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Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis
at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Only U.S. stop for multimedia exhibition highlighting art and urban culture


The City, 1919 Fernand Léger, Oil on canvas Credit: A. E. Gallatin Collection, 1952


October 14, 2013-January 5, 2014


Discover the important works of French painter Fernand Léger during Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The multimedia exhibition shines a spotlight on renowned French artist Fernand Léger and his post-cubist masterpiece The City (1919).

Philadelphia will be the only stop in the United States for the exhibition, which features more than 160 works from Léger and his avant-garde colleagues, including Piet Mondrian, Alexandra Exter and Francis Picabia.

Organized thematically, works by a wide range of artists will be grouped together to relay Léger’s interest in the connection between painting and urban culture. Look for sections touching on the visual language of mass communication — that is, street signs and billboards — public entertainment and staged performance, as well as architecture and avant-garde public art.

Following its three-month stay in Philadelphia, the exhibition will travel to Venice where it will be on view at the Correr Museum, Piazza San Marco.

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Admission to Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis includes a complimentary exhibition audio tour and general admission to the main building, Perelman Building, Rodin Museum and historic house Mount Pleasant for two consecutive days. You must pick a time of entry when purchasing your ticket.

Adults: $25, adults; $23, seniors; $20, students and youth (ages 13-18); $12, children (ages 5-12); free, children under 4
Seniors: $23
Students and Youth (ages 13-18): $20
Children (ages 5-12): $12
Children under 4: Free

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Léger Exhibition Hotel Package

Complete your experience at Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis with a special hotel pacakge that includes:

  • A premier overnight experience
  • Two (2) tickets to the exhibition
  • 10% off in the Museum Store
  • A complimentary Léger-themed dessert in the Museum’s Stephen Starr-operated Granite Hill restaurant.
  • And more…

Visitors can choose from:


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