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Members of the Philadelphia Museum of Art are invited to enhance their experiences at the Museum through a variety of exclusive opportunities including tours which highlight the permanent collection, special exhibition preview days, and bus trips and enrichment programs which provide both social and educational opportunities to engage with other Museum members. Members Tours can be reserved by calling the Ticket Center at 215-235-7469, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Tour: Picasso and Beyond
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
SOLD OUT

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, and Dali, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.​

Exhibition Tour: Wild: Michael Nichols
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Explore the work of legendary photographer Michael Nichols.

  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Sunday, August 27, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)

Tour: Philadelphia Icons
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

What does Philly do best? No, not cheesesteaks. ART! Featuring works by famous Philly artists, and images inspired by the city's most colorful characters, this tour is sure to bring out your inner Phanatic.​

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)

Schuylkill Stroll
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Enjoy nature, architecture, history, and public art in Fairmount Park on this 90-minute stroll along the Schuylkill River. Moderate walking involved; weather permitting.

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 23, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Tour: African American Art
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

This tour celebrates the contributions made by African American artists to the history of art and culture.

  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 9, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Friday, September 15, 2017, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 17, 2017, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Tour: Jewish Connections
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

In this tour, discover Jewish art in its many facets, from 17th-century masterpieces to cutting-edge contemporary art.

  • Thursday, September 7, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Tour: Rodin Museum
Tours meet at the Rodin Museum.

Explore some of the world’s most renowned masterpieces of sculpture.

  • Friday, September 8, 2017, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 14, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Monday, September 18, 2017, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 28, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Members-Only Program: If These Walls Could Talk: The History of Your Museum
Sunday, September 10, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Perelman Building Media Room
Membership Required
Reservations required
Members free; member guests $10

Art historian Elizabeth A. Anderson shares stories about the Museum's rich history, from its Centennial Exhibition origins to its transition into the new millennium.

Tour: Introduction to the Collection
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Get an overview of some of the Museum’s most renowned treasures.

Members Night: Philadelphia Assembled
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building
Membership Required
Free for Members
Members free; guests $10

​Explore the galleries in this after-hours member event. Celebrate Philadelphia Assembled, an exhibition that joins art and civic engagement. Enjoy stories and conversations with collaborators and local community members. Light bites and refreshments available for purchase; complimentary transportation between the main Museum building and the Perelman Building.

The Future of Your Museum: Expanding and Enhancing
Sunday, October 8, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building

Hear more about the plans for our Frank Gehry–led transformation, from Jessica Sharpe, Director of Visitor Operations and Membership.

Trolley Trip: Martin Puryear and the Print Center
On sale to Circle members August 1 and all members August 15
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Membership Required
Paid tickets required
$40 members; $50 member guests. Includes transportation, guided tour, and light refreshments.

Experience Martin Puryear’sBig Bling, the artist’s largest temporary outdoor sculpture. Then enjoy an exclusive tour of Martin Puryear: Prints, 1962–2016 at the Print Center with exhibition curator Ruth Fine and Shelley Langdale, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Exclusive Look: The Art of the Peales
Thursday, October 19, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Membership Required
Free tickets required
Free for Sustainer and above ($500+)

Explore the breadth of work created by the Peale family with Carol Soltis, Project Associate Curator.

Members Previews: Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection
Dorrance Galleries
Membership Required
Free tickets required

Experience Old Masters Now before it opens to the public.

  • Friday, October 27, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 29, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 2, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

New Member Meet & Greet
Saturday, November 4, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Rooms A & B
Membership Required
Free tickets required
Free for members. Space is limited; reservations required.

Get the inside scoop and learn how to make the most of your membership this year. Join us in the galleries to discover a few secrets of the collection. Afterward, meet fellow insiders and meet Museum staff while enjoying complimentary snacks.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show Meet & Greet Tour
Membership Required
Paid reservations required
Members $25; member guests $30

Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour highlighted by informal discussions with three artists about their work. Following the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the show at your leisure.

  • Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 10, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Members-Only Inside Look: Old Masters Now
Dorrance Galleries
Membership Required
Paid tickets required
Members $30; Patron members ($1,500) and above receive two complimentary tickets

An opportunity for members to experience the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection without the crowds

  • Creation Made Visible
    • Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
      Examine the painter’s process through imaging technology with Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation.
  • Sketching Outdoors with Constable, Courbet, and Monet
    • Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
      Consider the logistics and challenges of painting outside with Jennifer Thompson, The Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting and Sculpture and Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection.​
  • Bosch/Not Bosch
    • Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
      ​Delve into the question of who made a painting and how do we know with Christopher Atkins, The Agnes and Jack Mulroney Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and Manager of Curatorial Digital Programs and Initiatives; and Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation.
  • Unveiling Titian
    • Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
      Join Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings, for a conversation about the recently restored Portrait of Archbishop Filippo Archinto.

Art in Focus: New in the Galleries
Thursday, November 30, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Gallery 119
Membership Required
Free tickets required
Free for Sponsors ($500) and above. Space is limited; reservations required.

Join Elisabeth Agro, Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts, for a tour of At the Center: Masters of American Craft. This installation focuses on people who have shaped the field of American modern and contemporary craft.

A Conversation with the Director
Sunday, December 3, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Membership Required
Free tickets required
Members free. Space is limited; reservations are required.​​​

Be part of an insightful exchange with Timothy Rub, our George D. Widener Director and CEO. He'll answer questions submitted by members. Hear about upcoming exhibitions, the expansion and renovation of our main building, and the overall vision for the future of the Museum.

Young Friends Events & Programs

Through a broad range of special events and educational activities organized around the Museum’s world-famous collections, the Young Friends provide a forum for increased appreciation of the arts.
Young Friends Open House
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Room A
Young Friends Program
Reservations required
Free for Young Friends and public; general admission not included. Space is limited.

Connect with new and familiar faces over casual conversation and complimentary cocktails. Learn about the Young Friends program, the difference it makes in the art community, and upcoming events.

First Friday: Inside Out
Friday, October 6, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Meet at 2nd and Market Streets, Philadelphia
Young Friends Program
Reservations required
Free for Young Friends; Young Friend guests $5. Space is limited; reservations are required.

Encounter art in unexpected places. Explore the newest Inside Out installation in Old City during First Friday and see how the Museum is bringing its collection into the community. Followed by a nearby happy hour.

Fall into Art
Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Great Stair Hall
Art-chic cocktail attire
Proceeds benefit the Museum
Paid tickets required
$65; $45 for Young Friends

Party with a purpose in the Museum’s Great Stair Hall. Enjoy after-hours access to art, dancing to the sounds of DJ Royale, an open bar, and surprises around every corner. Visit www.philamuseum.org/yfevent for more information.

Hosted by the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Presented by Neiman Marcus

Associates and Chairman’s Council

Through unique and diverse events and exclusive access to Museum experts, Associates and Chairman's Council members witness firsthand how their support positively impacts the art, the people, and the programs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
War Stories by Opera Philadelphia: Final Dress Rehearsal
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Associate Sponsor membership and above required

Enjoy ​an exclusive preview of this site-specific double bill featuring a Renaissance work by Monteverdi and a new piece by Lembit Beecher. Monteverdi's tale of Tancredi, who battles with a soldier (his lover Clorinda in disguise) is staged in the medieval cloister. Beecher's response to Monteverdi's work, a modern tale of a returned soldier haunted by war, follows in the Great Stair Hall.

Fall Kickoff: Homecoming at the Museum
Monday, September 25, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Vaulted Walkway
Associates Level Required
By invitation only

Grab a hard hat and go behind the scenes with our facilities staff and Museum leadership. Then toast to the future and another exciting year of programming.

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