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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  

Last Wednesdays - May

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

  • Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby
    • Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      Kensington’s annual Sculpture Derby comes to the East Terrace. Learn about kinetic sculptures and meet the creators behind the masterpieces that have an entire neighborhood dressing up.
  • Streets Dept Presents: The Evolution of Street Art
    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Some of today’s most active and exciting artists share how they use public space (both legally and otherwise) to create dialogue, display their work, and enliven the streets of Philadelphia. The panel includes Gaia, Joe Boruchow, Ishknits, Harlequinade, and Kid Hazo. Host Conrad Benner is the founder and editor of Streetsdept.com, a Philadelphia-focused photo blog that documents and celebrates street art, graffiti, and urban exploration. Benner's work with Streets Dept recently saw him named the city's “Best Art Curator” by Philadelphia Magazine.

Sketching in the Galleries
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Be an artist for a day. Draw inspiration from the artwork on view and let your imagination run wild. Paper and pencils are provided.

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.

  • Wine Tasting and Pairing
    • Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Summer Grilling
    • Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • All About Beer
    • Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Best of STARR
    • Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Loose Leaf Artisan Tea Tasting
    • Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Holiday Treats and Sweets
    • Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Rocha Dance Theater
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Rocha Dance Theater celebrates the exhibition Dance: Movement, Rhythm, Spectacle with an in-gallery performance. Based in Brooklyn, this innovative dance company interprets modern, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop dance genres using a bold and unique language of dance theater. The program begins with a curatorial tour of the exhibition.

Garden Soirée
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Anne d'Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden

Channel your inner Impressionist with an art party in the Museum's sculpture garden. Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School returns with live models and drawing inspired by the exhibition Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting. Enjoy lawn games, French-themed music, and food trucks with your friends and family. Bring a blanket!

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