January 31, 1987 - December 10, 1987
Design 1900-1940: From the Collections consists of an installation of over 50 objects in the South Auditorium Gallery.
October 2, 1987 - November 29, 1987
Miró in Philadelphia Collections presents a splendid group of paintings, drawings, and sculpture from the Museum and local private collections.
October 3, 1987 - November 29, 1987
The great modern Spanish master Joan Miró (1893-1983) has often been characterized as a spontaneous and childlike Surrealist whose paintings emerged unrehearsed and fully formed. Over 150 works on paper never before seen in this country dispel that myth and furnish proof that reflection, rather than impulse, informed his work.
March 3, 1987 - October 4, 1987
David DuBon joined the staff of the Philadelphia Museum of Art as Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts in 1958 and became Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Decorative Arts in 1966. He retired in 1985 but continued his affiliation with this institution as a Consulting Curator until his death in 1986.
August 8, 1987 - October 4, 1987
Artist Maurie Kerrigan provided rocking chairs for visitors to enjoy the oil pastels and "sound drawings" in her Rockin' installation, the eighth display in the Pertaining to Philadelphia series.
July 5, 1987 - September 20, 1987
The high level of artistic achievement which occurred in Philadelphia in the years following the American Revolution will be revealed in a major exhibition of furniture, silver, costumes, paintings, and architectural elements at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
June 20, 1987 - August 30, 1987
Claude Monet: Philadelphia presents 30 paintings from the Museum and private collectors in the Philadelphia area for a dazzling summer exhibition.
April 11, 1987 - July 5, 1987
Twelve Photographers Look at US is being planned as part of We the People 200, Philadelphia's year-long celebration of the Bicentennial of the Constitution. The exhibition will show the work of twelve contemporary photographers who photograph the American people in the context of present-day American society.
March 22, 1987 - May 24, 1987
Philadelphia will be the only East Coast showing of The Quest for Eternity: Chinese Ceramic Sculpture from the People's Republic of China, which is the first to be mounted in the West tracing the full evolution of Chinese ceramic sculpture from the Neolithic period (beginning c. 8000 B.C.) to the end of the Ming dynasty (1644 A.D.).
January 10, 1987 - March 22, 1987
Hendrik Goltzius was the leading Dutch printmaker of his day. His fame was assured not only by his own prolific output of almost 400 prints and his remarkable capacity for stylistic and technical innovation but also by over 500 works produced by generations of followers. His remarkable 25-year career as a graphic artist is represented here by over 70 of his finest engravings and woodcuts.
November 23, 1986 - February 8, 1987
African Sculpture from The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania is an exhibition of 88 masks, sculptures, magic figures, and objects of everyday use. The exhibition is grouped into sections according to three principal factors that underlie the creation of much of African art: the transmission of laws and traditions to the young, communication with the spiritual world, and material evidence of wealth and prestige.
November 1, 1986 - February 1, 1987
Modern Jewelry 1964-84: The Helen Williams Drutt Collection, an exhibition of more than 150 pieces by 75 artists from the United States, Europe, and Japan, will be on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from November 1, 1986 to February 1, 1987. Contemporary work in jewelry, like other craft arts, has enjoyed a particularly innovative period over the past 25 years. This exhibition traces the creative evolution of several key figures in the field.
December 6, 1986 - January 18, 1987
Diane Arbus: Magazine Work 1960-1971 is an exhibition of over 60 photographs originally published in Esquire, Harper's Bazaar, London Sunday Times Magazine, Saturday Evening Post and other mass circulation periodicals.