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May 19, 2018 - October 14, 2018
Visionary and idiosyncratic, Agnes Martin (1912–2004) aimed to express universal emotional states in her precise compositions. This intimate installation explores the ideas that shaped Agnes Martin’s minimalist art, and reflects upon her enduring friendship with longtime supporter Daniel W. Dietrich II. In addition to paintings, it features drawings, a sculpture, and archival materials.
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June 26, 2018 - October 14, 2018
See how photographers helped craft the public personas of their creative subjects in this stunning collection of rare photographs from the Museum’s collection. The exhibition features works by Dorothy Norman, Man Ray, Richard Avedon, Alice O’Malley, and many others who captured some of the most fascinating artists and performers of the past 150 years.
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May 2, 2018 - September 16, 2018
Rachel Rose’s mesmerizing new video explores magic and coincidence in the life of a woman in 1500s England. This is the first work resulting from the Future Fields Commission in Time-Based Media, a collaborative initiative between the Museum and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, Italy.
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February 3, 2018 - September 9, 2018
From Pop Art and psychedelia to the civil rights and anti-war movements, the 1960s was a decade of liberation—and of great loss. See how designers, artists, and architects responded to the tumultuous period that still looms large in the American imagination. Highlights include the Museum’s surprising collection of vintage rock ‘n’ roll posters and a series of powerful images of Martin Luther King Jr.
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April 18, 2018 - September 3, 2018
From jazz and the jitterbug to assembly lines and skylines: the early twentieth century was a time of great social, artistic, and technological change. Artists responded with a revolutionary language of shapes and colors. See how Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Jacob Lawrence, and others challenged convention and forged bold new styles to fit the times.
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April 21, 2018 - August 19, 2018
Photography distills the flow of time into singular, still moments. The artists in this installation stop, extend, and rearrange time for their own creative ends, whether to convey personal memories, render visible overlooked aspects of nature, contemplate mortality, or document the passage of time. Through their unique approaches to capturing motion, they encourage us to look at what may and may not be in plain view.
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March 24, 2018 - July 15, 2018
Contemporary artist Jean Shin (American, born South Korea 1971) transforms everyday objects—worn-out shoes, fashion remnants, military uniforms—to create dynamic works about connection and belonging. Her installations, often made from donated and discarded materials, raise provocative questions about what, and how, we consume. On view in this exhibition are six large-scale installations and one video that tell powerful stories about the military, the fashion industry, and Shin’s own Asian American community.
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February 17, 2018 - July 8, 2018
Friendship, love, desire: Keith Smith’s life is an open book. For five decades, the artist has used surprising combinations of materials to chronicle his experiences. In this exhibition, explore an array of Smith’s mixed-media photographs and prints, and—his specialty—handmade artist’s books, most from his own collection.
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January 12, 2018 - April 25, 2018
Varujan Boghosian (American, born 1926) holds a deep fascination with objects that evoke the past. As much a collector as an artist, he scours antique shops and flea markets for materials to use in his imaginative sculptures and collages. By cleverly combining and recontextualizing our castoffs—books, cards, toys, figurines, tools, glass, twine—he exploits their expressive power in sly, often poetic ways.
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November 19, 2017 - March 18, 2018
Internationally acclaimed designer Patricia Urquiola creates cool, innovative objects for the home and office. Perhaps more than any other designer working today, she has successfully fused the artisanal and the industrial. In November 2017, she received the Design Excellence Award from Collab, a group that supports modern and contemporary design at the Museum.
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November 3, 2017 - February 19, 2018
In 1917 John G. Johnson, the most famous lawyer of his day, left his astonishing trove of European art to the city of Philadelphia. One hundred years later, we’re taking a new look at one of this country’s most remarkable collections. Encounter treasures by the likes of Botticelli, Bosch, Titian, Rembrandt, and Monet—and see how we keep making new discoveries about the collection.

In this exhibition, get a behind-the-scenes look at a living, breathing collection and experience first-hand how our understanding and appreciation of these works have evolved over the years.

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