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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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May 29, 2018

Tuesday, May 1Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

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

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Free for Young Friends
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
RSVP to 215-684-7780 or response@philamuseum.org
An active Young Friends membership is required
This event includes complimentary parking in the Museum’s Garage.

Join artist Rachel Rose and Erica Battle, the John Alchin and Hal Marryatt Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, for a cocktail reception and the opportunity to view Rachel Rose: Wil-o-Wisp/The Future Fields Commission. This new video installation inaugurates the Future Fields Commission in Time-Based Media, a collaborative initiative between the Museum and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, Italy.
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9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission
Fee waived for Associates and above ($2,500+)

The galleries are your classroom in these interactive art history courses.

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

What can paintings tell us about the urban experience throughout history? Journey through Paris, New York, Rome, Venice, and other European and American city centers and experience them through artists’ eyes.

Instructors: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning; and Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

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

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Teacher Workshops
 
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
South Terrace Conference Room A
2 NJ or PA hours

Experiment with fun and original teaching ideas in the galleries and see how they might translate to your classroom. There will be something new at each session to test and adapt.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 175, 1st floor

Play the board game Othello with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in May.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

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

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission
Fee waived for Associates and above ($2,500+)

The galleries are your classroom in these interactive art history courses.

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

What can paintings tell us about the urban experience throughout history? Journey through Paris, New York, Rome, Venice, and other European and American city centers and experience them through artists’ eyes.

Instructors: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning; and Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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Friday, May 4Grid ViewRows View

Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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Saturday, May 5Grid ViewRows View

 
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Rooms A & B
3 PA or NJ hours
$40 ($32 member)

Treat yourself to a few hours viewing and creating art. New York-based artist Gwyneth Leech will discuss her urban landscapes and show you how to upcycle paper cups into finished artworks. Afterward, explore works by Dox Thrash and others in the new exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950.
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1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Perelman Media Room, Perelman Building
All levels welcome; materials provided
Instructor: Artist Scott McCarney
$20 ($16 members); includes Perelman Building admission

In sports, a round robin tournament is when each contestant is matched in turn against every other contestant. In this workshop, participants will act as the contestants matched in turn with circulating sheets of paper and will contribute using a variety of mark-making techniques (drawing, collage, frottage, tracing, transfers, stamping, etc.). As the papers circulate, we will fold them into sections to define the pages and create our own itineraries through the book. Participants will also bind their single-section books with a choice of simple cover attachments. Everyone will leave with a personalized, one-of-a-kind copy of the collaborative edition.

This workshop also includes a tour of Keith Smith at Home with the show’s curator, Amanda Bock, the Lynne and Harold Honickman Assistant Curator of Photographs.

​Support is provided by The Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation
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Family Festivals
 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Performances: 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Come together at the Perelman Building: Take part in a collaborative creation inspired by the psychedelic 1960s, discover artist Jean Shin’s community-based installations, and then watch teamwork in action with improv group StoryUP!

​Family Festivals are generously supported by PNC Arts Alive. This festival is presented in partnership with Collab.
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Tuesday, May 8Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

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

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

SOLD OUT
By invitation only
Great Stair Hall and Balcony
Free for Chairman’s Council members and above

Join Leslie A. Miller, Chair of the Board of Trustees, and Timothy Rub, The George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer, as we honor our most generous and dedicated contributors.​
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Wednesday, May 9Grid ViewRows View

 
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission
Fee waived for Associates and above ($2,500+)

The galleries are your classroom in these interactive art history courses.

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

What can paintings tell us about the urban experience throughout history? Journey through Paris, New York, Rome, Venice, and other European and American city centers and experience them through artists’ eyes.

Instructors: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning; and Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

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

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 175, 1st floor

Play the board game Othello with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in May.
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
Free reservations required; space is limited. Free for Sponsors ($1000+) and above.

Journey to the below-ground corridors and newly constructed spaces of our iconic main building. Reception to follow.

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Thursday, May 10Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

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

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission
Fee waived for Associates and above ($2,500+)

The galleries are your classroom in these interactive art history courses.

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

What can paintings tell us about the urban experience throughout history? Journey through Paris, New York, Rome, Venice, and other European and American city centers and experience them through artists’ eyes.

Instructors: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning; and Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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Friday, May 11Grid ViewRows View

Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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Saturday, May 12Grid ViewRows View

 
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building

​Join us for a symposium celebrating the centennial of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Presented by the Athenaeum of Philadelphia and the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Schedule >>

9:00 a.m.: Registration

9:30 a.m.: Morning Session

“Paul Cret and Philadelphia's Modern Classicism”
David Brownlee, University of Pennsylvania

“Between Column and I-Beam: The Architectural Theory of Paul Cret”
Marc Vincent, Baldwin Wallace University

“Cass Gilbert and the City Beautiful”
Gail Fenske, Roger Williams University

“Friendly Rivals: Paul Cret and Arthur Brown, Jr. at Home and Abroad”
Jeffrey T. Tilman, University of Cincinnati

Noon: Lunch Break (on your own)

1:30 p.m.: Afternoon Session

“‘An Artistic Gem’: Paul Cret and the Rodin Museum”
Jennifer Thompson, Philadelphia Museum of Art

“‘Nioc! Nioc-Nioc!’ (Quack, Quack, Quack): Paul Philippe Cret, Penn’s Poilu-Professor, and World War I”
Alisa Chiles, University of Pennsylvania

“The Architect as Collaborator with the Engineer”
Jonathan Farnham, Philadelphia Historical Commission

Robert P. Breading and Barry Eiswerth in conversation, “longtemps après Cret”
Former partners, H2L2 Architects

4:30 p.m.: Conclusion
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Courses & Workshops
 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free after admission

Drop in and draw from Rodin’s masterpieces. Materials provided.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop by to play games, sketch, and make art among the masterpieces.

Search high and low, left to right, near and far for opposites in art.
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Tuesday, May 15Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

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

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, May 16Grid ViewRows View

 
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission
Fee waived for Associates and above ($2,500+)

The galleries are your classroom in these interactive art history courses.

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

What can paintings tell us about the urban experience throughout history? Journey through Paris, New York, Rome, Venice, and other European and American city centers and experience them through artists’ eyes.

Instructors: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning; and Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

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

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 175, 1st floor

Play the board game Othello with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in May.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Museum Café
$55 ($50 members)


Join Vicki Miller from Vinocity for an inspired tour of the galleries and tastes of refreshing wines perfect for warmer weather and entertaining. From bubbly to rosés and lighter reds, this tour of summer wines will delight the senses and educate the palate.
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Thursday, May 17Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

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

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission
Fee waived for Associates and above ($2,500+)

The galleries are your classroom in these interactive art history courses.

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

What can paintings tell us about the urban experience throughout history? Journey through Paris, New York, Rome, Venice, and other European and American city centers and experience them through artists’ eyes.

Instructors: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning; and Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Members free; guests $10

Embark on the Museum’s exciting next chapter with Jessica Sharpe, Director of Visitor Operations and Membership. She’ll tell you about the renovations to our landmark building and reveal how they’ll improve your future Museum experiences.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop by to play games, sketch, and make art among the masterpieces.

Search high and low, left to right, near and far for opposites in art.
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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tour departs from the West Entrance of the Museum.
$40; $32 members (does not include Museum admission)
Paid parking available in the Museum Garage

Fairmount Park is home to historic architecture, beautiful vistas, and significant works of public art. This walking and trolley tour explores the Waterworks, Lemon Hill, and many points of interest in the park.

Please note: We’ll walk a half mile on sloped paths to the Waterworks and Lloyd Hall. Transportation available if necessary. Tour continues on the trolley through Fairmount Park to Lemon Hill, which is not wheelchair accessible. The trolley returns guests to the West Entrance.

​Offered in conjunction with LOVE Your Park Week
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2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$20 (members $16); includes Museum admission

Art and cultural historian Wanda Corn reveals how Georgia O’Keeffe cultivated her image as an artist through her unique sense of fashion. This lecture explores the ways she used her distinctive taste in clothes to model for photographers. Together they created a public persona for O’Keeffe that still dominates the American imagination today.

​This is the Irma and Herbert Barness Endowed Lecture. Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
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Cedar Grove, Fairmount Park
Free for members; $10 for member guests

It’s sweet to be a new member, and this springtime social is just one reason. Mingle with other new members and Museum staff while enjoying the Fairmount Park landscape and complimentary cookies. Then get a glimpse into Philadelphia’s rich cultural heritage as you walk through one of our historic houses, Cedar Grove.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 175, 1st floor

Play the board game Othello with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in May.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

We’re handing out prizes for our third annual Hackathon on this evening of tech, talks, and tunes.

​This is a Power of Art program, sponsored by the Wind Foundation.


In-Gallery Tech Demos: Sprint to the Finish
5:00–7:00 p.m.
This year we asked hackers to build an app that helps visitors discover works of art in the collection. See what they’ve cooked up over the past two months and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award. App descriptions & demo locations >>

  • ArtBeats: Let your taste in music help you figure out your taste in art.
    McCausland Gallery 116
  • ArtMIND: A random art generator prompts users to input their likes and dislikes to provide targeted recommendations on what to look at next.
    Gallery 155
  • Art Tracker: Inspired by the Carmen Sandiego games, this app asks players to solve cases that will take them through the entire Museum.
    Wallace/Reader’s Digest Gallery 201
  • D.I.N.A.: Personal Aesthete: This augmented reality app helps you connect to the collection by providing interesting details on artworks and artists.
    Resnick Rotunda 161
  • MuseumCrawlers: Tailwind: For those who just want to go with the flow, this app creates customized tours based on visitor reactions.
    Gallery 224
  • PMA ExplorAR: Conduct a museum-wide search for hints to complete a puzzle.
    Great Stair Hall Balcony
  • Sage: Customized, emoji-based searches enable personalized interactions with the collection.
    Great Stair Hall Balcony
  • Team Jefferson JS: Turn your selfie into art. This app alters any smart-phone snapshot to mimic a selected artwork.
    Great Stair Hall Balcony


Space Invaders: Gallery Blackout
5:00–7:00 p.m.
Kienbusch Gallery 248, 2nd floor
Our Teen Ambassador Group takes over the arms and armor galleries. Grab a flashlight and explore medieval suits and shields in a new way.


Hackathon Awards Presentation
7:00–7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Judges announce the winners of the Grand Prize and People’s Choice Award—complete with a fat check and confetti cannons.


Music: Swift Technique
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
These gritty groove masters bring a fiery funk extravaganza to the Museum.
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Sunday, May 27Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

Look, learn, and tell us what you think on these playful tours.

Search high and low, left to right, near and far for opposites in art.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop by to play games, sketch, and make art among the masterpieces.

Search high and low, left to right, near and far for opposites in art.
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Wednesday, May 30Grid ViewRows View

Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 175, 1st floor

Play the board game Othello with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in May.
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Friday, June 1Grid ViewRows View

Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$20 (free for members); includes Museum admission

Enjoy a preview screening of Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own, a documentary by Daniel Traub and Ken Kobland (2018, 55 minutes). Then join the artist and the filmmakers for a Q&A.

Due to rain, the planned BYO picnic in the Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden has been rescheduled for June 9, 4:00–6:00 p.m.

​Presented in partnership with the Fabric Workshop and Museum. Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Now, She: Two Sculptures by Ursula von Rydingsvard
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4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CANCELED
RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 9 DUE TO RAIN
Free for Young Friends, $8 for Young Friend guests

Welcome summer with an afternoon of music, friends, and lawn games. BYOP (bring-your-own-picnic) and explore two newly installed sculptures by contemporary artist Ursula von Rydingsvard.
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Family Festivals
 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall Balcony

​How do artists transform everyday spaces? Get inspired by colossal creations in our Sculpture Garden and work with special guest artist Aaron Asis to transform the Great Stair Hall.
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2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Is there room for individuality in a collective movement? How does your community shape your identity? Share your thoughts in this facilitated conversation, offered in conjunction with the exhibition Jean Shin: Collections.

​Community Conversations are open discussions about socially relevant topics.
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10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$20 (members free); includes Museum admission

Curator Randall Griffey of the Metropolitan Museum of Art discusses painter Marsden Hartley’s engagement with concerns relating to place, identity, and home.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
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6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
By invitation only
Free for Chairman’s Council Member Plus level

Enjoy a curated dinner at Mount Pleasant, a historic house in Fairmount Park. Justina Barrett, our Site Manager for Historic Houses, will guide you through a sumptuous meal that recreates a dining experience that John Adams might have enjoyed in 1775.​
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 224, 2nd floor

Play Sorry! with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in June.
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11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

One of the most sought-after vocalists on the jazz circuit and her band perform three generations of heartfelt love songs.
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9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor
Member $30
Patrons and above receive two complimentary tickets

Experience the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 without the crowds—enjoy a private guided tour with exhibition curator Jessica Todd Smith, The Susan Gray Detweiler Curator of American Art, and Manager, Center for American Art.
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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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11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Historic Houses
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cedar Grove, West Fairmount Park

Enjoy the setting and stories of the historic house Cedar Grove.

Held in conjunction with the West Park Arts Fest
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Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$20 (members free); includes Museum admission

​A painter of uncommon discipline who relished solitude, Agnes Martin was also deeply in touch with the most adventurous artists of her time. In this talk, Nancy Princenthal, who has written the first biography of Martin, draws connections between the artist’s work and life, focusing on the 1960s and early 1970s.

​ This program is supported by the Rose Susan Hirshhorn Behrend Endowment Fund. It is offered in conjunction with Agnes Martin: The Untroubled Mind/Works from the Daniel W. Dietrich II Collection
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Young Friends
Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden
Free for Young Friends, $8 for Young Friend guests

Welcome summer with an afternoon of music, friends, and lawn games. BYOP (bring-your-own-picnic) and explore two newly installed sculptures by contemporary artist Ursula von Rydingsvard.
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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.

​Start your engines! Imagine riding the cars, trains, and boats vrooming their way through art.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop by to play games, sketch, and make art among the masterpieces.

​Start your engines! Imagine riding the cars, trains, and boats vrooming their way through art.
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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.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 224, 2nd floor

Play Sorry! with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in June.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park

Enjoy the setting and stories of the historic house Mount Pleasant.
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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.

​Start your engines! Imagine riding the cars, trains, and boats vrooming their way through art.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop by to play games, sketch, and make art among the masterpieces.

​Start your engines! Imagine riding the cars, trains, and boats vrooming their way through art.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance) 15 minutes prior to departure to check-in.
$25; $20 members (does not include Museum admission)
Cost includes transportation and admission to Cedar Grove.
Paid parking available in the Museum Garage

Celebrate Father’s Day at the historic house Cedar Grove and learn about beer brewing in early America.

Trolley departs from and returns to the West Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Participants 21+ with ID will be offered a beer tasting.
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1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CANCELED
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance) 15 minutes prior to departure to check-in.
$25; $20 members (does not include Museum admission)
Cost includes transportation and admission to Cedar Grove.
Paid parking available in the Museum Garage

Celebrate Father’s Day at the historic house Cedar Grove and learn about beer brewing in early America.

Trolley departs from and returns to the West Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Participants 21+ with ID will be offered a beer tasting.
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2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance) 15 minutes prior to departure to check-in.
$25; $20 members (does not include Museum admission)
Cost includes transportation and admission to Cedar Grove.
Paid parking available in the Museum Garage

Celebrate Father’s Day at the historic house Cedar Grove and learn about beer brewing in early America.

Trolley departs from and returns to the West Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Participants 21+ with ID will be offered a beer tasting.
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2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance) 15 minutes prior to departure to check-in.
$25; $20 members (does not include Museum admission)
Cost includes transportation and admission to Cedar Grove.
Paid parking available in the Museum Garage

Celebrate Father’s Day at the historic house Cedar Grove and learn about beer brewing in early America.

Trolley departs from and returns to the West Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Participants 21+ with ID will be offered a beer tasting.
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3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance) 15 minutes prior to departure to check-in.
$25; $20 members (does not include Museum admission)
Cost includes transportation and admission to Cedar Grove.
Paid parking available in the Museum Garage

Celebrate Father’s Day at the historic house Cedar Grove and learn about beer brewing in early America.

Trolley departs from and returns to the West Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Participants 21+ with ID will be offered a beer tasting.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​​Travel with us as we explore works in our collection that celebrate the culture and art of great cities through the ages.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 224, 2nd floor

Play Sorry! with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in June.
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Members-Only
 
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Perelman Building
Free for members, $10 for guests

​Explore the galleries after hours during this special event just for members. Experience three exhibitions (Keith Smith at Home, Design in Revolution, and Jean Shin: Collections) without the crowds, and chat with Museum staff to discover what happens behind the scenes.

​Transportation between the main building and the Perelman Building available
Light bites and refreshments available for purchase
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Museum Café
$55 ($50 members)

Join mixologist Tim Cosgrove as he teaches how to make classic drinks. Paired bites will be served.
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Wednesday Nights
 
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor

In this drop-in program, let your inner child run wild as you build Lego creations inspired by the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950. Explore how artists reacted to the changing new environment of the modern American city by making your own architectural designs in Lego.

​Facilitated by David Salamon and Drew Lavine of Re:Vision Architecture. Presented in partnership with the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
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Friday, June 22Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free for Members
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor

Be among the first visitors to experience Face to Face: Portraits of Artists. Bring guests for only $10 each.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Rob Curto and his band bring Brazilian accordion-driven party music to the Museum.
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Saturday, June 23Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor

Be among the first visitors to experience Face to Face: Portraits of Artists. Bring guests for only $10 each.
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Sunday, June 24Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor

Be among the first visitors to experience Face to Face: Portraits of Artists. Bring guests for only $10 each.
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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.

​Start your engines! Imagine riding the cars, trains, and boats vrooming their way through art.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop by to play games, sketch, and make art among the masterpieces.

​Start your engines! Imagine riding the cars, trains, and boats vrooming their way through art.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​​Travel with us as we explore works in our collection that celebrate the culture and art of great cities through the ages.
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Wednesday Nights
 
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor

Mark the fortieth anniversary of the Rainbow Flag, a symbol of LGBTQ pride, created by Gilbert Baker and collaborators in 1978. Hear remarks by Office of LGBT Affairs executive director Amber Hikes and assistant curator Michelle Millar Fisher and enjoy a performance by Philadelphia Voices of Pride. Throughout the evening, get creative at art-making stations with artist Amy Cousins.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​​Travel with us as we explore works in our collection that celebrate the culture and art of great cities through the ages.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and see how artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Jacob Lawrence challenged convention and forged bold new styles.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Join us for a Modern Times–inspired night dedicated to the Jazz Age.


DIY Art: Assembly Lines & Skylines
5:00–7:30 p.m.
Splash Studio (Great Stair Hall Balcony), 2nd floor
Dust off your construction-paper and glue-stick skills and add a building to our cityscape.


Screening: New Sounds for Old Films
5:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
See Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin’s classic 1936 silent film, with an original score by avant-garde composer Hprizm.


Detour with Fareed Simpson-Hankins
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet outside Modern Times, Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor.
Experience the jazz age with trumpeter Fareed Simpson-Hankins and the artworks that inspire him.


Dance Workshops with Ragtag Empire
6:00 & 6:45 p.m.
Gallery 277, 2nd floor
Heather Houde and Lily Kind of Ragtag Empire teach two dance crazes of the swing era.

6:00 p.m. Lindy Hop
6:45 p.m. Charleston
Space is limited.


In-Gallery Performance: Envoûté Burlesque
6:15 p.m.
Gallery 111, 1st floor
This eclectic troupe combines magic, burlesque, theater, and comedy to transport you to another time.


Performance: Chelsea Reed & the Fair Weather Nine featuring Najwa Parkins
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
This local little big band reimagines the sound and spirit of the Swing Era.
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Family Programs
 
Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall

The Picasso People bring the work of sculptor Alexander Calder to life through mime, music, and puppetry on this special Pay What You Wish Monday.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Family Programs
 
Starts at 1:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall

The Picasso People bring the work of sculptor Alexander Calder to life through mime, music, and puppetry on this special Pay What You Wish Monday.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Celebrate three centuries of this country's greatest paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts.
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11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Celebrate three centuries of this country's greatest paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Pianist and composer Sumi Tonooka returns to her Philly roots with a classic jazz piano trio.
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Saturday, July 7Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
July 9–13, 2018
9:00 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A & B; Lunchroom
$260 ($210 members)
30 Act 48 or NJ professional development hours OR
2 graduate credits (for additional tuition paid to the University of the Arts)

​​​​​​​​​VAST (Visual Arts as Sources for Teaching): A Summer Seminar for Teachers
​A Dolfinger-McMahon and Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Teacher Education Program

Art can help us interrogate our past, explore contemporary culture, and chart actions for the future. In this weeklong seminar, we invite K–12 teachers to use art to frame the big questions that impact our students and the world around them. Learn practical teaching tools and strategies that will encourage your students to engage with current social issues through reflection, perspective-taking, and creative self-expression.

In this seminar, enjoy:

  • Creative warm-up activities
  • Presentations by museum staff and invited scholars
  • Gallery sessions with museum educators
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Off-site field trips
  • Sharing ideas with colleagues

To apply to this program, visit our VAST webpage.
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Tuesday, July 10Grid ViewRows View

 
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
July 9–13, 2018
9:00 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A & B; Lunchroom
$260 ($210 members)
30 Act 48 or NJ professional development hours OR
2 graduate credits (for additional tuition paid to the University of the Arts)

​​​​​​​​​VAST (Visual Arts as Sources for Teaching): A Summer Seminar for Teachers
​A Dolfinger-McMahon and Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Teacher Education Program

Art can help us interrogate our past, explore contemporary culture, and chart actions for the future. In this weeklong seminar, we invite K–12 teachers to use art to frame the big questions that impact our students and the world around them. Learn practical teaching tools and strategies that will encourage your students to engage with current social issues through reflection, perspective-taking, and creative self-expression.

In this seminar, enjoy:

  • Creative warm-up activities
  • Presentations by museum staff and invited scholars
  • Gallery sessions with museum educators
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Off-site field trips
  • Sharing ideas with colleagues

To apply to this program, visit our VAST webpage.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
July 9–13, 2018
9:00 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A & B; Lunchroom
$260 ($210 members)
30 Act 48 or NJ professional development hours OR
2 graduate credits (for additional tuition paid to the University of the Arts)

​​​​​​​​​VAST (Visual Arts as Sources for Teaching): A Summer Seminar for Teachers
​A Dolfinger-McMahon and Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Teacher Education Program

Art can help us interrogate our past, explore contemporary culture, and chart actions for the future. In this weeklong seminar, we invite K–12 teachers to use art to frame the big questions that impact our students and the world around them. Learn practical teaching tools and strategies that will encourage your students to engage with current social issues through reflection, perspective-taking, and creative self-expression.

In this seminar, enjoy:

  • Creative warm-up activities
  • Presentations by museum staff and invited scholars
  • Gallery sessions with museum educators
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Off-site field trips
  • Sharing ideas with colleagues

To apply to this program, visit our VAST webpage.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

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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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.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

​Stay up late and make some art before bedtime.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 293, 2nd floor

Play Backgammon with friends and other visitors on Wednesday nights in July. Please note that the Museum will be closed on Wednesday, July 4.
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9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
July 9–13, 2018
9:00 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A & B; Lunchroom
$260 ($210 members)
30 Act 48 or NJ professional development hours OR
2 graduate credits (for additional tuition paid to the University of the Arts)

​​​​​​​​​VAST (Visual Arts as Sources for Teaching): A Summer Seminar for Teachers
​A Dolfinger-McMahon and Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Teacher Education Program

Art can help us interrogate our past, explore contemporary culture, and chart actions for the future. In this weeklong seminar, we invite K–12 teachers to use art to frame the big questions that impact our students and the world around them. Learn practical teaching tools and strategies that will encourage your students to engage with current social issues through reflection, perspective-taking, and creative self-expression.

In this seminar, enjoy:

  • Creative warm-up activities
  • Presentations by museum staff and invited scholars
  • Gallery sessions with museum educators
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Off-site field trips
  • Sharing ideas with colleagues

To apply to this program, visit our VAST webpage.
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Friday, July 13Grid ViewRows View

 
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
July 9–13, 2018
9:00 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A & B; Lunchroom
$260 ($210 members)
30 Act 48 or NJ professional development hours OR
2 graduate credits (for additional tuition paid to the University of the Arts)

​​​​​​​​​VAST (Visual Arts as Sources for Teaching): A Summer Seminar for Teachers
​A Dolfinger-McMahon and Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Teacher Education Program

Art can help us interrogate our past, explore contemporary culture, and chart actions for the future. In this weeklong seminar, we invite K–12 teachers to use art to frame the big questions that impact our students and the world around them. Learn practical teaching tools and strategies that will encourage your students to engage with current social issues through reflection, perspective-taking, and creative self-expression.

In this seminar, enjoy:

  • Creative warm-up activities
  • Presentations by museum staff and invited scholars
  • Gallery sessions with museum educators
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Off-site field trips
  • Sharing ideas with colleagues

To apply to this program, visit our VAST webpage.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Billboard-charting jazz vocalist Christie Dashiell and her quartet perform inventive arrangements of popular songs and cutting-edge originals.
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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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10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$20 ($16 members) per child, per class
Adults must register as well and are free with admission.

In this studio class for kids and their grown-ups, learn to use a printing press to make your mark on the bustling city.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$20 ($16 members) per child, per class
Adults must register as well and are free with admission.

In this studio class for kids and their grown-ups, learn to use a printing press to make your mark on the bustling city.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

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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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance) 15 minutes prior to departure to check-in.
$40; $32 members (does not include Museum admission)
Cost includes transportation and admission to Cedar Grove, Woodford, and Laurel Hill.
Paid parking available in the Museum Garage

Discover the stories behind how some colonial families chose a side during the American Revolution with a visit to historic houses Cedar Grove, Woodford, and Laurel Hill.

Trolley departs from and returns to the West Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. These historic sites are not wheelchair accessible.
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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

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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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Reservations required
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Space is limited. To reserve your spot, email .

These mornings are specially designed for children on the autism spectrum or who have other sensory sensitivities. The lights, volume, and crowds are turned down but not the fun or creativity.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
$65 members, guests $70; includes transportation, guided tour, a prix fixe lunch at FARMiCiA, and all gratuities.

Discover how local design firm MIO is tackling sustainability, and learn about Farm for the City, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s new urban gardening initiative. Please note: This outing involves moderate walking.
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5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

​Stay up late and make some art before bedtime.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 293, 2nd floor

Play Backgammon with friends and other visitors on Wednesday nights in July.
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Family Programs
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Best for grown-ups with babies

​Fussy baby? Don’t sweat it—this evening stroller tour is made just for you.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and see how artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Jacob Lawrence challenged convention and forged bold new styles.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

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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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Vibraphonist Behn Gillece and jazz pianist Adam Birnbaum offer an evening of brooding, original compositions and fiery, virtuosic playing.
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9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Reservations required
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Space is limited. To reserve your spot, email .

These mornings are specially designed for children on the autism spectrum or who have other sensory sensitivities. The lights, volume, and crowds are turned down but not the fun or creativity.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$20 ($16 members) per child, per class
Adults must register as well and are free with admission.

In this studio class for kids and their grown-ups, get up close and sculpt a 3D portrait in clay.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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10:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and see how artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Jacob Lawrence challenged convention and forged bold new styles.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$20 ($16 members) per child, per class
Adults must register as well and are free with admission.

In this studio class for kids and their grown-ups, get up close and sculpt a 3D portrait in clay.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Celebrate three centuries of this country's greatest paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts.
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3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor
Seating is limited.

Don’t miss the world premiere of Pierre Jalbert’s composition inspired by Edward Hopper’s painting Road and Trees. Performed by Network for New Music.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
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10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

​Stay up late and make some art before bedtime.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 293, 2nd floor

Play Backgammon with friends and other visitors on Wednesday nights in July.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Free reservation required

Mix and mingle with other new Associates members at this welcome reception. Then enjoy a private Scandalous tour with one of our Museum guides.​
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

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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6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Space is limited.

Ever look at contemporary art and just scratch your head? Join us for an interactive tour that explores how to look at art of our time in a new way.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Space is limited.

Ever look at contemporary art and just scratch your head? Join us for an interactive tour that explores how to look at art of our time in a new way.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore the history of ceramics from 10,000 BCE to today.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore the history of ceramics from 10,000 BCE to today.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Spend an enchanted evening celebrating the mystical and the feminine. In a special performance at 7:15 p.m., My Brightest Diamond presents ethereal explorations of electronic, chamber, and art-pop music.

​Offered in conjunction with Rachel Rose: Wil-o-Wisp/The Future Fields Commission

Music: Curated Sounds by Shara Nova
5:00–7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Enjoy a soundtrack crafted by the art-pop songstress behind My Brightest Diamond for the lead-up to her performance.


DIY Art: Dabble in Design
5:00–7:30 p.m.
Splash Studio, Great Stair Hall Balcony
Create a colorful textile inspired by the work of June Groff.


Detour: Jos Duncan
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet in McCausland Gallery 116, 1st floor.
In an unconventional gallery tour, this storyteller makes magic, drawing inspiration from African and African American culture and folklore to weave tales influenced by works in our American art galleries.


In-Gallery Healing: The Rituals of Sacred Sound & Story
6:00 p.m.
Gallery 224, 2nd floor
Join Daniel and Rachel Cordua, owners of South Philly’s Palo Santo Wellness Boutique, as they connect the stories of gods and goddesses from India with the magic of sacred sound through Tibetan singing bowls and the chanting of Sanskrit verses. Bring a pillow and/or yoga mat to sit or lie down upon. First come, first served.


In-Gallery Performances: Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers
6:00 & 6:45 p.m.
Starts in gallery 283, 2nd floor.
These local performers respond to the ritual and mystery seen in Wil-O-Wisp with a roving performance through our European art galleries.


Chat with a Curator: Erica Battle
6:15 & 6:45 p.m.
Starts in gallery 175, 1st floor.
The Museum’s Alchin and Marryatt Associate Curator of Contemporary Art describes working with Rachel Rose and the production of Wil-o-Wisp.


Music: My Brightest Diamond
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
This ethereal set features tracks from the artist’s new record, A Million and One, and spans experimental pop, electronic, and chamber music.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and see how artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Jacob Lawrence challenged convention and forged bold new styles.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

​Stay up late and make some art before bedtime.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Events & Activities
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park
Free; food and beverages priced separately

​The city’s traveling pop-up beer garden visits East Fairmount Park. Enjoy lawn games, artisan demonstrations, a beer history chat, and brief tours inside Mount Pleasant, an architectural masterpiece.​ Although the house closes at 8:00 p.m., the beer garden stays open later (weather permitting).

Take-a-Peek Tours
5:00–7:00 p.m. (hourly)

Lawn Games
5:00–8:00 p.m.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 258, 2nd floor

Play Apples to Apples with friends and other visitors on Wednesday nights in August.
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11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park
Free for member guests

​The city’s traveling pop-up beer garden visits East Fairmount Park. Enjoy artisan demonstrations and chats about beer history inside a colonial masterpiece.

Food and beverages available for purchase.
Drink proceeds during Happy Hour (5:00–7:00 p.m.) benefit the Museum.
“History of Beer Chat” at 6:30 p.m.
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Events & Activities
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park
Free; food and beverages priced separately

​The city’s traveling pop-up beer garden visits East Fairmount Park. Enjoy lawn games, artisan demonstrations, a beer history chat, and brief tours inside Mount Pleasant, an architectural masterpiece.​ Although the house closes at 8:00 p.m., the beer garden stays open later (weather permitting).

Take-a-Peek Tours
5:00–7:00 p.m. (hourly)

Happy Hour Fundraiser
5:00–7:00 p.m.
Help support programs at Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove.

Lawn Games
5:00–8:00 p.m.

Members Meet-Up
5:00–8:00 p.m.

Rag Rug Weaving Demonstration
5:00–8:00 p.m.
Artist Stephane Rowley will show how she creates rag rugs with recycled materials.

Roots2Rise Yoga
6:00–7:00 p.m.

Beer History Chat
6:30 p.m.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Free reservation required

​​Get to know Kristina Haugland, our Le Vine Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles. She will talk about her favorite works in the collection and share a few behind-the-scenes stories​. A light reception follows.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Events & Activities
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park
Free; food and beverages priced separately

​The city’s traveling pop-up beer garden visits East Fairmount Park. Enjoy lawn games, artisan demonstrations, a beer history chat, and brief tours inside Mount Pleasant, an architectural masterpiece.​ Although the house closes at 8:00 p.m., the beer garden stays open later (weather permitting).

Take-a-Peek Tours
5:00–7:00 p.m. (hourly)

Lawn Games
5:00–8:00 p.m.

Beer History Chat
6:30 p.m.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Best known for his work with the Sun Ra Arkestra, Farid Barron brings his trademark sound to ragtime and stride piano melodies of the 1910s.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
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11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Museum Library, Perelman Building
Free for members

Join a discussion of the fantasy classic The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington. This talk will be led by a member of our Library staff.

To join our book club mailing list, email memberservices@philamuseum.org.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
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Events & Activities
2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park
Free; food and beverages priced separately

​The city’s traveling pop-up beer garden visits East Fairmount Park. Enjoy lawn games, artisan demonstrations, a beer history chat, and brief tours inside Mount Pleasant, an architectural masterpiece.​ Although the house closes at 8:00 p.m., the beer garden stays open later (weather permitting).

Take-a-Peek Tours
2:00–7:00 p.m. (hourly)

Lawn Games
2:00–8:00 p.m.

Rag Rug Weaving Demonstration
2:00–8:00 p.m.
Artist Stephane Rowley will show how she creates rag rugs with recycled materials.

"Not Always a House" History Chat
3:30 & 6:30 p.m.
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Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor

Grammy Award nominees Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could bring their infectious, high-energy rock ’n’ roll to the Great Stair Hall.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Starts at 1:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor

Grammy Award nominees Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could bring their infectious, high-energy rock ’n’ roll to the Great Stair Hall.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Events & Activities
2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park
Free; food and beverages priced separately

​The city’s traveling pop-up beer garden visits East Fairmount Park. Enjoy lawn games, artisan demonstrations, a beer history chat, and brief tours inside Mount Pleasant, an architectural masterpiece.​ Although the house closes at 8:00 p.m., the beer garden stays open later (weather permitting).

Take-a-Peek Tours
2:00–7:00 p.m. (hourly)

Rag Rug Weaving Demonstration
2:00–6:00 p.m.
Artist Stephane Rowley will show how she creates rag rugs with recycled materials.

Lawn Games
2:00–8:00 p.m.

"Not Always a House" History Chat
3:30 & 6:30 p.m.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Museum Library, Perelman Building
Free for members

Join a discussion of the fantasy classic The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington. This talk will be led by a member of our Library staff.

To join our book club mailing list, email memberservices@philamuseum.org.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
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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.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Where else can you visit a medieval cloister, an Indian temple hall, English and French country estates, and a Japanese teahouse in an hour? Join us as we take a walk through time.
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5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor

​Take a selfie with LEGOLAND® mascot Bertie. At 6:00 p.m. design your own creation with the master builder who made a Lego model of the Museum for Art Splash.
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5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

​Stay up late and make some art before bedtime.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 258, 2nd floor

Play Apples to Apples with friends and other visitors on Wednesday nights in August.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Free reservation required

Enjoy a preview of the exhibition Larry Fink: The Boxing Photographs. Then hear from our photography curators as they share stories about their favorite works. A reception follows.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Where else can you visit a medieval cloister, an Indian temple hall, English and French country estates, and a Japanese teahouse in an hour? Join us as we take a walk through time.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Travel back to the Roaring Twenties with ​the Drew Nugent Trio.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
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Courses & Workshops
 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free after admission

Drop in and draw from Rodin’s masterpieces. Materials provided.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and see how artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Jacob Lawrence challenged convention and forged bold new styles.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$20 ($16 members) per child, per class
Adults must register as well and are free with admission.

In this studio class for kids and their grown-ups, roll up your sleeves and paint a modern canvas.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$20 ($16 members) per child, per class
Adults must register as well and are free with admission.

In this studio class for kids and their grown-ups, roll up your sleeves and paint a modern canvas.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Rodin Museum
Free for members; $10 for member guests

Mingle with Museum staff and other new members in the Rodin Museum’s tranquil Hamilton Garden while enjoying complimentary ice cream from the Franklin Fountain. Don’t worry if the weather gets gloomy—we’ll move the fun inside the Rodin Museum where you can explore one of the world’s great collections of works by Auguste Rodin. Space is limited.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

​Stay up late and make some art before bedtime.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 258, 2nd floor

Play Apples to Apples with friends and other visitors on Wednesday nights in August.
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Family Programs
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Best for grown-ups with babies

​Fussy baby? Don’t sweat it—this evening stroller tour is made just for you.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Where else can you visit a medieval cloister, an Indian temple hall, English and French country estates, and a Japanese teahouse in an hour? Join us as we take a walk through time.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and see how artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Jacob Lawrence challenged convention and forged bold new styles.
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5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. CANCELED
Members $60, guests $70. Space is limited.

This event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 12.

Go on a private tour of the artwork on view at Citizens Bank Park with artist Max Mason. A lifelong baseball fan, Mason was commissioned by the Phillies to paint three murals for the stadium. After the tour, watch the Fightin’ Phils play the New York Mets from prime seats.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

This quartet infuses songs from the 1930s with country, blues, Latin, and classical music.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Where else can you visit a medieval cloister, an Indian temple hall, English and French country estates, and a Japanese teahouse in an hour? Join us as we take a walk through time.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover Dutch art and culture from the early Renaissance to more modern times, including works by artists like Jan Steen and Vincent van Gogh.
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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Where else can you visit a medieval cloister, an Indian temple hall, English and French country estates, and a Japanese teahouse in an hour? Join us as we take a walk through time.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and see how artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Jacob Lawrence challenged convention and forged bold new styles.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
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9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Reservations required
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Space is limited. To reserve your spot, email .

These mornings are specially designed for children on the autism spectrum or who have other sensory sensitivities. The lights, volume, and crowds are turned down but not the fun or creativity.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore the history of ceramics from 10,000 BCE to today.
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5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

​Stay up late and make some art before bedtime.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 258, 2nd floor

Play Apples to Apples with friends and other visitors on Wednesday nights in August.
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Members-Only
 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Sponsors and above ($1,000+)

Get a behind-the-scenes look at our Photography Studio’s efforts to advance the future of imaging. Also see how our photographers create a visual documentation of the Museum’s rich history.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

This ensemble brings us the sounds of the 1940s, highlighting classics by Lester Young, Duke Ellington, Dexter Gordon, and more.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
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9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Reservations required
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Space is limited. To reserve your spot, email .

These mornings are specially designed for children on the autism spectrum or who have other sensory sensitivities. The lights, volume, and crowds are turned down but not the fun or creativity.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and see how artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Jacob Lawrence challenged convention and forged bold new styles.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Where else can you visit a medieval cloister, an Indian temple hall, English and French country estates, and a Japanese teahouse in an hour? Join us as we take a walk through time.
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5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

​Stay up late and make some art before bedtime.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 258, 2nd floor

Play Apples to Apples with friends and other visitors on Wednesday nights in August.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​

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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Please expect detours due to preparations for the Made in America festival. Access the main building via Waterworks Drive, and enter through the West Entrance (the East Entrance will be closed).

Philly-based rap and spoken-word artist Ivy Sole and friends explore the intersection between how we see ourselves, how we want to be seen, and how others see us.

​Offered in conjunction with Face to Face: Portraits of Artists

DIY Art
5:00–7:30 p.m.
Splash Studio, Great Stair Hall Balcony
What if you could see sounds? Think about rhythm and movement while exploring the difference between cool and warm colors.


Music: THEakasha
5:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
This Jersey City DJ and Temple University alum paints eclectic soundscapes that span funk, house, future sounds, and Jersey Club.


In-Gallery Workshop: Write Your Self-Portrait
5:30–6:15 & 6:30–7:15 p.m.
Gallery 255, 2nd floor
Join University of Pennsylvania writing instructor Jamie-Lee Josselyn to explore your identity through the story of a personal object or trait.


Head Shots by Plate 3
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201, 2nd floor
Local photo studio Plate 3 captures professional head shots for visitors. A make-up artist will be available for pre-pose touch-ups.


Detour with Quil Lemons
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor
In an unconventional gallery tour, see the exhibition Face to Face: Portraits of Artists through the eyes of Quil Lemons, who has recreated portraits from the show in his own signature style.
Offered in collaboration with Philadelphia Photo Arts Center


Music: Ivy Sole
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Philly-based rap and spoken-word artist Ivy Sole draws from the sounds of boom bap hip hop, alternative R&B, neo soul, and indie rock to present a portrait of her past, present, and future.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Explore the Jewish community's connections to the Museum's collection.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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

​Explore the rich visual traditions of Spain and Latin America from the medieval period to today.​
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 299, 2nd floor

Play Stratego with friends and other visitors on Wednesday nights in September.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall

Sip while you sketch with Philly artist Kees Holterman. Drawing materials provided, drinks available for purchase at the bar. All levels welcome.
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Chairmans Council
 
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Great Stair Hall
Free reservation required

At this cocktail reception, bid farewell to Face to Face and get some quality face time with the curators who brought the exhibition to life.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Celebrate the contributions made by African American artists to the history of art and culture.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​This LA-based indie-soul singer and multi-instrumentalist performs original songs inspired by ideas of freedom.
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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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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Explore the rich visual traditions of Spain and Latin America from the medieval period to today.​
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Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$20 (members free); includes Museum admission

Artist Rachel Rose talks with Erica Battle, The John Alchin and Hal Marryatt Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, about how history and storytelling inspired her video installation, Wil-o-Wisp.
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Performances
 
Starts at 8:00 a.m.
SOLD OUT
$35 ($24 members, $15 students and 25-and-under)
Museum admission not included

Jog along with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass as they perform choreographed exercises in the galleries. Enjoy a narration by author/artist Maira Kalman as well as high-energy songs ranging from disco to Motown.

This brisk, 45-minute workout includes stairs. Exercise attire required. Space is limited.

​Presented in partnership with FringeArts, with support for this production from the Museum’s endowment, through The Daniel W. Dietrich II Fund for Contemporary Art
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Performances
 
Starts at 9:00 a.m.
SOLD OUT
$35 ($24 members, $15 students and 25-and-under)
Museum admission not included

Jog along with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass as they perform choreographed exercises in the galleries. Enjoy a narration by author/artist Maira Kalman as well as high-energy songs ranging from disco to Motown.

This brisk, 45-minute workout includes stairs. Exercise attire required. Space is limited.

​Presented in partnership with FringeArts, with support for this production from the Museum’s endowment, through The Daniel W. Dietrich II Fund for Contemporary Art
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, explore the essential role women have played in the creation of art.
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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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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 299, 2nd floor

Play Stratego with friends and other visitors on Wednesday nights in September.
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5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet at the Roberts statue at the First Base Gate Plaza, Citizens Bank Park
Members $60, guests $70. Space is limited.

Go on a private tour of the artwork on view at Citizens Bank Park with artist Zenos Frudakis. A lifelong baseball fan, Frudakis was commissioned by the Phillies to make three sculptures for the stadium. After the tour, watch the Fightin’ Phils play the Washington Nationals from prime seats.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Explore the rich visual traditions of Spain and Latin America from the medieval period to today.​
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Performances
 
Starts at 8:00 a.m.
SOLD OUT
$35 ($24 members, $15 students and 25-and-under)
Museum admission not included

Jog along with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass as they perform choreographed exercises in the galleries. Enjoy a narration by author/artist Maira Kalman as well as high-energy songs ranging from disco to Motown.

This brisk, 45-minute workout includes stairs. Exercise attire required. Space is limited.

​Presented in partnership with FringeArts, with support for this production from the Museum’s endowment, through The Daniel W. Dietrich II Fund for Contemporary Art
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Performances
 
Starts at 9:00 a.m.
SOLD OUT
$35 ($24 members, $15 students and 25-and-under)
Museum admission not included

Jog along with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass as they perform choreographed exercises in the galleries. Enjoy a narration by author/artist Maira Kalman as well as high-energy songs ranging from disco to Motown.

This brisk, 45-minute workout includes stairs. Exercise attire required. Space is limited.

​Presented in partnership with FringeArts, with support for this production from the Museum’s endowment, through The Daniel W. Dietrich II Fund for Contemporary Art
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Join us as we reveal some of the biggest controversies and scandals behind works in our collection.
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Performances
 
Starts at 5:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
$35 ($24 members, $15 students and 25-and-under)
Museum admission not included

Jog along with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass as they perform choreographed exercises in the galleries. Enjoy a narration by author/artist Maira Kalman as well as high-energy songs ranging from disco to Motown.

This brisk, 45-minute workout includes stairs. Exercise attire required. Space is limited.

​Presented in partnership with FringeArts, with support for this production from the Museum’s endowment, through The Daniel W. Dietrich II Fund for Contemporary Art
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Performances
 
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
$35 ($24 members, $15 students and 25-and-under)
Museum admission not included

Jog along with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass as they perform choreographed exercises in the galleries. Enjoy a narration by author/artist Maira Kalman as well as high-energy songs ranging from disco to Motown.

This brisk, 45-minute workout includes stairs. Exercise attire required. Space is limited.

​Presented in partnership with FringeArts, with support for this production from the Museum’s endowment, through The Daniel W. Dietrich II Fund for Contemporary Art
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Starts at 8:00 a.m.
SOLD OUT
$35 ($24 members, $15 students and 25-and-under)
Museum admission not included

Jog along with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass as they perform choreographed exercises in the galleries. Enjoy a narration by author/artist Maira Kalman as well as high-energy songs ranging from disco to Motown.

This brisk, 45-minute workout includes stairs. Exercise attire required. Space is limited.

​Presented in partnership with FringeArts, with support for this production from the Museum’s endowment, through The Daniel W. Dietrich II Fund for Contemporary Art
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Performances
 
Starts at 9:00 a.m.
SOLD OUT
$35 ($24 members, $15 students and 25-and-under)
Museum admission not included

Jog along with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass as they perform choreographed exercises in the galleries. Enjoy a narration by author/artist Maira Kalman as well as high-energy songs ranging from disco to Motown.

This brisk, 45-minute workout includes stairs. Exercise attire required. Space is limited.

​Presented in partnership with FringeArts, with support for this production from the Museum’s endowment, through The Daniel W. Dietrich II Fund for Contemporary Art
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Ramamurthy pays homage to South Indian classical music, expanding the tradition with a modern jazz backbeat.
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Young Friends
Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Free for Young Friends; $10 guests

Enjoy an exclusive tour of Dear Fleisher, a biennial exhibition and sale of postcard-sized art. Then join local artists for demos, drinks, and a chance to make your own artwork.
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Starts at 8:00 a.m.
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$35 ($24 members, $15 students and 25-and-under)
Museum admission not included

Jog along with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass as they perform choreographed exercises in the galleries. Enjoy a narration by author/artist Maira Kalman as well as high-energy songs ranging from disco to Motown.

This brisk, 45-minute workout includes stairs. Exercise attire required. Space is limited.

​Presented in partnership with FringeArts, with support for this production from the Museum’s endowment, through The Daniel W. Dietrich II Fund for Contemporary Art
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Performances
 
Starts at 9:00 a.m.
SOLD OUT
$35 ($24 members, $15 students and 25-and-under)
Museum admission not included

Jog along with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass as they perform choreographed exercises in the galleries. Enjoy a narration by author/artist Maira Kalman as well as high-energy songs ranging from disco to Motown.

This brisk, 45-minute workout includes stairs. Exercise attire required. Space is limited.

​Presented in partnership with FringeArts, with support for this production from the Museum’s endowment, through The Daniel W. Dietrich II Fund for Contemporary Art
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10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Reservation required via invitation

Elizabeth Agro (McNeil Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts) leads a tour of local artist Judith Schaechter’s studio. Includes a light reception and conversation with the artist.
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Starts at 5:30 p.m.
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$35 ($24 members, $15 students and 25-and-under)
Museum admission not included

Jog along with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass as they perform choreographed exercises in the galleries. Enjoy a narration by author/artist Maira Kalman as well as high-energy songs ranging from disco to Motown.

This brisk, 45-minute workout includes stairs. Exercise attire required. Space is limited.

​Presented in partnership with FringeArts, with support for this production from the Museum’s endowment, through The Daniel W. Dietrich II Fund for Contemporary Art
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Performances
 
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
$35 ($24 members, $15 students and 25-and-under)
Museum admission not included

Jog along with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass as they perform choreographed exercises in the galleries. Enjoy a narration by author/artist Maira Kalman as well as high-energy songs ranging from disco to Motown.

This brisk, 45-minute workout includes stairs. Exercise attire required. Space is limited.

​Presented in partnership with FringeArts, with support for this production from the Museum’s endowment, through The Daniel W. Dietrich II Fund for Contemporary Art
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Performances
 
Starts at 8:00 a.m.
SOLD OUT
$35 ($24 members, $15 students and 25-and-under)
Museum admission not included

Jog along with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass as they perform choreographed exercises in the galleries. Enjoy a narration by author/artist Maira Kalman as well as high-energy songs ranging from disco to Motown.

This brisk, 45-minute workout includes stairs. Exercise attire required. Space is limited.

​Presented in partnership with FringeArts, with support for this production from the Museum’s endowment, through The Daniel W. Dietrich II Fund for Contemporary Art
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Performances
 
Starts at 9:00 a.m.
SOLD OUT
$35 ($24 members, $15 students and 25-and-under)
Museum admission not included

Jog along with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass as they perform choreographed exercises in the galleries. Enjoy a narration by author/artist Maira Kalman as well as high-energy songs ranging from disco to Motown.

This brisk, 45-minute workout includes stairs. Exercise attire required. Space is limited.

​Presented in partnership with FringeArts, with support for this production from the Museum’s endowment, through The Daniel W. Dietrich II Fund for Contemporary Art
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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$40 ($32 members)

Discover the courageous stories of the enslaved and freedom-seeking residents of Cedar Grove, Mount Pleasant, and Strawberry Mansion.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Explore the rich visual traditions of Spain and Latin America from the medieval period to today.​
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Performances
 
Starts at 5:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
$35 ($24 members, $15 students and 25-and-under)
Museum admission not included

Jog along with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass as they perform choreographed exercises in the galleries. Enjoy a narration by author/artist Maira Kalman as well as high-energy songs ranging from disco to Motown.

This brisk, 45-minute workout includes stairs. Exercise attire required. Space is limited.

​Presented in partnership with FringeArts, with support for this production from the Museum’s endowment, through The Daniel W. Dietrich II Fund for Contemporary Art
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Performances
 
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
$35 ($24 members, $15 students and 25-and-under)
Museum admission not included

Jog along with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass as they perform choreographed exercises in the galleries. Enjoy a narration by author/artist Maira Kalman as well as high-energy songs ranging from disco to Motown.

This brisk, 45-minute workout includes stairs. Exercise attire required. Space is limited.

​Presented in partnership with FringeArts, with support for this production from the Museum’s endowment, through The Daniel W. Dietrich II Fund for Contemporary Art
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Performances
 
Starts at 8:00 a.m.
SOLD OUT
$35 ($24 members, $15 students and 25-and-under)
Museum admission not included

Jog along with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass as they perform choreographed exercises in the galleries. Enjoy a narration by author/artist Maira Kalman as well as high-energy songs ranging from disco to Motown.

This brisk, 45-minute workout includes stairs. Exercise attire required. Space is limited.

​Presented in partnership with FringeArts, with support for this production from the Museum’s endowment, through The Daniel W. Dietrich II Fund for Contemporary Art
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Performances
 
Starts at 9:00 a.m.
SOLD OUT
$35 ($24 members, $15 students and 25-and-under)
Museum admission not included

Jog along with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass as they perform choreographed exercises in the galleries. Enjoy a narration by author/artist Maira Kalman as well as high-energy songs ranging from disco to Motown.

This brisk, 45-minute workout includes stairs. Exercise attire required. Space is limited.

​Presented in partnership with FringeArts, with support for this production from the Museum’s endowment, through The Daniel W. Dietrich II Fund for Contemporary Art
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Performances
 
Starts at 10:00 a.m.
SOLD OUT
$35 ($24 members, $15 students and 25-and-under)
Museum admission not included

Jog along with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass as they perform choreographed exercises in the galleries. Enjoy a narration by author/artist Maira Kalman as well as high-energy songs ranging from disco to Motown.

This brisk, 45-minute workout includes stairs. Exercise attire required. Space is limited.

​Presented in partnership with FringeArts, with support for this production from the Museum’s endowment, through The Daniel W. Dietrich II Fund for Contemporary Art
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6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Free reservation required

Raise a glass to the upcoming year with our newest curators and experts.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Members $25; Patrons and above ($1,500+) receive two complimentary tickets to private tours per year.​

Go on a guided tour of the exhibition Face to Face: Portraits of Artists with Peter Barberie, the Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 299, 2nd floor

Play Stratego with friends and other visitors on Wednesday nights in September.
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Wednesday Nights
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In the Sculpture Garden through September
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring
First come, first served; space is limited

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Wednesday Nights
 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In the Sculpture Garden through September
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring
First come, first served; space is limited

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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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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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building
Free

​Join artist Yael Bartana and Amanda Sroka (Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art) for a celebration of the exhibition Yael Bartana: And Europe Will Be Stunned.​
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Explore the rich visual traditions of Spain and Latin America from the medieval period to today.​
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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

​This award-winning vocalist entertains with alluring jazz arrangements ranging from George Gershwin to Esperanza Spalding.
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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.
2:00 p.m.: Performance begins at Independence National Historical Park
4:00 p.m.: Performance resumes outside the Museum’s West Entrance (Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130)

Join us for a new site-specific public performance conceived by artist Yael Bartana. Bringing together funerary tradition, military ritual, and personal testimony, this performance makes visible the systems of violence and displacement that have been perpetuated through weapons, both literal and metaphorical. These weapons will be buried as they are incorporated into a choreographed funeral that includes a participatory procession and a collective eulogy about war and survival.

The performance starts with a public procession from Washington Square Park to Independence National Historical Park, where visitors will witness a dance movement and collective eulogy. Travel to the Museum for the second and final portion of the performance, which includes a dance movement and ceremonial burial. More information >>

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Yael Bartana: And Europe Will Be Stunned
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Media Room, Perelman Building
For members at the Sustainer level and above. Space is limited; book your spot in advance.

What determines rightful ownership of works of art? Join Cathy Herbert, Coordinator of Collections Research and Documentation, as she shares provenance research and discoveries from periods of colonialism through WWII.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
September 25–December 4, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request. No classes the week of Thanksgiving.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 26–December 5, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 299, 2nd floor

Play Stratego with friends and other visitors on Wednesday nights in September.
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Wednesday Nights
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In the Sculpture Garden through September
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring
First come, first served; space is limited

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CANCELED
Meet in the Great Stair Hall.
$40 ($32 members); includes Museum admission

Visit the exhibition Face to Face: Portraits of Artists, and explore the roles of director and performer in portrait photography as you learn how to navigate the relationship of working with a model. Attendees should bring their own cameras. Participants should have a basic understanding of photography and be familiar with their cameras.

​This program is in collaboration with the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.
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Wednesday Nights
 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In the Sculpture Garden through September
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring
First come, first served; space is limited

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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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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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 27–December 6, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Stand-up and improv comics take over the galleries, and absurdist soul outfit Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket tear it up on the dance floor. Some programs present language and content that may not be suitable for children.


Music: DJ John Morrison
5:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
This Southwest Philly DJ spins hip-hop, soul, Afrobeat, and electronic music.


DIY Art: Art Mess with Andrew Jeffrey Wright
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Art can’t be taught, but it can be created in fifteen minutes. Sit down and make an art mess suitable for any gallery.


Detour with Caitlin Corkery
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet in Gallery 119, 1st floor
Caitlin Corkery of Philly Improv Theater leads an unconventional tour through our American art galleries.


Joke Bath
6:00 p.m.
Gallery 277, 2nd floor
Four of Good Good Comedy Theatre’s favorite comedians perform their popular stand-up freak show, including new art-inspired material.


In-Gallery Performance: “Untitled” with Philly Improv Theater
6:15 & 6:45 p.m.
McCausland Gallery 116, 1st floor
Local artists across many disciplines share their work with the Philly Improv Theater to inspire an improv set.


Art Gab
6:30–7:30 p.m.
Gallery 293, 2nd floor
Good Good Comedy Theatre puts the secrets of the Museum on display for all to gawk at.


Music: Johnny Showcase
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket bring their electrifying charisma to the Great Stair Hall. This South Philly folk-hero legend toes the line between performance art and a psychedelic soul revival.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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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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12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Begins at Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park (3800 Mt. Pleasant Drive, Philadelphia 19121)
$45 ($40 members)

Enjoy samples from local cideries while exploring six historic homes in Fairmount Park.

Parking available at Mount Pleasant. Ticket includes bus transportation to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford, admission to the houses, and cider samples. Food available for purchase at various houses. 21 and over with valid ID only.

Alternative tour begins at Cedar Grove.

Hosted in partnership with Fairmount Park Conservancy.
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Historic Houses
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Begins at Cedar Grove, West Fairmount Park (1 Cedar Grove Drive, Philadelphia 19131)
$45 ($40 members)

Enjoy samples from local cideries while exploring six historic homes in Fairmount Park.

Limited parking available at Cedar Grove. Ticket includes bus transportation to Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Mount Pleasant, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford, admission to the houses, and cider samples. Food available for purchase at various houses. 21 and over with valid ID only.

Alternative tour begins at Mount Pleasant.

Hosted in partnership with Fairmount Park Conservancy.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
September 25–December 4, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request. No classes the week of Thanksgiving.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 26–December 5, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Online pricing: $20 ($18 members); Day-of pricing: $25 ($22.50 members)
Museum admission not included

Join us in transforming the Museum’s Great Stair Hall into an Oktoberfest Beer Garden. Enjoy local craft brews and specially priced flights paired with festive foods.
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Wednesday Nights
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall

Sip while you sketch with Philly artist Molly Egan. Drawing materials provided, drinks available for purchase at the bar. All levels welcome.
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Wednesday Nights
 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

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

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, and Dalí, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.
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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.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Join us as we reveal some of the biggest controversies and scandals behind works in our collection.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 27–December 6, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

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

Explore the Jewish community's connections to the Museum's collection.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​This Anglo-Trinidadian vocalist performs songs about roots and identity from her new release, Picture in Black and White.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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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.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Join us as we reveal some of the biggest controversies and scandals behind works in our collection.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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Sunday, October 7Grid ViewRows View

Family Festivals
 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall Balcony (unless otherwise noted)

​​How does a big museum take care of thousands of artworks? It takes a whole squad.

Balcony Studio
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Create a gilded collage inspired by the restoration of Saint-Gaudens’s Diana sculpture.

Invention Station
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
See how artist Alex Schechter uses science in his work, and tinker with tiny machines.

Mini Tours
11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., & 2:00 p.m.
Why can’t we touch the art? Visit pieces that have been damaged by touching and discover how conservators prevent further harm.

Conservation Connect
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Heroes from our Conservation department share how they use science to keep our art safe.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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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2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Perelman Building

What does home mean to you? How does it relate to your senses of place, neighborhood, and national identity? We'll consider these questions in conjunction with the exhibition Yael Bartana: And Europe Will Be Stunned.

​Community Conversations are open discussions about socially relevant topics.
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Monday, October 8Grid ViewRows View

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

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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Tuesday, October 9Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 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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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
September 25–December 4, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request. No classes the week of Thanksgiving.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Explore the rich visual traditions of Spain and Latin America from the medieval period to today.​
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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Wednesday, October 10Grid ViewRows View

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

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 26–December 5, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

An introduction to the arts and cultures of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet, including the only southern Indian temple hall in this hemisphere.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Online pricing: $20 ($18 members); Day-of pricing: $25 ($22.50 members)
Museum admission not included

Join us in transforming the Museum’s Great Stair Hall into an Oktoberfest Beer Garden. Enjoy local craft brews and specially priced flights paired with festive foods.
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Young Friends
Yoga Habit studio
1640 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130​

Join us for this donation class at the popular Yoga Habit studio in Fairmount. Hear more about the Young Friends and their upcoming Fall into Art fundraiser before a serious sweat session. All yoga levels are welcome.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Young Friends’ mission.
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Wednesday Nights
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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