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March 2017

This Month's Exhibitions

Wednesday, March 22Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Claude Monet once said “I must have flowers, always, and always,” and here at the Philadelphia Museum of Art we could not agree more! So join us, as we stop to smell the roses, looking at flowers in art.
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Members-Only
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, Dali, and Warhol, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.​
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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

Where else in Philadelphia can you visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house all in an hour? Nowhere but here! So come, experience the world, and join us as we take a walk through time.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Discover the intricacies of art influences in architecture, from ancient structures to modern designs.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

Children ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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Courses & Workshops
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CANCELED
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members) includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

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

Discover how science has impacted art, from materials to subject matter.
Instructor: Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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Thursday, March 23Grid ViewRows View

Exhibition Tours
 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
$36 ($30 Members)

Enjoy a guided tour of American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent before the Museum is open to the public. Price includes a one-hour exhibition tour and general Museum admission.

Please arrive at the West Entrance 15 minutes prior to the start time. ​
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Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Claude Monet once said “I must have flowers, always, and always.” We could not agree more, so join us, as we stop to smell the roses, looking at flowers in art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

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

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art 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.

Of course art is beautiful and uplifting, but it can also be downright scandalous. So join us, as we reveal the controversies inherent in each brushstroke, nude, and artistic impulse.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

Children ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Courses & Workshops
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members) includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

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

Discover how science has impacted art, from materials to subject matter.
Instructor: Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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

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

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, women have always played an essential role in the creation of art. Join us, as we explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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Friday, March 24Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays, 10:15–11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

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

There will be no Baby Bird Playdate on Friday, April 27, 2017.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Not only did the Impressionists change painting and ideas of beauty forever, they also inspired future artists to paint according to their own unique vision, a trend that continues today.
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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Location: Pop-Up Members’ Lounge, Great Stair Hall Balcony

Staff Secrets is a casual drop-in, theme-oriented conversation focusing on the Museum's permanent collection. The talk is hosted by Museum staff and takes place in the Pop-up Members' Lounge.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

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

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

This tour offers an introduction to the Museum’s extensive collection of Asian art, specifically that from China, Korea, and Japan.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This acclaimed jazz pianist, who’s played with Lionel Hampton and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, leads his quintet for a night of sultry jazz favorites.
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Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 6:30 p.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Travel from the High Renaissance to the Neoclassical period with sculpture, furniture, ceramics, and tapestries.
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Saturday, March 25Grid ViewRows View

 
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
5 NJ or PA hours
Location: South Terrace Conference Room A & B
$45 ($36 Members)

​Designed for teachers of grades pre-K-2, this workshop will introduce teachers to creative ways that art and literacy can come together to create rich, engaging experiences for young learners. The workshop will focus on age-appropriate, object-based approaches to looking at and teaching art through stories and storytelling. Educators will participate in gallery activities and discussions, as well as learn strategies for developing meaningful studio art projects for the classroom.
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Exhibition Tours
 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
$36 ($30 Members)

Enjoy a guided tour of American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent before the Museum is open to the public. Price includes a one-hour exhibition tour and general Museum admission.

Please arrive at the West Entrance 15 minutes prior to the start time. ​
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Teacher Workshops
 
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
3 NJ or PA hours
Location: Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$40 ($32 Members)

​​Delve into watercolor with this hands-on workshop inspired by the special exhibition American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent. Start by exploring the works in the exhibition and learning about how the medium of watercolor grew in popularity between 1860 and 1925. From illustrative detailed graphite drawings overlaid with watercolor washes, to loosely painted purely transparent watercolor paintings, you’ll experience the variety, spontaneity, and immediacy of watercolor. Then take brush to paper with teaching artist Rebecca Hoenig to experiment with the medium for yourself and bring back tips for your classroom.​
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Explore the art of the Impressionist era, learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, and see how their work inspired the masterpieces of modern and contemporary art that would follow.
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 21 - March 25, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

  • Children ages 3–4
    Children ages 5–6

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Children ages 7–8
    Children ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art 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.

Discover the world-renowned works of art in this exquisite rotunda gallery, including paintings by Éduoard Manet, Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne, and Vincent van Gogh.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 21 - March 25, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

  • Children ages 3–4
    Children ages 5–6

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Children ages 7–8
    Children ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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

From medieval architecture to rare treasures from various parts of Asia, this tour promises to stir the imagination.
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Sunday, March 26Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Location: Library, Perelman Building

​Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism, focusing on women watercolorists. Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. We will provide reference materials and refreshments. The first 25 enrollees will also receive a complimentary same-day ticket to the exhibition American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent.

Facilitated by Mary Mark Ockerbloom (Wikipedian in Residence at the Chemical Heritage Foundation) and Sarah Beetham (adjunct lecturer in art history and material culture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts).
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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

Creative play and participatory conversation make these tours the perfect introduction to art for young visitors and their families.

Modern art for modern kids. What shapes do your eyes spy?
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a look at the Easter story in paintings.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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Family Programs
 
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: In the galleries
Perfect for all ages

Drop in to play games, sketch from the masterpieces, and enjoy hands-on activities.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Of course art is beautiful and uplifting, but it can also be downright scandalous. So join us, as we reveal the controversies inherent in each brushstroke, nude, and artistic impulse.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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

Explore the art of the Impressionist era, learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, and see how their work inspired the masterpieces of modern and contemporary art that would follow.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Tuesday, March 28Grid ViewRows View

Exhibition Tours
 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
$36 ($30 Members)

Enjoy a guided tour of American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent before the Museum is open to the public. Price includes a one-hour exhibition tour and general Museum admission.

Please arrive at the West Entrance 15 minutes prior to the start time. ​
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Discover surrealist art within the Museum.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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

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

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, women have always played an essential role in the creation of art. Join us, as we explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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

Claude Monet once said “I must have flowers, always, and always.” We could not agree more, so join us, as we stop to smell the roses, looking at flowers in art.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Explore the art of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist eras and learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, including masters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Seurat.
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Wednesday, March 29Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

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

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

Of course art is beautiful and uplifting, but it can also be downright scandalous. So join us, as we reveal the controversies inherent in each brushstroke, nude, and artistic impulse.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

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

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

Why do you love it? What draws you to it? Focused on your favorite pieces from our collection this tour was hand chosen by you, the members.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

From dramatic panel paintings to colorful stained glass to ornate architectural elements, discover the Museum's superb collection of treasures from Medieval Europe.
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4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
2 NJ or PA hours

Free

Join us to experiment with original, fun teaching ideas in the galleries and see how they might translate to your classroom. There's always something new at each session to test and adapt.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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Courses & Workshops
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CANCELED
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members) includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

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

Discover how science has impacted art, from materials to subject matter.
Instructor: Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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Thursday, March 30Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Take a behind the scenes, sneak-peek tour of some of the construction zones within the Museum. Reservations are taken as walk-up, day-of tickets at any Visitor Services desk.

Because the tour will include visiting the Vaulted Walkway, which is partially exposed to the elements and an active construction zone—it is not fully accessible. Please dress for the weather accordingly and wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. ​
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Take a behind the scenes, sneak-peek tour of some of the construction zones within the Museum. Reservations are taken as walk-up, day-of tickets at any Visitor Services desk.

Because the tour will include visiting the Vaulted Walkway, which is partially exposed to the elements and an active construction zone—it is not fully accessible. Please dress for the weather accordingly and wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. ​
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Take a behind the scenes, sneak-peek tour of some of the construction zones within the Museum. Reservations are taken as walk-up, day-of tickets at any Visitor Services desk.

Because the tour will include visiting the Vaulted Walkway, which is partially exposed to the elements and an active construction zone—it is not fully accessible. Please dress for the weather accordingly and wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. ​
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Starts at 12:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Take a behind the scenes, sneak-peek tour of some of the construction zones within the Museum. Reservations are taken as walk-up, day-of tickets at any Visitor Services desk.

Because the tour will include visiting the Vaulted Walkway, which is partially exposed to the elements and an active construction zone—it is not fully accessible. Please dress for the weather accordingly and wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. ​
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Take a behind the scenes, sneak-peek tour of some of the construction zones within the Museum. Reservations are taken as walk-up, day-of tickets at any Visitor Services desk.

Because the tour will include visiting the Vaulted Walkway, which is partially exposed to the elements and an active construction zone—it is not fully accessible. Please dress for the weather accordingly and wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. ​
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Courses & Workshops
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members) includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

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

Discover how science has impacted art, from materials to subject matter.
Instructor: Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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Starts at 1:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Take a behind the scenes, sneak-peek tour of some of the construction zones within the Museum. Reservations are taken as walk-up, day-of tickets at any Visitor Services desk.

Because the tour will include visiting the Vaulted Walkway, which is partially exposed to the elements and an active construction zone—it is not fully accessible. Please dress for the weather accordingly and wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. ​
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Take a behind the scenes, sneak-peek tour of some of the construction zones within the Museum. Reservations are taken as walk-up, day-of tickets at any Visitor Services desk.

Because the tour will include visiting the Vaulted Walkway, which is partially exposed to the elements and an active construction zone—it is not fully accessible. Please dress for the weather accordingly and wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. ​
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Starts at 2:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Take a behind the scenes, sneak-peek tour of some of the construction zones within the Museum. Reservations are taken as walk-up, day-of tickets at any Visitor Services desk.

Because the tour will include visiting the Vaulted Walkway, which is partially exposed to the elements and an active construction zone—it is not fully accessible. Please dress for the weather accordingly and wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. ​
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Take a behind the scenes, sneak-peek tour of some of the construction zones within the Museum. Reservations are taken as walk-up, day-of tickets at any Visitor Services desk.

Because the tour will include visiting the Vaulted Walkway, which is partially exposed to the elements and an active construction zone—it is not fully accessible. Please dress for the weather accordingly and wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. ​
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Take a behind the scenes, sneak-peek tour of some of the construction zones within the Museum. Reservations are taken as walk-up, day-of tickets at any Visitor Services desk.

Because the tour will include visiting the Vaulted Walkway, which is partially exposed to the elements and an active construction zone—it is not fully accessible. Please dress for the weather accordingly and wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. ​
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Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Take a behind the scenes, sneak-peek tour of some of the construction zones within the Museum. Reservations are taken as walk-up, day-of tickets at any Visitor Services desk.

Because the tour will include visiting the Vaulted Walkway, which is partially exposed to the elements and an active construction zone—it is not fully accessible. Please dress for the weather accordingly and wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. ​
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Starts at 4:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Take a behind the scenes, sneak-peek tour of some of the construction zones within the Museum. Reservations are taken as walk-up, day-of tickets at any Visitor Services desk.

Because the tour will include visiting the Vaulted Walkway, which is partially exposed to the elements and an active construction zone—it is not fully accessible. Please dress for the weather accordingly and wear comfortable, flat, closed-toed shoes. ​
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Friday, March 31Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Explore the art of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist eras and learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, including masters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Seurat.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

As van Gogh said, “We love Japanese painting, we’ve experienced its influence — all the Impressionists have that in common.” This tour explores our Museum's noted Impressionist galleries, highlighting the far-reaching spell cast on both van Gogh and Impressionism by Japanese art.
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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Location: Pop-Up Members’ Lounge, Great Stair Hall Balcony

Staff Secrets is a casual drop-in, theme-oriented conversation focusing on the Museum's permanent collection. The talk is hosted by Museum staff and takes place in the Pop-up Members' Lounge.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

With sculptures, reliquaries, stained glass, and objects of architectural interest, this tour examines the Museum's vast collection of treasures from the Middle Ages.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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

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

A night to celebrate art world renegades.

In-Gallery Artist Intervention
5:00-8:00 p.m.
DUDUFALALA
In the spirit of art history’s creative pranksters and the 100th anniversary of Duchamp’s infamous submission of a urinal to the 1917 armory exhibition, the Dufala brothers poke fun at the status enjoyed by collected art and artists by hiding contemporary objects, personal belongings and small sculpture in the museums galleries. A dada inspired scavenger hunt in and among the works of art throughout the museum, this intervention juxtaposes the pedestrian and the rare, intention and accident and comments on the public use of cultural space.

DJ lil’dave
5:30 p.m.
As a member of the Illvibe Collective, Lil Dave has been pushing the boundaries of hip hop turntablism for over 15 years. By mixing genres like funk, broken beat, house, bossa nova, electro, and soul, this maverick DJ is dedicated to creating the freshest sounds around.

Poetry Workshop: Text & Context
 Free ticket required after Museum admission
Call 215-235-7469 to reserve tickets
5:30-7:30 p.m.
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Resnick Rotunda 161
Let Emilia Phillips of Philadelphia Poetry Collaboration lead you in a daring exercise in crafting literary art. You’ll use works in the galleries as inspiration for your writing. Come willing to try new approaches to writing as homage to the rule breakers of the written word.

Detour: Chickabiddy
5:45 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Meet in Gallery 119
Unconventional gallery tours with unique points of view. Through folksy harmonies, original music, and covers, acoustic duo Chickabiddy shed new light on the American artists who shook up the art world.

In-Gallery Curatorial Talk: The Fountain Scandal
6:30-7:15 p.m.
Anne d’Harnoncourt Gallery 182
Seating is limited; first come, first served
One hundred years ago, Marcel Duchamp turned the art world upside down. Learn all about the Fountain scandal with curators Matthew Affron (Berman Curator of Modern Art) and John Vick as they talk about one of the most notorious works of modern art

Brian Sanders’ JUNK
7:30 p.m.
MY FUNNY BONE
Brian Sanders isn’t your grandmother’s choreographer. Tonight they’ll perform excerpts from MY FUNNY BONE: an irreverent look at life, love, the pursuit of happiness—and all the humor and pain that come with it.
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Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Claude Monet once said “I must have flowers, always, and always.” We could not agree more, so join us, as we stop to smell the roses, looking at flowers in art.
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