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Art Splash, presented by PNC Arts Alive

Art Splash: Bright Lights, Little City

June 30–September 3, 2018
Main building


A summer of creative play for the whole family

Art Splash is bringing a little piece of the big city inside. Explore the shapes and colors, sights and sounds of Modern Times and play in our own mini metropolis. Kids and their grown-ups can experience the exhibition through tours, art making, and imaginative play.

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Take part in art making, tours, and imaginative play.
Take part in art making, tours, and imaginative play.

Play Every Day

Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays Till 7:00 p.m.
Museum admission for kids 12 and under is always free. Art Splash programs are drop-in and free with Museum admission unless noted otherwise.


Splash Studio

Drop in, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.*
Perfect for all ages

​*Please note: Splash Studio will close at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 25.
Welcome to Art Splash headquarters, an imaginative cityscape on the Great Stair Hall Balcony. Create, read, and play, or construct the city of the future around our Lego model of the Museum, designed for Art Splash by Legoland Discovery Center.


Art Explorers

11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Ages 3–5 & 6–10

Look, discover, and share on these playful, hands-on tours of Modern Times.


Art Cart

Noon–3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Swing by this in-gallery station for looking games and art making. Where will Art Cart pop up next?




Art Splash
Photo by Elizabeth Leitzell

Spend the Summer with Us

Make our creative cityscape your stomping grounds all summer long. Studio projects change every two weeks:

CurioCities

June 30–July 15
Join our block party and build the city of your dreams.

Color Me Modern

July 17–29
Red, yellow, blue—what tricks can they do?

Face Time

July 31–August 12
Strike a pose and play with portraiture.

LandShapes

August 14–26
Capture nature through shape and pattern.

Sound Off

August 28–September 3
Swish, beep, vroom! What if you could see sounds?


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Baby Bird Playdate
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash

Wednesday Night Family Studio
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

​Stay up late and make some art before bedtime.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sensory-Friendly Mornings
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Reservations required
Space is limited. To reserve your spot, email .

These mornings are specially designed for children on the autism spectrum or who have other sensory sensitivities. The lights, volume, and crowds are turned down but not the fun or creativity.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, August 25, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

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Explore the shapes and colors, sights and sounds of Modern Times.
Explore the shapes and colors, sights and sounds of Modern Times.

Family Guide: Modern Kids Meet Modern Art

Pick up a family guide to chart your course through the exhibition Modern Times. Along the way, discover hands-on activities and labels written for kids, by kids.


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Sponsors

Art Splash is presented by PNC Arts Alive, with support from The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, PECO, Ellyn C. Phillips, the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and other generous donors.

Family programs are generously supported by Harriet and Larry Weiss and Steve and Gretchen Burke.

Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 has been made possible by The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, The Annenberg Foundation Fund for Major Exhibitions, The Kathleen C. and John J. F. Sherrerd Fund for Exhibitions, Lyn M. Ross, Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest, The Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Exhibition Fund, The Laura and William C. Buck Endowment for Exhibitions, Leslie Miller and Richard Worley, and two anonymous donors.

Exhibition-related education programming was generously supported by the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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