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Mermaid
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September 24, 2005 - December 31, 2005
This exhibition will include approximately twenty paintings, drawings, and prints, chronicling Munch’s development of the mermaid subject and exploring relationships between Philadelphia’s painting and central themes that run throughout the artist’s work.
Mavericks of Color Photography
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July 30, 2005 - December 4, 2005
This exhibition presents a rare look at more than fifty photographs from the Museum’s collection by several of the most dedicated early practitioners of color photography: Eliot Porter, William Christenberry, Joel Meyerowitz, and William Eggleston.
Looking at Atget
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September 10, 2005 - November 27, 2005
This exhibition and its accompanying catalogue contrast some of the compelling accounts of Eugène Atget's photography and provide a close look at the Museum's recently acquired group of 350 works by the artist from the estate of the influential art dealer Julien Levy.
King Jamishid's Messenger Delivers a Letter to King Tahmas
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October 22, 2002 - November 27, 2005
This installation features seven fifteenth-and sixteenth-century miniatures, originally made for bound books, which combine text and images from the Shahnama.
Portrait of a Scholar
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May 7, 2005 - November 6, 2005
Examples of bound books, book covers, loose folios, and other items from the Museum's collection, this exhibition will explore facets of the India's rich tradition of book production and illustration.
Mongols and Monks
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May 7, 2005 - November 6, 2005
In 1779 and 1780, Mongolian artists worked feverishly to paint, sculpt, and sew images of elegant Buddhist deities to adorn Xumifushou Temple in time for the Emperor's seventieth birthday celebrations.
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April 30, 2005 - October 16, 2005
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the oldest art museum and school in the United States.
"Vermelha (Red)" Chair
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April 23 - October 9, 2005
This installation from the Museum's collection includes furniture, lighting, textiles and utilitarian objects, many of them recent acquisitions, which reflect contemporary designers' interest in varying materials.
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July 16, 2005 - September 25, 2005
The Prat Collection is one of the finest private collections of drawings in the world, highlighting some three centuries of work by French artists active before 1900 and including drawings by great masters as well as superb examples by lesser known artists. The one hundred drawings on display in the exhibition will reflect the panorama of French draftsmanship and will include some of the finest examples from the collection.
The Lonely House
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April 9, 2005 - July 31, 2005
This exhibition traces the evolution in his prints of many of the signature subjects of the artist’s mature style, such as the isolated figure by a window and other intimate glimpses of contemporary American life.
Singular Effects of the Universal Vegetable Pills on a Green Grocer! A Fact!
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March 19, 2005 - July 17, 2005
This lively exhibition traces the history of the colorful purveyors of patent and quack medicines over the past four centuries.
Still Life with Peonies
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February 19, 2005 - July 17, 2005
Coinciding with Philadelphia’s annual Flower Show, this choice bouquet of more than fifty photographs from the Museum’s collection illustrates the enduring fascination with flowers and plants from the first decades of the medium to the present.
Eternal Springtime
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September 10, 2004 - June 15, 2005
On the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of this celebrated showcase of works by the great French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917).
Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War)
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February 16, 2005 - May 30, 2005
This exhibition considers all aspects of the artist's long and controversial career. Over 200 works of art are on view, many of which are being shown in the United States for the first time.
Libations
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November 13, 2003 - May 15, 2005
This exhibition explores the art and artifacts of tea and wine from the most ancient Chinese ritual wine vessels to a contemporary Korean teapot.
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August 11, 2004 - April 26, 2005
The opportunity to see a Vermeer in Philadelphia has been very rare since the Widener Collection went to the National Gallery in Washington in 1942.
Himalayan Texts and Charms
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October 23, 2004 - April 24, 2005
This installation showcases diverse examples of books, book covers, illuminated manuscripts, and printed charms, as well as paintings and sculptures of book-holding deities to explore the art and the power of the written word in Nepal and Tibet.
The Poet Bihari Offers Homage to Radha and Krishna
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October 9, 2004 - April 24, 2005
Twenty "miniature" paintings from the Rajput courts of India, dating from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries.
Swing Landscape
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January 15, 2005 - April 17, 2005
An array of paintings, prints, and drawings from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, including Davis’s early nautical work. Also on view is work by Davis’s contemporaries.
Chair
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November 17, 2004 - April 10, 2005
The exhibition includes some eleven pieces of the furniture she designed for Knoll, Inc., as well as photographs of interiors that demonstrate the designer’s ability to relate interior design to the building, and furniture and textiles to the interior.
Woven for Joy
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May 22, 2004 - April 10, 2005
View coverlets illustrating the characteristics of various weaving techniques.
Mongolia
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August 7, 2004 - March 6, 2005
This exhibition features ceramics, weavings, and a monumental bronze bell by the American artist Toshiko Takaezu.
Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang Rivers
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August 2003 - February 23, 2005
Recent acquisitions of Korean contemporary art in all media.
Melancholia
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October 30, 2004 - February 21, 2005
This exhibition draws largely on two acquisitions that have greatly enhanced the Museum’s reputation in the field of Italian art.
Still from The Greeting
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November 20, 2004 - February 13, 2005
Special video exhibition.
Portrait of Cosimo I de' Medici as Orpheus
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November 20, 2004 - February 13, 2005
The exhibition includes some forty works and is enriched by a group of drawings from the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi (the Drawing and Print Room of the Uffizi) in Florence, which holds the greatest cache of drawings by Pontormo and Bronzino.
Fourth Street Bridge, Saint Charles, Missouri
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December 11, 2004 - February 6, 2005
The exhibition is part of a city-wide celebration of the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Leopard stool (royal seat)
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October 2, 2004 - January 2, 2005
The exhibition includes approximately 130 objects, including sculpture, masks, textiles, jewelry, photographs, film, and contemporary art.

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