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November 2014


Thursday, November 20
 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Tours meet in West Entrance (Lenfest Hall)
Free for Patron Members

Enjoy early access and a private guided tour of the exhibition before the Museum opens to the public. This is a very special opportunity to experience the artist’s most iconic images.
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Starts at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, November 20 through Saturday, November 22, 2014

As a member, you’re part of the Museum family—an inspired, lively community that shares your love of art—and the support you provide is invaluable. To show our gratitude, we’re hosting Member Appreciation Days, Thursday, November 20– Saturday, November 22. Visit the Museum and take advantage of these exclusive opportunities and offers designed just for you.

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  • Savor double discounts (20%) on dining and shopping.
  • Snag a free members-only tote bag with any purchase in the main Museum Store (while supplies last).
  • Enjoy a free audio tour to reconnect with your favorite works of art.
  • Share your Museum with a gift membership and receive 10% off and a free upgrade to Membership in a Box, which includes a Museum mug packaged in a festive gift box.
  • New this year: Recharge in our pop-up Members’ Hospitality Suite with a complimentary cup of coffee or tea. Created exclusively for our loyal supporters, the suite is your place to relax, learn, and socialize. Open 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and located off of the North Auditorium Gallery on the ground floor. Members must show a valid Membership card to gain entry.
  • Museum Circle members ($400+) receive a free parking pass when visiting on one of these days.
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free
Location: Museum Store

Trunk show featuring exclusive work made by Great Falls Metalworks.
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: East Balcony

Students have been challenged to design a chair or seating inspired by Vitra which fits into the context of the home and incorporates new design materials and/or technologies. See 40-50 of the best designs on display for one week, November 18 – 21, on the East Balcony. Museum visitors can cast their vote at iPad stations for the “People’s Choice Award” recipient. The “People’s Choice Award” and juried student winners will be presented at the Collab Design Excellence Awards Lecture on November 21.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.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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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Take a look at the avant-garde movements of the 20th century and the works that inspired these powerful directions in art.
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 23 - December 4, 2014
Location: Education Studios


Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. 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.
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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.

The stories of relationships between fathers and their sons are as old and varied as both humanity and art. While many were loving and supportive, others were confrontational or worse. This tour explores a wide range of father-son relationships in the art of several galleries, sometimes as the subjects and sometimes as the artists.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

This tour offers an introduction to the Museum’s extensive collection of Asian art, specifically that from China, Korea, and Japan.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 23 - December 4, 2014
Location: Education Studios


Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. 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.
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Starts at 1:30 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members); ticket required. 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 full course, call Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Elizabeth A. Anderson, independent art historian
This course explores works of art created by Michelangelo and investigates the complex relationship between the gifted artist and members of the wealthy and politically powerful Medici family of Florence, who were also major art patrons and collectors.
  • Lecture 1: The Florentine Traditions of Michelangelo’s Art
  • Lecture 2: Papal Patronage and the Roman High Renaissance
  • Lecture 3: Mannerism: Outgrowth of or Reaction to the Renaissance
  • Lecture 4: Baroque Beginnings: Architecture and City Planning in Sixteenth-Century Rome
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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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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members); ticket required. 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 full course, call Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Matthew Palczynski, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
This course examines the major monuments of American architecture from the Colonial period to the present.
  • Lecture 1 Building the Foundation: Early American Architecture
  • Lecture 2 Reaching for Illinois: The American Skyscraper
  • Lecture 3 From the Saltbox to the McMansion: American Residences
  • Lecture 4 American Architecture after World War II
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Friday, November 21
 
Starts at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, November 20 through Saturday, November 22, 2014

As a member, you’re part of the Museum family—an inspired, lively community that shares your love of art—and the support you provide is invaluable. To show our gratitude, we’re hosting Member Appreciation Days, Thursday, November 20– Saturday, November 22. Visit the Museum and take advantage of these exclusive opportunities and offers designed just for you.

Learn More >>

  • Savor double discounts (20%) on dining and shopping.
  • Snag a free members-only tote bag with any purchase in the main Museum Store (while supplies last).
  • Enjoy a free audio tour to reconnect with your favorite works of art.
  • Share your Museum with a gift membership and receive 10% off and a free upgrade to Membership in a Box, which includes a Museum mug packaged in a festive gift box.
  • New this year: Recharge in our pop-up Members’ Hospitality Suite with a complimentary cup of coffee or tea. Created exclusively for our loyal supporters, the suite is your place to relax, learn, and socialize. Open 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and located off of the North Auditorium Gallery on the ground floor. Members must show a valid Membership card to gain entry.
  • Museum Circle members ($400+) receive a free parking pass when visiting on one of these days.
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10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free
Location: Museum Store

Trunk show featuring exclusive work made by Great Falls Metalworks.
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10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Location: East Balcony

Students have been challenged to design a chair or seating inspired by Vitra which fits into the context of the home and incorporates new design materials and/or technologies. See 40-50 of the best designs on display for one week, November 18 – 21, on the East Balcony. Museum visitors can cast their vote at iPad stations for the “People’s Choice Award” recipient. The “People’s Choice Award” and juried student winners will be presented at the Collab Design Excellence Awards Lecture on November 21.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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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.
 
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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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

In this tour explore portraits and period rooms of the rich and/or famous.
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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.
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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.

Discover the Museum’s fascinating collection of arms and armor, including plate and mail armor, swords, daggers, shields, crossbows, and equestrian equipment.
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CANCELED
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Paid tickets required
Location: Studio 1
$100 ($80 members)
To register, please call the Ticket Center at 215-235-7469 between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Want to take your selfies to the next level? Teens will explore the art of documentary portrait photography during this hands-on workshop. No materials or experience required. Tuition assistance is available upon request.
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Art After 5
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble pays tribute to Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, and other Stax Records recording artists. Enjoy all your favorite classics with a unique jazz-infused spin!
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy the sometimes startling and often poignant works of Philadelphian Thomas Eakins.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 6:30 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Main: Van Pelt Auditorium; Perelman: Collab gallery, Skylit atrium, Café
Lecture & Reception (public/member adult): $150; Lecture & Reception (Collab member - 2 tix per): $120;
Lecture ONLY (general): $25; Lecture ONLY (member): $20; Lecture ONLY (student w/ ID): $10

Rolf Fehlbaum, currently chairman emeritus at Vitra, will receive Collab’s 2014 Design Excellence Award on Friday, November 21.

Established in 1950, the family-owned Swiss company Vitra is one of the most innovative design firms in the world. Renowned for its functional yet inspiring interior designs, furniture, and accessories, Vitra is internationally recognized for its creative partnerships with design visionaries such as Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, and Verner Panton. Its remarkable ensemble of contemporary architecture and strong commitment to education via exhibitions, collections and archives, publications, and public programs set Vitra apart from other design companies. This exhibition tells Vitra’s story—its American roots, product collaborations, architectural commissions, communication methods, and approach to both designers and consumers—through an immersive presentation of furniture and design objects, models and material studies, drawings, aerial photographs of its campus, and videos.

In 1957, Vitra founders Willi and Erika Fehlbaum rooted the company in the United States by licensing furniture for the European market from the Michigan firm of Herman Miller, including designs by Americans Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson. The Eameses’ understanding of design as the “recognition of need” and their warning against “stylistic excess” have shaped Vitra’s endeavors ever since. In addition to new products by leading international designers, the company continues to manufacture classics of modern furniture design.

Rolf Fehlbaum, who personally knew the Eameses and George Nelson, joined Vitra in 1977. After a major fire destroyed Vitra’s facilities in Weil am Rhein, Germany, in 1981, he commissioned British architect Nicholas Grimshaw to design new factory buildings; these were the first in a series of structures Fehlbaum would commission for the Vitra campus, including the Vitra Design Museum and offices by Frank Gehry, the Fire Station by Zaha Hadid, a conference pavilion by Tadao Ando, and Balancing Tools, a large-scale outdoor sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.

Each year Collab, a group that supports the Museum’s modern and contemporary design collection and programs, honors a design professional who has made significant contributions to the field. In addition, Collab’s Student Design Competition (offered since 1993) challenges area college students to be inspired by themes closely associated with the Design Excellence Award winner and the corresponding exhibition.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 7:00 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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Saturday, November 22
 
CANCELED
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Tours meet in West Entrance (Lenfest Hall)
Free for Patron Members

Enjoy early access and a private guided tour of the exhibition before the Museum opens to the public. This is a very special opportunity to experience the artist’s most iconic images.
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Starts at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, November 20 through Saturday, November 22, 2014

As a member, you’re part of the Museum family—an inspired, lively community that shares your love of art—and the support you provide is invaluable. To show our gratitude, we’re hosting Member Appreciation Days, Thursday, November 20– Saturday, November 22. Visit the Museum and take advantage of these exclusive opportunities and offers designed just for you.

Learn More >>

  • Savor double discounts (20%) on dining and shopping.
  • Snag a free members-only tote bag with any purchase in the main Museum Store (while supplies last).
  • Enjoy a free audio tour to reconnect with your favorite works of art.
  • Share your Museum with a gift membership and receive 10% off and a free upgrade to Membership in a Box, which includes a Museum mug packaged in a festive gift box.
  • New this year: Recharge in our pop-up Members’ Hospitality Suite with a complimentary cup of coffee or tea. Created exclusively for our loyal supporters, the suite is your place to relax, learn, and socialize. Open 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and located off of the North Auditorium Gallery on the ground floor. Members must show a valid Membership card to gain entry.
  • Museum Circle members ($400+) receive a free parking pass when visiting on one of these days.
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free
Location: Museum Store

Trunk show featuring exclusive work made by Great Falls Metalworks.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.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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Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members); ticket required. 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 full course, call Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Elizabeth A. Anderson, independent art historian
This course explores works of art created by Michelangelo and investigates the complex relationship between the gifted artist and members of the wealthy and politically powerful Medici family of Florence, who were also major art patrons and collectors.
  • Lecture 1: The Florentine Traditions of Michelangelo’s Art
  • Lecture 2: Papal Patronage and the Roman High Renaissance
  • Lecture 3: Mannerism: Outgrowth of or Reaction to the Renaissance
  • Lecture 4: Baroque Beginnings: Architecture and City Planning in Sixteenth-Century Rome
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 27 - December 6, 2014
Location: Education Studios


Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. 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.
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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.
 
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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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover the works of one of America's most distinguished Realist painters, Philadelphian Thomas Eakins.
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Starts at 12:00 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.
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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.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

From medieval architecture to rare treasures from various parts of Asia, this tour promises to stir the imagination.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 27 - December 6, 2014
Location: Education Studios


Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. 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.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members); ticket required. 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 full course, call Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Matthew Palczynski, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
This course examines the major monuments of American architecture from the Colonial period to the present.
  • Lecture 1 Building the Foundation: Early American Architecture
  • Lecture 2 Reaching for Illinois: The American Skyscraper
  • Lecture 3 From the Saltbox to the McMansion: American Residences
  • Lecture 4 American Architecture after World War II
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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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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.
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7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Paid tickets required
All screenings at International House, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
$9 ($7 students and seniors; free to International House members and Museum members)

For more information about the individual screenings and to purchase tickets, visit www.ihousephilly.org

Paul Strand was a vanguard figure in 1930s documentary film in Mexico and the United States, and his subsequent photographic projects were greatly informed by his work in moving pictures. This film series explores cinema that impacted his filmmaking as well as his still photography, and features screenings of his two feature films in the original 35mm format. Each film will feature a short discussion.

In collaboration with International House
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Sunday, November 23
 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free
Location: Museum Store

Trunk show featuring exclusive work made by Great Falls Metalworks.
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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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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.

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.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Join us, as we explore the Jewish community’s connections to the Museum’s collection.
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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.
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Family Programs
 
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Best for ages 6-10

The galleries come to life through games, sketching, and hands-on activities.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

From medieval architecture to rare treasures from various parts of Asia, this tour promises to stir the imagination.
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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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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.
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Tuesday, November 25
Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.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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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Come and whet your appetite for all things food and art. Tour includes, Renaissance feasts, 17th –century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats that will leave you hungry for more!
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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 12:00 p.m.

Feast your eyes on works of art from the 14th to the 19th centuries as you hear the fascinating tales associated with them.
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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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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Get to know the artists who defied the established rules of art throughout the 20th century. You'll meet Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse, Constantin Brancusi, Andy Warhol, and a number of others.
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Wednesday, November 26
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Learn about Paul Strand and his photographs of the early twentieth century.
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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.
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.
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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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Holidays at the Museum
 
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Create your own masterful holiday card for a loved one this season. Art making supplies will be provided.
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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.
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Wednesday Night Tour
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Discover the richness of the museum's medieval art collections through the journeys of pilgrims, the devastation of plagues, and magnificent pageantry.
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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
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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
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Friday, November 28
Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

From dramatic panel paintings to colorful stained glass to ornate architectural elements, discover the Museum's superb collection of treasures from Medieval Europe.
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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.
Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art holds more than 200 galleries, each a gem in its own way. This tour goes off the beaten path to explore the far corners of the Museum and discover rare, unique, and exceptional works of art in some of these less-frequented galleries.
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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.
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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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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.
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Art After 5
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Philly tenor sax legend Larry McKenna has performed with jazz stars such as Woody Herman, Clark Terry, Jon Faddis, Buddy DeFranco, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, Bootsie Barnes, and Frank Sinatra. An accomplished composer and arranger, McKenna’s solo performances showcase the veteran saxophonist in all his lyrical glory, interpreting unique versions of classic standards.
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Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Discover the Museum's fascinating collection of arms and armor, including plate and mail armor, swords, daggers, shields, crossbows, and equestrian equipment; and learn about those who used them.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 6:45 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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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Learn how this unique genre came to be through works of art by masters including Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Seurat.
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Saturday, November 29
 
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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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 12:00 p.m.

Come and whet your appetite for all things food and art. Menu includes, Renaissance feasts, 17th–century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats. We guarantee this tour will leave you hungry for more!
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Starts at 12:00 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.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

From medieval architecture to rare treasures from various parts of Asia, this tour promises to stir the imagination.
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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.
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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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Sunday, November 30
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tour meets in the West Lobby at the Family Cart.

Young visitors and their families enjoy the galleries through picture books and hands-on art projects. Free tickets required.
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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 11:30 a.m.
Tour meets in the West Lobby at the Family Cart.

Discover the Museum's collection on these interactive tours led by Museum educators.
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Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Tour meets in the West Lobby at the Family Cart.

Movement, play, and hands-on activities make up this fun tour designed especially for young visitors and their families.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

The art of Spain, Mexico, New Spain, and Latin America take center stage in this inspiring tour.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All family members can drop in anytime to sketch, doodle, or create a masterpiece in the Museum galleries. Artists are on hand to provide materials and encouragement.
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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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