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September 2018

This Month's Exhibitions

Saturday, September 22Grid ViewRows View

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

Religious works by great artists of the Renaissance and beyond, such as Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, and Sandro Botticelli.
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Visit rare architectural settings and discover intriguing works of art from all parts of Asia, including some of the oldest objects in the collection.
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Sunday, September 23Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.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 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
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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Tuesday, September 25Grid ViewRows View

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

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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

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.
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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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, September 26Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.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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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 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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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).

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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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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Thursday, September 27Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

​​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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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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

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

Uncover the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends associated with our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 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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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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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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Starts at 3:00 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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Friday, September 28Grid ViewRows View

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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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Starts at 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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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
5:30 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 Weigel
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Caitlin Weigel 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.
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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Saturday, September 29Grid ViewRows View

 
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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Sunday, September 30Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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

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