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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: Philadelphia Icons
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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.

  • Friday, July 20, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Exhibition Tour: Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and see how artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Jacob Lawrence challenged convention and forged bold new styles.

  • Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Sunday, July 29, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, August 16, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, August 26, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Tour: How to Un-Confuse Confusing Art
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Ever look at contemporary art and just scratch your head? Join us for an interactive tour that explores how to look at art of our time in a new way.

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Thursday, July 26, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

Members’ Meetup at Parks on Tap
Thursday, August 2, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park
Membership Required
Free for Members
Free for member guests

​The city’s traveling pop-up beer garden visits East Fairmount Park. Enjoy artisan demonstrations and chats about beer history inside a colonial masterpiece.

Food and beverages available for purchase.
Drink proceeds during Happy Hour (5:00–7:00 p.m.) benefit the Museum.
“History of Beer Chat” at 6:30 p.m.

Members’ Book Club: The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington
Museum Library, Perelman Building

Join a discussion of the fantasy classic The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington. This talk will be led by a member of our Library staff.

To join our book club mailing list, email memberservices@philamuseum.org.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
  • Saturday, August 4, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tour: A Walk through Time
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Where else can you visit a medieval cloister, an Indian temple hall, English and French country estates, and a Japanese teahouse in an hour? Join us as we take a walk through time.

  • Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Friday, August 10, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, August 19, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

New Member Ice Cream Social
Sunday, August 12, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Rodin Museum
Membership Required
Free tickets required
Free for members; $10 for member guests

Mingle with Museum staff and other new members in the Rodin Museum’s tranquil Hamilton Garden while enjoying complimentary ice cream from the Franklin Fountain. Then explore one of the world’s great collections of works by Auguste Rodin. Space is limited.

Member Outing: The Art of Baseball
Thursday, August 16, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Membership Required
Paid reservations required
Members $60, guests $70. Space is limited.

Go on a private tour of the artwork on view at Citizens Bank Park with artist Max Mason. A lifelong baseball fan, Mason was commissioned by the Phillies to paint three murals for the stadium. After the tour, watch the Fightin’ Phils play the New York Mets from prime seats.

Art in Focus
Thursday, August 23, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
SOLD OUT

Get a behind-the-scenes look at our Photography Studio’s efforts to advance the future of imaging. Also see how our photographers create a visual documentation of the Museum’s rich history.

Private Tour: Face to Face
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Membership Required
Paid reservations required
Members $25; Patrons and above ($1,500+) receive two complimentary tickets to private tours per year.​

Go on a guided tour of the exhibition Face to Face: Portraits of Artists with Peter Barberie, the Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center.

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.
Dear Fleisher
Friday, September 14, 2018
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Young Friends Program
Reservations required
Free for Young Friends; $10 guests

Enjoy an exclusive tour of Dear Fleisher, a biennial exhibition and sale of postcard-sized art. Then join local artists for demos, drinks, and a chance to make your own artwork.

Fall into Art
Saturday, November 3, 2018
8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Sponsor reception: 8:00–9:00 p.m.
Party: 9:00 p.m.–midnight
Young Friends Program
Paid reservations required
$65; $45 for Young Friend; $250+ for VIP sponsorship

Don’t miss our biggest party of the year. Catwalk into the galleries for late-night access, dance to the sounds of DJ Royale in the Great Stair Hall, and show us your best art-chic look inspired by the drama and glamour of Fabulous Fashion. And did we mention the open bar? More info >>

Funds raised through this event benefit the Museum.

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.
Welcome New Associates: Reception and Tour
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free reservation required

Mix and mingle with other new Associates members at this welcome reception. Then enjoy a private Scandalous tour with one of our Museum guides.​

Date with a Curator
Thursday, August 2, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free reservation required

​​Get to know Kristina Haugland, our Le Vine Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles. She will talk about her favorite works in the collection and share a few behind-the-scenes stories​. A light reception follows.

Associates & Chairman’s Council Fall Kick-Off Party
Monday, September 17, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free reservation required

Raise a glass to the upcoming year with our newest curators and experts.

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