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May 21, 2015

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has partnered with 15 area hotels to offer a Discovering the Impressionists hotel package, which includes two tickets for the acclaimed touring exhibition, on view from June 24 through September 13, 2015. Philadelphia is the only US city to present the exhibition. Works by Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Degas, Manet, Cassatt and others are gathered from public and private collections around the world.

The hotel packages offer accommodation for two guests, and two exhibition tickets, valued at $30 each, that enable visitors to see the exhibition with no date or time restrictions during public hours. Hotel ticket holders will also receive special savings in select Museum stores and a complimentary dessert with the purchase of a Chef’s Table meal a...

April 30, 2015

Imagine encountering Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers along a bike path, or Claude Monet’s The Japanese Footbridge and the Water Lily Pool, Giverny in the middle of a park. Philadelphia-area residents will be able to participate in this experience beginning May 1 when the Philadelphia Museum of Art, with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, launches Inside Out, an initiative that brings high-quality reproductions of art into communities throughout the city and region. From East Passyunk in South Philadelphia, to Haddonfield, New Jersey, and Media, Pennsylvania, neighborhoods will host up to twelve masterpieces. These works have been selected from the Museum’s vast collection of American, European, Latin American, and South Asian art. Residents can...

April 24, 2015

April 25- August 9, 2015
Julien Levy Gallery, first floor, Perelman Building

This spring the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present the first in a two-part series of exhibitions drawn from the range of contemporary photographs in the collection. Focusing on works from 1975 to the present, Take One will include photographers who engaged with new artistic and social trends that emerged over the last forty years as well as those who continued to work creatively within the established traditions of the medium. Ranging from Robert Adams and An-My Lê to Cindy Sherman and Andreas Gursky, the works on view reflect a variety of approaches to photography's capacity to document, as well as to photograph subjects such as landscape and the human body.

While Robert ...

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May 14, 2015

Through August 2, 2015
Berman Gallery

Dance: Movement, Rhythm, Spectacle explores the inventive ways artists have represented dance from the late 19th century to the present. Ranging from the intimate to the public, the prints, drawings, watercolors, and photographs included in this survey represent the spectacle of performance, the transformation of movement into abstraction, the celebrity of stardom on the stage, and the changing social mores of modern life.

The works on view chronicle a century of expressive movement: from a couple waltzing by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s portrayals of the risqué performers at the Moulin Rouge, and crowds dancing the Lindy Hop and jitterbug at jazz clubs, to Merce Cunningham captured in mid...

May 1, 2015

May 23–October 4, 2015
Collab Gallery, The Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building

This spring, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present an exhibition dedicated to modern and contemporary design from Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Northern Lights: Scandinavian Design will span the period from 1900 to the present with an emphasis on the mid-twentieth century, when Americans embraced the concept of Scandinavian Modern with growing enthusiasm. The exhibition will highlight the qualities that make the domestic furnishings from these diverse and unique nations distinct. From Viking revival furniture inspired by the discovery of ancient burial grounds to boldly printed fabrics of Marimekko made famous by Jacqueline Kennedy—she wore its dresses during her husband’...

February 3, 2015

The Rodin Museum
Re-opening February 7, 2015

The Rodin Museum, which holds one of the largest collections of works by French sculptor Auguste Rodin in this country, will re-open on Saturday, February 7. The new presentation will showcase the sculptor’s remarkable achievements as a portraitist focusing on his most iconic portraits as well as exceptional works that have not been on view for several years. It brings together a group that embodies the artist’s realist spirit, offering a broader understanding of his contribution to the formation of modern art.

Jennifer Thompson, the Gloria and Jack Drosdick Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture before 1900 and the Rodin Museum, said: “One of the great delights of this rich collection is the ran...

February 2, 2015

This summer, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present a ground-breaking exhibition examining the early struggles and ultimate triumph of the artists who created the style known as Impressionism and the role that the great Parisian art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel played in their success. Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting will include numerous masterpieces by leading figures of this movement such as Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, and Mary Cassatt. It will reunite for the first time key paintings that were shown in the earliest exhibitions devoted to the work of these artists. Many of these were organized by Durand-Ruel, who was an early champion of the Impressionists and worked tirelessly over th...

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