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Sep 21

Check out our art history courses in October, including “Introduction to Nineteenth-Century European Painting” and “History of Photography.” Find out more here. “The Death of Sardanapalus,” 1844, by Ferdinand-Victor-Eugène Delacroix

Check out our art history courses in October, including “Introduction to Nineteenth-Century European Painting” and “History of Photography.” Find out more here.

The Death of Sardanapalus,” 1844, by Ferdinand-Victor-Eugène Delacroix

Now on view. “Full Circle: Works on Paper by Richard Pousette-Dart” explores the career of this creative powerhouse. From pictographic shapes to pure abstraction, you can see the full variety of this talented artist’s work.(Artworks © Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart/Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)

Now on view. “Full Circle: Works on Paper by Richard Pousette-Dart” explores the career of this creative powerhouse. From pictographic shapes to pure abstraction, you can see the full variety of this talented artist’s work.

(Artworks © Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart/Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)

Sep 20

Oktoberfest begins today, and beer will flow in celebration until October 5. How are you commemorating this 204-year-old annual festival? “The Giant Saint Monday—The Patron Saint of Drinkers,” 1837, by Jean Wendling

Oktoberfest begins today, and beer will flow in celebration until October 5. How are you commemorating this 204-year-old annual festival?

The Giant Saint Monday—The Patron Saint of Drinkers,” 1837, by Jean Wendling

Have a stylish Sunday September 28 with the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Join supermodel Pat Cleveland, writer Michael Gross, fashion journalist Carol Mongo, and Bjorn Amelan, business and life partner of fashion designer Patrick Kelly, for “Artist Conversation—Patrick Kelly’s Circle,” about the designer’s life and career. Get your tickets here.Image: Pat Cleveland on Patrick Kelly’s runway, 1985. Photo by Paul Van Ravenstein.

Have a stylish Sunday September 28 with the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Join supermodel Pat Cleveland, writer Michael Gross, fashion journalist Carol Mongo, and Bjorn Amelan, business and life partner of fashion designer Patrick Kelly, for “Artist Conversation—Patrick Kelly’s Circle,” about the designer’s life and career. Get your tickets here.
Image: Pat Cleveland on Patrick Kelly’s runway, 1985. Photo by Paul Van Ravenstein.

We’ve seen some amazing photographs of “The Thinker,” but we want more. Tag your photos #THINKpublicart for a chance to win amazing prizes and be included in a photomosaic of “The Thinker.” In collaboration with the Association for Public Art.”The Thinker,” modeled 1880–81, enlarged 1902–04, cast 1919, by Auguste Rodin

We’ve seen some amazing photographs of “The Thinker,” but we want more. Tag your photos #THINKpublicart for a chance to win amazing prizes and be included in a photomosaic of “The Thinker.”

In collaboration with the Association for Public Art.

The Thinker,” modeled 1880–81, enlarged 1902–04, cast 1919, by Auguste Rodin

Sep 19

Earlier this year, our Decorative Arts and Sculpture conservators extensively treated Howard Roberts’s “La Première Pose,” removing over 80 years of grime. Now that the treatment is done, the sculpture has been reinstalled in the American Art gallery 111.”La Première Pose,” 1873–76, by Howard Roberts

Earlier this year, our Decorative Arts and Sculpture conservators extensively treated Howard Roberts’s “La Première Pose,” removing over 80 years of grime. Now that the treatment is done, the sculpture has been reinstalled in the American Art gallery 111.

La Première Pose,” 1873–76, by Howard Roberts

Join us on a descent through the dark side of Hollywood during our October course on film noir, in partnership with Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Click here for more information and tickets.(Film still from “Double Indemnity,” 1944)

Join us on a descent through the dark side of Hollywood during our October course on film noir, in partnership with Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Click here for more information and tickets.

(Film still from “Double Indemnity,” 1944)

Fashion Friday: Mode en France”Mode en France (Fashion in France)" is essential viewing for anyone interested in fashion. This sharp, satirical documentary film by legendary fashion photographer William Klein presents an irreverent yet gleeful insight into high fashion in the 1980s. See it at the Museum on September 24.On the set of Mode in France, 1984, ©William Klein. 

Fashion Friday: Mode en France

Mode en France (Fashion in France)" is essential viewing for anyone interested in fashion. This sharp, satirical documentary film by legendary fashion photographer William Klein presents an irreverent yet gleeful insight into high fashion in the 1980s. See it at the Museum on September 24.

On the set of Mode in France, 1984, ©William Klein. 

Sep 18

Congratulations to Queen Elizabeth II on the announcement of her next great-grandchild. We hope the new baby pays us a visit, like the Queen did in 1976. What do you hope the newest prince or princess will be named?
 

Queen Elizabeth II pictured with the Honorable Walter Annenberg. (Mr. Annenberg served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1969–1974).

Congratulations to Queen Elizabeth II on the announcement of her next great-grandchild. We hope the new baby pays us a visit, like the Queen did in 1976. What do you hope the newest prince or princess will be named?

 

Queen Elizabeth II pictured with the Honorable Walter Annenberg. (Mr. Annenberg served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1969–1974).

Sep 17

In the film “Versailles ‘73: American Runway Revolution,” director Deborah Riley Draper illustrates how ten women and five American ready-to-wear designers challenged the five lions of French haute couture in a showdown that transformed the fashion business forever.Watch a screening of the film tonight with an introduction by the director. Tweet your best questions to #Versailles73 and she will address them during the talk.Patrick Kelly, Spring/Summer 1989 Collection, Photograph by Oliviero Toscani

In the film “Versailles ‘73: American Runway Revolution,” director Deborah Riley Draper illustrates how ten women and five American ready-to-wear designers challenged the five lions of French haute couture in a showdown that transformed the fashion business forever.

Watch a screening of the film tonight with an introduction by the director. Tweet your best questions to #Versailles73 and she will address them during the talk.

Patrick Kelly, Spring/Summer 1989 Collection, Photograph by Oliviero Toscani