October 11, 1986 - November 30, 1986
A first-time exhibit of prints of Martha Graham and her dance company will be on exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art October 11 - November 30, 1986.The exhibit will be a part of a tribute to Martha Graham on the sixtieth anniversary of her dance company, in conjunction with their performances at Annenberg Center November 12-15.
August 9, 1986 - October 26, 1986
Black Sun: The Eyes of Four presents four artists whose works form a vital core of post-war Japanese photography: Eikoh Hosoe, Shomei Tomatsu, Masahisa Fukase, and Daido Moriyama. The 160 photographs chosen for the exhibition range from the metaphoric to the documentary, from the presentation of the horrific legacy of Nagasaki to visually dense cityscapes.
June 1, 1986 - August 10, 1986
This exhibition celebrates the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Mexican-born Diego Rivera (1886-1957), whose bold and powerful paintings brilliantly convey his passionate concern for social and political issues, drawing upon Mexican history, and celebrating peasants and workers.
April 19, 1986 - June 22, 1986
More than works in any other medium, prints enable a viewer to explore the creative process leading to a finished work of art. Successive stages of a print--working proofs, states, and pen-and-ink studies--permit us to follow the artist's thoughts and to scrutinize his working methods. The work of Richard Hamilton (born 1922), structured on the additive principle of collage, is particularly suited to such penetrating analysis, as demonstrated by this exhibition of eighteen images seen in various states of their development.
January 26, 1986 - April 20, 1986
During three centuries of princely patronage, Indian artists produced luminous paintings for books and albums which continue to enchant viewers today. Painted Delight: Indian Paintings from Philadelphia Collectionsincludes some 140 masterworks of the Mughal and Rajput schools, many of which have never before been exhibited or published.
March 1, 1986 - April 13, 1986
This exhibition consisted of 37 paintings and 50 drawings assembled from public and private collections in Pennsylvania in celebration of the publication by Yale University Press of the catalog Paintings of Benjamin West, by Helmut von Erffa and Allen Staley.
From Mantegna to Goya: Selections from the Muriel and Philip Berman Gift of European Old Master Prints
February 1, 1986 - March 29, 1986
This exhibition celebrates a noteworthy event in the history of the Museum: the acquisition of an encyclopedic collection of European prints, made possible by the extraordinary generosity of Muriel and Philip Berman.
November 24, 1985 - January 26, 1986
In celebration of the tercentenary of the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), the Museum will present a small exhibition devoted to the composer and his times.
October 19, 1985 - January 5, 1986
The work of Ray Metzker, a distinguished contemporary photographer long associated with Philadelphia, has been concentrated into over a dozen extended series of images, each radically different from one another. He has worked primarily in urban areas, drawn to ordinary people going about their day-to-day business.
October 19, 1985 - January 5, 1986
W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978) created images so powerful that they have shaped our perception of recent history. His photographic essays-whether chronicling the daily cares of an individual nurse-midwife, the plight of lepers in an African village, or the many elements which comprise a modern industrial city-established a new mode of in-depth, concerned photojournalism.