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Dr. Sketchy, Mythology
Enjoy creative play, artistic collaborations, and lively encounters.
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Come explore the Museum’s beautiful main building and its remarkable collection in exciting and illuminating new ways. Admission is Pay What You Wish.

Every Week

  • Show your creative side with Make Stuff, a drop-in art-making workshop.
  • Practice your poses during weekly yoga sessions with Dhyana Yoga.
  • Gameplay: We supply the games and instructions, you do the rest.

On the last Wednesday of the month, enjoy pop-up events in which artists, performers, and other creators take over the Museum and unveil the unexpected.


Wednesday Nights are generously funded by the William Penn Foundation  

Stephen Starr Events Interactive Chef Demonstration Series
Location: The Cafeteria
Paid tickets required
$45 ($40 for Members) includes General Admission

The intimate, 90-minute classes will offer participants first-hand tutorials on global cuisine. Executive Chef Gerald Drummond, accompanied by guest chefs from the Stephen Starr restaurant group, will lead the demonstrations for each class and assistant chefs will be on hand to offer extra attention and to help with techniques. Each participant will sample the food created during the class and will received recipes for all dishes, as well as a special parting gift.

  • French Wine
    • Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Chicken Liver Pate: Prometheus’s Party Fowl
    • Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Holiday Feast
    • Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Holiday Treats and Sweets
    • Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Artist Talk with Anthony Campuzano
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Starts at 7:15 p.m.
Location: Gallery 179

Join us for a casual gallery conversation with contemporary artist Anthony Campuzano as he discusses his newly installed artwork, Forecast.

Last Wednesdays - August

On the last Wednesday of the month experience a dynamic mix of art, performances, and entertainment.

  • Collecting and Connecting
    • Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Enjoy an evening of stories about building personal and museum collections. Hear from curators about several unique and superb collections in the galleries. Meet Philadelphia-based collectors, and learn about the beloved objects they have acquired over the years.
  • Possession, Obsession, Collection Slam with First Person Arts
    5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    In the spirit of collecting, First Person Arts storytellers share personal stories on the theme of "Obsession," backed by members of the improvisational classical music group Murmuration. And, if you’re game, there will be time for five audience storytellers to share their own tales of "obsession."

In Transit: Dance|Music|Theater
Begins in Gallery 111

Ballet X, A Change of Harp, and thespians Michaela Moore and Sara Vanasse take you on a performative journey where the American Art galleries take center stage.

This program is a co-presentation with FringeArts.
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Last Wednesdays - September

On the last Wednesday of the month experience a dynamic mix of art, performances, and entertainment.

  • HELP WANTED: Play “Investigators” with Plain Sight Games
    • Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Plain Sight Games is recruiting deductive and inquisitive minds to investigate a mystery. Strange characters have been spotted in the Museum. We suspect foul play, but don't have enough information to make any formal inquiries. Thus, we turn to you, detectives. Join us for an interactive game that will have you searching the museum, solving codes, and uncovering a mysterious plot.
  • Game Night at the Museum!
    5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Connecting with the Museum’s splendid collection is all about fun and games as board games populate the galleries during our Game Night! Marvel at Thomas Eakins’s The Gross Clinic while playing the skill game “Operation.” Checkmate your opponent in a game of chess in the Arms and Armor Gallery. Take part in an interactive museum adventure created by Plain Sight Games.

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