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

Devoted to images inspired by the Christian faith, this tour features works by many of the greatest artists of the Renaissance, such as van Eyck, Botticelli and Bellini.

  • Thursday, May 26, 2016, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2016, Starts at 2:15 p.m.

Crowning the Parkway: The Architecture of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Friday, May 27, 2016
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free for members

Learn about the history, architecture, and exterior sculpture that make the Museum a Philadelphia icon. Moderate walking involved. Weather permitting.

Women in Art
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free for Members

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, women have always played an essential role in the creation of art. Join us, as we explore their many contributions to both art and culture.

Fathers and Sons
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.

  • Thursday, June 9, 2016, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Friday, June 17, 2016, Starts at 6:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 19, 2016, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016, Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Period Rooms: A Walk Through Time
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free for members

Where else in Philadelphia can you visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house all in an hour? Nowhere but here! So come, experience the world, and join us as we talk a walk through time.

  • Friday, June 10, 2016, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 18, 2016, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Friday, June 24, 2016, Starts at 2:15 p.m.

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

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

  • Saturday, June 11, 2016, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 26, 2016, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016, Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Perelman Architecture Tour
Tours meet in the Perelman Building lobby.
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free for members

Discover the most richly embellished example of Art Deco architecture to be erected in Philadelphia in the 1920s.

  • Thursday, June 16, 2016, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 25, 2016, Starts at 2:15 p.m.

Members Preview - Embracing the Contemporary: The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Collection
Friday, June 24, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. (Sustainer members and above)

Saturday, June 25, 2016
10:00 - 5:00 p.m. (all members)

Sunday, June 26, 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 Embracing the Contemporary: The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Collection. Advance reservations are not required.

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.

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.

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.
Inside Out Walking Tour
Thursday, June 16, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Old City (301 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106)

Encounter art in unexpected places. Take a tour of the large-scale, high-quality Inside Out installations in Old City and explore how the Museum is bringing its collection into the community. Then join us for a casual happy hour.

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.

Associates Events

Third Place: The Philadelphia Museum of Art as a Civic Space
Thursday, June 9, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Associates Level Required
Reservations required
Free for Associate members and above ($2,500+)
Call 215-684-7766 to reserve

As the city's institutions prepare for the Parkway Centennial in 2017, join Gail Harrity, President and Chief Operating Officer along with other staff and special guests, to take a look at the past, present, and future of the Museum's immense footprint in the city of Philadelphia. Learn about our extensive grounds, ranging from the main building to the Park Houses to the Rodin and Sculpture gardens, and our changing relationship with the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Chairman's Council Events

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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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