Alone in a Crowd: Prints of the 1930s-1940s by African American Artists from the Collection of Reba and Dave Williams
October 9, 1994 - December 4, 1994
The WPA print workshop set up in the 1930s gave many young African Americans their first prolonged exposure to the teachers and materials they needed to develop their art. This exhibition of over 100 prints by 45 artists reflects the rich variety of techniques, subjects, and philosophical approaches adopted by African American artists in the 1930s and 1940s. The exhibition is selected from the 3,500 prints assembled by Reba and Dave Williams, the largest private collection of the little known graphic work produced by African Americans in this period.
November 29, 1994 - December 4, 1994
This two-hour program of videos was organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in recognition of World AIDS Day and Day Without Art, observances held each December 1 to commemorate the loss of family and friends to AIDS.
October 1, 1994 - November 29, 1994
The works in Video Art: The First 25 Years were produced between 1967 and 1992. Articulate and independent-minded, these works raise questions about sexual stereotyping, offer up autobiographical portraits, examine video process, and trace body-related performance art issues. The exhibition demonstrates that artists' approaches to similar subject matter have evolved radically over the past quarter century: these videotapes reflect and help define shifts in the past quarter-century's cultural and theoretical climate.
April 12, 1994 - November 21, 1994
Richard Long is scheduled to make a monumentally-scaled drawing directly on the vast wall facing the Museum's West Entrance foyer. Long (born 1945), is arguably the most important British artist of his generation. He has never exhibited in Philadelphia before, although Museum audiences are familiar with his work through a drawing, Mud Foot Circles, and a sculpture, Limestone Circle, in the permanent collection.
September 25, 1994 - November 20, 1994
The Philadelphia Museum of Art will exhibit over 250 objects--ranging from furniture, housewares, and consumer electronics to posters, packaging, and clothing--in the first comprehensive survey anywhere of Japan's original and important contribution to modern design.
May 7, 1994 - October 9, 1994
Highlights of the Alfred Stieglitz Center Collection of Photographs displays fifty of the most important photographs from the Museum's Alfred Stieglitz Center.
May 4, 1994 - September 25, 1994
Contemporary Art on Paper features twenty works on paper by American and European artists. Most of the works date from the 1980s and 1990s and all are from the Museum's permanent collection. Among the artists whose work is included in this installation are Jorg Immendorf, Peter Campus, Richard Serra, and Carrol Dunham.
August 15, 1994 - September 15, 1994
This exhibition includes four short videos: A Conversation with Marcel Duchamp, Entr'Acte, Marcel Duchamp in His Own Words, and Anemic Cinema.
July 16, 1994 - September 11, 1994
Eastern State Penitentiary, begun in 1821, is one of the most important and innovative structures built in Philadelphia during the dynamic period of city planning and faith in large scale public works that followed the War of 1812. This exhibition will include 80 objects, including prints, drawings, paintings, watercolors, photographs, maps and models and will be accompanied by a book about Eastern State Penitentiary and its influence.
July 16, 1994 - September 11, 1994
Dorothy Norman's photographs have been compared to the private, quiet, and intimate poems of Emily Dickinson, but recognition of her work as a photographer tended to be eclipsed by her activities as a prominent writer, biographer, editor, and social activist. Intimate Visions: The Photographs of Dorothy Norman, a retrospective exhibition of 93 photographs, brings the artist's prolific photographic career into balance with her other talents.
A New Look at Old Masters: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
June 4, 1994 - July 10, 1994
A New Look at Old Masters is an experimental, temporary installation of old master paintings selected from the Museum's permanent collection. Some of these works are familiar and celebrated masterpieces while others have not been displayed for years. Many of the works on view will be included in the third and final phase of the Museum's reinstallation, which will encompass European art from 1550 to 1850.
April 24, 1994 - June 19, 1994
A little-known aspect of the rich cultural life in Philadelphia in the 19th century is revealed in an extraordinary group of some 42,000 European prints and 2,500 drawings spanning more than four centuries. This exhibition of 100 prints and 50 drawings traces the history of this vast collection by reviewing a century of collecting accomplishments by the principal Philadelphians responsible for its assembly between the 1830s and 1920s.
February 13, 1994 - April 10, 1994
This exhibition examines the dynamics of community traditions and aesthetics using a group of important, recently documented quilts, carvings, drawings, and other decorative arts produced by African American artisans working in the rural South from 1900 to 1980. These examples are discussed in light of the contexts and inspirations of their makers and the communities which played a role in their creation.
February 5, 1994 - April 10, 1994
The Eighty Years' War between Spain and the Low Countries, which began in 1568, was the first major European conflict fought in significant measure with paper propaganda. The works of art in this exhibition, beautiful and intriguing in their own right, document not only political history but also religious, economic, and social developments, affording lively insights into 16th-century Netherlandish life.
January 29, 1994 - March 27, 1994
This Museum's celebrated holdings of early 20th century art owe much to the adventurous and discerning taste of a small number of pioneer collectors, including Albert Eugene Gallatin. The important avant-garde paintings Gallatin assembled in the early decades of this century--by Mondrian, Miro, Picasso, Braque, Klee, Leger, and Demuth, among others--are familiar to visitors to the 20th-century galleries. This exhibition of some 100 rarely exhibited works on paper reveals for the first time in many years the full range of Gallatin's legacy.
February 1, 1994 - March 6, 1994
Promoting printmaking as a fine art from the year of its founding in Philadelphia in 1972, the Brandywine Workshop has assumed a national role in its efforts to broaden the cultural mainstream through the involvement of artists and audiences from all ethnic backgrounds. The seven prints shown here, produced at the Brandywine Workshop between 1982 and 1991, were acquired in 1992 for the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
November 29, 1993 - January 12, 1994
Many artists' lives have been lost to AIDS. Each year on December 1, as part of World AIDS Day, artists and art organizations throughout the world observe Day Without Art to pay tribute to those who have died, to recognize the loss to our society of creative power and future artistic contributions, and to express support to those living with AIDS and HIV.
October 10, 1993 - January 2, 1994
This retrospective exhibition comprises approximately 200 drawings by Joseph Beuys (1921-1986), the central figure in postwar German art. It focuses on the most intimate and revealing aspects of Beuys' work, one little known to American audiences.
October 30, 1993 - January 2, 1994
Visions of Antiquity: Neoclassical Figure Drawings presents 125 old master drawings from public and private collections in Europe, the United States, and Canada, many of which have never before been exhibited in this country.