Art Mu­se­ums

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THE BARNES FOUN­DA­TION— Es­tab­lished by Al­bert C. Barnes in 1922 to “pro­mote the ad­vance­ment of ed­u­ca­tion and the ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the fine arts and hor­ti­cul­ture,” the Barnes holds a su­perb col­lec­tion of Im­pres­sion­ist, post-Im­pres­sion­ist and ear­lyM-odern paint­ings, as well ex­ten­sive collections rang­ing from African sculp­ture to an­tiq­ui­ties from Europe and Asia. The Barnes’ orig­i­nal home in a nearby sub­urb is home to the Barnes Ar­bore­tum and hor­ti­cul­ture pro­gram. This month: “Per­son of the Crowd: The Con­tem­po­rary Art of Flânerie,” through May 22. Tick­ets: $10-25. Open W-M 10 am-5 pm. www.bar­nes­foun­da­tion.org. 2025 Ben­jamin Franklin Park­way, 215.278.7200. Map 1, G3

FAB­RIC WORK­SHOP AND MU­SEUM— This non­profit arts or­ga­ni­za­tion is de­voted to push­ing the fron­tiers of con­tem­po­rary art by sup­port­ing cre­ation in new ma­te­ri­als. Visit the web­site for full per­for­mance sched­ule. Don’t miss the de­sign-driven gift shop. Free ad­mis­sion. Open M-F 10 am- 6 pm, SaSu noon-5 pm. www.fab­ric­work­shopand­mu­seum.org. 1214 Arch St., 215.561.8888. Map 1, I4

IN­STI­TUTE OF CON­TEM­PO­RARY ART— On the Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia cam­pus, this mod­ern mu­seum fea­tures cut­ting-edge ex­hibits of con­tem­po­rary and provoca­tive vis­ual art, plus artist talks, lec­tures, films and tours. Free. Open W 11 am-8 pm, Th-F 11 am- 6 pm, Sa-Su 11 am-5 pm. www.icaphila.org. 118 S. 36th St., 215.898.7108. Map 1, C5

JAMES A. MICH­ENER ART MU­SEUM— This in­de­pen­dent non­profit mu­seum fea­tures the art and cul­ture of Bucks County, Pa., and is home to the largest pub­licly held col­lec­tion of Penn­syl­va­nia Im­pres­sion­ist paint­ings. This month: “Po­laris: North­ern Ex­plo­rations in Con­tem­po­rary Art,” through April 23; “Light & Mat­ter: The Pho­to­graphic Object,” through June 25; “Charles Sheeler: Fash­ion, Pho­tog­ra­phy and Sculp­tural Form,” through July 9. Tick­ets: $8-18. Open Tu-F 10 am- 4:30 pm, Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su noon-5 pm. www. mich­en­er­mu­seum.org. 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown, PA, 215.340.9800.

PENN­SYL­VA­NIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS— This Na­tional His­toric Land­mark houses Amer­ica’s first art mu­seum and art school, as well as one of the world’s largest collections of Amer­i­can art, in­clud­ing works by Charles Will­son Peale, Thomas Eakins, Mary Cas­satt, and Max­field Par­rish. This month: “Seachange: Con­tem­po­rary High­lights” and “World War I and Amer­i­can Art,” through April 9; “Annie Minich: Boat Se­ries,” through April 16; “Annie Minich: The Truth of Be­ing Both/And, through May 7; “Paul Chan: Pil­low­sophia,” through May 28; “Mur­ray Dess­ner: Il­lu­mi­na­tions,” April 26-July 23. Tick­ets: $8-15. Open Tu, Th-F 10 am-5 pm, W 10 am-9 pm, Sa-Su 11 am-5 pm. www.pafa.org. 118-128 N. Broad St., 215.972.7600. Map 1, H4

PHILADEL­PHIA MU­SEUM OF ART— At this sprawl­ing world-fa­mous mu­seum, see ma­jor works of fine and dec­o­ra­tive art from across the globe, in­clud­ing a num­ber of works by Philadel­phia artists. Many vis­i­tors ar­rive just to run up the mu­seum’s front steps à la Rocky Bal­boa, but ad­di­tional ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude guided tours, lec­tures, con­certs, films, fam­ily pro­gram­ming, and the weekly Fri­day night “Art Af­ter 5” with live mu­sic and cock­tails. This month: “Bruce Nau­man: Con­trap­posto Stud­ies, I through VII,” through April 16; “Amer­i­can Wa­ter­color in the Age of Homer and Sar­gent,” through May 14. Tick­ets (grants ac­cess for two con­sec­u­tive days to the main build­ing, Perel­man Build­ing, the Rodin Mu­seum, and His­toric Houses Mt Pleas­ant and Cedar Grove): $14-20, $18 se­niors. Com­pli­men­tary shut­tle avail­able be­tween main build­ing, Perel­man build­ings, and Rodin Mu­seum. Pay what you wish on first Sun­day of month and ev­ery Wed­nes­day af­ter 5 pm. Open Tu, Th and Sa-Su 10 am-5 pm; W and F 10 am-8:45 pm. www.phil­a­mu­seum.org. 2600 Ben­jamin Franklin Pkwy., 215.763.8100. Map 1, E2

RODIN MU­SEUM— The largest col­lec­tion of the sculp­tor’s work out­side Paris. Casts of his most fa­mous works, such as “The Thinker” and “The Gates of Hell,” are nes­tled into this ren­o­vated oa­sis on the Park­way, with lush gar­dens and neo­clas­si­cal Beaux Arts build­ing. Free daily tour W-M at 12:00 pm. Sug­gested ad­mis­sion: $7-10. $20, grants ac­cess for two con­sec­u­tive days to the main build­ing, Perel­man Build­ing, the Rodin Mu­seum, and His­toric Houses Mt Pleas­ant and Cedar Grove. Open W-M 10 am-5 pm. www.rod­in­mu­seum.org. 2151 Ben Franklin Park­way, 215.763.8100. Map 1, F3

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