The Philadelphia Museum of Art, with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, is launching the 2016 season of Inside Out, a major arts initiative that brings high-quality reproductions of Museum masterpieces into communities throughout the city and region.
From April 6 through July, residents of Old City and Tacony in Philadelphia, and Coatesville, Doylestown, Lansdowne, and Narberth will discover outdoor art installations of Museum masterpieces popping up in their communities. This is the second year the Museum has participated in the program, having brought Inside Out to towns across Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties last year.
Timothy Rub, The Museum’s George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer, said: “This project is not simply about the Museum sharing its masterpieces. This is a community project and it is about what we can do together. The Museum’s treasures are the community’s treasures, and they are for the enjoyment of everyone. We are delighted to build on last year’s success and share our art in this creative way, engaging a broader and more diverse audience across the entire region.”
”It is one thing to see such stirring works of art in a museum, but an entirely new experience to view them outdoors. By bringing Inside Out to communities across Philadelphia, we’re able to share the treasures of the Philadelphia Museum of Art more broadly and engage people directly as they go about their everyday lives, encountering art in unexpected places,” said Victoria Rogers, Vice President for Arts at Knight Foundation.
The framed reproductions represent key works from the Museum’s world-renowned collections of American, European, Latin American, and Asian art, and are placed within walking or biking distance of each other. All of the works will either be mounted on walls or placed on free-standing posts, displayed in frames representative of the time period in which they were created, and accompanied by a descriptive label.
The Museum worked with community partners to select works and identify installation sites. This year, Thomas Eakins’ Sailboats Racing on the Delaware (1874) and other waterscapes by American artist William Trost Richards and the seventeenth-century Venetian painter Canaletto, will be installed in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Tacony. In Doylestown, the Bucks County Courthouse will feature Thomas Moran’s Grand Canyon of the Colorado River (1892 and 1908), and at other sites within walking distance will be Andrew Wyeth’s Groundhog Day (1959) and Daniel Garber’s serene painting depicting his daughter on the porch of his studio, Tanis (1915). Major works are also destined to be on view in Narberth, including Mary Cassatt’s Mother and Child (1908) and Georgia O’Keeffe’s Two Calla Lilies on Pink (1928). Other popular favorites of Inside Out include Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers (1888 or 1889), Pablo Picasso’s Self-Portrait with Palette (1906), and Philadelphia-based artist Moe Brooker’s Present Futures (2006).
Katy Friedland, Manager of Special Projects, said: “Inside Out is all about spontaneous interactions with works of art. This year we are branching out to bring more art to more communities in Philadelphia and throughout the region. We have added even more masterpieces to the mix—among them an image of young knight dressed in field armor that is on display in our arms and armor galleries—as well as an extraordinary reproduction of a painting of a rainy day in Paris by Camille Pissarro that currently hangs in our nineteenth-century European galleries. Every town and site offers the chance to encounter art, and hopefully will inspire a visit to the Museum to see the real masterpiece.”
From May 20 through 22, the Museum is offering a weekend of free admission to communities participating in Inside Out this spring.
The Philadelphia neighborhood of Brewerytown, along with Bristol, Conshohocken, Jenkintown, Phoenixville, and Upper Darby will enjoy their pop-up exhibitions from August through November, and will also have a weekend of free admission to the Museum in the fall.
Spring installation schedule:
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Chester Valley Bank
Lincoln Hwy. E & 1st Ave.
Made in Germany, Field Armor (about 1500).
Thursday, April 7, 2016
4717 Princeton St.
Andy Warhol, Jackie (Four Jackies) (Portraits of Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy) (1964).
Friday, April 8, 2016
Lansdowne Borough Hall
12 E Baltimore Ave.
Constantin Brancusi, The Kiss (1916).
Monday, April 11, 2016
James A. Michener Art Museum
Ashland & Pine Sts.
Daniel Garber, Tanis (1915).
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
6900 State Rd.
Vasily Kandinsky, Little Painting with Yellow (Improvisation) (1914)
Paul Klee, Fish Magic (1925).
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Old City, Philadelphia
240 Market St.
Diego Rivera, Sugar Cane (1931).
Works on view in each town, from April–July 2016:
Coatesville (Chester County, PA)
Moe Brooker, Present Futures (2006)
John Constable, Sketch for “A Boat Passing a Lock” (1822–24)
Made in Germany, Field Armor (about 1500)
Made in India, Gulshan-i ‘Ishq (Rose Garden of Love) (1743)
Claude Monet, The Japanese Footbridge and the Water Lily Pool, Giverny (1899)
Claude Monet, Manne-Porte, Étreat (1885)
Rubens Peale, From Nature in the Garden (1856)
Sir Joshua Reynolds, Portrait of Master Bunbury (1780–81)
Frits Thaulow, Water Mill (1892)
Tacony (Philadelphia County)
Canaletto, The Bucintoro at the Molo on Ascension Day (about 1745)
Thomas Eakins, Sailboats Racing on the Delaware (1874)
Willem Claesz. Heda, Still Life with Ham and a Roemer (about 1631–34)
Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, At the Moulin Rouge: The Dance (1890)
Jacob Lawrence, The Libraries Are Appreciated (1943)
Sir Frederic Leighton, Portrait of a Roman Lady (La Nanna) (1859)
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Girl in a Red Ruff (about 1896)
William Trost Richards, Newport Coast (1902)
Simon Jacobez. de Vlieger, Marine (about 1652–53)
Andy Warhol, Jackie (Four Jackies) (Portraits of Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy) (1964)
Lansdowne (Delaware County, PA)
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, A Reading from Homer (1885)
Constantin Brancusi, The Kiss (1916)
Frederic Edwin Church, Pichincha (1867)
Beauford Delaney, Portrait of James Baldwin (1945)
Made in Korea, Lotus (19th century)
Made in France, Rondel Depicting Holofernes’s Army Crossing the Euphrates River (1246–48)
Joan Miró, Dog Barking at the Moon (1926)
Claude Monet, Poplars on the Bank of the Epte River (1891)
Henry Ossawa Tanner, The Annunciation (1898)
Pablo Picasso, Self-Portrait with Palette (1906)
Rebecca Scattergood Savery, Sunburst Quilt (1839)
Vincent van Gogh, Sunflowers (1888 or 1889)
Doylestown (Bucks County, PA)
Marc Chagall, Half-Past Three (The Poet) (1911)
Daniel Garber, Tanis (1915)
Daniel Garber, Quarry, Evening (1913)
Paul Gauguin, The Sacred Mountain (Parahi Te Marae) (1892)
Edward Hicks, Noah’s Ark (1846)
Katsushika Hokusai, Kirifuri Waterfall on Mount Kurokami in Shimotsuke Province (about1832–33)
Winslow Homer, The Life Line (1884)
Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon of the Colorado River (1892 and 1908)
Charles Willson Peale, Portrait of Yarrow Mamout (Muhammad Yaro) (1819)
José Jusepe de Ribera, Virgin and Child (1646?)
Joseph Mallord William Turner, The Burning of the Houses of Lordsand Commons, October 16, 1834 (1834–35)
Grant Wood, Plowing (1936)
Andrew Newell Wyeth, Groundhog Day (1959)
Narberth (Montgomery County, PA)
Mary Cassatt, Mother and Child (1908)
Marsden Hartley, Painting No. 4 (A Black Horse) (1915)
Jean-Antoine Houdon, Bust of Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) (1779)
Vasily Kandinsky, Little Painting with Yellow (Improvisation) (1914)
Paul Klee, Fish Magic (1925)
Made in India, Krishna and Radha (about 1750)
Édouard Manet, Le Bon Bock (1873)
Georgia O’Keeffe, Two Calla Lilies on Pink (1928)
Camille Pissarro, Fair on a Sunny Afternoon, Dieppe (1901)
Florine Stettheimer, Spring Sale at Bendel’s (1921)
Sarah Mary Taylor, “Hands” Quilt (Winter 1980)
Old City (Philadelphia County, PA)
Paul Cézanne, Mont Sainte-Victoire (1902–4)
Eduard Charlemont, The Moorish Chief (1878)
Salvador Dalí, Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War) (1936)
Marcel Duchamp, Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2) (1912)
Juan Gris, Man in a Café (1912)
Kano Hōgai, Two Dragons (in Clouds) (1885)
František Kupka, Disks of Newton (Study for “Fugue in Two Colors”) (1912)
Joan Miró, Horse, Pipe, and Red Flower (1920)
Robert Rauschenberg, Estate (1963)
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Portrait of Mademoiselle Legrand (1875)
Diego Rivera, Sugar Cane (1931)
Faith Ringgold “Tar Beach 2” Quilt (1990)
Rudolf Staffel, Bowl (1969)
Henri-Julien-Felix Rousseau, Carnival Evening (1886)
Pieter Jansz. Saenredam, Interior of Saint Bavo, Haarlem (1631)
Free Admission WeekendFrom May 20 through 22, 2016, the Museum will offer free admission to residents living in Coatesville (19320); Doylestown (18901; 18902); Lansdowne (19050); Narberth (19072) Old City (19106; 19107); and Tacony (19135). Communities participating in the fall will also receive a weekend of free admission at a designated time during that installation.
Towns participating in Inside Out from August–November 2016 Brewerytown, Bristol, Conshohocken, Jenkintown, Phoenixville, and Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.
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Inside Out is generously supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Special thanks to H&G Sign Co. and Krain Outdoor Advertising for providing assistance with artwork reproductions, offering access throughout Philadelphia.
Inside Out in PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia is the third city to present this innovative program, thanks to Knight Foundation’s support. In 2015, participating communities included Ambler, Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy, East Passyunk, Fishtown/Kensington, Media, Newtown, Norristown, Wayne and West Chester, as well as Haddonfield, New Jersey.
About Inside OutInside Out was conceived by the Detroit Institute of the Arts as a way to engage the community in its collection, and has been in hundreds of locations over the past five years and engaged thousands of residents. Knight Foundation, which believes that weaving the arts into the fabric of communities inspires the people who live there, is helping to continue the success of the project by funding the program in several cities around the country, including Akron, Ohio, and others to be announced in 2016.
About the John S. and James L. Knight FoundationKnight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities, and foster the arts. Knight believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. Within its national arts program, Knight believes that the arts are a catalyst for public dialogue and that shared cultural experiences contribute to a sense of place and communal identity. They seek innovative ways to reach, engage, and increase audiences for the arts through key initiatives such as Random Acts of Culture and the Knight Arts Challenge, which have brought art into people’s everyday lives and continue to create collective cultural experiences.
Knight Foundation has supported the Philadelphia Museum of Art for more than four decades, most recently with generous grant for Inside Out and for the 2012–13 exhibition Dancing around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Duchamp.