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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
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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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Young Friends Tour - Music and Art
Saturday, April 18, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tour meets in the West Lobby
Young Friends Program
Reservations required
Free for Young Friends Members
Public $8

We’re partnering with the Crescendo Club to explore the relationship between music and art through the Museum’s collection. Following the tour we’ll enjoy an informal concert entitled Four Seasons by the gifted young musicians of the Curtis Institute of Music.

Email to reserve your free Young Friends ticket.

Young Friends Tour - Ink and Gold: The Art of Kano
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tour meets in West Lobby
Young Friends Program
Reservations required
Free for Young Friends Members

Tour the third and final rotation of an exhibition that explores the stunning artistry of the esteemed Kano painters, the most enduring and influential school of painting in Japanese history.

Email to reserve your free Young Friends ticket.

Curated Cocktails
Friday, May 15, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Seminar Room
Young Friends Program
Reservations required
Young Friends Members $40
Young Friends Guests- $50

Connect art and spirits through fascinating stories and a curated tasting. Explore the art of 18th Century dining with Donna Corbin, The Louis C. Madeira IV Associate Curator of European Decorative Arts. Then enjoy light bites and cocktails designed by a local mixologist that pair with our collection and enrich their stories.

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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