March at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art has a variety of events for you to checkout this month!
The Bee and I were able to get a peek at the Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano exhibit and it is amazing!

Below is more info on the Kano exhibit as well as other events to check out.

Opening Soon
Shelley Spector: Keep the Home Fires Burning
March 7–September 27
Keep the Home Fires Burning is a site-specific installation of colorful sculptures by Philadelphian artist Shelley Spector that gives shape to the universal quest for hope and home. Join us March 5 for the Opening Celebration of this exhibition. Free reservations required.
Now Open Now Open On View
Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano
Through May 10
The Kano family’s creative dynasty lasted 400 years, forever changing Japanese art. Works in the exhibition will be presented in three rotations–due to their light sensitivity—offering multiple opportunities to experience the full depth, scope, and variety of the art.
Drawn with Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur from the Joan and Victor Johnson Collection
Through April 26
Bold, bright, and rich with exuberant images and elaborate lettering, fraktur are drawings that celebrated milestone moments and everyday joys in the lives of the Pennsylvania Germans.
Vitra—Design, Architecture, Communication: A European Project with American Roots
Through April 5
Renowned for its functional yet inspiring interior designs, furniture, and accessories, the Swiss company Vitra is internationally recognized for its creative partnerships with design visionaries such as Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, and Verner Panton.
On View New in the Galleries New Installation
Allora & Calzadilla: Intervals
Through April 5
Puerto Rico–based artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla explore music’s capacity to evoke an ancestral time and ask what makes us human.
Art and Wonder: A Cabinet of Collections
Gallery 257
An interactive gallery display reveals secrets within European collections of art, nature, and science.
Saint Francis of Assisi
Gallery 219
Visit this gallery to explore the masterful small-scale painting “Saint Francis of Assisi Receiving the Stigmata” with the help of new interactive technology.
Last Wednesdays
A dynamic mix of art, performance, and entertainment
March 25, 5:00–8:45 p.m
Poets, performers, and scholars guide visitors through an evening inspired by Represent: 200 years of African American Art.

Lecture Art After 5 Rodin Museum Tour
Exploring the Art of Fraktur
March 7, 2:00–4:30 p.m.
Join us for two public lectures on the whimsical art of fraktur, one of the most distinctive and beloved types of American folk art.
Alita Moses
March 13, 5:00–8:45 p.m.
University of the Arts senior Alita Moses entertains with jazz, R&B, and pop standards. Click to see all upcoming Art After 5 performances.
In Rodin’s Studio: Portrait Sitters and Models
March 18, 11:00–11:45 a.m.
Discover what it was like to have Rodin make your portrait. With curator Jennifer Thompson.
Contemporary Art Lecture Chef Demo Support the Museum
Okwui Enwezor
March 18, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Join the Artistic Director of the 2015 Venice Biennale for his talk “Disrupted and Disarticulated: Body Politics in Contemporary African Art.”
March 18, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Learn the art of sushi-making with our skilled Executive Chef, Gerald Drummond, the former executive chef of Morimoto. $45. Call 215-763-8100 to reserve your spot.
Text LoveArt to Give
Anytime, Anywhere
You can support the Museum via your cell phone. Text LoveArt to 202-22 to donate $5 to the Museum’s effort to share art with you. (Message and data rates may apply.)

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