the Mission Clay Project, which created a total of forty-one new sculptures. This project took three years to complete.
2009 Inspiring Fashion: Gifts from Designers Honoring Tom Marotta September 12, 2009-September 6, 2010 Costume and Textiles The diverse examples of contemporary special occasion and evening wear in this gallery, obtained through the auspices of Saks Fifth Avenue, are a welcome addition to the Museum’s outstanding collection of costume and textiles. These gifts showcase the individual designers’ creative flair and serve as a lasting tribute to the esteem and affection that Tom Marotta inspired.
2009 Isamu Noguchi at the Philadelphia Museum of Art September 14, 2009-August 16, 2010 Modern and Contemporary Art The inaugural installation in the Museum's new Sculpture Garden, Isamu Noguchi at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a fascinating selection of sculptures by an artist who had longstanding ties with the Museum and our late Director Anne d’Harnoncourt, and is represented in the collection by the extraordinary cast-bronze biomorphic Avatar.
2009 Common Ground: Eight Philadelphia Photographers in the 1960s and 1970s September 12, 2009-February 3, 2010 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Common Ground examines a critical period for the art of photography and for the Philadelphia art scene. In the 1960s, photographers including Emmet Gowin, Will Larson, and Ray K. Metzker, among the first generation of photographers trained in university art departments, all came to Philadelphia to teach in the city’s renowned art schools, bringing with them experimental approaches to the medium.
2009 Frederick Sommer Photographs October 3, 2009-January 3, 2010 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The first exhibition of Sommer’s work in Philadelphia since 1968, Frederick Sommer Photographs presents some forty images spanning the artist’s career, along with a small number of drawings and collages. Included is a rare suite of macabre yet poignant photographs the artist made in 1939 using chicken parts collected from his local butcher.
2009 Arshile Gorky in Context October 16, 2009-January 10, 2010 Modern and Contemporary Art This exhibition draws from the Museum’s extensive collections of modern art to place Gorky among European artists who inspired him, American artists whom he influenced, and expatriate Russian artists with whom he exhibited and worked while living in New York.
2009 Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective October 21, 2009-January 10, 2010 Modern and Contemporary Art Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective celebrates the extraordinary life and work of Arshile Gorky (c.1902-1948), a seminal figure in the movement toward abstraction that transformed American art. This exhibition, which includes about 178 works of art, surveys Gorky’s entire career from the early 1920s until his death by suicide in 1948.
2009 A Purer Taste of Forms and Ornaments: Josiah Wedgwood and the Antique October 24, 2009-March 14, 2010 European Decorative Arts In 1759, the young Josiah Wedgwood (1730–1795), who would become one of England’s most famous potters, established his first factory at the Ivy House Works in Burslem, England. A Purer Taste of Forms and Ornaments: Josiah Wedgwood and the Antique celebrates the 250th anniversary of this vastly influential factory and its extraordinary founder.
2009 Notations/Bruce Nauman: Days and Giorni November 21, 2009-April 4, 2010 Modern and Contemporary Art Days and Giorni, Nauman’s compelling sound installations recorded in two languages, English and Italian, have traveled from the 53rd International Art Exhibition (La Biennale de Veneziato) to Philadelphia.
2009 Notations/Bruce Nauman: Giorni November 21, 2009-May 31, 2010 Giorni, Bruce Nauman’s most recent sound installation, made its international debut in Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens, the official U.S. entry to the 53rd Venice Biennale organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in collaboration with the Università Iuav di Venezia and the Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia. The installation was produced in Venice in collaboration with students and staff members of these universities, some of whom participated in the recordings that would give voice to this work, a recitation of the days of the week in permutations enriched by the distinctive timbre of the Italian language. The resulting installation becomes an experiment in rhythm, cadence, and progression.
2009 Marcel Wanders: Daydreams November 22, 2009-June 13, 2010 European Decorative Arts The visionary and revolutionary Dutch designer Marcel Wanders (born 1963) is creating for the Museum a dreamlike, multimedia installation of objects personally selected by the artist to represent pivotal points in his extraordinary career. Using shifting video images, lighting, and sound to illuminate the development of his boldly inventive body of work, Wanders provides the visitor with a unique visual and sensory experience dramatizing the evolution of his designs over the past twenty years.
2009 Arts of Bengal: Wives, Mothers, Goddesses November 25, 2009-September 19, 2010 Indian and Himalayan Art Bengal (modern Bangladesh and eastern India) is a lush region of lotus pools, fish-filled rivers, and tiger-haunted forests punctuated by rice and banana fields, rural villages, and teeming cities. The domestic arts made by and for Bengali women during the 19th and 20th centuries include intricate embroidered quilts called kanthas, vibrant ritual paintings, and fish-shaped caskets and other implements created in resin-thread technique.
2009 Kantha: The Embroidered Quilts of Bengal from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz and the Stella Kramrisch Collections December 12, 2009-July 25, 2010 Indian and Himalayan Art Stitching kanthas was an art practiced by women across Bengal, a region today comprising the nation of Bangladesh and the state of West Bengal, India. Lovingly created from the remnants of worn garments, kanthas are embroidered with motifs and tales drawn from a rich local repertoire and used especially in the celebration of births, weddings, and other family occasions. This exhibition presents some forty superb examples created during the nineteenth century and first half of the twentieth century.
2009 Cai Guo-Qiang: Fallen Blossoms December 11, 2009-March 21, 2010 Modern and Contemporary Art Cai Guo-Qiang: Fallen Blossoms is the result of a close collaboration between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Conceived as an homage to the late Anne d’Harnoncourt, former director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the exhibition gracefully addresses time’s passing and the role that memory and memorials play in attending to the past.
2009 Hans Memling’s Virgin Nursing the Christ Child and the Early Netherlandish Tondo December 19, 2009-March 14, 2010 European Painting This exhibition brings together for the first time the two surviving tondos by the great Flemish master Hans Memling (c.1433 – 1494). These small round oil paintings of the Virgin Mary nursing the infant Jesus are peculiarly personal and affective devotional objects that could be held in the hand or hung on a wall.
2009 The Montiers of Philadelphia December 30, 2009-Spring 2011 American Art The earliest surviving portraits of an African American couple, Hiram and Elizabeth Brown Montier, provide a first-person perspective on their lives in nineteenth-century Philadelphia. On public view for the first time while on long-term loan to the Museum, the portraits invite special consideration as documents of marriage and family life within the city’s free African American community.
2010 Pleasures and Pastimes in Japanese Art January 9, 2010-January 2011 East Asian Art From classical Noh theater to poetry competitions to the joys of fishing, the pleasures and pastimes depicted in Japanese art are many and varied. This exhibition features masks and gorgeous costumes of the Noh theater as well as libretti and musical instruments that accompany the Noh performances.
2010 PHILAGRAFIKA 2010: The Graphic Unconscious―Works by Oscar Muñoz and Tabaimo January 29, 2010-April 11, 2010 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The vital role of the printed image in contemporary art is the focus of the international festival, PHILAGRAFIKA 2010, to be held throughout the city of Philadelphia January 29 through April 11, 2010. The core exhibition of the festival, PHILAGRAFIKA 2010: The Graphic Unconscious, will be shown across five venues, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Museum will display installations by two artists, the Japanese artist Tabaimo (b. 1975) and the Colombian artist Óscar Muñoz (b. 1951), that explore the translation of printmaking into other mediums and expand the conceptual boundaries of printmaking.
2010 Picasso in Context February 24, 2010-April 25, 2010 Modern and Contemporary Art This exhibition, held in conjunction with Picasso and the Avant Garde in Paris, explores American Modernism through artists such as Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, and Georgia O’Keeffe. A selection of American photographer Paul Strand's portraits of Picasso and Georges Braque are also on view.
2010 Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris February 24, 2010-May 2, 2010 Modern and Contemporary Art Internationally recognized as one of the most innovative and influential artists of the twentieth century, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) was at his most ferociously inventive between 1905 and 1945. Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris surveys his work during these crucial decades, when he transformed the history of art through his innate virtuosity and protean creativity.
2010 The Platinum Process: Photographs from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century February 27, 2010-May 23, 2010 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs An exhibition of some 75 works dating from the late nineteenth century to the present, The Platinum Process showcases a selection of outstanding platinum prints drawn from the Museum’s collection. Highlights include photographs by early masters of the platinum process including Frederick H. Evans and Paul Strand, as well as works by skilled contemporary practitioners such as Lois Conner.
2010 Informed by Fire: Highlights of American Ceramics March 6, 2010-July 13, 2011 American Art Clay used in artistic expression dates back to the dawn of civilization. In the past three centuries, artists from the United States have contributed to this rich ceramic tradition with vibrant, original and intelligent expressions in clay. Varied forms, surface decoration, use of glaze for color combined with science and skill shows the full breadth of possibilities as demonstrated by this selection of ceramics from the Museum's collection.
2010 Celebrating Picasso March 9, 2010-June 14, 2010 Library The Philadelphia Museum of Art was among the first U.S. museums to own a Picasso when it acquired the 1906 painting Woman with Loaves in 1931. This installation shows how, after bringing the work of Picasso into its collection, the Philadelphia Museum of Art introduced his art to its audience for both enjoyment and scholarship.
2010 Flora and Fauna in Korean Art March 13, 2010-Spring 2011 East Asian Art Drawn from the Museum's permanent collection, this exhibition features approximately 50 objects depicting symbolic interpretations of particular plants and animals—from mythical creatures such as dragons and phoenixes to the four friends; plums, orchids, chrysanthemums, and bamboo.
2010 Railways of Hope and Fear: Selections from the Fernberger Print Collection March 17, 2010-June 30, 2010 The steam locomotive shaped the American landscape by expanding the nation’s borders, energizing trade, and promising to unite communities in the aftermath of the Civil War. A recent gift from Kathy and Ted Fernberger, this installation of colored lithographs published by Currier & Ives examines the nineteenth-century fascination with trains and travel while addressing the dangers of new technology in modern life.
2010 Interactions in Clay: Contemporary Explorations of the Collection March 31, 2010-July 11, 2010 American Art Interactions in Clay involves four artists who have been commissioned to create new artworks in response to the collection at The Philadelphia Museum of Art. The artists, Ann Agee, Walter McConnell, Paul Sacaridiz, and Betty Woodman, will interact with historical work and spaces in order to discover new meanings and formal strategies in different galleries throughout the Museum's main building
2010 Art in Revolutionary Philadelphia April 17, 2010-April 3, 2011 American Art As the political climate in Philadelphia grew increasingly charged throughout the 1770s, art became currency. This presentation allows Museum visitors to see the featured works of art through the lens of a truly seminal period in American history—to consider the unexpected roles art played in the lives of individuals and families during the American Revolution.
2010 Visions of Venice: Eighteenth-Century Prints from the Collection April 24, 2010-July 18, 2010 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The exhibition surveys the broad range of Venetian print production, featuring over 70 works by artists such as Canaletto, Marco Ricci, Giovanni Battista and Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, and Pietro Longhi, along with a small selection of drawings and paintings by notable Venetian masters.
2010 Notations/Forms of Contingency: New York and Turin, 1960s-1970s April 24, 2010-September 26, 2010 In collaboration with the Sonnabend Collection, New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Notations/Forms of Contingency: New York and Turin, 1960s-1970s, an installation charting the changing attitudes toward sculptural practice in a formative period that marked the shift from the severe geometry of Minimalism to the unbounded, eccentric, elemental, energetic, and expressive forms of Post-Minimalism and Arte Povera.
2010 Live Cinema/Histories in Motion: Jennifer Levonian, Martha Colburn, Joshua Mosley April 30, 2010-July 25, 2010 Modern and Contemporary Art Histories in Motion presents new animations by three young artists who infuse their work with personal reflections on contemporary life and its complex dynamics. Characterized by a critical engagement with the world at large, their films are representative of a generation for whom the moving image and its cinematic qualities have become the prevailing form of expression.
2010 Water Work May 15, 2010-July 18, 2010 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition features images in which water is the principal theme, highlighted in a selection of modern and contemporary prints, drawings, and photographs from the permanent collection. Included are works on paper by Ed Ruscha, Roni Horn, Robert Moskowitz, Vija Celmins, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Ellsworth Kelly, and Georgia O’Keeffe.
2010 David Teniers’s Theatrum Pictorium and the John G. Johnson Collection June 12, 2010-January 2011 European Painting In 1660, the Antwerp artist and court painter David Teniers II (1610–1690) published the Theatrum Pictorium, the first illustrated printed catalogue of a major paintings collection. This opulent book contained etchings that reproduced 243 paintings in the collection of Archduke Leopold Wilhelm, the governor of the Southern Netherlands. The selection of paintings highlighted the archduke’s sixteenth-century Venetian masterpieces, largely acquired from the estate of the Duke of Hamilton, who had perished in the English Civil Wars (1642–51).
2010 Revisiting the Centennial: Resources from the Library and Archives June 14, 2010-December 2010 Library and Archives The invaluable resources in this exhibition--including books, pamphlets, scrapbooks, and ephemera--document an extraordinary civic event as well as the broader aesthetic and manufacturing forces at work in the Victorian era, which drove considerable social and economic change both here and abroad.
2010 Late Renoir June 17, 2010-September 6, 2010 European Painting Late Renoir follows the renowned painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir through the final—and most fertile and innovative—decades of his career. At the height of his creative powers and looking toward posterity, Renoir created art that was timeless, enticing, and worthy of comparison to the greatest of the old masters, such as Raphael, Titian, and Rubens.
2010 Plain Beauty: Korean White Porcelain/Photographs by Bohnchang Koo June 19, 2010-September 26, 2010 East Asian Art Plain Beauty brings together exquisite porcelains made in Korea during the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), Joseon-inspired ceramics by contemporary artists, and large-scale photographs by Bohnchang Koo (Korean, born 1953).
2010 To Love, Honor, and Obey? Stories of Italian Renaissance Marriage Chests July 3, 2010-July 3, 2011 European Decorative Art In Renaissance Italy, betrothal and marriage were celebrated with a variety of events as well as commemorative works of art. Often elaborate, these objects marked the joining of a couple while symbolizing wealth and demonstrating alliances between powerful families.
2010 Threaded Adornment: Four Centuries of English Embroidery July 10, 2010-July 31, 2011 Costume and Textiles This concise exhibition presents nine examples of English embroidery from the sixteenth through the nineteenth century, from opulent examples made for ecclesiastical and secular use, to embroideries used as subtle displays of wealth and status, to reflections of contemporary social and aesthetic developments.
2010 Hanging Around: Modern and Contemporary Lighting from the Permanent Collection July 17, 2010-October 10, 2010 European Decorative Art In the early twentieth century, with the introduction of electric light, designers began to focus on lighting fixtures, hanging lamps among them. Interest in lighting design experienced a particular surge in the decades after World War II, when many young artists, the American George Nelson among them, responded to a demand for fixtures that were both functional and modern in their aesthetic. Drawn from the Museum’s extensive collection of modern and contemporary design, this exhibition features some twenty hanging lamps.
2010 An Eakins Masterpiece Restored: Seeing The Gross Clinic Anew July 23, 2010-January 9, 2011 American Art and Conservation Acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2007 after a stirring public campaign to keep the painting in Philadelphia, Thomas Eakins’s masterpiece, Portrait of Dr. Samuel D. Gross (The Gross Clinic) of 1875, has been cleaned and restored for the first time in almost fifty years. The painting emerges from the conservation studio as the centerpiece of this exhibition, which throws new light on a work acclaimed as the greatest American painting of the nineteenth century.
2010 Porcelain for the Emperor: Chinese Ceramics of the Kangxi Reign (1662–1722) August 7, 2010-September 5, 2011 East Asian Art The Kangxi emperor, who ruled China from 1662 to 1722, was a connoisseur of the arts who took a particular interest in ceramics. In the 1680s, he ordered the reactivation of the imperial porcelain factory at Jingdezhen; by the end of his reign there were more than three thousand workshops producing wares for the imperial court as well as for China’s thriving domestic and export markets. Porcelain for the Emperor showcases the extraordinary technical and aesthetic achievements of the Kangxi-era potters.
2010 Picturing the West: Yokohama Prints 1859–1870s August 28, 2010-November 14, 2010 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The landscapes and scenes of Japanese life and culture depicted in ukiyo-e color woodcuts made in Japan in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are widely known and admired. Less familiar are the “Yokohama Prints” portraying Westerners who came to Japan after the island nation opened its borders to international trade in the late 1850s. Picturing the West showcases approximately ninety of the latter woodcuts, selected from the Museum’s extensive collection of nineteenth-century Japanese prints, that reflect the Japanese fascination with their newly arrived Western visitors and the transformation of Yokohama as a trade port.
2010 The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Photography Portfolio 2010 September 4, 2010-September 19, 2010 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art organized its 2010 Photography Portfolio Competition in recognition of photography’s broad significance as a contemporary art form, and to increase awareness of the Museum’s photography collection. The competition was designed to foster the discovery of new talent internationally.
2010 Desert Jewels: North African Jewelry and Photography from the Xavier Guerrand-Hermes Collection September 4, 2010-December 5, 2010 Costume and Textiles An exhibition of spectacular jewelry and historic photographs from Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Egypt, and Tunisia, Desert Jewels presents never-before-exhibited pieces of stunning North African jewelry and late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century photographs by some of the period’s most prominent photographers.
2010 Eakins on Paper: Drawings and Watercolors from the Collection September 4, 2010-December 19, 2010 American Art In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Philadelphia Sketch Club, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is placing on display ten rarely seen drawings and watercolors that survey the early work of Thomas Eakins (1844–1916), celebrated as one of the greatest draftsmen in the history of American art.
2010 Live Cinema/In the Round: Contemporary Art from the East Mediterranean September 17, 2010-February 13, 2011 Modern and Contemporary Art Live Cinema/In the Round features the works of Ziad Antar, Inci Eviner, Gülsün Karamustafa, Hassan Khan, Maha Maamoun, and Christodoulos Panayiotou, six artists from the Eastern Mediterranean who, in varying ways, explore how the moving image informs representations of reality. Responding to the 'live' reference used in the program title Live Cinema, video and sculptural works create a dialogue around the shift from the live performance of theatre to the suspension of reality of cinema.
2010 Tailoring Philadelphia: Tradition and Innovation in Menswear October 2, 2010-October 16, 2011 Costume and Textiles Drawn from the Museum’s rich collection of menswear, this exhibition focuses on one of Philadelphia’s most important industries in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: tailoring. Francis Toscani (1915–1973), one of the city’s most successful tailors, is featured, with over fifteen of the designer’s innovative garments on view.
2010 A Glimpse of Paradise: Gold in Islamic Art October 9, 2010-April 2011 Indian and Himalayan Art A Glimpse of Paradise explores the unique status of gold in Islam through a small group of objects drawn from the Museum’s collection. The diverse selection includes a fourteenthcentury Qur’an folio from Central Asia or Turkey with gold decoration added in India and a resplendent eagle-shaped pendant made in Iran during the nineteenth century. As these works show, gold was put to multiple uses in the arts of Islam, serving both as a sign of the divine and as an ornament for earthly pleasure.
2010 Monumental “Miniatures”: Large-scale Paintings from India October 9, 2010-April 2011 Indian and Himalayan Art Drawing from the Museum’s collection, Monumental "Miniatures" features a selection of paintings dating from the fifteenth through twentieth centuries. With highlights including an elaborate storytelling scroll from the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and a sumptuous depiction of Krishna and his beloved, Radha, from Kishangarh in the western state of Rajasthan, this exhibition explores the great regional and thematic diversity of India’s tradition of largescale painting.
2010 Mark Cohen: Strange Evidence October 23, 2010-March 13, 2011 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition surveys a select group of some fifty of Mark Cohen’s black-and-white and color photographs made over the past forty years. Together, these pictures chart the transformations that have happened in cities such as Scranton and Wilkes-Barre in those decades, demonstrating that even the most subjective photographs can reveal historical truths.
2010 Michelangelo Pistoletto: From One to Many, 1956–1974 November 2, 2010-January 17, 2011 Modern and Contemporary Art Michelangelo Pistoletto (Italian, born 1933) is widely recognized in Europe as one of its most influential contemporary artists and is increasingly gaining recognition in the United States. As the artist’s first focused survey in the U.S. in more than two decades, Michelangelo Pistoletto: From One to Many, 1956–1974 places Pistoletto’s work in the context of the postwar sociocultural transformations of Italy, Western Europe, and North America while also exploring its relationship to Pop, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art.
2010 Michelangelo Pistoletto: Cittadellarte November 2, 2010-January 17, 2011 Modern and Contemporary Art This exhibition presents Michelangelo Pistoletto’s current work from his interdisciplinary laboratory, Cittadellarte—the name of which implies both a fortified enclave and a city of art. Examples of Pistoletto’s tables in the shapes of seas from across the globe will be on view. These “mediterranean” tables metaphorically represent the spaces that exist in the “middle of land,” places whose in-between character provides a conceptual platform for conversation and exchange across cultures.
2010 Alessi: Ethical and Radical November 21, 2010-April 10, 2011 European Decorative Arts Alessi is widely regarded as the world’s most innovative and influential maker of kitchen utensils, or in the company’s parlance, “house-hold objects.” Alessi: Ethical and Radical presents the company’s history in objects while exploring ecological concerns, new technologies, and other themes.
2010 Virtues and Vices: Moralizing Prints in the Low Countries, 1550–1600 December 11, 2010-February 27, 2011 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition brings together a group of lively moralizing prints created between 1550 and 1600 in Antwerp and Haarlem, the two major print-publishing centers in the Low Countries. Both sobering and satirical, prints of this type were popular best-sellers, offering both moral instruction and visual delight to a newly expanded audience of educated Dutch and Flemish consumers.
2010 A Royal Passion: Meissen and Asian Porcelain from Augustus the Strong’s Japanese Palace December 18, 2010-April 3, 2011 European Decorative Arts A Royal Passion, which celebrates the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Meissen factory, features nineteen pieces of porcelain from the Japanese Palace collection and highlights a pair of goats from the Museum’s permanent collection that was originally intended for Augustus’s porcelain menagerie.
2011 The Peacock Male: Exuberance and Extremes in Masculine Dress January 22, 2011-September 18, 2011 Costume and Textiles Men’s apparel is often thought of as staid and restrained, especially when compared to feminine fashions. Until the late eighteenth century, however, elite men flaunted their social position with rich fabrics and ornamentation. After men generally adopted somber suits, colorful accessories could add spice, and more ostentatious masculine flash and flair was sometimes permissible. The Peacock Male, drawn from the Museum’s collection of Western fashion, examines three hundred years of men’s sartorial display.
2011 George Inness in Italy February 19, 2011-May 15, 2011 American Art A canonical figure in American painting, George Inness (1825–1894) is widely admired as the pioneer of the evocative aesthetic known as Tonalism, which is distinguished by soft focus and diaphanous layers of paint. This is the first exhibition to examine the artist’s two Italian sojourns (1851–52 and 1870–74) and their formative impact on his work. Italy—its art and its landscape—offered Inness a font of inspiration as he developed his own unique artistic vision.
2011 Notations/Everyday Disturbances February 25, 2011-July 7, 2012 Modern and Contemporary Art From the banal to the bizarre, the real to the surreal, and the readily recognizable to the seductively ambiguous, the works in Notations/Everyday Disturbances survey the tensions, or disturbances, that arise out of a collective and subversive reimagining of the world as we know it.
2011 Paris Through the Window: Marc Chagall and His Circle March 1, 2011-July 10, 2011 Modern and Contemporary Art As a symbol of culture, freedom, and modernity, the city of Paris held a magnetic attraction for artists from Eastern Europe during the early decades of the twentieth century. The exhibition will focus in particular on the paintings that Marc Chagall made between 1910 and 1920, including the artist’s early masterpiece Half-Past Three (The Poet), of 1911, which has long been considered one of the great treasures of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
2011 Roberto Capucci: Art into Fashion March 16, 2011-June 5, 2011 Costume and Textiles Italian fashion designer and artist Roberto Capucci (born 1930) is revered by contemporary designers for his innovative silhouettes and masterful use of form, color, and materials. This exhibition—featuring over eighty works, as well as original drawings and sketches—will be the first survey of his work in the United States.
2011 Health for Sale: Posters from the William H. Helfand Collection April 1, 2011-July 31, 2011 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs In the mid 1950s, William H. Helfand began to collect prints with medical subjects, gradually moving his focus from fine to popular art. Over four decades, he has donated more than one thousand posters, prints, and ephemera to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This exhibition presents some fifty of the nearly two hundred posters in this collection.
2011 Unsettled: Photography and Politics in Contemporary Art April 9, 2011-September 19, 2011 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Unsettled: Photography and Politics in Contemporary Art presents work by nine artists who used photography to address some of the most controversial political and social issues of the late 1970s through the early 1990s, including feminism, racism, the AIDS crisis, and gay activism.
2011 Collab: Four Decades of Giving Modern and Contemporary Design May 21, 2011-October 21, 2012 European Decorative Arts This exhibition highlights Collab’s gifts from the last four decades, celebrating the organization’s contributions to the Museum as well as presenting a chronological overview of modern and contemporary design in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
2011 Romancing the West: Alfred Jacob Miller in the Bank of America Collection June 4, 2011-September 18, 2011 American Art Baltimore native Alfred Jacob Miller (1810–1874), one of the first American artists to paint the Far West, is best remembered for his vivid chronicles of the Western fur trade and his romanticized depictions of mountain men, American Indian subjects, exotic wildlife, and the region’s stunning topography.
2011 Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus August 3, 2011-October 30, 2011 European Painting This exhibition reunites, for the first time since 1656, seven paintings of Jesus by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn. Abandoning traditional sources, Rembrandt created these exceedingly rare portraits of Christ with the use of a human model--a step which was totally unprecedented at the time. In viewing them today, visitors are presented with a number of religious, historic, and artistic questions to ponder.
2011 Here and Now: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs by Ten Philadelphia Artists September 10, 2011-December 4, 2011 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The works featured in this exhibition are a lively, arresting, and timely celebration of ten Philadelphia artists, ranging in age from 25 to 50, who are currently making art on paper.
2011 Zaha Hadid: Form in Motion September 20, 2011-March 25, 2012 European Decorative Arts Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid, who in 2004 became the first female recipient of the renowned Pritzker Architecture Prize, has thoroughly advanced the vocabulary of contemporary architecture and design. For this exhibition, Hadid has created a sculptural environment for a selection of her recent furniture, decorative art, jewelry, and footwear innovations.
2011 Live Cinema/Peripheral Stages: Mohamed Bourouissa and Tobias Zielony October 15, 2011-January 16, 2012 Modern and Contemporary Art In Live Cinema/Peripheral Stages, the latest Live Cinema exhibition, the condition of social marginality and urban decay is explored through the video and photography work of two contemporary artists: Mohamed Bourouissa and Tobias Zielony.
2011 Tristin Lowe: Under the Influence October 22, 2011-January 29, 2012 Costume and Textiles Provocative, mysterious, and altogether otherworldly, Under the Influence features two interconnected works by Philadelphia artist Tristin Lowe--Lunacy, a giant rendering of the moon created in felt, and Visither I, a neon light sculpture. Both objects were commissioned by the Rhode Island School of Design’s Museum of Art in 2010, where they were first shown. This exhibition marks their Philadelphia debut
2011 Dutch Treat: A Glimpse of Holland’s Golden Age November 22, 2011-January 1, 2012 European Painting Continuing the Museum’s season of exhibitions devoted to the art and culture of the Netherlands, Dutch Treat offers visitors the rare opportunity to examine the work of one of the most accomplished painters of the Dutch Golden Age, Gerrit Dou (1613–1675), in depth.
2012 Zoe Strauss: Ten Years January 14, 2012-April 22, 2012 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Zoe Strauss: Ten Years is a mid-career retrospective of the acclaimed photographer’s work and the first critical assessment of her ten-year project to exhibit her photographs annually in a space beneath a section of Interstate-95 in South Philadelphia.
2012 Van Gogh Up Close February 1, 2012-May 6, 2012 European Painting Vincent van Gogh was an artist of exceptional intensity, not only in his use of color and exuberant application of paint, but also in his personal life. Drawn powerfully to nature, his works--particularly those created in the years just before he took his own life--engage the viewer with the strength of his emotions. This exhibition focuses on these tumultuous years, a period of feverish artistic experimentation that began when van Gogh left Antwerp for Paris in 1886 and continued until his death in Auvers in 1890.
2012 35mm: Photographs from the Collection February 11, 2012-June 3, 2012 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs From the first roll-film Leica in the 1920s to the familiar disposable cardboard Kodak, the handheld 35mm camera became a ubiquitous and indispensable photographic tool in the twentieth century.
2012 Secret Garden March 3, 2012-August 26, 2012 Costume and Textiles Three groundbreaking single sculptures, three leading contemporary artists: Secret Garden unites works in fiber by Ted Hallman, Sheila Hicks, and Jim Hodges.
2012 Cy Twombly: Sculptures April 14, 2012-May 27, 2013 Modern and Contemporary Art Taking cues from the Dada movement and from the work of Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti, Cy Twombly (American, 1928– 2011) created poetic objects whose serene white surfaces and allusive forms seem to recall remote worlds of myth and the ancient past. After reaching an indisputable maturity in his early sculpture, created from 1946 to 1959, Twombly returned to working in three dimensions in the mid-1970s and continued to cast new works up until his passing in 2011.
2012 Craft Spoken Here May 5, 2012-August 12, 2012 American Art Crafts were prominent among the first works of art to enter the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art when it was founded in 1876, and the Museum has continued to collect and exhibit crafts.
2012 The Art of German Stoneware May 5, 2012-August 5, 2012 European Decorative Arts From the fourteenth through eighteenth centuries, stoneware ceramics from Germanspeaking centers in modern-day Germany and the Low Countries were valued and widely traded throughout northern Europe. In the 1600s—the heyday of stoneware production—they found an enthusiastic market in colonial North America.
2012 Rockwell Kent—Voyager: An Artist’s Journey in Prints, Drawings, and Illustrated Books May 19, 2012-July 29, 2012 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Famous in his own time as a painter, author, arctic adventurer, and political activist, Rockwell Kent (1882–1971) left his most enduring legacy as a printmaker and illustrator of books. His bold and enigmatic images of mysterious, statuesque figures in spiritual communion with the natural world proved equally effective in corporate advertising campaigns and book projects alike.
2012 Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Dolls and Masks May 19, 2012-August 5, 2012 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Ralph Eugene Meatyard (American 1925–1972) is not a very familiar name in 20th-century photography, yet his impact on contemporary art, belatedly recognized, is significant. An optician in Lexington, Kentucky, Meatyard sustained a life-long interest in visual perception. Well read and deeply connected to a circle of poets and philosophers, he made photographs rich in literary allusion.
2012 Sol LeWitt: Lines in Four Directions in Flowers May 24, 2012-April 5, 2015 Modern and Contemporary Art In 1981, leading conceptual artist Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007) was invited by the Fairmount Park Art Association to propose a public artwork for a site in Fairmount Park. Installed thirty years after its conception, Lines in Four Directions in Flowers is a work of monumental scale, made up of more than 7,000 plantings arranged in strategically configured rows.
2012 Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse: Visions of Arcadia June 20, 2012-September 3, 2012 European Painting The theme of an earthly paradise, or Arcadia, has been popular in theater, poetry, music, and art since antiquity. This exhibition explores the theme in three such paintings of the time: Paul Gauguin’s Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (1898), Paul Cézanne’s The Large Bathers (1906), and Henri Matisse’s Bathers by a River (1909-17).
2012 Prom: Photographs by Mary Ellen Mark July 1, 2012-October 28, 2012 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Between 2006 and 2009, American photographer Mary Ellen Mark visited thirteen high school proms to create portraits of attendees with a 20-by-24-inch Polaroid Land Camera. Only five such cameras exist, and they make extraordinary and unique large-format prints
2012 Notations: Sean Scully July 28, 2012-July 14, 2013 Modern and Contemporary Art Sean Scully’s paintings speak eloquently to the history of abstraction, engaging in a passionate conversation with the legacies of Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism while offering new models for the continuing role of nonfigurative art.
2012 Full Spectrum: Prints from the Brandywine Workshop September 7, 2012-November 25, 2012 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Cultural identity, political and social issues, portraiture, and landscape, as well as patterning and pure abstraction, are some of the many concerns explored by the artists in this exhibition. The spectrum of artistic voices and approaches to image-making represented in the exhibition reflects the increasingly pluralistic character of contemporary art.
2012 Shipwreck! Winslow Homer and The Life Line September 22, 2012-January 1, 2013 American Art Winslow Homer’s masterpiece The Life Line(1884) is the center of an exhibition about the making and meaning of an iconic American image of rescue. One of the great popular and critical successes of the artist’s career, the painting engages age-old themes of peril at sea and the power of nature, while celebrating modern heroism and the thrill of unexpected intimacy between strangers thrown together by disaster.
2012 Ronaldus Shamask: Form, Fashion, Reflection October 6, 2012-March 10, 2013 Costume and Textiles In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Ronaldus Shamask (American, born Netherlands 1945) burst onto the runway with thoughtfully spare, minimalist works during a time of buoyant excess. Disregarding trends, Shamask drew on his background in illustration, architecture, theater, and dance as well as collaborations with choreographers and artists to create a timeless body of work that paved the way for the minimalist fashions of today.
2012 Learning from Frank Furness: Louis Sullivan in 1873 October 6, 2012-December 30, 2012 American Art Frank Furness (American, 1839–1912) was the leading architect in Philadelphia during the second half of the nineteenth century. Working in a city known as the “workshop of the world,” Furness turned away from contemporary European historical forms to design buildings out of the materials and formal vocabulary of the Industrial Revolution.
2012 Dancing around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Duchamp October 30, 2012-January 21, 2013 Modern and Contemporary Art Dancing around the Bride is the first exhibition to explore the interwoven lives, works, and experimental spirit of Marcel Duchamp (American, born France, 1887–1968) and four of the most important American postwar artists: composer John Cage (1912–1992), choreographer Merce Cunningham (1919–2009), and visual artists Jasper Johns (born 1930) and Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008).
2012 Live Cinema/Manon de Boer: Resonating Surfaces – A Trilogy November 17, 2012-May 5, 2013 Modern and Contemporary Art Resonating Surfaces – A Trilogy presents for the first time in a museum exhibition a series of three cinematic portraits defined by narratives of time and memory, and structured around the relation between images and sounds.
2012 All Dressed Up: Fashions for Children and Their Families December 2, 2012-December 18, 2013 Costume and Textiles All Dressed Up: Fashions for Children and Their Families focuses on clothing from the late eighteenth through mid-twentieth centuries, comparing and contrasting adults' apparel with children’s smaller styles.
2012 Double Portrait: Paula Scher and Seymour Chwast, Graphic Designers December 2, 2012-April 14, 2013 European Decorative Arts With a shared sensibility and approach to design, graphic designer Paula Scher and illustrator Seymour Chwast have transformed their fields of practice. Celebrating the achievements of this remarkably creative couple, whose work is being shown together for the first time, this exhibition includes images in a wide range of formats, selected and installed by Chwast (American, born 1931) and Scher (American, born 1948).
2012 Treasures of the Alfred Stieglitz Center: Photographs from the Permanent Collection December 22, 2012-April 7, 2013 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition showcases diverse highlights from the Museum’s photography collection, tracing the medium’s history as a visual art form
2013 Journeys to New Worlds: Spanish and Portuguese Colonial Art from the Roberta and Richard Huber Collection February 16, 2013-May 19, 2013 European Painting With a rare group of paintings, decorative arts, and sculptures from the collection of Roberta and Richard Huber, Journeys to New Worlds explores the artistic exchanges between Spain and Portugal and their colonies in the Americas and Asia during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
2013 "Great and Mighty Things": Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection March 3, 2013-June 9, 2013 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs The power of self-taught artistic talent, the drive of the human spirit to create, and the wonders of highly original inner worlds revealed. These are just a few of the reasons why the Philadelphia Museum of Art is proud to debut the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection, a promised gift to the Museum of more than two hundred works by self-taught artists.
2013 The Art of Golf March 16, 2013-July 7, 2013 European Painting The Golfers (1847), an iconic work by Scottish painter Charles Lees (1800–1880), is the centerpiece of The Art of Golf, an exhibition celebrating what has been called “a game of considerable passion” on the occasion of the U.S. Open Championships, which will be played in June at the Merion Golf Club, in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.
2013 Photogravure: Master Prints from the Collection May 11, 2013-August 11, 2013 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Photogravure, a printmaking process that combines elements of aquatint etching and photography, was a prized medium among artist-photographers of the late nineteenth century, who labored over their hand-pulled prints.
2013 Homage to Ellsworth Kelly April 27, 2013-August 25, 2013 Modern and Contemporary Art Presented on the occasion of the artist’s ninetieth birthday, this installation brings together a selection of four works that span Ellsworth Kelly’s prolific oeuvre. One of the most prominent artists of the postwar period, Kelly is known for his explorations of contrasting formal relationships: flat color versus depth, shape, and scale.
2013 CandyCoated Wonderland May 4, 2013-November 17, 2013 Costume and Textiles Multimedia artist Candy Coated blends nineteenth- and twentieth-century children's fancy dress costumes from the Museum's collection into a rich wonderland of colorful vinyl decals, ceramic wall gems, hand-screened fabrics, and wallpapers in the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building's Joan Spain Gallery.
2013 Starting from Scratch: The Art of Etching from Dürer to Dine May 11, 2013-August 11, 2013 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Starting from Scratch showcases more than seventy of the Museum’s finest etchings, demonstrating the ways in which some of history’s most famous artists have embraced the medium to create original and dynamic works of art.
2013 Design for the Modern Child May 25, 2013-October 14, 2013 European Decorative Arts This exhibition will feature some of the latest furniture, toys, tableware, wallpaper, and textiles designed internationally in Australia, Asia, Europe, Great Britain, and the United States, along with classics from the Museum’s design collection.
2013 Family Portrait June 8, 2013-November 10, 2013 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Family Portrait examines the many ways photographers picture family, from amateurs who document their own households, to progressive reformers who make views of domestic life to encourage social change, to artists who explore the deeply personal and often private nature of familial relationships
2013 Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney June 28, 2013-September 22, 2013 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition of drawings and watercolors by Jerry Pinkney (American, born 1939) presents an overview of the artist’s long and varied career as a designer and illustrator.
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2013 First Look: Collecting for Philadelphia July 13, 2013-September 8, 2013 European Painting The holdings of the Philadelphia Museum of Art are constantly changing, and every year, hundreds, if not thousands, of new works are added to the permanent collection. These acquisitions would not be possible without the remarkable generosity of donors, whose dedication to philanthropy has sustained the Museum since its origins.
2013 Barbara Chase-Riboud: The Malcolm X Steles September 14, 2013-January 20, 2014 Modern and Contemporary Art Bringing together more than forty works from the United States and Europe, this exhibition examines Barbara Chase-Riboud’s artistic career, focusing primarily on her important Malcolm X sculptures. Five works from that series—among them the Museum’s Malcolm X #3 of 1970— and five closely related sculptures are included.
2013 The Enchanted World of German Romantic Prints September 21, 2013-December 29, 2013 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Prints created by Austrian, German, and Swiss artists included in this exhibition reflect the dramatic shifts in taste in the arts during a time of significant cultural and political transformation throughout the German-speaking regions of Central Europe during the Romantic period.
2013 Cy Twombly: Sculptures September 24, 2013-March 27, 2016 Contemporary Art Taking cues from the Dada movement and from the work of Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti, Cy Twombly (American, 1928– 2011) created poetic objects whose serene white surfaces and allusive forms seem to recall remote worlds of myth and the ancient past. After reaching an indisputable maturity in his early sculpture, created from 1946 to 1959, Twombly returned to working in three dimensions in the mid-1970s and continued to cast new works up until his passing in 2011.
2013 Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis October 14, 2013-January 5, 2014 Modern and Contemporary Art This interdisciplinary exhibition takes as its inspiration and point of departure Fernand Léger’s 1919 painting The City, a cornerstone of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s collection and one of the most important works in the history of modern art.
2013 Vermeer’s Young Woman Seated at a Virginal October 26, 2013-September 21, 2014 European Painting Vermeer painted less than forty pictures during his career and this one, Young Woman Seated at a Virginal, is believed to be one of his last. It is also the only remaining canvas by this great Dutch master to be in private hands. The Museum is immensely grateful to the Leiden Collection for the exceedingly rare opportunity to display this work; indeed, it has been almost ten years since a painting by Vermeer has been on view in Philadelphia.
2013 The Surrealists: Works from the Collection November 3, 2013-March 2, 2014 Modern and Contemporary Art This exhibition provides an account of Surrealism as told through the Museum’s unique collection of great masterpieces and lesser-known works of the movement, as well as its deep holdings of period journals, catalogues, and archival material. Bringing together a diverse and exceptional group of more than seventy paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, prints, and books, the exhibition will highlight the inspired minds and imaginations of the most celebrated Surrealists.
2013 Marc Newson: At Home November 23, 2013-April 20, 2014 European Decorative Arts The most influential industrial designer of his generation, Marc Newson (Australian, born 1963) has designed everything from a dish rack to a personal jet, some pieces mass-produced, others one-offs, for both companies and art galleries. As creative director of Qantas Airways, Newson redesigned the interiors and fittings of the airline’s Airbus fleet, including cabin lighting and seats as well as its in-flight tableware.
2013 Live Cinema/Fiona Tan: Inventory December 14, 2013-May 11, 2014 Modern and Contemporary Art Fiona Tan: Inventory is a multiprojection installation inviting viewers to consider museum collections as well as the human compulsion to capture the transience of time and lived experience. Filmed at the Sir John Soane Museum in London over a period of four days in September 2012, Inventorypresents intimate details of the British architect’s (1753–1837) personal antiquities collection housed in one of the most unique private residences to become a public museum.
2014 Michael Snow: Photo-Centric February 1, 2014-April 27, 2014 Contemporary Art Conceived in close collaboration with Michael Snow—one of the most important experimental filmmakers of his generation—this exhibition is a focused survey of the Canadian artist’s photography-based work, which has not been the subject of a solo museum exhibition in the United States since the 1970s. Throughout a career that has also included painting, sculpture, installations, and music, Snow (born 1928) has employed photography in unique and innovative ways. This exhibition presents the best examples of his use of the medium from 1962 to 2003.
2014 Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910 March 2, 2014-May 26, 2014 East Asian Art Treasures from Korea celebrates the artistic achievements of the Joseon dynasty, a line of monarchs that ruled for more than five hundred years and left a substantial legacy for modern Korea. A variety of objects—including painted screens, scrolls, calligraphy, furnishings, costumes, accessories, and ritual wares—explore the roles of king and court, the distinct spheres of men and women in society, and religious beliefs. This is the first full-scale American exhibition to be devoted to art of the Joseon dynasty.
2014 Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love April 27, 2014-December 7, 2014 Costume and Textiles This retrospective presents the joyful and colorful fashions of African American designer Patrick Kelly, who took Paris by storm in the 1980s. Inspired by his Mississippi roots, the nightclubs of New York and Paris, Josephine Baker, and celebrated couturiers Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli, Kelly infused his bold designs with a sly sense of humor, subverting not only fashion but also racial stereotypes.
2014 Gerlan Jeans Loves Patrick Kelly April 27, 2014-December 7, 2014 Costume and Textiles The legacy of the late African American fashion designer Patrick Kelly (c. 1954–1990) endures in the whimsical street-wear brand Gerlan Jeans. Launched in 2009 by New York–based designer and graphic artist Gerlan Marcel (born 1976), Gerlan Jeans reinterprets Kelly’s signature bows, buttons, and other bold embellishments to create clothes for men and women “who have a sense of fearlessness in the way they dress.”
2014 Picasso Prints: Myths, Minotaurs, and Muses May 24, 2014-August 3, 2014 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition focuses on Pablo Picasso’s response to the world of classical antiquity in nearly fifty prints from four critical decades of his career. His wide-ranging interests in ancient art, mythology, and literature were a continual source of inspiration for the compulsively creative artist, who infused them with his personal mythology.
2014 Artificial Light: Flash Photography in the Twentieth Century May 24, 2014-August 3, 2014 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Explore diverse examples of flash photography, which gained widespread use in the 1920s with the invention of the mass-produced flashbulb.
2014 Making a Classic Modern: Frank Gehry’s Master Plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art July 1, 2014-September 1, 2014 Executive Office Presented for the first time in this exhibition is the comprehensive design for the renewal and expansion of the Philadelphia Museum of Art by internationally celebrated architect Frank Gehry. Best known for the expressive sculptural forms of buildings such as the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, Gehry’s approach to this project is dramatically different and virtually unique.
2014 The Main Dish July 1, 2014-September 28, 2014 European Decorative Arts One of the most common assumptions about the kitchen is that it is a woman’s space. With this in mind, The Main Dish looks at how modern and contemporary kitchenware reflects attributes of the model homemaker.
2014 In Dialogue: Wolfgang Tillmans July 1, 2014-October 26, 2014 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs In 2013 the Museum acquired Nachtstilleben (Night Still Life) by Wolfgang Tillmans, one of the most influential photographers working today. This exhibition places works by artists including Andy Warhol, Thomas Demand, and Gerhard Richter in dialogue with Night Still Life and seven additional photographs by Tillmans.
2014 Full Circle: Works on Paper by Richard Pousette-Dart September 13, 2014-November 30, 2014 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Full Circle surveys the long and extremely prolific career of one of the twentieth century’s most creative draftsmen, Richard Pousette-Dart (American, 1916–1992). Focused on his works on paper, the exhibition explores his remarkably varied use of materials and techniques, which often involved layering and scraping, scribbling and dripping, dotting and blotting. Over the course of nearly seventy years, his imagery evolved through various approaches in an attempt “to express the spiritual nature of the universe.”
2014 Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography October 21, 2014-January 4, 2015 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This major retrospective presents the work of a critical figure in the history of modern art, American photographer and filmmaker Paul Strand (1890–1976), whose archive of nearly 4,000 prints stands as a cornerstone of the Museum’s collection. It surveys Strand’s entire life’s work, including his breakthrough trials in abstraction and street portraits, close-ups of natural and machine forms, and extended explorations of the American Southwest, Mexico, New England, France, Italy, Scotland, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, and Romania.
2014 Vitra—Design, Architecture, Communication: A European Project with American Roots November 22, 2014-April 26, 2015 European Decorative Arts The family-owned Swiss company Vitra is one of the most innovative design firms in the world. Renowned for its functional yet inspiring interior designs, furniture, and accessories, it is internationally recognized for its creative partnerships with design visionaries such as Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, and Verner Panton. Its remarkable ensemble of contemporary architecture and strong commitment to education set Vitra apart from other design companies. This exhibition tells Vitra’s story through an immersive presentation of furniture and design objects, models and material studies, drawings, aerial photographs of its campus, and videos.
2014 Allora & Calzadilla: Intervals December 12, 2014-April 5, 2015 Contemporary Art This exhibition of new and recent projects by Puerto Rico–based artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla explores music’s capacity to evoke an ancestral time and interrogate what makes us human. Through films, sound, live performances, and sculpture, the artists take on various notions of the interval in order to discover possible ways to reconsider the distance between our present and our past. Allora & Calzadilla: Intervals, the artists’ largest solo exhibition in the United States to date, unfolds over two sites: the Perelman Building at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
2015 Represent: 200 Years of African American Art January 10, 2015-April 5, 2015 American Art This exhibition highlights selections from the Museum’s exceptional holdings of African American art and celebrates the publication of a catalogue examining the breadth of these noteworthy collections. With work by renowned artists such as Henry Ossawa Tanner, Horace Pippin, Jacob Lawrence, Martin Puryear, and Carrie Mae Weems, the exhibition showcases a range of subjects, styles, mediums, and traditions. Since the Museum’s acquisition of Tanner’s painting The Annunciation in 1899, its collections of African American art have grown significantly, especially during the last three decades.
2015 Drawn with Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur from the Joan and Victor Johnson Collection February 1, 2015-April 26, 2015 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition celebrates a recent promised gift of fraktur to the Museum from art collectors Joan and Victor Johnson. One of the most admired forms of American folk art, fraktur are decorated documents featuring brilliant colors and often whimsical imagery. Transplanted to Pennsylvania by German-speaking immigrants in the 1700s, these hand-drawn or printed works on paper are distinguished by a broken (or “fractured”) style of lettering. Small yet exuberant, fraktur celebrated important moments in the personal and domestic lives of Pennsylvania Germans.
2015 Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano February 16, 2015-May 10, 2015 East Asian Art This exhibition explores the stunning artistry of the esteemed Kano painters, the most enduring and influential school of painting in Japanese history. Established in the late fifteenth century, the Kano lineage of artists served as painters-in-attendance to Japan’s powerful shoguns for four hundred years. The exhibition presents more than 120 works of art spanning the school’s long and illustrious history, including large-scale, gold leaf folding screens and sliding doors as well as ink paintings, hanging scrolls, and folding fans. Ink and Gold is the first outside Japan—and the first anywhere since 1979—to so fully examine the Kano painters’ legacy.
2015 Shelley Spector: Keep the Home Fires Burning March 7, 2015-September 24, 2015 Costume and Textiles Shelley Spector has been actively engaged in Philadelphia’s arts community for years as a respected artist, innovative gallery owner, and champion of emerging talent. Her inventive use of pattern and salvaged materials intrigued senior curator Dilys Blum, who invited Spector to explore the Museum’s collection of textiles and create an installation of new artwork. Spector’s moving response is Keep the Home Fires Burning, a walk-through presentation of wood and textile-based sculpture that reflects on the universal quest for hope, home, and connectedness.
2015 Take One: Contemporary Photographs April 25, 2015-August 9, 2015 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This is the first in a two-part series of exhibitions to feature photographs made since roughly 1975. Together these presentations offer two views of a period in which photography emerged as a key medium of contemporary art. By the last decades of the twentieth century, photography had established traditions of genre and craftsmanship, which an increasing number of artists chose to engage, revise, or reject.
2015 Dance: Movement, Rhythm, Spectacle May 9, 2015-August 2, 2015 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Dance has long fascinated artists interested in capturing the human body in motion and the spectacle of performance. Beginning in the late 1800s, new forms of dance coincided with the development of modern visual art, leading to a dynamic exchange between the two forms of creative expression. This exhibition presents prints, drawings, and photographs that celebrate the world of dance, including lively imagery of famous performers, bustling scenes of nightlife, and abstract explorations of motion, rhythm, and atmosphere. It also features video excerpts of engaging performances of dances by Loie Fuller, Isadora Duncan, and Martha Graham, as well an act by Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and a recent production of the Ballet Russes’ Le Dieu Bleu (The Blue God).
2015 Adventures in Photography: Gifts from Harvey S. Shipley Miller May 9, 2015-August 2, 2015 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition celebrates a recent gift by one of the leading American photography collectors of the 1970s and 1980s, Harvey S. Shipley Miller. The diverse works on view include rare early pictures, major examples of the Pictorialist art movement by figures such as Peter Henry Emerson and George Seeley, and a broad range of twentieth-century art and vernacular photographs.
2015 Inside Out May 15, 2015-November 20, 2015 This summer and fall, sixty high-quality replicas of Museum masterpieces have found their way into communities around the region. Each participating neighborhood features about ten artworks within a short distance of each other. Join your family and friends and encounter art in unexpected places. Walk through the park, hop on a bike, or meander down Main Street through each exciting outdoor exhibition.
2015 Northern Lights: Scandinavian Design May 23, 2015-October 4, 2015 European Decorative Arts This exhibition surveys Scandinavian design from its triumphant showing at the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris to the present day, placing a special emphasis on objects made in the midtwentieth century, when an interest and appreciation for Scandinavian design reached new heights. A geographically diverse region, Scandinavia comprises five countries—Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland—each with its own distinct cultural identity and traditions. Yet their shared socioeconomic and political history has played a significant role in the creation of a unique and largely unified approach to design.
2015 Into Dust: Traces of the Fragile in Contemporary Art June 6, 2015-October 25, 2015 Contemporary Art This exhibition features recent acquisitions and other contemporary works from the Museum’s collection that confront the fragile nature of the human condition, including compelling examples by Gabriel Orozco, Alina Szapocznikow, and Peter Fischli and David Weiss. Probing the distinctions between the corporeal and transcendental, emergence and decay, belonging and displacement, life and death, the works in this exhibition both reveal and question the political, spiritual, and psychological forces that shape who we are.
2015 Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting June 24, 2015-September 13, 2015 European Painting This extraordinary gathering of paintings reveals the story of Monet, Renoir, Degas, Manet, Pissarro, and their visionary art dealer and champion, Paul Durand-Ruel. The artists now known as the Impressionists once struggled to introduce their new style of painting to critics and the public. With Durand-Ruel, they forged an identity and moved from the margins to international fame. Recaptured in this exhibition are the often forgotten setbacks and breakthrough triumphs of Impressionism. Monet’s visions of graceful poplar trees, Renoir’s joyous dance paintings, and Pissarro’s luminous cityscapes showcase the talent recognized by Durand-Ruel.
2015 Take Two: Contemporary Photographs August 22, 2015-November 15, 2015 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This is the second of two exhibitions in the Julien Levy Gallery to feature photographs made since roughly 1970, a period during which photography emerged as a key medium of contemporary art. Explore how contemporary artists have responded to changes in culture and technology by refashioning or rejecting photography’s conventions.
2015 The Wrath of the Gods: Masterpieces by Rubens, Michelangelo, and Titian September 12, 2015-December 6, 2015 European Painting The Wrath of the Gods focuses on Peter Paul Rubens’s masterpiece, Prometheus Bound, a singular vision of pain, torment, and creative struggle. This unprecedented exhibition places the work—one of the most important and beloved in the Museum’s collection—in conversation with paintings, drawings, and prints that inspired it. Highlights include Michelangelo’s Tityus, perhaps the artist’s most famous drawing, and Titian’s Tityus, the largest nonreligious painting on canvas of the Renaissance. The Wrath of the Gods brings together these and other pivotal works, offering a fresh opportunity to delve into the creative process of one of art history’s most important figures.
2015 Multitude, Solitude: The Photographs of Dave Heath September 19, 2015-February 21, 2016 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs From a crowd gathered in Central Park to solitary figures lost in thought, Dave Heath’s images conjure feelings of alienation and a desire for human connection. Multitude, Solitude highlights the photographer’s black-and-white pictures of the 1950s and 1960s, an intense period of selfdiscovery and innovation for the artist. During these pivotal years, Heath developed groundbreaking approaches to narrative and image sequence, producing exquisite individual prints, handmade book maquettes, his poetic masterwork, A Dialogue with Solitude, and multimedia slide presentations. His sensitive explorations of loss, pain, love, and hope reveal Heath to be one of the most original photographers of those decades.
2015 AMOR by Robert Indiana September 22, 2015-October 23, 2016 The Museum and the Association for Public Art are pleased to present Robert Indiana’s monumental sculpture AMOR atop the Museum’s famous steps. The colorful, six-foot-high sculpture has been described by the artist as a one-sentence poem.
2015 Plays of / for aRespirateur’ An Installation by Joseph Kosuth October 21, 2015-October 30, 2016 Contemporary Art Conceived by Conceptual art pioneer Joseph Kosuth, this installation includes a selection of his work along with a group of works by Marcel Duchamp from the Museum’s collection. The installation takes as its point of departure Duchamp’s notion of “elementary parallelism,” coined to refer to his pictorial treatment of time and movement in Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2), from 1912.
2015 Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life October 27, 2015-January 10, 2016 American Art The first survey of American still life in three decades, this exhibition offers 130 oil paintings, watercolors, and works in other media representing the finest accomplishments in the genre. Featuring masterpieces by John James Audubon, the Peale family, William Michael Harnett, Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, and others, this exhibition explores American still life from its beginnings in the late 1700s to the Pop Art era of the 1960s.
2015 Art of the Zo: Textiles from Myanmar, India, and Bangladesh November 11, 2015-March 20, 2016 Costume and Textiles This exhibition offers a look at beautiful woven textiles of the Zo people of Myanmar, India, and Bangladesh. It spotlights traditional weavings worn for daily life and ceremonial occasions, such as weddings, funerals, and feasts of merit. Patterns, techniques, and local variations are closely examined, revealing the extraordinary beauty and craftsmanship of these distinctive creations.
2015 Notations/Joseph Marioni: Paintings, 2000–2015 November 14, 2015-May 22, 2016 Contemporary Art Selected by artist Joseph Marioni, the paintings in this installation represent a focused survey of his work. At first appearing monochromatic, Marioni’s canvases produce color sensations that shift with changes in light and viewpoint. In fact, each work features several distinct layers of acrylic paint of contrasting colors and intensities. Through unhurried contemplation, we can gain a deeper understanding that color is not a fixed entity, but rather subject to fluctuations of light and our own perception.
2015 Work on What You Love: Bruce Mau Rethinking Design November 21, 2015-April 3, 2016 European Decorative Arts Bruce Mau is internationally recognized for his achievements in design, including visual identities, brand systems, books, packaging, and exhibition graphics. His most recent work applies design tools and concepts to environmental, social, economic, and political problems. This exhibition offers examples of Mau’s innovative solutions for clients like Coca-Cola, the country of Guatemala, and Biomuseo in Panama City, presenting a portrait of a tireless designer at the vanguard of the field’s search for solutions to global concerns.
2015 Picture This: Contemporary Photography and India December 6, 2015-April 3, 2016 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Picture This features the work of four contemporary photographers for whom India is an important subject or setting: Gauri Gill, Sunil Gupta, Max Pinckers, and Pamela Singh. Diverse in nationality and place of residence, each of these artists brings a cosmopolitan perspective to his or her work. Whether photographing in rural Rajasthan or major cities like Mumbai or New York, they offer points of view that do not fit easily into categories of “insider” or “outsider.”
2015 Drawn from Courtly India: The Conley Harris and Howard Truelove Collection December 6, 2015-March 27, 2016 South Asian Art This exhibition presents masterful drawings from the royal courts of northern India. Lovingly amassed by artist Conley Harris and architectural designer Howard Truelove, the collection features practice sketches, preparatory drawings, subtly modeled scenes, and lightly colored compositions created between the 1500s and 1800s. With images at different stages of completion, the collection allows for a fascinating look at Indian workshop practice. Although the majority of the drawings served as preparatory studies for paintings, they are accomplished works of art in their own right.
2016 International Pop February 24, 2016-May 15, 2016 Contemporary Art International Pop navigates a fast-paced world packed with bold and thought-provoking imagery, revealing a vibrant cultural period shaped by widespread social and political revolution. This exhibition chronicles Pop art’s emergence as a global movement, migrating from the UK and the US to western and eastern Europe, Latin America, and Japan. Although Pop arose in distinct forms within each region, artists expressed a shared interest in mass media, consumerism, and figuration.
2016 Breaking Ground: Printmaking in the US, 1940–1960 March 26, 2016-July 24, 2016 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Breaking Ground reveals the ways in which artists in the 1940s and 1950s pushed the boundaries of printmaking. Through a selection of prints as well as ceramics, textile, and sculpture—all drawn from the Museum’s collection—this exhibition conveys the vibrant spirit and extraordinary growth of the arts during these decades.
2016 Inside Out April 15, 2016-November 1, 2016 Inside Out brings large-scale, high-quality replicas of favorite works from the Museum’s collection to neighborhoods throughout the region. Head outdoors and experience beautiful images by Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, and others right in your community. Inside Out brings treasures from the collection to you. Picnic in the park alongside Monet’s waterlilies, visit Brancusi’s Kiss on a romantic stroll, or get transported to Paris while brunching with friends on Main Street.
2016 Threads of Tradition April 30, 2016-February 20, 2017 Costume and Textiles Threads of Tradition focuses on the time-honored techniques used to create patterns in Central and West African textiles. Among the examples on view are complex strip-woven kente cloths made by the Asante and Ewe of Ghana, an impressive resist-dyed display textile (or ndop) from Cameroon, and raffia skirts that the Kuba of the Democratic Republic of the Congo create using piecing, appliqué, and embroidery.
2016 Vlisco: African Fashion on a Global Stage April 30, 2016 - January 22, 2017 Costume and Textiles Explore how Vlisco became one of the most influential textile brands in African fashion and a design inspiration around the world. Known for its bold and colorful patterns, Vlisco creates fabrics that marry tradition with luxury. This exhibition highlights the company’s classic and new designs, follows the creation of a textile, and showcases a selection of contemporary fashions.
2016 Three Photographers/Six Cities April 30, 2016-September 25, 2016 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition offers an in-depth look at three photographers who create powerful pictures of African cities: Cairo, Nairobi, Lagos, Johannesburg, Bamako, and Tombouctou. From Akinbode Akinbiyi’s observation of urban centers and Seydou Camara’s examination of Islamic manuscripts to Ananias Léki Dago’s pictures of offbeat locales, the images in this exhibition offer unique perspectives on contemporary African experience.
2016 Creative Africa May 14, 2016-September 25, 2016 From contemporary photography, fashion, and architecture to centuries-old sculpture, Creative Africa presents the visionary work of artists throughout Africa. At the heart of the season is Look Again: Contemporary Perspectives on African Art, a major exhibition drawn from the Penn Museum’s distinguished African collection.
2016 The Architecture of Francis Kéré: Building for Community May 14, 2016-September 25, 2016 European Decorative Arts This exhibition sheds light on Francis Kéré’s inventive approach to building. Born in Burkina Faso and based in Berlin, Kéré integrates traditional knowledge and craft skills into innovative and sustainable buildings worldwide. In many of his projects, he maximizes local materials and community participation to reduce costs and ecological impact. This exhibition offers a look at some of his award-winning designs within an colorful interactive environment.
2016 Look Again: Contemporary Perspectives on African Art May 14, 2016-December 4, 2016 This exhibition, which draws from the Penn Museum’s esteemed African collections, showcases works created in West and Central Africa from the 1500s to the early 1900s. It includes carved ivories and bronzes from the kingdom of Benin, Akan gold weights, Kongo power figures, Kuba textiles and vessels, Kota reliquary figures, and much more
2016 Embracing the Contemporary: The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Collection June 28, 2016-September 5, 2016 Contemporary Art This exhibition celebrates one of the nation’s leading collections of contemporary art. Assembled by Philadelphians Keith and Katherine Sachs, this collection features some of the most prominent European and American artists of the past fifty years. Many of the works have been generously donated or pledged as promised gifts to the Museum, marking a pivotal moment for the city as a premier destination for contemporary art.
2016 Classical Splendor: Painted Furniture for a Grand Philadelphia House September 3, 2016-January 1, 2017 American Art Classical Splendor showcases a suite of furniture designed in 1808 by Benjamin Henry Latrobe for the house of Philadelphia merchant William Waln and his wife, Mary. Inspired by the classical art of ancient Greece and Rome, the painted and gilded furniture is one of the greatest artistic triumphs of the early national period. This exhibition presents ten pieces from the Walns’ original set—all from the Museum’s collection—in a new light after comprehensive research and conservation treatment.
2016 Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies, I through VII September 18, 2016-April 16, 2017 Contemporary Art This exhibition presents a new work by Bruce Nauman, Contrapposto Studies, I through VII,which continues the artist’s exploration of video, sound, and performance. Characteristic of his work over the last five decades, Nauman transforms a simple and subtle gesture into a complex network of images and sound.
2016 Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950 October 25, 2016-January 8, 2017 From the start of the Mexican Revolution to the aftermath of World War II, artists and intellectuals in Mexico were at the center of a great debate about their country’s destiny. The exhibition tells the story of this exhilarating period through a remarkable range of images, from masterpieces by Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Frida Kahlo, and Rufino Tamayo to transfixing works by their contemporaries Dr. Atl, María Izquierdo, Roberto Montenegro, Carlos Mérida, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, and many others.
2016 Lino Tagliapietra: Painting in Glass October 29, 2016-July 16, 2017 American Art Best known for his glass vessels, Lino Tagliapietra has also devoted himself to realizing twodimensional glass works that match the scale and complexity of paintings. While these largescale abstract panels may initially be read as paintings on canvas, closer inspection reveals they have been made of kiln-fused glass that captures and transmits light. This exhibition highlights five vibrant works from his panel series, the culmination of a lifetime spent learning how the union of glass and heat unleashes a rare, transformative power.
2016 Jitish Kallat: Covering Letter November 13, 2016-March 5, 2017 Contemporary Art Covering Letter is an immersive installation and video projection by Mumbai-based artist Jitish Kallat. Projected onto a traversable curtain of cascading fog, this work presents a historical letter by Mahatma Gandhi to Adolf Hitler, written just weeks before the start of World War II. In the spirit of his doctrine of universal friendship, Gandhi begins the letter with the greeting “Dear friend.” Mist diffuses Gandhi’s projected text, echoing the fate of his message, which went unheeded.
2016 Design Currents: Oki Sato, Faye Toogood, Zanini de Zanine November 19, 2016-March 12, 2017 European Decorative Arts This exhibition presents the work of three contemporary designers—Oki Sato of Tokyo, Faye Toogood of London, and Zanini de Zanine of Rio de Janeiro—who deftly use industrial and handcrafted materials and techniques to create functional yet deeply expressive objects. It looks at the links between context and creativity by examining the distinct culture and methods of each designer’s studio. It also shares how their versatile skills, focus on collaboration, and experimentation with artisanal and industrial materials help shape our experience of the objects and their surroundings.
2017 American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent March 1, 2017-May 14, 2017 American Art This extraordinary gathering of rarely seen masterpieces traces the rise of a uniquely American medium. Shaped by the genius of Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, the watercolor movement tells a story about innovation, experimentation, and the creation of bold new ways of seeing the world.
2017 Phulkari: The Embroidered Textiles of Punjab from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection March 12, 2017-July 9, 2017 Costume and Textiles and South Asian Art Discover the beauty of phulkari, ornately embroidered textiles from Punjab, a region straddling Pakistan and India. In addition to stunning examples from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection, this exhibition features traditional phulkaris from the Museum’s collection and highfashion ensembles by one of India’s leading designers, Manish Malhotra.
2017 Marcel Duchamp and the Fountain Scandal April 1, 2017-December 3, 2017 European Painting One hundred years ago, Duchamp’s Fountainturned the art world upside down. Was it art? A hoax? Join us as we celebrate the centennial of the provocative and influential work that changed the course of modern art. Learn the story of Fountain, with period photographs, publications, and more of the artist’s readymades from our unrivaled Duchamp collection.
2017 Another Way of Telling: Women Photographers from the Collection April 8, 2017-July 16, 2017 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition features exceptional and rare photographs spanning the history of the medium. Included are works by pioneers Diane Arbus, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Anne Brigman and contemporary artists Kelli Connell, Ann Parker, and Elaine Stocki. In this diverse selection, women explore identity in and out of the studio, interrogate female roles in the domestic sphere, and disrupt perceptions of the world through street photography.
2017 Witness: Reality and Imagination in the Prints of Francisco Goya April 22, 2017-September 6, 2017 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Francisco Goya witnessed decades of political turmoil and social upheaval as court painter to four successive rulers of Spain. Among his greatest achievements were four series of etchings that chronicle the transformation of Spanish society and his own personal visions: Los Caprichos (The Caprices), Los Desastres de la Guerra (The Disasters of War), La Tauromaquia (Bullfighting), and Los Disparates (The Follies). Near the end of his life, Goya also produced a set of four grand lithographs known as the Bulls of Bordeaux. This exhibition highlights prints from each series, exploring the imagery and techniques that make Goya one of the greatest graphic artists of all time.
2017 Channeling Nature by Design April 22, 2017-July 16, 2017 European Decorative Art From the botanical wallpaper of William Morris to the streamlined cutlery of Zaha Hadid, design has always found inspiration in nature. This exhibition examines how designers of handmade and industrial objects—including furniture, pottery, kitchenware, and even a 3Dprinted neckpiece—have responded to the beauty and fragility of the natural world.
2017 Inside Out May 15, 2017-Mid-December 2017 Inside Out brings large-scale replicas of favorite works from the Museum’s collection to neighborhoods in and around Philadelphia. Head outdoors and experience beautiful images by artists like Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Andy Warhol right in your community. Picnic in the park alongside Monet’s waterlilies, visit Brancusi’s Kiss on a romantic stroll, or get transported to Paris during brunch on Main Street.
2017 Cy Twombly’s Iliad May 20, 2017-October 8, 2017 Contemporary Art Cy Twombly’s Fifty Days at Iliam returns to the Museum from a retrospective of the artist’s work at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Experience the celebrated painting cycle alongside related drawings and sculptures before it goes back to its permanent gallery later this year
2017 Wild: Michael Nichols June 27, 2017-September 17, 2017 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Explore the work of legendary photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols: artist, technical innovator, and ardent advocate for preserving natural habitats. Be transported through the split-second magic of images captured in some of the most remote areas of the world. Nichols’s stunning photographs offer intense confrontations with the power and fragility of the wild and a reflection of our own humanity.
2017 Philadelphia Assembled September 9, 2017 - December 10, 2017 The first exhibition of its kind at the Museum, Philadelphia Assembled joins art and civic engagement. Initiated by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk, together with hundreds of collaborators from across the city, the project explores Philadelphia’s changing landscape and tells a story of active resistance and radical community building. Challenging, inspiring, and as expansive as the city, Philadelphia Assembled asks: how can we collectively shape our futures?
2017 Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection November 3, 2017-February 19, 2018 European Painting In 1917 John G. Johnson, the most famous lawyer of his day, left his astonishing trove of European art to the city of Philadelphia. One hundred years later, we’re taking a new look at one of this country’s most remarkable collections. Encounter treasures by the likes of Botticelli, Bosch, Titian, Rembrandt, and Monet—and see how we keep making new discoveries about the collection. In this exhibition, get a behind-the-scenes look at a living, breathing collection and experience first-hand how our understanding and appreciation of these works have evolved over the years.
2017 Patricia Urquiola: Between Craft and Industry November 19, 2017-March 18, 2018 European Decorative Art Internationally acclaimed designer Patricia Urquiola creates cool, innovative objects for the home and office. Perhaps more than any other designer working today, she has successfully fused the artisanal and the industrial. In November 2017, she received the Design Excellence Award from Collab, a group that supports modern and contemporary design at the Museum.
2018 Varujan Boghosian: Master Manipulator January 12, 2018-April 25, 2018 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Varujan Boghosian (American, born 1926) holds a deep fascination with objects that evoke the past. As much a collector as an artist, he scours antique shops and flea markets for materials to use in his imaginative sculptures and collages. By cleverly combining and recontextualizing our castoffs—books, cards, toys, figurines, tools, glass, twine—he exploits their expressive power in sly, often poetic ways.
2018 Design in Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey February 3, 2018-September 9, 2018 European Decorative Art From Pop Art and psychedelia to the civil rights and anti-war movements, the 1960s was a decade of liberation—and of great loss. See how designers, artists, and architects responded to the tumultuous period that still looms large in the American imagination. Highlights include the Museum’s surprising collection of vintage rock ‘n’ roll posters and a series of powerful images of Martin Luther King Jr.
2018 Keith Smith at Home February 17, 2018-July 8, 2018 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Friendship, love, desire: Keith Smith’s life is an open book. For five decades, the artist has used surprising combinations of materials to chronicle his experiences. In this exhibition, explore an array of Smith’s mixed-media photographs and prints, and—his specialty—handmade artist’s books, most from his own collection.
2018 Jean Shin: Collections March 24, 2018-July 15, 2018 Contemporary artist Jean Shin (American, born South Korea 1971) transforms everyday objects—worn-out shoes, fashion remnants, military uniforms—to create dynamic works about connection and belonging. Her installations, often made from donated and discarded materials, raise provocative questions about what, and how, we consume. On view in this exhibition are six large-scale installations and one video that tell powerful stories about the military, the fashion industry, and Shin’s own Asian American community.
2018 Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 April 18, 2018-September 3, 2018 American Art From jazz and the jitterbug to assembly lines and skylines: the early twentieth century was a time of great social, artistic, and technological change. Artists responded with a revolutionary language of shapes and colors. See how Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Jacob Lawrence, and others challenged convention and forged bold new styles to fit the times.
2018 Experiments in Motion: Photographs from the Collection April 21, 2018-August 19, 2018 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Photography distills the flow of time into singular, still moments. The artists in this installation stop, extend, and rearrange time for their own creative ends, whether to convey personal memories, render visible overlooked aspects of nature, contemplate mortality, or document the passage of time. Through their unique approaches to capturing motion, they encourage us to look at what may and may not be in plain view.
2018 Rachel Rose: Wil-o-Wisp/The Future Fields Commission May 2, 2018-September 16, 2018 Contemporary Art Rachel Rose’s mesmerizing new video explores magic and coincidence in the life of a woman in 1500s England. This is the first work resulting from the Future Fields Commission in Time-Based Media, a collaborative initiative between the Museum and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, Italy.
2018 Biting Wit and Brazen Folly: British Satirical Prints, 1780s–1830s May 4, 2018-December 5, 2018 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs This exhibition reveals the widespread appeal of caricature in Georgian England and demonstrates the ways in which such images teased and provoked audiences. Featuring over sixty brightly colored etchings from the Museum’s large collection of British satirical prints, it presents images of the everyday with a riot of color and a roar of laughter.
2018 Agnes Martin: The Untroubled Mind/Works from the Daniel W. Dietrich II Collection May 19, 2018-October 14, 2018 Contemporary Art Visionary and idiosyncratic, Agnes Martin (1912–2004) aimed to express universal emotional states in her precise compositions. This intimate installation explores the ideas that shaped Agnes Martin’s minimalist art, and reflects upon her enduring friendship with longtime supporter Daniel W. Dietrich II. In addition to paintings, it features drawings, a sculpture, and archival materials.
2018 Face to Face: Portraits of Artists June 26, 2018-October 14, 2018 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs See how photographers helped craft the public personas of their creative subjects in this stunning collection of rare photographs from the Museum’s collection. The exhibition features works by Dorothy Norman, Man Ray, Richard Avedon, Alice O’Malley, and many others who captured some of the most fascinating artists and performers of the past 150 years.
2018 Larry Fink: The Boxing Photographs August 11, 2018-January 1, 2019 Prints, Drawings and Photographs Larry Fink’s powerful, unsentimental photographs reveal the heart of close-knit communities. Here, he takes us inside what he calls “the deep fraternity” of the boxing gym, its intimacy and its grit, captured in more than seventy-five luminous gelatin-silver prints. Featured in the series are Philadelphia’s own Blue Horizon—one of the great American boxing arenas—and the local fighters who’ve had their dreams realized, or dashed, within its hallowed walls.
2018 Between Nature and Abstraction: Edwin Dickinson and Friends August 18, 2018-February 10, 2019 American Art Edwin Dickinson’s inventive work sets him apart from any other American painter of the twentieth century. Drawing from nature, heroes like El Greco and Cézanne, and the many styles of modernism, Dickinson worked with a singular independence. See how he and contemporaries Edward Hopper, Willem de Kooning, and others followed their own stars and pursued idiosyncratic paths to modernism
2018 The Duchamp Family August 18, 2018-August 11, 2019 European Painting Marcel Duchamp was one of the most original figures of his era. He also belonged to a closeknit clan of artistic innovators, each of whom made distinctive contributions to modern art. This exhibition highlights the Duchamps and the many connections linking their groundbreaking works.
2018 Yael Bartana: And Europe Will Be Stunned September 21, 2018-January 1, 2019 Contemporary Art Blurring fact and fiction, artist Yael Bartana reimagines historical narratives to spur a dialogue about urgent social and geopolitical issues of our time. This immersive exhibition presents her provocative film trilogy And Europe Will Be Stunned, which chronicles the radical vision of the fictional Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland.
2018 Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now October 16, 2018-March 3, 2019 Costume and Textiles Experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed, from romantic ball gowns to audacious contemporary ensembles, and everything in between. See how designers have used color and pattern, shape and volume, draping, metallics, and embellishments to continually reinvent the art form. The pieces in the exhibition—daywear, bridal wear, and more—showcase the Museum’s outstanding costume collection. Many are on view for the first time.
2018 Arte Povera: Homage to Amalfi ’68 October 27, 2018-July 7, 2019 Contemporary Art Fifty years ago, a three-day exhibition and happening in Amalfi changed the course of contemporary art in Italy. Arte Povera reacted against the dominance of Minimalism and Pop Art and engaged in a type of guerrilla art-making emphasizing process and the use of humble, inexpensive materials. This installation pays tribute to that groundbreaking event and features a number of works originally exhibited in Amalfi.
2018 Little Ladies: Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal November 11, 2018-March 3, 2019 Costume and Textiles Before Barbie and American Girl, there was Miss Fanchon. The ultimate toy for privileged girls in the 1860s and 1870s, she and her friends were seen as models of ladylike perfection. These dolls came with an amazing array of dresses, undergarments, and meticulously crafted accessories, from gloves and jewelry to roller skates and calling cards. Bring the kids—or just your love of all things miniature—and marvel at these tiny Victorian treasures.
2018 Dieter Rams: Principled Design November 18, 2018-April 14, 2019 European Decorative Art Love the look and feel of your smartphone? Thank Dieter Rams. His quietly innovative versions of household products, stripped of any extraneous features, continue to influence industrial design today. Throughout a celebrated career at the German manufacturer Braun and the furniture company Vitsœ, Rams created elegant and intuitive forms that remain timeless monuments to understatement and ease of use.
2019 Antony Gormley: STAND January 24, 2019-June 16, 2019 Executive Office Perched high on the museum’s Rocky steps, ten cast-iron ”blockwork” sculptures by British artist Antony Gormley bring art outside, releasing it into the city’s shared space.
2019 Long Light: Photographs by David Lebe February 9, 2019-May 5, 2019 Long Light, the first museum survey devoted to American photographer David Lebe, examines his remarkable artistic range and experimentation over five decades, including his powerful representations of gay experience and living with AIDS. The exhibition comprises around 145 photographs created from 1969 to the present, drawn primarily from the museum’s collection
2019 Whitman, Alabama February 23, 2019-June 9, 2019 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Filmmaker Jennifer Crandall’s Whitman, Alabama brings Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” to life through the voices of Alabama residents. The film installation also features photographs that suggest the richness of American identity.
2019 We the People: American Prints from Between the World Wars March 21, 2019-July 24, 2019 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Explore prints depicting the good times, hard times, and war-time experiences of everyday Americans in the 1930s and 1940s.

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