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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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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.

  • Friday, May 25, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 10, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, June 17, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.

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.

  • Friday, May 25, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 26, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 28, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 1, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 2, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 3, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.

Flowers in Art
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.

  • Friday, May 25, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m.

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, May 25, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 26, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 28, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Friday, June 22, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Asian Art
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Visit rare architectural settings and discover intriguing works of art from all parts of Asia, including some of the oldest objects in the collection.

  • Friday, May 25, 2018, Starts at 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 27, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 17, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Philadelphia Icons
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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

  • Friday, May 25, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 27, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Medieval and Asian Art
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Discover the Museum's superb collection of medieval and Asian paintings, sculptures, and architectural elements.

  • Saturday, May 26, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Monday, May 28, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, June 10, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Monet to van Gogh
Saturday, May 26, 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.

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.

  • Saturday, May 26, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 27, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 28, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 10, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 15, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 17, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.

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

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Monet, Picasso, Duchamp, and Twombly, this tour chronicles the course of impressionism to modern art.

  • Sunday, May 27, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.

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, May 29, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, June 10, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 15, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, June 17, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 22, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.

A Walk through Time
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house, all in one hour.

  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Friday, June 15, 2018, Starts at 1:00 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, May 30, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Arms and Armor
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

The Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Collection (galleries 245–249) features a remarkable selection of fine armor and arms. Learn how these objects were produced and how some can be traced back to the armories of powerful rulers.

Every Object Tells a Story
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Uncover the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends associated with our collection.

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 22, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Picasso and Beyond
Wednesday, June 13, 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.

Women in Art
Friday, June 15, 2018
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, explore the essential role women have played in the creation of art.

Scandalous
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Join us as we reveal some of the biggest controversies and scandals behind works in our collection.

Music in the Galleries: Light, Line, Shadow
Sunday, July 22, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor
Free after admission
Seating is limited.

Don’t miss the world premiere of Pierre Jalbert’s composition inspired by Edward Hopper’s painting Road and Trees. Performed by Network for New Music.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950

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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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