Pay What You Wish at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pay What You Wish at Philadelphia Museum of Art
July 4th, 2021 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Galleries of Early American Art

Trace the origins of our city’s extraordinary creativity in our brand new Early American Art galleries. The 10,000-square-foot space has been installed to tell the story of how Philadelphia became the young nation’s cultural capital, and how Black, Indigenous, and Latin American artists contributed to the development of American art. More than 800 works fill the Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Galleries in a magisterial and provocative survey of early American art that explores the many forces that shaped it and left an indelible record of encounter, innovation, and exchange, from William Penn’s early meetings with the indigenous Lenape people to the zealously expansionist period of Manifest Destiny in the middle decades of the 19th century.

New Grit: Art & Philly Now

For artists who live, work, or spend time in our city, Philadelphia is a vibrant place where they can build creative networks that extend across the country and, in some instances, around the world. New Grit: Art & Philly Now will take the pulse of the city’s contemporary art scene through a close look at 25 artists whose work represents a wide range of perspectives. Inaugurating a new set of galleries that have been created during the soon-to-be completed renovation of the museum’s landmark Main Building through the Core Project phase of the Facilities Master Plan, New Grit embodies the museum’s commitment to the artists and artistic culture of this remarkable city.

 Senga Nengudi

The Philadelphia Museum of Art will be the only East Coast venue for a major traveling exhibition devoted to Senga Nengudi, a leading figure of the 1970s Black American avant-garde and a pioneering artist of our time. Marked by her innovative use of everyday materials that range from water and sand to pantyhose and air conditioning units, Nengudi’s work bridges the mediums of sculpture and performance, offering a cross-disciplinary investigation into the personal experiences of the Black female body and the collective practices of community and ritual. Senga Nengudi: Topologies will trace the expansive range of the artist’s career and context from the 1970s to today through a combination of more than 70 artworks, including sculptures, environmental installations, and archival documentation.

Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Guests are highly encouraged to check each museum website for information about onsite health and safety guidelines that may be in place during your visit.

About Museum:         

Discover the world-class collections at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Don’t miss Van Gogh, Monet, Morisot, Duchamp, the Peale Family and more, plus exciting new exhibitions, on display every day at one of the city’s most iconic attractions. Visit for the first time this summer the expanded and redesigned spaces by renowned architect Frank Gehry.

2021-07-04 2021-07-04 America/New_York Pay What You Wish at Philadelphia Museum of Art Pay What You Wish at Philadelphia Museum of Art on July 04, 2021 @ 12:00 am --- Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Galleries of Early American Art Trace the origins of our city’s extraordinary creativity in our brand new Early American Art galleries. The 10,000-square-foot space has been installed to tell the story of how Philadelphia became the young nation’s cultural capital, and how Black, Indigenous, and Latin American artists contributed to the development of American art. More than 800 works fill the Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Galleries in a magisterial and provocative survey of early American art that explores the many forces that shaped it and left an indelible record of encounter, innovation, and exchange, from William Penn’s early meetings with the indigenous Lenape people to the zealously expansionist period of Manifest Destiny in the middle decades of the 19th century. New Grit: Art & Philly Now For artists who live, work, or spend time in our city, Philadelphia is a vibrant place where they can build creative networks that extend across the country and, in some instances, around the world. New Grit: Art & Philly Now will take the pulse of the city’s contemporary art scene through a close look at 25 artists whose work represents a wide range of perspectives. Inaugurating a new set of galleries that have been created during the soon-to-be completed renovation of the museum’s landmark Main Building through the Core Project phase of the Facilities Master Plan, New Grit embodies the museum’s commitment to the artists and artistic culture of this remarkable city.  Senga Nengudi The Philadelphia Museum of Art will be the only East Coast venue for a major traveling exhibition devoted to Senga Nengudi, a leading figure of the 1970s Black American avant-garde and a pioneering artist of our time. Marked by her innovative use of everyday materials that range from water and sand to pantyhose and air conditioning units, Nengudi’s work bridges the mediums of sculpture and performance, offering a cross-disciplinary investigation into the personal experiences of the Black female body and the collective practices of community and ritual. Senga Nengudi: Topologies will trace the expansive range of the artist’s career and context from the 1970s to today through a combination of more than 70 artworks, including sculptures, environmental installations, and archival documentation. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Guests are highly encouraged to check each museum website for information about onsite health and safety guidelines that may be in place during your visit. About Museum:          Discover the world-class collections at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Don’t miss Van Gogh, Monet, Morisot, Duchamp, the Peale Family and more, plus exciting new exhibitions, on display every day at one of the city’s most iconic attractions. Visit for the first time this summer the expanded and redesigned spaces by renowned architect Frank Gehry. --- 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway --- --- https://welcomeamerica.com 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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PMA