July 30, 1998 - November 29, 1998
An exhibition of sculpture and works on paper by one of the most renowned and beloved sculptors of the 20th century.
April 15, 1997 - October 31, 1998
This exhibition features a selection of recently acquired art from Asia, including Chinese calligraphy, Japanese painting, Southeast Asian sculpture and Persian miniatures.
May 23, 1998 - September 20, 1998
American artist John B. Flannagan's (1895–1942) rough-hewn stone sculptures of animals and women find their forerunners in pre-Columbian, African, Celtic, and Gothic art, while his expressive black line-drawings recall certain works by Rodin and Matisse.
July 12, 1997 - September 14, 1998
During its long life, The Print Center has worked closely with the Philadelphia Museum of Art to encourage the study and appreciation of prints and photographs. The prints in Prized Impressions have been selected from more than one thousand works on paper given to the Museum by The Print Center and its members over the past seventy years.
July 18, 1998 - September 13, 1998
The show will focus on a twenty year span of artists and their work and is planned to complement Fleisher's own show of new work by nearly 200 Challenge artists.
April 17, 1998 - September 6, 1998
The collection includes punch bowls, cider jugs, a mantel garniture, custard cups, plates and a tea service. Featured are pieces that once belonged to George and Martha Washington, the Morris family of Philadelphia, the Van Rensselaers of Albany, New York, and other prominent families of the Federal period.
April 1, 1998 - September 6, 1998
Strange Fruit (for David) is composed of over 300 banana, orange, grapefruit, lemon, and avocado peels with thread, zippers, buttons, sinew, needles, plastic, wire, stickers, fabric trim and wax.
May 16, 1998 - August 30, 1998
35 sculptural models from the Farsetti collection, including works by the pre-eminent Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini and Alessandro Algardi, each born 400 years ago this year, and by a dozen other seventeenth-century Roman artists.
April 19, 1998 - August 16, 1998
This exhibition features about seventy-five Italian etchings from the Museum's permanent collection, including prints by Parmigianino, Guido Reni, and Castiglione.
June 14, 1998 - August 9, 1998
The first retrospective exhibition of photographer Graciela Iturbide (b. 1942) to be shown in the United States, Images of the Spirit is comprised of a range of the artist's images showing religious and cultural traditions of her native Mexico, the exhibition includes 104 gelatin silver prints.
September 26, 1997 - August 2, 1998
This installation explores the Japanese love of nature in its presentation of paintings, ceramics, and decorative arts bearing animal motifs. Featured are works bearing images of fish, fowl, and fauna from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, taken from the Museum's collection.
December 17, 1997 - June 28, 1998
Pahari—"of the hills"—designates the Himalayan foothill region of northern India. Between 1750 and 1850 painters, patronized by the many local rulers of this area, strove in their art to create an ideally beautiful world of lush mountain landscapes and graceful, winsome figures.
April 25, 1998 - June 28, 1998
Drawn from public and private collections in Europe and the United States, the works of art in this exhibition present Kuniyoshi as a printmaker who embraced a broad range of subjects.
April 1, 1998 - June 14, 1998
A small but extraordinary exhibition that brings together a group of works by one of the best known and most influential artists in the history of art, the great master of Netherlandish painting, Jan van Eyck (c.1385-1441).
April 1, 1998 - May 31, 1998
In a joint effort, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Educational Management Group (EMG) bring you the month-long journey across the US by motorhome of Rirkrit Tiravanija and five art students from Thailand.
March 10, 1998 - May 17, 1998
Examines a powerful range of works by 31 American self-taught artists who span the entire twentieth century, from Horace Pippin, Grandma Moses, and Morris Hirshfield to Howard Finster, Purvis Young, and Thornton Dial.
January 18, 1998 - May 10, 1998
In 1968, Dorothy Norman supported the establishment of the Alfred Stieglitz Center at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with an initial gift from her splendid collection of over 500 photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Paul Strand, Minor White, and other important twentieth-century photographers, many of whom she knew well.
May 31, 1997 - April 12, 1998
This installation illustrates the American reaction to European modernism in the early years of the twentieth century, as seen in the work of a group of artists associated with the avant-garde photographer and collector, Alfred Stieglitz.
January 24, 1998 - April 5, 1998
Selected from the Museum's collection, over 100 prints by leading Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters are exhibited in Paris in the 1890s.
November 12, 1997 - March 1, 1998
An installation of objects provides a sampling of the wit and individuality found in his work. Approximately thirty pieces are featured including furniture and household objects such as utensils, which Starck has called "micro-sculptures which enrich the kitchen."
October 30, 1996 - February 20, 1998
The works on display in this exhibition present a survey of objects and furniture designed by the architect Richard Meier (American, born 1934). Meier follows a long and distinguished tradition of architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Josef Hoffmann, Alvar Aalto, and Walter Gropius who stressed, to varying degrees, the importance of the "total environment." In his product design as in his architecture, Meier adheres to a classically modernist vocabulary focusing on proportion, balance, and the manipulation of basic geometry.
September 27, 1997 - January 11, 1998
Artists include: Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Charles Demuth, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and others.
October 21, 1997 - January 4, 1998
200 costumes and accessories covering nearly three centuries of fashion.
October 4, 1997 - January 4, 1998
The first true retrospective of one of this century's greatest photojournalists.