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Dark Basilica by Logan Circle, Philadelphia
Dark Basilica by Logan Circle, Philadelphia, 2004
Yvonne Jacquette, American
Oil on canvas
4 feet 11 inches × 6 feet 7 1/4 inches (149.9 × 201.3 cm)
Gift of the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2005
2005-13-2
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The Young Friends is a vibrant group of art enthusiasts, committed to supporting the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Members enjoy a diverse schedule of programs including, engaging social events, educational lectures and tours, art-inspired excursions, and enrichment activities especially designed for those ages 21 to 45.


Join the Young Friends
Become a Young Friend or purchase a membership for a young art enthusiast in your life today! Young Friends benefits include:
  • Invitations to special Young Friends-designed programs, including private tours, art-inspired excursions, and opportunities to meet and learn from museum curators, staff, and leadership
  • Discounts on ticketed Young Friends events, including some of the city’s most popular fundraisers: Fall into Art, Holiday Party, and Winter Gala
  • Networking and social opportunities where you’ll mingle with the region’s most culturally engaged young professionals
  • Philanthropic investment in one of the largest and most renowned museums in the country

Members must be 21 or over to join. For new or renewing Young Friend members, please click the appropriate link below. If you have an existing Museum membership and wish to add Young Friend benefits, please contact Members Services by phone at 215-684-7840.


Once you select your membership level, please check Young Friend or Dual Young Friend under Enhancements.



Programs and Events
Activities for this group of more than 450 young professionals are held one to two times per month. Young Friends who are looking to get more involved may volunteer and assist in planning the two annual fundraisers.

The Young Friends fundraisers, including Fall into Art and Winter Gala, are among the city’s most popular events, where the region’s most culturally engaged young professionals mix and mingle while supporting the Museum.

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Fall into Street Art
Friday, September 18, 2015
8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Join Philly’s most culturally connected contemporaries as the season’s hottest soiree goes underground. Inspired by the city’s vibrant street art and held in the Museum’s hidden tunnel, this event will be an unforgettable night. Enjoy mouthwatering street fare, open bar, music, and live entertainment, all while supporting the Museum.

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Young Friends Open House
Friday, October 16, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Seminar Room, ground floor
Young Friends Program
Reservations required
Free for Young Friends and public

Connect with new and familiar faces over casual conversation and complimentary cocktails. Learn about the Young Friends program, its vision and upcoming events.

Opera Night at Paradigm Gallery
Saturday, November 7, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Paradigm Gallery: 746 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Enjoy an evening of opera inspired by local contemporary artists. A discussion and reception with the performers will follow.


Supporting the Museum
Financial support is given to important Museum activities including exhibitions, acquisitions, conservation, and educational and outreach programming.

Each June, the Young Friends Executive Board present funds to the Museum which are a direct result of the annual Rodin Garden Party and Winter Gala fund-raisers, as well as Young Friends membership support. In addition, The Young Friends Fund, an endowment established in 2006, provides support in perpetuity to the Museum.

Many beloved works of art throughout the Museum were purchased with donations through the Young Friends program including the piece shown in the image above. Learn more about this and other Young Friends acquisitions here or visit the Museum soon.

For more information, please contact Young Friends by phone at 215-684-7858 or by e-mail at .

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