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Philadelphia Museum of Art  The Philadelphia Museum of Art is the cultural heart of a great city—the place for creative play, with a surprise around every corner. #philamuseum

Happy birthday to #EdvardMunch, whose Expressionist paintings are some of the most well-known in the art world. #Munch's dark and symbolic works often sought to capture the angst of living in the modern world.

“Self-Portrait," 1895, by Edvard Munch

This week’s Spotlight Gallery Conversations feature this painting by Kawamura Kiyoo. Sent by the Japanese government to study painting in the United States, this artist incorporates Western oil paint techniques with Japanese sumi ink into this composition. Join us to talk more about this work on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday at 11:00 a.m., and see the almost three-dimensional way the artist built up paint.

“Dragon in Clouds,” c. 1900, by Kawamura Kiyoo

Get the best seat in the house with our Friday Night Plus ticket, available in limited quantity on Friday Nights only. Ticket includes a reserved table close to the performance, admission and parking for four, and a Chef’s tasting dish. Check out the upcoming schedule and pick your date for a special night out. $95 ($75 members).

“Concert," 1938, by Elizabeth Olds

Over his decades-long career with German manufacturer Braun, #DieterRams developed a guiding philosophy for rational, responsible, and enduring design that continues to influence industrial design today. See some of his most iconic works in “Dieter Rams: Principled Design,” on view in the Perelman Building.

Don't miss your chance to experience what passion looks like in the hands of a master sculptor. "Rodin’s Kiss" will close on Jan 6 at the #RodinMuseum.

“Eternal Springtime,” modeled in clay 1884 by Auguste Rodin; cast in bronze between 1898–1918 by Ferdinanad Barbedienne

The Bucintoro was the ceremonial boat of the Doge, the ruler of the Venetian republic. Once a year on Ascension Day, the Doge and other officials boarded this vessel to participate in a ritual celebrating the marriage of Venice and the sea. Here, the assembled group can be seen lining the dock.

“The Bucintoro at the Molo on Ascension Day," c. 1745, by Canaletto

When the oil lasts eight days. Happy #Hanukkah.

“Man Carrying a Light," 19th century, France

What trouble has your elf gotten into this year?

“Sunflowers,” 1889, by Vincent #vanGogh

You don’t have to be a fashionista to enjoy the creative pieces in “#FabulousFashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now.”

New on view in the Perelman Building: Richard Pousette-Dart invented a kind of pointillism to create a sense of shimmering light through myriad dots of color.

“Center of Remembering," 1960s, by Richard Pousette-Dart © 2014 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

When you listen to nothing but holiday music all day every day. #SorryNotSorry

“So Tired," 1853, by George Baxter

#DiegoRivera, who was born #onthisday in 1886, was a leader among the group of artists dedicated to creating radical public art during the revolution in Mexican society in the 1920s and 1930s. Monumental murals were ideally suited to these artists' socialist commitment to presenting a visual "people's history" of Mexico.

“Liberation of the Peon,” 1931, by Diego Rivera © 2014 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. “Sugar Cane,” 1931, by Diego Rivera © 2014 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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