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Crouching Spider, a gigantic sculpture of bronze and stainless steel made up of a globular body and long, attenuated legs, is part of a celebrated series of spider sculptures that Louise Bourgeois produced beginning in the early 1990s. Measuring 106½ x 329 x 247 inches, this extraordinary work is at once both threatening and playful.
This exhibition focuses on Portrait of Dr. Samuel D. Gross (The Gross Clinic), an icon of Philadelphia since it was painted in 1875. The masterpiece of the young Thomas Eakins, an artist born and educated in Philadelphia, this is acclaimed as the greatest American painting of the nineteenth century.