Opening next week! Discover a decade of exploration and renewal in the work of Henri Matisse. "Matisse in the 1930s" opens Oct. 20. http://ow.ly/Nvt550L8ySb
The 1930s would see innovations of style and method across the board in Henri Matisse’s art: in easel paintings as well as larger, architecturally oriented formats; in sculpture; in prints, drawings, and illustrated books; and in stage design. "Matisse in the 1930s" presents a broad, chronological story of that transformative decade. Opens Oct. 20. http://ow.ly/gEci50L4pgY
Today is the day: Timed tickets are now available for "Matisse in the 1930s," opening Oct 20. Members see it free; no reservations required. http://ow.ly/iKFg50KpoAe
Matisse is coming! Get notified when tickets go on sale for this fall's most anticipated exhibition, "Matisse in the 1930s," by signing up for our monthly newsletter. While you're there, tell us what else you want to hear from us. See you in your inbox ;) http://ow.ly/SEF450KlsEF
"First 100 Days" Poster Series
Check out "The First 100 Days" poster series, now on view in "Cultivating Design: Recent Acquisitions." Conceived by photographer Conrad Benner of the popular Philly-based Streets Dept blog and supported by Mural Arts Philadelphia, the 2021 project asked local artists to cover policy issues they wanted the Biden administration to address in its first hundred days in office. #First100Days http://ow.ly/r9G750K1t2Q
“Abolishing I.C.E.” Poster, by Melita Tirado Melita Tirado
“Vaccinating the Country” Poster, by Natalie Hope McDonald Natalie Hope McDonald
“The Minimum” Poster, by Donte Neal
“$2,000 Stimulus Checks” Poster, by Kah Yangni @kahyangni
“Closing Immigrant Camps” Poster, by Krista Dedrick-Lai Krista Dedrick Lai, Artist
“Canceling Student Debt” Poster, by Brunofsky @brunofsky
“Reopening Schools Safely” Poster, by Marian Bailey @_mcbailey
“Climate Justice Now” Poster, by Marisa Velázquez-Rivas @marisa.vr
“Reallocating Police Budgets” Poster, by Jonai Gibson-Selix byjonai
“Racial Economic Equity” Poster, by Jenny Scott @itsjennyscott
“Universal Healthcare” Poster, by Derick Jones @skudsink
“Harm Reduction” Poster, by Lisa Kelley Lisa Kelley Art
“Housing for All” Poster, by Candy Alexandra González @candy_alexandra1
Experience "Martine Syms: Neural Swamp," a multichannel video installation that uses algorithms and artificial intelligence to question the politics of images and the technologies that allow for their production and consumption. Now on view in our contemporary galleries. http://ow.ly/srf130snzo4
En “Llegada y pertenencia,” la artista Michelle Angela Ortiz/ Artist reúne las historias de cuatro habitantes de Filadelfia y explora sus experiencias únicas como inmigrantes y nuevos residentes. Vea esta comisión recién producida, parte de "New Grit: Art & Philly Now" (2021).
In “Arrival and Belonging,” artist Michelle Angela Ortiz gathers the stories of four Philadelphians and explores their unique experiences as immigrants and new residents. Watch this newly produced commission, a part of New Grit: Art & Philly Now.
David Lebe: A Life in Photographs
"A lot of [my work] was about coming out as a gay man, which I struggled with... In a way, I did the work and I followed the work out. It lead me out."
In honor of #PrideMonth learn more about photographer David Lebe and his extraordinarily innovative and moving body of work. Explore more of Lebe's work: http://ow.ly/4UtJ30slJuT #Pride
This 1700s painting tells the story of the epic-hero Rama driving away a crow demon with the help of a magical arrow. Watch the video to learn why the artist depicts the crow demon seven times in the painting and see the work for yourself in our new installation "Encounters in Exile." http://ow.ly/ypHu30seyYp
"Rama Pursues Kakasura with a Magical Grass-Arrow," around 1775–80, India http://ow.ly/2Gof30seyYs
Party with us and Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at Art-ish on March 26. Listen to the live sounds of Philadelphia’s own Beano French and Seraiah Nicole, joined by two of the city’s most popular DJs, AMH and Dj Caution. Get your tickets now: http://ow.ly/SAwy30scSIN
Berthe Morisot was a core member of the French Impressionist group. She depicted scenes of everyday life with dynamic brushstrokes and a keen eye for color, and her talent was praised by her contemporaries—a rarity at the time for a woman artist. #WomensHistoryMonth
See this portrait by Morisot on view in our New European Galleries. http://ow.ly/2X6H30scLPU
“Young Girl with Basket,” 1892, by Berthe Morisot http://ow.ly/zht030scLPW
Watch this video and learn about an invention of Chinese imperial kilns, the revolving vase. And then see this vase on view in "Authentic: Truth and Perception in Chinese Art." http://ow.ly/5VQA30sbqeH
"Gourd-Shaped Vase," 1900s, China http://ow.ly/LR2Y30sbqeR
Circus: Bouroullec Designs
Watch as Ronan Bouroullec discusses the role of empathy in the work of a designer. And don't miss "Circus: Bouroullec Designs" on view through May 30. http://ow.ly/N1JE30saSGx
When is Jasper Johns done with an artwork?
When is an artwork done? Hear from #JasperJohns himself in this archival clip and don't miss "Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror" on view until February 13. http://ow.ly/xEeq30sa8If
The son of a carpenter, Thomas Gross was a cabinetmaker who owned a shop in Philadelphia in the early 1800s. Watch this video to learn more about Gross and this Double Chest. #BlackHistoryMonth
"Double Chest (Chest-on-Chest)," 1805–10, by Thomas Gross, Jr. http://ow.ly/L20l30s9Vff
Jasper Johns's prints in "Rolywholyover"
In 1964 #JasperJohns wrote in his sketchbook, “Take an object / Do something to it / Do something else to it / [repeat].” This statement perfectly epitomizes the process of making a print. For this #MindMirrorMonday the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art are both sharing our print galleries. In Philadelphia, we're looking at Johns's relationship with John Cage. Learn more about Rolywholyover here: http://ow.ly/Bvap30s7XBR
Don't miss "Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror" on view through February 13. http://ow.ly/iVtl30s7XBS
#EmmaAmos began to reflect heavily on her own history toward the end of her life. In this video, see how she incorporated imagery of people and places from her past to create emotionally potent works.
Don't miss "Emma Amos: Color Odyssey" on view through January 17. http://ow.ly/W2nM30s6Yr3
Emma Amos depicted women as self-possessed and at ease, their outward gazes unflinching. In this video, explore how the artist used the female form and color to unpack ideas about femininity and representation.
Don't miss "Emma Amos: Color Odyssey" on view through January 17. http://ow.ly/atpP30s6y3c
Richard Benson and the digital processes
In the 1990s, Richard Benson embraced digital photography and dove into color, experimenting with inkjet printing. In this clip from the film "From Darkroom to Daylight" by Harvey Wang, Benson shares why he embraced the digital process.
Don't miss "Richard Benson: The World Is Smarter Than You Are" on view through January 23. http://ow.ly/7KZF30s6y0U
Excerpt from book and film "From Darkroom to Daylight" by Harvey Wang (Daylight Books)
Who is Emma Amos?
Discover how Emma Amos, a Black woman artist from the segregated South, confronted both racism and sexism with her groundbreaking work.
Don't miss "Emma Amos: Color Odyssey" on view through January 17. http://ow.ly/JcO130s69C5
Jasper Johns + Paul Cézanne
What was #JasperJohns's reaction to seeing Paul Cézanne's "The Large Bathers"? Curator Carlos Basualdo recalls Johns's fascination with the finished and unfinished aspects of the artwork.
Don't miss "Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror," on view until February 12. http://ow.ly/5U6530s5Lmj
Jasper Johns + Marcel Duchamp
#JasperJohns is very connected to the history of the museum. Hear from curator Carlos Basualdo about these connections including how the artist was influenced by Marcel Duchamp.
Don't miss "Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror" on view until February 12. http://ow.ly/wfVg30s52F5
Learn how to create the perfect appetizer board for the holidays at our Chef Demonstration: Holiday Wine, Cheese & Charcuterie Pairing on December 3. View the menu and buy your ticket here: http://ow.ly/lcaU30s1cm5
Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror
The most comprehensive retrospective ever devoted to #JasperJohns, this exhibition features his most iconic works as well as many others shown for the first time. Don't miss "Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror" now on view through February 13.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Visit the museum on Sunday for Pay What You Wish admission and see exhibitions dedicated to Jasper Johns, Emma Amos, Richard Benson, and more. http://ow.ly/thMK30rZwGG
Halloween in the Sculpture Garden
You're in for a scary good time at tomorrow's Halloween in the Sculpture Garden! The weather looks perfect, so plan to join us from 10:30–3:00 p.m. for this free outdoor event with pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating, plus music and spooky storytelling. http://ow.ly/vVXg30rYK59
NOW OPEN - "Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror" provides a rare insight into the working process of one of the greatest artists of our time. http://ow.ly/mz7i30rVs9G
The most comprehensive retrospective ever devoted to Johns’s art, this exhibition is conceived as a whole but displayed simultaneously at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Whitney Museum of American Art —two institutions with which Johns has longstanding relationships. #JasperJohns
LAST CHANCE: Don't miss this exhibition that champions our city’s vibrant art scene. Twenty-five artists with strong Philadelphia connections explore ideas of being and belonging through ceramics, fiber, glass, painting, photography, sculpture, video, and more. "New Grit: Art & Philly Now" closes this Sunday, August 22. http://ow.ly/pP1J30rRuOT
Let's Make: Field of Flowers