Philadelphia Museum of Art - Archive (press)
2017
April
12,
2017
This spring, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Channeling Nature by Design, an exhibition that explores how designers have incorporated inspiration from the natural world into their work from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. From hand...
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April
11,
2017
Beginning in late April, a project entitled Philadelphia Assembled will manifest in a series of activities and actions throughout the city to illuminate and amplify a broad set of hopes, visions, and questions about Philadelphia’s future. Initiated b...
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April
06,
2017
The Philadelphia Museum of Art will present an exhibition of works by Francisco Goya, featuring selections from the artist’s most ambitious series of prints, made between 1797 and 1825. As a court painter to four successive rulers of Spain, Goya was ...
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March
30,
2017
The Philadelphia Museum of Art has officially begun the Core Project, a physical transformation and renovation of its main building led by visionary architect Frank Gehry. As the next phase in the implementation of the Museum’s Facilities Master Plan...
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March
27,
2017
To celebrate the centennial of one of the greatest—and most amusing—controversies in the history of modern art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is presenting an exhibition on Marcel Duchamp’s legendary “readymade,” Fountain. Marcel Duchamp and the Fou...
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March
13,
2017
This summer, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present the first major exhibition—Wild: Michael Nichols—of the work of one of the world’s leading photographers. Keenly interested in the conservation of wildlife habitat, Nichols has collaborated wit...
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March
03,
2017
This spring, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will offer visitors a new look at photographs by women in the collection. Another Way of Telling will present a wide-ranging selection of black-and-white prints by nineteenth- and twentieth-century photogra...
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February
14,
2017
American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent  March 1 – May 14, 2017 Press Preview: February 23, 2017 Americans learned to love watercolor in the years between 1860 and 1925. The work of the two most influential American watercolorists,...
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January
25,
2017
Rodin100 1917-2017 In 2017 several major North American art museums are celebrating the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s (1840–1917) death with traveling exhibitions, permanent collection installations, and a robust program of educational activities. ...
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January
24,
2017
On March 12, The Philadelphia Museum of Art will present the first major American exhibition of phulkari textiles, exquisite embroideries made in Punjab, a region that comprises north central India and eastern Pakistan. This vibrant tradition, shaped...
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January
17,
2017
On Friday, January 27 at 6:00 p.m., the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Bearded Ladies will honor Color Me Barbra, Barbra Streisand’s celebrated CBS television special, filmed at the Museum more than 50 years ago. The cabaret troupe will pay homag...
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January
13,
2017
Starting this month, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will embark on a new lineup for Friday evening programs. The first three Fridays of the month will be dedicated to live music and the last Friday of every month will be a louder and livelier night o...
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2016
December
30,
2016
The Philadelphia Museum of Art will present the most comprehensive loan exhibition in over forty years devoted to the most important chapter in the history of watercolor painting in this country. American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent wi...
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November
16,
2016
Design Currents: Oki Sato, Faye Toogood, Zanini de Zanine November 19, 2016–March 12, 2017 Presenting the work of three young contemporary designers—Oki Sato (Japan), Faye Toogood (England), and Zanini de Zanine (Brazil)—who employ industrial and...
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November
04,
2016
The Philadelphia Museum of Art announced today the acquisition of five major sculptures by Cy Twombly, one of the foremost American artists of the 20th century. This generous gift of the Cy Twombly Foundation will make these works, which were initial...
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November
01,
2016
A new exhibition, Design Currents, opening this month at the Philadelphia Museum of Art showcases the work of three international designers under the age of 40 who are charting new territories in product, furniture, and environment design. It brings ...
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October
20,
2016
Constance H. Williams, Chair of the Museum’s Board of Trustees since 2010, today announced the Board’s unanimous and enthusiastic election of Leslie Anne Miller as her successor in this position. The Board’s action at its October meeting completes an...
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October
03,
2016
On November 13, 2016, Jitish Kallat: Covering Letter, an immersive installation by one of India’s leading contemporary artists, will open at the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The presentation of Covering Let...
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September
14,
2016
On October 2 the Philadelphia Museum of Art is reopening its galleries of South Asian art following a comprehensive renovation. Dedicated to one of the most significant collections of its kind in this country, these newly reinstalled galleries offer ...
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August
26,
2016
Designer Stephen Burks will take part in a three-event celebration of his achievements during DesignPhiladelphia in October 2016. Burks will conduct a workshop with students at the Charter High School for Architecture + Design, present an illustrated...
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August
18,
2016
The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition showcasing a remarkable set of early nineteenth-century painted and gilded furniture that profoundly influenced American art and design. The display of this ensemble, made in Philadelphia in 1808 ...
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August
02,
2016
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, continues its 2016 season of Inside Out, a major arts initiative that brings high-quality reproductions of Museum masterpieces into communities throughout...
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July
28,
2016
September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 The Philadelphia Museum of Art will present an ambitious new project this fall by Bruce Nauman, one of the most radical and revered artists of our time. Since the 1960s, Nauman’s work has questioned the very na...
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July
26,
2016
Classical Splendor: Painted Furniture for a Grand Philadelphia House September 3, 2016–January 1, 2017 This exhibition will showcase a set of furniture designed by architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe and made in Philadelphia in 1808 for the home of ...
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June
27,
2016
July 1- September 5, 2016 Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building Returning for its fourth year, Art Splash, the Museum's popular summer family program, will open on July 1 in conjunction with Creative Africa, a season of five exhibitions of Afri...
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June
17,
2016
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is opening a major exhibition entitled Embracing the Contemporary: The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Collection. The exhibition presents one of this country’s finest collections of contemporary art, which includes outsta...
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May
13,
2016
This spring the Philadelphia Museum of Art is presenting five exhibitions and a series of related programs that feature a broad spectrum of the arts from across the African continent. These exhibitions will include historical works of art as well as ...
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May
13,
2016
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is presenting the first retrospective museum exhibition in the United States to focus on Francis Kéré, a Berlin-based architect and native of Burkina Faso who integrates Western design and engineering practice with loca...
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May
13,
2016
The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition exploring the time-honored techniques used to create patterns in traditional Central and West African textiles. Threads of Tradition focuses on techniques such as strip-weaving, resist-dying, appl...
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May
13,
2016
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is presenting an exhibition dedicated to several important photographers, little-known in the United States, who make African cities their subjects. Three Photographers/Six Cities takes an in-depth look at the work of a...
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