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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.


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November 2017

This Month's Exhibitions



Friday, November 24Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

An introduction to the arts and cultures of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet, including the only southern Indian temple hall in this hemisphere.
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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.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Religious works by great artists of the Renaissance and beyond, such as Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, and Sandro Botticelli.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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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.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Jon Snow knew at least one thing—winter can be rough. Get ready for the season with a night geared toward surviving the coldest months.


Pictorial Pursuit: The Hunt
5:00–7:30 p.m.
Throughout the galleries
Go on a scavenger hunt that pairs Game of Thrones quotes with works of art. Those loyal to House Baratheon should watch for wild boars.


Check + Checkmate
5:00–8:00 p.m.
Strategic board games to make your opponent bend the knee.

Othello: Gallery 175, 1st floor
Carcassonne: Gallery 206, 2nd floor
Stratego: Gallery 299, 2nd floor


Music: Universal Cave DJ Set
5:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Hear rare grooves from this Philly-based record label known for its eccentric mixtapes and extensive record collection.


Music: Piffaro Renaissance Band
5:30 & 6:30 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor
Enjoy late medieval and Renaissance sounds from Piffaro, a sextet that performs on reconstructed period instruments. Just don’t get your hopes up for an Ed Sheeran cameo tonight.


DIY Art: Draw Your Swords
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Kienbusch Gallery 247, 2nd floor
Sketch your way to the Iron Throne by studying our arms and armor. You bring the ambition, we’ll supply the materials.


Detours with Lynn Landes of Wild Foodies
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet in Flammer Gallery 102, 1st floor
You’ll need to know how to live off the land if you’re taking a trip to the Wall. In this unconventional gallery tour, Wild Foodies founder Lynn Landes unlocks the many uses of flora and fauna seen in our collection.


Trial by Combat: Medieval Martial Arts
6:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 & Knight Foundation Gallery 204, 2nd floor
Take notes for your next encounter with the Mountain as Connor Kemp-Cowell from the Philadelphia Common Fencers Guild demonstrates three different weapon systems.


Performance: Mo(or)town/Redux
7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Motown music provides the backdrop to choreographer Doug Elkins’s retelling of Shakespeare’s Othello, set at a dance party.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.

The Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Collection (galleries 245–249) features a remarkable selection of fine armor and arms. Learn how these objects were produced and how some can be traced back to the armories of powerful rulers.
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Starts at 6:30 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Renaissance feasts, 17th-century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats
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Saturday, November 25Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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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.
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PHLA Kitchen
 
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Perelman Café, Perelman Building

Join the culinary artists of PHLA Kitchen for informal events about dishes featured on their menu.

Featured dish: Salmon cakes by Jarzette and Laquanda Dobson
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Celebrate three centuries of this country's greatest paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover the Museum's superb collection of medieval and Asian paintings, sculptures, and architectural elements.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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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.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Experience the transformation of our renowned South Asian galleries. Highlights include a stone temple hall from southern India, ornate Buddhist works from Tibet and Nepal, colorful textiles, and lively temple sculpture.​
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Monet, Picasso, Duchamp, and Twombly, this tour chronicles the course of impressionism to modern art.
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Sunday, November 26Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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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.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

Look, learn, and tell us what you think on these playful tours.

​Tune in with all your senses to discover how sights and sounds come together in art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Renaissance feasts, 17th-century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop by to play games, sketch, and make art among the masterpieces.

​Tune in with all your senses to discover how sights and sounds come together in art.
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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.
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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Get a behind-the-scenes look at a living, breathing collection and experience first-hand how our understanding and appreciation of these works have evolved over the years.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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Tuesday, November 28Grid ViewRows View

 
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Experience the transformation of our renowned South Asian galleries. Highlights include a stone temple hall from southern India, ornate Buddhist works from Tibet and Nepal, colorful textiles, and lively temple sculpture.​
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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.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

Masterpieces emerge when kids explore the galleries and get creative in the studios.

Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, November 29Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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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.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house, all in one hour.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

Masterpieces emerge when kids explore the galleries and get creative in the studios.

Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 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.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

The Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Collection (galleries 245–249) features a remarkable selection of fine armor and arms. Learn how these objects were produced and how some can be traced back to the armories of powerful rulers.
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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

SOLD OUT
Reservations required
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Where else can you visit a medieval cloister, an Indian temple hall, English and French country estates, and a Japanese teahouse in an hour? Join us as we take a walk through time.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

An introduction to the arts and cultures of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet, including the only southern Indian temple hall in this hemisphere.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Every Wednesday night, 5:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Gallery 111, 1st floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Operation every Wednesday night in November.
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall

Put last year’s coal to good use and create handmade holiday greetings for everyone on your list.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201
First come, first served; space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201
First come, first served; space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Thursday, November 30Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free for Members

Thank you for being a part of our Museum family. To show our gratitude, we invite you to visit the Museum from November 30 through December 3 to take advantage of exclusive opportunities and offers designed just for you
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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.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Gallery 119
Free for Sponsors ($500) and above. Space is limited; reservations required.

Join Elisabeth Agro, Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts, for a tour of At the Center: Masters of American Craft. This installation focuses on people who have shaped the field of American modern and contemporary craft.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

Masterpieces emerge when kids explore the galleries and get creative in the studios.

Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 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.
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