A beautifully illustrated introduction to the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s encyclopedic collection
Philadelphia Museum of Art Highlights presents more than 500 remarkable works from the museum’s collection, featuring superb reproductions with concise supporting texts that give readers an understanding of the significance of each. A fascinating tour of objects from around the world and throughout history, the 2023 volume has been revised and expanded to include recent acquisitions, incorporate new research, and increase representation of women artists and artists of color. In addition to addressing the historical evolution of the museum’s collections and looking at how major gifts of the last decade have both added to the collection’s core strengths and broadened the collection’s scope, the introductory essay includes discussions and illustrations of the architectural contributions of Julian Abele and Horace Trumbauer, as well as Frank Gehry’s recent expansions and renovations to the museum’s main building. This is a vital resource for anyone interested in one of the world’s most storied museums and its extensive collection.
Distributed for the Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Philadelphia Museum of Art seeks to preserve, enhance, interpret, and extend the reach of its great collections, and the visual arts in general, to diverse audiences as a source of illumination, delight, and lifelong learning.
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