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June 8, 2019 - September 2, 2019
Discover the extraordinary inventiveness and skill of generations of quilters from Gee’s Bend, Alabama, alongside provocative mixed-media paintings and found-object sculptures by contemporary African American artists from the South.
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June 8, 2019 - September 2, 2019
From Joseph Cornell’s curious found-object boxes to Jess’s fantastical “paste-ups,” discover the seemingly limitless ways that modern and contemporary artists have mixed materials to create something entirely new and surprising.
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April 16, 2019 - August 18, 2019
Peer over the shoulder of Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt, Vincent van Gogh, and others as they make their indelible mark on canvas, paper, and bronze. Best known as oil painters, the artists in this tight-knit group actually moved fluidly from one medium to another, supporting and inspiring one another. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see a broad range of Impressionist sculpture, painting, and works on paper shown together.
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April 16, 2019 - August 18, 2019
Conventional in his beliefs and inventive in his art, Yoshitoshi created vivid, dynamic imagery that responded to the rapid modernization of Japan during the late 1800s. Discover the brilliant colors and spirited lines of the last great master of the traditional Japanese woodblock print, whose work inspired modern-day manga and anime.
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August 18, 2018 - August 11, 2019
Marcel Duchamp was one of the most original figures of his era. He also belonged to a close-knit clan of artistic innovators, each of whom made distinctive contributions to modern art. This exhibition highlights the Duchamps and the many connections linking their groundbreaking works.
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March 21, 2019 - July 24, 2019
Explore prints depicting the good times, hard times, and war-time experiences of everyday Americans in the 1930s and 1940s.
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October 27, 2018 - July 7, 2019
Fifty years ago, a three-day exhibition and happening in Amalfi changed the course of contemporary art in Italy. Arte Povera reacted against the dominance of Minimalism and Pop Art and engaged in a type of guerrilla art-making emphasizing process and the use of humble, inexpensive materials. This installation pays tribute to that groundbreaking event and features a number of works originally exhibited in Amalfi.
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January 24, 2019 - June 16, 2019
Perched high on the museum’s Rocky steps, ten cast-iron ”blockwork” sculptures by British artist Antony Gormley bring art outside, releasing it into the city’s shared space.
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February 23, 2019 - June 9, 2019
Filmmaker Jennifer Crandall’s Whitman, Alabama brings Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” to life through the voices of Alabama residents. The film installation also features photographs that suggest the richness of American identity.
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February 9, 2019 - May 5, 2019
Long Light, the first museum survey devoted to American photographer David Lebe, examines his remarkable artistic range and experimentation over five decades, including his powerful representations of gay experience and living with AIDS. The exhibition comprises around 145 photographs created from 1969 to the present, drawn primarily from the museum’s collection.
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November 18, 2018 - April 14, 2019
Love the look and feel of your smartphone? Thank Dieter Rams. His quietly innovative versions of household products, stripped of any extraneous features, continue to influence industrial design today. Throughout a celebrated career at the German manufacturer Braun and the furniture company Vitsœ, Rams created elegant and intuitive forms that remain timeless monuments to understatement and ease of use.
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October 16, 2018 - March 3, 2019
Experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed, from romantic ball gowns to audacious contemporary ensembles, and everything in between. See how designers have used color and pattern, shape and volume, draping, metallics, and embellishments to continually reinvent the art form. The pieces in the exhibition—daywear, bridal wear, and more—showcase the Museum’s outstanding costume collection. Many are on view for the first time.
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November 11, 2018 - March 3, 2019
Before Barbie and American Girl, there was Miss Fanchon. The ultimate toy for privileged girls in the 1860s and 1870s, she and her friends were seen as models of ladylike perfection. These dolls came with an amazing array of dresses, undergarments, and meticulously crafted accessories, from gloves and jewelry to roller skates and calling cards. Bring the kids—or just your love of all things miniature—and marvel at these tiny Victorian treasures.
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August 18, 2018 - February 10, 2019
Edwin Dickinson’s inventive work sets him apart from any other American painter of the twentieth century. Drawing from nature, heroes like El Greco and Cézanne, and the many styles of modernism, Dickinson worked with a singular independence. See how he and contemporaries Edward Hopper, Willem de Kooning, and others followed their own stars and pursued idiosyncratic paths to modernism.
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August 11, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Larry Fink’s powerful, unsentimental photographs reveal the heart of close-knit communities. Here, he takes us inside what he calls “the deep fraternity” of the boxing gym, its intimacy and its grit, captured in more than seventy-five luminous gelatin-silver prints. Featured in the series are Philadelphia’s own Blue Horizon—one of the great American boxing arenas—and the local fighters who’ve had their dreams realized, or dashed, within its hallowed walls.
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September 21, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Blurring fact and fiction, artist Yael Bartana reimagines historical narratives to spur a dialogue about urgent social and geopolitical issues of our time. This immersive exhibition presents her provocative film trilogy And Europe Will Be Stunned, which chronicles the radical vision of the fictional Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland.