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September 30th, 2009
Advanced Schedule of Exhibitions Through May 2010

Editors Please Note

Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective, the first traveling retrospective devoted to the Armenian-born American painter since 1981, opens at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on October 21, 2009. The exhibition includes 180 paintings, sculptures and works on paper reflecting the scope of a prolific career that ultimately exerted a profound effect on American art of the post-World War II period. Born Vosdanig Adoian, around 1904, near Lake Van in Ottoman Turkey, the young artist immigrated to the United States, settling in New York where he changed his name and became a largely self-taught painter. Drawn from public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe, this traveling retrospective organized by the Museum reveals the evolution of Gorky’s vision and mature style.

New and Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Frederick Sommer Photographs
    October 3, 2009 - January 3, 2010
  • Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective
    October 21, 2009 - January 10, 2010
  • A Purer Taste of Forms and Ornaments: Josiah Wedgwood and the Antique
    October 24, 2009 - February 21, 2010
  • Pleasures and Pastimes in Japanese Art
    November 2009 - Spring 2010
  • Notations/Bruce Nauman: Days and Giorni
    November 21, 2009 - April 4, 2010
  • Marcel Wanders: Daydreams
    November 22, 2009 - June 13, 2010
  • Arts of Bengal: Wives, Mothers, Goddesses
    November 27, 2009 - May 2010
  • Cai Guo-Qiang
    December 11, 2009 - March 21, 2010
  • Kantha: The Embroidered Quilts of Bengal from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection and the Stella Kramrisch Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
    December 12, 2009 - July 25, 2010
  • Memling's Tondos of the Madonna and Child
    Mid-December 2009 - Mid-March 2010
  • PHILAGRAFIKA 2010: The Graphic Unconscious―Works by Óscar Muñoz and Tabaimo
    January 29 - April 11, 2010
  • Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris
    February 24 - April 25, 2010
  • The Platinum Process: Photographs from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century
    March - May 2010
  • Flora and Fauna in Korean Art
    March 2010 - Spring 2011
  • Late Renoir
    June 17 - September 6, 2010
  • Desert Jewels: North African Jewelry and Photography from the Xavier Guerrand-Hermès Collection
    September - November 2010
  • Michelangelo Pistoletto: From One to Many, 1956-73
    Fall 2010

Ongoing Exhibitions

  • Matisse and Modern Art on the French Riviera
    Through October 25, 2009
  • Notations: The Closing Decade
    Through October 25, 2009
  • Shopping in Paris
    Through November 1, 2009
  • Skyscrapers: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs of the Early Twentieth Century
    Through November 1, 2009
  • Peaks of Faith: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas
    Through November 15, 2009
  • Marcel Duchamp: Étant donnés
    Through November 29, 2009
  • The Two Qalams: Islamic Arts of Pen and Brush
    Through December 2009
  • Stories and Images in East Asian Art
    Through January 2010
  • Common Ground: Eight Philadelphia Photographers in the 1960s and 1970s
    Through January 31, 2010
  • Wrought & Crafted: Jewelry and Metalwork 1900 to Present
    Through February 2010
  • Ragas and Rajas: Musical Imagery of Courtly India
    Through February 28, 2010
  • An Enduring Motif: The Pomegranate in Textiles
    Through Spring 2010
  • Jun Kaneko
    Through April 18, 2010
  • Gifts of Fashion from Designers Honoring Tom Marotta
    Through Summer 2010

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