Here are some significant dates in Anne d'Harnoncourt's career:
Becomes assistant curator of painting and sculpture at Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Accepts a post at Art Institute of Chicago. There she meets her future husband, Joseph J. Rishel.
Returns to Philly museum as associate curator of 20th-century painting. Becomes museum director 10 years later.
May to September 1996
Paul Cezanne exhibit attracts largest number of visitors in museum's history.
Walter and Leonore Annenberg give museum $20 million, largest cash gift in its 125-year history - $5 million of which goes toward digitizing museum collections, an initiative of d'Harnoncourt's.
Robert Montgomery Scott, 76, museum president from 1982 to 1996, dies of liver failure. Scott had been appointed president when d'Harnoncourt was named director.
Museum unveils 173,000-square-foot Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building, its first addition in decades.
Museum is chosen to represent U.S. at 53rd Venice Biennale next year, with an exhibition on artist Bruce Nauman.
Due to d'Harnoncourt's efforts, Thomas Eakins works in the museum are sold to raise the amount needed to keep the artist's "The Gross Clinic" in Philadelphia.