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


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

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January 18, 2017

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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

This tour offers an introduction to the Museum’s extensive collection of Asian art, specifically that from China, Korea, and Japan.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Where else in Philadelphia can you visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house all in an hour? Nowhere but here! So come, experience the world, and join us as we take a walk through time.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Discover the Museum’s fascinating collection of arms and armor, including plate and mail armor, swords, daggers, shields, crossbows, and equestrian equipment.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins November 29, 2016
Open registration begins December 13, 2016
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

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

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Now offered on the third Wednesday of each month, this members-only tour provides an overview of some of the Museum’s most renowned treasures in a variety of media.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Learn about the lifestyles of chic women and the opulent nightlife of 19th century Paris. Explore the city of lights through the Museum's masterpieces--from the Moulin Rouge to the Opera and Ballet.
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4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
2 NJ or PA hours​​
Location: Julian Levy Gallery, Perelman Building

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

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

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Pamela and Ajay Raju Foundation is launching an essay writing contest for high school students that will award a $10,000 scholarship to the writer of the winning essay. You will learn more about this exciting opportunity for your students at the end of the conversation.​
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.

From medieval architecture to rare treasures from various parts of Asia, this tour promises to stir the imagination.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Location: The Cafeteria
$55 ($50 members)

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

Warm up with a whiskey tour around the world.

Hearty stews accompany this class for beginners to whiskey aficionados with whiskeys from Scotland, Ireland, Japan and the US.
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6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

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

Explore women's roles as artists, muses, collectors, and subjects from the middle ages to the present. Meetings will be discussion-based and take place in the galleries.
Instructor: Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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Location: Great Stair Hall Balcony
Young Friends and members free; public $5; includes Museum admission

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

Ever look at art and just scratch your head? We all have, and we’re here to help. Join us for a lively, interactive tour that explores how to look at art in a new way. By understanding some basic symbols, stories, and metaphors that are commonly used by artists, you’ll be able to understand art as you never have. ​
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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