Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Philadelphia Museum of Art announces recent acquisitions

Jean Chastellain's "The Adoration of the Magi," (1529)
PHILADELPHIA---The Philadelphia Museum of Art today announced a number of new acquisitions that will significantly enrich its collection. Among the works that have been recently acquired are: a group of contemporary films and videos; Japanese ink paintings mounted as handscrolls, hanging scrolls, and folding screens; nine pieces of early American furniture that illuminate the artistic achievements of cabinetmakers in colonial New England and Pennsylvania; and a major work in stained glass dating to the 1520s commissioned for a church in Paris. These works have come to the Museum variously as gifts, promised gifts, and purchases. Some will be placed on view in the galleries in the coming weeks. [More]
The Adoration of the Magi (detail), c. 1529. Jean Chastellain, French, active 1517, died between September 1541 and January 1542. Blue, red, green, purple, and clear glass with silver stain and vitreous enamel, 35 7/16 inches × 6 feet 6 3/4 inches. Purchased with proceeds from the sale of deaccessioned works of art and the Fiske Kimball Fund.