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The Philadelphia Museum of Art holds special exhibitions that attract people from all corners to come and showcase their talents.
Paint the Revolution (Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950) display more than 200 pieces from own museum creation and the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico. It includes works by Frida Kahlo, Carlos Merida, and David Alfaro Siqueiros among other that provides artistic insights that restructured Mexico Arts.
New Museum of Art Inaugural Exhibition was established in 1928 when the new Museum on Fairmont opened to the public. The exhibition included galleries that focused on arts of the Netherlands, Italy, England, France and America featuring a range of arts from paintings, furniture, gold and silversmithing, sculpture, tapestry weaving among other crafts.
Classical Splendor showcases a collection of furniture designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe in 1808 intended for the Philadelphia house merchant William Waln and wife, Mary. Inspired by the ancient Rome and Greece, it contains ten pieces of Waln’s original sets.
Creative Africa Presentation: Look Again is the centerpiece of the unique exhibition. The display borrows Penn Museum’s ivory and bronze assortments in the Perelman building. The fascinating variety of art originates from Central and West Africa ranging from the 1500s to the 1900s and consists of carved ivories, Ashanti gold weights, bronze objects from the kingdom of Benin, Kuba wood vessels, and woven textiles among others. Viewing is May 14th through December 4th, 2016.
Contrapposto Studies, One through Seven by Bruce Nauman consist of seven video projections, performance and sound of his work over five decades. Showcases until January 8th, 2017.
Threads of Tradition exhibition event enlightens people on the technique origin behind the traditional African pattern by use of work examples. You will find a selection of textiles symbolizing class and those that originate from Ghana cater for all categories. The showcase opened on April 30 and closed in January 2017.