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Join distinguished lecturers from both the Museum staff and the local, national, and international academic communities for further exploration into topics related to Museum collections and current exhibitions.

The Rose Susan Hirschhorn Behrend Lecture: Hamish Bowles on Roberto Capucci
Friday, April 15, 201, 6:30 p.m.
Van Pelt Auditorium
Paid tickets required
$20 ($16 members, $5 students with valid ID); ticket does not include Museum admission.
Hamish Bowles, Vogue’s European editor-at-large, is one of the world’s most respected authorities on fashion. He is also a collector of haute couture, an author, and a curator of many museum exhibitions, mostly recently of Spanish fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga. At the beginning of his career, Roberto Capucci was anointed “Italy’s little Balenciaga.” Bowles discusses Balenciaga and his stylistic relationship with Capucci and also his own adventures as a curator, collector, and editor. This lecture is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Roberto Capucci: Art into Fashion, on view in the Dorrance Galleries, March 16–June 5.

On Friday evenings from 5 – 8:45 p.m., select galleries are open to the public while live music by international artists and recognized and emerging jazz musicians fills the Great Stair Hall. Free with Museum admission.

Project Runway: Capucci
Take a front-row seat to see clothing inspired by Italian designer Roberto Capucci debut on the catwalk. Local fashion students will unveil their creations and compete for fabulous prizes during a Project Runway–inspired fashion show. Guest judges include Jay McCarroll, season one winner of Project Runway.

Let your creativity soar at the Family Studio! The Museum’s art studios become a fun family destination where people of all ages can create, learn, and have fun together. Projects explore art on view in the Museum—come back again and again to discover the whole collection. No tickets required.

Family Studio: Roberto Capucci: Fun with Fashion
Sunday, April 3, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Museum admission

The "Pay What You Wish" Sunday in April is generously supported by PNC Arts Alive.

Film for All - Italian Film Series: Celebrate Capucci
Van Pelt Auditorium
Paid tickets required
$8 ($6 members; $5 students with valid ID) after Museum admission; ticket required. For all five films in the Film for All series (including Herb and Dorothy): $38 ($28 members, $25 students with valid ID). Museum admission is free for art and art history students from select area colleges.
Enjoy films that celebrate Italy, some featuring costumes by Capucci. Each is introduced by a guest speaker, including Carlo Chiarenza (CC), Chair of Italian Studies, California State University; Giorgio Galanti (GG), Director of Education, Consulate General of Italy; and Will Schmenner (WS), Ph.D. candidate in History of Art, University of Pennsylvania.
Co-presented with the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia and the America-Italy Society of Philadelphia

La Dolce Vita Sunday, March 20, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
Speaker: Will Schmenner

The Barefoot Contessa
Sunday, May 8, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
Speaker: Will Schmenner

Sunday, May 15, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
Speaker: Carlo Chiarenza

Sunday, May 29, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
Speaker: Giorgio Galanti

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is proud to join with some of the area's most distinguished musicians for a series of concerts and performances inspired by the Museum's collections and current exhibitions. Come and experience the wonderful connection between the visual and performing arts.

All concerts and performances held in Van Pelt Auditorium unless noted. Programs are not recommended for children under 7 years of age. Programs and artists are subject to change. Seating is unreserved. Concert and performance ticket prices do not include Museum admission.

The Philadelphia Orchestra Connection
Van Pelt Auditorium
This series is made possible through the generosity of Mrs. Louis C. Madeira IV.
Paid tickets required
Members: $16 
Nonmembers: $20
Students: $5
Members of the acclaimed Philadelphia Orchestra join with the Museum to explore the intrinsic link between the visual arts and music. Each of the three concerts includes commentary by the musicians and may be related to either the collections or a special exhibition.

Respighi and Italian Design
Sunday, April 3, 2011, 2:30 p.m.
Elissa Lee Koljonen (violin), Natalie Zhu (piano), and Che-hung Chen (viola) present a concert featuring Respighi’s B Minor Sonata made famous by Jascha Heifetz.

The Curtis Connection
Sunday, April 17, 2011, 2:30 p.m.
Students from the Curtis Institute of Music perform twentieth-century Italian compositions.

Schumann and His Italian Connection
Sunday, May 1, 2011, 2:30 p.m.
Philadelphia Orchestra violinist Paul Arnold, cellist Yumi Kendall, and guest pianist Sonya Ovrutsky perform Schumann’s D Minor Piano Trio.

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