This exhibition presents a new work by Bruce Nauman, "Contrapposto Studies, I through VII," which continues the artist's exploration of video, sound, and performance. Characteristic of his work over the last five decades, Nauman transforms a simple and subtle gesture into a complex network of images and sound. Consisting of seven large-scale video projections with sound, the work features footage of the artist as he walks in "contrapposto," a type of pose first seen in Greek classical sculpture.
In a complete transformation of the Museum's renowned South Asian galleries, one of the world's most significant collections of art from the vast area stretching from Tibet and Nepal through India and even to Iran, Thailand, and Cambodia have come to life in new and exciting ways. Immerse yourself in diverse cultures of the past and present through vivid storytelling, powerful images, and digital interactives. Highlights include a stone temple hall from southern India, courtly Indian miniature paintings, ornate Buddhist works from Tibet and Nepal, colorful textiles, and lively temple sculpture.
Creative play and participatory conversation make these tours the perfect introduction to art for young visitors and their families. Discover artwork made in the United States from over 200 years ago right up to today.
The Grammy award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers perform songs from their new album "Saddle Up" as visitors explore the Great American West. Think like an explorer and discover breathtaking American landscapes in the galleries. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Balcony Studio 11:00 a.m., 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 p.m. Mini Tours 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Performances by Okee Dokee Brothers
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).
This Valentine's Day weekend, join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt and take an unblushing look at nudity in art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. You'll scrutinize paintings, sculptures, period rooms, extra-large bathers, a sultry sea monster, saints with shocking piercings, and a Peeping Tom who discovers a new meaning for the term "stag party." Prices include museum admission. Advance purchase is required.
Creative play and participatory conversation make these tours the perfect introduction to art for young visitors and their families. Be our Valentine and look out for Cupid as we explore magical myths and stories.
Enjoy Philly in a new light--all while partying with a purpose. Add a splash of color to your Saturday night with an art-inspired open bar, musical entertainment, and gourmet dessert stations. Be among the first to wander through the new exhibition, American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent, at this after-hours party.
This exhibition explores watercolor painting's remarkable rise in the United States in the years between 1860 and 1925. From the passion of a small group of painters in the 1860s to the flowering of modernism in the early twentieth century, this survey charts the artistic revolution that occurred during the lifetimes of Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, the two most influential American watercolorists.
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. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.