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On Wednesday nights from 5:00 to 8:45 p.m., come explore the Museum’s main building and its remarkable collection in exciting and illuminating new ways. Show your creative side with Make Stuff, a drop-in art-making workshop. Practice your poses during weekly yoga sessions. Play a game in the galleries with friends or other Museum visitors—we supply the games and instructions, you do the rest. On the last Wednesday of the month, enjoy one-night-only events in which regional artists, musicians, and local cultural organizations respond to the collection in innovative ways. Come on your own or with family and friends. And remember, admission is Pay What You Wish.

Wednesday Nights are generously funded by the William Penn Foundation.

Make Stuff

In this drop-in program, craft handmade objects or make art amid the Museum’s collection. Projects vary from sketching or knitting in the galleries to building a Lego mansion or creating a puzzle. Make Stuff programs are perfect for anyone looking for a relaxed, creative atmosphere.

  • Origami Mania
    • Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      • Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
        • Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
          • Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
            • Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
              • Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
                • Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
                  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
                    Learn the ancient art of origami and transform a flat piece of paper into a beautifully-folded design. Make an origami design for yourself, and leave another one at the Museum to be included in a large-scale installation on April 29.

"The Masterpieces" with Joshua R. Helmer
Meets in the Great Stair Hall

Featuring works by such artists as Van Eyck, Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso, and others, “The Masterpieces” tour delivers just that—a look at some of the collection’s greatest treasures.

  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Yoga
Free tickets required after Museum admission

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga while surrounded by the Museum’s collection. Class size varies according to gallery location.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
  • Location: Gallery 288
    • Wednesday, March 11, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Gallery 201
    • Wednesday, April 1, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, April 8, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, April 15, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, April 29, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Gallery 206
    • Wednesday, May 6, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, May 13, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, May 27, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.

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.

  • Sushi
    • Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Learn the art of sushi-making with Executive Chef Drummond, formerly the executive chef of renowned Japanese restaurant Morimoto.
  • Taste of India
    • Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Learn about the diverse regional flavors of India and spice up your home cooking.

Last Wednesdays - March

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

  • Represent Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
      Location: Seminar Room

      Help us improve how African American artists are represented online. Learn how to create and edit information about these artists on Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia. An introduction to editing will be taught from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed by an open editing session. New and experienced editors are welcome; laptops and power cords are encouraged. Be sure to create a Wikipedia account beforehand so you’re ready to edit with us.
  • Push/Pull: Precession of Healing with Amber Arts Collective
    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Location: Begins in Gallery 239

    The Amber Art Collective will create a multi-media performance inspired by the MOVE movement bombing of 1985. Through an interactive presentation of music, projections, interviews, costumes and photography, visitors will be asked to collaborate and reflect on this historic event and its effect on the cultural makeup of the Philadelphia community.
  • Tracie Morris
    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Location: Gallery 161

    Tracie Morris is a self-identified sound poet that ingeniously mixes narrative and music to create a singular style of performance. She and her trio host an evening of original works that are inspired by the exhibition Represent: 200 Years of African American Art.
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