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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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August 19, 2017

Every Day This Summer: Art Splash

From June 27 through September 4, all Family Programs are part of Art Splash, with daily gallery explorations, studio art creations, and imaginative play inspired by the wildlife photographs of Michael Nichols. Museum admission for kids twelve and under is always free.

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9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Free tickets required after Museum admission
Dorrance Galleries
Space is limited. To book your spot, call 215-684-7606.

Designed for families with children on the autism spectrum or who have other sensory sensitivities. Specially trained Museum staff lead all activities.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Wild: Michael Nichols.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

From Van Eyck to Van Gogh, explore Dutch themes and artists in our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Explore 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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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Wild: Michael Nichols.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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

Religious works by great artists of the Renaissance and beyond, such as van Eyck, Botticelli, and Bellini.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Art objects, installations, and other elements of Philadelphia Assembled will move through the city in public processions to the Perelman Building.

Land Sovereignty
Saturday, August 19
2:00 p.m.
Starts at Philadelphia Urban Creators (2315 North 11th St., Philadelphia, PA 19133).
A trail of soil forms a path from this urban garden to the Perelman Building.

Conceived by Keir Johnston and Ernel Martinez of Amber Art & Design, this series of performances is collectively titled Visages of the Underground. For more information, visit phlassembled.net.
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2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Perelman Building Library
Free for Members

Let your love of art and literature come together. Join us for coffee and a discussion of I am Venus: A Novel with author Barbara Mujica. This breathtaking historical novel reimagines the dramatic life and loves of the Baroque Spanish painter Diego Velázquez. The riveting account of a great artist's rise to prominence, this novel is set against the backdrop of political turmoil and romantic scandal.

The Members' Book Club meets in the Library's Reading Room located on the second floor of the Perelman Building. Each session includes coffee and a discussion lead by our library staff. ​
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Monet, Picasso, Duchamp, and Twombly, this tour chronicles the course of impressionism to modern art.
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