Must See Exhibits This Summer in Philly

just in time to beat the heat

There is something utterly relaxing about a cool quiet museum in the heat of the summer. This summer there are quite a few special exhibits on view that will make your visit that much more special.

richard avedon: family affairs at the national museum of american jewish history

From Rolling Stone

From Rolling Stone

We are the only city in the United States to have this exhibit on view.  On view will be a “series of four portrait murals inspired by the revolutionary atmosphere of the 1960s and early 1970s, and a series of 69 portraits entitled The Family, originally published in Rolling Stone magazine on the eve of the 1976 election”.

5th & Market in Old City
April 1st – August 2nd 2015
Pay what you wish on Wednesdays after 5:00 p.m. between Memorial Day & Labor Day 

philadelphia museum of art

There are quite a few exhibits this summer at the museum.

dance: movement, rhythm & spectacle

On display are works by Alexander Calder, Charles Demuth, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso & Wharton Esherick.

Now – August 2nd 2015
Pay what you wish every first Sunday of the month & every Wednesday after 5:00 p.m.

On Display - Somebody Stole My Broken Heart by Faith Ringold

On Display – Somebody Stole My Broken Heart by Faith Ringold

discovering the impressionists: paul durand-ruel and the new painting

This exhibit honors Paul Durand – Ruel, a Parisian art dealer, who was the original promoter of the Impressionist painters. On display are works by Degas, Monet, Renoir, Manet & Pisarro.

June 24th, 2015 – September 13th 2015
Must purchase a ticket for this exhibit.

northern lights: scandinavian design

Mid century modern is certainly having its moment. The Perelman has this exhibit on view which features functional art from chairs to lamps to blown glass all featuring the clean & functional lines Scandinavian design is known for.

May 23rd, 2015 – October 4th, 2015
Perelman Building on Pennsylvania Ave.

ghengis khan: bring the legend to life at the franklin institute

If you love history you will be wildly impressed by the collection of hundreds of artifacts borrowed by private collectors on display that are over 1,000 years old. Incredible!