Painted steel (now oxidized to a deep russet color)
Weight: 7.9 lb., 7 pounds 14.8 ounces (3595 x 3595g) 10 5/8 x 9 13/16 x 10 7/16 inches (27 x 24.9 x 26.5 cm)
Purchased with funds contributed by the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2011
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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
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. View Young Friends events >>
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free Young Friends event. YF Preservation Alliance Members $8. Space is limited.
Join the Young Friends as they partner with the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia to explore the Perelman Building, the most richly embellished example of Art Deco architecture to be erected in Philadelphia in the 1920s. Following the tour, head up Fairmount Avenue for a happy hour at Jack's, located in a 19th century Firehouse.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free Young Friends event. Free for children 12 and under. Space is limited.
Share your love of art with the children in your life and join us for a closer look at one of the Museum's most beloved collections. You and your little guests will meet Dirk Breiding, the J.J. Medveckis Associate Curator of Arms & Armor, to get an up-close encounter with select Museum objects, followed by a tour of the galleries, all centered on arms and armor made for children.
6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free Young Friends event; guests are free after Museum admission. Space is limited.
Join us for a social evening of networking and learning. This event will give you the opportunity to meet the Young Friends Executive Board and learn why our program is your gateway to cultural engagement, philanthropy, and the Museum’s collection of world class art.
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 .