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August 21st, 1996
Museum Sells Out Special Reserve Of Cezanne Memberships

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has announced that, due to the extraordinary level of interest in the Cézanne exhibition (at the Museum through September 1, 1996), the final day for sales of the limited new Museum memberships that include Cézanne tickets will be Sunday, August 11, 1996. The Cézanne exhibition, which has already attracted over 500,000 visitors since opening on May 30, has also seen the Museum's membership base increase from 30,000 to 48,000 as of August 8.

"We send sincerest thanks to all those who have contributed to the astonishing success of the Cézanne exhibition, and are particularly grateful to the Museum's Members, whose ongoing interest in and support of the Museum enable us to not only maintain and present an extraordinary permanent collection, but also allow the Museum to bring such important special exhibitions as Great French Paintings from The Barnes Foundation, Constantin Brancusi and Cézanne to Philadelphia," comments Robert Montgomery Scott, President of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Museum memberships, which remain available to those who are not interested in receiving admission to the Cézanne exhibition, range in price from $25 for one year's membership for students, $40 for individuals, and $55 for households (up to two adults and all children under 18 living in the same residence). Museum Members enjoy unlimited admission to the Museum, free Member publications, invitations to Members-only events, discounts in the Museum Stores and Museum Restaurant, and other benefits. For information about membership at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, call (215) 684-7840.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Its facilities include its landmark Main Building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Perelman Building, located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Rodin Museum on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and two 18th-century houses in Fairmount Park, Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove. The Museum offers a wide variety of activities for public audiences, including special exhibitions, programs for children and families, lectures, concerts and films.

For additional information, contact the Communications Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art phone at 215-684-7860, by fax at 215-235-0050, or by e-mail at The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. For general information, call (215) 763-8100.

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