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Under d'Harnoncourt's direction, the Museum continued to envision grander goals that would enhance the visitor's experience and allow the institution to better serve its diverse community. It seems only fitting that this last subseries should document the initiation of the most transforming project for the Museum's iconic neo-classical "triumph on Fairmount" hill. The "Master Plan" files pertain to some of the earlier steps; namely the selection of Frank O. Gehry as project architect, the construction of a parking garage and plans for relocating the loading dock, allowing previously inaccessible space to be open to the public. As work continues to this day, the 10-year Master Plan will long serve as testament to d'Harnoncourt's legacy. Also in this subseries and very much a part of this vision is the continued documentation of the "Long Range Plan" and "Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building." The latter includes files regarding the building's opening in 2007.
As in the previous subseries, there are a significant number of files pertaining to the IEOC, evidencing the PMA's continued role in the international museum community. It was on the home front of Philadelphia, however, that one of the Museum's most important victories occurred. To counter an offer made in 2006 by museums out of state, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, in less than two months, raised $68 million to purchase jointly "The Gross Clinic" (1875) by Thomas Eakins. Their successful collaboration ensured that this seminal work created by an influential Philadelphia artist and teacher, depicting a renowned Philadelphia surgeon, would not leave the city. There are more than 25 "Gross Clinic" files in this subseries documenting the strategizing, fundraising and celebration of this most important campaign.