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Bust of Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
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September 29, 2002 - December 8, 2002
Anniversary acquisitions encompasses a number of exciting purchases, made possible by generous contributions of funds raised for the specific purpose of enhancing the Museum's collections.
No Footprints Show Where Flowers Are Deep
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July 27, 2002 - November 10, 2002
More than 100 prints from all phases of the artist’s career, along with a selection of his paintings, calligraphy, and ceramics, are on view.
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August 10, 2002 - November 3, 2002
This installation features recent additions to the Museum's collection of modern and contemporary design, and includes a range of objects, from posters and wallpaper to kitchen utensils, furniture, and lighting.
Typo/Topography of Marcel Duchamp's Large Glass (detail)
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August 31, 2002 - November 3, 2002
For the sixth installment of the Museum Studies program, Hamilton has created a computer-generated diagram of The Large Glass, over which he has superimposed the English translations of Duchamp's notes, so that each visual element is united with the written ideas and schematic designs that preceded it
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November 14, 2001 - October 20, 2002
Among the items shown at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial were calligraphy pages specifically penned as offerings for Queen Victoria.
At the Dance Hall
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August 10, 2002 - October 6, 2002
This nationally touring museum exhibition focuses upon the challenges faced by communities in cities across the United States.
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November 7, 2001 - September 15, 2002
This exhibition from the permanent collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art features a range of Japanese objects of striking form and design. Included are furniture, lighting, textiles, ceramics, lacquerware, posters, and even sporting equipment.
Portrait of a Buddhist Monk
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September 13, 2000 - August 27, 2002
This installation highlights the Museum's Korean art collection. The earliest pieces include fourth-century stoneware vessels. The collection is particularly strong in Koryo Dynasty celadon wares. Also on view are Buddhist and secular subjects in paintings and sculpture, as well as furniture.
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May 25, 2002 - August 25, 2002
Ten Lithographs (1970) was the first of many successful projects undertaken by Ellsworth Kelly (American, born 1923) with Gemini G.E.L., a print workshop that became known for its willingness to produce prints of large size and unusual complexity.
"A Sea of Steps," Wells Cathedral, Stairs to Chapter House and Bridge to Vicar's Close
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April 27, 2002 - August 11, 2002
The groups of photographs on view here, acquired by gift and purchase for the Museum's collection, pay tribute to Hoffman's abiding vision of the importance of photography as an art form and as a powerful expression of the human spirit.
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June 23, 2001 - August 11, 2002
This exhibition takes as its subjects these beings and the transcendent bliss they seek. Featured are selected examples of carved and molded sculptures, colorful textiles and paintings, and sacred texts created for devotion and display.
Chess Piece (Knight)
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May 18, 2002 - July 21, 2002
The Philadelphia Museum of Art explores the art of chess with It's Your Move, an installation from the Museum's collection that brings together chess sets from across many centuries and cultures.
Chartres
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March 24, 2002 - July 7, 2002
This retrospective exhibition assembles more than 100 works not seen together in over 30 years.
Pair of Vases
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May 10, 2001 - June 26, 2002
The Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art (now the Philadelphia Museum of Art) acquired many objects from exhibitors of the national displays of China, Japan, India, Tunis, Turkey, and Morocco.
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March 30, 2002 - June 23, 2002
This exhibition examines the portfolio as a vital format in twentieth-century European and American printmaking.
The Rabbit on the Wall
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March 16, 2002 - June 23, 2002
This exhibition, featuring some fifty prints drawn from the Museum's permanent collection, explores Britain's fascination with narrative art during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Hanuman Finds Sita
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December 18, 2001 - June 2, 2002
This exhibition of paintings, puppets, and textiles from the Museum's collection is an introduction to this revered figure of Indian culture as well as a journey through India's rich and varied arts.
Lippincott's / February
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January 25, 2002 - May 19, 2002
The bold shapes and bright colors of Penfield's design introduced an American audience to the Art Nouveau style in the graphic arts, which had been broadly launched in Paris two years earlier.
Lid and Footed Bowl from a Childbirth Set
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December 8, 2001 - April 28, 2002
An exhibition of Renaissance maiolica in which the collection formed by Mr. Stein and his late wife is combined with related ceramics from Museum holdings.
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November 14, 2001 - April 21, 2002
This installation celebrates Collab's thirty years of enthusiastic support for contemporary design at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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December 15, 2001 - April 7, 2002
Through photographs, documents, and artifacts, the rich history of the Philadelphia Museum of Art is recounted in honor of its 125th anniversary.
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November 17, 2001 - March 31, 2002
Widely known as the New Hope School, their work is featured in this exhibition of 18 paintings drawn from the holdings of the Museum and from local private collections.
Botanical Album Quilt
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May 26, 2001 - March 3, 2002
Needlework from the Nineteenth Century highlights the artistic talent and technical skill of the needlewomen of the century.
Cabin Days
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October 27, 2001 - February 24, 2002
This major retrospective, which includes some 60 prints and 30 drawings and watercolors, documents for the first time the artistic achievements of Dox Thrash, an important African American artist who rose to national prominence during the late 1930s.
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September 15, 2001 - January 20, 2002
The installation of some thirty drawings, watercolors, gouaches, and pastels reflects a variety of rustic themes: sacred groves; herdsmen and their animals; idyllic landscapes with classical allusions; and the earthy produce of field and farm so often invoked to celebrate autumn.
Mending the Net
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October 4, 2001 - January 6, 2002
The exhibition presents a spectacular loan exhibition surveying, for the first time in nearly 20 years, the career of this enormously challenging, controversial, and influential artist.

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