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April 1st, 2009
Advanced Exhibition Schedule through Fall 2010


Editors Please Note


• Nearly 80,000 works of Art were acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art during the years when the late Anne d’Harnoncourt served as Director (1982-2008) and more than 100 works entered the collection of modern and contemporary art while she was curator of those collections (1972-82). Throughout the galleries from April 25 through July 19, the Museum will highlight her vision by labeling many of these choice works as “the Legacy of Anne d’Harnoncourt” in honor of her achievement.

• The Museum has several other exhibitions this spring that celebrate French culture, including the recently opened Henri Matisse and Modern Art on the French Riviera and the soon-to-open Shopping in Paris: French Fashion 1850–1925, both on view in the Perelman Building.

• The Museum is also organizing the exhibition that will represent the United States at the 53rd Venice Biennale (June 7-November 22, 2009). Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens will be one of the most ambitious presentations of his work to date and will explore a wide range of themes that reappear in the practice of this highly innovative artist.

• The entire Museum will be open on holiday Mondays, including Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 19), Presidents Day (February 16), Memorial Day (May 25), Labor Day (September 7) and Columbus Day (October 12).


New and Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Cézanne and Beyond
    Extended through May 31, 2009
  • Richard Schultz: Five Decades of Design
    April 5- May 31, 2009
  • Shopping in Paris
    April 11 through September 2009
  • A Director’s Vision: The Legacy of Anne d’Harnoncourt
    April 25 – July 19, 2009
  • Wrought & Crafted: Jewelry and Metalwork 1900 – Present
    May 9 through January 2010
  • Visual Delight: Ornament and Pattern in Modern and Contemporary Design
    May 16 through Fall 2009
  • Skyscrapers: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs of the Early Twentieth Century
    June 6 – November 1, 2009
  • Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens
    June 7 – November 22, 2009
  • Spectacle
    June 20 – September 6, 2009
  • Ragas and Rajas: Musical Imagery of Courtly India
    July through December 2009
  • Marcel Duchamp: Étant Donnés
    August 15, 2009 through October 2009
  • Adventures in Modern Art: The Charles K. Williams II Collection
    July 12 – September 13, 2009
  • A Purer Taste of Forms and Ornaments: Josiah Wedgwood and the Antique
    July 12 – September 13, 2009
  • Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective
    October 2009 – January 2010
  • Kantha: Embroidered Quilts of Bangladesh and Eastern India from the Bonovitz and Kramrisch Collections
    December 2009 – March 2010
  • Renoir in the 20th Century
    June - August 2010


  • Ongoing Exhibitions

  • Andrew Wyeth: In Memoriam
    Through May 3, 2009
  • Hello! Fashion: Kansai Yamamoto 1971 – 1973
    Through June 2009
  • The Privilege of Paint: Portraits from the Courts of India
    Through June 28, 2009
  • Peaks of Faith: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas
    Through July 2009
  • Philadelphia Treasures: Thomas Eakins’s “Gross Clinic” and Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s “Angel of Purity”
    Through July 19, 2009
  • Daidō Moriyama: Tokyo Photographs
    Through August 23, 2009
  • The Art of Japanese Craft: 1875 to the Present
    Through September 2009
  • Matisse and Modern Art on the French Riviera
    Through October 25, 2009
  • Notations: The Closing Decade
    Through October 25, 2009
  • Stories and Images in East Asian Art
    Through March 31, 2010
  • An Enduring Motif: The Pomegranate in Textiles
    Through Fall 2010

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.

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