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April 11, 1976 - October 10, 1976
Opening on April 11, the Bicentennial exhibition Philadelphia: Three Centuries of American Art presented over 550 magnificent objects created in the Philadelphia area, ranging from paintings, prints, and photographs to sculpture, decorative arts, costumes, and architecture. Designed by the Philadelphia architectural firm of Venturi and Rauch, the installation was arranged chronologically in 50-year periods.
July 19, 1976 - October 4, 1976
From July 19 through mid-autumn the exhibition Eagles, Flags, and Heroes: Signs and Symbols of Patriotic Pride, organized by Ann Percy, Associate Curator for Drawings, considerably enlivened the Ground Floor Corridor. Popular American emblems ranging from eagles to Uncle Sam adorned a colorful variety of approximately 50 objects in diverse media.
February 27, 1976 - July 6, 1976
In April, Associate Curator for Drawings Ann Percy mounted an exhibition of superb Old Master drawings from the collections of the Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, on deposit here.