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Parkway 100

September 8, 2017–November 16, 2018

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway turns 100 this year. Mark this milestone with Parkway 100, a 14-month, citywide celebration of our world-famous boulevard.

A great public space, the Parkway is rich in art, culture, science, and education. Join us in the coming months for a series of programs and exhibitions on the centennial theme of “Collections and Connections.”


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Philadelphia Icons
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Featuring works by famous Philly artists and art inspired by the city’s most colorful characters.

Monet to van Gogh
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.

Picasso and Beyond
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, and Dalí, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.

Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.

  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, August 16, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 17, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m.

European Art 1500 to 1850
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.

  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, August 16, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Friday, August 17, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Art of the Middle Ages
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 16, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 17, 2018, Starts at 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Flowers in Art
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Claude Monet once said, “I must have flowers, always, and always.” Stop to smell the roses as we take a tour of flowers in art.

Introduction to the Collection
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.

  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 17, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 23, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 24, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.

Ceramics
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore the history of ceramics from 10,000 BCE to today.

Modern and Contemporary Art
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.

  • Friday, August 17, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.

American Art
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018, Starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Music in the Galleries
Gallery 224, 2nd floor
Free after admission
Seating is limited.

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

  • Sruti
    • Saturday, October 20, 2018, 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., and 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
      Sruti, the India Music and Dance Society of Philadelphia, fills the Pillared Temple Hall with music.

Eda G. Diskant Memorial Lecture: Beauty and the Macabre
Saturday, October 27, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Paid tickets required
$20 (members free); includes Museum admission

For over ten years, artist, writer, and curator Joanna Ebenstein has been excavating the places where death and beauty meet through her blog Morbid Anatomy. In this talk, she searches for beauty and the macabre in our collection of European art.

Reception to follow

This lecture is supported by The Robert and Eda G. Diskant Memorial Endowment.

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Related Exhibitions

Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950: See how Georgia O’Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, and others forged bold new styles to fit the times.

Rodin’s The Kiss: Passion in the hands of a master sculptor.

To learn more about this citywide celebration, visit www.parkway100.org.




Banner image: Philadelphia Museum of Art: Perspective from Southeast, 1917–18, attributed to Julian Francis Abele, American, 1881–1950 (Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives)

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