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December 28th, 2007
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December 14th, 2007
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December 13th, 2007
The Philadelphia Museum of Art will be the only East Coast venue for the first major exhibition in 15 years to be devoted to Frida Kahlo in the United States. Frida Kahlo (February 20-May 18, 2008) examines the art of one of the most influential artists of the last 50 years. The exhibition includes more than 40 of the Mexican artist’s self-portraits, portraits, allegorical and symbolic paintings and still lifes, among them paintings that have never been exhibited before and others that will be seen in the U.S. for the first time. The exhibition is drawn from more than 30 collections in the U.S., Mexico, France, and Japan. Two of the most important and extensive collections of Kahlo’s work – the Museo Dolores Olmedo in Mexico City and the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art, Cuernavaca – have lent many of their most treasured Kahlo paintings. The exhibition is organized by Walker Art Center in association with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

February 20 - May 18, 2008

A stimulating series of art history courses, concerts, and lectures and a Friday evening performance are offered in conjunction with "Frida Kahlo"

The pictures of Juan Soriano appear to have been painted after an excess of fever and they express an intimate condition, the very soul of the painter. - critic Lorenzo Valera (1940)

December 11th, 2007
More children can now see Renoir Landscapes exhibition free. Extended hours will include New Year’s Eve Day and New Year’s Day

December 4th, 2007
The Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial presents the third exhibition in the 30th season of the four-part Wind Challenge Exhibitions at Fleisher—the Delaware Valley’s premier juried artist exhibition program. This season’s twelve Challenge artists were selected from a field of 273 applicants to exhibit in one of four three-person exhibitions. Challenge #3 features installations created by artist team Billy Blaise Dufala and Steven Dufala, Laura M. Haight, and ceramic sculpture by Jury Smith.

The Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial celebrates the yuletide season with an installation of a traditional Italian presepio in Fleisher’s Frank and Betty Louchheim Lobby, 719 Catharine Street in South Philadelphia. Fleisher will be closed for the holidays on December 22 through 25 and December 29 through January 1, 2008—however, when the lobby is closed, the display will be illuminated and visible through the lobby windows facing Polumbo Park. Hours for the presepio are 11:00 AM to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

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. This exhibition includes drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture by young artists (ages five to eighteen), and paintings and drawings by parents enrolled in the Saturday painting classes.

November 28th, 2007
Lee Miller (1907-1977) was one of the most original and ambitious photographers of the 20th century. She performed with unique success on both sides of the camera, starting her career as a fashion model in New York, working as a studio assistant to Man Ray in Paris, independently creating haunting, surrealist-inspired images as well as portraiture, and serving as a war correspondent during World War II. In early 2008 the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present The Art of Lee Miller, a selection of more than 140 objects, mainly vintage photographs, celebrating Miller's remarkable life and her art, and the way in which each reflected and influenced the other. Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum on the occasion of the 2007 centenary of her birth, the exhibition will span her extraordinary career as a photographer and is the first complete retrospective, exploring her transformation from artist's muse to ground-breaking artist.

November 27th, 2007
The Philadelphia Museum of Art will present the first-ever exhibition devoted to Nepalese Art of the Malla period (1200-1769) — an artistic “Golden Age.” Marvels of the Malla Period: A Nepalese Renaissance 1200-1603 (December 22, 2007 – June 2, 2008), on view in Gallery 232, explores a time of remarkable creativity, when the fame of Nepal’s artists spread to Tibet, Bhutan, India, and even the Chinese court of Kublai Khan. The exhibition features 25 rarely seen masterpieces from the Museum’s collection and offers a stunning overview of a Nepalese artistic and cultural renaissance.

For Hindus in India and across the world, Krishna is understood to be both God and man. He is an incarnation of the god Vishnu and the supreme deity as well as a beloved baby, a flirtatious youth and a kingly counselor. For many centuries, Krishna’s divinity has been woven together with his human story in exquisite poems and images. While the mature Krishna is revered as a wise warrior, younger Krishna is the primary focus of popular worship, most often depicted as an adorable toddler who steals butter from his stepmother; as a child who frolics in the forest; and as a cowherd lover who plays his flute to lure women deep into the woods. This youthful — often impish, often dashing — depiction of the deity is the subject of A Flute in the Forest: Tales of Young Krishna (December 22, 2007 – June 2, 2008) on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Gallery 227. The exhibition’s 25 paintings, six sculptures, two ritual objects and two silk embroidered textiles — all from the Museum’s collection — offer visitors a broad view of the deity as a child, an adolescent, and the focus of devotion.

November 19th, 2007
In 2006, the Philadelphia Museum of Art acquired Office Love (2001), a large tapestry by the South African artist William Kentridge (born 1955), whose work encompassing drawing, video, sculpture and theater, has made him one of the most eloquent artistic voices to emerge in South Africa after the fall of apartheid. William Kentridge: Tapestries (December 12, 2007-April 6, 2008) showcases 11 large-scale tapestries from a series conceived by and executed under Kentridge’s artistic direction between 2001 and 2007. On loan from public and private collections in Europe, South Africa, and the United States, the tapestries and 23 additional works—etchings, bronze sculptures, drawings, and an artist’s book—will offer a rich context for the Museum’s Office Love, which is more than 11 feet high and 15 feet wide and is the largest of the tapestries on view. The exhibition reflects the development of Kentridge’s iconic images of a porter and the processional characters that represent the transitional conditions that have plagued South Africa in the aftershocks of the apartheid regime since the mid-1990s. The exhibition is the fourth and most ambitious of the Museum’s ongoing Notations series, and it will occupy the Gisela and Dennis Alter Gallery (176) and adjacent galleries 172 and 173. It will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

November 14th, 2007
Newly furnished rooms coincide with Yuletide Tours of Fairmount Park houses; Mount Pleasant offers "A Season for Feasting" as Yuletide theme

“Why a Painting Is Like A Pizza: A Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Modern Art” kicks off the lecture series, November 15, 2007.

October 31st, 2007
What happens to artists’ works after they leave the annual Craft Show that benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art? Most of the innovative glass, metal, clay, fiber or wood objects are snatched up by buyers eager to build their personal collections; sometimes, however, a work may catch the eye of a curator and join the Museum’s craft collection. A selection of 34 exemplary objects, Precious Possessions: The American Craft Collection is an exhibition drawn from the Museum's craft collection, which has grown steadily and substantially through gifts and purchases over the last six decades. It opens at the Museum on Nov. 3, 2007 in the North Auditorium Gallery and runs through June 29, 2008. The installation celebrates the Museum’s 31st annual Craft Show, which is held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (Nov. 7-11, 2007) and organized by the Craft Show Committee and the Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

October 25th, 2007
The Philadelphia Museum of Art will present a survey of video and film by contemporary artists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, the first of its kind in the United States. Live Cinema/Return of the Image: Video from Central Asia (on view November 16, 2007 through February 17, 2008 in Gallery 179) looks at recent developments in the artistic production of a region that has been largely underrepresented in the international art world. In the Search of Place, The Dervish Way and Eccentricity and Melancholia, investigate the unique history of this turbulent region and its effect upon artistic production. Viktor Misiano, guest curator and founder and editor-in-chief of Moscow Art Magazine, credits Central Asian artists with retaining trust in what he describes as “the figuratively authentic and immediately suggestive ‘image.’”

October 16th, 2007
Come indulge in cocktails and jazz every Friday night this Fall.

October 9th, 2007
Highlights recently acquired masterpieces by the 19th century Italian painter

October 8th, 2007
Learn what lies "Beyond" October 26th and 27th, 2007

October 4th, 2007
Concerts Feature Students from the Curtis Institute of Music

October 2nd, 2007
The Philadelphia Museum of Art welcomes travelers from near and far to Renoir Landscapes and the City of Brotherly Love.

The public is invited to attend lectures, classes and concerts, celebrating the life and work of the great Impressionist.

Philadelphia is the only U.S. venue for the first exhibition devoted to the Impressionist master's landscape vision.

September 20th, 2007
Challenge #2 Continues the 30th Seasib of Juried Exhibitions Featuring Gregory Brellochs, William Gannotta, and Rebecca Saylor Sack: October 19 through November 17, 2007

September 15th, 2007
First visitors enjoy free admission through December 31, 2007.

September 13th, 2007
The Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building will open to the public on September 15, 2007

September 12th, 2007
Free admission to new Perelman Building available to individual guests through December 31, 2007.

September 11th, 2007
A Conversation in Three Dimensions: Sculpture from the Collections (September 2007–Spring 2008)

September 10th, 2007
An Inaugural Exhibition in the Collab Gallery, Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building

September 9th, 2007
A Passion for Perfection (September 15, 2007-March 9, 2008)

September 8th, 2007
From the Renaissance to the Surreal: Gifts to the Library and Archives (September 2007–February 2008)

September 7th, 2007
Alfred Stieglitz and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (September 15, 2007–January 31, 2008)

September 6th, 2007
Perelman Building is the New Home to Three of the Museum's Major Areas of Conservation.

September 5th, 2007
With Staff Support, Publications, Technology, Videos, and Other Tools, Art Becomes More Accessible to Teachers and their Students

September 4th, 2007
An Exhibition of Four Artists' Approach to the Art of the Book

August 9th, 2007
Alfred Stieglitz and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (September 15, 2007- January 31, 2008)

A Passion for Perfection (September 15, 2007-March 9, 2008)

An Inaugural Exhibition in the Collab Gallery, Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building

August 8th, 2007
The Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial will present the first exhibition in the thirtieth season of the four-part Wind Challenge Exhibitions at Fleisher—the Delaware Valley’s premier juried artist exhibition program. This season’s twelve Challenge artists were selected from a field of 273 applicants to exhibit in one of four three-person exhibitions. The first of this year’s Wind Challenge features bold gestural work of photographers Walter Plotnick, Roger Matsumoto, and Richard Ryan. The exhibition begins on Saturday, September 8th, with an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and continues through October 6th.

August 3rd, 2007
One of the most prominent Italian painters of the late 19th century, Antonio Mancini (1852-1930) was at the forefront of Verismo, the Italian response to realism.

A landmark exhibition featuring the rare surviving works of art from the first commercially produced porcelain made in America.

An exhibition featuring 100 kimono created in the late 19th and early-to-mid 20th centuries – one of the most dynamic periods in the history of Japan’s national costume.

A touring exhibition devoted to the art of Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) will be on view from February 20 through May 18, 2008.

The exhibition examines the resurgence of interest in quilting in the Gee’s Bend community, presenting newly discovered quilts from the 1930s to the 1980s along with more recent work by established quilters and the younger generation they have inspired.

This exhibition showcases a group of tapestries from a series conceived by Kentridge and executed under his artistic direction between 2001 and 2007.

An exhibition featuring some 150 images, mainly vintage photographs, celebrating Miller's remarkable life and her art, and how each reflected and influenced the other.

July 19th, 2007
The Philadelphia Museum of Art anticipates an enthusiastic public response when tickets for Renoir Landscapes go on sale to the public on September 5, 2007. The Museum has also taken a variety of steps to make it easy to visit the only U.S. venue to host the acclaimed internationally touring exhibition, which is organized by the National Gallery of Art in London, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Registration is available at the Museum although pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

Philadelphia will be the only U.S. venue for the first exhibition devoted to the Impressionist master’s vision of landscape.

July 17th, 2007
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July 6th, 2007
The Philadelphia Museum of Art continues its commitment to presenting provocative contemporary art with Kiefer, Polke, Richter, an exhibition including works by several of the most significant painters to come of age in Germany during the culturally charged aftermath of World War II. Anselm Kiefer, Sigmar Polke, and Gerhard Richter have mounted vigorous reexaminations of pictorial practice, pushing the limits of expressive possibilities in their art. Each asks precise and poignant questions about the relevance of history painting and explores the relationship between painting and photography. On view from July 21 to November 25, 2007, this exhibition including works from the Museum’s collection as well as loans from collections in the area is the third installment in the ongoing Notations series, which focuses on aspects of contemporary art within the Museum’s expanding collection.

June 29th, 2007
From the Renaissance to the Surreal: Gifts to the Library and Archives (September 2007–February 2008)

The sculpture collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art encompass more than 3,000 works of art ranging in date from ancient Chinese sculptures made by unknown artists in the third millennium B.C. to 21st-century pieces by such eminent figures as Constantin Brancusi and Dan Flavin. Because of limitations in gallery space in the main Museum, many of the masterworks of this collection are not always on view, and some have only rarely been exhibited.

June 25th, 2007
The Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building will open to the public on September 15, 2007

June 21st, 2007
The Book of War: The Free Library of Philadelphia's Mughal Razmnama Folios (July 14–December 9, 2007)

June 4th, 2007
The Museum is increasing general admission and discounted fees while retaining free admission to children 12 years old and younger, free admission to Philadelphia public school groups, and the popular "pay what you wish" for all visitors on Sundays.

May 31st, 2007
This summer the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of rarely seen Tibetan-Buddhist ritual images and implements. Tibetan Ritual Arts is the second of a two-part series of exhibitions dedicated to introducing the Museum's recently acquired—and newly conserved—Tibetan-Buddhist domestic altar. On view from June 2 to November 30, 2007 in Gallery 232, it will include slightly over 50 objects drawn from the Museum’s outstanding collection of Himalayan art. "The paintings on the altar inspired the theme of this exhibition," said Associate Curator of Indian and Himalayan Art Katherine Anne Paul. "Outside of Tibet, it is quite rare to see images of ordinary people performing rituals. The altar's painted decoration and the implements displayed in the niches provide an exceptional window into popular Tibetan-Buddhist rituals."

May 30th, 2007
Forging an American Identity: The Art of William Ranney (June 26–August 19, 2007)

May 29th, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 19th, 2007
This spring the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present Live Cinema/Marine Hugonnier: Trilogy, a series of super 16mm films transferred to DVD that explores the ways in which images of the landscape influence the observer’s experience of it, and conversely, how history or ideology can shape the perception of a landscape.

William H. Johnson’s World on Paper examines, for the first time, his achievements as a graphic artist. Delicate watercolor drawings, bold block prints, and colorful screenprints reveal him as an inventive modernist.

April 3rd, 2007
Particulars of Place: Photo Portfolios from the Collection April 21–November 4, 2007

March 28th, 2007
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March 16th, 2007
This spring's Art After 5 line-up continues to deliver the kinds of eclectic and exciting live performances that audiences have come to expect.

March 15th, 2007
The Annual Adult Student Members Exhibition is the culmination of the 109th year of fine art instruction at South Philadelphia's "http://www.philamuseum.org/information/47-491-374.html" Fleisher Art Memorial. This year's exhibition will consist of two parts, designed and developed by students and their instructors, exemplifying the teaching and learning philosophy of the Fleisher Art Memorial. Nearly 400 students will have their work on view in Fleisher's galleries. Many of these works will be for sale.

March 12th, 2007
23 March through 14 April, 2007

February 26th, 2007
Workers Use State-of-the-Art Lasers to Give Colossal Figures a Makeover

February 23rd, 2007
Beginning Thursday, March 1, 2007, the Museum’s parking charge, currently $5 on the Terrace on weekends, will be in effect seven days a week for general visitors.

Opportunity to see the restored sculptures up close and personal from the 35th Floor of Centre Square East

February 2nd, 2007
The Division of Education at the Philadelphia Museum of Art invites families to participate in an exciting array of Family and Children’s Programs this winter and spring.

February 1st, 2007
Ike Taiga and Tokuyama Gyokuran: Japanese Masters of the Brush, on view May 1-July 22, 2007

January 31st, 2007
This season’s twelve Challenge artists were selected from a field of nearly 330 applicants to exhibit in one of four three-person exhibitions.

January 24th, 2007
Annual valentine card printing workshop — all ages welcome!

January 19th, 2007
To celebrate the theme, 'Create a Philadelphia Story,' guests will don their black-tie or black-and-white best as a nod to the classic Hollywood film, The Philadelphia Story.

The months ahead bring a diverse and exciting line-up of performers to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for its popular Friday night series Art After 5.

January 17th, 2007
Fundraising surpasses halfway mark; total number of contributions is now over 3000

January 11th, 2007
Contemporary artists employ a dazzling array of techniques and technologies to engage with and expand upon the centuries-old tradition of creating art on paper. This spring the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present a diverse selection of prints, drawings, and photographs created by artists from around the world dating from the mid-1980s to the present. The exhibition includes works that stretch existing boundaries of technique, composition, or imagery, and demonstrate the dynamic nature of artistic endeavor in the field, as well as the breadth of the Museum’s recent collecting in this area. Organized by Innis Howe Shoemaker, the Audrey and William H. Helfand Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Contemporary Art on Paperwill be on view from February 10 through April 22, 2007 in the Berman and Stieglitz Galleries.

January 10th, 2007
Conserving a Tibetan Altar On view through June 2007 in Gallery 232

January 5th, 2007
Thomas Jefferson University Lends Painting

January 4th, 2007
The Gross Clinic to go on view at Philadelphia Museum of Art, followed by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Fundraising momentum continues

January 3rd, 2007
8:00 PM, Saturday 20 January 2007, The Sanctuary of the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial

In spring 2007, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present a comprehensive, 50-year retrospective exhibition devoted to the art of Thomas Chimes. On view from February 27–May 6, 2007, Thomas Chimes: Adventures in ’Pataphysics will present approximately 100 paintings, metal box constructions, and works on paper created between 1959 and 2006, including many never previously exhibited. The first full-scale review of Chimes’s career since 1986, this exhibition will provide a fresh look at the life and work of this highly original artist.

 

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