September 1, 1979 - December 2, 1979
Fashion Plate: Modes and Manners is an exhibition of 105 prints installed in the Print Gallery.
August 12, 1979 - September 16, 1979
This year, the University of Pennsylvania celebrates its two hundredth anniversary as the first seat of learning in the United States to be named a university. The present exhibit of works owned by, or otherwise associated with, the University is the result of a close cooperation in which the Museum joins the University in celebrating its bicentenary.
June 9, 1979 - August 12, 1979
The Architecture of Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens (1869-1944) is an exhibition of 30 architectural photographs and models installed in the Special Exhibitions Gallery.
June 30, 1979 - August 12, 1979
Violet Oakley (1874-1961) is an exhibition of 175 paintings, drawings, and objects installed in the Special Exhibitions Gallery.
February 25, 1979 - May 27, 1979
Treasures of Early Irish Art opened at the Museum on February 25. Comprising works from the National Museum of Ireland, the Royal Irish Academy, and Trinity College, Dublin, and organized in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibition toured the United States for two years, ending in Philadelphia.
March 24, 1979 - May 20, 1979
Contemporary Drawings: Philadelphia is an involvement in and a thorough look at drawings by Philadelphia-area artists as presented in an unusual cooperative exhibition by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
March 10, 1979 - May 6, 1979
While craftsmen and industrial designers often express different concerns, they share an understanding of the nature of materials and the limitations and capabilities of available techniques. The diversity of forms created by hand and by machine enrich the Museum's collections of the decorative arts of this century.
December 16, 1978 - January 21, 1979
In December, an exhibition was opened of the works of art bequeathed to the Museum by Charlotte Dorrance Wright. This collection gave the Museum seven flower paintings by Fantin-Latour, the first Gauguin to enter the collection, a group of eleven paintings by the English animal painter Munnings, a Degas, the beautiful Monet view of Antibes, three Pissarros, and a Sisley.