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Elizabeth Grajales, Watching 1989 Color offset lithograph, 50/100, 21 5/8 x 30 inches, Printers: James Hughes and Robert W. Franklin

Full Spectrum–Brandywine Workshop prints at PMA

Full Spectrum, the exhibit of prints from the Brandywine Workshop that opened this month at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, shows off one of those little-sung organizations that quietly do amazing work here in Philadelphia. Here’s a bit of history–The Brandywine Workshop, founded in Philadelphia in 1972 to encourage and support racial and cultural diversity in printmaking, gifted 100 of its prints representing 89 artists to the PMA three years ago in memory of Anne d’Harnoncourt. The workshop, founded by African-American Tyler-trained artist Alan Edmunds, has stayed true to that mission, working with artists from around the world and from ... More » »

Étant donnés: Duchamp, the crowds will come

Duchamp studies are a thriving industry in academe and his work continues to have a major influence on artists, so it was no surprise that the first annual Anne d’Harnoncourt Memorial Symposium at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA), devoted to Duchamp’s final work, would attract a full house.  The enthusiasm was such that by 10 am on Saturday morning (Sept. 12) the audience was seated and expectantly quiet.

Free art! Perfect memorial for Anne d’Harnoncourt!

The PMA’s open, public memorial service for the beloved and highly missed PMA Director and CEO, Anne d’Harnoncourt, is Thursday, June 19, 6 pm. In her honor the museum will be open FREE all day Thursday from 10 am-6 pm. The museum is inviting guests on that day to share thoughts and appreciation of d”Harnoncourt in guest books that will be avialable all day. Also available Thursday free of charge — d’Harnoncourt’s audio tour of her PMA favorites, Director’s Delights.At 6 p.m., the public is invited to gather on the Museum’s East Terrace for a tribute in appreciation of Anne ... More » »

Anne d’Harnoncourt obits and other related links

New York Timesobituary: Anne d’Harnoncourt, Who Led Philadelphia Museum, Dies at 64 Philadelphia Inquirerfront page stories: Anne d’Harnoncourt, director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 64, by Peter Dobrin Museum’s Heart and Soul, by Melissa Dribben inside stories (the front page stories jumped to a two-page spread that included the top two of these) Philadelphia Museum of Art director Anne d’Harnoncourt will be difficult to replace, by Ed Sozanski Recalling d’Harnoncourt, from various people in the area editorial: Anne d’Harnoncourt, 1943-2008 Online picture gallery Philadelphia Daily News In d’Harnoncourt’s death, city loses art-world treasure, by Bob Warner, Nicole Norfleet and ... More » »

Official press release: The Philadelphia Museum of Art Mourns the Death of Director and CEO Anne d’Harnoncourt

June 2nd, 2008 Anne d’Harnoncourt, Director and CEO of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, who led the institution with greatness and grace since 1982, died last night at her home in Center City Philadelphia of natural causes. “Anne’s death is a severe loss to our beloved Museum, to the world of art and to those who knew and loved her,” said Gerry Lenfest, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. “I have never known a person with more human attributes: she was learned, a gifted speaker, had an effervescent personality, was a great director and, ... More » »

Anne d’Harnoncourt dead at 64

Anne d’Harnoncourt, speaking at the installation of the Louise Bourgeoise spider sculpture at the PMA last year. We’ve always admired Anne d’Harnoncourt, Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Director and CEO, a woman of grace and elegance, charming and welcoming — even as she wielded enormous power. We didn’t know her personally but every time we saw her, even when she was protesting in Love Park the proposed deep cuts to the city’s arts budget under John Street, we were impressed and amazed at her unflappable leadership.    Over the last 10 years the museum has broadened its program and its holdings ... More » »

Anne d’Harnoncourt died this morning

Photo of Anne d’Harnoncourt at the hardhat tour in 2006 of the PMA’s Perelman Building. …from the Philadelphia Inquirer online Anne d’Harnoncourt, art museum director, dies at 64 Anne d’Harnoncourt, chief executive of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a fixture of the Philadelphia cultural world, suffered a stroke at home and died this morning. She was 64.One of the most powerful women in the modern art world, d’Harnoncourt had spent more than half of her lifetime at the Philadelphia Museum. She joined the PMA staff in 1972, became director in 1982, and succeeded Robert Montgomery Scott in 1996 as ... More » »

Peek at Perelman

Press listening as they stand in the Skylit Galleria of the Art Museum’s new addition, the Perelman Building The thrill shined through this morning at the press opening for the new Perelman Building addition to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. “I stand here pinching myself quite hard,” normally unflappable PMA Director Anne d’Harnoncourt declared into the microphone to a crowd of cameras, microphones and people, all gathered in the Skylit Galleria. A ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 15 will mark the opening of the new Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building to the public, she said. more press, Skylit Galleria, and ... More » »

You can’t tell a man by his sculpture: Mark di Suvero speaks

Mark di Suvero, Iroquois, installed along the Parkway, on a grassy triangle near 25th and Spring Garden. The sculpture was donated by humanitarian and art lover David Pincus, long a member of the boards of the art museum and the Fairmount Park Art Association. The big surprise at the Iroquois sculpture dedication and talk that followed at the Fairmount Park Art Association meeting was the artist himself, Mark di Suvero, a guy whose gargantuan I-beam constructions–with the occasional moving part–suggest testosterone on legs. A smallish crowd of about 100 braved the heat, slight relief supplied by a tent and a ... More » »


Some video passes the test of time

Plus ca change … Post by Andrea Kirsh Mary Lucier I was in Madrid last week for the opening of “First Generation; Art and the Moving Image (1963-1986), a large and very important exhibition which grew out of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia’s belated decision to begin to collect video art in 2005. The curator, Berta Sichel, decided to back up and look at the initial moment when video entered the art world. She produced the most international and comprehensive survey of early video art ever. Amazingly, the Reina Sofia had been able to acquire 85% of ... More » »