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The Philadelphia Museum of Art is your Museum. We welcome you to experience this season’s exciting exhibitions, events, and activities. Connect with art in surprising, lively, new, and memorable ways.

Please Note: If online ticketing is unavailable, call 215-235-7469 to reserve tickets. Programs are subject to change.

April 2016

This Month's Exhibitions



Friday, April 29Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet at the Rodin Museum.
Free for members

Explore this Museum’s remarkable ensemble of architecture, landscape, and sculpture.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays, 10:15–11:00 a.m.
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Enjoy circle time with music, games, gallery walks, and the company of other art-loving families.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of International Pop.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at Diego Rivera’s mural Liberation of the Peon, near the Museum store on the balcony, first floor

Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania bring objects from the permanent collection to life during a 45-minute conversation in one of the Museum’s two hundred galleries. All programs are subject to change.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Of course art is beautiful and uplifting, but it can also be downright scandalous. So join us, as we reveal the controversies inherent in each brushstroke, nude, and artistic impulse.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Explore the art of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist eras and learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, including masters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Seurat.
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of International Pop.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

This tour offers an introduction to the Museum’s extensive collection of Asian art, specifically that from China, Korea, and Japan.
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Starts at 5:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Get a sneak peek of the city's most exciting jazz festival.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Explore paintings dated from 1850–1900 (including Academic Art, the School of Barbizon, and Realism) leading up to Impressionism, as well as paintings that came after Impressionism (Cézanne, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art Nouveau movement).
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Saturday, April 30Grid ViewRows View

 
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Paid tickets required
6 NJ or PA hours
Location:
Session 1 - Rosenbach Museum and Library
Session 2 - Philadelphia Museum of Art
$45 ($36 members)

How do artists respond to text? How are authors inspired by visual images? In the first session of this two-part workshop, teachers will explore the exhibition Cervantes: Crafting Modernity at the Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia and view first edition volumes of Cervantes’ alongside original illustrations by Salvador Dalí. During the second session at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, participants will consider a variety of works of art and respond to them through writing prompts.

To register, please call the Philadelphia Museum of Art Ticket Center 215-235-7469.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

From medieval architecture to rare treasures from various parts of Asia, this tour promises to stir the imagination.
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 16 - May 14, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins March 8, 2016
Open registration begins March 22, 2016
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $65, Nonmembers $80

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 5-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

  • Children ages 3–4
    Children ages 5–6

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Children ages 7–8
    Children ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependent and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of International Pop.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at Diego Rivera’s mural Liberation of the Peon, near the Museum store on the balcony, first floor

Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania bring objects from the permanent collection to life during a 45-minute conversation in one of the Museum’s two hundred galleries. All programs are subject to change.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore the art of the Impressionist era, learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, and see how their work inspired the masterpieces of modern and contemporary art that would follow.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

In this tour explore art of the Netherlands as well as objects from the middle ages through the Baroque period including paintings, tiles, and ceramics.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of International Pop.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 16 - May 14, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins March 8, 2016
Open registration begins March 22, 2016
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $65, Nonmembers $80

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 5-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

  • Children ages 3–4
    Children ages 5–6

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Children ages 7–8
    Children ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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