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College programs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are designed to appeal to a diverse audience of students, from groups of friends on a weekend visit to specific classes on organized academic tours.

Museum Studies Internship Program

The Museum Studies Internship Program is an unpaid volunteer internship opportunity that exposes interns to the inner workings of a major metropolitan museum, promoting an awareness of careers in the field through experiences not available in most academic settings. The Museum selects a diverse group of talented undergraduate and graduate students from a highly competitive, international pool of candidates.

College Tours

The Museum encourages college group tours of the galleries. Self-guided tours are an easy way to transfer an established classroom dynamic to a new and exciting learning environment. Knowledgeable Museum staff members are also available for guided tours that can address a wide range of curricular topics.

Please book in advance. Prearranging your tour will expedite the admissions process. For reservations, please call 215-684-7580.

  • Museum Staff-Led Tours are offered Tuesdays through Fridays, 12:00–4:00 p.m. There is a $75 lecture fee plus $12 admission per student with valid ID. These tours must be booked at least one month in advance and are subject to staff availability.
  • Self-Guided Tours are offered Tuesdays through Sundays, 12:00–4:00 p.m. There is a $12 admission fee per student with valid ID. These tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance.


Join over 2,000 national and international students for a day of exhibitions, special programs, and tours at some of the city’s most exciting cultural centers.

This year's CollegeFest is Saturday, September 12, 2015 >>

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Explore themes in selected works of art through papers and texts as presented by leading art historians and conservators.

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"The Masterpieces" with Joshua R. Helmer
First Wednesday of every month 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.

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.

  • The Annunciation, 1898, by Henry Ossawa Tanner
    • Thursday, June 2, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, June 3, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, June 4, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Sunflowers, 1888 or 1889, by Vincent van Gogh
    • Thursday, July 7, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, July 8, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, July 9, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Fountain, 1950 (replica of 1917 original), by Marcel Duchamp
    • Thursday, August 4, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, August 5, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, August 6, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Anne d’Harnoncourt Society - Director's Conversation: Museums and the Marketplace
Thursday, June 2, 2016
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
Free tickets required
Museum admission not required

Get the scoop on the international art market from two leaders in the field—the Museum’s Widener Director, Timothy Rub, and noted auction house executive Marc Porter.

Community Conversations: Creative Africa
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Starts at 2:30 p.m.
Location: Perelman Building
Paid tickets required
$20 (Free for Members), includes Museum Admission

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

In the Artist’s Voice
Location: Perelman Building
Paid tickets required
$20 (Free for members), includes Museum admission

Talk about art with the people who make it.

  • Ananias Léki Dago
    • Saturday, June 25, 2016, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
      Photographer Ananias Léki Dago and Peter Barberie (Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center) discuss Three Photographers/Six Cities.


For more information, please contact The Division of Education by phone at 215-684-7580, by fax at 215-236-4063, or by e-mail at .

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