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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.

April 26, 2017

Art Splash: June 30–September 3, 2018

Learn all about our summertime offerings for families by visiting our Art Splash page.

Wednesday, April 5Grid ViewRows View

Courses & Workshops
 
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Paid tickets required
$25 ($20 for members)

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

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

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

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Courses & Workshops
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Paid tickets required
$25 ($20 for members)

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

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

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

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Wednesday, April 19Grid ViewRows View

Courses & Workshops
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Paid tickets required
$25 ($20 for members)

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

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

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

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Courses & Workshops
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Paid tickets required
$25 ($20 for members)

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

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

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

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Starts at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, June 28–August 30, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.
Meets in the Splash Studio
Best for ages 6 and under

Get comfy and listen to a story that connects with a work of art.
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Tuesday, September 26Grid ViewRows View

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

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, explore the essential role women have played in the creation of art.
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Members-Only
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Enjoy nature, architecture, history, and public art in Fairmount Park on this 90-minute stroll along the Schuylkill River. Moderate walking involved; weather permitting.
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Tuesday, October 10Grid ViewRows View

Courses & Workshops
 
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CANCELED
Perelman Building Media Room
$125; $100 members and Bryn Mawr Film Institute members

Presented by Bryn Mawr Film Institute. This lecture-based course introduces students to cinematic terminology, giving them the vocabulary and frames of reference to view and discuss motion pictures in a more insightful and critical manner. Screenings largely consist of clips from a wide assortment of films illustrating different aspects of the medium's language, including cinematography, sound, and editing.

Instructor: Andrew J. Douglas, Director of Education, Bryn Mawr Film Institute
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Tuesday, October 17Grid ViewRows View

Courses & Workshops
 
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CANCELED
Perelman Building Media Room
$125; $100 members and Bryn Mawr Film Institute members

Presented by Bryn Mawr Film Institute. This lecture-based course introduces students to cinematic terminology, giving them the vocabulary and frames of reference to view and discuss motion pictures in a more insightful and critical manner. Screenings largely consist of clips from a wide assortment of films illustrating different aspects of the medium's language, including cinematography, sound, and editing.

Instructor: Andrew J. Douglas, Director of Education, Bryn Mawr Film Institute
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Tuesday, October 24Grid ViewRows View

Courses & Workshops
 
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CANCELED
Perelman Building Media Room
$125; $100 members and Bryn Mawr Film Institute members

Presented by Bryn Mawr Film Institute. This lecture-based course introduces students to cinematic terminology, giving them the vocabulary and frames of reference to view and discuss motion pictures in a more insightful and critical manner. Screenings largely consist of clips from a wide assortment of films illustrating different aspects of the medium's language, including cinematography, sound, and editing.

Instructor: Andrew J. Douglas, Director of Education, Bryn Mawr Film Institute
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Wednesday, October 25Grid ViewRows View

Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Learn about the artist Marcel Duchamp and how he inspired generations of artists.
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Friday, October 27Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
 
6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. CANCELED
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Take a look at the avant-garde movements of the 20th century and the works that inspired these powerful directions in art.
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Saturday, October 28Grid ViewRows View

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

Invoke the spirit of Halloween with a tour of the Museum’s spooky side.
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Sunday, October 29Grid ViewRows View

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

Meet the saints and sinners of our collection, whose unique lives inspired artists to create works of wonder and beauty.
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Tuesday, October 31Grid ViewRows View

Courses & Workshops
 
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CANCELED
Perelman Building Media Room
$125; $100 members and Bryn Mawr Film Institute members

Presented by Bryn Mawr Film Institute. This lecture-based course introduces students to cinematic terminology, giving them the vocabulary and frames of reference to view and discuss motion pictures in a more insightful and critical manner. Screenings largely consist of clips from a wide assortment of films illustrating different aspects of the medium's language, including cinematography, sound, and editing.

Instructor: Andrew J. Douglas, Director of Education, Bryn Mawr Film Institute
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Members-Only
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Art can be downright scandalous. Join us as we reveal the controversies inherent in each brushstroke, nude, and artistic impulse.​​
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6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$20 (members free); includes Museum admission
$35 (members free) for this lecture and the Nov. 4 symposium “Have to Have It: Philadelphians Collect (1850–1930)”; includes Museum admission

Historian Steven Conn of Miami University examines the relationship between the encyclopedias that museums aspired to be and the collections that formed the basis of their displays at the turn of the twentieth century.

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6:00 p.m.: Registration
6:15 p.m.: Opening remarks by Timothy Rub, the George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer, Philadelphia Museum of Art
6:30 p.m.: Lecture: “The Encyclopedia, the Museum, and the Collection” by Steve Conn, Miami University

This is the keynote lecture to the symposium “Have to Have It: Philadelphians Collect (1850–1930),” which continues on Saturday, November 4. Cohosted with the Frick Collection Center for the History of Collecting.

This lecture is supported by The Robert and Eda G. Diskant Memorial Endowment.
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9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$20 (members free); includes Museum admission
$35 (members free) for the Nov. 3 lecture with art historian Steven Conn and this symposium; includes Museum admission

Join us for a symposium on collecting in Gilded Age Philadelphia. Topics include collectors John G. Johnson, Peter A. B. and Joseph Widener, and Dr. Albert C. Barnes and the role played by fairs, museums, advisors, and department stores in setting patterns of collecting in the city.

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9:30 a.m.: Registration

9:45 a.m.: Welcome from Inge Reist, The Frick Collection


Morning Session: The Lure of the Old Masters

10:00 a.m.: “John G. Johnson: Lawyer, Collector, Philadelphian,” Jennifer Thompson, the Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art

10:30 a.m.: “The French Connection: Joseph Bonaparte, Point Breeze, and Old Masters Come to Bordentown,” Yuriko Jackall, National Gallery of Art

11:00 a.m.: Break

11:25 a.m.: “The Last American Versailles: The Widener Collection at Lynnewood Hall,” Esmée Quodbach, The Frick Collection

12:15 p.m.: Questions from the audience

12:30 p.m.: Lunch on your own


Afternoon Session: Looking Beyond the Old Masters

1:40 p.m.: Welcome from Richard L. Kagan, Johns Hopkins University

1:45 p.m.: “Collecting American Art in Philadelphia in the Age of John G. Johnson,” Kathleen A. Foster, Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Senior Curator of American Art and Director, Center for American Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art

2:15 p.m.: “Collecting Classical Antiquities in the Athens of America,” Ann Blair Brownlee, Penn Museum

2:45 p.m.: “The Language of the Brush into the Language of Money: John Wanamaker and the Intersections of Collecting and Commerce,” Sara Tarter, University of Birmingham

3:15 p.m.: Break

3:40 p.m.: “Is Art an Armchair?” Elizabeth Milroy, Drexel University

4:10 p.m.: “A Mentor for Dr. Barnes: John G. Johnson and a Culture of Collecting in Philadelphia,” Brian Seymour, Community College of Philadelphia

4:50 p.m.: Questions from the audience

5:10 p.m.: “Giving Others Their Due: Philadelphia Collectors After Johnson,” panel discussion with Richard L. Kagan, Inge Reist, and Jennifer Thompson

Cohosted with the Frick Collection Center for the History of Collecting
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Receptions & Celebrations
 
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Online ticket sales have ended. Limited tickets available at the door with Young Friends membership purchase.
Great Stair Hall
Art-chic cocktail attire
Proceeds benefit the Museum

$65; $45 for Young Friends


Party with a purpose in the Museum’s Great Stair Hall. Enjoy after-hours access to art, dancing to the sounds of DJ Royale, an open bar, and surprises around every corner. Visit www.philamuseum.org/yfevent for more information.

Hosted by the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Presented by Neiman Marcus
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Sunday, November 5Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet at the West Information Desk. Tours are subject to change.

Foreign-language tours focus on particular aspects of the collection (an artist, a period, a region, or a genre) or offer a general overview of the entire Museum.
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Friday, November 10Grid ViewRows View

Members $25; member guests $30

Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour highlighted by informal discussions with three artists about their work. Following the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the show at your leisure.
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Wednesday, November 15Grid ViewRows View

 
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
By invitation only
Great Stair Hall Balcony
Free for invitees

Take a tour of the annual Collab Student Design Competition, led by one of the judges, and see what the next generation imagines for interiors of the future. “Grand Gesture” asks entrants to create an eye-catching piece of furniture that becomes the focal point of the room. See entries, in the form of scale models, and enjoy a Collab members-only reception.
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CANCELED
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

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

Location provided at any admissions desk
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Saturday, November 18Grid ViewRows View

 
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Paid tickets required
5:30 p.m.: VIP Preview & Reception with Patricia Urquiola
6:30 p.m.: Design Excellence Award Program
8:00 p.m.: Party
Great Stair Hall
Online ticket sales have ended. Tickets available for purchase at the door.
VIP Preview & Reception, Award Program & Party: $250
Award Program & Party: $150; $120 Collab member (2 ticket limit per membership); 6 tickets for price of 5: $750
Lecture only: $25; $20 Collab member; $10 student

Celebrate Patricia Urquiola as she receives the 2017 Collab Design Excellence Award. Fusing the artisanal and the industrial, this acclaimed international designer creates cool, innovative objects for the home and office. The exhibition Patricia Urquiola: Between Craft and Industry explores how she fuses handcraftsmanship with modern materials and technologies.
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Sunday, November 19Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
Tours meet at the Rodin Museum.
Free for members

Explore some of the world’s most renowned masterpieces of sculpture.
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Wednesday, November 22Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
East Terrace
Pay What You Wish Museum admission after 5:00 p.m.

Let the holidays begin. Join us for tasty treats, music by York Street Hustle and the Philadelphia Girls Choir, and the lighting of the tree with the best view in the city.
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9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
By invitation only
Museum Store & Museum Café
Complimentary for Associates and above

Make a dent in your to-do list with early-bird access to the Museum Store. Grab a cuppa in the Café, and sample some of our festive programming in the galleries.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after House admission
Cedar Grove, Fairmount Park
House admission: $8 adult; children 12 & under free

Imagine the holidays a century ago with seasonal decor at Cedar Grove. Also experience the sounds of the season with performances by some of the best regarded music organizations in the city.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$35 ($30 members)

Enjoy “A Very Philly Christmas” at the Fairmount Park historic houses with Opera Philadelphia, the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, Artístas y Músicos Latino Americanos, the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, Play On, Philly!, and Choral Arts Philadelphia.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford on December 2. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park. ​A PHLASH bus loop will connect the five houses throughout the day.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$30 ($24 members)

​​​Join us at Lemon Hill for family day full of entertainment and activities for children 12 and under, including a visit from Santa himself. Stop by the other Fairmount Park historic houses for fun activities and delicious treats.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford on December 3. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park.
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Foreign-Language Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Foreign-language tours focus on particular aspects of the collection (an artist, a period, a region, or a genre) or offer a general overview of the entire Museum.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet at the West Information Desk. Tours are subject to change.

Foreign-language tours focus on particular aspects of the collection (an artist, a period, a region, or a genre) or offer a general overview of the entire Museum.
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Wednesday, December 6Grid ViewRows View

 
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
By invitation only
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building
Free for Focus members

Cast your ballot for your favorite new photography acquisition to enter the Museum’s collection, purchased with funds contributed by Focus.​​
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after House admission
Cedar Grove, Fairmount Park
House admission: $8 adult; children 12 & under free

Imagine the holidays a century ago with seasonal decor at Cedar Grove. Also celebrate the many talents of our nearby neighbors with wonderful local music.

Performances
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: John “Sax” Williams
2:00–3:30 p.m.: Little Big Sister
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$35 ($30 members)

Enjoy a day of entertainment while taking in the beauty of Fairmount Park historic houses decorated for the holidays.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford on December 10. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park. ​A PHLASH bus loop will connect the five houses throughout the day.
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Neiman Marcus, 170 N. Gulph Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Free for members

A morning of holiday shopping hosted by the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Neiman Marcus Love to Give Collection features more than 50 fabulous treasures, perfectly priced for giving. 10% of your purchase from the Neiman Marcus Love to Give Holiday Shop benefits the Museum’s educational efforts.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after House admission
Cedar Grove, Fairmount Park
House admission: $8 adult; children 12 & under free

Imagine the holidays a century ago with seasonal decor at Cedar Grove. Also sample treats and get cooking tips from some of the best local food purveyors​.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$35 ($30 members)

Bring your appetite to the Fairmount Park historic houses, which are decorated for the holidays. Enjoy free samples and food demonstrations from Original 13 Ciderworks,​ Garces restaurant group, Shane Confectionery, Giambri’s Quality Sweets, Birchtree Catering, and Whole Foods Market while taking in the beauty of the houses.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford on December 10. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park. ​A PHLASH bus loop will connect the five houses throughout the day.
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11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Perelman Café, Perelman Building

Join the culinary artists of PHLA Kitchen for informal events about dishes featured on their menu

Featured dish: Sister’s original supreme pies by Sister Nefertari Muhammad
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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Museum Store

Join Nyambi Royster of Nyambi Naturals for a trunk show featuring handmade beauty and skincare products. Complimentary express chair massage with purchase.
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1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

The Pennsylvania Girlchoir, led by Melissa Keylock, performs a selection of traditional carols.

​Each performance is approximately 30 minutes.
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Saturday, December 16Grid ViewRows View

Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
Free for members

Learn all about the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends connected to our collection.
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Sunday, December 17Grid ViewRows View

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
$40 ($32 members). Cost includes transportation and house admission. Museum admission not included.
Free for Museum Circle members ($500+) and above. Call Member Services at 215-684-7840 to reserve.

Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes—Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, and Woodford—and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

​Trolley departs from and returns to the Museum’s West Entrance.
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1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
$40 ($32 members). Cost includes transportation and house admission. Museum admission not included.
Free for Museum Circle members ($500+) and above. Call Member Services at 215-684-7840 to reserve.

Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes—Cedar Grove, Ormiston Mansion, and Strawberry Mansion—and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

​Trolley departs from and returns to the Museum’s West Entrance.
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Thursday, December 21Grid ViewRows View

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

Celebrate the story of Christmas as told through art.
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Friday, December 22Grid ViewRows View

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

Come and whet your appetite for all things food and art. Menu includes Renaissance feasts, seventeenth-century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats.
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Tuesday, December 26Grid 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

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Wednesday, December 27Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall

Put last year’s coal to good use and create handmade holiday greetings for everyone on your list.
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Thursday, December 28Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

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Friday, December 29Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

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Saturday, December 30Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$30 ($24 members)

​Get away from the crowds and the hustle and bustle of the season. Visit the Fairmount Park historic houses and enjoy decorations inspired by “A Very Philly Christmas” at a comfortable and relaxed pace.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford for date purchased. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Rediscover the story of Christmas through the art in our collection.
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Monday, January 1Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

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Wednesday, January 3Grid ViewRows View

 
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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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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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
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
January 20–March 24, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$160 ($130 members)

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

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

  • Ages 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 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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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 24Grid 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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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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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
January 20–March 24, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$160 ($130 members)

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

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

  • Ages 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 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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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
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
January 20–March 24, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$160 ($130 members)

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

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

  • Ages 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 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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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
January 20–March 24, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$160 ($130 members)

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

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

  • Ages 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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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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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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Saturday, February 17Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
January 20–March 24, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$160 ($130 members)

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

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

  • Ages 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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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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Wednesday, February 21Grid 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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Thursday, February 22Grid 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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5:00 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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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Experience the vision, connections, and expertise of producer, musician, and musical maverick King Britt.

Detour: The Missed Guided Tour
5:00–8:45 p.m.
Tour begins in Tuttleman Gallery 174.
King Britt has tapped some of his favorite artists—Xenia Rubinos, Suphala, and Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste—to create a soundtrack for our galleries. In this cell phone audio tour, artist Olinda Del Mar interprets their words. Listen to their experiences of creating musical compositions inspired by artworks from our collection. Go behind the scenes of the Miss Guided Tour with John Vettese of WXPN >>


Music Lab: Beat Making 101
5:30–7:00 p.m.
Gallery 111, 1st floor
Learn some basic steps of music production and build your own beat with sounds created by Philly-based DJ Jabair in this hands-on, drop-in workshop.


DIY Art: Scribble a Song
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Tonight’s sound artists have created a playlist to inspire impromptu art making. Let the music move you.


In-Gallery Performance: Ursula Rucker
6:15 p.m.
Brodsky Gallery 188, 1st floor
Experience subversive pop-up poetry with one of King Britt’s oldest friends and collaborators.


Performances: Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, King Britt, Suphala & Xenia Rubinos
7:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
In January musical artists Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, King Britt, Suphala, and Xenia Rubinos composed songs in our galleries as part of artist residencies. Now hear their interpretations of works from our collection.

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste
This Brooklyn-based composer, designer, and performer explores notions of industry, identity, and environment. Composition in response to Henri Regnault’s Study of Three Heads, gallery 155

King Britt
Tonight’s curator of events takes the stage with his experimental composition, in which he uses chance to produce an improvisational performance. King Britt is a 2007 Pew Fellow and Silk City’s original DJ in residence. Composition in response to Ellsworth Kelly’s Seine, gallery 175

Suphala
This New York native brings a playful sense of experimentation to her mastery of the tabla (an Indian percussion instrument). Composition in response to Indian Pillared Temple Hall, c. 1550, gallery 224

Xenia Rubinos
The powerful voice of this music maker is influenced by Caribbean rhythms, beat music, and indie rock, all delivered with a soulful, punk aura. Composition in response to Vasily Kandinsky’s Little Painting with Yellow (Improvisation), Kaiserman Gallery 168
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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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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
January 20–March 24, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$160 ($130 members)

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

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

  • Ages 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 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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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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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. CANCELED
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Enjoy the evocative harmonies of acoustic folk duo Caleb & Carolyn, who play music rooted in storytelling. Percussionist Owen Osborne and violinist Jake L’Armand join them this evening.
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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
January 20–March 24, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$160 ($130 members)

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

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

  • Ages 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 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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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. 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

Get exclusive insight from Museum staff at these casual drop-in discussions.
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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

Honduran vocalist Eva Cortés performs original songs and Latin American classics from her record Crossing Borders.
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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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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
January 20–March 24, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$160 ($130 members)

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

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

  • Ages 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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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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Wednesday, March 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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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

Get exclusive insight from Museum staff at these casual drop-in discussions.
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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

Music from around the world with a New Orleans second-line beat, jazz swing, and Dixieland strut. Philly-based bassist Bert Harris and string player Jocko MacNelly are joined by Kimpedro Rodriguez on drums, Richard Orr on woodwinds, and V. Shayne Fredrick on vocals.
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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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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
January 20–March 24, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$160 ($130 members)

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

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

  • Ages 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

An introducation to the Museum's extensive collection of art from China, Korea, and Japan.
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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

Get exclusive insight from Museum staff at these casual drop-in discussions.
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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

Three of the brightest rising stars in jazz—led by saxophonist Mike Casey—perform modern original music and creatively reimagined classics.
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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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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
January 20–March 24, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$160 ($130 members)

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

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

  • Ages 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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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

Get exclusive insight from Museum staff at these casual drop-in discussions.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Trade your cabin fever for spring fever. Let loose with seasonal cocktails, a spring break–themed story slam, and infectious tunes by New Orleans indie pop band Sweet Crude.


Music: Jabair
5:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
This local DJ puts some spring in your step with an electric sampling of his signature sound.


DIY Art: Paper Posies
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Make a bouquet you don’t need to water at this drop-in, flower-making tutorial.


Detour: What’s Their Sign?
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Gallery 159, 1st floor
Unconventional gallery tours for the adventurous: Join astrologer Sue Morris as she searches the collection for celestial signs about the personalities of our favorite modern artists.


DIY: Art in Bloom
6:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Nicole Rossi from Texture Florals demonstrates how to create a beautiful arrangement inspired by Severin Roesen’s Flower Still Life with Bird’s Nest.


In-Gallery Performance: First Person Arts StorySlam
6:15 p.m.
McCausland Gallery 116, 1st floor
Hear stories by people who face the future head-on, whether it’s a self-improvement kick or a doomed romance. Hosted by Geoff Jackson with storytellers Alyssa Al-Dookhi, Nick Kupsey, and Teresa Nutter; accompanied by musician Eric Coyne.
Space is limited. First come, first served.


In-Gallery Performance: First Date
6:15 & 6:45 p.m.
Eglin Gallery 165, 1st floor
Is it queer love at first sight or just another bad date? Find out in this gallery-inspired one-act play written by Emma Goidel, directed by Shira Berger, and performed by actors Hannah Gold and Isabella Sazak.


Music: Sweet Crude
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
These New Orleans musicians set English and Cajun French lyrics to indie rock, connecting their Louisiana roots with tribal rhythms and pop hooks.
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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.
Gallery 226, 2nd 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.
Gallery 226, 2nd 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.
Gallery 226, 2nd 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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7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Great Stair Hall
Free for Associates-level sponsor and above

Join fellow leadership donors and Museum curators as we celebrate the opening of Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950.
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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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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

With her powerful and graceful voice, this Philadelphia vocalist delivers original soulful songs with jazz inflections.
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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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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
April 21–May 19, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$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 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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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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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Throughout the Museum

Get body-positive with a night dedicated to celebrating forms and figures of all shapes and sizes.

Music: DJ lil’dave
5:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
DJ lil’dave, a member of the Illvibe Collective and host of Eavesdrop Radio on WKDU 91.7 FM, plays a selection of music that combines sounds from soul, hip-hop, Afro-Latin, and house music.


DIY Art: In the Nude
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Brodsky Gallery 188, 1st floor
Join Michael Grimaldi from the New York Academy of Art in this multi-figure life drawing session that celebrates the collaboration between artist and model. Nude models will be present to inspire you. Materials provided; photography not permitted.


Detour: Art Hirstory 101
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet in gallery 111, 1st floor.
Explore our collection through a transgender lens with writer, performer, and historian Wesley Flash.


Movement Workshops: Reset & Connect
6:00 & 6:45 p.m.
Resnick Rotunda 161, 1st floor
Dance artist Katherine Kiefer Stark and cellist Ajibola Rivers of the Naked Stark dance company lead you through simple movements that promote mind/body awareness practices. Space is limited.


Performance: Eleone Dance Theatre
7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
This multicultural and intergenerational dance company presents works designed to inspire and uplift the body and mind.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia

​​​​Discover the Esherick House, a modernist masterpiece designed by renowned architect Louis Kahn for Margaret Esherick, niece of craftsman Wharton Esherick. Hear about its recent restoration while enjoying cocktails by food stylist Dan Macey, who, with Paul Savidge, is the home’s current steward.
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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
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
April 21–May 19, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$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 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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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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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights

First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights

First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Join us as we reveal some of the biggest controversies and scandals behind works in our collection.
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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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8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
By invitation only
Great Stair Hall
Free for Associates-level sponsor and above

​​Join us for a morning of modernism. Enjoy guided tours of the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 accompanied by breakfast in the Great Stair Hall.​
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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

This quintet plays a jazz fusion of Indo-Arabic roots music that explores classical traditions from India to Egypt and Greece. Master vocalist Priya Darshini moves fluidly between Hebrew, Hindi, and Aramaic, backed by oud, violin, accordion, hammered dulcimer, percussion, and upright bass.

​Presented with the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History of Temple University
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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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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
April 21–May 19, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$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 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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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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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights

First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights

First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

An introduction to the arts and cultures of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet, including the only southern Indian temple hall in this hemisphere.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Religious works by great artists of the Renaissance and beyond, such as Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, and Sandro Botticelli.
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Explore the Jewish community's connections to the Museum's collection.
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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

Vocalist Joanna Pascale delivers modern interpretations of timeless standards in intimate performances with pianist Miki Hayama.
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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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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
April 21–May 19, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$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 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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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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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights

First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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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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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights

First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, explore the essential role women have played in the creation of 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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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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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

The Katie Thiroux Trio offers in-the-moment jazz that draws on swing to bebop and beyond. A triple threat, Thiroux has garnered attention for her bravura on the bass, strong vocals, and compelling compositions.
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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
April 21–May 19, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$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 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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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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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights

First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights

First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, explore the essential role women have played in the creation of art.
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Celebrate the contributions made by African American artists to the history of art and culture.
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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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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights

First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights

First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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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

Dutch pianist Peter Beets performs world-class jazz with some of Philly’s finest.
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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