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March 4th, 1998
Museum Offers Advance Tickets For Van Eyck Exhibition

Tickets are now on sale for Recognizing Van Eyck, a small but extraordinary exhibition that brings together several of the greatest paintings by the Netherlandish master Jan van Eyck and explores the mysterious relationship between Van Eyck's two nearly identical images of St. Francis of Assisi Receiving the Stigmata (c. 1428-1430). On view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from April 1 through May 31, Recognizing Van Eyck unites the St. Francis images, which have not been shown together in over 500 years, and presents them alongside a select group of seven carefully chosen works lent by distinguished European and U.S. museums.

Hours for the exhibition are from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 11:00 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday; and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Timed tickets, which include general admission to the Museum, are $8.00 for adults, and $5.00 for seniors age 62 and over, children from 5 to 18, and students with valid I.D. Full priced, timed tickets will be required at all times, including Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., when general admission to the Museum is free.

Tickets for Recognizing Van Eyck may be purchased at the Museum, or by calling (215) 235-SHOW. A service charge of $2.75 per ticket will be applied to telephone orders.

Recognizing Van Eyck was organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Galleria Sabauda, Turin, in collaboration with the National Gallery, London. It is supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Montgomery Scott Endowment for Exhibitions, and by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Additional support was provided by the Connelly Foundation and the John McShain Charities, Inc. The installation was made possible by J.E. Berkowitz, LP., and Eureka Metal & Glass Services, Inc.

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For additional information, contact the Communications Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art phone at 215-684-7860, by fax at 215-235-0050, or by e-mail at pressroom@philamuseum.org. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. For general information, call (215) 763-8100.

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