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Member Events & 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 Tour - A Walk Through Time
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Tours meet at the 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 take a walk through time.

Members Tour - Framing Modern & Contemporary Art
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free for members

Go beyond the canvas and explore the reasoning behind the frames and lack of frames in the Modern and Contemporary galleries.

Members Tour - A Feast for the Eyes: European Dining
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. Join us as we examine the furniture, paintings, and decorative arts that were made for the food obsessed. We guarantee this tour will leave you hungry for more!

  • Tuesday, August 4, 2015, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 12, 2015, Starts at 6:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 27, 2015, Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Members Tour - Monet to Van Gogh
Tours meet in West Entrance (Lenfest Hall)
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free members event.

Simply put, this tour features some of the greatest impressionist and post-impressionist art in the world.

  • Thursday, August 6, 2015, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Friday, August 14, 2015, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Friday, August 21, 2015, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015, Starts at 2:15 p.m.

Members Tour - Dressed for Success: Arms and Armor
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free for members

The Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Collection (galleries 245–249) features a remarkable selection of fine armor and arms. Learn how these objects were produced and how some can be traced back to the armories of powerful rulers.

  • Friday, August 7, 2015, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 20, 2015, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, August 23, 2015, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 29, 2015, Starts at 2:15 p.m.

Members Tour - Schuylkill Stroll
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free for members

Join the Park House Guides on a walking tour while exploring the history of the Schuylkill river. Moderate walking involved.

  • Thursday, August 13, 2015, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Saturday, August 15, 2015, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015, Starts at 6:15 p.m.

Rodin Ice Cream Social
Sunday, August 16, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Rodin Gardens and Galleries

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. Trolley service will be provided to and from the Main Building and the Rodin Museum from 4:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Members Tour - Introduction to the Permanent Collection
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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 26, 2015
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free for Sustainer members and above ($500+)

At The Center: Masters of American Craft focuses on significant people who shaped the field of American modern and contemporary craft. This program will highlight the careers of fiber artist Ted Hallman and ceramicist Robert Winokur, two Philadelphia-based artists. Tour the latest iteration of this focused series with Elisabeth Agro, The Nancy M. McNeil Associate Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Craft and Decorative Arts.

Young Friends Events & Programs

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.
Artist Meet and Greet
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Location: Committee Room
Young Friends Program
Reservations required
Young Friends Members free

Join us for a champagne toast with contemporary mixed-media artist, Anthony Campuzano. The evening will celebrate his recently acquired and installed art work, Forecast, funded by the Young Friends.

Fall into Street Art
Friday, September 18, 2015
8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Join Philly’s most culturally connected contemporaries as the season’s hottest soiree goes underground. Inspired by the city’s vibrant street art and held in the Museum’s hidden tunnel, this event will be an unforgettable night. Enjoy mouthwatering street fare, open bar, music, and live entertainment, all while supporting the Museum.

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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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