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Marcel Duchamp and the Fountain Scandal

Through Sunday, December 3

Art Parkway District

The curious story behind one of the most notorious works of modern art

One hundred years ago, Duchamp’s Fountain turned the art world upside down. Was it art? A hoax? Join us as we celebrate the centennial of the provocative and influential work that changed the course of modern art. Learn the story of Fountain, with period photographs, publications, and more of the artist’s readymades from our unrivaled Duchamp collection.

What’s a Readymade?

Duchamp’s readymades are mass-produced objects that the artist chose, signed, and sometimes inscribed with mysterious phrases. He used them to shake up the accepted norms of artistic creation. Duchamp considered them his greatest achievement.


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Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130
215-763-8100 phone
215-684-7600 TTY

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Student Works 2015 at Wayne Art Center, an exhibition of artworks open to all adult students enrolled in the 2014/2015 academic year.