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Parkway 100

September 8, 2017–November 16, 2018

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway turns 100 this year. Mark this milestone with Parkway 100, a 14-month, citywide celebration of our world-famous boulevard.

A great public space, the Parkway is rich in art, culture, science, and education. Join us in the coming months for a series of programs and exhibitions on the centennial theme of “Collections and Connections.”


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Spotlight Gallery Conversation
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
  • Study for a Ceiling with the Coronation of the Virgin, c. 1750–60, by Gaspare Diziani
    • Thursday, October 19, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, October 20, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 21, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Sounding Reveille, c. 1871, by Winslow Homer
    • Thursday, October 26, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, October 27, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 28, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Fireplace and Doorway, 1935–38, by Wharton Esherick
    • Thursday, November 2, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, November 3, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, November 4, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Tapestry Showing the Marriage of Constantine and Fausta, 1623–25, designed by Peter Paul Rubens
    • Thursday, November 9, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, November 10, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, November 11, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • The Knight, Death, and the Devil, 1513, by Albrecht Dürer
    • Thursday, November 16, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, November 17, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, November 18, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • The Birth of Venus, 1635 or 1636, by Nicolas Poussin
    • Thursday, November 30, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, December 1, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 2, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Samson and Delilah, c. 1507, by Lucas van Leyden
    • Thursday, December 7, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, December 8, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 9, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Portrait of the Artist's Mother, 1897, by Henry Ossawa Tanner
    • Thursday, December 14, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, December 15, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 16, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Reception Hall from the Palace of Duke Zhao, 17th century, Chinese
    • Thursday, January 4, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, January 5, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, January 6, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • The City, 1919, by Fernand Léger
    • Thursday, January 11, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, January 12, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, January 13, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Portrait of Pope Pius VII and Cardinal Caprara, c. 1805, by Jacques-Louis David
    • Thursday, January 18, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, January 19, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, January 20, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Grand Salon of the Château de Draveil, c. 1735, French
    • Thursday, January 25, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, January 26, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, January 27, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Sasanian Portal, Sasanid dynasty, mid-6th century
    • Thursday, February 1, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, February 2, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 3, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Making a Train, 1867, by Seymour Joseph Guy
    • Thursday, February 8, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, February 9, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 10, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Vishnu Begins the World, around 1600s–1700s, unknown artist
    • Thursday, February 15, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, February 16, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 17, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Mermaid, 1896, by Edvard Munch
    • Thursday, February 22, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, February 23, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 24, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Members Previews: Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection
Dorrance Galleries
Membership Required
Free tickets required

Experience Old Masters Now before it opens to the public.

  • Friday, October 27, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 29, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 2, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Eda G. Diskant Memorial Lecture: The Encyclopedia, the Museum, and the Collection
Friday, November 3, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Paid tickets required
$20 (members free); includes Museum admission
$35 (members free) for this lecture and the Nov. 4 symposium “Have to Have It: Philadelphians Collect (1850–1930)”; includes Museum admission

Historian Steven Conn of Miami University examines the relationship between the encyclopedias that museums aspired to be and the collections that formed the basis of their displays at the turn of the twentieth century.

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6:00 p.m.: Registration
6:15 p.m.: Opening remarks by Timothy Rub, the George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer, Philadelphia Museum of Art
6:30 p.m.: Lecture: “The Encyclopedia, the Museum, and the Collection” by Steve Conn, Miami University

This is the keynote lecture to the symposium “Have to Have It: Philadelphians Collect (1850–1930),” which continues on Saturday, November 4. Cohosted with the Frick Collection Center for the History of Collecting.

This lecture is supported by The Robert and Eda G. Diskant Memorial Endowment.

Have to Have It: Philadelphians Collect (1850–1930)
Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Paid tickets required
$20 (members free); includes Museum admission
$35 (members free) for the Nov. 3 lecture with art historian Steven Conn and this symposium; includes Museum admission

Join us for a symposium on collecting in Gilded Age Philadelphia. Topics include collectors John G. Johnson, Peter A. B. and Joseph Widener, and Dr. Albert C. Barnes and the role played by fairs, museums, advisors, and department stores in setting patterns of collecting in the city.

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9:30 a.m.: Registration

9:45 a.m.: Welcome from Inge Reist, The Frick Collection


Morning Session: The Lure of the Old Masters

10:00 a.m.: “John G. Johnson: Lawyer, Collector, Philadelphian,” Jennifer Thompson, the Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art

10:30 a.m.: “The French Connection: Joseph Bonaparte, Point Breeze, and Old Masters Come to Bordentown,” Yuriko Jackall, National Gallery of Art

11:00 a.m.: Break

11:25 a.m.: “The Last American Versailles: The Widener Collection at Lynnewood Hall,” Esmée Quodbach, The Frick Collection

12:15 p.m.: Questions from the audience

12:30 p.m.: Lunch on your own


Afternoon Session: Looking Beyond the Old Masters

1:40 p.m.: Welcome from Richard L. Kagan, Johns Hopkins University

1:45 p.m.: “Collecting American Art in Philadelphia in the Age of John G. Johnson,” Kathleen A. Foster, Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Senior Curator of American Art and Director, Center for American Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art

2:15 p.m.: “Collecting Classical Antiquities in the Athens of America,” Ann Blair Brownlee, Penn Museum

2:45 p.m.: “The Language of the Brush into the Language of Money: John Wanamaker and the Intersections of Collecting and Commerce,” Sara Tarter, University of Birmingham

3:15 p.m.: Break

3:40 p.m.: “Is Art an Armchair?” Elizabeth Milroy, Drexel University

4:10 p.m.: “A Mentor for Dr. Barnes: John G. Johnson and a Culture of Collecting in Philadelphia,” Brian Seymour, Community College of Philadelphia

4:50 p.m.: Questions from the audience

5:10 p.m.: “Giving Others Their Due: Philadelphia Collectors After Johnson,” panel discussion with Richard L. Kagan, Inge Reist, and Jennifer Thompson

Cohosted with the Frick Collection Center for the History of Collecting

Roz Perry Memorial Lecture: Exhibiting Intimacy: Rodin, Sex & Modern Sculpture
Friday, November 17, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Paid tickets required
$20 (free for members); includes Museum admission

Art historian David Getsy discusses Auguste Rodin’s themes of sexuality and love, and explores how they influenced his reputation and development as a modern artist.

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Related Exhibitions

Old Masters Now: Encounter treasures by the likes of Botticelli, Bosch, Titian, Rembrandt, and Monet.

Rodin’s The Kiss: Passion in the hands of a master sculptor.

To learn more about this citywide celebration, visit www.parkway100.org.




Banner image: Philadelphia Museum of Art: Perspective from Southeast, 1917–18, attributed to Julian Francis Abele, American, 1881–1950 (Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives)

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