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July 19th, 2007
Museum Adds Options, Hours, Discounts And Partnerships Making Travel And Visiting Easier For Renoir Landscapes


The Philadelphia Museum of Art anticipates an enthusiastic public response when tickets for Renoir Landscapes go on sale to the public on September 5, 2007. The Museum has also taken a variety of steps to make it easy to visit the only U.S. venue to host the acclaimed internationally touring exhibition, which is organized by the National Gallery of Art in London, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art .

With visitors expected from throughout the region and around the country, the Museum has expanded its exhibition hours on weekends and organized a variety of group tour opportunities. It has partnered with some of the city’s leading hotels to offer VIP tickets and with Amtrak to enable discounted travel to Philadelphia along its northeast corridor routes. Below is an overview of what many visitors will want to know as they plan ahead.

Visitor Information

Days and Hours
October 4, 2007- January 6, 2008
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Tues., Wed., Thurs)
10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Sat., Sun.)
Closed Mondays, except specified holidays (see below)
(Extended exhibition closing hours may vary on weekends; visit the website for details or call 215-235 SHOW (7469).)

Holiday Hours
Columbus Day (Monday, Oct. 8): 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
New Years Eve (Monday, Dec. 31): 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
New Years Day (Tuesday, Jan. 1): 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tickets
The start date for tickets on sale for Renoir Landscapes will be Wednesday, September 5, 2007. Timed tickets may be purchased on site, by calling the Ticket Center at 215-235-SHOW (7469) or via the Museum’s website. See below for weekday and weekend prices. A $3 service charge applies to Ticket Center and online purchases.

A complimentary audio tour is available with each exhibition ticket. A special children’s audio tour is also available.

Ticket prices for Renoir Landscapes
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays:
$22 - Adults
$20 - Seniors (62+)
$18 - Students (with ID) and youth 13-18
$12 - Children (5-12)
Free - Children 4 and under

$17 - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in October at 3:00 and 3:30 p.m.
Free - Members

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
$24 - Adults
$22 - Seniors
$20 - Students (with ID) and youth 13-18
$14 - Children (5-12)
Free - Children 4 and under
Free - Members
(For information about Member benefits, visit www.philamuseum.org/membership or call (215) 235-SHOW (7469).)

School Groups
School group tours are available on Mondays, from October 15 through December 17, 2007, from 9:20 a.m. – 3:40 p.m. ($8, each student). To schedule a tour, call 215-684-7582.

Accessible Programs
For groups who cannot come to the Museum, programs including slide illustrated tours, art talks and workshops are available. Call (215) 684-7602 for schedule information.

Museum Restaurant
A specially prepared menu showcasing French cuisine will be offered during the Renoir exhibition. Open Tuesday thru Sunday for lunch, and every Friday evening for dinner, the Museum Restaurant will also serve a wonderful assortment of wines selected to complement the wine growing regions of France and will host a Maison Louis Latour wine dinner on November 2. For more information and reservations call 215 684-7990.

French Wine Promotion
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) is supporting the Renoir exhibition by offering a flavorsome selection of French wines served at the Museum and also available in many of the Premium Wine and Sprit stores in the Philadelphia area.

Group tours/packages
Visit the Museum’s website for information about group tours, packages, and rates or call 215-684-7863. Partners include The Barnes Foundation, Longwood Gardens, PA Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, Brasserie Perrier, Illuminare, Lacroix at the Rittenhouse, Le Bec Fin, London Grill, Oceanaire, Rae, Rembrandt’s and Waterworks Restaurant

Discount Travel
Amtrak: Visitors to Renoir Landscapes can save 50% off the best available rail fare for one traveling companion ticket with each paid full adult ticket purchase on Amtrak travel to Philadelphia or Wilmington on Northeast Corridor Regional Trains. Visit www.amtrak.com or call (800) USA-RAIL and refer to code V240. Reservations must be made at least three (3) days in advance of travel. Limited availability. Blackout dates and other restrictions apply.

Hotel Packages
The Museum will partner with some of the city’s fine hotels to offer packages that include preferred admission to the exhibition. For further information, visit the Museum’s website.

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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