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January 13th, 2010
Advanced Exhibition Schedule through December 2010

Editors Please Note

• One of the most innovative and influential artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) was at his most inventive between 1905 and 1945. Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris surveys the artist’s remarkable output, from his early experiments with abstraction to his pioneering role in the development of Cubism, as well as his dialogue with Surrealism and other important art movements. The exhibition also explores the role of Paris in the history of modern art, when artists from around the world followed Picasso’s example and moved to the French capital. It will include nearly 200 paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Picasso, Braque, Léger, Chagall, Dalí, and many others, who collectively formed an avant-garde group that became known as the School of Paris.

• The entire Museum will be open on holiday Mondays, including Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 18, Presidents' Day on February 15, and Memorial Day on May 31, 2010.

New and Upcoming Exhibitions

  • 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
    February 27 – May 23, 2010
  • Arts of Bengal: Town, Temple, Mosque
    March 13 through August 2010
  • Flora and Fauna in Korean Art
    March 13, 2010 through spring 2011
  • Visions of Venice: Eighteenth-Century Prints from the Collection
    April 24 – July 18, 2010
  • Water Work
    Summer 2010
  • Late Renoir
    June 17 – September 6, 2010
  • Plain Beauty: White Porcelain of the Chŏson Dynasty (1392 – 1910) and The “Vessel” Series by Bohnchang Koo
    June 19 – September 26, 2010
  • John G. Johnson and the Theatrum Pictorium of David Teniers II
    June 12 through fall 2010
  • Michelangelo Pistoletto: From One to Many, 1956 - '73
    Fall 2010
  • Eakins on Paper: Drawings and Watercolors in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Philadelphia Sketch Club
    September – December 2010
  • Desert Jewels: North African Jewelry and Photography from the Xavier Guerrand-Hermès Collection
    September – November 2010

Ongoing Exhibitions

  • Common Ground: Eight Philadelphia Photographers in the 1960s and 1970s
    Through January 31, 2010
  • Wrought & Crafted: Jewelry and Metalwork 1900 to Present
    Through February 7, 2010
  • A Purer Taste of Forms and Ornaments: Josiah Wedgwood and the Antique
    Through March 14, 2010

  • Ragas and Rajas: Musical Imagery of Courtly India
    Through February 28, 2010
  • The Two Qalams: Islamic Arts of Pen and Brush
    Through August 2010

  • Cai Guo-Qiang: Fallen Blossoms: Light Passage
    Through March 21, 2010

  • Memling’s Tondos of the Madonna and Child
    Through March 28, 2010
  • An Enduring Motif: The Pomegranate in Textiles
    Through spring 2010
  • Notations/Bruce Nauman: Days and Gioni
    Through April 4, 2010
  • Jun Kaneko
    Through April 18, 2010
  • Arts of Bengal: Wives, Mothers, Goddesses
    Through August 2010
  • Gifts of Fashion from Designers Honoring Tom Marotta
    Through summer 2010
  • Marcel Wanders: Daydreams
    Through June 13, 2010
  • Kantha: The Embroidered Quilts of Bengal from the Hill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection and the Stella Kramrisch Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
    Through July 25, 2010
  • Pleasures and Pastimes in Japanese Art
    January 9, 2010, 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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