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Member Programs

Members of the Philadelphia Museum of Art are invited to enhance their experiences at the Museum through a variety of exclusive opportunities including tours which highlight the permanent collection, special exhibition preview days, and bus trips and enrichment programs which provide both social and educational opportunities to engage with other Museum members. Members Tours can be reserved by calling the Ticket Center at 215-235-7469, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Fathers and Sons
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free for members

Explore the relationships between Fathers and Sons in our collection, either as the artist of the subject.

Vaulted Walkway
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
SOLD OUT

Learn about the Museum of the future. Discuss Frank Gehry's proposed plan and view the beautiful and rarely seen Vaulted Walkway.

Made in America
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free for Members

Featuring all things American, explore three centuries of this country’s greatest works of art.

  • Sunday, July 10, 2016, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 14, 2016, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, July 24, 2016, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Friday, July 29, 2016, Starts at 6:15 p.m.

Dining Through the Ages
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free for members

Come and whet your appetite for all things food and art. With visual treats including Renaissance feasts and seventeeth century Dutch breakfast pieces, we guarantee this tour will leave you hungry for more!

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016, Starts at 6:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 21, 2016, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Starts at 2:15 p.m.

Member Open House: Creative Africa
Thursday, July 14, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Perelman Skylit Atrium
Membership Required
Reservations required
Members Free; Member Guests $10

Enjoy a members-only evening exploring the galleries in a new way. Celebrate the traditional and contemporary art of the diverse African continent during this after-hours member event. The night will feature first-hand stories and conversations with curators about the connected but distinct shows that make up Creative Africa. A night where everyone can be a kid, with fun opportunities for adults and families alike to explore the creative play of Art Splash. Lite bites and refreshments will be available for purchase and complimentary transportation between the main Museum building and the Perelman Building will be available.

New Member Meet & Greet
Saturday, July 16, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Membership Required
Reservations required
Members free. Space is limited.

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 this year. Join us in the galleries to discover a few secrets of the collection because in the end it’s all about the art. Afterwards, meet fellow insiders and get to know Museum staff while enjoying complimentary snacks.

Embracing the Contemporary: The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Collection
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free for members

Inspiring, provocative, contemplative—this is the art of our time. Tour one of the finest collections of contemporary art in the US today.

  • Saturday, July 16, 2016, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016, Starts at 10:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Friday, August 5, 2016, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 9, 2016, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Saturday, August 20, 2016, Starts at 2:15 p.m.

Ceramics
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free for members

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 10,000 BCE stack up to today’s works.

  • Sunday, July 17, 2016, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Friday, July 22, 2016, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 28, 2016, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 30, 2016, Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Introduction to the Permanent Collection
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free for members

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.

Exclusive Look: New in the Galleries
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free for Sustainer members and above ($500+)
Space is limited

The British period rooms (galleries 277, 278, 279, and 280) are among the Museum’s most prized spaces and offer visitors a ‘walk though time’. Filled with architectural elements from English country houses, they showcase the extraordinary talent of British craftsmen and artists from 1720 to 1830. Join us to learn more about the recent reinstallation of gallery 279 and how it explores English country house life and the furnishings and objects used for eating, drinking, and entertaining in these rooms.

Art of Baseball
Thursday, August 18, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Citizens Bank Park
Membership Required
Reservations required
Members $60, guests $70
Space is limited and reservations are required.

Join us for a private tour of Citizens Bank Park’s artwork with exhibiting artist Max Mason. A life-long baseball fan, Mason was commissioned by the Phillies to paint three murals for the stadium. After the tour enjoy watching the Phillies play the Dodgers from prime seats.

Rodin Ice Cream Social
Sunday, August 21, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Membership Required
Reservations required
Members free; Member guests $10

It’s sweet to be a new member and this Ice Cream Social is just one reason. Mingle with Museum staff and other new members in the tranquil Hamilton Gardens while enjoying complimentary ice cream. Then experience the work of celebrated French sculptor Auguste Rodin in the galleries.

Members Preview - Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism
Friday, October 21, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. (Sustainer members and above)

Saturday, October 22, 2016
10:00 - 5:00 p.m. (all members)

Sunday, October 23, 2016
10:00 - 5:00 p.m. (all members)
Location: Dorrance Galleries, main building, first floor
Membership Required
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 Tea, Poetry, and Rimpa: Works From Japan. ​Advance reservations are not required.

Young Friends Events & Programs

Designed 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.
Behind the Conservation of Nauman's Neon
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Gallery 170

Celebrate the conservation of Bruce Nauman's neon work "The True Artist..."which was completed with funds from a Young Friends grant in 2015. Gain behind the scenes insight into how curators and conservators worked together to restore this iconic work from our collection.

Associates and Chairman’s Council

Through 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.

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For more information, please contact Membership by phone at 215-684-7840 or by e-mail at .

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