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June 07, 2017

View wildlife photos from National Geographic photographer at Philadelphia Museum of Art

"Wild: Michael Nichols" will be open through summer 2017

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Art Splash at PMA Courtesy of Michael Nichols/National Geographic

Infant, Tanzania, 2011, by Michael Nichols.

Award-winning photographer Michael Nichols will have his photos displayed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art this summer, beginning Tuesday, June 27.

The exhibit "Wild: Michael Nichols" features images from some of the most remote areas of the world. For more than three decades, Nichols has documented wild animals and landscapes.

He became a staff photographer for "National Geographic" magazine in 1996 and was named editor at large for photography in 2008.

Nichols states on the Philadelphia Museum of Art website:

What is wild? It is the essence of what I believe in. It means untamed. It means free. And it is the thing that most human beings have no concept of, because we think that we are in charge. The fundamental thing we have to do in this whole game is put that idea, that need to be in control, aside – “A Wild Life," page 12 (Aperture, 2017).

The exhibit will be at the museum until Sunday, Sept. 17.

For children, themes in the exhibit will be explored in the museum's family-friendly series Art Splash through the summer.

There will be themed tours, weekend festivals, musical performances, arts & crafts and other activities. New this year, there will be storytime in the gallery.

All Art Splash programs are drop-in and free after museum admission, unless otherwise noted. Museum admission for kids ages 12 and under is always free.

Admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art is $14-$20 per person. Wednesdays after 5 p.m. and the first Sunday of the month after 10 a.m. are pay-what-you-wish admission.


"Wild: Michael Nichols"

Tuesday, June 27 through Sunday, Sept. 17
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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