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                                             ON-GOING EXHIBITS at MUSEUMS           Philadelphia, New York,  Delaware, Washington, D.C. and Bucks County
                                      
         Museum of Modern Art,  New York      11 West 53rd Street      New York, NY 10019     (888) 999-8861 or www.moma.org  

 On Line: Check out The MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program

  Part of MoMA's  Permanent Collection is :   Vincent VanGogh's  Starry Night (in 4th grade's curriculum),   Piet Mondrian's   Broadway Boogie Woogie (in 1st grade curriculum),    Some panels of Claude Monet's   Water Lilies painting series (6th grade studies Monet's Water Lilies).  Students can see the original paintings up close! _____________________________________________________________________________________     The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 5th Avenue at 82nd Street, New York, NY     www.metmuseum.org * Special Exhibitions on view now:

 

 Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions 2003 -2014
Now - on-going
   

Intricate objects of armor, textiles of pageantry from Europe, Japan, India and Tibet. Drawings and prints as well.

   New Gallery for the Art of Native North America Currently on-going   New Galleries for the Art of Arab Lands: Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia   Opens November 1, 2011 - On-going
  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Existing Collections : Restored/Renovated  the American Wing displays the interior of a Frank Lloyd Wright house - perfect for 4th graders' architecture unit.   Also the American Wing has re-hung many paintings including re-known Emmanuel Leutze' "Washington Crossing the Delaware"   Also,  The Temple of Dendur -  True Egyptian Art and Architecture experience for 3rd graders. The Egyptian Wing displays actual  mummy cases!    Outside behind the Metropolitan Museum, visit Cleopatra's Needle , a genuine, 2000 year-old  71 foot high Egyptian obelisk. (32 horses had to drag it to its current location from New York Port in 1880, when it was presented as a gift to the United States by Egypt. The obelisk form inspired the Washington  Monument in Washington, D.C.).

 
Works of  Renoir, Monet and Degas are always on display in the Impressionism Rooms, including one of the casts of Degas'  statue "Little Dancer" of the young ballerina.  (our 3rd graders study these artists)

_________________________________________________________________________    The Guggenheim Museum
 1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street)
  New York, NY   (212) 423 - 3500                 www.guggenheim.org/new-york    Mostly Modern and Contemporary Art, Photography and Design. The building itself is a work of Art designed by Architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The main gallery section from the exterior view resembles a tornado made of stone - inside it is a continuous spiral ramp (not staircase.)  Take your children to walk inside one of the most famous Frank Lloyd Wright buildings!    Our 4th graders study his "Form follows Function" architecture by learning about his masterpiece "Falling Water".
   __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     The Brooklyn Museum
 200 Eastern Parkway
 Brooklyn. NY
(718) 638-5000    www.brooklynmuseum.org   Long-Term Installation: American Identities: A New Look An extensive collection of American Art - among the works one of Edward Hicks' "Peaceable Kingdom" .     At the Luce Center for American Art.   Also on display:     African Innovations  - on going   The Mummy Chamber  - on going
  Decorative Arts Galleries and Period Rooms - on going
   _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     Philadelphia Museum of Art  Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA     www.philamuseum.org.     Philadelphia Treasures Eakin's Gross Clinic and Saint-Gauden's Angel of Purity   This painting was almost sold away, but saved by Philadelphians to be shown where it was painted. 3rd graders have a chance to see the painting they study - how large it is, how it looks up close!   An Eakins Masterpiece Restored: Seeing The Gross Clinic Anew   Within this wonderful museum so close - A Japanese Tea House,  The Interior of a Chinese Temple,  A Renaissance Cloister,     Medeival Arms and Armor, Impressionists paintings,  a cast of Degas "Little Dancer" ballerina statue and more!     ____________________________________________________________________________ PAFA The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts   118 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 215 - 972 - 7600                  www.pafa.org/Museum   The building is itself an example of architectural sculpture with its Grand Staircase and Moroccan arches in the main entrance. The building was designed by Frank Furness and George Hewitt - famous Philadelphia Architects.   This is an Art Museum and an Art School.  When you visit, you may see some classes attending an Art History talk in one of the galleries or students drawing or painting in front of a statue or painting!
Current Exhibit:   The exciting installation of Claes Oldenberg's  giant "Paint Torch"  outdoor Public Sculpture in the newly designed Lenfest Plaza adjacent to the museum !
  American Art Starts Here: PAFA Refreshed, Reloaded Ongoing exhibition of the Collection with many addtional pieces from Thomas Eakins, Charles Wilson Peale, Gilbert Stuart,Benjamin West, Cecelia Beaux and more.   _____________________________________________________________________________________       National Geographic Museum, Washington, D.C. 17th and M Streets NW,   Washington, D.C. 20036 www.nationalgeographic.com     Discovery Times Square Exposition 226 West 44th Street, New York, NY

 

Changing exhibits
_____________________________________________________________________________________   National Gallery of Art,  Washington, D.C. National Mall between 3rd and 7th Sts. at Constitution Ave. www.nga.gov In the East Building designed by I.M.Pei hangs the giant Mobile by Alexander Calder (weighing more than 920 pounds appears to be very lightweight!)   Our 4th graders study the architecture of the building;  our 1st graders study Calder Mobiles Matisse Cutouts  -  colorful works of cut paper shapes, abstract and natural forms Our 5th graders look at Matisse's work  ______________________________________________________________     Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Parkway,  Wilmington, Del. www.delart.org    __________________________________________________________________________________________________________     Baltimore Museum of Art 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore , MD www.artbma.org   **  Admission Free Everyday for Everyone!   Artwork on display includes Louis Comfort Tiffany's stained Glass Windows, other Decorative Arts masterpieces, galleries dedicated to Modern Artists such as Georgia O'Keefe, Marsden Hartley, Joseph Stella and others.
   Contemporary Art Wing Re-Opening !
   Ongoing:   The Cone collection of artwork from Matisse, Picasso, Guagin and more.   _______________________________________________________________________________   MICHENER ART MUSEUM 138 South Pine St., Doylestown, PA 215-340-9800 www.MichenerArtMuseum.org   Permanent collection of Pennsylvania Impressionists depicting local landscape scenes of Bucks County. Many changing, visiting exhibits of paintings, photographs and sculpture.   _________________________________________________________________________________
  THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE 222 N. 20th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103   www.fi.edu
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   BRANDYWINE RIVER MUSEUM U.S. Route 1 Chadds Ford, PA 19317 610-388-2700 Extensive collections of works by N.C. Wyeth,  Andrew Wyeth, and Jamie Wyeth   Also works of other famous Illustrators such as Howard Pyle.   Many of these and N.C. Wyeth's illustrations were published with well known stories such as Robert Louis Stevenson's  Treasure Island.  To view the original paintings is a wonderful experience for children and adults alike!    Andrew Wyeth's Studio Now Open for Tours!
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM  Near Nassau St. at Elm Drive
 Princeton, NJ 08544
 (609) 258-3788  www.princetonartmuseum.org    The Princeton Art Museum is closed to visitors as construction for the new museum -  anticipated to open in late 2024.    Go to website for links to :on-line exhibits, art-makig classes, art for families.        ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________    MUSEUM OF SCIENCE BOSTON   1 Science Park   Boston, MA 02114-1099   617-723-2500                    mos.org    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  Museum of Fine Arts Boston
  465 Huntington Ave.   Boston, MA 02115      www.mfa.org