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Portrait of a Young Gentleman
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August 10, 1985 - October 27, 1985
This exhibition features eleven paintings and one portrait bust, including works by Dosso Dossi, Bronzino, Tintoretto, and Titian.
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June 15, 1985 - September 22, 1985
Bill Brandt: Behind the Camera, 1928-1983 features approximately 140 photographs organized around his major series of photographs, beginning with European street scenes and progressing to his unique record of English life between the wars, images of wartime London, portraits of artists and intellectuals, romantic landscapes of Britain, and his pictorial exploration of the nude.
Self-Portrait with White Collar
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May 12, 1985 - July 21, 1985
The first major retrospective of Chagall's work to be mounted in this country in many decades, this exhibition emphasizes the profoundly Russian aspects of his approach both to style and content and explores the tragic side of his art which has often been overlooked.
The Miracle of Castel Sant'Angelo
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January 19, 1985 - July 14, 1985
Drawn from an area of particular strength in the collections, this exhibition features 15 paintings giving full expression to the geographic and cultural diversity of 15th-century Spain and its interpretations of the international Gothic style.
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January 5, 1985 - June 23, 1985
This exhibition features recent paintings by Sidney Goodman on the subject of the Four Elements--earth, water, fire, and air--with a fifth canvas in the series representing the human component.
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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November 17, 1984 - May 19, 1985
This exhibition features 77 photographs by this irreverent social documentarian.
Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park
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September 22, 1984 - April 28, 1985
This exhibition features 29 photographs, including Adams’ celebrated images of the American West, shown as a memorial to this master photographer.
After the Bath (Woman Drying Herself)
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February 17, 1985 - April 14, 1985
Edgar Degas, unlike his Impressionist peers, had little interest in landscape painting, choosing instead to concentrate on figures in contemporary society. The Museum has assembled some 25 paintings, pastels, sculptures, and drawings from its permanent collection and from private lenders in the Philadelphia area to provide a rich comparative context for the major traveling exhibition of his prints.
On Stage III
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February 17, 1985 - April 14, 1985
This exhibition for the first time surveys the full range of Edgar Degas's etchings and lithographs, including the numerous preparatory drawings, monotypes, and working proofs that record his constant and restless search to push printmaking to new frontiers of expressiveness.
Mother and Child (Maternal Kiss)
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February 17, 1985 - April 14, 1985
This exhibition confirms Mary Cassatt's important artistic achievements and also examines her role in encouraging Philadelphians to acquire Impressionist paintings at a time when critical disparagement was widespread.
The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834
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November 23, 1984 - January 6, 1985
The first reunion of a pair of masterpieces, one from the Museum's collection and one belonging to the Cleveland Museum of Art, painted by J.M.W. Turner in response to the disastrous fire in the Houses of Parliament in 1834, shown with watercolor studies and documents.
The Stour
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August 4, 1984 - January 6, 1985
From the Collections: Paintings by John Constable features 15 paintings spanning the English landscape artist's career, drawn from the Museum's holdings and those of the John G. Johnson Collection, together one of the richest collections of Constable's work in the country.
David with the Head of Goliath
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September 15, 1984 - January 6, 1985
This exhibition celebrates the recent acquisition by the Philadelphia Museum of Art of the John S. Phillips Collection of old master drawings from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
York Minster: "In Sure and Certain Hope"
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October 27, 1984 - January 6, 1985
The Golden Age of British Photography, 1839-1900 features 240 extraordinary 19th-century photographs, many of them newly discovered and previously unexhibited, by such photographers as William Henry Fox Talbot, Roger Fenton, John Murray, Oscar G. Rejlander, and Julia Margaret Cameron.

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