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Installation view. Photo by Gretchen Dykstra.


Metamorphosis: Celebrating Creativity and Growth

Through fall 2024

For this opening exhibition in the Learning and Engagement Center, we invited museum artists to create artworks inspired by the concepts of transformation and growth, both seasonal and personal.

Each of the artists use various media and take different approaches to the subject. Many celebrate the changing spring landscape, colors, and temperatures that bring communities together outdoors. The qualities and attributes of Philadelphia are also highlighted, including trees, parks, buildings, and food unique to our city. Other artworks focus on personal and spiritual awakenings often associated with the changing of the seasons.

We celebrate these Philadelphia artists for their creativity and the impact they have in fostering growth and learning for people of all ages and abilities in our museum programs. As teaching artists, they facilitate art-making experiences for middle and high school students, families, US veterans, and individuals living with Parkinson’s disease.

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The artists whose work is on view in this installation collaborated with the Philadelphia Museum of Art through a range of educational programs presented by our Learning and Engagement division.

Art Kids is sponsored by

With additional support from the Jirair S. and Elizabeth Hovnanian Family Foundation, The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Harriet and Larry Weiss, Julius and Ray Charlestein Foundation, an anonymous donor, and Ellen and Ronald Caplan.

Accessible programs are supported by The Windmill Foundation.

Programs for patients with Parkinson’s Disease are supported by The Parkinson Council through a gift from the Peggy and Ellis Wachs Family Foundation.

Veterans Empowered Through Art is sponsored by

Community programs are supported by Andrea Baldeck M.D., and Marlene and Brian Dooner.

After School Art Club, Art Partners, Teen Media, and Teen Sketch Club are funded by Reliance Matrix Foundation and Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company.

The Learning and Engagement division is generously supported by annual gifts made by Learning and Engagement Committee members.


Karleen Gardner, Kathleen C. Sherrerd Deputy Director for Learning and Engagement and Adrienne Justice, Manager of Delphi Programs

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