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Opening Night: A Celebration

Come meet the artists and see their work on Thursday, September 11, from 6 – 9 pm in the Great Stair Hall. This lively reception celebrates the opening of Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt. Tickets are $20 and include Museum admission. To reserve tickets and for additional information, please call 215-235-SHOW (7469).

Arden Theatre Company presents “Gee’s Bend” on stage

From October 9 – November 30, Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre Company will present the stage play “Gee’s Bend,” written by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder and directed by Eleanor Holdridge. A story of family, self-discovery and artistic expression, the play follows generations of the Pettway women of Gee’s Bend, Alabama through segregation, family turmoil and the Civil Rights Movement, and illuminates the ways in which quilting provides comfort and context to their lives. Visitors to the Museum may bring a ticket stub from the Arden Theatre’s production of “Gee’s Bend” to receive a $2 discount on general admission during the course of the exhibition. The Arden will offer a $5 discount on adult tickets for any performance of “Gee’s Bend” to anyone who brings a ticket stub from the exhibition to the box office, or mentions the discount when ordering by phone at (215) 922-1122.

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 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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