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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.

January 27, 2017

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Dining Events
 
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Granite Hill
$45 per person, $40 members, $17 per child, plus tax & gratuity

​Ring in the New Year with Parisian flair at this special brunch featuring food inspired by the City of Light.

To make reservations, please call (215) 684-7990 or visit Open Table.

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Celebrate the Holidays
 
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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10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall

​People of all ages can honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. by engaging in community service at the Museum. MANNA will collect art made by you to distribute with the meals they deliver to those in need.
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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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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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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Otherwise closed to the public, Mount Pleasant is opening its doors for a day! Drop by for a visit and hear about our conservation and maintenance work on this 250-year-old architectural masterpiece.​​
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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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Events & Activities
 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Free admission for residents of all past and present Inside Out communities from July 21 to July 23. Enjoy jazz on Friday night, learn more about Inside Out artworks on Saturday, and stay to create and play at Art Splash all weekend long. Share your zip code at any Visitor Services desk to receive free admission.
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Slither, crawl, or hop to movement workshops led by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre. Sketch and pose like an animal with Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School.

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Splash Studio
11:00 a.m., noon & 1:00 p.m. Mini-Performances by Almanac
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Dr. Sketchy
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Wednesday, August 16Grid ViewRows View

Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Get an overview of some of the Museum’s most renowned treasures.
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Friday, August 18Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover the engineering behind art as you explore processes humans have developed to produce ceramics, glass, weaving, and painting from the Neolithic Period to modern times.
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Saturday, August 19Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

From Van Eyck to Van Gogh, explore Dutch themes and artists in our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Religious works by great artists of the Renaissance and beyond, such as van Eyck, Botticelli, and Bellini.
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Tuesday, August 22Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore the Museum's extensive collection of Chinese art.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, inovative, and sometimes controversial works of art from the Second French Revolution.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Take an look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries of European art.
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Wednesday, August 23Grid ViewRows View

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

Designed for families with children on the autism spectrum or who have other sensory sensitivities. Specially trained Museum staff lead all activities.
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Thursday, August 24Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

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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Friday, August 25Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Claude Monet once said, “I must have flowers, always, and always.” Stop to smell the roses as we take a tour of flowers in art.
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

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

Enjoy a guided tour of Wild: Michael Nichols.
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Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Journey through the Asian galleries and discover a menagerie of mythical animals and fantastic beasts.
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Saturday, August 26Grid ViewRows View

Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

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

Walk through one of the finest collections of Asian structures in the US, including an Indian Hindu temple hall and a Chinese palace reception hall.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Wild: Michael Nichols.
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Sunday, August 27Grid ViewRows View

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

Explore the work of legendary photographer Michael Nichols.
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11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CANCELED
Wild Special Exhibition Store, first floor

Come meet a representative from Peruvian Fair Trade jewelry maker MUJUS.
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Wild: Michael Nichols.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Discover the Museum's superb collection of Medieval paintings, sculptures, and architectural elements.
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Wild: Michael Nichols.
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Wednesday, August 30Grid ViewRows View

Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

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

Enjoy a guided tour of Wild: Michael Nichols.
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Friday, September 1Grid ViewRows View

Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

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

Let's look at pictures and objects around the Museum that might attract a local hero, Rocky.
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Wild: Michael Nichols.
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Saturday, September 2Grid ViewRows View

Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

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

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

Discover the exciting and innovative traditions of German artisans.
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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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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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Monday, September 4Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Join us for an exploration of shifts in the use of representation throughout the 19th and 20th century.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Uncover the history of art after sundown
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Tuesday, September 5Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore the history of ceramics from 10,000 BCE to today.
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Wednesday, September 6Grid ViewRows View

Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

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

Enjoy a guided tour of Wild: Michael Nichols.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

This tour celebrates the contributions made by African American artists to the history of art and culture.
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Thursday, September 7Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Renaissance feasts, 17th-century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats
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Friday, September 8Grid ViewRows View

Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

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

Enjoy a guided tour of Wild: Michael Nichols.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 5:30 p.m.

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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Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, and Dali, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

This tour celebrates the contributions made by African American artists to the history of art and culture.
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

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

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Monet, Picasso, Duchamp, and Twombly, this tour chronicles the course of impressionism to modern art.
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Wild: Michael Nichols.
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Sunday, September 10Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Discover the Museum's superb collection of medieval and Asian paintings, sculptures, and architectural elements.
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

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

Visit the country estates of 18th-century England and France all in one hour.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Monet, Picasso, Duchamp, and Twombly, this tour chronicles the course of impressionism to modern art.
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Wild: Michael Nichols.
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Tuesday, September 12Grid ViewRows View

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

In this tour, discover Jewish art in its many facets, from 17th-century masterpieces to cutting-edge contemporary art.
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7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Associate Sponsor membership and above required

Enjoy ​an exclusive preview of this site-specific double bill featuring a Renaissance work by Monteverdi and a new piece by Lembit Beecher. Monteverdi's tale of Tancredi, who battles with a soldier (his lover Clorinda in disguise) is staged in the medieval cloister. Beecher's response to Monteverdi's work, a modern tale of a returned soldier haunted by war, follows in the Great Stair Hall.
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Family Programs
 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Best for grown-ups with babies

Parents and caregivers with babes in tow are always welcome in our galleries, and we're making it a bit easier for you with our stroller tours. If the baby fusses don't fret---you'll be in good company.
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

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

Enjoy a guided tour of Wild: Michael Nichols.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Lois Green Brodsky Gallery 188, 1st floor

Every Wednesday night in September, enjoy the board game Sorry! with your friends and other visitors.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

From June through September, yoga takes place in the the Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden, weather permitting.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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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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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

From June through September, yoga takes place in the the Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden, weather permitting.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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Members-Only
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Tours meet at the Rodin Museum.
Free for members

Explore some of the world’s most renowned masterpieces of sculpture.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesdays, June 27–September 1, 2017; and Fridays, 10:15–11:00 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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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Wild: Michael Nichols.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Politics and period rooms collide as we examine Franklin’s influence on Philadelphia art, including a look at the decorative arts that graced the rooms he visited in London and Paris.
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Wild: Michael Nichols.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

This tour celebrates the contributions made by African American artists to the history of art and culture.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.

An introduction to the Museum’s extensive collection of art from China, Korea, and Japan
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9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Two-part workshop:
Part 1: Saturday, September 16, 2017, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Part 2: Saturday, September 23, 2017, Culinary Literacy Center, Parkway Central Library, Free Library of Philadelphia​
$65 ($52 members)

Designed for teachers of grades pre-K-2, this two-part workshop introduces creative ways that art, food, and literacy can come together to create engaging experiences for young learners.

Part 1 of 2: Inspired by picture books and the Museum's collection, the first session focuses on age-appropriate, object-based approaches to looking at and teaching art through stories and storytelling. Educators will participate in gallery activities and discussions, as well as learn strategies for developing meaningful studio art projects for the classroom.

Part 2 of 2 (hosted by Free Library of Philadelphia's Culinary Literacy Center): Meet with children's librarians and early literacy experts, and learn how to use picture books to explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). Spend the afternoon fully immersed in hands-on cooking strategies in the Culinary Literacy Center's commercial-grade kitchen classroom. Learn how cooking supports early literacy and experiment with ways to incorporate cooking in your classroom. Walk away inspired with age-appropriate lessons, books, and ideas that bring together food, art, and literacy.

10 NJ or PA hours​. You must attend both days to receive professional development credit.
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10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Free for Techné members

​​Access one of the premier collections of craft in the Philadelphia area. See stunning ceramics, works of fiber and metal, and more.​
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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PHLA Kitchen
 
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.

Catzie Vilayphonh of Laos in the House shares stories about her dish, mieng Lao, sticky rice lettuce wraps.
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

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

Join us as we reveal the controversies inherent in each brushstroke, nude, and artistic impulse.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Learn about the history and creation of the Museum’s medieval carpets and European tapestries.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

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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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Talks & Tours
 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Great Stair Hall
Prices include Museum admission. Reserved seating: $75 ($60 for members). Reserved seating on Great Stair Hall steps: $40 ($32 for members). Standing room only: Free with admission

Join the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees as she reflects on her work advocating for animal welfare and conservation. This program has been made possible by Leslie Miller and Richard Worley.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Travel from the High Renaissance to the Neoclassical period with sculpture, furniture, ceramics, and tapestries.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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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 for dragons and treasures old and new as we explore this region of the globe.
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

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

Visit the country estates of 18th-century England all in one hour.
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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 for dragons and treasures old and new as we explore this region of the globe.
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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

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

This tour celebrates the contributions made by African American artists to the history of art and culture.
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Explore the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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

Uncover the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends associated with our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Travel from the High Renaissance to the Neoclassical period with sculpture, furniture, ceramics, and tapestries.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building

​Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, discusses the critical role of libraries and librarians and their central place in community engagement.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Explore the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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

Get an overview of some of the Museum’s most renowned treasures.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

This tour offers an introduction to the arts and cultures of South Asia, a region composed of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Lois Green Brodsky Gallery 188, 1st floor

Every Wednesday night in September, enjoy the board game Sorry! with your friends and other visitors.
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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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Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

From June through September, yoga takes place in the the Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden, weather permitting.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Great Stair Hall Balcony
Free for Young Friends and public; general admission not included. Space is limited.

Connect with new and familiar faces over casual conversation and complimentary cocktails. Learn about the Young Friends program, the difference it makes in the art community, and upcoming events.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

From June through September, yoga takes place in the the Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden, weather permitting.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Examine the Museum's vast collection of treasures from the Middle Ages, including sculptures, reliquaries, stained glass, and objects of architectural interest.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesdays, June 27–September 1, 2017; and Fridays, 10:15–11:00 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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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.

An introduction to the Museum’s extensive collection of art from China, Korea, and Japan
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Featuring works by famous Philly artists, and images inspired by the city’s most colorful characters, this tour is sure to bring out your inner Phanatic.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Learn about the history and creation of the Museum’s medieval carpets and European tapestries.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

The Puerto Rican Day Parade is on the Parkway this weekend. Start the celebration early with a lively night of salsa music. Join us and our friends at Concilio as we welcome Combo Melaza to the Great Stair Hall.
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9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Two-part workshop:
Part 1: Saturday, September 16, 2017, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Part 2: Saturday, September 23, 2017, Culinary Literacy Center, Parkway Central Library, Free Library of Philadelphia​
$65 ($52 members)

Designed for teachers of grades pre-K-2, this two-part workshop introduces creative ways that art, food, and literacy can come together to create engaging experiences for young learners.

Part 1 of 2: Inspired by picture books and the Museum's collection, the first session focuses on age-appropriate, object-based approaches to looking at and teaching art through stories and storytelling. Educators will participate in gallery activities and discussions, as well as learn strategies for developing meaningful studio art projects for the classroom.

Part 2 of 2 (hosted by Free Library of Philadelphia's Culinary Literacy Center): Meet with children's librarians and early literacy experts, and learn how to use picture books to explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). Spend the afternoon fully immersed in hands-on cooking strategies in the Culinary Literacy Center's commercial-grade kitchen classroom. Learn how cooking supports early literacy and experiment with ways to incorporate cooking in your classroom. Walk away inspired with age-appropriate lessons, books, and ideas that bring together food, art, and literacy.

10 NJ or PA hours​. You must attend both days to receive professional development credit.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries of European 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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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
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PHLA Kitchen
 
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: Turmeric grits & greens (plus some prawns)

Khaliah D. Pitts of Our Mothers’ Kitchens explores storytelling through poetry and creative writing.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore the Jewish community’s connections to the Museum’s collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Discover the Museum's superb collection of medieval and Asian paintings, sculptures, and architectural elements.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Explore the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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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 for dragons and treasures old and new as we explore this region of the globe.
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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 for dragons and treasures old and new as we explore this region of the globe.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Starts at 5:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building

Storyteller Denise Valentine and poet Ursula Rucker premiere works inspired by Philadelphia Assembled and the oral histories of North Philadelphians. With musicians Owen “Fiidla” Brown Jr. and Tim Motzer

Advisory: Expect strong language during this program.
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6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Vaulted Walkway

Grab a hard hat and go behind the scenes with our facilities staff and Museum leadership. Then toast to the future and another exciting year of programming.
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building

​This program speaks to rewriting personal and collective narratives of mass incarceration and displacement. Activities include a workshop, a teach-in on the Reconstruction Era with Dr. Allison Dorsey of Swarthmore College, and a public dialogue reflecting on the present state of reentry and imprisonment in Philadelphia.

Offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, explore the essential role women have played in the creation of art.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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

Where else in Philadelphia can you visit a medieval cloister, a 16th-century Indian temple hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house in one hour? Join us as we take a walk through time.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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

Explore the art of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist eras and learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, including masters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Seurat.
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

An introduction to the Museum’s extensive collection of art from China, Korea, and Japan
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Courses & Workshops
 
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

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

See how artists throughout history depict everyday activewear, elegant eveningwear, and fabulous costumes.
Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Explore the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Where else in Philadelphia can you visit a medieval cloister, a 16th-century Indian temple hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house in one hour? Join us as we take a walk through time.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Examine the Museum's vast collection of treasures from the Middle Ages, including sculptures, reliquaries, stained glass, and objects of architectural interest.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Lois Green Brodsky Gallery 188, 1st floor

Every Wednesday night in September, enjoy the board game Sorry! with your friends and other visitors.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

From June through September, yoga takes place in the the Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden, weather permitting.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building
Members free; guests $10

​Explore the galleries in this after-hours member event. Celebrate Philadelphia Assembled, an exhibition that joins art and civic engagement. Enjoy stories and conversations with collaborators and local community members. Light bites and refreshments available for purchase; complimentary transportation between the main Museum building and the Perelman Building.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

In this tour, discover Jewish art in its many facets, from 17th-century masterpieces to cutting-edge contemporary art.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

From June through September, yoga takes place in the the Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden, weather permitting.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

The Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Collection (galleries 245–249) features a remarkable selection of fine armor and arms. Learn how these objects were produced and how some can be traced back to the armories of powerful rulers.
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Members-Only
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Tours meet at the Rodin Museum.
Free for members

Explore some of the world’s most renowned masterpieces of sculpture.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependent and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

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

Uncover the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends associated with our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Travel from the High Renaissance to the Neoclassical period with sculpture, furniture, ceramics, and tapestries.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Courses & Workshops
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

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

See how artists throughout history depict everyday activewear, elegant eveningwear, and fabulous costumes.
Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

This tour offers an introduction to the arts and cultures of South Asia, a region composed of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet.
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Celebrations & Parties
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Glenside, PA: Glenside Avenue between New Street and Easton Road

Join us at Glenside’s Food Truck Festival to celebrate the opening of the fall Inside Out exhibition. Visit food trucks and local vendors, and experience the unveiling of a new mural. Ten reproductions of Museum masterpieces have been installed around the community—can you find them all?​
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries of European art.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesdays, June 27–September 1, 2017; and Fridays, 10:15–11:00 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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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Explore the art of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist eras and learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, including masters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Seurat.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Explore the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

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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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Celebrate the art of words and language with workshops and performances throughout the galleries.

Music: DJ Halfbreed
5:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Enjoy an upbeat literary and art-minded set of music from Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela (aka DJ Halfbreed), a professor and a publisher at Thread Makes Blanket.

DIY Art: Typewriter Bar
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Philly Typewriter sets up several beautiful and functional writing machines for you to admire and use.

DIY Art: Voice Your Story
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Street artist and poet Blur, whose stickers and wheatpastes can be found around town, will encourage you to find your own voice. Connect art and language, and then share your work in a communal spot or take a personal keepsake home with you.

Detours with Nic Esposito
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet in Wallace Gallery 201, 2nd floor
Go on an artistic literary journey through the medieval and Asian galleries with Nic Esposito from The Head & The Hand Press.

In-Gallery Performance: Tell Me a Story
6:15 p.m.
Alter Gallery 176, 1st floor
An evening of true stories inspired by Cy Twombly’s artwork. Hillary Rea of Tell Me a Story and four storytellers share the feelings that arise when making, observing, and experiencing art.
Free ticket required; space is limited.

Artist Talk: Wendy Ewald
6:45 p.m.
Resnick Rotunda 161, 1st floor
Photographer Wendy Ewald discusses An Immigrant Alphabet with Amanda Bock, the Honickman Assistant Curator of Photographs. For this project, Ewald collaborated with students from Northeast High School to record their experiences as immigrants. The resulting images are on view this fall at Thomas Paine Plaza, across from City Hall.

Performance: Yolanda Wisher
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher performs a unique blend of poetry and song with her band, The Afroeaters.
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Friday Nights
 
Starts at 6:15 p.m.
Alter Gallery 176, 1st floor

An evening of true stories inspired by Cy Twombly’s artwork. Hillary Rea of Tell Me a Story and four storytellers share the feelings that arise when making, observing, and experiencing art.
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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
September 30–December 9, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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.
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • 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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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependent and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
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PHLA Kitchen
 
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: “The People’s Peas” (black-eyed peas) over grits

Shivon Love (Our Mothers’ Kitchens) and her family invite you to their table to enjoy good food, family story-time, and food-focused activities. A children’s librarian from the Free Library of Philadelphia will be on hand with a selection of books. All ages welcome.
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12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cedar Grove, Fairmount Park
$40; $35 members. Includes admission to the houses, transportation, and cider samples. Food available for purchase. 21 and over with valid ID only

Learn the history of cidermaking and enjoy samples of the hard stuff from different cider-makers at six historic houses in Fairmount Park. Program begins at Cedar Grove and includes bus transportation to Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Mount Pleasant, Woodford Mansion, and Strawberry Mansion.

Parking available at Cedar Grove

Hosted in partnership with Fairmount Park Conservancy
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12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, Fairmount Park
$40; $35 members. Includes admission to the houses, transportation, and cider samples. Food available for purchase. 21 and over with valid ID only

Learn the history of cidermaking and enjoy samples of the hard stuff from different cider-makers. Program begins at Mount Pleasant and includes bus transportation to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Woodford Mansion, and Strawberry Mansion.

Parking available at Mount Pleasant

Hosted in partnership with Fairmount Park Conservancy
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12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building

An afternoon dedicated to growers from the Asian, African, and Latin American diasporas in Philadelphia. Enjoy demonstrations, film screenings, live music, art-making, culinary events, guest speakers, and more.

​Offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled
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Family Festivals
 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

The Pennsylvania Ballet II brings Snow White to the Museum. Catch a performance, make your own magical masterpiece, and discover spellbinding treasures in our galleries.

Snow White performances at 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Family Festivals are generously supported by PNC Arts Alive.
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3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lansdowne Public Library, 55 S. Lansdowne Avenue Lansdowne, PA

Discover more about our Inside Out exhibition, which features reproductions of Museum masterpieces in the community. Greg Stuart, Museum Educator for Adult Learning, will speak about Jacob Lawrence’s The Libraries Are Appreciated ​as well as other artworks included in the exhibition.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

This tour offers an introduction to the arts and cultures of South Asia, a region composed of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Explore the art of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist eras and learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, including masters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Seurat.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Courses & Workshops
 
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

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

See how artists throughout history depict everyday activewear, elegant eveningwear, and fabulous costumes.
Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Uncover the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends associated with our collection.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Where else in Philadelphia can you visit a medieval cloister, a 16th-century Indian temple hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house in one hour? Join us as we take a walk through time.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

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
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

The Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Collection (galleries 245–249) features a remarkable selection of fine armor and arms. Learn how these objects were produced and how some can be traced back to the armories of powerful rulers.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony
$20 ($18 members); day-of pricing $25 ($22.50 members). Museum admission not included.

On Wednesdays in October, the Great Stair Hall Balcony is transformed into an Oktoberfest beer garden. Local craft brews are perfectly paired with either a large Bavarian pretzel or a bratwurst. Beer flights and signature noshes available at a discounted rate when purchased in advance.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor

Every Wednesday night in October, enjoy Jenga with your friends and other visitors.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependent and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Featuring works by famous Philly artists, and images inspired by the city’s most colorful characters, this tour is sure to bring out your inner Phanatic.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Courses & Workshops
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

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

See how artists throughout history depict everyday activewear, elegant eveningwear, and fabulous costumes.
Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Explore the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Examine the Museum's vast collection of treasures from the Middle Ages, including sculptures, reliquaries, stained glass, and objects of architectural interest.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Explore the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Limited to Chairman’s Council members

​Meet in Greenwich Village to explore two historic artists’ studios. Visit the 19th-century townhouse where sculptor Chaim Gross lived and worked, and explore the former studio of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Between visits, enjoy lunch at one of the neighborhood’s hottest restaurants.​
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesdays, June 27–September 1, 2017; and Fridays, 10:15–11:00 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. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

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

Experimental jazz meets intimate folk in the lush terrain of Ryley Walker's compositions. Enjoy an evening with the artist whom Pitchfork calls "a songwriter using his record collection to his advantage, making music that aligns him with a long lineage of artists, without becoming indebted to their rulebooks."
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Meet at 2nd and Market Streets, Philadelphia
Free for Young Friends; Young Friend guests $5. Space is limited; reservations are required.

Encounter art in unexpected places. Explore the newest Inside Out installation in Old City during First Friday and see how the Museum is bringing its collection into the community. Followed by a nearby happy hour.
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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
September 30–December 9, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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.
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • 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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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependent and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Julien Levy Gallery, Perelman Building

​The Alumni Ex-Offenders Association engages the public in a dialogue to explore the evolution of mass incarceration on a personal, familial, and communal level.

​Offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled
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Starts at 1:30 p.m.

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Location: Gallery 206
​Make musical connections to cultures along the Silk Road with the Al-Bustan Ensemble.
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Starts at 2:15 p.m.

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Location: Gallery 206
​Make musical connections to cultures along the Silk Road with the Al-Bustan Ensemble.
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Members-Only
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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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Location: Gallery 206
​Make musical connections to cultures along the Silk Road with the Al-Bustan Ensemble.
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Sunday, October 8Grid ViewRows View

 
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
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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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Members free, guests $10

Hear more about the plans for our Frank Gehry–led transformation, from Jessica Sharpe, Director of Visitor Operations and Membership.
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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.

Explore a wide spectrum of artworks playing with color in every hue.
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Celebrations & Parties
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Join us at ​Old City Fest to celebrate the opening of the fall Inside Out exhibition. ​Ten reproductions of Museum masterpieces have been installed around the community—can you find them all?​
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PHLA Kitchen
 
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: Pumpkin bread with seeds

Saigay Sherriff demonstrates the sounds of Lofa County Liberia, sharing folk stories and traditional songs that express the connections between survival and culture.
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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.

Explore a wide spectrum of artworks playing with color in every hue.
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Tuesday, October 10Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Explore the art of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist eras and learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, including masters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Seurat.
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Courses & Workshops
 
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Claude Monet once said, “I must have flowers, always, and always.” Stop to smell the roses as we take a tour of flowers in art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Explore the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

This tour offers an introduction to the arts and cultures of South Asia, a region composed of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet.
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Courses & Workshops
 
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

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

See how artists throughout history depict everyday activewear, elegant eveningwear, and fabulous costumes.
Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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Family Programs
 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Best for grown-ups with babies

Parents and caregivers with babes in tow are always welcome in our galleries, and we're making it a bit easier for you with our stroller tours. If the baby fusses don't fret---you'll be in good company.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony
$20 ($18 members); day-of pricing $25 ($22.50 members). Museum admission not included.

On Wednesdays in October, the Great Stair Hall Balcony is transformed into an Oktoberfest beer garden. Local craft brews are perfectly paired with either a large Bavarian pretzel or a bratwurst. Beer flights and signature noshes available at a discounted rate when purchased in advance.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor

Every Wednesday night in October, enjoy Jenga with your friends and other visitors.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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20 S. 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Free for Young Friends and public. Space is limited.

Join us at The Study,​ one of the city’s newest hotels and event spaces. Enjoy drink specials and complimentary hors d’oeuvres while hearing all about our upcoming Fall into Art party. This event is open to all so bring your friends.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Free for invitees

Meet the creative mind behind the luxury furniture label BDDW. Then take a self-guided tour of his crafted objects, which will be installed in several period rooms.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building

​A day honoring indigenous communities, with teach-ins and story circles that reveal the histories of this land

Presented in collaboration with the Indigenous 215 Collective. Offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled
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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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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependent and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Courses & Workshops
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

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

See how artists throughout history depict everyday activewear, elegant eveningwear, and fabulous costumes.
Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
$40 members; $50 member guests. Includes transportation, guided tour, and light refreshments.

Experience Martin Puryear’s Big Bling, the artist’s largest temporary outdoor sculpture. Then enjoy an exclusive tour of Martin Puryear: Prints, 1962–2016 at the Print Center with exhibition curator Ruth Fine and Shelley Langdale, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesdays, June 27–September 1, 2017; and Fridays, 10:15–11:00 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. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

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

Hot Club of Philadelphia is an acoustic ensemble dedicated to European Gypsy Jazz, the musical genre pioneered by Django Reinhardt's legendary Hot Club of France. Using guitars, bass, violin, and vocals, this quintet melds the vintage Parisian style with modern influences.

Inside Out communities past and present enjoy free Museum admission October 13–15.
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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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10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free after admission

Drop in and draw from Rodin’s masterpieces. Materials provided.
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10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
3 NJ or PA hours

Find out what’s in store for educators at the Museum this school year. Join us in the Perelman Building and explore Philadelphia Assembled, a project that combines art and civic engagement. Then choose your own adventure: sample a school tour, sign up for a membership with our educator discount, register your class for a field trip, or discuss ideas with Museum educators.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries of European art.
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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
September 30–December 9, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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.
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • 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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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependent and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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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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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.

Explore a wide spectrum of artworks playing with color in every hue.
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PHLA Kitchen
 
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: Shepherd’s pie

Join Sulaiha Olatunji of PplFood for a meal that asks you to pause, reflect, and eat with intention.
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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.

Explore a wide spectrum of artworks playing with color in every hue.
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Historic Houses
 
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meets in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$40 ($32 members) No admission included

Explore the lives of both free and enslaved people who toiled at Mount Pleasant, Cedar Grove, and Strawberry Mansion.

Trolley departs from and returns to the West Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Ticket includes trolley transportation, admission to houses visited, and parking validation for the Museum garage at regular visitor rates. Does not include admission to Art Museum. Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of program start time to check in.
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Members-Only
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
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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Courses & Workshops
 
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    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
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Get an overview of some of the Museum’s most renowned treasures.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony
$20 ($18 members); day-of pricing $25 ($22.50 members). Museum admission not included.

On Wednesdays in October, the Great Stair Hall Balcony is transformed into an Oktoberfest beer garden. Local craft brews are perfectly paired with either a large Bavarian pretzel or a bratwurst. Beer flights and signature noshes available at a discounted rate when purchased in advance.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor

Every Wednesday night in October, enjoy Jenga with your friends and other visitors.
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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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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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependent and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Free for Sustainer and above ($500+)

Explore the breadth of work created by the Peale family with Carol Soltis, Project Associate Curator.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesdays, June 27–September 1, 2017; and Fridays, 10:15–11:00 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. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

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

​This singer-songwriter pairs her dusky alto with a 1930s Recording King guitar to craft songs with a big lyrical punch, veering nimbly between Americana, blues, and folk. Canty harnesses the grit and spark at the very heart of American music.
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9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Rooms A & B
5 NJ or PA hours​
$50; $40 member

Engage in Artful Thinking practices through activities, discussion, and presentation. Explore the ways thinking routines can encourage learners to look closely, ask questions, reason carefully, and explore the complexity of works of art and topics across the curriculum. Also examine how students’ thinking can be documented, and how the forms of thinking encouraged by Artful Thinking practices connect to Common Core standards.​

What Is Artful Thinking?
Artful Thinking is an approach to looking at art that can be used with learners of all ages. It foregrounds the use of thinking routines, which encourage active engagement with artworks and are transferable from museum galleries to classroom settings.
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Members-Only
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
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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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
September 30–December 9, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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.
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • 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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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependent and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building

An afternoon dedicated to growers from the Asian, African, and Latin American diasporas in Philadelphia. Enjoy demonstrations, film screenings, live music, art-making, culinary events, guest speakers, and more.

​Offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled
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12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building

​A daylong series of programs about gentrification and displacement

Offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled
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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.

Explore a wide spectrum of artworks playing with color in every hue.
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PHLA Kitchen
 
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: Basbousa (sweet cake) by Ailbhe Pascal (Fikira Bakery)
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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.

Explore a wide spectrum of artworks playing with color in every hue.
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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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2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
By invitation only
SmithKline Beecham Gallery & Baldeck Garden 244
Free for Techné members

Steep yourself in East Asian decorative art during this Japanese tea ceremony with curators and tea masters. Learn about the symbolic use and making of ceremonial objects.​
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Courses & Workshops
 
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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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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Wednesday, October 25Grid ViewRows View

 
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

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

Explore common religious themes found in our collection.

Instructor: Kaelin Jewell, PhD candidate in art history, Temple University​
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony
$20 ($18 members); day-of pricing $25 ($22.50 members). Museum admission not included.

On Wednesdays in October, the Great Stair Hall Balcony is transformed into an Oktoberfest beer garden. Local craft brews are perfectly paired with either a large Bavarian pretzel or a bratwurst. Beer flights and signature noshes available at a discounted rate when purchased in advance.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor

Every Wednesday night in October, enjoy Jenga with your friends and other visitors.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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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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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependent and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    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

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

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

Explore common religious themes found in our collection.

Instructor: Kaelin Jewell, PhD candidate in art history, Temple University​
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Friday, October 27Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free tickets required
Dorrance Galleries

Experience Old Masters Now before it opens to the public.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Where else in Philadelphia can you visit a medieval cloister, a 16th-century Indian temple hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house in one hour? Join us as we take a walk through time.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesdays, June 27–September 1, 2017; and Fridays, 10:15–11:00 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. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Uncover the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends associated with our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Featuring works by famous Philly artists, and images inspired by the city’s most colorful characters, this tour is sure to bring out your inner Phanatic.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Explore the art of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist eras and learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, including masters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Seurat.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Come dressed to impress in your best Afrofuturist and sci-fi costumes for a night celebrating the intersection of imagination, art, and activism. With featured musical performances by Moor Mother and King Britt

Presented in collaboration with the Black Quantum Futurism Collective as part of Philadelphia Assembled
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Members-Only
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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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Dorrance Galleries

Experience Old Masters Now before it opens to the public.
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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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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
September 30–December 9, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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.
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • 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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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependent and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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PHLA Kitchen
 
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: Red cabbage & apple salad

What does it mean to be a Philadelphia cook? Join culinary artist Kristin Schwab as we peel back the layers of our food stories while (re)connecting to the foods of Philadelphia.
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3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building

Filmmaker Zein Nakhoda presents Grounded While Walls Fall, which profiles practices of resilience and spiritual grounding among organizers, cultural workers, and movement builders in Greater Philadelphia. Rhetta Morgan, a sound healer, performer, and interfaith minister whose voice is featured throughout the film, moderates a discussion.

​Offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Dorrance Galleries

Experience Old Masters Now before it opens to the public.
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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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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.

Explore a wide spectrum of artworks playing with color in every hue.
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PHLA Kitchen
 
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: Jerk chicken by Gorman and Baldwin Bright (Epicurean Jerk Sauce)
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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.

Explore a wide spectrum of artworks playing with color in every hue.
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12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building

A forum celebrating the various forms in which activism manifests today and into the future

​Led by members of the Granny Peace Brigade Philadelphia and moderated by Philadelphia Councilwoman Helen Gym. Offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Dorrance Galleries

Experience Old Masters Now before it opens to the public.
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Courses & Workshops
 
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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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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9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

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

Explore common religious themes found in our collection.

Instructor: Kaelin Jewell, PhD candidate in art history, Temple University​
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10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free tickets required
Dorrance Galleries

Experience Old Masters Now before it opens to the public.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    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 11l, 1st floor

Every Wednesday night in November, enjoy the game Operation with your friends and other visitors.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
By invitation only
The Abigail Rebecca Cohen Study Room, Perelman Building
Free for Associates-level members and above

Get to know our Ars Medica collection and other seldom-highlighted areas of the collection that illustrate medical history or practice.
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Dorrance Galleries

Experience Old Masters Now before it opens to the public.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    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

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

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

Explore common religious themes found in our collection.

Instructor: Kaelin Jewell, PhD candidate in art history, Temple University​
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2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
By invitation only
The Abigail Rebecca Cohen Study Room, Perelman Building
Free for Associates-level members and above

Get to know our Ars Medica collection and other seldom-highlighted areas of the collection that illustrate medical history or practice.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesdays, June 27–September 1, 2017; and Fridays, 10:15–11:00 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. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

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

This legendary saxophonist and his quartet perform an evening of original jazz compositions animated by the themes of collaboration, movement, and spirituality. Pope trained amid the illustrious jazz scene of the mid-twentieth century and has devoted a lifetime to developing a distinctive voice that remains inventive and vibrant.
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6:30 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

Art historian Steven Conn 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.

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 Center for the History of Collecting.
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9:30 a.m. - 5:00 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.

Cohosted with the Frick Center for the History of Collecting
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10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Rooms A & B
Free for 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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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
September 30–December 9, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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.
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • 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. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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PHLA Kitchen
 
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: Mixed greens by Taylor Johnson-Gordon (Sistah of the Yam)
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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Julien Levy Gallery, Perelman Building

​The Alumni Ex-Offenders Association engages the public in a dialogue to explore the evolution of mass incarceration on a personal, familial, and communal level.

​Offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled
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Celebrations & Parties
 
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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Family Festivals
 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Work up an appetite viewing delectable works of art and dancing to Recess Monkey. Then get your daily serving of creativity with an art project.

Performances at 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Family Festivals are generously supported by PNC Arts Alive.
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2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$5 (free for members); includes Museum admission

​Hyeyoung Cho, organizing curator of the guest artist program at this year's Craft Show, previews works by Korean artists featured in the exhibit.
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2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Free for Techné members

​This year’s Craft Show features Korea as its Guest Country and highlights 25 Korean artists. Join Hyeyoung Cho, organizing curator of the Korean section, for a public ​lecture on contemporary Korean craft, followed by a presentation by selected Craft Show artists. Techné members will enjoy a private reception with curators and artists following the program.​
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    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

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

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

Explore common religious themes found in our collection.

Instructor: Kaelin Jewell, PhD candidate in art history, Temple University​
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Family Programs
 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Best for grown-ups with babies

Parents and caregivers with babes in tow are always welcome in our galleries, and we're making it a bit easier for you with our stroller tours. If the baby fusses don't fret---you'll be in good company.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F, 1101 Arch Street

Attend the preview party and a gala cocktail buffet, and get a first look at works of contemporary craft by 195 of the best craft artists in the United States and 25 guest artists from Korea. Preview party ticket holders may attend the show every day it is open.

Visionary: $10,000, six tickets – 4:00 p.m. arrival time
Angel: $4,000, four tickets – 4:00 p.m arrival time
Benefactor: $1,500, two tickets – 4:00 p.m arrival time
Collector: $350 per person – 5:00 p.m arrival time

The Craft Show is presented by the Women’s Committee and Craft Show Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Room A
3 NJ or PA hours

Many beloved works in the Museum’s collection can be traced back to John G. Johnson. Learn about new discoveries and behind-the-scenes insights from curator Christopher Atkins and conservator Lucia Bay. Then explore Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection with Museum educators to experiment with classroom activities and resources.​
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 11l, 1st floor

Every Wednesday night in November, enjoy the game Operation with your friends and other visitors.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

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

Discover the man behind the Johnson Collection with Jennifer Thompson, The Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting and Sculpture and Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
By invitation only
Dorrance Galleries
Free for Associates-level members and above

Go on a guided tour of the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection and enjoy breakfast in the Great Stair Hall.​
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F, 1101 Arch Street
$18 one-day ticket ($15 member); $12 per ticket when 10 or more are purchased
$25 two-day ticket ($20 member)
$5 children 12 & under

This premier show and sale of craft and design includes 195 artists from across the country and 25 guest artists from Korea.

Presented by the Women’s Committee and Craft Show Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    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

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

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

Explore common religious themes found in our collection.

Instructor: Kaelin Jewell, PhD candidate in art history, Temple University​
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5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F, 1101 Arch Street
Patron (includes six tickets) $1,000

Treat your staff, friends, and business prospects to an evening of distinctive entertainment. Enjoy seasonal buffet fare, open bar, and live music in a unique setting in a private area on the show floor. Guests may walk the show at their leisure.

The Craft Show is presented by the Women’s Committee and Craft Show Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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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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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building

A three-day event promoting equal responsibilities between parenting partners, and advocating for deeper engagement between fathers and the children in their lives. With performances, film screenings, workshops, and public forums.

Organized by Billy Yalowitz, Les Rivera, and Eric Marsh and offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesdays, June 27–September 1, 2017; and Fridays, 10:15–11:00 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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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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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F, 1101 Arch Street
$18 one-day ticket ($15 member); $12 per ticket when 10 or more are purchased
$25 two-day ticket ($20 member)
$5 children 12 & under

This premier show and sale of craft and design includes 195 artists from across the country and 25 guest artists from Korea.

Presented by the Women’s Committee and Craft Show Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Shah brings her eclectic jazz-based repertoire to the Museum. This New York–born singer-songwriter has been described as having "the insatiably curious mind of an ethnographer, the soul of a poet, and the eye of a painter" (Owen McNally, WNPR). Placing diverse cultural traditions in dialogue, Shah is creating a new genre that reflects our increasingly hybrid world.
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Courses & Workshops
 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free after admission

Drop in and draw from Rodin’s masterpieces. Materials provided.
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building

A three-day event promoting equal responsibilities between parenting partners, and advocating for deeper engagement between fathers and the children in their lives. With performances, film screenings, workshops, and public forums.

Organized by Billy Yalowitz, Les Rivera, and Eric Marsh and offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled
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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
September 30–December 9, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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.
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • 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. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F, 1101 Arch Street
$18 one-day ticket ($15 member); $12 per ticket when 10 or more are purchased
$25 two-day ticket ($20 member)
$5 children 12 & under

This premier show and sale of craft and design includes 195 artists from across the country and 25 guest artists from Korea.

Presented by the Women’s Committee and Craft Show Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building

A three-day event promoting equal responsibilities between parenting partners, and advocating for deeper engagement between fathers and the children in their lives. With performances, film screenings, workshops, and public forums.

Organized by Billy Yalowitz, Les Rivera, and Eric Marsh and offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled
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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.

​Tune in with all your senses to discover how sights and sounds come together in art.
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11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F, 1101 Arch Street
$18 one-day ticket ($15 member); $12 per ticket when 10 or more are purchased
$25 two-day ticket ($20 member)
$5 children 12 & under

This premier show and sale of craft and design includes 195 artists from across the country and 25 guest artists from Korea.

Presented by the Women’s Committee and Craft Show Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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PHLA Kitchen
 
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: Coconut sea-salt rolls

Acorn (K Is for Kitchen & West Philly’s Community Supported Kitchen) demystifies the magic of baking with living sourdough cultures.
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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.

​Tune in with all your senses to discover how sights and sounds come together in art.
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Tuesday, November 14Grid 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

Examine the painter’s process through imaging technology with 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
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    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
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    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 11l, 1st floor

Every Wednesday night in November, enjoy the game Operation with your friends and other visitors.
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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.
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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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

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

Examine the painter’s process through imaging technology 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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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Museum Café
$55 ($50 members)

Join us to ​make specialty holiday fare in time for prime party season.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.