August 1, 1981 - October 4, 1981
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.
July 11, 1981 - August 23, 1981
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.
June 6, 1981 - August 23, 1981
Picasso from the Collections is an exhibition of 22 paintings and sculpture installed in the Twentieth-Century Galleries.
April 25, 1981 - July 12, 1981
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.
March 29, 1981 - June 7, 1981
Manifestations of Shiva is an exhibition of 129 sculptures and 64 paintings installed in the Special Exhibitions Gallery.
February 21, 1981 - May 10, 1981
Drawings from van Gogh to Matisse is an exhibition of 106 drawings, watercolors, and collages installed in the Print Gallery.
November 8, 1980 - April 5, 1981
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.
November 22, 1980 - March 29, 1981
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.
November 30, 1980 - January 5, 1981
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.
October 2, 1980 - January 4, 1981
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.
October 26, 1980 - January 4, 1981
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.