Leonardo da Vinci: The Anatomy of Man: Drawings from the Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
September 19, 1992 - November 29, 1992
Leonardo da Vinci's accomplishments in architecture, painting, drawing, sculpture, engineering, and scientific studies are legendary. Leonardo da Vinci: The Anatomy of Man: Drawings from the Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will present a selection of the great Renaissance artist's considerable output of anatomical drawings, among his finest creations on paper.
August 15, 1992 - November 8, 1992
Eugéne Delacroix (1798-1863) was the leader of the Romantic Movement in French painting. His innovations in subject matter and richness as a colorist will be explored in seven oil paintings from the Museum's collection, supplemented by several works on paper, excerpts from the artist's own writings and the methods of the restorer.
June 20, 1992 - September 6, 1992
Pablo Picasso worked within an early modern tradition that, following Cézanne, found the still life the ideal tool for exploring spatial relationships. In conjunction with the major exhibition, Picasso and Things: The Still Lifes of Picasso, the Museum will display over 50 works from the collections to demonstrate how different modern artists have approached the still life.
June 9, 1992 - August 30, 1992
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), widely regarded as the greatest artist of this century, consistently turned to the genre of still life throughout his long and amazingly varied career. This exhibition of over 100 paintings, reliefs, constructions, collages, drawings, and sculptures from museums and private collections throughout the world is the first to focus on Picasso's extraordinary contribution to still life.
July 18, 1992 - August 23, 1992
Women's Work: American Printmakers in the 1930s is an exhibition of some 85 works drawn from the permanent collections. Among the artists represented are Peggy Bacon, Isabel Bishop, Lucienne Bloch, Caroline Durieux, Mabel Dwight, Wanda Gág, and Helen Lundeberg.
May 20, 1992 - August 16, 1992
An installation in the American galleries features works by late 19th and early 20th-century African American craft artists. Although self-taught and completely outside academic art circles, the power of perception and directness of observation shown by these artists have attracted the attention of a wide contemporary audience.
May 20, 1992 - August 16, 1992
A selection of work by 20th-century artists of African-American heritage will be on view May through August in the American and 20th-Century galleries.
May 16, 1992 - August 16, 1992
Julius Bloch (1888-1966) was a Philadelphia artist who left a poignant record of the sad spectacle of Depression life and its effect on the working-class poor. Pertaining to Philadelphia: Contemporary Acquisitions from the Julius Bloch Memorial Fund presents a selection of works the Museum has acquired with a fund created in Bloch's memory.
The production of glazed earthenware pottery was one of the earliest and most developed industries of New Spain, as colonial Mexico was called. The principal center of production, Puebla de Los Angeles, located south of Mexico City, was making wares by 1573. By the mid-seventeenth century, the Spanish had established a number of workshops in Puebla, and a potters' guild was formed to control quality.
April 25, 1992 - June 28, 1992
The young British photographer Nick Waplington (born 1965), whose striking and idiosyncratic color images have already won him wide recognition, will have his first one-person museum exhibition in the U.S. at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
February 29, 1992 - June 21, 1992
American Ceramics presents outstanding examples of pottery, porcelain and stoneware from the Museum's collection of porcelain by the Tucker and Hemphill China Factory of Philadelphia.
February 29, 1992 - May 15, 1992
To celebrate the NCECA (National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts) meeting in Philadelphia, the department of European Arts is preparing a new display of Italian Renaissance majolica (tin-enamelled earthenware) from the permanent collection.
This installation draws primarily from the Museum's permanent collection of contemporary American crafts objects and includes works by potters, ceramicists, textiles artists, as well as basket and furniture makers.
February 23, 1992 - April 26, 1992
The greatest authors of the ancient world including Ovid and Virgil told sensuous and compelling tales of the lives and loves of the gods. Centuries later, the leading French painters of the 18th century, including Watteau, Boucher, and Fragonard, used these stories as subjects for charming, poignant, and passionate paintings. Many are among the most ambitious and beautiful paintings of the period. Some 65 of these, never seen before in America, are included in this exhibition, which was first shown in Paris.
January 4, 1992 - March 29, 1992
This exhibition will present 125 prints by artists working during the late 18th-century and early 19th-century in the German-speaking regions of Europe, including Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Drawn entirely from the Museum's own collections, the exhibition will reveal the exceptional accomplishments of artists celebrated in the past, but little known today.
December 21, 1991 - February 29, 1992
The first one-person exhibition in the United States devoted to the Scottish artist, poet, and garden designer focuses on Finlay's magnum opus, the four-acre garden in Scotland called "Little Sparta."
November 16, 1991 - February 2, 1992
This painting of great rarity and superb quality by Hendrick Goltzius is the most important old master work to enter the collections in the past two decades. In celebration of its coming to Philadelphia, the Museum has organized an ambitious and intensely focused international loan exhibition of works by Goltzius that relate to this remarkable painting and clarify its unique position in Northern Mannerist art.
August 24, 1991 - January 26, 1992
This exhibition will display three fashion dolls from the Museum's permanent collection, along with a dozen of their elaborate outfits which will include hats, gloves, shoes, jewelry, parasols, and other accoutrements.
October 20, 1991 - January 5, 1992
Considered by many as the most important architect of his time, Louis Kahn will be the subject of a major international exhibition which will premiere in Philadelphia, his home town. Organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the exhibition will include over 125 drawings, 48 models and 125 photographs and archival material, and will focus on 56 notable public buildings and projects.