Five Major Exhibitions Closing Soon At Philly Museums

Major exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Foundation and more close in the coming weeks...

It’s last call for some of the biggest fall and winter exhibitions in Philly.

In the coming weeks, major museums (the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Barnes Foundation, Academy of Natural Sciences and more!) close exhibitions that range from showcases of Mexican modern art to dinosaur-centric displays.

With a cold couple of days ahead of us, there is no better time to cozy up at one of the closing soon exhibits. Be sure to scoop up your tickets soon for these excellent exhibits.

Check out our picks for major exhibitions that are closing soon in Philly.

I Found God in Myself at AAMP

I Found God in MyselfPhoto courtesy Amber Robles Gordon

The African American Museum extended its 40th-anniversary exhibition through Sunday, January 8. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the museum and the Broadway play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf," i found god in myself: the 40 anniversary of Ntozake Shange's for colored girls brings 20 commissioned works to the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Created by a group of nationally acclaimed artists, the works explore themes related to and inspired by the play, including sexuality, race, sisterhood, violence and self-love.

I Found God in Myself at AAMP

When:Extended through January 8
Where:The African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street
Cost:Included in the price of admission

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Paint The Revolution: Mexican Modernism at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Paint the Revolution: Mexican ModernismPhoto by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

It’s the final week to view Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950, the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s groundbreaking exhibition. The exhibition tells the story of one of the most exhilarating periods in Mexican history — from the start of the Mexican Revolution to the aftermath of World War II. Works by Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and Frida Kahlo will be on display — as well as pieces from their predecessors Roberto Montenegro, Carlos Mérida and more — in an effort to examine the influences that continue to shape art in Mexico.

Paint The Revolution: Mexican Modernism at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

When:Through January 8
Where:Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:$14-$20; free for kids 12 and under

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Last Week: Live and Life Will Give You Pictures at The Barnes Foundation

Masterworks of French Photography at the Barnes FoundationPhoto by C. Smyth for Visit Philadelphia

Monday, January 9 marks the final day of the Barnes Foundation’s first photography exhibition Live and Life Will Give You Pictures: Masterworks of French Photography, 1890-1950. The exhibition provides an amazing opportunity to view close to 200 images taken between 1890-1950 by French photographers and photographers working extensively in France. Nearly a third of the images have never been displayed before, offering an interesting insight into life in France during the late 19th- to mid-20th century. Be sure to check it out during its final week in Philadelphia.

Last Week: Live and Life Will Give You Pictures at The Barnes Foundation

When:Through January 9
Where:Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:$10-$25

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Bill Graham and the Rock and Roll Revolution at the National Museum of American Jewish History

National Museum of American Jewish HistoryNational Museum of American Jewish History | Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia

From Jimi Hendrix to Santana to The Rolling Stones, Bill Graham worked with many of the greats of rock and roll and helped launched the careers of plenty of legends who gained their fame in the '60s. Through rock memorabilia, photographs, psychedelic art and more, the National Museum of American Jewish History dives deep into the life of this notable promoter and manager while also exploring the cultural transformations that took place during the '60s, '70s, and '80s in the world of rock and roll.

Bill Graham and the Rock and Roll Revolution at the National Museum of American Jewish History

When:Through January 16
Where:National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall E.
Cost:Included with museum admission ($12 for adults, $11 for seniors and kids 13-21, free for kids 12 and younger)

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Dinosaurs Unearthed at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Photo courtesy Dinosaurs Unearthed

Want to see and experience the mightiness (and roar) of a dinosaur up close? Head to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and embark on a multi-sensory adventure that involves moving, life-size animatronic dinosaurs. State-of-the-art and scientifically accurate (down to the feathers on T. rex), Dinosaurs Unearthed features more than a dozen realistic and full-bodied dinosaurs as well as skeletons, fossil casts of skulls, claws, horns and the ever-popular coprolite (dino poop).

Dinosaurs Unearthed at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

When:Through January 16
Where:The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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