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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

 Join the Friends of the Metuchen Library for a bus tour to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

 Special Exhibits Include:


Paris Through the Window: Marc Chagall and His Circle

Now Through July 10, 2011

As a symbol of culture, freedom, and modernity, the city of Paris held a magnetic attraction for artists from Eastern Europe during the early decades of the twentieth century. The exhibition will focus in particular on the paintings that Marc Chagall made between 1910 and 1920, including the artist's early masterpiece Half-Past Three (The Poet), of 1911, which has long been considered one of the great treasures of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


Isamu Noguchi at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Now Through Summer 2011

The debut installation in the Museum's new Anne d'Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden--Isamu Noguchi at the Philadelphia Museum of Art--presents a fascinating selection of sculptures by Isamu Noguchi (American, 1904-1988), who had long-standing ties with the Museum and its late director Anne d'Harnoncourt.


Porcelain for the Emperor: Chinese Ceramics of the Kangxi Reign (1662-1722)

Now Through September 5, 2011

The Kangxi emperor, who ruled China from 1662 to 1722, was a connoisseur of the arts who took a particular interest in ceramics. In the 1680s, he ordered the reactivation of the imperial porcelain factory at Jingdezhen; by the end of his reign there were more than three thousand workshops producing wares for the imperial court as well as for China's thriving domestic and export markets. Porcelain for the Emperor showcases the extraordinary technical and aesthetic achievements of the Kangxi-era potters.

Cost: $50 per person. Contact the Friends of the Library for more information.


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