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May 2015

This Month's Exhibitions



Sunday, May 24Grid 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.
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Outdoor 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.
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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.
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.

Soaring landscapes, beautiful flowers, and delectable edibles inspire this month’s programs.
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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.

Soaring landscapes, beautiful flowers, and delectable edibles inspire this month’s programs.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 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 12:00 p.m.

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, women have always played an essential role in the creation of art. Join us, as we explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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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.
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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 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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Monday, May 25Grid ViewRows View

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 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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore the triumphs of artists who were underdogs and achieved personal victories by struggle and perseverance, much like Rocky Balboa.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 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.
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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.

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 3:00 p.m.

Explore eight hundred years of picture frame history illustrated through the frames in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Tuesday, May 26Grid ViewRows View

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 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.

This tour explores the connection between classical Greek myth and contemporary abstract art in Cy Twombly’s moving visualization of Homer’s timeless poem, "The Iliad".
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Explore Medieval and early Renaissance art through Italian and Netherlandish painting, sculptures and reliquaries, and grand architectural spaces.
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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.

Claude Monet once said “I must have flowers, always, and always,” and here at the Philadelphia Museum of Art we could not agree more! So join us, as we stop to smell the roses, looking at flowers in art.
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Wednesday, May 27Grid ViewRows View

 
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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

In the mood for a bit of scandal? Explore beautiful works of art that were once considered highly inappropriate.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 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.
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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 2:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

Whether artist or subject, women have played many roles and made many contributions to the ideals of femininity throughout the history of art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Tour the dazzling night life of Paris–glittering evenings at the Opera and Ballet, young ballerinas behind the scenes, bawdy dancing at the Moulin Rouge!
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

On the last Wednesday of the month experience a dynamic mix of art, performances, and entertainment.

Kensington’s annual Sculpture Derby comes to the East Terrace. Learn about kinetic sculptures and meet the creators behind the masterpieces that have an entire neighborhood dressing up.
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Starts at 6:00 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 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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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
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6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

On the last Wednesday of the month experience a dynamic mix of art, performances, and entertainment.

Some of today’s most active and exciting artists share how they use public space (both legally and otherwise) to create dialogue, display their work, and enliven the streets of Philadelphia. The panel includes Gaia, Joe Boruchow, Ishknits, Harlequinade, and Kid Hazo. Host Conrad Benner is the founder and editor of Streetsdept.com, a Philadelphia-focused photo blog that documents and celebrates street art, graffiti, and urban exploration. Benner's work with Streets Dept recently saw him named the city's “Best Art Curator” by Philadelphia Magazine.
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Starts at 6:15 p.m.

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

Discover the beautiful and rarely seen Vaulted Walkway, located below the depths of the Museum.
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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
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Thursday, May 28Grid ViewRows View

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

A journey through the galleries to examine fashion as it changes—and sometimes returns—over time.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.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 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 2:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in West Entrance (Lenfest Hall)
Free for Members

Explore the works of the master painter and Philadelphia native, Thomas Eakins.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Discover elegant and opulent works of art created in turn-of-the-century Paris.
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Friday, May 29Grid ViewRows View

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

Explore the works of the master painter and Philadelphia native, Thomas Eakins.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Enjoy circle time with music, games, gallery walks, and the company of other art-loving families.
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Outdoor 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.
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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 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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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 5:00 p.m.

This tour celebrates 300 years of American women in art. Discover the changing roles and contributions of those who had the courage to pursue their own dreams.
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Art After 5
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Legendary bassist Lee Smith leads an all-star group of musicians.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Be inspired by groundbreaking works of 20th-century art from the likes of Picasso, Duchamp, Brancusi, and Miró.
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Starts at 7:00 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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Saturday, May 30Grid ViewRows View

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

Explore works such as the oldest wedding portraits of an African-American couple in an American museum, a tall clock by the first African-American clock maker, and the first painting by an African-American artist purchased by an American museum.
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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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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.

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, May 31Grid ViewRows View

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 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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Outdoor 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.
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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.

Soaring landscapes, beautiful flowers, and delectable edibles inspire this month’s programs.
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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.

Soaring landscapes, beautiful flowers, and delectable edibles inspire this month’s programs.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Used for dining, celebrating, worship, and to hold medicines and herbs, these 15–16th century pieces of pottery depict mythological figures, saints, portraits, and current events. Beautifully painted and created to mimic the look of porcelain, come explore treasures of the Museum’s Maiolica collection.
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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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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.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Feast your eyes on works of art from the 16th to the 19th centuries as you hear the fascinating tales associated with them.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Van Pelt Auditorium
Museum admission not required to attend this program.

With Stephen Bann, University of Bristol
Renowned art historian Stephen Bann discusses cabinets of curiosities—encyclopedic collections of works of art, natural wonders, and objects of scientific ingenuity. He also explores the resonance of such displays in the pursuits of collectors and artists up to the present day.
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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.

From medieval architecture to rare treasures from various parts of Asia, this tour promises to stir the imagination.
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