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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.

March 2017

This Month's Exhibitions

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. ​This tour is restricted to ages 14 and above.
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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. ​This tour is restricted to ages 14 and above.
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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. ​This tour is restricted to ages 14 and above.
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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. ​This tour is restricted to ages 14 and above.
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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. ​This tour is restricted to ages 14 and above.
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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
Save Event
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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. ​This tour is restricted to ages 14 and above.
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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. ​This tour is restricted to ages 14 and above.
Save Event
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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. ​This tour is restricted to ages 14 and above.
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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. ​This tour is restricted to ages 14 and above.
Save Event
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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. ​This tour is restricted to ages 14 and above.
Save Event
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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. ​This tour is restricted to ages 14 and above.
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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. ​This tour is restricted to ages 14 and above.
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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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Here’s to all the rule-breakers of the written word. Emilia Phillips and the Philadelphia Poetry Collaboration lead a daring exercise in crafting verbal art. BYOP (bring your own poems) and be prepared to venture outside your literary comfort zone.
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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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