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December 21st, 2006
Philadelphia Museum of Art and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to Acquire Painting; Contributions Are Ongoing

December 15th, 2006
Fantastic and Functional Animals in Indian Art December 9, 2006 - June 2007 in Gallery 227

December 11th, 2006
National cultural, civic and community leaders are uniting to broaden the public’s understanding of the civic, historic, and artistic importance of Thomas Eakins’ 1875 masterpiece, The Gross Clinic, and to ensure that the painting stays in Philadelphia. The leaders have joined “The Committee to Keep Eakins’ Masterpiece in Philadelphia,” a group recently established by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and led by WHYY President & CEO William J. Marrazzo.

December 4th, 2006
The Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial announced today the appointment of Matthew Braun as its new Executive Director. Braun’s appointment concludes a successful national search.

November 22nd, 2006
The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts announced today that WHYY President & CEO William J. Marrazzo will convene and lead a committee of national cultural, civic, and community leaders to broaden the public’s understanding of the social and artistic importance of Thomas Eakins’ 1875 masterpiece, The Gross Clinic, and to ensure it stays in Philadelphia.

November 20th, 2006
The Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial celebrates the yuletide season with an installation of a traditional Italian presepio.

November 17th, 2006
In an appeal to the community, a fund and hotline are established for The Gross Clinic

November 14th, 2006
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is pleased to announce it has received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

November 7th, 2006
The Annual Young People’s Exhibition features work from more than 400 students enrolled in the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial’s Saturday Young People’s Program.

November 6th, 2006
The Philadelphia Museum of Art has announced the election of three new Trustees: Ira Brind, Ruth Colket, and Constance H. Williams.

November 3rd, 2006
African artist Georges Adéagbo scours Philadelphia for materials used in mixed media installation

October 31st, 2006
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October 26th, 2006
Kyle Korver of the 76ers will appear at anniversary event benefiting the Division of Education

October 24th, 2006
The Philadelphia Museum of Art will offer the most comprehensive presentation in the United States to date of videos by Mircea Cantor, a Paris-based artist whose work has drawn much international attention in recent years.

October 19th, 2006
The Philadelphia Museum of Art today announced its selection of Frank O. Gehry as architect for a 10-year master plan to dramatically expand the Museum.

October 6th, 2006
This exceptional opportunity for art lovers to acquire small-scale art in a range of media by exceptional artists at a miniscule price will take place at the second annual Dear Fleisher – 4 x 6 Inches of Art exhibition and sale at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial in South Philadelphia on October, 15, 2006, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

October 3rd, 2006
This autumn the Philadelphia Museum of Art invites families and children to experience the rich tapestry of Latin American cultures through a special series of family events that will include musical performances, artist demonstrations and hands-on craft making activities for kids.

September 26th, 2006
Gala, family events and exhibition will celebrate this milestone.

September 22nd, 2006
The Art After 5 series of Friday night performances at the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present a dynamic lineup of Latin jazz this fall.

October 27 - November 25, 2006: The Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial will present the second exhibition in the twenty-ninth season of the four-part Wind Challenge Exhibitions at Fleisher -- the Delaware Valley’s premier juried artist exhibition program.

September 21st, 2006
On view from October 21, 2006 through January 14, 2007, Mexico and Modern Printmaking: A Revolution in the Graphic Arts, 1920-1950 will present 125 prints and posters by 50 Mexican and foreign-born artists. The inclusion of foreigners working in Mexico underscores the powerful attraction exerted by that country and its art communities over several generations of artists and printmakers worldwide.

September 19th, 2006
Celebrating American Craft: 30 Years of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show will be on view September 19, 2006 through Fall 2007 in the North Auditorium Gallery

September 6th, 2006
The 15th Anniversary of the annual Rodin Garden Party will take place on Friday evening, September 29, 2006.

August 31st, 2006
The Philadelphia Museum of Art has been steadily adding enhanced features to its website, making both the online and in-person Museum experience more educational and inspirational to an ever-broadening audience.

August 29th, 2006
In honor of the influential photographer, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present Modern People: A Tribute to Arnold Newman from September 23, 2006-March 4, 2007 in the Julien Levy Gallery.

August 9th, 2006
On view through June 2007, this exhibition presents a selection of works in the Pop Art and Op Art tradition, highlighting a pivotal American art movement that brought artists like Warhol and Lichtenstein into the mainstream culture of the 1960s and 70s, and continues to reverberate in the visual art scene of today.

July 20th, 2006
This exhibition will feature some 40 examples of Georg Jensen Inc.’s innovative flatware and holloware, including original design drawings for many of the objects.

The Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation has announced that it has selected the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial as the 2006 recipient of the George Bartol Arts Education Award in recognition of their outstanding arts education programs.

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July 17th, 2006
In a special tribute to the late Dr. Dean Walker (1948–2005), who served for fifteen years as the Museum’s Henry P. McIlhenny Senior Curator of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture, the Museum will present this exhibition of over 20 drawings and related objects from his personal collection.

July 10th, 2006
This focused exhibition will feature fifteen objects that explore developments in textile design in the 18th century including patterned dresses worn by some of Philadelphia's most fashionable women of the era.

July 5th, 2006
The Philadelphia Museum of Art announced today that it has received a gift of nine studies for Groundhog Day (1959) one of Andrew Wyeth’s best-known paintings, from the artist and his wife, Betsy Wyeth.

June 28th, 2006
The Philadelphia Museum of Art has been given the Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Collection of American Presidential China, considered the finest outside the White House, including more than 450 wares designed for and used by U.S. Presidents from George Washington to Ronald Reagan

June 27th, 2006
The Mingus Big Band is but one highlight in an action-packed summer lineup of Friday night concerts from July through September that will feature some of the region's top jazz musicians and vocalists

Normally closed on Mondays, the Philadelphia Museum of Art on July 3 and July 10 will open Andrew Wyeth: Memory and Magic from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m

June 22nd, 2006
Celebrating the expansion of the Korean art program and the 10th anniversary of the Korean Heritage Weekend, this exhibition of approximately 50 works includes screen paintings, hanging scrolls, furniture, and ceramics.

June 20th, 2006
A major pan-national exhibition, Tesoros/Treasures/Tesouros: The Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820 will present some 250 works of art spanning the centuries from the arrival of Columbus to the emergence of national independence movements, including spectacular examples of painting, sculpture, feather-work, shell-inlaid furniture, objects in gold and silver, ceramics and textiles.

June 13th, 2006
Throughout the summer of 2006, the Museum’s Division of Education welcomes kids of all ages to take part in hands-on art activities and tours that spark the imagination.

June 7th, 2006
The Samuel Fleisher Art Memorial in South Philadelphia plays host to a cavalcade of mirth and whimsy from the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Wednesday, June 14th.

June 5th, 2006
Elisabeth R. Agro is appointed to the new position of Nancy M. McNeil Associate Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts, effective October 1, 2006.

Gilding the Lotus: Enriching the Himalayan Collection explores the artistic diversity as well as the spiritual significance of gold in Himalayan art, on view from June 10 through October 2006.

May 25th, 2006
In a dramatic gesture underscoring the unexpected possibilities that art may bring to public spaces, a monumental bronze sculpture of a crouching spider is on view through 2006 on the East Terrace of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

May 19th, 2006
The Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial in South Philadelphia continues its second century of low-tuition art instruction with a summer semester of workshops for adults and children beginning in June.

May 15th, 2006
On Monday, May 22, 2006, 5:30–7:30 p.m., the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial will present the 2006 Founder’s Award to James Nelson Kise, James Bennett Straw and David A. Shultz, in a ceremony at Fleisher, 719 Catharine Street.

May 9th, 2006
In celebration of the centenary of the birth of Julien Levy (1906–1981), the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present a major exhibition and publish a comprehensive book surveying Levy’s collection of photographs.

May 5th, 2006
The Philadelphia Museum of Art gears up for the summer of 2006 with a warm, breezy exhibition of more than 50 photographs from the collection that reflect the sizzle of the summer season from a variety of perspectives.

May 4th, 2006
The Fleisher Art Memorial teaching staff showcase their artwork with the Annual Fleisher Faculty Exhibition, May 6th through July 14th.

April 26th, 2006
Someone’s in the Kitchen: Culinary Design Objects from the Collection examines the inventive approaches by industrial designers who created culinary objects for the home in the latter half of the 20th century.

April 4th, 2006
Following a 24-month, $1.6 m restoration project, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is reopening Mount Pleasant, the Fairmount Park mansion that has been praised as one of the finest mid-eighteenth century American houses.

March 27th, 2006
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March 20th, 2006
The Museum's Art After 5 series fuses the worlds of modern art and modern jazz this spring with the world premiere of an original composition inspired by the Museum’s collection of works by Spanish surrealist Joan Miró.

March 17th, 2006
The renovation and expansion of the landmark Art Deco building on Fairmount and Pennsylvania recasts the 1928 structure as the gateway to the future for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the first phase of a master plan to dramatically expand and update the Museum.

March 6th, 2006
Visitors can now access the Internet through their laptops and other Wi-Fi enabled devices to view the Museum’s web site, read e-mail, instant message, or search the web—all via free, high speed, wireless Internet service.

March 3rd, 2006
Thirty-nine paintings, collages, and drawings trace the changes that occurred in Ellsworth Kelly's work during the formative period in which he developed the intensely felt abstraction for which he is widely known today.

February 28th, 2006
Recently acquired work by Thomas Hirschhorn highlights Energy Yes!, the first in new series of gallery installations, entitled "Notations," exploring contemporary art in the Museum’s expanding collection.

February 15th, 2006
The Museum is once again collaborating with hotels, Amtrak, schools, and others as Wyeth tickets go on sale February 15, 2006.

February 8th, 2006
Fifty multi-media works by 26 local artists affiliated with the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial are featured in the Spring exhibit at The Philadelphia Foundation’s Community Art Gallery, opening Thursday, February 9, 2006.

February 1st, 2006
A choice selection of over 80 prints and drawings acquired between 2000 and 2005 will be on view in the Museum’s Berman & Stieglitz Galleries from March 11-May 21, 2006.

January 31st, 2006
Executive Director Thora Jacobson, who has served Fleisher for 33 years, will step down to take on a new personal and professional challenge as Chief Operating Officer of Philagrafika.

January 26th, 2006
Dear Fleisher – 4 x 6 Inches of Art

The Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial presents the final exhibition in the twenty-eighth season of the four-part Wind Challenge Series at Fleisher – the Delaware Valley’s premier juried artist exhibition program.

January 24th, 2006
The Young Friends annual Winter Gala will be held February 18, 2006. The Gala's theme of 'Bring on the Knight' will celebrate the Museum's magnificent collection of arms and armor.

January 18th, 2006
The exhibit examines the way in which art, utility, and craft merge to inform visual ideas and notations of beauty.

January 13th, 2006
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the royal wedding, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present the exhibition Fit for a Princess: Grace Kelly’s Wedding Dress, on view from April 1 through May 21, along with a lavishly illustrated publication devoted to Grace Kelly’s style, her famous gown and its colorful history.

January 12th, 2006
The Philadelphia Museum of Art will present In Pursuit of Genius: Jean-Antoine Houdon and the Sculpted Portraits of Benjamin Franklin, an exhibition of some 30 works focusing on the Museum's own 1779 marble Bust of Benjamin Franklin, considered the finest version of the most familiar image of the famous Philadelphian.

January 10th, 2006
Effective January 9, 2006, Hyunsoo Woo becomes the Museum’s first curator specializing in Korean art and one of a small number of curators in the United States to be fully dedicated to this important field.

A series of special tours and public programs offer Museum visitors the opportunity to examine Franklin’s life and legacy.

January 4th, 2006
The Philadelphia Museum of Art will present Andrew Wyeth: Memory and Magic, an exhibition that surveys seven decades of the artist’s achievement, from March 29 through July 16, 2006. The retrospective will include more than 100 works, among them tempera paintings and watercolors from the 1930s to the present.

 

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