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January 13, 2018

Monday, January 1Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

​Get some creative family time in before the end of the year.
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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Get some creative family time in before the end of the year.
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6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

Stories behind the works, from the people who know them best.

Explore how frames set the stage in paintings with Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation.​ This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
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Sunday, January 14Grid ViewRows View

 
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Inspired by the illustrations of Jerry Pinkney, this performance celebrates the heroic figures of John Henry and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through blues, hymns, work songs, and ragtime.

​Presented in collaboration with Philadelphia Jazz Project
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Monday, January 15Grid ViewRows View

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

Honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. with community service at the Museum.

Artmaking for MANNA
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
MANNA will collect your artwork to distribute with the meals they deliver to those in need.

Conversation of Kings: Strength to Love, a Call to Action
11:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Rooms A & B
Dive deeper into the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a youth-focused conversation on how his legacy can inspire today’s social movements.
​Presented in collaboration with NewCORE
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Tuesday, January 16Grid ViewRows View

 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Dorrance Galleries
Members $30; Patron members ($1,500) and above receive two complimentary tickets

An opportunity for members to experience the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection without the crowds

​Delve into the question of who made a painting and how do we know with Christopher Atkins, The Agnes and Jack Mulroney Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and Manager of Curatorial Digital Programs and Initiatives; and Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

Stories behind the works, from the people who know them best.

​Delve into the question of who made a painting and how do we know with Christopher Atkins, The Agnes and Jack Mulroney Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and Manager of Curatorial Digital Programs and Initiatives; and Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
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Thursday, January 18Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

Stories behind the works, from the people who know them best.

​Delve into the question of who made a painting and how do we know with Christopher Atkins, The Agnes and Jack Mulroney Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and Manager of Curatorial Digital Programs and Initiatives; and Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
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2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries
Space is limited; first come, first served.

Contemporary painter Jas Knight shares how he uses the styles and processes of the old masters to reflect on black experience.

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection
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Tuesday, January 23Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Great Stair Hall Balcony
Free for Young Friends; public $5. Includes Museum admission

A networking happy hour to connect with other young professionals committed to making a difference in our city.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, January 30Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, January 31Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

Stories behind the works, from the people who know them best.

Investigate two compelling works by the Greek master with Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings; and Mark Castro, Consulting Curator of Latin American Art. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
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Thursday, February 1Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, February 6Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, February 7Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Free for Associate Sponsor level members and above

​Hear from our conservators about what goes into the study, preservation, and restoration of objects in our woodwork and furniture collection. Also discover the use and origin of some of their favorite objects.​
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Thursday, February 8Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, February 13Grid ViewRows View

 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Dorrance Galleries
Members $30; Patron members ($1,500) and above receive two complimentary tickets

An opportunity for members to experience the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection without the crowds

Join Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings, for a conversation about the recently restored Portrait of Archbishop Filippo Archinto.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, February 14Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor

Join us this Valentine’s Day and make cards for your loved ones. All materials are provided.
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6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

Stories behind the works, from the people who know them best.

Join Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings, for a conversation about the recently restored Portrait of Archbishop Filippo Archinto. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Museum Café
$55 ($50 members); includes Museum admission

Show your love with a special Valentine's Day chef demo of chocolaty desserts.
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Thursday, February 15Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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An evening of conversation about America’s first artistic dynasty, the Peale family. View and discuss the gallery installation The Art of the Peales with scholars and colleagues and then enjoy musical performances in the Great Stair Hall.

​This program is made possible by the Center for American Art.
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Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Registration required.

In this daylong symposium, five Peale scholars share their ongoing research in the context of the Museum’s new publication The Art of the Peales: Adaptations and Innovations. With Carol Soltis, Wendy Bellion, Amy Noel Ellison, Lance Humphries, Lauren Lessing, and Linda Simmons.

​This program is made possible by the Center for American Art. Offered in conjunction with the gallery installation The Art of the Peales.
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2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

Stories behind the works, from the people who know them best.

Join Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings, for a conversation about the recently restored Portrait of Archbishop Filippo Archinto. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
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2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Media Room, Perelman Building
Space is limited; first come, first served.

Artist Keith Smith discusses his varied and experimental practice in photography, prints, and bookmaking with Amanda Bock, the Lynne and Harold Honickman Assistant Curator of Photographs. Join us for a coffee reception following the talk.

​Offered in conjunction with Keith Smith at Home, on view in the Perelman Building, February 17–July 8, 2018
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1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
$40 (32 member)
Cost includes transportation and admission to the Museum, Cedar Grove, and Woodford.

Explore the gallery installation The Art of the Peales with ​Carol Soltis, Project Associate Curator, and learn the Peale family’s close connection to George Washington. Then hop on the trolley to Cedar Grove and Woodford Mansion and see the homes of their political friends and foes.
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Tuesday, February 20Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Museum Café
Complimentary for Associates and Chairman’s Council members

Join us for private reception with Emily Schreiner (The Zoë​ and Dean Pappas Curator of Education, Public Programs), and hear how we are increasing audience engagement with fresh and provocative events. Then see the results for yourself at a Final Friday performance featuring Philly DJ and producer King Britt.
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6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
Free for Young Friends; $5 for guests

​​Enjoy a tour of our photography studio and learn about efforts to advance the future of imaging through cutting-edge technology.
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Tuesday, February 27Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, February 28Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Every Wednesday night, 5:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Gallery 116, 1st floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Battleship every Wednesday night in February.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor

​The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society creates a still life for your sketching pleasure. Materials are provided.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Perelman Building

How is queerness represented in popular and visual culture, both past and present? We’ll consider this question using the exhibition Keith Smith at Home as our starting point.

​Community Conversations are open discussions about socially relevant topics.
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Tuesday, March 6Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Courses & Workshops
 
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
South Terrace Conference Rooms A & B
$125; $100 members and Bryn Mawr Film Institute members
Cost includes Museum admission

Discover parallels between the making and study of art and film while gaining a greater understanding of the ways in which we approach creative works. This three-part course includes gallery visits and film clips that will enhance our discussion of photography, formalism, and documentary as represented in the Museum’s collection and world cinema.

​In collaboration with Bryn Mawr Film Institute
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Wednesday, March 7Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. CANCELED
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 119, 1st floor

Play the board game Mancala with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in March.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Starts at 9:00 a.m.
By invitation only
Free for Techné members

​Experience creative voices from around the world at the annual Collective Design Fair.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Resnick Rotunda 161

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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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Starts at 1:30 p.m.
d’Harnoncourt Gallery 182, 1st floor

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

The revolutionary art world of Marcel Duchamp fuses with a magnetic program of contemporary flute music performed by Emma Resmini.

​Curtis Institute of Music performances are generously supported by Cooke & Beiler, LP.
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Starts at 2:15 p.m.
d’Harnoncourt Gallery 182, 1st floor

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

The revolutionary art world of Marcel Duchamp fuses with a magnetic program of contemporary flute music performed by Emma Resmini.

​Curtis Institute of Music performances are generously supported by Cooke & Beiler, LP.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
d’Harnoncourt Gallery 182, 1st floor

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

The revolutionary art world of Marcel Duchamp fuses with a magnetic program of contemporary flute music performed by Emma Resmini.

​Curtis Institute of Music performances are generously supported by Cooke & Beiler, LP.
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12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Great Stair Hall Balcony
Free for Associates-level members and above

Hear from curators of East Asian art about the transformative reinstallation of these galleries. Also learn about their favorite works and new discoveries as they prepare for an upcoming exhibition. You’ll leave with a fresh understanding of one of our most beloved collections.​​
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Courses & Workshops
 
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
South Terrace Conference Rooms A & B
$125; $100 members and Bryn Mawr Film Institute members
Cost includes Museum admission

Discover parallels between the making and study of art and film while gaining a greater understanding of the ways in which we approach creative works. This three-part course includes gallery visits and film clips that will enhance our discussion of photography, formalism, and documentary as represented in the Museum’s collection and world cinema.

​In collaboration with Bryn Mawr Film Institute
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Teacher Workshops
 
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Room A
2 NJ or PA hours

Experiment with fun and original teaching ideas in the galleries and see how they might translate to your classroom. There will be something new at each session to test and adapt.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 119, 1st floor

Play the board game Mancala with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in March.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Museum Café
$75 ($70 members)
Space is limited.

Guided by Chef Tamara Christians, make and stretch your own fresh mozzarella to take home with you.
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6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Seating is first come, first served.

African Americans have long played a leading role in the cultural and political life of Philadelphia. One family’s history, the Montier-Morreys, is a particularly resonant chapter in this undertold story. Join us for the premiere of The Montiers: An American Story, a documentary about the history of the family, their role in Philadelphia, and the artwork that survives to illuminate our knowledge today. Produced by WHYY in collaboration with the Museum, the film features comments from William Pickens III, a Montier-Morrey descendant, as well as curators and scholars.

After the screening, join us for a panel conversation with Deesha Dyer, former Obama Administration Social Secretary; Gwendolyn Dubois Shaw, associate professor of art history, University of Pennsylvania; and William Pickens III. An audience Q&A follows.

Learn more about the Montier family >>
In 1746, three decades before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a free African American woman, Cremona Morrey, was bequeathed 198 acres of land just outside Philadelphia. At the time, it was an amazing occurrence in every regard, but even more so because the bequest was from her white common-law husband, Richard Morrey, son of the first mayor of Philadelphia, Humphrey Morrey. The bequest established a free African American community in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, that later spread throughout the Philadelphia area.

Nearly a century later, Morrey descendant Hiram Montier, a successful bootmaker with a shop near Independence Hall, married Elizabeth Brown. To celebrate their nuptials, they had high-style portraits made. Over 175 years later, these rare paintings—the earliest surviving portraits of an African American couple—are on view at the Museum (gallery 107), a testament to the history and strength of the African American community in Philadelphia.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Resnick Rotunda 161

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10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Museum Library, Perelman Building
Museum admission not included

​​Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need to be added or updated. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.

​Facilitated by Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Wikipedian in residence at the Science History Institute
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1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Perelman Media Room, Perelman Building
All levels welcome; materials provided
Instructor: Sharon Hildebrand, Head Preparator of Prints, Drawings, Photographs, Philadelphia Museum of Art
$20 ($16 members); includes Perelman Building admission

Learn the fundamentals of bookmaking during this hands-on workshop. Get a brief introduction to basic vocabulary, materials, tools, and techniques before creating two blank books with exposed spine sewings: a soft-cover, three-section book using Tyvek; and a two-section book constructed of binder’s board, book cloth, and decorative paper. Then go on a tour of Keith Smith at Home with the show’s curator, Amanda Bock, the Lynne and Harold Honickman Assistant Curator of Photographs.

​Support is provided by The Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation
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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to departure.
$40; $32 members (does not include Museum admission)
Cost includes transportation and admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, and Woodford.
Paid parking available in the Museum Garage

​​​Hear the compelling stories of early American women who led businesses, engaged in politics, and managed complex households at Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, and Woodford.​

Trolley departs from and returns to the West Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. These historic sites are not wheelchair accessible.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Courses & Workshops
 
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
South Terrace Conference Rooms A & B
$125; $100 members and Bryn Mawr Film Institute members
Cost includes Museum admission

Discover parallels between the making and study of art and film while gaining a greater understanding of the ways in which we approach creative works. This three-part course includes gallery visits and film clips that will enhance our discussion of photography, formalism, and documentary as represented in the Museum’s collection and world cinema.

​In collaboration with Bryn Mawr Film Institute
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Wednesday, March 21Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. CANCELED
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 119, 1st floor

Play the board game Mancala with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in March.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

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

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Resnick Rotunda 161

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6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Great Stair Hall Balcony
Young Friends $35; Young Friend guests $40

There’s nothing like drawing with a little bit of liquid confidence. Jump-start your weekend at Friday Nights and join us for cocktails and sketching.
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Members-Only
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
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. Explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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Events & Activities
 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Free for members and their guests

​Join us for a hands-on art making project to celebrate ninety years on the Parkway.
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Events & Activities
 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Free for members and their guests

We’ve been in our building on Fairmount—a Philly icon—for ninety years. Help us celebrate nine decades on the Parkway with a day of guided tours, art making, and sneak peeks into our big dig.

Make Stuff
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
​Join us for a hands-on art making project to celebrate ninety years on the Parkway.

Tours: Architecture of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (tours start every half hour)
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer), ground floor.
​Discover the fascinating history of our landmark building set amid Philadelphia’s urban landscape.

Members-Only: Hard Hat Experience
2:00–4:00 p.m.
Members, get an exclusive look at our new Frank Gehry–designed dining area during its construction. Go on a hard hat walk-through and explore elements of the Core Project before its completion. For location details, check in with a Visitor Services Assistant upon arrival. First come, first served. Please note: The space is not fully accessible as it is an active construction zone. Flat, closed-toed shoes are required. You must be over 13 years of age to take part in this tour.
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10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor

No school over spring break? We’ve got you covered. Join us for a special “Pay What You Wish” Monday and help us celebrate 90 years on the Parkway.

10:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.: Family Studio
11:00 a.m.: Family Tours
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free for Patron members ($1,500)

Patron members hold a special place in our membership family. In appreciation of your support and in celebration of the 90th anniversary of our building, we invite you to a private lunch with fellow art enthusiasts and staff as well as a tour of our archives with Susan Anderson, the Martha Hamilton Morris Archivist​. Throughout the day, you’ll learn how your generous support is an investment in the future of the Museum.
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11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer), ground floor). Tours start every half hour.
Free for members and their guests

​Discover the fascinating history of our landmark building set amid Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
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Family Programs
 
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor

No school over spring break? We’ve got you covered. Spend the week indulging in creative family time.

10:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.: Family Studio
11:00 a.m.: Family Tours
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Family Programs
 
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor

No school over spring break? We’ve got you covered. Spend the week indulging in creative family time.

10:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.: Family Studio
11:00 a.m.: Family Tours
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 119, 1st floor

Play the board game Mancala with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in March.
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Family Programs
 
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor

No school over spring break? We’ve got you covered. Spend the week indulging in creative family time.

10:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.: Family Studio
11:00 a.m.: Family Tours
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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Family Programs
 
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor

No school over spring break? We’ve got you covered. Spend the week indulging in creative family time.

10:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.: Family Studio
11:00 a.m.: Family Tours
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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Resnick Rotunda 161

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

Gotcha! Discover how artists outwit our eyes and create your own cunning masterpiece. Find out what other tricks guest magician Howard Polykoff has up his sleeve. Included in Pay What You Wish admission.

​Family Festivals are generously supported by PNC Arts Alive.
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10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Free for Techné members

​​​Explore a gallery dedicated to visionary collector Stella Kramrisch, and go behind the scenes in our private art storage with Darielle Mason, The Stella Kramrisch Curator of Indian and Himalayan Art, and project collaborator Pika Ghosh.​
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 260, 2nd floor

Play the board game Clue with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in April.
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Events & Activities
 
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$25

Hackers, developers, and art enthusiasts go head-to-head to develop innovative gallery experiences in our third annual Hackathon. Bring your creativity, curiosity, and tech skills as you compete for cash prizes and Museum glory. Sign up solo or with a team. Winners will be announced at our May 25 Final Friday. More information including a full schedule >>

​This is the Dina Wind Power of Art Hackathon, sponsored by the Wind Foundation.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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10:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Free for Focus members

Join fellow Focus members for an exclusive tour of the AIPAD Photography Show with Peter Barberie, the Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center; and Amanda Bock, the Lynne and Harold Honickman Assistant Curator of Photographs.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

This jazz quartet applies the physics of swing and bebop to classic rock. Featuring Paul Jost on vocals and harmonica, Tony Miceli on vibraphones, Doug Hirlinger on drums, and Kevin MacConnell on bass.
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Starts at 1:30 p.m.
d’Harnoncourt Gallery 182, 1st floor

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Enjoy works by composers influenced by Chinese traditional music and Western classical music, including Chen Yi, composer-in-residence at the Curtis Institute of Music.

​Curtis Institute of Music performances are generously supported by Cooke & Beiler, LP.
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2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$20 (members free); includes Museum admission

This contemporary artist’s work presents everyday objects in unexpected ways to reveal profound truths about self and community. In this talk, Shin discusses her work and creative process with Joseph Gonzales, Executive Director of the Delaware Contemporary.

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Jean Shin: Collections
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Starts at 2:15 p.m.
d’Harnoncourt Gallery 182, 1st floor

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Enjoy works by composers influenced by Chinese traditional music and Western classical music, including Chen Yi, composer-in-residence at the Curtis Institute of Music.

​Curtis Institute of Music performances are generously supported by Cooke & Beiler, LP.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
d’Harnoncourt Gallery 182, 1st floor

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Enjoy works by composers influenced by Chinese traditional music and Western classical music, including Chen Yi, composer-in-residence at the Curtis Institute of Music.

​Curtis Institute of Music performances are generously supported by Cooke & Beiler, LP.
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9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission
Fee waived for Associates and above ($2,500+)

The galleries are your classroom in these interactive art history courses.

​This is a three-part course; sign up for either Wednesday mornings or Thursday afternoons.

Explore the idea of “artist as outsider,” a concept invented in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Also examine how artists depicted scenes of rebellion and marginalization, often identifying themselves with their subject matter.

Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. CANCELED
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 260, 2nd floor

Play the board game Clue with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in April.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission
Fee waived for Associates and above ($2,500+)

The galleries are your classroom in these interactive art history courses.

​This is a three-part course; sign up for either Wednesday mornings or Thursday afternoons.

Explore the idea of “artist as outsider,” a concept invented in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Also examine how artists depicted scenes of rebellion and marginalization, often identifying themselves with their subject matter.

Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator
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10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free for Members
Dorrance Galleries
Member guests $10

Be among the first visitors to experience Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and enjoy in-gallery conversations during this special preview week made just for you.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Red hot syncopation, stompin’ rhythms, and lyrical Jazz Age melodies, courtesy of this Prohibition-era jazz ensemble.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
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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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Talks & Tours
 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Most people spend about 17 seconds looking at a work of art. It’s time to hit pause. Join this global event designed to slow you down with mindful looking, thoughtful sketching, and the art of seeing.

Guided Meditation in the Galleries
10:30–11:00 a.m. & 1:30–2:00 p.m.
Gallery 288, 2nd floor
Slow down, find your breath, and get centered in meditation sessions with the Shambhala Meditation Center.

Ashtanga Yoga
10:30–11:30 a.m.
Indian Temple Hall (gallery 224), 2nd floor
Slow your mind and push your body with Ashtanga yoga instructor Charles Secallus.
Free tickets required (available day of show only at any Visitor Services Desk); first come, first served

Spotlight Gallery Conversations
11:00 a.m.–3:45 p.m. (at the top of each hour)
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near Colket Gallery 151
Engage in slow looking and thoughtful dialogue as a different artwork takes center stage during these 45-minute gallery conversations.

For Families: Mini-Meditators
11:30 a.m.–noon & 2:00–2:30 p.m.
Brodsky Gallery 188, 1st floor
Chill out, look slowly, and find your center as a family in these guided meditation sessions designed just for kids and their grownups. Sessions are offered in the galleries by the Shambhala Meditation Center.

Slow Sketching in the Galleries
1:00–3:00 p.m.
Gallery 155, 1st floor
Hone in on the details in this drop-in drawing program with teaching artist David Krevolin. For all ages; materials provided.

Talk: The Art of Perception
2:00–3:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Ticket required: $20 (members free); includes Museum admission
Author Amy Herman presents insight into how looking closely at artworks sharpens observation, analytical, and communication skills.
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Dorrance Galleries
Member guests $10

Be among the first visitors to experience Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and enjoy in-gallery conversations during this special preview week made just for you.
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10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Gallery 206
Free for new members. Space is limited; reservations required.

Get the inside scoop and learn how to make the most of your membership this year. Join us in the galleries to discover a few secrets of the collection. Afterward, meet fellow insiders and meet Museum staff while enjoying complimentary snacks.
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Teacher Workshops
 
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Student Lunchroom
​4 PA or NJ hours
$32 ($25 members)

Slow down, you look too fast. Join us for Slow Art Day, a global event that encourages everyone to take time to look closely and make their own discoveries about art. In this teacher forum:

  • Participate in open-ended gallery looking activities with Museum educators
  • Discuss art and ideas with colleagues over lunch provided by the Museum
  • Learn more about visual intelligence through a lecture by Amy E. Herman, founder of The Art of Perception, Inc., an organization that trains everyone from the FBI to New York City doormen.
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11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Media Room, Perelman Building
Free for Sustainer and above ($500+)


From jazz and the jitterbug to assembly lines and skylines: the early twentieth century was a time of great change. Enjoy coffee and conversation with Jessica Smith, curator of Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950, as she shares how artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Jacob Lawrence forged bold new styles to fit the times.
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2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$20 (members free); includes Museum admission

Amy Herman offers insight into how art sharpens observation, analysis, and communication skills. By looking closely at painting, sculpture, and photography, anyone can learn to hone their visual intelligence to recognize the most pertinent information, understand multiple perspectives, and identify the biases that might impede them.

​Offered in conjunction with Slow Art Day
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Dorrance Galleries
Member guests $10

Be among the first visitors to experience Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and enjoy in-gallery conversations during this special preview week made just for you.
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Dorrance Galleries
Member guests $10

Be among the first visitors to experience Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and enjoy in-gallery conversations during this special preview week made just for you.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

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

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission
Fee waived for Associates and above ($2,500+)

The galleries are your classroom in these interactive art history courses.

​This is a three-part course; sign up for either Wednesday mornings or Thursday afternoons.

Explore the idea of “artist as outsider,” a concept invented in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Also examine how artists depicted scenes of rebellion and marginalization, often identifying themselves with their subject matter.

Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

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

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
Free for members

Get an overview of some of the Museum’s most renowned treasures.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 260, 2nd floor

Play the board game Clue with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in April.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

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

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission
Fee waived for Associates and above ($2,500+)

The galleries are your classroom in these interactive art history courses.

​This is a three-part course; sign up for either Wednesday mornings or Thursday afternoons.

Explore the idea of “artist as outsider,” a concept invented in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Also examine how artists depicted scenes of rebellion and marginalization, often identifying themselves with their subject matter.

Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator
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5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Paid tickets required
Philadelphia Navy Yard, South 11th Street & Kitty Hawk Avenue
Tickets available for purchase at the door of the event
5:00 p.m. Admission $600 per person ($450 tax deductible)
6:00 p.m. Admission $300 per person ($150 tax deductible)
6:00 p.m. Admission Young Collectors (under 40) $150

This preview party celebrates the opening of the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show (April 20–22) in a truly grand fashion. Experience the finest examples of fine and decorative arts, including period furniture in American Federal, folk, and regional styles; antique silver, textiles, porcelain, and jewelry; nautical and Native American art; and antiquarian books and prints. Also enjoy extensive offerings from fine art galleries, including contemporary art.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show at its website.

​The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine​.
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10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Philadelphia Navy Yard, South 11th Street & Kitty Hawk Avenue
$25 (includes admission to the show & a show catalogue)

Explore the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show with a Philadelphia Museum of Art Park House Guide. See the finest examples of fine and decorative arts, learn about notable objects offered by exhibitors, and take a closer look at the loan exhibit.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show at its website.

​The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine​.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Navy Yard, South 11th Street & Kitty Hawk Avenue
General admission tickets available online or at the door. Price includes a show catalogue. $20: Adults
$18: Seniors (over 65), students, and Penn employees (with valid ID) after March 15 online or at the door​

Experience the finest examples of fine and decorative arts, including period furniture in American Federal, folk, and regional styles; antique silver, textiles, porcelain, and jewelry; nautical and Native American art; and antiquarian books and prints. Also enjoy extensive offerings from fine art galleries, including contemporary art.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show at its website.

​The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine​.
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Starts at 11:30 a.m.
At Philadelphia Navy Yard (S. 11th Street and Kitty Hawk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19112)
$50; includes $20 admission to the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show and show catalogue

​Martha Stewart’s lifelong love of flowers began at a young age, as she dug in and planted alongside her father in their family garden. For the first time, she compiles the wisdom of a lifetime spent gardening into a practical yet inspired book, Martha’s Flowers: A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying. Stewart and Kevin Sharkey, her colleague and coauthor, will discuss when to plant, nurture, and at the perfect time, cut from your garden.​
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9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Rooms
5 PA or NJ hours
$40 ($32 member)

​​Explore and experiment with everyday materials to create an original artwork inspired by our collection. This hands-on workshop emphasizes ways that art-making can teach creative problem solving and encourage students to seek alternative solutions.

​Studio art jewelers Lisa and Scott Cylinder will lead this workshop. Inspired by myriad influences such as modern art, scientific phenomena, and film, they collaboratively transform materials, including found objects, into wearable works of art.​
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10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Philadelphia Navy Yard, South 11th Street & Kitty Hawk Avenue
$25 (includes admission to the show & a show catalogue)

Explore the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show with a Philadelphia Museum of Art Park House Guide. See the finest examples of fine and decorative arts, learn about notable objects offered by exhibitors, and take a closer look at the loan exhibit.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show at its website.

​The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine​.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after House admission
Cedar Grove, Fairmount Park
$8; free for Museum members & children 12 & under
Two-day ticket: $20. Access for two consecutive days to the main Museum building, Perelman Building, the Rodin Museum, and historic houses Cedar Grove (open April–December) and Mount Pleasant (closed for general maintenance)

Celebrate Earth Day with a step back in time. Check out our early American kitchen garden for demonstrations and plant sales. Urbanstead’s Lisa Gaidanowicz will talk about lip balms and salves made with herbs, and visitors can make and take an herbal tea remedy.

Free bus transportation leaves the Museum’s West Entrance every 30 minutes, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Cedar Grove admission included with 2-day Museum general admission.
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11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Navy Yard, South 11th Street & Kitty Hawk Avenue
General admission tickets available online or at the door. Price includes a show catalogue. $20: Adults
$18: Seniors (over 65), students, and Penn employees (with valid ID) after March 15 online or at the door​

Experience the finest examples of fine and decorative arts, including period furniture in American Federal, folk, and regional styles; antique silver, textiles, porcelain, and jewelry; nautical and Native American art; and antiquarian books and prints. Also enjoy extensive offerings from fine art galleries, including contemporary art.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show at its website.

​The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine​.
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1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building
All levels welcome; materials provided
Instructor: Rosae M. Reeder, Fine Arts Faculty and Assistant Program Director, Illustration, The University of the Arts
$20 ($16 members); includes Perelman Building admission

Make an album that combines two of the most common book structures: the pamphlet and the concertina/accordion fold. Learn how to fold sections or pages, create an accordion/concertina structure, sew a pamphlet stitch, and combine all the elements to make an expandable album perfect for photos, notes, and cards. Then go on a tour of Keith Smith at Home with the show’s curator, Amanda Bock, the Lynne and Harold Honickman Assistant Curator of Photographs.

​Support is provided by The Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation
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2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$25 ($20 members, $15 students); includes Museum admission

Local artist Madhusmita Bora practices Sattriya, a major Indian classical dance. She’s joined by the Dancing Monks of Assam on their first US tour. This performance ties ancient history, art, and spirituality to our collection’s Cloth of Vrindavan.

​Supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Navy Yard, South 11th Street & Kitty Hawk Avenue
$50 per person; $90 for 2; $150 for 4
Includes $20 admission to the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show and show catalogue​

Surround yourself in three and a half centuries of American fine and decorative arts. Sip cocktails and nibble hors d’oeuvres with friends and other collectors while meeting art and antique dealers.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show at its website.

​The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine​.
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10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Philadelphia Navy Yard, South 11th Street & Kitty Hawk Avenue
$25 (includes admission to the show & a show catalogue)

Explore the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show with a Philadelphia Museum of Art Park House Guide. See the finest examples of fine and decorative arts, learn about notable objects offered by exhibitors, and take a closer look at the loan exhibit.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show at its website.

​The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine​.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after House admission
Cedar Grove, Fairmount Park
$8; free for Museum members & children 12 & under
Two-day ticket: $20. Access for two consecutive days to the main Museum building, Perelman Building, the Rodin Museum, and historic houses Cedar Grove (open April–December) and Mount Pleasant (closed for general maintenance)

Celebrate Earth Day with a step back in time. Check out our early American kitchen garden for demonstrations and plant sales. Urbanstead’s Lisa Gaidanowicz will talk about lip balms and salves made with herbs, and visitors can make and take an herbal tea remedy.

Free bus transportation leaves the Museum’s West Entrance every 30 minutes, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Cedar Grove admission included with 2-day Museum general admission.
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11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Navy Yard, South 11th Street & Kitty Hawk Avenue
General admission tickets available online or at the door. Price includes a show catalogue. $20: Adults
$18: Seniors (over 65), students, and Penn employees (with valid ID) after March 15 online or at the door​

Experience the finest examples of fine and decorative arts, including period furniture in American Federal, folk, and regional styles; antique silver, textiles, porcelain, and jewelry; nautical and Native American art; and antiquarian books and prints. Also enjoy extensive offerings from fine art galleries, including contemporary art.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show at its website.

​The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine​.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

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

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
$38 members; $45 member guests (includes transportation, guided tour, and light refreshments)

Celebrate the Benjamin Franklin Parkway’s centennial with a trolley trip down the scenic boulevard. Enjoy an intimate conversation with Mural Arts artist Miriam Singer at her new mural at Park Towne Place. Then tour the exhibition Corridor of Culture: 100 Years of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

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

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 260, 2nd floor

Play the board game Clue with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in April.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

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

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Great Stair Hall Balcony
Free for Young Friends and public after general admission. Space is limited.

Connect with new and familiar faces over casual conversation and complimentary cocktails during Final Friday. Learn about the Young Friends program, the difference it makes in the art community, and upcoming events.
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10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
South Terrace Conference Rooms A & B
5 PA or NJ hours

​What does it mean to be modern? What does it mean to be American? In this teacher preview of the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950, delve into the work of artists grappling with these questions and reflect on their diverse perspectives.

Join us to:

  • Learn about American modern art with Jessica T. Smith, the Susan Gray Detweiler Curator of American Art and organizer of the exhibition
  • Explore the exhibition with museum educators
  • Discover stories from the childhoods of American artists Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Jackson Pollock with author David Stabler and illustrator Doogie Horner (Kid Artists: True Tales of Childhood from Creative Legends).​
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​​Claude Monet once said, “I must have flowers, always, and always.” Join us as we stop and smell the roses.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

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

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Free for Young Friends
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
RSVP to 215-684-7780 or response@philamuseum.org
An active Young Friends membership is required
This event includes complimentary parking in the Museum’s Garage.

Join artist Rachel Rose and Erica Battle, the John Alchin and Hal Marryatt Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, for a cocktail reception and the opportunity to view Rachel Rose: Wil-o-Wisp/The Future Fields Commission. This new video installation inaugurates the Future Fields Commission in Time-Based Media, a collaborative initiative between the Museum and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, Italy.
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9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission
Fee waived for Associates and above ($2,500+)

The galleries are your classroom in these interactive art history courses.

​This is a three-part course; sign up for either Wednesday mornings or Thursday afternoons.

What can paintings tell us about the urban experience throughout history? Journey through Paris, New York, Rome, Venice, and other European and American city centers and experience them through artists’ eyes.

Instructors: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning; and Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

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

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Teacher Workshops
 
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
South Terrace Conference Room A
2 NJ or PA hours

Experiment with fun and original teaching ideas in the galleries and see how they might translate to your classroom. There will be something new at each session to test and adapt.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 175, 1st floor

Play the board game Othello with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in May.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

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

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 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
Fee waived for Associates and above ($2,500+)

The galleries are your classroom in these interactive art history courses.

​This is a three-part course; sign up for either Wednesday mornings or Thursday afternoons.

What can paintings tell us about the urban experience throughout history? Journey through Paris, New York, Rome, Venice, and other European and American city centers and experience them through artists’ eyes.

Instructors: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning; and Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Rooms A & B
3 PA or NJ hours
$40 ($32 member)

Treat yourself to a few hours viewing and creating art. New York-based artist Gwyneth Leech will discuss her urban landscapes and show you how to upcycle paper cups into finished artworks. Afterward, explore works by Dox Thrash and others in the new exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950.
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1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Perelman Media Room, Perelman Building
All levels welcome; materials provided
Instructor: Artist Scott McCarney
$20 ($16 members); includes Perelman Building admission

In sports, a round robin tournament is when each contestant is matched in turn against every other contestant. In this workshop, participants will act as the contestants matched in turn with circulating sheets of paper and will contribute using a variety of mark-making techniques (drawing, collage, frottage, tracing, transfers, stamping, etc.). As the papers circulate, we will fold them into sections to define the pages and create our own itineraries through the book. Participants will also bind their single-section books with a choice of simple cover attachments. Everyone will leave with a personalized, one-of-a-kind copy of the collaborative edition.

This workshop also includes a tour of Keith Smith at Home with the show’s curator, Amanda Bock, the Lynne and Harold Honickman Assistant Curator of Photographs.

​Support is provided by The Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation
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Family Festivals
 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Performances: 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Come together at the Perelman Building: Take part in a collaborative creation inspired by the psychedelic 1960s, discover artist Jean Shin’s community-based installations, and then watch teamwork in action with improv group StoryUP!

​Family Festivals are generously supported by PNC Arts Alive. This festival is presented in partnership with Collab.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

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

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

SOLD OUT
By invitation only
Great Stair Hall and Balcony
Free for Chairman’s Council members and above

Join Leslie A. Miller, Chair of the Board of Trustees, and Timothy Rub, The George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer, as we honor our most generous and dedicated contributors.​
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9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission
Fee waived for Associates and above ($2,500+)

The galleries are your classroom in these interactive art history courses.

​This is a three-part course; sign up for either Wednesday mornings or Thursday afternoons.

What can paintings tell us about the urban experience throughout history? Journey through Paris, New York, Rome, Venice, and other European and American city centers and experience them through artists’ eyes.

Instructors: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning; and Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

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

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 175, 1st floor

Play the board game Othello with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in May.
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
Free reservations required; space is limited. Free for Sponsors ($1000+) and above.

Journey to the below-ground corridors and newly constructed spaces of our iconic main building. Reception to follow.

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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

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

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 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
Fee waived for Associates and above ($2,500+)

The galleries are your classroom in these interactive art history courses.

​This is a three-part course; sign up for either Wednesday mornings or Thursday afternoons.

What can paintings tell us about the urban experience throughout history? Journey through Paris, New York, Rome, Venice, and other European and American city centers and experience them through artists’ eyes.

Instructors: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning; and Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building

​Join us for a symposium celebrating the centennial of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Presented by the Athenaeum of Philadelphia and the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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9:00 a.m.: Registration

9:30 a.m.: Morning Session

“Paul Cret and Philadelphia's Modern Classicism”
David Brownlee, University of Pennsylvania

“Between Column and I-Beam: The Architectural Theory of Paul Cret”
Marc Vincent, Baldwin Wallace University

“Cass Gilbert and the City Beautiful”
Gail Fenske, Roger Williams University

“Friendly Rivals: Paul Cret and Arthur Brown, Jr. at Home and Abroad”
Jeffrey T. Tilman, University of Cincinnati

Noon: Lunch Break (on your own)

1:30 p.m.: Afternoon Session

“‘An Artistic Gem’: Paul Cret and the Rodin Museum”
Jennifer Thompson, Philadelphia Museum of Art

“‘Nioc! Nioc-Nioc!’ (Quack, Quack, Quack): Paul Philippe Cret, Penn’s Poilu-Professor, and World War I”
Alisa Chiles, University of Pennsylvania

“The Architect as Collaborator with the Engineer”
Jonathan Farnham, Philadelphia Historical Commission

Robert P. Breading and Barry Eiswerth in conversation, “longtemps après Cret”
Former partners, H2L2 Architects

4:30 p.m.: Conclusion
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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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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

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

Search high and low, left to right, near and far for opposites in art.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

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

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission
Fee waived for Associates and above ($2,500+)

The galleries are your classroom in these interactive art history courses.

​This is a three-part course; sign up for either Wednesday mornings or Thursday afternoons.

What can paintings tell us about the urban experience throughout history? Journey through Paris, New York, Rome, Venice, and other European and American city centers and experience them through artists’ eyes.

Instructors: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning; and Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

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

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 175, 1st floor

Play the board game Othello with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in May.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Museum Café
$55 ($50 members)


Join Vicki Miller from Vinocity for an inspired tour of the galleries and tastes of refreshing wines perfect for warmer weather and entertaining. From bubbly to rosés and lighter reds, this tour of summer wines will delight the senses and educate the palate.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

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

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 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
Fee waived for Associates and above ($2,500+)

The galleries are your classroom in these interactive art history courses.

​This is a three-part course; sign up for either Wednesday mornings or Thursday afternoons.

What can paintings tell us about the urban experience throughout history? Journey through Paris, New York, Rome, Venice, and other European and American city centers and experience them through artists’ eyes.

Instructors: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning; and Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Members free; guests $10

Embark on the Museum’s exciting next chapter with Jessica Sharpe, Director of Visitor Operations and Membership. She’ll tell you about the renovations to our landmark building and reveal how they’ll improve your future Museum experiences.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

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

Search high and low, left to right, near and far for opposites in art.
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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tour departs from the West Entrance of the Museum.
$40; $32 members (does not include Museum admission)
Paid parking available in the Museum Garage

Fairmount Park is home to historic architecture, beautiful vistas, and significant works of public art. This walking and trolley tour explores the Waterworks, Lemon Hill, and many points of interest in the park.

Please note: We’ll walk a half mile on sloped paths to the Waterworks and Lloyd Hall. Transportation available if necessary. Tour continues on the trolley through Fairmount Park to Lemon Hill, which is not wheelchair accessible. The trolley returns guests to the West Entrance.

​Offered in conjunction with LOVE Your Park Week
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2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$20 (members $16); includes Museum admission

Art and cultural historian Wanda Corn reveals how Georgia O’Keeffe cultivated her image as an artist through her unique sense of fashion. This lecture explores the ways she used her distinctive taste in clothes to model for photographers. Together they created a public persona for O’Keeffe that still dominates the American imagination today.

​This is the Irma and Herbert Barness Endowed Lecture. Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
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Cedar Grove, Fairmount Park
Free for members; $10 for member guests

It’s sweet to be a new member, and this springtime social is just one reason. Mingle with other new members and Museum staff while enjoying the Fairmount Park landscape and complimentary cookies. Then get a glimpse into Philadelphia’s rich cultural heritage as you walk through one of our historic houses, Cedar Grove.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 175, 1st floor

Play the board game Othello with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in May.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

We’re handing out prizes for our third annual Hackathon on this evening of tech, talks, and tunes.

​This is a Power of Art program, sponsored by the Wind Foundation.


In-Gallery Tech Demos: Sprint to the Finish
5:00–7:00 p.m.
This year we asked hackers to build an app that helps visitors discover works of art in the collection. See what they’ve cooked up over the past two months and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award. App descriptions & demo locations >>

  • ArtBeats: Let your taste in music help you figure out your taste in art.
    McCausland Gallery 116
  • ArtMIND: A random art generator prompts users to input their likes and dislikes to provide targeted recommendations on what to look at next.
    Gallery 155
  • Art Tracker: Inspired by the Carmen Sandiego games, this app asks players to solve cases that will take them through the entire Museum.
    Wallace/Reader’s Digest Gallery 201
  • D.I.N.A.: Personal Aesthete: This augmented reality app helps you connect to the collection by providing interesting details on artworks and artists.
    Resnick Rotunda 161
  • MuseumCrawlers: Tailwind: For those who just want to go with the flow, this app creates customized tours based on visitor reactions.
    Gallery 224
  • PMA ExplorAR: Conduct a museum-wide search for hints to complete a puzzle.
    Great Stair Hall Balcony
  • Sage: Customized, emoji-based searches enable personalized interactions with the collection.
    Great Stair Hall Balcony
  • Team Jefferson JS: Turn your selfie into art. This app alters any smart-phone snapshot to mimic a selected artwork.
    Great Stair Hall Balcony


Space Invaders: Gallery Blackout
5:00–7:00 p.m.
Kienbusch Gallery 248, 2nd floor
Our Teen Ambassador Group takes over the arms and armor galleries. Grab a flashlight and explore medieval suits and shields in a new way.


Hackathon Awards Presentation
7:00–7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Judges announce the winners of the Grand Prize and People’s Choice Award—complete with a fat check and confetti cannons.


Music: Swift Technique
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
These gritty groove masters bring a fiery funk extravaganza to the Museum.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

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

Search high and low, left to right, near and far for opposites in art.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

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

Search high and low, left to right, near and far for opposites in art.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 175, 1st floor

Play the board game Othello with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in May.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$20 (free for members); includes Museum admission

Enjoy a preview screening of Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own, a documentary by Daniel Traub and Ken Kobland (2018, 55 minutes). Then join the artist and the filmmakers for a Q&A.

Due to rain, the planned BYO picnic in the Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden has been rescheduled for June 9, 4:00–6:00 p.m.

​Presented in partnership with the Fabric Workshop and Museum. Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Now, She: Two Sculptures by Ursula von Rydingsvard
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Young Friends
 
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CANCELED
RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 9 DUE TO RAIN
Free for Young Friends, $8 for Young Friend guests

Welcome summer with an afternoon of music, friends, and lawn games. BYOP (bring-your-own-picnic) and explore two newly installed sculptures by contemporary artist Ursula von Rydingsvard.
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Family Festivals
 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall Balcony

​How do artists transform everyday spaces? Get inspired by colossal creations in our Sculpture Garden and work with special guest artist Aaron Asis to transform the Great Stair Hall.
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2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Is there room for individuality in a collective movement? How does your community shape your identity? Share your thoughts in this facilitated conversation, offered in conjunction with the exhibition Jean Shin: Collections.

​Community Conversations are open discussions about socially relevant topics.
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10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$20 (members free); includes Museum admission

Curator Randall Griffey of the Metropolitan Museum of Art discusses painter Marsden Hartley’s engagement with concerns relating to place, identity, and home.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
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6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
By invitation only
Free for Chairman’s Council Member Plus level

Enjoy a curated dinner at Mount Pleasant, a historic house in Fairmount Park. Justina Barrett, our Site Manager for Historic Houses, will guide you through a sumptuous meal that recreates a dining experience that John Adams might have enjoyed in 1775.​
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 224, 2nd floor

Play Sorry! with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in June.
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11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

One of the most sought-after vocalists on the jazz circuit and her band perform three generations of heartfelt love songs.
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9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor
Member $30
Patrons and above receive two complimentary tickets

Experience the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 without the crowds—enjoy a private guided tour with exhibition curator Jessica Todd Smith, The Susan Gray Detweiler Curator of American Art, and Manager, Center for American Art.
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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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11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Historic Houses
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cedar Grove, West Fairmount Park

Enjoy the setting and stories of the historic house Cedar Grove.

Held in conjunction with the West Park Arts Fest
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Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$20 (members free); includes Museum admission

​A painter of uncommon discipline who relished solitude, Agnes Martin was also deeply in touch with the most adventurous artists of her time. In this talk, Nancy Princenthal, who has written the first biography of Martin, draws connections between the artist’s work and life, focusing on the 1960s and early 1970s.

​ This program is supported by the Rose Susan Hirshhorn Behrend Endowment Fund. It is offered in conjunction with Agnes Martin: The Untroubled Mind/Works from the Daniel W. Dietrich II Collection
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Young Friends
Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden
Free for Young Friends, $8 for Young Friend guests

Welcome summer with an afternoon of music, friends, and lawn games. BYOP (bring-your-own-picnic) and explore two newly installed sculptures by contemporary artist Ursula von Rydingsvard.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

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

​Start your engines! Imagine riding the cars, trains, and boats vrooming their way through art.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

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

​Start your engines! Imagine riding the cars, trains, and boats vrooming their way through art.
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Family Programs
 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Best for grown-ups 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.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 224, 2nd floor

Play Sorry! with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in June.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park

Enjoy the setting and stories of the historic house Mount Pleasant.
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Sunday, June 17Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

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

​Start your engines! Imagine riding the cars, trains, and boats vrooming their way through art.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

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

​Start your engines! Imagine riding the cars, trains, and boats vrooming their way through art.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance) 15 minutes prior to departure to check-in.
$25; $20 members (does not include Museum admission)
Cost includes transportation and admission to Cedar Grove.
Paid parking available in the Museum Garage

Celebrate Father’s Day at the historic house Cedar Grove and learn about beer brewing in early America.

Trolley departs from and returns to the West Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Participants 21+ with ID will be offered a beer tasting.
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1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CANCELED
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance) 15 minutes prior to departure to check-in.
$25; $20 members (does not include Museum admission)
Cost includes transportation and admission to Cedar Grove.
Paid parking available in the Museum Garage

Celebrate Father’s Day at the historic house Cedar Grove and learn about beer brewing in early America.

Trolley departs from and returns to the West Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Participants 21+ with ID will be offered a beer tasting.
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2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance) 15 minutes prior to departure to check-in.
$25; $20 members (does not include Museum admission)
Cost includes transportation and admission to Cedar Grove.
Paid parking available in the Museum Garage

Celebrate Father’s Day at the historic house Cedar Grove and learn about beer brewing in early America.

Trolley departs from and returns to the West Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Participants 21+ with ID will be offered a beer tasting.
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2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance) 15 minutes prior to departure to check-in.
$25; $20 members (does not include Museum admission)
Cost includes transportation and admission to Cedar Grove.
Paid parking available in the Museum Garage

Celebrate Father’s Day at the historic house Cedar Grove and learn about beer brewing in early America.

Trolley departs from and returns to the West Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Participants 21+ with ID will be offered a beer tasting.
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3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance) 15 minutes prior to departure to check-in.
$25; $20 members (does not include Museum admission)
Cost includes transportation and admission to Cedar Grove.
Paid parking available in the Museum Garage

Celebrate Father’s Day at the historic house Cedar Grove and learn about beer brewing in early America.

Trolley departs from and returns to the West Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Participants 21+ with ID will be offered a beer tasting.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​​Travel with us as we explore works in our collection that celebrate the culture and art of great cities through the ages.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 224, 2nd floor

Play Sorry! with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in June.
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Members-Only
 
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Perelman Building
Free for members, $10 for guests

​Explore the galleries after hours during this special event just for members. Experience three exhibitions (Keith Smith at Home, Design in Revolution, and Jean Shin: Collections) without the crowds, and chat with Museum staff to discover what happens behind the scenes.

​Transportation between the main building and the Perelman Building available
Light bites and refreshments available for purchase
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Museum Café
$55 ($50 members)

Join mixologist Tim Cosgrove as he teaches how to make classic drinks. Paired bites will be served.
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Wednesday Nights
 
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor

In this drop-in program, let your inner child run wild as you build Lego creations inspired by the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950. Explore how artists reacted to the changing new environment of the modern American city by making your own architectural designs in Lego.

​Facilitated by David Salamon and Drew Lavine of Re:Vision Architecture. Presented in partnership with the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
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Friday, June 22Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free for Members
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor

Be among the first visitors to experience Face to Face: Portraits of Artists. Bring guests for only $10 each.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Rob Curto and his band bring Brazilian accordion-driven party music to the Museum.
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Saturday, June 23Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor

Be among the first visitors to experience Face to Face: Portraits of Artists. Bring guests for only $10 each.
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Sunday, June 24Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor

Be among the first visitors to experience Face to Face: Portraits of Artists. Bring guests for only $10 each.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

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

​Start your engines! Imagine riding the cars, trains, and boats vrooming their way through art.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

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

​Start your engines! Imagine riding the cars, trains, and boats vrooming their way through art.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​​Travel with us as we explore works in our collection that celebrate the culture and art of great cities through the ages.
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Wednesday Nights
 
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor

Mark the fortieth anniversary of the Rainbow Flag, a symbol of LGBTQ pride, created by Gilbert Baker and collaborators in 1978. Hear remarks by Office of LGBT Affairs executive director Amber Hikes and assistant curator Michelle Millar Fisher and enjoy a performance by Philadelphia Voices of Pride. Throughout the evening, get creative at art-making stations with artist Amy Cousins.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​​Travel with us as we explore works in our collection that celebrate the culture and art of great cities through the ages.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and see how artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Jacob Lawrence challenged convention and forged bold new styles.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Join us for a Modern Times–inspired night dedicated to the Jazz Age.


DIY Art: Assembly Lines & Skylines
5:00–7:30 p.m.
Splash Studio (Great Stair Hall Balcony), 2nd floor
Dust off your construction-paper and glue-stick skills and add a building to our cityscape.


Screening: New Sounds for Old Films
5:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
See Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin’s classic 1936 silent film, with an original score by avant-garde composer Hprizm.


Detour with Fareed Simpson-Hankins
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet outside Modern Times, Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor.
Experience the jazz age with trumpeter Fareed Simpson-Hankins and the artworks that inspire him.


Dance Workshops with Ragtag Empire
6:00 & 6:45 p.m.
Gallery 277, 2nd floor
Heather Houde and Lily Kind of Ragtag Empire teach two dance crazes of the swing era.

6:00 p.m. Lindy Hop
6:45 p.m. Charleston
Space is limited.


In-Gallery Performance: Envoûté Burlesque
6:15 p.m.
Gallery 111, 1st floor
This eclectic troupe combines magic, burlesque, theater, and comedy to transport you to another time.


Performance: Chelsea Reed & the Fair Weather Nine featuring Najwa Parkins
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
This local little big band reimagines the sound and spirit of the Swing Era.
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Family Programs
 
Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall

The Picasso People bring the work of sculptor Alexander Calder to life through mime, music, and puppetry on this special Pay What You Wish Monday.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Family Programs
 
Starts at 1:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall

The Picasso People bring the work of sculptor Alexander Calder to life through mime, music, and puppetry on this special Pay What You Wish Monday.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Tuesday, July 3Grid ViewRows View

Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

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

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Thursday, July 5Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Friday, July 6Grid ViewRows View

Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

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

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Pianist and composer Sumi Tonooka returns to her Philly roots with a classic jazz piano trio.
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Saturday, July 7Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
July 9–13, 2018
9:00 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A & B; Lunchroom
$260 ($210 members)
30 Act 48 or NJ professional development hours OR
2 graduate credits (for additional tuition paid to the University of the Arts)

​​​​​​​​​VAST (Visual Arts as Sources for Teaching): A Summer Seminar for Teachers
​A Dolfinger-McMahon and Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Teacher Education Program

Art can help us interrogate our past, explore contemporary culture, and chart actions for the future. In this weeklong seminar, we invite K–12 teachers to use art to frame the big questions that impact our students and the world around them. Learn practical teaching tools and strategies that will encourage your students to engage with current social issues through reflection, perspective-taking, and creative self-expression.

In this seminar, enjoy:

  • Creative warm-up activities
  • Presentations by museum staff and invited scholars
  • Gallery sessions with museum educators
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Off-site field trips
  • Sharing ideas with colleagues

To apply to this program, visit our VAST webpage.
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Tuesday, July 10Grid ViewRows View

 
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
July 9–13, 2018
9:00 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A & B; Lunchroom
$260 ($210 members)
30 Act 48 or NJ professional development hours OR
2 graduate credits (for additional tuition paid to the University of the Arts)

​​​​​​​​​VAST (Visual Arts as Sources for Teaching): A Summer Seminar for Teachers
​A Dolfinger-McMahon and Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Teacher Education Program

Art can help us interrogate our past, explore contemporary culture, and chart actions for the future. In this weeklong seminar, we invite K–12 teachers to use art to frame the big questions that impact our students and the world around them. Learn practical teaching tools and strategies that will encourage your students to engage with current social issues through reflection, perspective-taking, and creative self-expression.

In this seminar, enjoy:

  • Creative warm-up activities
  • Presentations by museum staff and invited scholars
  • Gallery sessions with museum educators
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Off-site field trips
  • Sharing ideas with colleagues

To apply to this program, visit our VAST webpage.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

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

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
July 9–13, 2018
9:00 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A & B; Lunchroom
$260 ($210 members)
30 Act 48 or NJ professional development hours OR
2 graduate credits (for additional tuition paid to the University of the Arts)

​​​​​​​​​VAST (Visual Arts as Sources for Teaching): A Summer Seminar for Teachers
​A Dolfinger-McMahon and Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Teacher Education Program

Art can help us interrogate our past, explore contemporary culture, and chart actions for the future. In this weeklong seminar, we invite K–12 teachers to use art to frame the big questions that impact our students and the world around them. Learn practical teaching tools and strategies that will encourage your students to engage with current social issues through reflection, perspective-taking, and creative self-expression.

In this seminar, enjoy:

  • Creative warm-up activities
  • Presentations by museum staff and invited scholars
  • Gallery sessions with museum educators
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Off-site field trips
  • Sharing ideas with colleagues

To apply to this program, visit our VAST webpage.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

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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Family Programs
 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Best for grown-ups 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.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

​Stay up late and make some art before bedtime.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 293, 2nd floor

Play Backgammon with friends and other visitors on Wednesday nights in July. Please note that the Museum will be closed on Wednesday, July 4.
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9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
July 9–13, 2018
9:00 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A & B; Lunchroom
$260 ($210 members)
30 Act 48 or NJ professional development hours OR
2 graduate credits (for additional tuition paid to the University of the Arts)

​​​​​​​​​VAST (Visual Arts as Sources for Teaching): A Summer Seminar for Teachers
​A Dolfinger-McMahon and Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Teacher Education Program

Art can help us interrogate our past, explore contemporary culture, and chart actions for the future. In this weeklong seminar, we invite K–12 teachers to use art to frame the big questions that impact our students and the world around them. Learn practical teaching tools and strategies that will encourage your students to engage with current social issues through reflection, perspective-taking, and creative self-expression.

In this seminar, enjoy:

  • Creative warm-up activities
  • Presentations by museum staff and invited scholars
  • Gallery sessions with museum educators
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Off-site field trips
  • Sharing ideas with colleagues

To apply to this program, visit our VAST webpage.
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Friday, July 13Grid ViewRows View

 
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
July 9–13, 2018
9:00 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A & B; Lunchroom
$260 ($210 members)
30 Act 48 or NJ professional development hours OR
2 graduate credits (for additional tuition paid to the University of the Arts)

​​​​​​​​​VAST (Visual Arts as Sources for Teaching): A Summer Seminar for Teachers
​A Dolfinger-McMahon and Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Teacher Education Program

Art can help us interrogate our past, explore contemporary culture, and chart actions for the future. In this weeklong seminar, we invite K–12 teachers to use art to frame the big questions that impact our students and the world around them. Learn practical teaching tools and strategies that will encourage your students to engage with current social issues through reflection, perspective-taking, and creative self-expression.

In this seminar, enjoy:

  • Creative warm-up activities
  • Presentations by museum staff and invited scholars
  • Gallery sessions with museum educators
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Off-site field trips
  • Sharing ideas with colleagues

To apply to this program, visit our VAST webpage.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

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

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Billboard-charting jazz vocalist Christie Dashiell and her quartet perform inventive arrangements of popular songs and cutting-edge originals.
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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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10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$20 ($16 members) per child, per class
Adults must register as well and are free with admission.

In this studio class for kids and their grown-ups, learn to use a printing press to make your mark on the bustling city.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$20 ($16 members) per child, per class
Adults must register as well and are free with admission.

In this studio class for kids and their grown-ups, learn to use a printing press to make your mark on the bustling city.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

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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Sunday, July 15Grid ViewRows View

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance) 15 minutes prior to departure to check-in.
$40; $32 members (does not include Museum admission)
Cost includes transportation and admission to Cedar Grove, Woodford, and Laurel Hill.
Paid parking available in the Museum Garage

Discover the stories behind how some colonial families chose a side during the American Revolution with a visit to historic houses Cedar Grove, Woodford, and Laurel Hill.

Trolley departs from and returns to the West Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. These historic sites are not wheelchair accessible.
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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

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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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

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

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Reservations required
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Space is limited. To reserve your spot, email .

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

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
$65 members, guests $70; includes transportation, guided tour, a prix fixe lunch at FARMiCiA, and all gratuities.

Discover how local design firm MIO is tackling sustainability, and learn about Farm for the City, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s new urban gardening initiative. Please note: This outing involves moderate walking.
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5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

​Stay up late and make some art before bedtime.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 293, 2nd floor

Play Backgammon with friends and other visitors on Wednesday nights in July.
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Family Programs
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Best for grown-ups with babies

​Fussy baby? Don’t sweat it—this evening stroller tour is made just for you.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and see how artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Jacob Lawrence challenged convention and forged bold new styles.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

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

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

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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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Vibraphonist Behn Gillece and jazz pianist Adam Birnbaum offer an evening of brooding, original compositions and fiery, virtuosic playing.
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9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Reservations required
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Space is limited. To reserve your spot, email .

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

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$20 ($16 members) per child, per class
Adults must register as well and are free with admission.

In this studio class for kids and their grown-ups, get up close and sculpt a 3D portrait in clay.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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10:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and see how artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Jacob Lawrence challenged convention and forged bold new styles.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$20 ($16 members) per child, per class
Adults must register as well and are free with admission.

In this studio class for kids and their grown-ups, get up close and sculpt a 3D portrait in clay.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor
Seating is limited.

Don’t miss the world premiere of Pierre Jalbert’s composition inspired by Edward Hopper’s painting Road and Trees. Performed by Network for New Music.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
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10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

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

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

​Stay up late and make some art before bedtime.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 293, 2nd floor

Play Backgammon with friends and other visitors on Wednesday nights in July.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Free reservation required

Mix and mingle with other new Associates members at this welcome reception. Then enjoy a private Scandalous tour with one of our Museum guides.​
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

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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6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Space is limited.

Ever look at contemporary art and just scratch your head? Join us for an interactive tour that explores how to look at art of our time in a new way.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Space is limited.

Ever look at contemporary art and just scratch your head? Join us for an interactive tour that explores how to look at art of our time in a new way.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore the history of ceramics from 10,000 BCE to today.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore the history of ceramics from 10,000 BCE to today.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

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

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Spend an enchanted evening celebrating the mystical and the feminine. In a special performance at 7:15 p.m., My Brightest Diamond presents ethereal explorations of electronic, chamber, and art-pop music.

​Offered in conjunction with Rachel Rose: Wil-o-Wisp/The Future Fields Commission

Music: Curated Sounds by Shara Nova
5:00–7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Enjoy a soundtrack crafted by the art-pop songstress behind My Brightest Diamond for the lead-up to her performance.


DIY Art: Dabble in Design
5:00–7:30 p.m.
Splash Studio, Great Stair Hall Balcony
Create a colorful textile inspired by the work of June Groff.


Detour: Jos Duncan
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet in McCausland Gallery 116, 1st floor.
In an unconventional gallery tour, this storyteller makes magic, drawing inspiration from African and African American culture and folklore to weave tales influenced by works in our American art galleries.


In-Gallery Healing: The Rituals of Sacred Sound & Story
6:00 p.m.
Gallery 224, 2nd floor
Join Daniel and Rachel Cordua, owners of South Philly’s Palo Santo Wellness Boutique, as they connect the stories of gods and goddesses from India with the magic of sacred sound through Tibetan singing bowls and the chanting of Sanskrit verses. Bring a pillow and/or yoga mat to sit or lie down upon. First come, first served.


In-Gallery Performances: Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers
6:00 & 6:45 p.m.
Starts in gallery 283, 2nd floor.
These local performers respond to the ritual and mystery seen in Wil-O-Wisp with a roving performance through our European art galleries.


Chat with a Curator: Erica Battle
6:15 & 6:45 p.m.
Starts in gallery 175, 1st floor.
The Museum’s Alchin and Marryatt Associate Curator of Contemporary Art describes working with Rachel Rose and the production of Wil-o-Wisp.


Music: My Brightest Diamond
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
This ethereal set features tracks from the artist’s new record, A Million and One, and spans experimental pop, electronic, and chamber music.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and see how artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Jacob Lawrence challenged convention and forged bold new styles.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

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

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Wednesday, August 1Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

​Stay up late and make some art before bedtime.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Events & Activities
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park
Free; food and beverages priced separately

​The city’s traveling pop-up beer garden visits East Fairmount Park. Enjoy lawn games, artisan demonstrations, a beer history chat, and brief tours inside Mount Pleasant, an architectural masterpiece.​ Although the house closes at 8:00 p.m., the beer garden stays open later (weather permitting).

Take-a-Peek Tours
5:00–7:00 p.m. (hourly)

Lawn Games
5:00–8:00 p.m.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 258, 2nd floor

Play Apples to Apples with friends and other visitors on Wednesday nights in August.
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11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park
Free for member guests

​The city’s traveling pop-up beer garden visits East Fairmount Park. Enjoy artisan demonstrations and chats about beer history inside a colonial masterpiece.

Food and beverages available for purchase.
Drink proceeds during Happy Hour (5:00–7:00 p.m.) benefit the Museum.
“History of Beer Chat” at 6:30 p.m.
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Events & Activities
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park
Free; food and beverages priced separately

​The city’s traveling pop-up beer garden visits East Fairmount Park. Enjoy lawn games, artisan demonstrations, a beer history chat, and brief tours inside Mount Pleasant, an architectural masterpiece.​ Although the house closes at 8:00 p.m., the beer garden stays open later (weather permitting).

Take-a-Peek Tours
5:00–7:00 p.m. (hourly)

Happy Hour Fundraiser
5:00–7:00 p.m.
Help support programs at Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove.

Lawn Games
5:00–8:00 p.m.

Members Meet-Up
5:00–8:00 p.m.

Rag Rug Weaving Demonstration
5:00–8:00 p.m.
Artist Stephane Rowley will show how she creates rag rugs with recycled materials.

Roots2Rise Yoga
6:00–7:00 p.m.

Beer History Chat
6:30 p.m.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Free reservation required

​​Get to know Kristina Haugland, our Le Vine Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles. She will talk about her favorite works in the collection and share a few behind-the-scenes stories​. A light reception follows.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

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

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Events & Activities
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park
Free; food and beverages priced separately

​The city’s traveling pop-up beer garden visits East Fairmount Park. Enjoy lawn games, artisan demonstrations, a beer history chat, and brief tours inside Mount Pleasant, an architectural masterpiece.​ Although the house closes at 8:00 p.m., the beer garden stays open later (weather permitting).

Take-a-Peek Tours
5:00–7:00 p.m. (hourly)

Lawn Games
5:00–8:00 p.m.

Beer History Chat
6:30 p.m.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Best known for his work with the Sun Ra Arkestra, Farid Barron brings his trademark sound to ragtime and stride piano melodies of the 1910s.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
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11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Museum Library, Perelman Building
Free for members

Join a discussion of the fantasy classic The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington. This talk will be led by a member of our Library staff.

To join our book club mailing list, email memberservices@philamuseum.org.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
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Events & Activities
2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park
Free; food and beverages priced separately

​The city’s traveling pop-up beer garden visits East Fairmount Park. Enjoy lawn games, artisan demonstrations, a beer history chat, and brief tours inside Mount Pleasant, an architectural masterpiece.​ Although the house closes at 8:00 p.m., the beer garden stays open later (weather permitting).

Take-a-Peek Tours
2:00–7:00 p.m. (hourly)

Lawn Games
2:00–8:00 p.m.

Rag Rug Weaving Demonstration
2:00–8:00 p.m.
Artist Stephane Rowley will show how she creates rag rugs with recycled materials.

"Not Always a House" History Chat
3:30 & 6:30 p.m.
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Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor

Grammy Award nominees Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could bring their infectious, high-energy rock ’n’ roll to the Great Stair Hall.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Starts at 1:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor

Grammy Award nominees Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could bring their infectious, high-energy rock ’n’ roll to the Great Stair Hall.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Events & Activities
2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park
Free; food and beverages priced separately

​The city’s traveling pop-up beer garden visits East Fairmount Park. Enjoy lawn games, artisan demonstrations, a beer history chat, and brief tours inside Mount Pleasant, an architectural masterpiece.​ Although the house closes at 8:00 p.m., the beer garden stays open later (weather permitting).

Take-a-Peek Tours
2:00–7:00 p.m. (hourly)

Rag Rug Weaving Demonstration
2:00–6:00 p.m.
Artist Stephane Rowley will show how she creates rag rugs with recycled materials.

Lawn Games
2:00–8:00 p.m.

"Not Always a House" History Chat
3:30 & 6:30 p.m.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

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

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Museum Library, Perelman Building
Free for members

Join a discussion of the fantasy classic The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington. This talk will be led by a member of our Library staff.

To join our book club mailing list, email memberservices@philamuseum.org.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
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Family Programs
 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Best for grown-ups 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.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Where else can you visit a medieval cloister, an Indian temple hall, English and French country estates, and a Japanese teahouse in an hour? Join us as we take a walk through time.
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5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor

​Take a selfie with LEGOLAND® mascot Bertie. At 6:00 p.m. design your own creation with the master builder who made a Lego model of the Museum for Art Splash.
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5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

​Stay up late and make some art before bedtime.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 258, 2nd floor

Play Apples to Apples with friends and other visitors on Wednesday nights in August.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Free reservation required

Enjoy a preview of the exhibition Larry Fink: The Boxing Photographs. Then hear from our photography curators as they share stories about their favorite works. A reception follows.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

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

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Where else can you visit a medieval cloister, an Indian temple hall, English and French country estates, and a Japanese teahouse in an hour? Join us as we take a walk through time.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Travel back to the Roaring Twenties with ​the Drew Nugent Trio.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
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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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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and see how artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Jacob Lawrence challenged convention and forged bold new styles.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$20 ($16 members) per child, per class
Adults must register as well and are free with admission.

In this studio class for kids and their grown-ups, roll up your sleeves and paint a modern canvas.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$20 ($16 members) per child, per class
Adults must register as well and are free with admission.

In this studio class for kids and their grown-ups, roll up your sleeves and paint a modern canvas.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Rodin Museum
Free for members; $10 for member guests

Mingle with Museum staff and other new members in the Rodin Museum’s tranquil Hamilton Garden while enjoying complimentary ice cream from the Franklin Fountain. Don’t worry if the weather gets gloomy—we’ll move the fun inside the Rodin Museum where you can explore one of the world’s great collections of works by Auguste Rodin. Space is limited.
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Tuesday, August 14Grid ViewRows View

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10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

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

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

​Stay up late and make some art before bedtime.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 258, 2nd floor

Play Apples to Apples with friends and other visitors on Wednesday nights in August.
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Family Programs
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Best for grown-ups with babies

​Fussy baby? Don’t sweat it—this evening stroller tour is made just for you.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Where else can you visit a medieval cloister, an Indian temple hall, English and French country estates, and a Japanese teahouse in an hour? Join us as we take a walk through time.
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Thursday, August 16Grid ViewRows View

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

Explore the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and see how artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Jacob Lawrence challenged convention and forged bold new styles.
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5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. CANCELED
Members $60, guests $70. Space is limited.

This event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 12.

Go on a private tour of the artwork on view at Citizens Bank Park with artist Max Mason. A lifelong baseball fan, Mason was commissioned by the Phillies to paint three murals for the stadium. After the tour, watch the Fightin’ Phils play the New York Mets from prime seats.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

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

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

This quartet infuses songs from the 1930s with country, blues, Latin, and classical music.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
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