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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!
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    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
     
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    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)

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     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".
     
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    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
     
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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    National Geographic Museum, Washington, D.C.
    17th and M Streets NW,   Washington, D.C. 20036
     
     
    Discovery Times Square Exposition
    226 West 44th Street, New York, NY

     

    Changing exhibits
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    National Gallery of Art,  Washington, D.C.
    National Mall between 3rd and 7th Sts. at Constitution Ave.
     
    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
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    Delaware Art Museum
    2301 Kentmere Parkway,  Wilmington, Del.
     
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    Baltimore Museum of Art
    10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore , MD
     
    **  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. 
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    MICHENER ART MUSEUM
    138 South Pine St., Doylestown, PA
    215-340-9800
     
    Permanent collection of Pennsylvania Impressionists depicting local landscape scenes of Bucks County.
    Many changing, visiting exhibits of paintings, photographs and sculpture.
     
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    THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE
    222 N. 20th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
     
    www.fi.edu
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    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!
     
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    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.
     
     
     
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     MUSEUM OF SCIENCE BOSTON
      1 Science Park
      Boston, MA 02114-1099
      617-723-2500                    mos.org
     
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     Museum of Fine Arts Boston
      465 Huntington Ave.
      Boston, MA 02115      www.mfa.org