Member ProgramsMembers of the Philadelphia Museum of Art are invited to enhance their experiences at the Museum through a variety of exclusive opportunities, including tours that highlight the permanent collection, special exhibition preview days, and bus trips and enrichment programs that provide social and educational opportunities to engage with other Museum members. Member tours can be reserved by calling the Ticket Center at 215-235-7469, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Download the May issue of For Members
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What has been more influential than the invention of the wheel? How about the potter's wheel? Join us to see how the ceramics from 2,500 BCE stack up to today's works.
- Friday, May 5, 2017, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
- Saturday, May 20, 2017, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
- Thursday, May 25, 2017, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
- Tuesday, May 30, 2017, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Start your morning with a crowd free exhibition tour led by those who helped bring American Watercolor to life.Includes entrance to that day’s 10:30 a.m. Watercolor Salon.
- Kathleen Foster, Senior Curator of American Art
- Saturday, May 6, 2017, Starts at 9:30 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
Journey through the galleries and discover a menagerie of animals and fantastic beasts.
- Sunday, May 7, 2017, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
- Friday, May 12, 2017, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
- Friday, May 26, 2017, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
From a nude painting discovered by the Monuments Men to how we got an entire teahouse, you will hear it all on this tour inspired by the most entertaining stories, anecdotes and legends associated with our collection.
- Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
- Thursday, May 11, 2017, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
- Thursday, May 18, 2017, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Starts at 6:15 p.m.
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.
- Wednesday, May 10, 2017, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 16, 2017, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
- Friday, May 19, 2017, Starts at 6:15 p.m.
- Sunday, May 28, 2017, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Starts at 2:15 p.m.
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.
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Join us as we journey to the Museum's below-ground corridors and newly constructed spaces while discovering the rich history of this vast building. A reception with fellow members will follow. Please note that the hard hat tour will require comfortable closed-toe shoes.
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Members free, guests $10 Space is limited and reservations are required.
It's sweet to be a new member and this Springtime Social is just one reason. Mingle with Museum staff and other new members surrounded by the landscape of Fairmount Park while enjoying complimentary lemonade and cookies. Then get a glimpse into Philadelphia's rich cultural heritage as you walk through the historic house, Mt. Pleasant. A complimentary shuttle will be available between the main building and Mount Pleasant.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Independent art historian Elizabeth A. Anderson helps new and longstanding members discover the Museum's rich history, from our Centennial Exhibition origins to our transition into the new millennium.
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.
- Friday, June 23, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
- Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Sunday, June 25, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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.
Young Friends Events & ProgramsDesigned for the area’s most culturally engaged young professionals, the Young Friends program offers captivating events with curators and local artists, art-inspired excursions throughout Philadelphia, and interactive social events designed to spark a lifelong love affair with art.
6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Connect art, flowers, and cocktails through fascinating stories and up-close discovery. Decode how earlier painters relied on flowers to convey specific messages within their work and the not-so-cryptic symbolism involved. Join us as Joshua Helmer, Assistant Director for Interpretation, translates works from our collection and end the tour with cocktails in the galleries, including flowers pretty enough to eat.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Welcome summer with the Young Friends! Bring your own picnic to enjoy on the ground and join us for a private tour of the Rodin Museum and garden lawn games.
Associates and Chairman’s CouncilThrough 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.
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
By invitation only
Associates Members and above ($2,500+)
Did we recently discover a hidden gem in our collection? See for yourself as we close out the year with this fascinating presentation from our pioneering staff, who are constantly exploring the Museum's holdings.
Chairman's Council Events
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