"Red Beaver" Armchair, 1986. Designed by Frank O. Gehry, American (born Canada), 1929. Dyed corrugated cardboard, 33 3/4 x 33 1/4 x 42 1/4 inches. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gift of Vitra GmbH, Basel, Switzerland, 2009
Path on the Island of Saint Martin, Vétheuil, 1881, Claude Monet, French, 1840 - 1926, Oil on canvas, 29 x 23 1/2 inches, 125th Anniversary Acquisition. Gift of John C. Haas and Chara C. Haas, 2011
Over the years, the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s collection has grown to as many as 250 thousand objects. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, a special exhibition highlights recent acquisitions that reflect the variety of the museum’s holdings.
First Look: Collecting for Philadelphia runs through September 8th. In addition to the approximately 125 objects on view in the First Look gallery, several hundred other new acquisitions on view in the permanent galleries are identified with First Look labels.