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Please Note: programs subject to change
October 2014


Friday, October 31
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Discover history’s most notable and elite through period rooms, decorative arts and portraits.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
 
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.
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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.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

This tour explores the dazzling Chinese porcelain made during the reign of the Emperor Kangxi (1662-1722), on display in the Palace Reception Hall. It examines the extraordinary technical and artistic achievements in the production of the ceramics as well as the hidden meanings in the decorative motifs. These ceramics were part of an important private collection that was given to the Museum. The installation will close in the not-too-distant future.
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Starts at 1:00 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.
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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.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 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.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Philadelphia Soul/R&B band Natural Selection has been an integral part of the city’s original music scene for almost two decades. Tonight, they depart from their usual set of material to provide a soundtrack for Halloween. Take a spooky art tour and see local fashion design students model costumes inspired by the Museum collection. Face painting will be availabe and costumes are encouraged.
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Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Explore paintings dated from 1850–1900 (including Academic Art, the School of Barbizon, and Realism) leading up to Impressionism, as well as paintings that came after Impressionism (Cézanne, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art Nouveau movement).
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Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Halloween is a time of ghosts and goblins, a time when scary things go “bump in the night." Although few objects in the Museum collection were specifically made with Halloween in mind, many are scary and relate to themes we associate with Halloween. This tour will begin with the only acknowledged ghost in the museum!
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Discover a variety of styles and techniques in the Museum's superb collection of nineteenth-century art.
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7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Gallery 247

Join Dirk Breiding, the J.J. Medveckis Associate Curator of Arms and Armor, on a special Halloween tour and experience the arms and armor galleries in a different light! Get introduced to some of the curator’s favorite objects and hear ghostly tales that involve magic weapons, the wild hunt, and a cursed knight whose dead body has resisted decomposition for centuries.
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