Manon de Boer in panel conversation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art – Philadelphia, PA

February 3rd, 2013 by

Manon de Boer, Think about Wood, Think about Metal (still), 2011, courtesy of the artist and Jan Mot Brussels-Mexico City

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is pleased to present the conversation “In Context: Resonating Surfaces –A Trilogy”. Enjoy a conversation between Manon de Boer, avant-garde percussionist Robyn Schulkowsky, and Adelina Vlas, the Museum’s Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, as they discuss the exhibition “Live Cinema/Manon de Boer: Resonating Surfaces–A Trilogy”.

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Tel.: 215-763-8100

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“Van Gogh Up Close” exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art – Philadelphia, PA

February 1st, 2012 by

Almond Blossom. Photo: courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art.

February 1, 2012 – May 6, 2012

Van Gogh Up Close, a major exhibition organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Canada, presents a group of the artist’s most daring and innovative works that broke with the past and dramatically altered the course of modern painting. Made between 1886 and 1890 in Paris, Arles, Saint – Rémy, and Auvers, the works in the exhibition concentrate on an important and previously overlooked aspect of van Gogh’s work: “close-ups” that bring familiar subjects such as landscape elements, still-lifes, and flowers into the extreme foreground of the composition or focus on them in ways that are entirely unexpected and without precedent. These landscapes and still-lifes have not previously been seen together or identified before as critical to our understanding of van Gogh’s artistic achievement.

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Dutch design placed by Moss in various American museum collections – USA

December 29th, 2010 by

Nearly closing out 2010, here’s a tribute to our friends at Moss, who weathered a storm, but continued their unprecedented commitment to, and care for the best in design from around the globe. Kudos to them for recently bringing a great selection of exemplary Dutch design into prominent museum collections in the United States.

As part of its ongoing efforts to expand awareness and understanding in contemporary art and design, Moss has been engaged in a dialogue with museum professionals and their patrons to place works of exceptional quality in Museum collections. This thereby allows public access to important art and design, gives the artists a foundation for future projects, places contemporary objects in an art historical context and increases the visibility and viability of contemporary art and design vis-a-vis museum acquisitions.

Recent museum acquisitions of Dutch design from Moss included work by: Maarten Baas, Tord Boontje, Dick van Hoff, Hella Jongerius, Claudy Jongstra, Tomáš Gabzdil Libertiny, Tejo Remy.

Where There’s Smoke Zig Zag Chair (Rietveld), Maarten Baas, 2003, acquired by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Hey Chair, Be a Bookshelf (trumpet), Maarten Baas, 2005, acquired by Indianapolis Museum of Art

The End: Little Flowers Falling, black, Tord Boontje, 2004, Moroso, Italy, acquired by Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Washbasin, Dick van Hoff, 1996, prototype/unique piece, Droog, acquired by Cincinnati Art Museum (gift of Murray Moss and Franklin Getchell) Layers: Quilted vase, Hella Jongerius, 2006, JongeriusLab, acquired by Indianapolis Museum of Art

The Four Seasons, Hella Jongerius, 2007, a suite of four individual works in porcelain, Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg, Germany, acquired by Philadelphia Museum of Art

Repeat Bowl, Hella Jongerius, 2002, JongeriusLab, acquired by Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Japonesque Wedding Dress, Claudy Jongstra, Arlette Muschter, 2000, unique piece in handmade felt, acquired by Cincinnati Art Museum

Pelt (red, handmade felt), Claudy Jongstra, 2006, acquired by Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Made by Bees: Honeycomb Vase #1 (natural), Tomáš Gabzdil Libertiny, 2006, Studio Libertiny, acquired by Cincinnati Art Museum

You Can’t Lay Down Your Memories, Tejo Remy, circa 2000, Droog, acquired by Cincinnati Art Museum

For more information:

150 Greene Street

New York, NY 10012

Tel.: 212-204-7100

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Marcel Wanders: Daydreams solo exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art – Philadelphia, PA

November 22nd, 2009 by

From November 22, 2009 – June 13, 2010

The visionary and revolutionary Dutch designer Marcel Wanders (born 1963) is creating for the Museum a dreamlike, multimedia installation of objects personally selected by the artist to represent pivotal points in his extraordinary career. Using shifting video images, lighting, and sound to illuminate the development of his boldly inventive body of work, Wanders provides the visitor with a unique visual and sensory experience dramatizing the evolution of his designs over the past twenty years. New films detailing Wanders’s design process and philosophy in projects ranging from manufactured products, hotel interiors, and design art make their public premiere in this retrospective installation. The soundscape that accompanies the films provides Wanders’s personal views on design.

Curator: Kathryn Hiesinger, Curator of European Decorative Arts after 1700

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Perelman Building, Collab Gallery, first floor
Fairmount and Pennsylvania Avenues

Philadelphia, PA 19130

Tel.: 215-763-8100

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