Perhaps no other individual in the first half of this century did as much to foster a truly American expression of the modern world, to
encourage and promote other artists who shared his vision, as Alfred Stieglitz. Dorothy Norman was one visitor who happened on his gallery and they began a deep, enduring companionship which found expression in their work. This exhibition of some 60 photographs covers the years between their first meeting in 1927 and Stieglitz's death in 1946.
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the sailing of the first American ship to China, the Museum will examine Philadelphia's position in the
trade through an exhibition of over 300 objects which were commissioned by Philadelphians or which arrived on ships at the city's port. These
represent some of the finest objects produced by Chinese artists for the American market.
John Marin (1870-1953), perhaps best known for his innovative city and seascapes in watercolor, first gained recognition for his
accomplishments as a graphic artist. Some 60 etchings and 27 watercolors will be
displayed in this exhibit.
The natural world of animals, flowers, and landscapes, the mythological realm of sea creatures, scenes of everyday life, and stories from the
Bible all found their way into 17th-and 18th-century Dutch homes on colorful ceramic wall tiles. This exhibition presents some 1500 tiles dating from 1570 to 1850.
As no other people before them, the 17th-Century Dutch left a detailed visual record of their society, land, and possessions. The richness and
beauty of Dutch genre painting--scenes of everyday life--is revealed in 120 paintings lent by museums and private collections in Europe and
the United States, the first major exhibition of the subject ever mounted in this country.
Tabu Dada: Jean Crotti and Suzanne Duchamp, 1915-1922 is an exhibition of 69 paintings, drawings, and watercolors, supplemented with photographs and documents, installed in the Twentieth-Century Art