Conceived by American artist Joseph Kosuth, this installation includes a selection of his work along with a group of seminal works by Marcel Duchamp from the Museum's collection. The installation takes as its point of departure Duchamp's notion of "elementary parallelism," coined to refer to his pictorial treatment of time and movement in Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2), from 1912. This same expression finds concrete resonance in Kosuth's ‘An Elementary Parallelism', from 2013, which is the starting point for the installation unfolding across four gallery walls. For Kosuth, the phrase serves as a springboard to investigate the multiple ways in which his work intersects with that of Duchamp.
"Inside Out" brings large-scale, high-quality replicas of favorite works from the Museum's collection to neighborhoods in and around Philadelphia. Head outdoors and experience beautiful images by Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol, and other artists right in your community. Picnic in the park alongside Monet's waterlilies, visit Brancusi's "Kiss" on a romantic stroll, or get transported to Paris while brunching with friends on Main Street. This year "Inside Out" debuts in twelve new communities throughout the region. Visit the Museum's website for a list of locations and maps.
This exhibition celebrates the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Collection, one of the nation's leading collections of contemporary art. Assembled by Philadelphians Keith and Katherine Sachs, this collection features some of the most prominent European and American artists of the past fifty years. A large number of the works have been donated or pledged as promised gifts to the Museum, signaling the couple's deep commitment to the institution and the city of Philadelphia.
"Art After 5" is a weekly event featuring live musical performances in an intimate cabaret setting. Tonight's featured artist, Korey Riker, is a Philadelphia-based saxophonist who just returned from a year of touring with John Legend.
See the city's sculpture through a new lens. The Association for Public Art (aPA) presents "Public Art in Focus," a month-long series of photography workshops for all levels led by Philadelphia-based photographers. For this Phone Photography workshop, learn how to master a smartphone camera with Philadelphia Inquirer photographer David Maialetti (@maialetti). The workshop will be held around the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and will focus on Louise Nevelson's "Atmosphere and Environment XII," Jacob Epstein's "Social Consciousness," and Robert Indiana's "AMOR." This series is promoted in partnership with the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy and supported by Apartment Investment and Management Company (Aimco).
See the city's sculpture through a new lens. The Association for Public Art (aPA) presents "Public Art in Focus," a month-long series of photography workshops for all levels led by Philadelphia-based photographers. For this Night Photography workshop with Meredith Edlow (@medlowminus), explore low-level light and night photography in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The workshop will focus on Albert Wolff's "The Lion Fighter" and August Kiss's "The Mounted Amazon Attacked by a Panther." This series is promoted in partnership with the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy and supported by Apartment Investment and Management Company (Aimco).