October 19, 1989 - December 31, 1989
This group of fine, nineteenth-century appliqué quilts, many of them from the Philadelphia area, has never been the subject of a specific study, and several are now exhibited for the first time. The exhibition coincides with the one hundredth annual meeting of the American Folklore Society, which occurs in Philadelphia.
September 9, 1989 - November 26, 1989
Between 1871 and 1929 Philadelphia planned and substantially executed a grand scheme to build a broad Parkway. The Philadelphia Museum of Art still houses 170 architectural drawings that document Philadelphia's important contribution to the "City Beautiful" movement, tracing the development of the Parkway (Philadelphia's "Champ-Elysee") as the intended site of major cultural and commercial monuments which literally culminated in the building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, completed in 1928.
May 21, 1989 - September 17, 1989
This extraordinary collection of paintings by the leading artists of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism--Manet, Monet, Renoir, Morisot, Degas, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin, Cézanne, Vuillard--will have its first public showing at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
September 15, 1988 - July 15, 1989
The delicate nature of works on paper and silk necessitates the frequent rotation of paintings. The current installation features the art of flower painting. Through the centuries, Chinese artists have delighted in depicting the flowers of every season.
September 15, 1988 - July 15, 1989
Sixty years ago, in the fall of 1928, a shipment of crates arrived here from Japan containing the elements of a teahouse. The teahouse and its waiting room had originally been built in 1917 by a Japanese architect for his private residence in Tokyo. It would be nearly thirty years before the plan of another architect, then director of this museum, Fiske Kimball, was completed, with the opening of the Museum's Far Eastern wing in 1957.
April 15, 1989 - July 9, 1989
This exhibition features Flemish engravers, Jan, Raphael, and Aegidius Sadeler, who were prominent figures in the world of prints and book publishing in the late 16th century.
April 22, 1989 - June 2, 1989
This exhibition, among the first ever to be devoted to a single country house, chronicles the designing of one of Great Britain's key monuments of Neoclassical architecture. Kedleston, the country seat in Derby, was largely designed by Britain's most distinguished eighteenth-century architect, Robert Adam (1728-1792).
Twenty-Five Years of Gifts from the Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
March 18, 1989 - May 21, 1989
This display is part of a year-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Friends of the Museum, who raise funds for the acquisition of works of art for the Museum's collections. Many of the approximately 40 prints, drawings, and photographs in the exhibitions are 20th century.
February 19, 1989 - April 16, 1989
This exhibition of approximately 250 photographs celebrates Robert Adams' mastery in recording the changing appearance as well as the enduring qualities of the American landscape.
February 1, 1989 - April 9, 1989
Selection of African-American Works from the Collections is a show mounted by the Department of Twentieth Century Art in honor of Black History month.
January 29, 1989 - April 2, 1989
The fascinating literary tradition which has linked the Jewish and Catholic faiths throughout the ages is demonstrated by an exhibition of 56 manuscripts from the Vatican Library. It is the first major public showing of the Vatican Library's Hebrew illuminations, chosen from the Library's collection of 801 Hebrew manuscripts.
December 17, 1988 - March 26, 1989
This exhibition presents a selection from the paintings in Johnson's catalogue of 1892 and traces the first decade of his illustrious career as an art collector. The fourteen artists represented were all active in the 1880s and 1890s. Works from eleven countries are exhibited, showing Johnson's breadth of vision, while the inclusion of three French paintings reflects his preference.
October 23, 1988 - January 8, 1989
The Philadelphia Museum of Art has organized a survey of recent paintings and drawings by Jasper Johns, one of the most celebrated and influential artists working today, for the United States Pavilion of the 43rd Venice Biennale.
November 5, 1988 - January 1, 1989
Pietro Testa, one of the most remarkable artists in the circle of Nicolas Poussin, was an enigmatic and melancholic painter active in Rome from about 1630 until his early death in 1650. During his short career he became famous for the inventiveness and technical brio of his prints and drawings, which constitute his most important artistic contribution. Following the seventeenth-century, however, Testa's reputation suffered a decline. The exhibition and catalogue should reestablish Testa's rightful reputation among the premier draftsmen and etchers of Baroque Italy.