Gifts in Honor of the 125th Anniversary of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Organized by Alice Beamesderfer2002
216 pp.; 207 color and 33 black-and-white illustrations
Hardcover ISBN: 0-87633-159-2
Softcover ISBN: 0-87633-160-6 Published on the 125th anniversary of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this book records the fabulous works of art acquired in honor of this momentous occasion. Some two hundred color reproductions beautifully document the range and quality of these gifts—from an ancient Japanese earthenware jar to spectacular works by Jasper Johns and Gerhard Richter. Brief essays by the Museum’s curators discuss each of the new acquisitions and place them in the context of the Museum’s collections. An introductory essay on gift-giving makes clear the vital relationship between museums and donors and the way that gifts of art influence the life of an institution and the experience of its visitors. An easy-to-use checklist at the back of the book provides additional black-and-white reproductions and a guide to the body of the book.