2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 763 8100
Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sun 10am–5pm
Wed & Fri 10am–8:45pm
“Kotobuki" Shelves. Designed in 1989 by Sinya Okayama, Japanese, born 1941. Made by Daichi Company. Lacquered wood. 64 1/8 x 35 1/2 x 15 3/4 in (162.9 x 90.2 x 40 cm).
Poet-Saint Dedicated to the God Shiva. Tamil Nadu, India. Medieval period, circa 11th century or later. Copper alloy. 28 3/8 × 10 × 10 inches (72.1 × 25.4 × 25.4 cm).
Shahzia Sikander. Disruption as Rapture. 2016. HD video animation commissioned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
2017 Exhibitions & Special Events
Much of Japanese art reveals the maker’s sheer sense of delight in form, surface and pattern. This exhibition explores some of the realms of design. Most obvious perhaps is the use of and respect for the physical materials. The medium can become the message, whether it is bamboo, lacquer, wood, clay, metal, or fiber.
The South Asian Galleries Are Back
The South Asian Galleries are back—reimagined and more awe-inspiring than ever. With works spanning more than two thousand years and a vast area including India, Iran, Tibet and parts of South East Asia. The stunning South Indian Temple Hall is the only one of its kind in the Western hemisphere.