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A variety of special events are happening in conjunction with this exhibition, for members and the public alike.

Associates

Opening Celebration of Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
Thursday, April 12, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free for Associates-level sponsor and above

Join fellow leadership donors and Museum curators as we celebrate the opening of Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950.

Members-Only

Members Previews: Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
Dorrance Galleries
Membership Required
Free for Members
Member guests $10

Be among the first visitors to experience Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and enjoy in-gallery conversations during this special preview week made just for you.

  • Friday, April 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday Nights

Red Hot Ramblers
Friday, April 13, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Red hot syncopation, stompin’ rhythms, and lyrical Jazz Age melodies, courtesy of this Prohibition-era jazz ensemble.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950

Members-Only

Exclusive Look: Making Modern Times
Saturday, April 14, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Media Room, Perelman Building
Membership Required
Free tickets required
Free for Sustainer and above ($500+)

From jazz and the jitterbug to assembly lines and skylines: the early twentieth century was a time of great change. Enjoy coffee and conversation with Jessica Smith, curator of Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950, as she shares how artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Jacob Lawrence forged bold new styles to fit the times.

Teacher Workshops

Teacher Preview: Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Rooms A & B
5 PA or NJ hours

​What does it mean to be modern? What does it mean to be American? In this teacher preview of the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950, delve into the work of artists grappling with these questions and reflect on their diverse perspectives.

Join us to:

  • Learn about American modern art with Jessica T. Smith, the Susan Gray Detweiler Curator of American Art and organizer of the exhibition
  • Explore the exhibition with museum educators
  • Discover stories from the childhoods of American artists Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Jackson Pollock with author David Stabler and illustrator Doogie Horner (Kid Artists: True Tales of Childhood from Creative Legends).​

Associates

Breakfast Tour of Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
Friday, May 4, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Great Stair Hall
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free for Associates-level sponsor and above

​​Join us for a morning of modernism. Enjoy guided tours of the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 accompanied by breakfast in the Great Stair Hall.​

Teacher Workshops

Try a Technique: Abstract Composition
Saturday, May 5, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Rooms A & B
3 PA or NJ hours
Paid tickets required
$40 ($32 member)

Treat yourself to a few hours exploring modern American art. Begin with a tour of Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 before making your own art in the studio. World-renowned abstract painter and teacher Moe Brooker leads the hands-on portion of the workshop. Experiment with mixed media, bright colors, rhythm, and light to create your own dynamic abstract composition.

Members-Only

Private Tour: Modern Times
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor
Membership Required
Reservations required
Member $30
Patrons and above receive two complimentary tickets

Experience the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 without the crowds—enjoy a private guided tour with exhibition curator Jessica Todd Smith, The Susan Gray Detweiler Curator of American Art, and Manager, Center for American Art.

  • Thursday, May 17, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Talks & Tours

Dressing for the Photographer: Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Clothes
Sunday, May 20, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Paid tickets required
$20 (members $16); includes Museum admission

Art and cultural historian Wanda Corn reveals how Georgia O’Keeffe cultivated her image as an artist through her unique sense of fashion. This lecture explores the ways she used her distinctive taste in clothes to model for photographers. Together they created a public persona for O’Keeffe that still dominates the American imagination today.

​This is the Irma and Herbert Barness Endowed Lecture. Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950

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