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zoologica42 · 5 months ago
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Boomers: back in the good o’l days, we didn’t have trigger warnings, we just bucked up, unlike you snowflakes.
Artists in the 1700s:
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lcypanaburr · 7 months ago
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harrisx28 · 9 months ago
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Spring in Philly 🌸 Happy Earth Day
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Cy Twombly’s work Fifty Days at Iliam based on Alexander Pope's translation of Homer's Iliad.
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starryblue04 · a year ago
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Duran Duran visiting a museum 25 minutes away from me. They even posed with The Thinker at the Rodin Museum. Where in the world was I? I've been at this museum so many times. They seem to almost have the place to themselves. I like how the photographer tells John he can't choose the same cloud as Simon.
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philamuseum · 11 months ago
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The trend of miniature eye portraits being used as tokens of love originated in 1785 with the secret marriage between Prince George of Wales and Maria Anne Fitzherbert. They allowed secret lovers to send a memento in which the owner of the eye was recognizable only to the recipient.
"Portrait of a Woman's Right Eye," around 1800, England. "Portrait of a Right Eye," around 1800, England. "Portrait of Sarah Best's Right Eye," around 1800–10, England. "Portrait of a Left Eye," around 1800, England. "Portrait of a Right Eye," around 1800–10, England. "Portrait of a Left Eye," around 1800, England. 
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philamuseum · 5 months ago
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Sang Ho Shin is a pioneer of contemporary Korean ceramics, and is considered a master of modern interpretation of traditional Korean aesthetics. See this work on view in “Made by Hand: Contemporary Korean Craft." 
“Bird and Fish Vase,” 1974, by Sang Ho Shin 
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philamuseum · 3 months ago
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"You can't sit around and wait for someone to say who you are. You need to write it and paint it and do it." —Faith Ringgold  
Happy 91st birthday to painter, quilter, performance artist, and author Faith Ringgold who is best known for her narrative quilts.
"'Tar Beach 2' Quilt," 1990, by Faith Ringgold © Faith Ringgold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York - Courtesy ACA Galleries, New York 
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philamuseum · 8 days ago
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In honor of MLK Day, we are sharing this work entitled “Your Choice” by Emma Amos which depicts Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X alongside one another. The work itself can be displayed in two different orientations, with one figure facing upward while the other is upside down. No matter how you choose to view it, Amos presents the two men as connected and inseparable, capturing the essence of contrasting philosophies bound by a shared pursuit of racial justice.
Today is your last chance to see this work on view in "Emma Amos: Color Odyssey." 
"Your Choice," 1998, by Emma Amos (Amos Family, courtesy of RYAN LEE Gallery, New York)
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philamuseum · 2 months ago
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“Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.” Born on this day in 1840, Claude Monet is often called the Father of Impressionism—he inspired the term that defined this movement. Fall in love with Monet's paintings in our European art galleries. 
"Japanese Footbridge and the Water Lily Pool, Giverny," 1899, by Claude Monet
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philamuseum · 24 days ago
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Today marks a new year and a fresh start. We wish you a very happy 2022!
"Sunrise and Moon," 1927, by Howard Norton Cook
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philamuseum · 2 months ago
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Happy birthday to Californian Pop artist Wayne Thiebaud who came to painting from an early career as an animator and commercial artist. By the early 1960s, he began depicting the everyday items that would become his signature works—baked goods, toys, gumball machines, and deli fare—rendered as colorful, lushly painted surfaces. See this delectable painting of cake in our installation "Pop Art: A New Vernacular." 
"Cake," 1963, by Wayne Thiebaud © Wayne Thiebaud / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 
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philamuseum · 15 days ago
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This post is for the plant parents. Happy Houseplant Appreciation Day!
"Cactus," 1931, by Charles Sheeler 
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