One hundred years ago, Duchamp's Fountain turned the art world upside down. Was it art? A hoax? Join the Philadelphia Museum of Art to celebrate the centennial of the provocative and influential work that changed the course of modern art. Learn the story of Fountain, with period photographs, publications, and more of the artist's readymades from the Museum's unrivaled Duchamp collection.
Inside Out brings large-scale 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 during brunch on Main Street.
Goya witnessed decades of political turmoil and social upheaval in Spain as court painter to four successive rulers. Among his greatest achievements were four series of etchings that chronicle the transformation of Spanish society and his own personal visions: "Los Caprichos (The Caprices)," "Los Desastres de la Guerra (The Disasters of War)," "La Tauromaquia (Bullfighting)," and "Los Disparates (The Follies)." Near the end of his life, Goya also produced a set of four grand lithographs known as the "Bulls of Bordeaux." This exhibition highlights prints from each series, exploring the imagery and techniques that make Goya one of the greatest graphic artists of all time.
Enjoy everything the Museum has to offer--at your own pace and price every Wednesday night. Admission is Pay What You Wish from 5:00 to 8:45 p.m. Special programming includes Dhyana Yoga sessions at 6 and 7 p.m. and a Gallery Tour at 6 p.m. Tour attendees should meet in the Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Innovative and enigmatic singer-songwriter Donn T, is the quintessential independent artist and do-it- yourselfer. Her debut album, 2010's Kaleidoscopic, received international acclaim and led to stints performing with a diverse array of artists, including Amy Winehouse, Marsha Ambrosius, Zap Mama, John Legend and Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump.
Parents and caregivers with babes in tow are always welcome in the galleries, and the Museum's making it a bit easier for you with stroller tours. If the baby fusses don't fret - you'll be in good company. Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Kick-start your weekend with Friday Nights at the Museum. Live music and gallery access until 8:45 p.m. Get lost in the sounds of Old World melodies with this five-piece brass ensemble. Their original compositions will have you up and dancing.
Visit early American homes while we do the driving. Join us at Cedar Grove for Father's Day and learn about beer brewing in early America. Participants 21+ will enjoy a tasting; program lasts 90 minutes. Space is limited; book your spot in advance.
Kick-start your weekend with Friday Nights at the Museum. Live music and gallery access until 8:45 p.m. This week, Dutch pianist Peter Beets returns to the Museum for a collaborative jam session with local legend Larry McKenna on tenor sax.
A curator's been murdered at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, but he's left a trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As you gather answers about the art, you'll learn a sordid tale revolving around a planned purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo da Vinci. You'll have to crack a secret code in order to solve this murder. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.
Kick-start your weekend with Friday Nights at the Museum. Live music and gallery access until 8:45 p.m. Buyepongo, meaning "to cause a ruckus," fuses hip-hop, punk, funk, and jazz into a delirious tropical blend of styles from across the Latin American diaspora.
Kick-start your weekend with Friday Nights at the Museum. Live music and gallery access until 8:45 p.m. This week listen to an earthy and playful mix of classical composition, jazz improvisation, and pop, led by Joshua Stamper.