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Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

PIFA
The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), inspired by the Kimmel Center, will place Philadelphia's cultural scene onto the world stage with a month-long festival offering performances, exhibits and events. Based on the philosophy of collaboration, innovation and creativity, PIFA's programs represent every arts discipline and include more than 100 partners. Offerings include newly commissioned works, classical performances and exhibits, surprising partnerships featuring local and international artists and exciting explorations of traditional, non-traditional, new and emerging art forms. In homage to the artistic energy of Paris 1911-1920, PIFA celebrates works from that era and new creations inspired by the brashly innovative spirit of the period. The festival was made possible by an extraordinary grant from Philadelphia philanthropist Leonore Annenberg, whose vision for a city-wide celebration of the arts shaped its philosophy and programming. PIFA takes place April 7-May 1, 2011.

For the most up-to-date information, contact PIFA at (215) 790-5800 or visit pifa.org.


The Philadelphia Museum of Art is a PIFA collaborator on the following events

Pig Iron Theatre Company Meets Marc Chagall: One Day I’ll Be French, featuring the poetry of French Symbolists, odd snatches of song, and tableware puppetry

Location: Gallery Café, Perelman Building

Paid tickets required
$7 ($5 members and students with valid ID); after Perelman Building admission;
  • Saturday, March 5, 2011, Starts at 2:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. (Sold Out)
  • Sunday, March 6, 2011, Starts at 2:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. (Sold Out)
“You died or came out famous”: Marc Chagall and the Artists of La Ruche, 1910–25
With Michael Taylor, The Muriel and Philip Berman
Friday, April 1, 2011
Starts at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Van Pelt Auditorium

Free tickets required after Museum admission
To register, call (215)-235-SHOW (7469).

Modern Masters: Chagall
Thursday afternoons: 4 sessions, April 7, 14, 21, and 28, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
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Saturdays: 2 sessions, April 16 and 30, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Lecturer: Matthew Palczynski, Staff Lecturer for Western Art
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium

Paid tickets required
Members: $80
Nonmembers: $100
Convergence: A Charm of Moonlight
World Premiere by Composer Thomas Pasatieri
With the Pennsylvania Girlchoir and the Keystone State Boychoir

Location: Great Stair Hall and Museum galleries, first floor

Free after Museum admission
  • Saturday, April 9, 2011, Starts at 1:00 p.m., and 1:45 p.m., and 2:30 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 10, 2011, Starts at 1:00 p.m., and 1:45 p.m., and 2:30 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.
Bella: The Color of Love

Location: Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Broad and Lombard Streets

Paid Tickets Requierd
$29 ($25 Museum members and Philadelphia Theatre Company subscribers, or when you mention this brochure; $15 students with valid ID).

For tickets, call 215-985-0420 or visit philadelphiatheatrecompany.org.

The Gershman Y joins the Philadelphia Theatre Company to present a newly commissioned theatrical cabaret about Bella Chagall, Marc Chagall’s wife and muse. Written and performed by Yiddish jazz chanteuse Theresa Tova, this piece takes us into the mind of Bella and her years with Marc in Russia and Paris. It is complemented by projections of Chagall’s work by designer Mary Kerr.

  • Thursday, April 28, 2011, 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 29, 2011, 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 30, 2011, 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 1, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
The Irma and Herbert Barness lecture: Like a Pebble Tossed in a Pond: The Circle of Montparnasse and Its Ramifications
With Kenneth Silver, Professor of Art History, New York University
Friday, April 29, 2011
Starts at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Van Pelt Auditorium

Free tickets required after Museum admission
To register, call (215)-235-SHOW (7469).

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