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School tours of select exhibitions at the Museum allow students a unique opportunity to experience works of art only on view for a limited time.

  • Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life
    Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - Sunday, January 10, 2016

    • This fall, explore science, history, and art through American still life. The artworks in this exhibition are windows onto the world – shedding fresh light on culture, identity, and the natural world through the everyday objects that touch people’s lives. From the carefully observed birds of John James Audubon, the eye fooling realism of Raphaelle Peale or William Harnett, to the pop reproductions of Brillo boxes by Andy Warhol, each work is a primary source revealing insight into such topics as ecology, citizenship, conflict, modernity, and the city of Philadelphia. Students will observe, decode, analyze, and make connections to their own experience using works that span over 200 years of American life, from the early days of the Country to the 1960’s. Among the other artists in the show are Charles Willson Peale, Lilly Martin Spencer, Robert Duncanson, Grant Wood, Horace Pippin, Georgia O’Keeffe, Andrew Wyeth, Alexander Calder, Jasper Johns, and Roy Lichtenstein. A teaching poster for the classroom, with background information and curriculum connections, will be available for K-12 educators.

      School tours are offered for grades K-12 on the following Mondays:
      November 2
      November 9
      November 16
      December 7
      December 14

      Tours are 60 minutes long for K-3 students and 90 minutes for 4 – 12 students. Reduced admission of $8 for students and required chaperones. A limited number of Philadelphia Public, Charter and Archdiocese students will receive free admission and buses thanks to a grant.

  • International Pop
    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - Sunday, May 15, 2016

    • This exhibition chronicles Pop art’s emergence as a global movement, migrating from the United Kingdom and the United States to western and eastern Europe, Latin America, and Japan. Discover the many ways that artists from all over the world engaged with the rise of mass media and consumerism against a backdrop of widespread social and political revolution. Focusing on works made from 1956 to 1972, the exhibition features thrilling examples of British and American Pop alongside lesser known but equally important examples from Brazil, Argentina, Germany, France, Italy, Slovakia, Japan, and other international centers of culture. Represented in the exhibition are paintings, sculptures, prints, film, and ephemera by influential artists from twenty different countries. Among them are Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann, and Ed Ruscha (US); Richard Hamilton, Pauline Boty, Peter Blake, and Clive Barker (UK); Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, and Konrad Lueg (Germany); Ushio Shinohara, Keiichi Tanaami, and Osamu Tezuka (Japan); Hélio Oiticica, Wanda Pimentel, and Antonio Dias (Brazil); and Marta Minujín, Dalila Puzzovio, and Edgardo Giménez (Argentina).

      School tours are offered for grades 4-12 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 24-May 15, 2016

For more information, please contact Education: School & Teacher Programs by phone at 215-684-7580, by fax at 215-236-4063, or by e-mail at .

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