American artist John B. Flannagan's (1895–1942) rough-hewn stone sculptures of animals and women find their forerunners in pre-Columbian, African, Celtic, and Gothic art, while his expressive black line-drawings recall certain works by Rodin and Matisse.
During its long life, The Print Center has worked closely with the Philadelphia Museum of Art to encourage the study and appreciation of
prints and photographs. The prints in Prized Impressions have been selected from more than one thousand works on paper given to the
Museum by The Print Center and its members over the past seventy years.
The collection includes punch bowls, cider jugs, a mantel garniture, custard cups, plates and a tea service. Featured are pieces that once belonged to George and Martha Washington, the Morris family of Philadelphia, the Van Rensselaers of Albany, New York, and other prominent families of the Federal period.
35 sculptural models from the Farsetti collection, including works by the pre-eminent Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini and Alessandro Algardi, each born 400 years ago this year, and by a dozen other seventeenth-century Roman artists.
The first retrospective exhibition of photographer Graciela Iturbide (b. 1942) to be shown in the United States, Images of the Spirit is comprised of a range of the artist's images showing religious and cultural traditions of her native Mexico, the exhibition includes 104 gelatin silver prints.
This installation explores the Japanese love of nature in its presentation of paintings, ceramics, and decorative arts bearing animal motifs. Featured are works bearing images of fish, fowl, and fauna from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, taken from the Museum's collection.
Pahari—"of the hills"—designates the Himalayan foothill region of northern India. Between 1750 and 1850 painters, patronized by the many local rulers of this area, strove in their art to create an ideally beautiful world of lush mountain landscapes and graceful, winsome figures.
A small but extraordinary exhibition that brings together a group of works by one of the best known and most influential artists in the history of art, the great master of Netherlandish painting, Jan van Eyck (c.1385-1441).
In a joint effort, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Educational Management Group (EMG) bring you the month-long journey across the US by motorhome of Rirkrit Tiravanija and five art students from Thailand.
Examines a powerful range of works by 31 American self-taught artists who span the entire twentieth century, from Horace Pippin, Grandma Moses, and Morris Hirshfield to Howard Finster, Purvis Young, and Thornton Dial.
In 1968, Dorothy Norman supported the establishment of the Alfred Stieglitz Center at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with an initial gift from her splendid collection of over 500 photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Paul Strand, Minor White, and other important twentieth-century photographers, many of whom she knew well.
This installation illustrates the American reaction to European modernism in the early years of the twentieth century, as seen in the work of a group of artists associated with the avant-garde photographer and collector, Alfred Stieglitz.
An installation of objects provides a sampling of the wit and individuality found in his work. Approximately thirty pieces are featured including furniture and household objects such as utensils, which Starck has called "micro-sculptures which enrich the kitchen."
The works on display in this exhibition present a survey of objects and furniture designed by the architect Richard Meier (American, born 1934).
Meier follows a long and distinguished tradition of architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Josef Hoffmann, Alvar Aalto, and Walter Gropius
who stressed, to varying degrees, the importance of the "total environment." In his product design as in his architecture, Meier adheres
to a classically modernist vocabulary focusing on proportion, balance, and the manipulation of basic geometry.