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August 12th, 2008
Museum Announces Fall Exhibition Programs, Family Events, Concerts and More

Visitors to the Philadelphia Museum of Art this fall will be presented with a wide variety of choice experiences. While they explore the vast collection and ground-breaking exhibitions, visitors will also have the opportunity to participate in dozens of public programs, including performances, films, family activities, lectures, workshops and special courses. During the 2008 fall season, the Education department will present a medley of offerings in conjunction with three special exhibitions that focus on self-taught artists and vernacular art. The department will also debut its greatly expanded film and video lineup — including a new “Film in Perelman” program on “Second Sundays” — and continue such perennial favorites as its 45-minute gallery “Spotlight Talks” and weekly family-friendly “Drawing Together” in the galleries.

  • SPECIAL CELEBRATION

  • FILM AND VIDEO

  • FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

  • CONVERSATIONS, LECTURES AND SYMPOSIA

  • CONCERTS & PERFORMANCES
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra Connection

    Members of the Philadelphia Orchestra explore the link between visual arts and music. These concerts include commentary by the musicians related to the permanent collections or a special exhibition.

    Van Pelt Auditorium
    $20 ($16 members)

    Che-Hung Chen and Friends, Sunday, November 16, 2:30 p.m.
    Wister Quartet, Sunday, January 18, 2:30 p.m.
    Jeffrey Khaner, Sunday, April 19, 2:30 p.m.

  • Music in the Galleries with The Curtis Institute of Music

    The Museum continues its association with accomplished musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music. Duos and chamber ensembles present informal concerts in designated Museum galleries one Saturday each month at 1:30 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3 p.m.

    Free after Museum admission

    String Duo, October 4 in the Rodin Museum
    String Trio, November 1 in Gallery 277
    String Quartet, December 13 in Gallery 299
    Solo Piano, January 10 in the Great Stair Hall
    String Duo, February 7 in Gallery 279
    String Trio, March 14 in Gallery 206
    Woodwind Quintet, April 4 in Gallery 155
    String Duo, May 9 in the Perelman Building Skylit Galleria

  • SPOTLIGHT TALKS

  • FAIRMOUNT PARK HOUSES

  • WORKSHOPS AND BOOK DISCUSSIONS

  • ART HISTORY COURSES

  • MUSEUM TOURS


  • PLEASE NOTE:

    To learn more or register for the Museum’s adult programs, call (215) 235-SHOW (7469) or visit the museum website at www.philamuseum.org.

    To learn more about family and children’s programs, contact the Division of Education at (215) 684-7580 or educate@philamuseum.org.

    Members of the press who would like additional information and assistance or would like to schedule interviews should call the media relations department at (215) 684-7864.

    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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