Return to Previous Page
Please Note: If online ticketing is unavailable, call 1-800-235-SHOW (7469) to reserve tickets. Programs are subject to change.

April 2015

This Months Exhibitions

Saturday, April 25Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid tickets required
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members). Individual tickets to Thursday lectures may be purchased for $30 ($24 members)
Tickets for the two lectures on Saturday for $60 ($48 members).
To purchase tickets for the full Course, please call the Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Jane E. Boyd, Independent Curator
Look beyond familiar images to examine historical and critical context, innovative artistic techniques, and new subjects of French Impressionist paintings.

  • Lecture 1: Rebels and Critics: French Impressionism in Context
  • Lecture 2: Painting Quickly? Artistic Techniques and Methods
  • Lecture 3: Bridges, Trains, and Factories: The Industrial Landscape
  • Lecture 4: Trading Gazes: Men and Women in the City and Suburbs
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 18 - May 16, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Open registration for the spring semester begins March 24th.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $65, Nonmembers $80

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 5-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

  • Children ages 3–4
    Children ages 5–6

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Children ages 7–8
    Children ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependent and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at Diego Rivera’s mural Liberation of the Peon, near the Museum store on the balcony, first floor

Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania bring objects from the permanent collection to life during a 45-minute conversation in one of the Museum’s two hundred galleries. All programs are subject to change.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore the Museum's masterpieces from the Italian Renaissance.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 18 - May 16, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Open registration for the spring semester begins March 24th.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $65, Nonmembers $80

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 5-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

  • Children ages 3–4
    Children ages 5–6

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Children ages 7–8
    Children ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

From medieval architecture to rare treasures from various parts of Asia, this tour promises to stir the imagination.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 

Sunday, April 26Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Explore the art of the Impressionist era, learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, and see how their work inspired the masterpieces of modern and contemporary art that would follow.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Join a Museum Guide and tour highlights of Museum Director Timothy Rub’s favorite works of art.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
Walking Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependant and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Take a stroll around the Museum and into the one-acre Anne d’Harnoncourt Memorial Sculpture Garden to explore some of its outdoor artwork and landscape views. The plantings along the lawns and terraces contain trees, shrubs, and perennials that support local wildlife and bloom at various seasons.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tour meets in the West Lobby.

Creative play and participatory conversation make these tours the perfect introduction to art for young visitors and their families.

All aboard! Grab your suitcase and join us on an adventure to faraway lands.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tour meets in the West Lobby.

Creative play and participatory conversation make these tours the perfect introduction to art for young visitors and their families.

All aboard! Grab your suitcase and join us on an adventure to faraway lands.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Where else in Philadelphia can you visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house all in an hour? Nowhere but here! So come, experience the world, and join us as we take a walk through time.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

With sculptures, reliquaries, stained glass, and objects of architectural interest, this tour examines the Museum's vast collection of treasures from the Middle Ages.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
Family Programs
 
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop in to play games, sketch from the masterpieces, and enjoy hands-on activities.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium

Lino Tagliapietra in conversation with Elisabeth Agro, The Nancy M. McNeil Associate Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts
In the late 1970s, noted Italian glass artist Lino Tagliapietra introduced American glass artists to new levels of technical virtuosity as well as the traditional glassmaking techniques of his native Murano. With Elisabeth Agro, Tagliapietra explains how his admiration for the independent spirit and audacity of American studio glass artists changed the dynamic of his own work.

The lecture is being held in conjunction with Tradition Reinvented: Italian and American Glass from the Collection of Geraldine Dattilo Jawer and Edward Jawer in gallery 268.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
$20 ($15 members)
Call 1-800-235-SHOW (7469) to reserve tickets

Spend the afternoon with artist Shelley Spector and contribute to the exhibition of her work, Shelley Spector: Keep the Home Fires Burning. Participants will collaborate with Spector to create textile tomatoes that will become a part of the artwork in the show. This workshop is limited to 15 participants, ages 12 to adult.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Explore the art of the Impressionist era, learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, and see how their work inspired the masterpieces of modern and contemporary art that would follow.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Reservations required
Location - Seminar Room
Free to Techné members
To register for this event or for more information on Techné membership, please contact the Development office at (215) 684-7750.

Following the public lecture An Italian Maestro: Lino Tagliapietra in Conversation, join your fellow Techné members for a private reception with Italian glass artist Lino Tagliapietra.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 

Tuesday, April 28Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in West Entrance (Lenfest Hall)
Free for members

Devoted to images inspired by the Christian faith, this tour features works by many of the greatest artists of the Renaissance, such as van Eyck, Botticelli and Bellini.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Be inspired by the risk-takers and ground-breakers in 19th century American art, including Thomas Eakins, Henry Ossawa Tanner, and Winslow Homer.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 14 - May 14, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Open registration for the spring semester begins March 24th
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $65, Nonmembers $80

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 5-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

Children ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 14 - May 12, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 15 - May 13, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 16 - May 14, 2015
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Explore the art of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist eras and learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, including masters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Seurat.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 

Wednesday, April 29Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

SOLD OUT
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in West Entrance (Lenfest Hall)
Free members event.

Tour the exhibition that explores the stunning artistry of the esteemed Kano painters, the most enduring and influential school of painting in Japanese history.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Paid tickets required
Location: Perelman Media Room
$125 ($100 members and Bryn Mawr Film Institute members)

Lecturer: Andrew J. Douglas, Director of Education, Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Diegesis, mise-en-scene, and chiaroscuro are not trendy Center City nightspots but rather some of the key terms of film analysis. This course introduces students to cinematic grammar, giving them the vocabulary and frames of reference to view and discuss motion pictures in an insightful and critical manner.

Learn More >>
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 14 - May 14, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Open registration for the spring semester begins March 24th
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $65, Nonmembers $80

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 5-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

Children ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 14 - May 12, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 15 - May 13, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 16 - May 14, 2015
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
Gallery Programs
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Great Stair Hall

Stop in for a demonstration of body art inspired by the exhibition Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano. Over several hours, makeup artist Dani Fonesca will transform a model into a living artwork. Fonseca launched her body art and event production company, The Body of Art, in 2005 and has served an array of prestigious clients including MoMA and Lady Gaga.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Great Stair Hall

Every Wednesday night in April, Philadelphia-based tattoo artists will display original flash art and designs and give visitors free, hand-drawn temporary tattoos inspired by Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
Gallery Programs
 
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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.

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.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
Wednesday Night Tour
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
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.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
Gallery Programs
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
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
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Reservations required
Young Friends Program
Tour meets in West Lobby
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.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
Gallery Programs
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
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
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 

Thursday, April 30Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 14 - May 14, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Open registration for the spring semester begins March 24th
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $65, Nonmembers $80

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 5-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

Children ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 14 - May 12, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 15 - May 13, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 16 - May 14, 2015
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependent and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 14 - May 14, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Open registration for the spring semester begins March 24th
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $65, Nonmembers $80

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 5-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

Children ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 14 - May 12, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 15 - May 13, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 16 - May 14, 2015
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 1:30 p.m.
Paid tickets required
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members). Individual tickets to Thursday lectures may be purchased for $30 ($24 members)
Tickets for the two lectures on Saturday for $60 ($48 members).
To purchase tickets for the full Course, please call the Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Jane E. Boyd, Independent Curator
Look beyond familiar images to examine historical and critical context, innovative artistic techniques, and new subjects of French Impressionist paintings.

  • Lecture 1: Rebels and Critics: French Impressionism in Context
  • Lecture 2: Painting Quickly? Artistic Techniques and Methods
  • Lecture 3: Bridges, Trains, and Factories: The Industrial Landscape
  • Lecture 4: Trading Gazes: Men and Women in the City and Suburbs
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in West Entrance (Lenfest Hall)
Free for members

Devoted to images inspired by the Christian faith, this tour features works by many of the greatest artists of the Renaissance, such as van Eyck, Botticelli and Bellini.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 

Return to Previous Page