Highlights of the Philadelphia Museum of Art with Jennie Hirsh - Context Travel

Highlights of the Philadelphia Museum of Art with Jennie Hirsh


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This Conversation will introduce participants to the rich holdings of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and includes a brief history of the museum as well as an overview of its Old Master, Modern, and Contemporary works.

During the webinar, participants will learn about classic works by Roger Van der Weyden, Agnolo Bronzino, Peter Paul Rubens, and Nicolas Poussin, as well as more modern highlights by Paul Cézanne, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, and Giorgio de Chirico. Finally, we will close with an overview of some of the museum's contemporary holdings, touching on Ellsworth Kelly, Bruce Nauman, and, especially, Jasper Johns.

Led by an expert on Modern and Contemporary as well as Renaissance art history, Jennie Hirsh, this interactive seminar will show unique aspects of the encyclopedic collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased knowledge of both the breadth and depth of the collection.

Jennie Hirsh (Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College) is a Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has held postdoctoral fellowships at Princeton and Columbia Universities, as well as pre-doctoral fellowships from the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, the U.S. Fulbright commission, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and the Wolfsonian FIU. Hirsh has authored essays on artists including Giorgio de Chirico, Giorgio Morandi, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Yinka Shonibare, and Regina Silveira, and is co-editor, with Isabelle Wallace, of Contemporary Art and Classical Myth (Ashgate 2011).

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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