Celebrate the Holidays

The Museum is a wonderful place to bring family and friends throughout the holiday season. Enjoy an array of festive programs while experiencing the beauty of art. There is something for everyone: caroling through the galleries, a holiday card-making station, and Art After 5 musical performances, including a Nutcracker-inspired winter program.

Gallery Tour: Christmas Story in Art
Location: Meets in Lenfest Hall

Take a guided tour and look at works of art that tell the story of Christmas.

  • Saturday, December 20, 2014, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 21, 2014, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 23, 2014, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 24, 2014, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 26, 2014, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 27, 2014, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 28, 2014, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 29, 2014, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 30, 2014, Starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 31, 2014, Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Members Tour - Walking Through a Winter Wonderland
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

See how the Museum’s collection captures the beauty and excitement of winter; including the landscapes, the holiday season and festive entertaining.

Winter Family Studio (all ages)

Shake off the cabin fever and bring the family to the Museum during winter break. Create art together in the Winter Family Studio.

  • Friday, December 26, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 27, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 28, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 29, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Holiday Family Gallery Tour (all ages)
Tour Meets at Winter Family Studio on the Second Floor Balcony.

Shake off the cabin fever and bring the family to the Museum during winter break. Explore the collection on a Holiday Family Gallery Tour.

  • Friday, December 26, 2014, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 27, 2014, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 28, 2014, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 29, 2014, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 30, 2014, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 31, 2014, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.

A Long Weekend of Holiday Concerts
Location: Great Stair Hall

Enjoy holiday-inspired performances by local choirs and music groups.

  • Nashirah: The Jewish Chorale of Greater Philadelphia
    • Friday, December 26, 2014, Starts at 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
  • Keystone State Boychoir and Pennsylvania Girlchoir
    • Saturday, December 27, 2014, Starts at 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
  • Singing City
    • Sunday, December 28, 2014, Starts at 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
  • Kennett Symphony Children’s Chorus
    • Monday, December 29, 2014, Starts at 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

Barbara Montgomery Holiday Jazz
Friday, December 26, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Barbara Montgomery sings a program of holiday songs, many that she recorded with master jazz pianist Tom Lawton, with a reflection on giving, sharing, and for being there when our loved ones need us. Her soulful interpretations will leave you with humble tidings that enhance the holiday spirit.

Just Breathe: Yoga White Party
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Get centered before midnight at the museum. Learn about the time-honored practice of yoga through meditative exercises, yoga postures, and breathing techniques among the beauty of the Museum’s collection. After a peaceful stretch, participate in a hands-on art making activity to set an intention for the new year. Henna tattoos, themed tours, and specialty healthy menu items will be available throughout the night. Don’t forget to bring your yoga mat and wear white.

Make Stuff: Mandalas
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Yoga
6:30pm-7:30 p.m.

Meditation
7:45-8:15 p.m.

New Years Day Brunch
Thursday, January 1, 2015
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Granite Hill
Reservations required
$45 per person, plus tax & gratuity. Members receive a 10% discount.

Toast 2015 at Granite Hill’s New Year’s Day Brunch on Thursday, January 1st. Indulge in classic omelet, waffle and carving stations while celebrating the year ahead.

To make reservations, please call (215) 684-7990 or visit Open Table.

Members Tour - Love is in the Air
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Valentine’s Day reminds us of Cupid, the winged immortal whose legendary arrow sparks love in all it strikes. This tour looks at Cupid as well as love and marriage in both historic and mythological contexts.

  • Sunday, February 8, 2015, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015, Starts at 6:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 15, 2015, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015, Starts at 6:15 p.m.

Members Tour - Ceramics
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

What has been more influential than the invention of the wheel? Well, how about the potter’s wheel? Join us, as we tour the history of ceramics.

  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Friday, February 20, 2015, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 26, 2015, Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Music in the Galleries with The Curtis Institute of Music

Join us for these informal concerts in the galleries by the gifted young musicians of the Curtis Institute of Music. Prior to each concert, we look at a work of art and interpret it within the context of the performance. For all ages – music and art lovers alike!

Music in the Galleries is generously supported by Cooke & Bieler, LP.
  • Expression/Introspection
    • Saturday, February 21, 2015, Starts at 1:30 p.m., and 2:15 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
      Location: Gallery 155
      Works by Beethoven and Janáček underscore the compelling effects of art and music.