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Enjoy everything the Museum has to offer—at your own pace and price every Wednesday night. Admission is Pay What You Wish from 5:00 to 8:45 p.m.

You Can

  • Relax. Dhyana Yoga offers two classes per week.
  • Refresh. The Balcony Café is open late, serving fresh snacks, coffee and tea, and wine and beer.
  • Get inspired. Explore the collection in a casual and playful atmosphere.


Pay What You Wish on Wednesday Nights


Yoga
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

From June through September, yoga takes place in the the Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden, weather permitting.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission

Gameplay
Lois Green Brodsky Gallery 188, 1st floor
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Every Wednesday night in September, enjoy the board game Sorry! with your friends and other visitors.

  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Chef Demo: Eat Your Veggies
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Museum Café
Paid tickets required
$55 ($50 members)

​Channel your inner herbivore and learn how eating your greens can be delicious and conscientious.

Sketching in the Galleries
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

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

Location provided at any admissions desk
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Oktoberfest Beer Garden
Great Stair Hall Balcony
Paid tickets required
$20 ($18 members); day-of pricing $25 ($22.50 members). Museum admission not included.

On Wednesdays in October, the Great Stair Hall Balcony is transformed into an Oktoberfest beer garden. Local craft brews are perfectly paired with either a large Bavarian pretzel or a bratwurst. Beer flights and signature noshes available at a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Inside Look: Old Masters Now
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

Stories behind the works, from the people who know them best.

  • A Curator’s Perspective: John G. Johnson
    • Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
      Discover the man behind the Johnson Collection with Jennifer Thompson, The Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting and Sculpture and Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
  • Creation Made Visible
    • Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
      • Saturday, November 18, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
        Examine the painter’s process through imaging technology with Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
    • Debuts and Discoveries from Storage
      • Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
        Discover newly conserved paintings that haven’t been on view in decades with Christopher Atkins, The Agnes and Jack Mulroney Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and Manager of Curatorial Digital Programs and Initiatives. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
    • Sketching Outdoors with Constable, Courbet, and Monet
      • Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
        • Saturday, December 23, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
          Consider the logistics and challenges of painting outside with Jennifer Thompson, The Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting & Sculpture & Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection.​ This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
      • Between Our World and the Picture’s
        • Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
          Explore how frames set the stage in paintings with Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation.​ This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
      • Bosch/Not Bosch
        • Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
          • Saturday, January 20, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
            ​Delve into the question of who made a painting and how do we know with Christopher Atkins, The Agnes and Jack Mulroney Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and Manager of Curatorial Digital Programs and Initiatives; and Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
        • Keeping Up with El Greco
          • Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
            Investigate two compelling works by the Greek master with Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings; and Mark Castro, Consulting Curator of Latin American Art. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
        • Unveiling Titian
          • Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
            • Saturday, February 17, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
              Join Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings, for a conversation about the recently restored Portrait of Archbishop Filippo Archinto. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.

Chef Demo: ♥ Chocolate
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Museum Café
Paid tickets required
$55 ($50 members); includes Museum admission

Show your love with a special Valentine's Day chef demo of chocolaty desserts.

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