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Exhibitions, 1921-2005


Scope and Contents

Exhibitions from 1921 through approximately 1981 are the most organized. After 1981, the material becomes less organized. Occasionally there are images of individual objects that were in exhibitions filed alongside the exhibition images themselves. Towards the middle of the 2000s, digital photography started to take over and the Rights and Reproduction files become less robust.

Most of the exhibition images in this collection are in black and white. Color photography of exhibitions started with slides only, and there may be some exhibitions and installations which are documented only through color slides. Please also see the Museum Slide Collection.


  • Majority of material found within 1921-2005

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research but a portion is stored off site. Please request material in advance.


From the Collection: 600 linear feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives Repository

Philadelphia Museum of Art
PO Box 7646
Philadelphia PA 19101-7646 United States