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Parkway 100

September 8, 2017–November 16, 2018

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway turns 100 this year. Mark this milestone with Parkway 100, a 14-month, citywide celebration of our world-famous boulevard.

A great public space, the Parkway is rich in art, culture, science, and education. Join us in the coming months for a series of programs and exhibitions on the centennial theme of “Collections and Connections.”


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European Art 1500 to 1850
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 25, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 27, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 9, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, October 11, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, October 25, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m., and 3:00 p.m.

Art of the Middle Ages
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 9, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 18, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, October 25, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Introduction to the Collection
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 21, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 27, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 28, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.

Asian Art
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Visit rare architectural settings and discover intriguing works of art from all parts of Asia, including some of the oldest objects in the collection.

  • Friday, September 21, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 5, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Women in Art
Friday, September 21, 2018
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, explore the essential role women have played in the creation of art.

Christian Art
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Religious works by great artists of the Renaissance and beyond, such as Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, and Sandro Botticelli.

Monet to van Gogh
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.

Picasso and Beyond
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, and Dalí, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.

Scandalous
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Join us as we reveal some of the biggest controversies and scandals behind works in our collection.

Modern and Contemporary Art
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.

  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Friday, September 21, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Friday, October 5, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Philadelphia Icons
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Featuring works by famous Philly artists and art inspired by the city’s most colorful characters.

American Art
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 21, 2018, Starts at 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 4, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 5, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 11, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 18, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 25, 2018, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.

A Walk through Time
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house, all in one hour.

  • Thursday, September 20, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 4, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018, Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Music in the Galleries
Gallery 224, 2nd floor
Free after admission
Seating is limited.

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

  • Sruti
    • Saturday, October 20, 2018, 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., and 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
      Sruti, the India Music and Dance Society of Philadelphia, fills the Pillared Temple Hall with music.

Flowers in Art
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Claude Monet once said, “I must have flowers, always, and always.” Stop to smell the roses as we take a tour of flowers in art.

Eda G. Diskant Memorial Lecture: Beauty and the Macabre
Saturday, October 27, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Paid tickets required
$20 (members free); includes Museum admission

For over ten years, artist, writer, and curator Joanna Ebenstein has been excavating the places where death and beauty meet through her blog Morbid Anatomy. In this talk, she searches for beauty and the macabre in our collection of European art.

Reception to follow

This lecture is supported by The Robert and Eda G. Diskant Memorial Endowment.

Every Object Tells a Story
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Uncover the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends associated with our collection.

  • Thursday, September 27, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 11, 2018, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m.

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Related Exhibitions

Rodin’s The Kiss: Passion in the hands of a master sculptor.

To learn more about this citywide celebration, visit www.parkway100.org.




Banner image: Philadelphia Museum of Art: Perspective from Southeast, 1917–18, attributed to Julian Francis Abele, American, 1881–1950 (Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives)

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