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


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

April 2017

This Month's Exhibitions

Thursday, April 27Grid 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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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. CANCELED
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 11:00 a.m. CANCELED
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.

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.

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.

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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Friday, April 28Grid ViewRows View

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

Simply put, this tour features some of the greatest impressionist and post-impressionist art in the world.
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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 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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4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Free tickets required
Location: Duane Morris LLP, Morris Café, lobby level, 30 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Manish Malhotra is known for his intricate craftsmanship and glamorous designs, which are a favorite among celebrities. His catwalk shows at Fashion Week are regularly featured in Vogue India and other magazines. Entirely self-taught, he first made his mark as a costume designer for film in the 1990s before launching his eponymous label in 2005.

Phulkari fabrics were the basis of Malhotra’s autumn/winter 2013 collection. Two of his phulkari ensembles are on view in the exhibition Phulkari: The Embroidered Textiles of Punjab from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Since the NFL Draft is in the house, we invite you to hold your own draft (of beer) and try your hand at sketching in the galleries.
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Saturday, April 29Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 11:00 a.m. CANCELED
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.
Save Event
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Starts at 11:00 a.m. CANCELED
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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Travel not included. Pre-trip itinerary sent prior to event.
Young Friends $15; guests $20. Reservations required.​​

Meet us in New York City for a daytime gallery crawl in the cultural mecca of the art scene. Get a pulse on contemporary art and collecting from prominent galleries.
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Sunday, April 30Grid ViewRows View

 
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.

​Explore a magical world of light and color.
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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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