Philadelphia Museum of Art Exhibits Coming This Fall

Lots of exciting exhibits are on display at the Philadlephia Museum of Art this fall.  Opening on October 25  and running through January 8, 2017 is “Paint the Revolution:  Mexican Modernism, from 1910-1950.  This exhibit underscores the struggle of Mexico to create a new vision for its country as well as its people.  Through the art you will see shifts in the political and social areas over four decades of change.   This was an exciting time from the Mexican Revolution to WWII when artists took part in great debates about the future of Mexico.   Artists that are included are Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueriros, Frida Kahlo, and Rufino Tamayo.  In addition, works by Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Maria Izquierdo, Leopoldo Mendez, and Tina Modotti are represented.

One of the works which is representative of Mexican Modernism

Freida Kahlo

New South Asian Galleries 

Opening sunday, October 2, 2016, view one the world’s most significant art collections which represents Tibet, Nepal, India and as wide to Iran, Thailand, and Cambodia.  There will be story tellings, images and digital interactives to teach you about past and present cultures.  Most exciting is a stone temple from India, courtly Indian miniature paintings, and ornate Buddhist art in colorful textiles.  Outside of India, this is your only opportunity where you can stand within an ancient Indian temple hall.

The only place outside India where you can view an ancient Indian temple.

Indian Temple Hall

Asian Art in the Asian Galleries at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Art in the Asian Galleries

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