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June 24th, 1997
Courtyard Cafe Hosts Wednesday Night Crab Feasts

Wednesday nights in July will find the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Courtyard Café serving a summertime classic--seasoned and steamed crabs by the bushel! On the evenings of July 9, 16, 23 and 30, the Crab Feast Buffet ($19.95 per person) will feature all-you-can-eat crabs, corn on the cob, barbecue chicken, cold salads, jalapeño corn bread, watermelon, brownies and soft drinks. Draft beer, wine and specialty drinks will also be available for an additional charge.

The Courtyard Café sits beneath a festive tent on the Museum's East Terrace, and offers diners a spectacular view of the Philadelphia skyline. Seating is limited. Call (215) 684-7990 for information and to make reservations. All dining facilities at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are managed by Restaurant Associates, an award-winning firm that specializes in presenting creative menus in a sophisticated ambience appropriate to cultural institutions and private dining facilities. Their clients include New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

The Crab Feast Buffet complements the ongoing, celebrated series of Wednesday Nights at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Every Wednesday evening, the Museum hosts an entertaining mix of film, performances, tours and more. Wednesday Nights begin at 5:00 p.m. and continue to 8:45 p.m. Admission to the Museum is $7.00 for adults, and $4.00 for children ages 5 to 17, students with valid I.D., and senior citizens ages 62 and over. Call (216) 684-7860 for information about Wednesday Nights.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Its facilities include its landmark Main Building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Perelman Building, located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Rodin Museum on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and two 18th-century houses in Fairmount Park, Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove. The Museum offers a wide variety of activities for public audiences, including special exhibitions, programs for children and families, lectures, concerts and films.

For additional information, contact the Marketing and Communications Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at (215) 684-7860. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. For general information, call (215) 763-8100, or visit the Museum's website at www.philamuseum.org.

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