The Philadelphia Museum of Art Welcomes Audrey Hudson to its Leadership Team
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July 18, 2024 - Sasha Suda, the George D. Widener Director and CEO of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, today announced Audrey Hudson as the new Kathleen C. Sherrerd Deputy Director for Learning and Engagement. A senior education professional with a passion for the arts, Hudson joins the PMA from the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) where she was Chief, Education, Programming & Diversity. In this role, she led museum’s programming and diversity initiatives. Prior to this, Hudson managed the AGO’s Schools and Early Learning program. An educator herself, Hudson taught undergraduate and graduate co ..read more
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The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure
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This exploration of the rich complexity of Black life makes its North American debut in Philadelphia November 9, 2024 – February 9, 2025 Dorrance Galleries July 10, 2024 – The Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) is pleased to announce the U.S. premiere of The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure. This exhibition features 26 Black and African diasporic contemporary artists who use figurative painting, drawing and sculpture to illuminate and celebrate the nuance and richness of Black contemporary life. Through their work, these artists invite us to consider Blackness as a lived expe ..read more
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Art Kids Summer Kicks Off at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Philadelphia (July 5, 2024) – The Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) is calling all kid creatives as it unveils this year’s Art Kids Summer. Young artists are welcome to join the PMA for drop-in art making, kid-friendly tours, and more throughout the summer beginning this Friday, July 5. The collection of events will offer families a summer of fun and learning through unique hands-on activities in a comfortable, playful, and imaginative setting. With activities in the Art Kids Studio, monthly family festivals, family tours, and a local artist residency, July and August at the museum has somethin ..read more
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Fall 2024 Highlights
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The Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) is pleased to announce new exhibitions for Fall 2024, including the North American premiere of The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure, a site-specific installation by Ghanaian artist El Anatsui, and the first major solo exhibition of Japanese artist Naoto Fukasawa in a U.S. museum. Exhibitions Begin Again: Repetition in Contemporary Art September 7–December 30, 2024 Daniel W. Dietrich II Galleries 150–155 Curator: Erica Battle Highlighting contemporary artists who use repetition to draw on familiar themes and specific references, this exhi ..read more
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The Philadelphia Museum of Art Announces Curatorial Director for Newly Established Center for African and African Diasporic Art
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Philadelphia, April 30, 2024 — The Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Imani Roach as its inaugural director and curator of the newly created Brind Center for African and African Diasporic Art. Announced in 2022, the Brind Center is endowed by Trustee Ira Brind and will focus on expanding the scope and reach of the museum’s collection of art from across Africa, the Americas and the wider African diaspora. In her role as curatorial director, Roach will lead the acquisition of artworks, focus on special exhibitions and gallery installations as well as publ ..read more
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The Philadelphia Museum of Art Presents Jesse Krimes: Rikers Quilt
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The Philadelphia Museum of Art is proud to host the first institutional presentation of Jesse Krimes’ Rikers Quilt (2020) Prominently presented in the Williams Forum March 23 – July 15, 2024 Williams Forum March 18, 2024 - Philadelphia-based artist and social justice activist Jesse Krimes (b. 1982, US) uses his art to generate dialogue around the US penal system and help humanize those most impacted it. Working across painting, textiles, sculpture, and installation, Krimes draws on his own experiences of incarceration and re-entry into society, bringing attention to the racial injustices and a ..read more
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Brand X Editions Archive Established at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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The gift from the world-renowned print studio includes more than 350 screenprints and an exhibition is planned for 2025 February 16, 2024 – The Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) is thrilled to announce the establishment of the Brand X Editions Archive with a gift from Robert Blanton and Brand X Editions, the globally recognized New York-based print studio and publisher founded by master printer Blanton. The gift currently includes more than 350 screenprints by Mickalene Thomas, Rashid Johnson, Joel Mesler, Adam Pendleton, Alex Katz, Chuck Close, Jenny Holzer, Emily Mae Smith, Tschabalala Self ..read more
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Upcoming Exhibitions Through Spring 2024
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Spring Special Exhibition Mary Cassatt at Work  May 18 – September 8, 2024  Press Preview: May 16, 2024  Dorrance Galleries    The Philadelphia Museum of Art is presenting celebrated artist Mary Cassatt’s first large-scale exhibition in the US in 25 years.   Pennsylvania-born and a member of the French Impressionists, Cassatt was an artist who made the social, intellectual, and working lives of modern women a core subject of her prints, paintings, and pastels over the course of her six-decade career. She once wrote: “Oh the dignity of work, give me the c ..read more
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It's a Celebration! Black History Month at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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January 23, 2024 - The Philadelphia Museum of Art is celebrating Black History Month throughout the month of February with a series of events and activities that pay homage to the legacy and richness of Black art and culture in the city of Philadelphia. The museum’s month-long activities kick off on Friday, February 2 with a panel discussion led by industrial designer and 2023 Collab Design Excellence Award honoree Stephen Burks. He will be joined by creatives ruby onyinyechi amanze, a visual artist, and Sosena Solomon, a local filmmaker. Led by PMA curator Alisa Chiles, the panelists will dis ..read more
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The Philadelphia Museum of Art Announces New Curatorial Leadership
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Philadelphia, January 11, 2024 — The Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Eleanor Nairne as the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Department Head, Modern and Contemporary. Nairne will join the PMA later this month. Currently Senior Curator at Barbican Art Gallery in London, Nairne has curated many of the gallery’s best-attended and most critically acclaimed exhibitions, including Alice Neel: Hot Off The Griddle (2023), Soheila Sokhanvari: Rebel Rebel (2022), Lee Krasner: Living Colour (2019), Basquiat: Boom for Real ..read more
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