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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 - The Golden Age of Dutch Painting
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free for members

Discover the Dutch Golden Age of art and culture through seventeenth century pieces in our permanent collection.

  • Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, June 28, 2015, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015, Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Members Tour - Fairmount Water Works
Tours meet in West Entrance (Lenfest Hall)
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free for members

Join Park House Guides on a tour of the Fairmount Water Works.

  • Thursday, June 11, 2015, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 13, 2015, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Friday, June 19, 2015, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015, Starts at 6:15 p.m.

Members Tour - Introduction to the Permanent Collection
Wednesday, June 17, 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.

Members Tour - 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 or the subject.

  • Thursday, June 18, 2015, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 21, 2015, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Friday, June 26, 2015, Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Members Preview - Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting

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 first look at Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting which features world-famous works by Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cassatt, and more. Experience the captivating story behind the visionary art dealer who creatively promoted and encouraged widespread appreciation of one of today’s most popular art movements.

Museum Circle Preview, for Sustainers and above ($500+)
Friday, June 19, 2015

Members’ Monday
Experience the exhibition when the Museum is closed to the public. The exhibition and Impressionist galleries will be open exclusively for members only on this day.

During the Previews
Recharge in our pop-up Members' Hospitality Suite with a complimentary cup of coffee or tea. Created exclusively for our loyal supporters, the suite is your place to relax, learn, and socialize. Open 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and located off of the North Auditorium Gallery on the ground floor. Members must show a valid membership card to gain entry. On the evening of Friday, June 19, Museum Circle members will enjoy complimentary light bites and a cash bar.
  • Friday, June 19, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 20, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 21, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, June 22, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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.
Annual Young Friends Day in the Park
Sunday, June 7, 2015
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Rodin Museum
Young Friends Program
Reservations required
Free Young Friends event; public $8

Welcome summer with the Young Friends. Join us for a private tour of the Rodin Museum and bring your own picnic to enjoy on the grounds.

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.
Year-End Celebration and Conversation: An Inside Look at the Making of Special Exhibitions
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Associates Level Required
Reservations required
Call 215-684-7766 for more information or to RSVP
Associates & Chairman’s Council Membership required

Meet the Museum staff who work behind-the-scenes to bring engaging and enriching exhibitions to life, including Alice O. Beamesderfer, The Pappas-Sarbanes Deputy Director for Collections and Programs; Sherry Babbitt, The William T. Ranney Director of Publishing; Yana Balson, Assistant Director of Exhibition Planning; Erica Battle, The John Alchin and Hal Marryatt Associate Curator of Contemporary Art; Sharon Hildebrand, Head Preparator; Ah-Young Kim, Manager of School Visits; Jack Schlechter, The Park Family Director of Installation Design; and Linda Yun, Registrar for Exhibitions. Hear their stories and join us as we raise a glass to another exciting year made possible by your leadership support.

For more information, please contact Membership by phone at 215-684-7840, by fax at 215-235-0042, or by e-mail at .

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