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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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Members Previews - Wild: Michael Nichols
Sunday, June 25, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Membership Required
Free for Members

Experience the exhibition before it opens to the public during our private Members' Preview. During this time, members have exclusive access to the exhibition galleries for a free first look of Wild: Michael Nichols.

Fairmount Waterworks
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Starts at 6:15 p.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Join Park House Guides on a tour of the Fairmount Water Works. Moderate walking involved. Weather permitting.​​

Flowers in Art
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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.

Crowning the Parkway: The Architecture of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Join Park House Guides to learn about the history, architecture, and exterior sculpture that make the Museum a Philadelphia icon. Moderate walking involved. Weather permitting.​​

  • Wednesday, July 5, 2017, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Friday, July 28, 2017, Starts at 6:15 p.m.

Made in America
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Tour the Museum's American Collection as we celebrate U.S. independence.

  • Thursday, July 6, 2017, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, July 9, 2017, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 22, 2017, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 27, 2017, Starts at 10:15 a.m.

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

Explore the work of legendary photographer Michael Nichols and be transported to some of the most remote areas of the world through his split-second images.

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 23, 2017, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 29, 2017, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Friday, August 18, 2017, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 27, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Arms and Armor
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

The Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Collection (galleries 245–249) features a remarkable selection of fine armor and arms. Learn how these objects were produced and how some can be traced back to the armories of powerful rulers.

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017, Starts at 6:15 p.m.
  • Friday, July 14, 2017, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 20, 2017, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 25, 2017, Starts at 2:15 p.m.

New Member Meet & Greet
Saturday, July 15, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: South Terrace Conference Room A & B
Membership Required
Reservations required
Members free. Space is limited.

As a member, you're privy to a lot of insider info. Get the scoop at this free event and learn how to make the most of your membership, and then join us in the galleries to discover a few secrets of the collection. Afterward, meet fellow members and Museum staff over complimentary snacks. Members free. Space is limited and reservations are required.​

How to un-confuse confusing art
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Ever look at art and just scratch your head? We all have, and we’re here to help. Join us for a lively, interactive tour that explores how to look at art in a new way. By understanding some basic symbols, stories, and metaphors that are commonly used by artists, you’ll be able to understand art as you never have. ​

Introduction to the Permanent Collection
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Now offered on the third Wednesday of each month, this members-only tour provides an overview of some of the Museum’s most renowned treasures in a variety of media.

Art of Baseball
Monday, July 24, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Citizens Bank Park

Join us for a private tour of Citizens Bank Park’s artwork ​with exhibiting artist Max Mason. A life-long baseball fan, Mason was commissioned by the Phillies to paint three murals for the stadium. After the tour enjoy watching the Phillies play the Houston Astros from prime seats.

Art in Focus: Celebrating the Johnson Collection
Location: Paintings Conservation Studio, Perelman Building
Membership Required
Free tickets required
Free for Sponsors and above

Conservators and curators offer up-close encounters with European paintings as they prepare these works for this fall's Old Masters Now exhibition. You'll hear from Museum staff about the responsibilities and rewards of caring for this extraordinary collection. ​

Recommended for ages 13 and above
  • Saturday, August 5, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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.​

  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Friday, August 11, 2017, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

New Member Ice Cream Social
Sunday, August 13, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Rodin Museum

It’s sweet to be a new member and this Ice Cream Social is just one reason. Mingle with Museum staff and other new members in the tranquil Hamilton Gardens while enjoying complimentary ice cream. Then experience the work of celebrated French sculptor Auguste Rodin in the galleries. ​

Rain Date: Sunday, August 20

Members’ Book Club: I am Venus: A Novel
Location: Perelman Building Library

Let your love of art and literature come together. Join us for coffee and a discussion of I am Venus: A Novel with author Barbara Mujica. This breathtaking historical novel reimagines the dramatic life and loves of the Baroque Spanish painter Diego Velázquez. The riveting account of a great artist's rise to prominence, this novel is set against the backdrop of political turmoil and romantic scandal.

The Members' Book Club meets in the Library's Reading Room located on the second floor of the Perelman Building. Each session includes coffee and a discussion lead by our library staff. ​
  • Thursday, August 17, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 19, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Members Previews: Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection
Membership Required
Free tickets required
Free for members

Experience the exhibition before it opens to the public during our private Members' Preview. During this time, members have exclusive access to the exhibition galleries for a free first look of Old Masters Now.​

  • 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.

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.
Up Your 'Gram Game
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Young Friends Program
Free tickets required
Free for Young Friends; $5 for guests

You don't have to be a professional to experience the split-second magic of photography. Explore the Museum's surroundings and unlock your phones with street photographer and Instagram influencer @urphillypal as we learn more about Instagramming art, inspired by our newest exhibition Wild: Michael Nichols.

From Slaughterhouses to Skateparks
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Young Friends Program
Paid tickets required
$20 for Young Friends; $25 for guests

Go off the beaten path and get access to sites along the Schuylkill Riverfront with Hidden City Philadelphia. Learn more about the city you love and the little known histories that go along with it. Then enjoy a nearby happy hour.

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.

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