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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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Please Note: If online ticketing is unavailable, call 215-235-7469 to reserve tickets. Programs are subject to change. Please arrive early as we reserve the right to release seats at the start of the program.

January 12, 2017

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Dining Events
 
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Granite Hill
$45 per person, $40 members, $17 per child, plus tax & gratuity

​Ring in the New Year with Parisian flair at this special brunch featuring food inspired by the City of Light.

To make reservations, please call (215) 684-7990 or visit Open Table.

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Family Festivals
 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Location: Great Stair Hall

Kick off the New Year with a creative start. Explore the magical effects of shadow, light, and contrast in art and create a light-filled masterpiece of your own.

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Balcony Studio

11:00 a.m., noon, 1:00, and 2:00 p.m. Mini Tours
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Celebrate the Holidays
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Rediscover the story of Christmas through the art in our collection.
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Tuesday, January 3Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Learn how this unique genre came to be through works of art by masters including Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Seurat.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Learn how this unique genre came to be through works of art by masters including Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Seurat.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Examine the Museum's monumental Constantine Tapestries up close, with a focus on how they were made and the meaning behind their intricate designs.
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Thursday, January 5Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Take a look at fashion's role in art.
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Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

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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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

​Jazz standards and spirited originals by this Honduran-born composer and vocalist.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Travel with us to explore works in our collection that emphasize the cultural and artistic evolution of the great European capital cities. ​
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Step inside the Museum's English Period Rooms and experience the furniture, sculpture, textiles, and decorative arts of bygone eras.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Discover paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, and ceramics representing Impressionism, International Realism, Post-Impressionism, Art Nouveau, and Modern Art.
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10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Reservations required
Free for Associates Members and Above ($2,500+)

Cross new thresholds with our curators and take a closer look at this surprising selection of works across the centuries.
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2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Reservations required
Free for Associates Members and Above ($2,500+)

Cross new thresholds with our curators and take a closer look at this surprising selection of works across the centuries.
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Starts at 2:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Travel with us to explore works in our collection that emphasize the cultural and artistic evolution of the great European capital cities. ​
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Wednesday, January 11Grid ViewRows View

Family Programs
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Best for grownups with babies

Parents and caregivers with babes in tow are always welcome in our galleries, and we're making it a bit easier for you with our stroller tours. If the baby fusses don't fret -- you'll be in good company.
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Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

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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Friday, January 13Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover the artists who worked at the same time as Paul Cézanne.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

​Accompanied by his band Sound Reformation, this saxophonist presents an unforgettable fusion of music and visual arts celebrating African music and culture.
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Saturday, January 14Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Dance through our collection and explore how movement is depicted in objects ranging from ancient tomb sculptures to Degas' dancers.
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Sunday, January 15Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 2:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Travel with us to explore works in our collection that emphasize the cultural and artistic evolution of the great European capital cities. ​
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Monday, January 16Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Location: Great Stair Hall

​People of all ages can honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. by engaging in community service at the Museum. MANNA will collect art made by you to distribute with the meals they deliver to those in need.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

What does Philly do best? No, not cheesesteaks. ART! Featuring works by famous Philly artists, and images inspired by the city’s most colorful characters, this tour is sure to bring out your inner Phanatic.
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Tuesday, January 17Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Take a look at fashion's role in art.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, January 18Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Now offered on the third Wednesday of each month, this members-only tour provides an overview of some of the Museum’s most renowned treasures in a variety of media.
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4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
2 NJ or PA hours​​
Location: Julian Levy Gallery, Perelman Building

Join us for an intergenerational conversation inspired by Jitish Kallat's new installation, Covering Letter. The museum's TAG (Teen Ambassador Group), made up of students from high schools throughout Philadelphia, will join museum educators and teachers for a discussion about how best to engage in respectful dialogue with those who are different from us and may hold diverse viewpoints and perspectives. The evening is an opportunity to open up the lines of communication between teens and teachers on tough topics such as bullying, social justice, and conflict resolution in the school environment.

The program will begin with refreshments at 4:30pm and the conversation will start at 5:00pm.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Pamela and Ajay Raju Foundation is launching an essay writing contest for high school students that will award a $10,000 scholarship to the writer of the winning essay. You will learn more about this exciting opportunity for your students at the end of the conversation.​
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Location: Great Stair Hall Balcony
Young Friends and members free; public $5; includes Museum admission

Looking to meet young professionals groups in Philadelphia committed to arts, culture, philanthropy, and service? Join the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and United Way’s Project NEXT for this networking event designed to connect those dedicated to making a difference in our city. Program includes Museum admission and a cash bar on the East Balcony during Wednesday Night programs. To follow the conversation on social media, use the hashtag #YPacrossPhilly.​
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6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Ever look at art and just scratch your head? We all have, and we’re here to help. Join us for a lively, interactive tour that explores how to look at art in a new way. By understanding some basic symbols, stories, and metaphors that are commonly used by artists, you’ll be able to understand art as you never have. ​
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Thursday, January 19Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Dance through our collection and explore how movement is depicted in objects ranging from ancient tomb sculptures to Degas' dancers.
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Friday, January 20Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

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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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Broadway star (Jersey Boys) and former member of Under the Streetlamp, Michael Cunio dazzles audiences with a unique sound and soulful reportoire.
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Saturday, January 21Grid ViewRows View

9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
By invitation only

Go behind the scenes with David and Wendy Ellsworth at their studio and discover how this celebrated woodturner and seed bead artist create one of a kind works of art representing their respective fields. David’s sculpture is featured in Art at the Center: Masters of American Craft in the Museum’s galleries. Transportation will be provided, timing is subject to change.
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 21 - March 25, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 21 - March 25, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Travel with us to explore works in our collection that emphasize the cultural and artistic evolution of the great European capital cities. ​
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Tuesday, January 24Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Dance through our collection and explore how movement is depicted in objects ranging from ancient tomb sculptures to Degas' dancers.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Explore Medieval and early Renaissance art through Italian and Netherlandish painting, sculptures and reliquaries, and grand architectural spaces.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, January 25Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
2 NJ or PA hours

Free

Join us to experiment with original, fun teaching ideas in the galleries and see how they might translate to your classroom. There's always something new at each session to test and adapt.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art 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
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

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 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Philly’s best gender benders take over the Museum. The Bearded Ladies Cabaret take a stab at queering our collection inspired by the one and only Barbra Streisand. Participate in a detour with Kate Nyx, an opinionated showgirl, seamstress, and songwriter whose passion for burlesque fantasy and sex-positive feminism fuels her daily. Red 40 and the Last Groovement kick off the evening and cap off the night with their funkadelic, one of a kind sound.

5:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.: Red 40 & The Last Groovement
5:45 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.: “Detour” Kate Nyx
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Performances
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Location: In the Galleries
$25 ($20 members; $10 Artist/Student members. Includes Museum admission

The Bearded Ladies turn our galleries into a queer playground in honor of Barbra Streisand and the fiftieth anniversary of Color Me Barbra.

Please be advised that this performance contains adult themes and nudity.
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Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Dance through our collection and explore how movement is depicted in objects ranging from ancient tomb sculptures to Degas' dancers.
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Performances
 
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Location: In the Galleries
$25 ($20 members; $10 Artist/Student members. Includes Museum admission

The Bearded Ladies turn our galleries into a queer playground in honor of Barbra Streisand and the fiftieth anniversary of Color Me Barbra.

Please be advised that this performance contains adult themes and nudity.
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 21 - March 25, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover works of art relating to Benjamin Franklin.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 21 - March 25, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, Dali, and Warhol, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.
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Members-Only
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Ever look at art and just scratch your head? We all have, and we’re here to help. Join us for a lively, interactive tour that explores how to look at art in a new way. By understanding some basic symbols, stories, and metaphors that are commonly used by artists, you’ll be able to understand art as you never have. ​
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Wednesday, February 1Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Performances
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Location: In the Galleries
$25 ($20 members); $10 Artist/Student members. Includes Museum admission

The Bearded Ladies turn our galleries into a queer playground in honor of Barbra Streisand and the fiftieth anniversary of Color Me Barbra.

Please be advised that this performance contains adult themes and nudity.
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Free for Young Friends and public

Join us at the ambiant Positano Coast restaurant and lounge, where you'll d be surrounded by a serene backdrop reminiscent of the Amalfi Coast and experience remarkable views of Old City.

Enjoy drink specials, complimentary appetizers, and learn more about our upcoming Watercolor Remix Party and fundraiser. This event is open to all, so bring your friends! Space is limited; reservations required.
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Performances
 
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Location: In the Galleries
$25 ($20 members); $10 Artist/Student members. Includes Museum admission

The Bearded Ladies turn our galleries into a queer playground in honor of Barbra Streisand and the fiftieth anniversary of Color Me Barbra.

Please be advised that this performance contains adult themes and nudity.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art 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
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

This tour explores, through diverse works of art, a few of the many things that bring balance and contentment in life. The focus is on portrayals of harmonious inter-personal relationships, rewarding life experiences and, of course, a few spectacular decorative art objects that most people would be proud to have in their own home.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

A jazz cabaret legend known for her powerful voice and unique interpretations of standards and classics.
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Performances
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Location: In the Galleries
$25 ($20 members); $10 Artist/Student members. Includes Museum admission

The Bearded Ladies turn our galleries into a queer playground in honor of Barbra Streisand and the fiftieth anniversary of Color Me Barbra.

Please be advised that this performance contains adult themes and nudity.
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Performances
 
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Location: In the Galleries
$25 ($20 members); $10 Artist/Student members. Includes Museum admission

The Bearded Ladies turn our galleries into a queer playground in honor of Barbra Streisand and the fiftieth anniversary of Color Me Barbra.

Please be advised that this performance contains adult themes and nudity.
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 21 - March 25, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore works such as the oldest wedding portraits of an African-American couple in an American museum, a tall clock by the first African-American clock maker, and the first painting by an African-American artist purchased by an American museum.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 21 - March 25, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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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Family Festivals
 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Location: Great Stair Hall

The Grammy award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers perform songs from their new album "Saddle Up" as we explore the Great American West. Think like an explorer and discover breathtaking American landscapes in the galleries.

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Balcony Studio

11:00 a.m., 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 p.m. Mini Tours

11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Performances by Okee Dokee Brothers
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover a variety of beasts depicted in the Museum's collection.
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Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Get hit by Cupid's arrow as you explore love and marriage in both mythological and modern contexts from our collection. ​
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

The Impressionist artists of Paris courted, loved, married and caused scandal, just as we do today! Many of the love stories were famous, some were secret, and some were notorious. Some affairs ended tragically, while the lucky ones lived happily ever after.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Family Programs
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Best for grownups with babies

Parents and caregivers with babes in tow are always welcome in our galleries, and we're making it a bit easier for you with our stroller tours. If the baby fusses don't fret -- you'll be in good company.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Learn about the lifestyles of chic women and the opulent nightlife of 19th century Paris. Explore the city of lights through the Museum's masterpieces--from the Moulin Rouge to the Opera and Ballet.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Performances
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Location: In the Galleries
$25 ($20 members); $10 Artist/Student members. Includes Museum admission

The Bearded Ladies turn our galleries into a queer playground in honor of Barbra Streisand and the fiftieth anniversary of Color Me Barbra.

Please be advised that this performance contains adult themes and nudity.
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Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Take a look at the avant-garde movements of the 20th century and the works that inspired these powerful directions in art. ​​
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Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Seminar Room
$5 (free for members); includes Museum admission

Talk about art with the people who make it.

See woodturner David Ellsworth in conversation with our McNeil Associate Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts, Elisabeth Agro.
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Performances
 
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Location: In the Galleries
$25 ($20 members); $10 Artist/Student members. Includes Museum admission

The Bearded Ladies turn our galleries into a queer playground in honor of Barbra Streisand and the fiftieth anniversary of Color Me Barbra.

Please be advised that this performance contains adult themes and nudity.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m. CANCELED
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

This tour looks at the roles of love, romance and intrigue as depicted in art from the Renaissance to the middle of the 19th century.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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Members-Only
 
Starts at 2:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet at the Rodin Museum.
Free for members

Explore some of the world’s most renowned masterpieces of sculpture.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This composer/pianist and Kimmel Center Jazz Resident merges jazz and faith to create “sacred jazz.”
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Explore the amazing collection of arms and armor, gifted to the Philadelphia Museum of Art by the prominent arms and armor collector Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch. In this tour, the construction, decoration and workings of armor will be discussed.
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Performances
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Location: In the Galleries
$25 ($20 members); $10 Artist/Student members. Includes Museum admission

The Bearded Ladies turn our galleries into a queer playground in honor of Barbra Streisand and the fiftieth anniversary of Color Me Barbra.

Please be advised that this performance contains adult themes and nudity.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 6:30 p.m.

Fall in love with works of art specifically selected with Valentine's Day in mind.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Simply put, this tour features some of the greatest impressionist and post-impressionist art in the world.
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Performances
 
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Location: In the Galleries
$25 ($20 members); $10 Artist/Student members. Includes Museum admission

The Bearded Ladies turn our galleries into a queer playground in honor of Barbra Streisand and the fiftieth anniversary of Color Me Barbra.

Please be advised that this performance contains adult themes and nudity.
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Courses & Workshops
 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free after admission

Drop in and draw from Rodin’s masterpieces. Materials provided.
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Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Get hit by Cupid's arrow as you explore love and marriage in both mythological and modern contexts from our collection. ​
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 21 - March 25, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art 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. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 21 - March 25, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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 1:30 p.m.

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Curtis Institute of Music performances are generously supported by Cooke & Beiler, LP.

Location: Gallery 169
Music by Maurice Ravel and Iannis Xenakis resonates through the enigmatic work of Salvador Dalí and the Surrealists.
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Starts at 2:15 p.m.

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Curtis Institute of Music performances are generously supported by Cooke & Beiler, LP.

Location: Gallery 169
Music by Maurice Ravel and Iannis Xenakis resonates through the enigmatic work of Salvador Dalí and the Surrealists.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Curtis Institute of Music performances are generously supported by Cooke & Beiler, LP.

Location: Gallery 169
Music by Maurice Ravel and Iannis Xenakis resonates through the enigmatic work of Salvador Dalí and the Surrealists.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover the aesthetic of Shaker design in furniture, textiles, and functional household items.
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Members-Only
Tours meet at the Rodin Museum.
Free for members

Explore some of the world’s most renowned masterpieces of sculpture.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Learn about the lifestyles of chic women and the opulent nightlife of 19th century Paris. Explore the city of lights through the Museum's masterpieces--from the Moulin Rouge to the Opera and Ballet.
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Members-Only
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Get hit by Cupid's arrow as you explore love and marriage in both mythological and modern contexts from our collection. ​
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Fall in love with over three centuries of romantic-themed works of art.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Members-Only
Members and guest free

To celebrate the spirit of Valentine’s Day we’re opening the Rodin Museum just for our members and their guests. Start your romantic evening off with stories behind some of the sculptor’s most passionate works, including The Kiss. The first 100 guests receive a complimentary sweet treat. Limit one per membership. ​
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Now offered on the third Wednesday of each month, this members-only tour provides an overview of some of the Museum’s most renowned treasures in a variety of media.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art 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
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Discover Dutch art and culture portrayed in painting throughout the seventeenth century. ​​
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore the themes, styles, and techniques that express the "art" and soul of the Museum's Chinese collection.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

An evening of playful jazz improvisations by this native New Orleanian pianist and 2015 recipient of the Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz.
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10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
3 NJ or PA hours​
Location: Seminar Room
Free

The PMA's renowned South Asian Galleries have been completely transformed. Explore the art, stories, and diverse cultures of this vast area stretching from Tibet and Nepal through India and even to Iran, Thailand, and Cambodia through powerful artworks, dynamic displays, and digital interactives. This introduction to the new installation will begin with a lecture by Darielle Mason, The Stella Kramrisch Curator of Indian and Himalayan Art. Then participate in tours, activities, and resource demonstrations with museum staff who will model strategies for encouraging students to look, think, connect and respond to these extraordinary works of art. ​

All participants will receive the brand new teacher guide to the South Asian Collection.
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Members-Only
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Take a look at the avant-garde movements of the 20th century and the works that inspired these powerful directions in art. ​​
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 21 - March 25, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art 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. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 21 - March 25, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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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2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Perelman Building
$20 (Free for members); includes Museum admission

Join in thoughtful discussions about themes raised by Jitish Kallat’s immersive installation.
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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meets in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$40

Hear stories of courageous and clever actions taken by freedom-seeking men and women historic homes Cedar Grove, Belmont Mansion, and Strawberry Mansion. ​​
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Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Get hit by Cupid's arrow as you explore love and marriage in both mythological and modern contexts from our collection. ​
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9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
6 NJ or PA hours
Location: South Terrace Education Classrooms A&B
$25 ($20 Members)

This President's Day, commemorate the 100th anniversary of the PMA's Ceremonial Teahouse, designed by architect Ōgi Rodō in 1917, with a full day exploring the history and art of the Japanese tea ceremony. Our morning will begin with a presentation by Felice Fischer, The Luther W. Brady Curator of Japanese Art and Senior Curator of East Asian Art, and include a tea ceremony demonstration in the Teahouse gallery. In the afternoon, make your own ceramic tea bowl with teachers from the Clay Studio to take back to your classroom.​
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Discover Dutch art and culture portrayed in painting throughout the seventeenth century. ​​
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Feast your eyes on works of art from the 14th to the 19th centuries as you hear the fascinating tales associated with them.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

This tour explores, through diverse works of art, a few of the many things that bring balance and contentment in life. The focus is on portrayals of harmonious inter-personal relationships, rewarding life experiences and, of course, a few spectacular decorative art objects that most people would be proud to have in their own home.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Explore Medieval and early Renaissance art through Italian and Netherlandish painting, sculptures and reliquaries, and grand architectural spaces.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Members-Only
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet at the Rodin Museum.
Free for members

Explore some of the world’s most renowned masterpieces of sculpture.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Starts at 2:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Discover Dutch art and culture portrayed in painting throughout the seventeenth century. ​​
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4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
2 NJ or PA hours

Free

Join us to experiment with original, fun teaching ideas in the galleries and see how they might translate to your classroom. There's always something new at each session to test and adapt.
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5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Location: Seminar Room
$20 adults, $10 Museum and WHYY members

​Explore the psychological role of creativity through the lives of artists with Dr. Dan Gottlieb. He’ll look at Van Gogh’s struggle with mental illness and the emotional support that this legendary artist received from his brother.

Joining Dr. Dan:

Deborah Heiligman is a National Book Award finalist. Her new book Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers is due out in April.

Jennifer Thompson is the PMA Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting and Sculpture and Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection

Sara Steele is a Philadelphia-based Artist and Activist

This event will be taped for a Voices in the Family Special to broadcast on WHYY FM.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art 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
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Members-Only
 
Starts at 2:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Take a look at the avant-garde movements of the 20th century and the works that inspired these powerful directions in art. ​​
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10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Friday, February 24, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 26, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Dorrance Galleries, main building, first floor

Experience the exhibition before it opens to the public during our private Members' Preview. During this time, members have exclusive access to the exhibition galleries for a free first look of American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Love is a battlefield. Music, art, and theater help soothe your soul.

Art Making: Love Notes
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Book artist Colette Fu shows you how to create your own pop-up cards. Make some love—or anti-love—themed cards to give your friends, partner, an ex, or yourself. She’ll have patterns available for all ages and levels, just come with an open heart.

Silent Disco with Silent Philly
5:30-8:00 p.m.
Silent Philly is in the house-grab some headphones and fill the galleries with song and dance.

Detour: Timaree Schmit
5:45 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Sexologist Timaree Schmit believes that rational, empirically based sex-ed is the basis for social justice. View three selected works of Duchamp through the lens of sex positive feminism and sexology.
The Museum offers free, daily guided tours on a number of topics. Pick up a Today handout for more information.

Musical Act: Eliza Hardy Jones
5:45 p.m. & 7:15 p.m.
Hardy is a classically trained pianist who’s recently made the leap to the electric landscape. This Philadelphia native has played with Buried Beds, Nightlands, Strand of Oaks, and Grace Potter, and has just debuted her solo album, Because Become. Tonight she plays two sets: the first one as an acoustic solo and the second one with her full band.

In-Gallery performance: Revolution Shakespeare presents “Love Hurts”
6:15 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
What’s the only thing worse than not being in love? Being in love. Many of Shakespeare’s characters grapple with the thorniest emotion of them all and lead us to ask the eternal question: Is having a date on Saturday night really worth all the drama?
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Starts at 6:00 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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Starts at 6:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Discover Dutch art and culture portrayed in painting throughout the seventeenth century. ​​
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, February 24, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 26, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Dorrance Galleries, main building, first floor

Experience the exhibition before it opens to the public during our private Members' Preview. During this time, members have exclusive access to the exhibition galleries for a free first look of American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent.
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 21 - March 25, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art 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. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 21 - March 25, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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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9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Paid tickets required
Advance tickets sales have ended. Remaining tickets will be sold day of at the Museum.

Enjoy Philly in a new light – all while partying with a purpose. Add a splash of color to your Saturday night with an art-inspired open bar, music by DJ Royale, and gourmet dessert stations. Wander through our latest exhibition, American Watercolor, at this after-hours party. Proceeds benefit the Museum. For those age 21 and over. ​

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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, February 24, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 26, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Dorrance Galleries, main building, first floor

Experience the exhibition before it opens to the public during our private Members' Preview. During this time, members have exclusive access to the exhibition galleries for a free first look of American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent.
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Members-Only
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet at the Rodin Museum.
Free for members

Explore some of the world’s most renowned masterpieces of sculpture.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

This tour will focus on the hidden symbols and narratives in Dutch art.
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Sustainer ($500+) and above

Discover how a once-disparaged art form became an American phenomenon, when you join exhibition curator Kathleen Foster, The Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Senior Curator of American Art, for an intimate discussion over coffee.​
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, February 24, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 26, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Dorrance Galleries, main building, first floor

Experience the exhibition before it opens to the public during our private Members' Preview. During this time, members have exclusive access to the exhibition galleries for a free first look of American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent.
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Members-Only
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Take a look at the avant-garde movements of the 20th century and the works that inspired these powerful directions in art. ​​
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover the Museum's fascinating collection of arms and armor, including plate and mail armor, swords, daggers, shields, crossbows, and equestrian equipment; and learn about those who used them.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Feast your eyes on works of art from the 14th to the 19th centuries as you hear the fascinating tales associated with them.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Courses & Workshops
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Location: Great Stair Hall

Take a moment to stop and sketch the roses, drawing inspiration from a large scale still life in the Museum's Great Stair Hall. Inspired by both American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent and the upcoming PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, Holland: Flowering the World, join us for an evening of watercolor sketching. No reservations required; all ability levels welcome.
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Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Skylit Atrium
$5 (free for members); includes Museum admission

Talk about art with the people who make it.

​Join artist Jitish Kallat and poet Sonia Sanchez for a conversation inspired by his poignant and immersive installation Covering Letter.
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Exhibition Tours
 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
$36 ($30 Members)

Enjoy a guided tour of American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent before the Museum is open to the public. Price includes a one-hour exhibition tour and general Museum admission.

Please arrive at the West Entrance 15 minutes prior to the start time. ​
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Enjoy a walk through time, from the middle ages to the 1800s, discovering Italian art collections and treasures at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

This is a three-part course (sign up for either Wednesday evenings or Thursday afternoons).

Examine the ever-changing American experience through the makers, users, and subjects found in our collection. Meetings will be discussion-based and take place in the galleries.
Instructor: Justina Barrett, Site Manager for Historic Houses
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Location: Pop-Up Members’ Lounge, Great Stair Hall Balcony

Staff Secrets is a casual drop-in, theme-oriented conversation focusing on the Museum's permanent collection. The talk is hosted by Museum staff and takes place in the Pop-up Members' Lounge.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This postmodern Charlie Parker is joined by special guests Najwa Parkins on vocals and John Swana on trumpet.
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Lobby)
$40 for members, free for Patrons and above ($1,500+)

Start your morning with a crowd free exhibition tour led by those who helped bring American Watercolor to life.

Includes entrance to that day’s 10:30 a.m. Watercolor Salon.

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10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Dorrance Program Room
$25 (Free for members); includes Museum and Special Exhibition admission
Call 215-235-7469 to reserve tickets

Lively conversations about American Watercolor and related topics.

Members join a private morning tour to complement these conversations.

​​Hear about women’s contributions to the art of watercolor from artist Eileen Goodman and McNeil Curator of American Art Kathleen A. Foster.
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 21 - March 25, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art 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. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 21 - March 25, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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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Family Festivals
 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Get ready to sail the Museum's high seas: Build your own boat, meet members of the Coast Guard, and the boat builders from The Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory.

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Balcony Studio and meet the Boat Builders from The Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Demonstrations by the Coast Guard
11:00 a.m., 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 p.m. Mini Tours
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

On this tour, the 13th-century Venetian adventurer and teller of tall tells, Marco Polo, will act as our guide to the artistic wonders of the Silk Route-the delights that China, Persia, India and the Middle East sent west, and those that Venice sent east, along the Silk Road. We will explore this interchange by visiting the Museum's Asian Wing, with a short trip to Venice and its pre-Renaissance neighbors.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet at the West Information Desk.
Please note: Tours are subject to change.

Foreign language tours may focus on particular aspects of the collections, such as an artist, a period, a region, or a genre, or offer a general overview of the entire Museum.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet at the West Information Desk.
Please note: Tours are subject to change.

Foreign language tours may focus on particular aspects of the collections, such as an artist, a period, a region, or a genre, or offer a general overview of the entire Museum.
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Exhibition Tours
 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
$36 ($30 Members)

Enjoy a guided tour of American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent before the Museum is open to the public. Price includes a one-hour exhibition tour and general Museum admission.

Please arrive at the West Entrance 15 minutes prior to the start time. ​
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Get to know the artists who defied the established rules of art throughout the 20th century. You'll meet Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse, Constantin Brancusi, Andy Warhol, and a number of others.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, women have always played an essential role in the creation of art. Join us, as we explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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Family Programs
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Best for grownups with babies

Parents and caregivers with babes in tow are always welcome in our galleries, and we're making it a bit easier for you with our stroller tours. If the baby fusses don't fret -- you'll be in good company.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, Dali, and Warhol, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.​
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8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Reservations required
Free for Associates Members and above ($2,500+)

Learn about watercolor's rise as a major art form in the Museum's first American watercolor survey in over forty years featuring stunning masterworks from public and private collections across the country.
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Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, women have always played an essential role in the creation of art. Join us, as we explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art 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
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Location: Pop-Up Members’ Lounge, Great Stair Hall Balcony

Staff Secrets is a casual drop-in, theme-oriented conversation focusing on the Museum's permanent collection. The talk is hosted by Museum staff and takes place in the Pop-up Members' Lounge.
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Members-Only
 
Starts at 2:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Claude Monet once said “I must have flowers, always, and always.” We could not agree more, so join us, as we stop to smell the roses, looking at flowers in art.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Conjunto Philadelphia pays homage to Cuba’s deep and treasured musical history.
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Exhibition Tours
 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
$36 ($30 Members)

Enjoy a guided tour of American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent before the Museum is open to the public. Price includes a one-hour exhibition tour and general Museum admission.

Please arrive at the West Entrance 15 minutes prior to the start time. ​
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Courses & Workshops
 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free after admission

Drop in and draw from Rodin’s masterpieces. Materials provided.
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Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Why do you love it? What draws you to it? Focused on your favorite pieces from our collection this tour was hand chosen by you, the members.
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 21 - March 25, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, Dali, and Warhol, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 21 - March 25, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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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2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Members: $16 per person; Public: $20 per person

​What’s a Critter-Bot? Find out from technology-focused product designer, educator, and futurist Carla Diana, while taking a closer look at robots she helped create, like the Neato Robotic Vacuum. Learn how sensors and actuators bring a product to life, then construct and decorate your own mini, crawling robot using a battery, motor, and simple sensor that you craft yourself. Fun for everyone over the age of six!
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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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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Creative play and participatory conversation make these tours the perfect introduction to art for young visitors and their families.

Modern art for modern kids. What shapes do your eyes spy?
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover treasures from the East that may have captured the imaginations of explorers such as Marco Polo....
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Family Programs
 
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: In the galleries
Perfect for all ages

Drop in to play games, sketch from the masterpieces, and enjoy hands-on activities.
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Members-Only
 
Starts at 2:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, Dali, and Warhol, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.​
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Exhibition Tours
 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CANCELED
$36 ($30 Members)

Enjoy a guided tour of American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent before the Museum is open to the public. Price includes a one-hour exhibition tour and general Museum admission.

Please arrive at the West Entrance 15 minutes prior to the start time. ​
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Members-Only
 
Starts at 2:15 p.m. CANCELED
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, women have always played an essential role in the creation of art. Join us, as we explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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Wednesday, March 15Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Now offered on the third Wednesday of each month, this members-only tour provides an overview of some of the Museum’s most renowned treasures in a variety of media.
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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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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Be an artist for a day! "Draw" inspiration from the artwork on view and let your imagination run wild. Paper and pencils will be provided.

Location provided at any admissions desk
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Courses & Workshops
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CANCELED
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members) includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

This is a three-part course (sign up for either Wednesday evenings or Thursday afternoons).

Discover how science has impacted art, from materials to subject matter.
Instructor: Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Cafe
$55 ($50 members)
Call 215-235-7469 to reserve tickets

These intimate, 90-minute classes offer first-hand tutorials for creating exceptional food and drink. Local food celebrities and international experts lead interactive demonstrations with assistant chefs on hand to help you perfect the culinary techniques to make these stunning dishes at home. Sample the food prepared during the class and receive recipes for all dishes, as well as a special gift.

The surprise is revealed as we welcome Vicki Miller from Vinocity to demystify wine and help you become more of a wine expert along the way. Take a walk through the galleries and find inspiration within the art that many winemakers infuse into the wines they create. Then, learn the art of wine tasting and see just how much there is to discover from a simple glass of wine. ​​
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Young Friends

Explore new digital interactives as you immerse yourself in the recently reinstalled South Asian art galleries with curatorial and interpretation staff. Discover how they worked together to bring life, sound, and movement to the gallery with vivid photographs and videos incorporated throughout. Funding for this work due in part to a Young Friends grant received in 2014.
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Lobby)
$40 for members, free for Patrons and above ($1,500+)

Start your morning with a crowd free exhibition tour led by those who helped bring American Watercolor to life.

Includes entrance to that day’s 10:30 a.m. Watercolor Salon.

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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Come and whet your appetite for all things food and art. Menu includes, Renaissance feasts, 17th–century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats. We guarantee this tour will leave you hungry for more!
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Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Why do you love it? What draws you to it? Focused on your favorite pieces from our collection this tour was hand chosen by you, the members.
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10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Dorrance Program Room
$25 (Free for members); includes Museum and Special Exhibition admission
Call 215-235-7469 to reserve tickets

Lively conversations about American Watercolor and related topics.

Members join a private morning tour to complement these conversations.

Conservator Scott Homolka and Mellon Fellow in Paper Conservation Rebecca Pollak discuss watercolor materials.
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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.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

This tour is a survey of fine and decorative art objects in which movement is either an intrinsic component of a particular piece, or implied in its physical design and/or imagery. It includes artworks that can move independently; ones designed to be worn or otherwise moved manually; and ones that contain powerful images suggesting recently completed, ongoing or impending motion.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Courses & Workshops
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members) includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

This is a three-part course (sign up for either Wednesday evenings or Thursday afternoons).

Discover how science has impacted art, from materials to subject matter.
Instructor: Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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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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Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, Dali, and Warhol, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.​
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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.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Location: Pop-Up Members’ Lounge, Great Stair Hall Balcony

Staff Secrets is a casual drop-in, theme-oriented conversation focusing on the Museum's permanent collection. The talk is hosted by Museum staff and takes place in the Pop-up Members' Lounge.
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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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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Examine the Museum's monumental Constantine Tapestries up close, with a focus on how they were made and the meaning behind their intricate designs.
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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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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with Donohue and his all-star assembly of traditional Irish musicians.
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Members-Only
8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Paid tickets required

Travel with us to New York as we watch opera's classic lovers on stage in Roméo et Juliette. This example of French Romanticism will highlight the subtlety, sensuality, and graceful vocal delivery of the acclaimed Metropolitan Opera cast. You'll enjoy a catered brunch at one of the city's top restaurants before taking your seats for the show.

$240 per member; $250 per member guest, includes transportation, orchestra seat tickets, a prix fixe lunch and all gratuities. On sale to Museum Circle members January 16 and all members January 30.​
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Exhibition Tours
 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
$36 ($30 Members)

Enjoy a guided tour of American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent before the Museum is open to the public. Price includes a one-hour exhibition tour and general Museum admission.

Please arrive at the West Entrance 15 minutes prior to the start time. ​
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Members-Only
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, women have always played an essential role in the creation of art. Join us, as we explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 21 - March 25, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover beautiful paintings, sculpture, and architectural spaces inspired by Christian faith and practice.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 21 - March 25, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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 1:30 p.m.

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Curtis Institute of Music performances are generously supported by Cooke & Beiler, LP.

Location: Gallery 161
The Zorá String Quartet, in residence at Curtis, pairs their award-winning virtuosity with Paul Cézanne’s timeless masterpiece, The Large Bathers.
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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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Starts at 2:15 p.m.

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Curtis Institute of Music performances are generously supported by Cooke & Beiler, LP.

Location: Gallery 161
/> The Zorá String Quartet, in residence at Curtis, pairs their award-winning virtuosity with Paul Cézanne’s timeless masterpiece, The Large Bathers.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Curtis Institute of Music performances are generously supported by Cooke & Beiler, LP.

Location: Gallery 161
The Zorá String Quartet, in residence at Curtis, pairs their award-winning virtuosity with Paul Cézanne’s timeless masterpiece, The Large Bathers.
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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.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Creative play and participatory conversation make these tours the perfect introduction to art for young visitors and their families.

Modern art for modern kids. What shapes do your eyes spy?
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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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Family Programs
 
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: In the galleries
Perfect for all ages

Drop in to play games, sketch from the masterpieces, and enjoy hands-on activities.
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Historic House Programs
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CANCELED
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$40 ($32 for members)

Hear the fascinating stories of early American women who led businesses, engaged in politics, and managed complex households at Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, and Woodford.
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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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Exhibition Tours
 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
$36 ($30 Members)

Enjoy a guided tour of American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent before the Museum is open to the public. Price includes a one-hour exhibition tour and general Museum admission.

Please arrive at the West Entrance 15 minutes prior to the start time. ​
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9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Reservations required
Techné membership required

The fascinating Indian and Pakistani embroidery technique, phulkari, takes center stage in this tour of Phulkari: The Embroidered Textiles of Punjab from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection, followed by a hands-on presentation. Join Museum curators Darielle Mason, Kramrisch Curator of Indian and Himalayan Art, and Dilys Blum, Friedland Curator of Costumes and Textiles, in conversation with Cristin McKnight Sethi from George Washington University.​
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Explore Medieval and early Renaissance art through Italian and Netherlandish painting, sculptures and reliquaries, and grand architectural spaces.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 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 in a variety of mediums.
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Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Why do you love it? What draws you to it? Focused on your favorite pieces from our collection this tour was hand chosen by you, the members.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Associates Sponsors and above ($5,000+)

Learn how we collect and organize history to share our illustrious past with today’s scholars and future generations. Be the first to see our new digitization space and learn about the art information National Digital Stewardship Residency program, funded by a recent grant awarded to the Museum by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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Members-Only
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, Dali, and Warhol, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.​
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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 1:00 p.m.

Discover the intricacies of art influences in architecture, from ancient structures to modern designs.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 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 in a variety of mediums.
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Courses & Workshops
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CANCELED
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members) includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

This is a three-part course (sign up for either Wednesday evenings or Thursday afternoons).

Discover how science has impacted art, from materials to subject matter.
Instructor: Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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Thursday, March 23Grid ViewRows View

Exhibition Tours
 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
$36 ($30 Members)

Enjoy a guided tour of American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent before the Museum is open to the public. Price includes a one-hour exhibition tour and general Museum admission.

Please arrive at the West Entrance 15 minutes prior to the start time. ​
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Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Claude Monet once said “I must have flowers, always, and always.” We could not agree more, so join us, as we stop to smell the roses, looking at flowers in art.
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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.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art 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
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 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 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Courses & Workshops
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members) includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

This is a three-part course (sign up for either Wednesday evenings or Thursday afternoons).

Discover how science has impacted art, from materials to subject matter.
Instructor: Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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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.

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, women have always played an essential role in the creation of art. Join us, as we explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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Friday, March 24Grid ViewRows View

 
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.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Not only did the Impressionists change painting and ideas of beauty forever, they also inspired future artists to paint according to their own unique vision, a trend that continues today.
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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Location: Pop-Up Members’ Lounge, Great Stair Hall Balcony

Staff Secrets is a casual drop-in, theme-oriented conversation focusing on the Museum's permanent collection. The talk is hosted by Museum staff and takes place in the Pop-up Members' Lounge.
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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 offers an introduction to the Museum’s extensive collection of Asian art, specifically that from China, Korea, and Japan.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This acclaimed jazz pianist, who’s played with Lionel Hampton and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, leads his quintet for a night of sultry jazz favorites.
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Starts at 5:30 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 7:00 p.m.

Travel from the High Renaissance to the Neoclassical period with sculpture, furniture, ceramics, and tapestries.
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9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
5 NJ or PA hours
Location: South Terrace Conference Room A & B
$45 ($36 Members)

​Designed for teachers of grades pre-K-2, this workshop will introduce teachers to creative ways that art and literacy can come together to create rich, engaging experiences for young learners. The workshop will focus on age-appropriate, object-based approaches to looking at and teaching art through stories and storytelling. Educators will participate in gallery activities and discussions, as well as learn strategies for developing meaningful studio art projects for the classroom.
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Exhibition Tours
 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
$36 ($30 Members)

Enjoy a guided tour of American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent before the Museum is open to the public. Price includes a one-hour exhibition tour and general Museum admission.

Please arrive at the West Entrance 15 minutes prior to the start time. ​
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Teacher Workshops
 
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
3 NJ or PA hours
Location: Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$40 ($32 Members)

​​Delve into watercolor with this hands-on workshop inspired by the special exhibition American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent. Start by exploring the works in the exhibition and learning about how the medium of watercolor grew in popularity between 1860 and 1925. From illustrative detailed graphite drawings overlaid with watercolor washes, to loosely painted purely transparent watercolor paintings, you’ll experience the variety, spontaneity, and immediacy of watercolor. Then take brush to paper with teaching artist Rebecca Hoenig to experiment with the medium for yourself and bring back tips for your classroom.​
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 21 - March 25, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover the world-renowned works of art in this exquisite rotunda gallery, including paintings by Éduoard Manet, Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne, and Vincent van Gogh.
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Starts at 12:00 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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 21 - March 25, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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.

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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

From medieval architecture to rare treasures from various parts of Asia, this tour promises to stir the imagination.
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10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Location: Library, Perelman Building

​Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism, focusing on women watercolorists. Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. We will provide reference materials and refreshments. The first 25 enrollees will also receive a complimentary same-day ticket to the exhibition American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent.

Facilitated by Mary Mark Ockerbloom (Wikipedian in Residence at the Chemical Heritage Foundation) and Sarah Beetham (adjunct lecturer in art history and material culture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts).
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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.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Creative play and participatory conversation make these tours the perfect introduction to art for young visitors and their families.

Modern art for modern kids. What shapes do your eyes spy?
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a look at the Easter story in paintings.
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Starts at 12:00 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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Family Programs
 
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: In the galleries
Perfect for all ages

Drop in to play games, sketch from the masterpieces, and enjoy hands-on activities.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, March 28Grid ViewRows View

Exhibition Tours
 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
$36 ($30 Members)

Enjoy a guided tour of American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent before the Museum is open to the public. Price includes a one-hour exhibition tour and general Museum admission.

Please arrive at the West Entrance 15 minutes prior to the start time. ​
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Discover surrealist art within the Museum.
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, women have always played an essential role in the creation of art. Join us, as we explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Claude Monet once said “I must have flowers, always, and always.” We could not agree more, so join us, as we stop to smell the roses, looking at flowers in art.
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Wednesday, March 29Grid ViewRows View

 
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 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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Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Why do you love it? What draws you to it? Focused on your favorite pieces from our collection this tour was hand chosen by you, the members.
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4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
2 NJ or PA hours

Free

Join us to experiment with original, fun teaching ideas in the galleries and see how they might translate to your classroom. There's always something new at each session to test and adapt.
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Courses & Workshops
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CANCELED
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members) includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

This is a three-part course (sign up for either Wednesday evenings or Thursday afternoons).

Discover how science has impacted art, from materials to subject matter.
Instructor: Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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Thursday, March 30Grid ViewRows View

 
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.

SOLD OUT
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Take a behind the scenes, sneak-peek tour of some of the construction zones within the Museum. Reservations are taken as walk-up, day-of tickets at any Visitor Services desk.

Because the tour will include visiting the Vaulted Walkway, which is partially exposed to the elements and an active construction zone—it is not fully accessible. Please dress for the weather accordingly and wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. ​This tour is restricted to ages 14 and above.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 11:30 a.m.

SOLD OUT
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Take a behind the scenes, sneak-peek tour of some of the construction zones within the Museum. Reservations are taken as walk-up, day-of tickets at any Visitor Services desk.

Because the tour will include visiting the Vaulted Walkway, which is partially exposed to the elements and an active construction zone—it is not fully accessible. Please dress for the weather accordingly and wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. ​This tour is restricted to ages 14 and above.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

SOLD OUT
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Take a behind the scenes, sneak-peek tour of some of the construction zones within the Museum. Reservations are taken as walk-up, day-of tickets at any Visitor Services desk.

Because the tour will include visiting the Vaulted Walkway, which is partially exposed to the elements and an active construction zone—it is not fully accessible. Please dress for the weather accordingly and wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. ​This tour is restricted to ages 14 and above.
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Starts at 12:30 p.m.

SOLD OUT
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Take a behind the scenes, sneak-peek tour of some of the construction zones within the Museum. Reservations are taken as walk-up, day-of tickets at any Visitor Services desk.

Because the tour will include visiting the Vaulted Walkway, which is partially exposed to the elements and an active construction zone—it is not fully accessible. Please dress for the weather accordingly and wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. ​This tour is restricted to ages 14 and above.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

SOLD OUT
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Take a behind the scenes, sneak-peek tour of some of the construction zones within the Museum. Reservations are taken as walk-up, day-of tickets at any Visitor Services desk.

Because the tour will include visiting the Vaulted Walkway, which is partially exposed to the elements and an active construction zone—it is not fully accessible. Please dress for the weather accordingly and wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. ​This tour is restricted to ages 14 and above.
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Courses & Workshops
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members) includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

This is a three-part course (sign up for either Wednesday evenings or Thursday afternoons).

Discover how science has impacted art, from materials to subject matter.
Instructor: Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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Starts at 1:30 p.m.

SOLD OUT
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Take a behind the scenes, sneak-peek tour of some of the construction zones within the Museum. Reservations are taken as walk-up, day-of tickets at any Visitor Services desk.

Because the tour will include visiting the Vaulted Walkway, which is partially exposed to the elements and an active construction zone—it is not fully accessible. Please dress for the weather accordingly and wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. ​This tour is restricted to ages 14 and above.
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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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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Take a behind the scenes, sneak-peek tour of some of the construction zones within the Museum. Reservations are taken as walk-up, day-of tickets at any Visitor Services desk.

Because the tour will include visiting the Vaulted Walkway, which is partially exposed to the elements and an active construction zone—it is not fully accessible. Please dress for the weather accordingly and wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. ​This tour is restricted to ages 14 and above.
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Starts at 2:30 p.m.

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Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Take a behind the scenes, sneak-peek tour of some of the construction zones within the Museum. Reservations are taken as walk-up, day-of tickets at any Visitor Services desk.

Because the tour will include visiting the Vaulted Walkway, which is partially exposed to the elements and an active construction zone—it is not fully accessible. Please dress for the weather accordingly and wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. ​This tour is restricted to ages 14 and above.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

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Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Take a behind the scenes, sneak-peek tour of some of the construction zones within the Museum. Reservations are taken as walk-up, day-of tickets at any Visitor Services desk.

Because the tour will include visiting the Vaulted Walkway, which is partially exposed to the elements and an active construction zone—it is not fully accessible. Please dress for the weather accordingly and wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. ​This tour is restricted to ages 14 and above.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

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Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Take a behind the scenes, sneak-peek tour of some of the construction zones within the Museum. Reservations are taken as walk-up, day-of tickets at any Visitor Services desk.

Because the tour will include visiting the Vaulted Walkway, which is partially exposed to the elements and an active construction zone—it is not fully accessible. Please dress for the weather accordingly and wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. ​This tour is restricted to ages 14 and above.
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Starts at 3:30 p.m.

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Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Take a behind the scenes, sneak-peek tour of some of the construction zones within the Museum. Reservations are taken as walk-up, day-of tickets at any Visitor Services desk.

Because the tour will include visiting the Vaulted Walkway, which is partially exposed to the elements and an active construction zone—it is not fully accessible. Please dress for the weather accordingly and wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. ​This tour is restricted to ages 14 and above.
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Starts at 4:00 p.m.

SOLD OUT
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Take a behind the scenes, sneak-peek tour of some of the construction zones within the Museum. Reservations are taken as walk-up, day-of tickets at any Visitor Services desk.

Because the tour will include visiting the Vaulted Walkway, which is partially exposed to the elements and an active construction zone—it is not fully accessible. Please dress for the weather accordingly and wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. ​This tour is restricted to ages 14 and above.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesdays (6/27/17-9/1/17) and Fridays, 10:15–11:00 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.​

There will be no Baby Bird Playdate on Friday, April 28, 2017.
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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.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

As van Gogh said, “We love Japanese painting, we’ve experienced its influence — all the Impressionists have that in common.” This tour explores our Museum's noted Impressionist galleries, highlighting the far-reaching spell cast on both van Gogh and Impressionism by Japanese art.
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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Location: Pop-Up Members’ Lounge, Great Stair Hall Balcony

Staff Secrets is a casual drop-in, theme-oriented conversation focusing on the Museum's permanent collection. The talk is hosted by Museum staff and takes place in the Pop-up Members' Lounge.
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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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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

A night to celebrate art world renegades.

In-Gallery Artist Intervention
5:00-8:00 p.m.
DUDUFALALA
In the spirit of art history’s creative pranksters and the 100th anniversary of Duchamp’s infamous submission of a urinal to the 1917 armory exhibition, the Dufala brothers poke fun at the status enjoyed by collected art and artists by hiding contemporary objects, personal belongings and small sculpture in the museums galleries. A dada inspired scavenger hunt in and among the works of art throughout the museum, this intervention juxtaposes the pedestrian and the rare, intention and accident and comments on the public use of cultural space.

DJ lil’dave
5:30 p.m.
As a member of the Illvibe Collective, Lil Dave has been pushing the boundaries of hip hop turntablism for over 15 years. By mixing genres like funk, broken beat, house, bossa nova, electro, and soul, this maverick DJ is dedicated to creating the freshest sounds around.

Poetry Workshop: Text & Context
 Free ticket required after Museum admission
Call 215-235-7469 to reserve tickets
5:30-7:30 p.m.
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Resnick Rotunda 161
Let Emilia Phillips of Philadelphia Poetry Collaboration lead you in a daring exercise in crafting literary art. You’ll use works in the galleries as inspiration for your writing. Come willing to try new approaches to writing as homage to the rule breakers of the written word.

Detour: Chickabiddy
5:45 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Meet in Gallery 119
Unconventional gallery tours with unique points of view. Through folksy harmonies, original music, and covers, acoustic duo Chickabiddy shed new light on the American artists who shook up the art world.

In-Gallery Curatorial Talk: The Fountain Scandal
6:30-7:15 p.m.
Anne d’Harnoncourt Gallery 182
Seating is limited; first come, first served
One hundred years ago, Marcel Duchamp turned the art world upside down. Learn all about the Fountain scandal with curators Matthew Affron (Berman Curator of Modern Art) and John Vick as they talk about one of the most notorious works of modern art

Brian Sanders’ JUNK
7:30 p.m.
MY FUNNY BONE
Brian Sanders isn’t your grandmother’s choreographer. Tonight they’ll perform excerpts from MY FUNNY BONE: an irreverent look at life, love, the pursuit of happiness—and all the humor and pain that come with it.
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Here’s to all the rule-breakers of the written word. Emilia Phillips and the Philadelphia Poetry Collaboration lead a daring exercise in crafting verbal art. BYOP (bring your own poems) and be prepared to venture outside your literary comfort zone.
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Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Claude Monet once said “I must have flowers, always, and always.” We could not agree more, so join us, as we stop to smell the roses, looking at flowers in art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 7:00 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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Saturday, April 1Grid ViewRows View

 
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.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of 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 in a variety of mediums.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Travel from the High Renaissance to the Neoclassical period with sculpture, furniture, ceramics, and tapestries.
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Exhibition Tours
 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
$36 ($30 Members)

Enjoy a guided tour of American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent before the Museum is open to the public. Price includes a one-hour exhibition tour and general Museum admission.

Please arrive at the West Entrance 15 minutes prior to the start time. ​
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Family Festivals
 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Our beloved Ceremonial Teahouse turns one hundred this year. Help us celebrate with dance performances and tea tasting with our friends from Shofuso Japanese House and Garden.

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Balcony Studio
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tea Tasting
11:00 a.m., 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. Mini Tours
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Japanese Dance Performances
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Join us, as we explore the Jewish community’s connections to the Museum’s collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Travel from the High Renaissance to the Neoclassical period with sculpture, furniture, ceramics, and tapestries.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

French Elegance and English Style visits several of the Period Rooms at the Museum. Wander through rooms filled with paintings and decorative art that were designed for a French chateau and English country house.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Discover renowned works of Impressionist art, and see what else was going on during the 19th century as well.
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Monday, April 3Grid ViewRows View

 
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Associates Members and above ($2,500+)

Imagine making an ancient South Asian deity sculpture dance, or zooming into a painting so close you can see a two-haired brushstroke. Join our technology team as they share how the Museum's digital experience is being transformed through innovative tools that draw out the secrets and stories of our collection in thrilling new ways.
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Tuesday, April 4Grid ViewRows View

 
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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover beautiful paintings, sculpture, and architectural spaces inspired by Christian faith and practice.
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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.

Tour the dazzling night life of Paris–glittering evenings at the Opera and Ballet, young ballerinas behind the scenes, bawdy dancing at the Moulin Rouge!
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Wednesday, April 5Grid ViewRows View

Exhibition Tours
 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
$36 ($30 Members)

Enjoy a guided tour of American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent before the Museum is open to the public. Price includes a one-hour exhibition tour and general Museum admission.

Please arrive at the West Entrance 15 minutes prior to the start time. ​
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Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for Members.

Where else in Philadelphia can you 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 an hour? Nowhere but here! So come, experience the world, and join us as we take a walk through time.
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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 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.

Travel from the High Renaissance to the Neoclassical period with sculpture, furniture, ceramics, and tapestries.
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6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members) includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

This is a three-part course (sign up for either Wednesday evenings or Thursday afternoons).

​Explore the artistic achievements of the Northern and Italian Renaissance.
Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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Courses & Workshops
 
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
$25 ($20 for members)

Build a team and bring your creativity, curiosity, and tech skills to this extended-format hackathon. You have a month to create a digital game inspired by the Museum.

Enjoy access to wayfinding iBeacons and data about art on view. Experiments with augmented and virtual reality are encouraged. Workspace, food, and staff will be available.

During Philly Tech Week, present your project to a panel of judges and a public audience for a chance to win cash prizes.

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Thursday, April 6Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 9:30 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Lobby)
$40 for members, free for Patrons and above ($1,500+)

Start your morning with a crowd free exhibition tour led by those who helped bring American Watercolor to life.

Includes entrance to that day’s 10:30 a.m. Watercolor Salon.

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10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Location: Dorrance Program Room
$25 (Free for members); includes Museum and Special Exhibition admission
Call 215-235-7469 to reserve tickets

Lively conversations about American Watercolor and related topics.

Members join a private morning tour to complement these conversations.

​Examine the connections between stained glass and watercolor with artist Judith Schaechter and McNeil Curator of American Art Kathleen A. Foster. Funded by the Graduate Guides.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Sustainer and above ($500+)

Discover the light-hearted and learned arts of Venice around 1500 with Julia Valiela, our Mellon-de Schauensee Postdoctoral Fellow. Dive into the history of the “Floating City” through mythological, portrait, and sacred images by renowned artists that once adorned Venetian homes. See how these works of art reveal the artists’ techniques, their patrons’ lives and the city’s dynamic art scene. ​
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

This tour offers an introduction to the arts and cultures of South Asia, a region composed of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members) includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

This is a three-part course (sign up for either Wednesday evenings or Thursday afternoons).

​Explore the artistic achievements of the Northern and Italian Renaissance.
Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Exquisite service pieces and table decorations (much of which has royal provenance) are highlighted in this tour exploring the fine art of dining in Europe.
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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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Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Monet, Picasso, Duchamp, and Warhol, this tour chronicles the course of impressionism to contemporary art.​
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Friday, April 7Grid ViewRows View

Exhibition Tours
 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
$36 ($30 Members)

Enjoy a guided tour of American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent before the Museum is open to the public. Price includes a one-hour exhibition tour and general Museum admission.

Please arrive at the West Entrance 15 minutes prior to the start time. ​
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free members event.

Learn about the history and creation of the Museum's medieval carpets and European tapestries. ​
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

From dramatic panel paintings to colorful stained glass to ornate architectural elements, discover the Museum's superb collection of treasures from Medieval Europe.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesdays (6/27/17-9/1/17) and Fridays, 10:15–11:00 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.​

There will be no Baby Bird Playdate on Friday, April 28, 2017.
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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.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.