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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.


February 22, 2019

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Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Uncover the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends associated with our collection.
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Family Programs
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studio 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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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in 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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Collection Tours
Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Visit rare architectural settings and discover intriguing works of art from all parts of Asia, including some of the oldest objects in the collection.
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Collection Tours
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

​​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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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Explore the cosmos with programs inspired by our new Chinese Galleries.

5:00–7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
This Philly-based DJ draws from indie pop, R&B, and electronic music for a set of dreamy, fresh, and danceable beats.

DIY Art: Ink Painting with Deena Gu
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony
Find inspiration in the installation Looking Inward: Nature and Self-Cultivation in gallery 234. Then join artist Deena Gu and transform your spirit while making art and sipping a complimentary cup of tea provided by Terra Luna.

Detour with Alice Sparkly Kat
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet in Edwin P. and Rita Rome Gallery 233.
Brooklyn-based artist and astrologer Alice Sparkly Kat presents a fresh look at the stars with a tour of our new Chinese galleries.
Offered in collaboration with Asian Arts Initiative.

In-Gallery Reflection: Sound Meditation with Luna Maye
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Hollis Baldeck Gallery 239
Sound artist Luna Maye leads a meditation beneath our ceiling from the Hall of Transforming Wisdom, pairing crystal singing bowls with jazz and neo-soul vocal expressions. Seating is limited.

In-Gallery Performances: Traditional Chinese Dance
6:15 & 7:00 p.m.
Gallery 226
Watch members of the New York Chinese Cultural Center perform classical music and dance in a reception hall fit for a duke. Seating is limited. Dancers: Grant Zhuang, Wanru Lin, and Yuxi Liu. Musician: Wei Sun.

Workshop: Stargazing
6:15–7:15 p.m.
Meet at the West Entrance.
Explore winter constellations and planets outside with The Franklin Institute. After peering through their telescope, warm up inside with a cup of tea and create an art project inspired by the heavens.

Dance Performance by Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers pairs inventive choreography with a modern, global perspective.
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Young Friends
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Young Friends; guests $10

Take a tour through the galleries with Pennsylvania Ballet dancers before enjoying free drinks with the Young Friends of the Ballet.
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