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June 27, 2017 - September 17, 2017
Explore the work of legendary photographer Michael Nichols: artist, technical innovator, and ardent advocate for preserving natural habitats. Be transported through the split-second magic of images captured in some of the most remote areas of the world. Nichols’s stunning photographs offer intense confrontations with the power and fragility of the wild and a reflection of our own humanity.
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April 1, 2017 - December 3, 2017
One hundred years ago, Duchamp’s Fountain turned the art world upside down. Was it art? A hoax? Join us as we celebrate the centennial of the provocative and influential work that changed the course of modern art. Learn the story of Fountain, with period photographs, publications, and more of the artist’s readymades from our unrivaled Duchamp collection.
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April 8, 2017 - July 16, 2017
This exhibition features exceptional and rare photographs spanning the history of the medium. Included are works by pioneers Diane Arbus, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Anne Brigman and contemporary artists Kelli Connell, Ann Parker, and Elaine Stocki. In this diverse selection, women explore identity in and out of the studio, interrogate female roles in the domestic sphere, and disrupt perceptions of the world through street photography.
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April–July 2017: Throughout Phila.
Sept. 10–Dec. 10, 2017: At Museum
The first exhibition of its kind at the Museum, Philadelphia Assembled joins art and civic engagement. Initiated by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk, together with hundreds of collaborators from across the city, the project explores Philadelphia’s changing landscape and tells a story of active resistance and radical community building. Challenging, inspiring, and as expansive as the city, Philadelphia Assembled asks: how can we collectively shape our futures?

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