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A variety of special events are happening in conjunction with this exhibition, for members and the public alike.

Members-Only

Members Preview - American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent
Friday, February 24, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 26, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Dorrance Galleries, main building, first floor

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 American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent.

Young Friends

Watercolor Remix: A Party Hosted by the Young Friends
Saturday, February 25, 2017
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Enjoy Philly in a new light – all while partying with a purpose. Add a splash of color to your Saturday night with an art-inspired open bar, music by DJ Royale, and gourmet dessert stations. Wander through our latest exhibition, American Watercolor, at this after-hours party. Proceeds benefit the Museum. For those age 21 and over. ​

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Members-Only

Exclusive Look: Coffee and Conversation with American Watercolor Curator
Sunday, February 26, 2017
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Membership Required
Free tickets required
Sustainer ($500+) and above

Discover how a once-disparaged art form became an American phenomenon, when you join exhibition curator Kathleen Foster, The Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Senior Curator of American Art, for an intimate discussion over coffee.​

Courses & Workshops

Watercolor Sketch
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Great Stair Hall
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Take a moment to stop and sketch the roses, drawing inspiration from a large scale still life in the Museum's Great Stair Hall. Inspired by both American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent and the upcoming PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, Holland: Flowering the World, join us for an evening of watercolor sketching. No reservations required; all ability levels welcome.

Exhibition Tours

American Watercolors
Paid tickets required
$36 ($30 Members)

Enjoy a guided tour of American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent before the Museum is open to the public. Price includes a one-hour exhibition tour and general Museum admission.

Please arrive at the West Entrance 15 minutes prior to the start time. ​
  • Thursday, March 2, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, March 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, April 2, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, April 7, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, April 9, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, April 14, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, May 5, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, May 7, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Talks & Tours

Watercolor Salons
Location: Dorrance Galleries
Paid tickets required
$25 (Free for members); includes Museum and Special Exhibition admission
Call 215-235-7469 to reserve tickets

Lively conversations about American Watercolor and related topics.

  • Women and Watercolor
    • Saturday, March 4, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
      ​​Hear about women’s contributions to the art of watercolor from artist Eileen Goodman and McNeil Curator of American Art Kathleen A. Foster.
  • Painting with Light
    • Thursday, April 6, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
      ​Examine the connections between stained glass and watercolor with artist Judith Schaechter and McNeil Curator of American Art Kathleen A. Foster. Funded by the Graduate Guides.

Teacher Workshops

Try a Technique: Watercolor
Saturday, March 25, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
3 NJ or PA hours
Location: Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Paid tickets required
$40 ($32 Members)

​​Delve into watercolor with this hands-on workshop inspired by the special exhibition American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent. Start by exploring the works in the exhibition and learning about how the medium of watercolor grew in popularity between 1860 and 1925. From illustrative detailed graphite drawings overlaid with watercolor washes, to loosely painted purely transparent watercolor paintings, you’ll experience the variety, spontaneity, and immediacy of watercolor. Then take brush to paper with teaching artist Rebecca Hoenig to experiment with the medium for yourself and bring back tips for your classroom.​

Courses & Workshops

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Sunday, March 26, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Library

​Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism, focusing on women watercolorists. Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. We will provide reference materials and refreshments. The first 25 enrollees will also receive a complimentary same-day ticket to the exhibition American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent.

Facilitated by Mary Mark Ockerbloom (Wikipedian in Residence at the Chemical Heritage Foundation) and Sarah Beetham (adjunct lecturer in art history and material culture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts).

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