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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 d’Harnoncourt.


Thursday, June 19, 2008
Philadelphia Museum of Art, East Terrace 6:00 p.m.
All welcome
Anne d’Harnoncourt
Amazing Grace
Philadelphia Boys Choir
H. F. “Gerry” Lenfest
Chairman of the Board, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Judge Marjorie O. Rendell
First Lady of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Michael Nutter
Mayor of Philadelphia
He’s Got the Whole World in his Hands
Joseph J. Rishel
The Gisela and Dennis Alter Senior Curator of European Painting before 1900 and Senior Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection and the Rodin Museum
Moe A. Brooker
Artist, Chairman of the Basics Department and Professor at the Moore College of Art and Design, Chairman of the Philadelphia Art Commission
Fanfare for the Common Man (Aaron Copland)
The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
When the Saints Come Marching In
Ed Wise and His New Orleans Jazz Band

An official memorial service to celebrate Anne d’Harnoncourt’s life will be scheduled for Sunday, September 7, 2008, which would be her 65th birthday.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for the Anne d’Harnoncourt Memorial Fund.