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


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

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December 28, 2018

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

Explore the rich visual traditions of Spain and Latin America from the medieval period through today.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CANCELED
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studio 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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Family Programs
 
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony

Create tiny wonders inspired by the miniatures of Little Ladies and capture their magic in a snow globe. Hop on a Jolly Jaunts tour (11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.), pick up a Holiday Family Guide, and drop by our miniature winter wonderland created by artist Lydia Ricci—she'll be adding her tiny sculptures (and yours) at selected times throughout the week.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Featuring works by famous Philly artists and art inspired by the city’s most colorful characters.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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

Renaissance feasts, seventeenth-century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Rediscover the story of Christmas through the art in our collection.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Whether you’re craving some “me” time or a night out with your squad, we’re toasting to you. Choose from an array of solo or group activities, then cozy up to the tunes of Canadian indie-folk artist Basia Bulat.


Music: DJ Junior
5:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Grab a cocktail and groove to a selection of indie hip-hop, house, rare grooves, broken beat, and afrobeat.


Reserve a Gallery
5:00–7:15 p.m.
Galleries 114, 216 & 257
Avoid the holiday hustle in a gallery reserved just for you. Reflect on an artwork, scribble a poem, take a catnap—do whatever helps you recharge for the New Year. 10 minutes per session; sign up early at each location.


DIY Art: Space 1026
5:30–7:30 p.m.
This local artist collective has designed four different in-gallery activities. Grab a printed guide and experience your favorite gallery in a whole new way.


Concert for One
6:00–7:00 p.m.
Enjoy a private serenade in a gallery all to yourself. Concerts are 10 minutes each; sign up early at each location:

Gallery 259: Aaron Parnell Brown—soothing and soulful Philly folk and R&B
Gallery 265: Joy Ike—a powerful voice that pays homage to her Nigerian roots
Gallery 268: Rosali—lush and intimate songs from a folk songstress


Group Sing
6:15–6:45 p.m.
McCausland Gallery 116, 1st floor
Composer Emily Bate and artist Patrick Costello lead a pop-up choir through an original piece of music. Previous singing experience not required (or desired).


In-Gallery Gaming: Parlor Games
6:45–7:15 p.m.
Gallery 277, 2nd floor
Philly Improv Theater takes over our British Victorian room to help you while away the winter.


Music: Basia Bulat
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
This Canadian indie-folk artist takes the stage with an autoharp and expressive vocals.
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