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July 12th, 2005
Museum Offers Gallery Tours, Family-Friendly Performances, Demonstrations And More During Fall Season

The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s award-winning Division of Education continues to offer Something Every Sunday during its fall and winter season of Family Programs, featuring an exciting slate of hands-on activities, gallery tours, performances, and kid-friendly tours. With over 75 years of service, the Division of Education continues to set a national standard for excellence in its educational programming that include art classes, family activities, lectures, teacher resources and workshops, and accessible programs for people with disabilities. The new season includes family events exploring printmaking and features the popular Something Every Sunday activities at family-friendly prices.

Something Every Sunday

The Museum’s Something Every Sunday program presents imaginative ways for families to explore the works of art in the Museum and to make their own art in its studios and galleries. Museum admission is pay what you wish on Sundays, providing an affordable option for families to spend the day together. Venerable programs such as Drawing Together, which encourages family members to try their hands with pencil and sketchpad in the galleries, and Early Bird Read and Look, which invites preschoolers and their families to a storytelling session followed by a related craft workshop, are joined by new offerings this season. Tours for Tots proves you’re never too young to enjoy the Museum, while Medieval Craft Demonstrations offers a glimpse into the Museum’s excellent arms and armor collection. Self-guided family tours focusing on different aspects of the Museum’s collections are always available at the West Information Desk. Full schedules are available online at www.philamuseum.org.

Something Every Sunday schedule for fall 2005

Ages 3–5

    Early Bird Read and Look
    Paid tickets required.
    10:15–11 a.m.

    • September 11 and 25 - The Knight and the Dragon
    • October 9 and 30 - The Big Green Monster
    • November 13- Where the Wild Things Are
    • December 11 and 18 - Caps for Sale


    Tours for Tots
    11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

    • September 18 - Clay Creations
    • October 9 - Faces
    • November 6 - Chairs
    • December 11 - Music in the Museum

Ages 6-10

    Family Gallery Tour
    Free tickets required.
    11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (except where noted)

    • September 25 - Artistic Families
    • October 2 - Asian Adventure (10:30 and 12:30)
    • October 23 - Cubism for Kids (10:30 and 12:30)
    • November 13 - The Life of a Knight
    • December 18 - Modern Madness

All Ages

    Drawing Together
    12–2:30 p.m.

    • September 11 and 18
    • October 2, 9 and 23
    • November 6 and 20
    • December 11 and 18


    Medieval Craft Demonstrations
    11 a.m.-2 p.m.

    • October 30
    • November 6, 13 and 20


Special Family Events

Special Family Events are designed around a theme to highlight different artistic heritages through performances and hands-on activities at family-friendly prices. Museum teachers assist children in hands-on crafts that complement the performance.

  • Korean Family Day, Sunday, October 2, 2005
    Philadelphia-area Korean drumming and dancing troupe Sorimori will entertain the whole family as it presents traditional dance and ancient rituals. The Make and Take Workshop will feature Korean masks and fans, and an artist’s demonstration will feature hanji, traditional rice paper decoration.
    10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Make and Take Workshop
    11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Performances by Sorimori
    11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanji demonstration
    12-2:30 p.m. Drawing Together
  • Picasso Party, Sunday, October 23, 2005
    Celebrate master of Cubism Pablo Picasso’s birthday at the Museum, which owns many works by the artist. Performances by the Picasso People will bring paintings to life through stories, masks, mime, and puppetry, while the Cubism for Kids tour will help children interpret and understand modern art.
    10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Make and Take Crafts
    11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Performance by the Picasso People
    10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Cubism for Kids
    12-2:30 p.m. Drawing Together
  • Printing Philadelphia: The Big Block! December 4, 2005
    The Museum and the Philadelphia Print Collaborative join forces for an exciting day of printmaking at the Museum. Through demonstrations, workshops, and activities that explore the multicultural history of woodcut prints, The Big Block! will provide participants of all ages and abilities the opportunity to experience the rich tradition of relief printmaking.
    10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Make and Take Workshops
    12-3 p.m. Printmaking Demonstrations
    12-3 p.m. Collabrative Printmaking Event
  • Winter Break Family Studio, December 27-30, 2005
    The extremely popular Summer Family Studio will make an unseasonable appearance for children on winter break. The Museum’s Wintersteen Student Center will be turned into a family destination filled with art-making stations, a reading nook, and a kids’ play area. Kids will be able to create magnificent works of art in this free, drop-in program offered from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Art Classes for Children

The Division of Education offers a host of studio art programs for children, using the masterpieces in the Museum’s permanent collections as sources of inspiration. The classes are an introduction, or continuation of, the Museum’s regular art classes, all of which encourage the development of observation and creative thinking skills. No prior experience is necessary for any children’s classes, but pre-registration is required and class size is limited. For a full schedule, visit the website at www.philamuseum.org/education or call for a brochure at 215-235-SHOW.

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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