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Adult Programs

Be entertained, enlightened, and engaged by experiences that go beyond the limits of gallery viewing. Better understand and appreciate the Museum's collection and exhibitions through programs and events aimed at all adult learners, specialist and non-specialist alike.

Preregistration is suggested for all ticketed programs. Prices do not include Museum admission unless noted. Programs, topics, and speakers are subject to change.

Performances

Let the good times roll with music, dance, and cabaret.

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Valentine Party
Friday, February 12, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Get ready for a romantic weekend with classic love songs courtesy of the Calabash Quartet and a French prix fixe menu at Granite Hill.

Arooj Aftab
Friday, February 19, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Arooj Aftab, originally from Lahore, is now based in New York making music that beautifully blends neo-Sufi melodies from her homeland with dark post pop, soul, and laid-back jazz.

Young Artists Night
Friday, February 26, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Ches Smith Trio is a new group that has a focus on rhythm and in turn offers a mix of jazz, modern classical music, and rock.

Co-presented with Ars Nova Workshop.

Omnia and Leila Hegazy
Friday, March 4, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Middle East meets the West in this flawless interchange of contemporary soul melodies and hypnotizing beats.

Artcappella
Friday, March 11, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Expect a pitch perfect evening when local students face-off in a battle of powerful vocals, unique arrangements, and dynamic precision.

Women in Jazz
Friday, March 18, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Valray Sturgis and friends play homage to greats including Sarah Vaughn, Dinah Washington, and Ella Fitzgerald.

Denise King
Friday, March 25, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Philadelphia-born Denise King's warm tone and impeccable phrasing recall some of jazz's legendary chanteuses. Tonight she performs her favorite love songs in her signature spontaneous style.

Music in the Galleries with The Curtis Institute of Music

Join us for these informal concerts in the galleries by the gifted young musicians of the Curtis Institute of Music. Prior to each concert, we look at a work of art and interpret it within the context of the performance. For all ages – music and art lovers alike!

Music in the Galleries is generously supported by Cooke & Bieler, LP.
  • Incorporeal Essence
    • Saturday, March 26, 2016, Starts at 1:30 p.m., and 2:15 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
      Location: Alter Gallery 176
      Franz Joseph Haydn’s transcendent cantata Arianna a Naxos for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble complements the light and color expressions of Joseph Marioni.
  • Signs, Games and Messages
    • Saturday, April 23, 2016, Starts at 1:30 p.m., and 2:15 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
      Location: Gallery 206
      Works by György Kurtág contrast the stark beauty of Rogier van der Weyden’s The Crucifixion, with the Virgin and Saint John the Evangelist Mourning, part of Curtis’s All-School Project for 2015-16 exploring the Darmstadt school of composition.

Bossa Nova Night
Friday, April 1, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Bossa nova classics are shaken but not stirred by the top Brazilian artist Carlos Almeida.

The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
Paid tickets required
Tickets available only through the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society at 215-569-8080 or at pcmsconcerts.org. Museum members receive a 20% discount.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is delighted to continue its collaboration with The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society in this series.

  • Francesca dePasquale, violin and Meng-Chieh Liu, piano
    • Sunday, April 3, 2016, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
      Revel in classic selections from Bach, Schumann, Messiaen, Bartók, and Prestini.
  • Imani Winds
    • Sunday, April 24, 2016, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
      More than one of North America's premier wind quintets, Grammy-nominated Imani Winds has carved out a distinct presence in the classical music world with dynamic playing and culturally adventurous programming that artfully bridges European, American, African, and Latin American traditions.

Dacia Kings
Friday, April 8, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Legendary jazz chanteuses of times past will be brought to life by this talented young vocalist.

Jazz from the 1960s
Friday, April 15, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Jazz bassist Buster Williams will step back in time by paying tribute to the sounds of the sixties.

Concerto in Sea Major
Free

Aquacoustique will make a splash when they perform in a fountain with aqua-instruments made from recycled materials.

Part of the 2016 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA)—a sensational city-wide celebration of innovative local and international performers and installations.
  • Saturday, April 16, 2016, Starts at 10:00 a.m., and 12:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

French Connection
Friday, April 22, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Music and science fiction will come together when pianist and composer Cédric Hanriot presents an homage to the work of sci-fi writer Dan Simmons.

A French-American Jazz Exchange Project in association with the French-American Cultural Exchange and Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.

Center City Jazz Festival Kick Off
Friday, April 29, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Get a sneak peek of the city's most exciting jazz festival.

From Mod to Motown
Friday, May 6, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Philadelphia’s infamous Martha Graham Cracker evokes the 1960s and invades the Great Stair Hall at this not-to-be missed event.

Creative Africa Dance Party
Friday, May 13, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Free after admission
$10 admission after 8:00 p.m.

Help us celebrate Creative Africa! Fatu Gayflor opens the night at 5:45 p.m. with African pop sounds influenced by her native Liberia. Then, stick around for an 8:00 p.m. performance featuring the infectious and joyful music of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, a band that has toured extensively to raise awareness for humanitarian causes.

Orrin Evans
Friday, May 20, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This distinctive and inventive pianist is at the forefront of the jazz scene.

Outside Sound
Friday, May 27, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Bassist and composer Chris Coyle will share new music inspired by artwork by adults with disabilities.

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Talks & Tours

Join inspiring walks and talks through the world of art.

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Spotlight Gallery Conversation
Location: Meet at Diego Rivera’s mural Liberation of the Peon, near the Museum store on the balcony, first floor

Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania bring objects from the permanent collection to life during a 45-minute conversation in one of the Museum’s two hundred galleries. All programs are subject to change.

  • Arched Entrance, from the Chapter House of the Carmelite Convent Les Grands Carmes des Arènes, second half of 13th century, made in France
    • Friday, February 12, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, February 13, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Preparations for the Crucifixion, mid-16th century, by Luis de Vargas
    • Thursday, February 18, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, February 19, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, February 20, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Portrait of Madame Cézanne, 1890–92, by Paul Cézanne
    • Thursday, February 25, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, February 26, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, February 27, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Moon Crystal, late 18th or 19th century, made in China
    • Thursday, March 3, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, March 4, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, March 5, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Male and Female, 1942-43, by Jackson Pollock
    • Thursday, March 10, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, March 11, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, March 12, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Self-Portrait with Palette,1906, by Pablo Picasso
    • Thursday, March 17, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, March 18, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, March 19, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Figures with Horses by a Stable, 1647, by Paulus Potter
    • Thursday, March 24, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, March 25, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, March 26, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • French Gothic Chapel and Composite Triple Window, 15th-early 16th century, attributed to the Master of the Life of Saint John the Baptist
    • Thursday, March 31, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, April 1, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, April 2, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • The Nymph Ino and the Infant Bacchus, 1825-50, by Richard James Wyatt
    • Thursday, April 7, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, April 8, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, April 9, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • House Altar with scenes from the Biblical Story of the Prodigal Son,c. 1540, made in Mechelen, Southern Netherlands (modern Belgium)
    • Thursday, April 14, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, April 15, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, April 16, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Portrait of Madame Augustine Roulin and Baby Marcelle,1888 or 1889, by Vincent van Gogh
    • Thursday, April 21, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, April 22, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, April 23, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Scene during the Eruption of Vesuvius, c. 1827, made by Joseph Franque
    • Thursday, April 28, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, April 29, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, April 30, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.

"The Masterpieces" with Joshua R. Helmer
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Meets in the Great Stair Hall

Featuring works by such artists as Van Eyck, Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso, and others, “The Masterpieces” tour delivers just that—a look at some of the collection’s greatest treasures.

Pop: On Screen and Around the World
Free
For more information and to RSVP, visit ihousephilly.org.

A celebration of the wild range of experimental art films from the Pop era. Introduced by artists and curators.

Pop: On Screen and Around the World is guest curated by Ed Halter and organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in collaboration with International House on the occasion of the exhibition International Pop on view at the Museum February 24 - May 15, 2016. This program is supported by the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and the Japan Foundation.
  • Mr. Freedom
    • Thursday, February 25, 2016, Starts at 7:00 p.m.
      Mr. Freedom
      Dir. William Klein, France, 1969, 35mm, 92 min.
      William Klein’s absurdist parody of American values follows the titular hero as he attempts to thwart a communist invasion of Europe in the most bombastic and outrageous way possible. Frighteningly ahead of its time, Mr. Freedom dares to imagine a world where American global dominance becomes a surreal comic book fever dream.

      Preceded by:
      Broadway by Light
      Dir. William Klein, US/France, 1958, 35mm, 12 min.
      A scintillating choreography of illuminated advertising signage, Broadway by Light captures the postwar excesses of American capitalism at its grandest.
  • Godard Double Feature!
    • Saturday, February 27, 2016, Starts at 7:00 p.m.
      2 or 3 Things I Know About Her
      Dir. Jean-Luc Godard, France, 1967, 35mm, 87 min.
      The daily life of a housewife living in the suburbs of Paris who prostitutes herself for extra money provides the backdrop for Godard’s revelatory look at consumer culture in the Western World.

      Followed by:
      Made in USA
      Dir. Jean-Luc Godard, France, 1966, 35mm, 85 min.
      Shot at the same time as 2 or 3 ThingsMade in USA is Godard’s loose adaptation of American pulp novel The Jugger by Donald Westlake. Dedicated to “Nick and Sam” (American filmmakers Nicholas Ray and Samuel Fuller) the film is a colorful pantomime of gangster tropes and Hollywood iconography.
  • Pop Goes the Easel
    • Friday, March 4, 2016, Starts at 7:00 p.m.
      Join Derek Boshier, whose 1960s paintings gained renown as part of the second generation of British Pop art, to talk about his cinematic shorts. In the early 1970s, with help from a new initiative of the British Arts Council, Boshier began experimenting with cinema, producing a series of short films that, as art historian Alex Kitnick has noted, “pair Pop imagery with an acute understanding of the conventions and limits of the filmic apparatus—an interest shared by other filmmakers in London at this time such as Peter Gidal and Malcolm Le Grice.”

      Pop Goes the Easel
      Dir. Ken Russell, UK, 1962, video, 44 min.
      In its portrayal of a coterie of hip, young British painters made for broadcast on BBC television, Pop Goes the Easel created a key early image of Swinging London. Featuring Peter Blake, Derek Boshier, Pauline Boty and Peter Philips as they dance, frolic and discuss the connections between their art and pop culture.

      Followed by:
      Reel
      Dir. Derek Boshier, UK, 1970, video, 7 min.
      Link
      Dir. Derek Boshier, UK, 1970, video, 12 min.
      Change
      Dir. Derek Boshier, UK, 1970, video, 10 min.
      Circle
      Dir. Derek Boshier, UK, 1972, video, 5 min.
  • Tanaami Keiichi in Person!
    • Tuesday, March 15, 2016, Starts at 7:00 p.m.
      Join one of Japan’s most prominent and influential Pop artists, Tanaami Keiichi, to discuss and watch his animated films, which he began making in the mid-1960s. This program includes a selection of some of Tanaami’s earliest films, which offer political critique in the form of psychedelic collages. Tanaami’s films are paired with selections from his compatriots Tadanori Yokoo, another giant of Japanese Pop art, and filmmaker Toshio Matsumoto, best known as director of queer cult classic Funeral Parade of Roses (1969).

      Commercial War
      Dir. Tanaami Keiichi, Japan, 1971,video, 5 min.
      Goodbye Marilyn
      Dir. Tanaami Keiichi, Japan, 1971, video, 5 min.
      Goodbye Elvis and USA
      Dir. Tanaami Keiichi, Japan, 1971,video, 7 min.
      Oh Yoko!
      Dir. Tanaami Keiichi, Japan, 1973, video, 4 min.
      Tokuten Eizo Anthology no. 1
      Dir. Tadanori Yokoo, Japan, 1964, video, 7 min.
      Kiss Kiss Kiss
      Dir. Tadanori Yokoo, Japan, 1964, video, 3 min.
      Kachi Kachi Yama
      Dir. Tadanoori Yokoo, Japan, 1965, video, 8 min.
      Andy Warhol Re-Reproduction
      Dir. Toshio Matsumoto, Japan, 1974, video, 23 min.
  • Society of the Spectacle
    • Thursday, March 31, 2016, Starts at 7:00 p.m.
      Society of the Spectacle
      Dir. Guy Debord, France, 1973, video, 88 min.
      Debord’s first feature length film is a collage of images and texts ranging from television advertisements to educational films all held together with excerpts from the Situationist International founder’s book of the same name.

      Preceded by:
      Cosmic Ray
      Dir. Bruce Conner, US, 1962, 16mm, 4 min

The Rose Susan Hirschhorn Behrend Lecture: Roadmap to International Pop
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium

Darsie Alexander (lead curator of International Pop and Executive Director, Katonah Museum of Art) shares a behind-the-scenes view into the making of the exhibition. She is joined by Erica Battle (Alchin and Marryatt Associate Curator) to reflect on how Pop art took the world by storm.

In the Artist’s Voice - Pop Salons
Free tickets required after Museum admission
$20 (Free for Members), Includes Museum Admission

Grab a cup of Joe and join artists and curators for a series of intimate conversations about all things Pop Art. Hear first person accounts of the changing attitudes toward high art, the media, mass culture, and politics. Discover the process of bringing the exhibition of works from around the world to Philadelphia from curators who contributed to the exhibition. Each session concludes with a meet-and-greet with the artists.

  • Swinging London: Derek Boshier and Erica Battle
    • Saturday, March 5, 2016, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
      Join artist Derek Boshier, who studied at the Royal College in the 1960s, in conversation with curator Erica Battle to talk about his time in London and how travels throughout Europe, the United States, and elsewhere informed his artistic perspective and changing relationship to Pop Art.
  • Subversion and Desire: Rosalyn Drexler and Erica Battle
    • Saturday, March 19, 2016, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
      Join us for the Irma and Herbert Barness Endowed Lecture and explore Pop’s potential to seduce and subvert through artist Rosalyn Drexler’s unique artistic perspective—from being a self-taught visual artist to a wrestler, a writer of award-winning plays, and author of the novelization of Rocky—in conversation with curator Erica Battle.
  • Sergio Lombardo and Luigia Lonardelli
    • Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Join artist Sergio Lombardo and curator Luigia Lonardelli for a conversation around the reception of Pop in Italy that covers the pop culture icons featured in Lombardo’s work and the impact of the 1964 Venice Biennale.
  • “Tokyo Pop”: Ushio Shinohara and Hiroko Ikegami
    • Saturday, April 2, 2016, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
      Join artist Ushio Shinohara in conversation with scholar and curator Hiroko Ikegami as they talk about Shinohara’s inventive style and his encounters with American images and artists in Japan after World War II.

Woven Art: Textiles in Traditional Zo Culture
Sunday, March 6, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Perelman Media Room
Free tickets required
Museum admission not required to attend program

Collectors Barbara and David Fraser explore the use of textiles in the ceremonies – both historic and modern – of the Zo peoples.

In the Artist's Voice
Free tickets required after Museum admission
$5 (Free for members), includes admission

Talk about art with the people who make it.

  • Nothing Is Disappearing Here
    • Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Starts at 6:30 p.m.
      Location: Honickman Gallery
      Photographers Andrea Modica and Larry Fink discuss Modica’s recent work and new book As We Wait, which was edited by Fink. The conversation is moderated by curator Peter Barberie and is followed by a book signing. Seating is limited.
  • Contemplating Color
    • Wednesday, April 13, 2016, Starts at 6:30 p.m.
      Location: Gallery 176
      Meet contemporary artist Joseph Marioni as he discusses his captivating explorations of color, paint, and light. Art historian and critic Barbara Rose joins the conversation, which takes place in a gallery dedicated to the artist’s paintings in the colorful installation Notations/Joseph Marioni: Paintings, 2000–2015.

The Arnold Newman Lecture: Paul Graham
Friday, April 1, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
Free tickets required after Museum admission
$20 (Free for members), includes museum admission

The internationally renowned photographer speaks about his work, including his most recent projects photographing his journeys across the United States.

The Arnold Newman Lectures at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are generously supported by The Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation.

The View from Behind: The Male Bottom and the Meanings of Art
Friday, April 8, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
Free tickets required
Museum admission not required to attend this program

Patricia Rubin (Director, Institute of Fine Arts) explores the changing iconography of the male nude. Often portrayed as negative, the male bottom gained a new idealized identity in the time of Michelangelo. This talk explores the layers of meaning embodied in the male behind in and after the Italian Renaissance.

This lecture is the keynote to the 21st Annual Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art.

The 21st Annual Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art
Saturday, April 9, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
Free tickets required
Museum admission not required to attend these programs

Graduate students from nine mid-Atlantic colleges and universities present current research.

The symposium is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

El Greco: In Focus
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Project Room
Free tickets required after Museum admission
$20 (Free for members), includes museum admission

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is mounting a small exhibition in the spring of 2016 that takes a close look at four paintings from the Museum’s John G. Johnson Collection. Johnson purchased the works with the understanding that they were by the Spanish old master painter, El Greco. The Museum now believes that just one of these four paintings was actually produced by El Greco himself. Two are now thought to be from his workshop and the fourth is unattributed, bearing no particular connection to El Greco.

Project Assistant Curator, Mark Castro, and Conservator of Paintings, Terry Lignelli, will present a look at why Johnson purchased these works, how our understanding of them has changed over time, and how these works were studied and prepared for the exhibition. Their presentation will give insight into how curators and conservators work together to revisit works of art in the collection, challenge old assumptions, and make new discoveries.

Funded by the Graduate Guides.

Community Conversations: Creative Africa
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Starts at 2:30 p.m.
Free tickets required after Museum admission
$10 (Free for Members), Includes Perelman Admission

From identity to aesthetics, join thoughtful conversations about various topics raised in the Creative Africa exhibitions.

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Courses & Workshops

Broaden your art horizons by being part of the action.

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Second Saturday Sketch
Free after admission

Come be inspired by the Rodin Museum and its gardens. On the second Saturday of each month, learn a different sketching technique. Topics vary and include the Rodin Museum’s building, sculptures, and the garden, weather permitting. Materials are provided, though bring your own if you’d like (sketch pads, and drawing or charcoal pencils only, please). This drop-in program is primarily aimed at an adult audience.

  • Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 12, 2016, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 9, 2016, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Designing the Future with Bruce Mau
Reservations required
Free

In concert with the exhibition Work on What You Love: Bruce Mau Rethinking Design, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has partnered with local organizations to host public design-thinking workshops focused on issues specific to Philadelphia. In three workshops offered during the run of the exhibition, Bruce Mau will present his Massive Change methodologies and demonstrate the potential of design to combine aesthetic with ethical and social considerations. Intended to introduce a wide audience to the power of design thinking and to bolster the efforts of Philadelphians to foster positive change in our city, the workshops will offer living examples of the principles Mau has integrated into his own practice.

  • Location: Penn Institute for Urban Research and PennPraxis at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design
    • Monday, February 22, 2016, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
      Reservations are now full. Contact Julie Donofrio at donojt@design.upenn.edu or 215-573-8719.
  • Location: Taller Puertorriqueño
    • Saturday, March 12, 2016, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
      Reservations are now full.

The Art of Film
Paid tickets required
$125 ($100 Museum and BMFI members)

Film noir. 1960’s counter-culture. Join us to explore parallels between key moments in film and art. This course will include lectures, film clips, and in-gallery conversations co-taught by Andrew Douglas of the Bryn Mawr Film Institute and a Museum educator.

The course is co-taught by Bryn Mawr Film Institute and the Museum.
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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Wednesday Nights

Experience the unexpected every Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:45 p.m., when Museum admission is Pay What You Wish.

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Make Stuff
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

In this drop-in program, craft handmade objects or make art amid the Museum’s collection. Projects vary from sketching or knitting in the galleries to building a Lego mansion or creating a puzzle. Make Stuff programs are perfect for anyone looking for a relaxed, creative atmosphere.

  • "Eye" Love You
    • Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      Look closely at our collection of miniature eye paintings and create your own keepsake to treasure.
  • Cut & Paste Studio
    • Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      • Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
        • Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
          • Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
            • Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
              Get social, political and maybe controversial when you create your own collage inspired by International Pop.

Yoga
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga while surrounded by the Museum’s collection. Class size varies according to gallery location.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission

Pop Goes the Museum
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

  • The Secret Cinema presents The Touchables
    6:00 p.m.
    Grab some (free!) popcorn and enjoy the 1960s cult classic The Touchables, an inventive, fast-moving, colorful and wholly original plunge into late-sixties pop culture. Directed by famous fashion photographer to the Beatles, Robert Freeman, the film will be screened in 16mm. Philly-based film critic Dan Buskirk joins in on the fun with an introduction and post-film discussion. This program is presented by The Secret Cinema.
  • Pop Quizzo with Johnny Goodtimes
    6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
    Philly's own Johnny Goodtimes will test your knowledge on the colorful 1960s among other funky topics. Bring your friends and compete for prizes while listening to sweet tunes. Cash bar available.

Starr Catering Group Interactive Chef Demonstration Series
Location: The Cafeteria
Paid tickets required
$45 ($40 for Members) includes General Admission

These intimate, 90-minute classes offer first-hand tutorials for creating exceptional food and drink. Local food celebrities and international experts lead interactive demonstrations with assistant chefs on hand to help you perfect the culinary techniques to make these stunning dishes at home. Sample the food prepared during the class and receive recipes for all dishes, as well as a special gift.

  • Tapas & Spanish Wines
    • Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      Learn to make tasty tapas (with paired wines!) at this Chef Demonstration. Join Chef Ashley James as he translates Spanish cuisine for the American table. Using recipes and techniques gathered from the finest Spanish kitchens, Chef Ashley’s dishes will become your favorites for in-home entertaining.
  • Summer Wines
    • Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      Learn about summer wines with master sommelier Joshua Wesson. Named Best Sommelier of French Wine & Spirits, and the recipients of the prestigious Ambassador’s Award from the European Wine Council, Josh Wesson will highlight the best of summer wines from bright and crisp to full and robust.

In the Artist’s Voice - Pop Salons
Free tickets required after Museum admission
$5 (Free for Members), Includes Museum Admission

Grab a cup of Joe and join artists and curators for a series of intimate conversations about all things Pop Art. Hear first person accounts of the changing attitudes toward high art, the media, mass culture, and politics. Discover the process of bringing the exhibition of works from around the world to Philadelphia from curators who contributed to the exhibition. Each session concludes with a meet-and-greet with the artists.

  • Sergio Lombardo and Luigia Lonardelli
    • Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Join artist Sergio Lombardo and curator Luigia Lonardelli for a conversation around the reception of Pop in Italy that covers the pop culture icons featured in Lombardo’s work and the impact of the 1964 Venice Biennale.

’60s Invasion
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sketch your favorite artists and idols when Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School takes you back to the sixties. Get a mod makeover from the makeup and hair geniuses at NARS and the Beehive Hair Salon. And don't forget to capture the moment at the Cut + Paste Photobooth. Mood and music provided.

In the Artist's Voice
Free tickets required after Museum admission
$5 (Free for members), includes admission

Talk about art with the people who make it.

  • Nothing Is Disappearing Here
    • Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Starts at 6:30 p.m.
      Location: Honickman Gallery
      Photographers Andrea Modica and Larry Fink discuss Modica’s recent work and new book As We Wait, which was edited by Fink. The conversation is moderated by curator Peter Barberie and is followed by a book signing. Seating is limited.
  • Contemplating Color
    • Wednesday, April 13, 2016, Starts at 6:30 p.m.
      Location: Gallery 176
      Meet contemporary artist Joseph Marioni as he discusses his captivating explorations of color, paint, and light. Art historian and critic Barbara Rose joins the conversation, which takes place in a gallery dedicated to the artist’s paintings in the colorful installation Notations/Joseph Marioni: Paintings, 2000–2015.

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