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June 27th, 2006
Wyeth Exhibition, in Final Weeks, to be Open on Monday, July 3 and 10

Tickets still available for Andrew Wyeth: Memory and Magic

Normally closed on Mondays, the Philadelphia Museum of Art on July 3 and July 10 will open Andrew Wyeth: Memory and Magic from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. so that more visitors can see the acclaimed retrospective dedicated to the seven-decade career of one of America’s most beloved artists.

On Monday, July 3, in honor of the city’s celebration of America’s birthday, with events along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Museum will also open all of its permanent collection galleries to visitors; on July 10, only Andrew Wyeth: Memory and Magic will be open for visitors.

The Museum will be closed to the public on Tuesday, July 4 (Independence Day).

Ticket prices for the exhibition, which include complimentary audio tours—one for adults, another for children--are $20 (adults) $17 (students, seniors), $10 children 5-12, and free for children 4 and under. For information, call 215-235 SHOW (7469) or visit the website at www.philamuseum.org (service charges apply for tickets purchased via the web). The last admission time to the exhibition is 3:30 p.m.

Now in its final weeks, Andrew Wyeth: Memory and Magic ends on July 16. The Museum then resumes its normal schedule of hours.

Museum general admission: $12, and $9 for seniors ages 62 and over, and $8 for students with ID and visitors 13 to 18. Children 12 and under are free.

Regular hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m –5 p..m.; Friday evenings until 8:45 p.m.; closed Mondays and holidays.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Its facilities include its landmark Main Building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Perelman Building, located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Rodin Museum on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and two 18th-century houses in Fairmount Park, Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove. The Museum offers a wide variety of activities for public audiences, including special exhibitions, programs for children and families, lectures, concerts and films.

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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