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September 2015

This Month's Exhibitions



Wednesday, September 2Grid ViewRows View

 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, June 27–July 31
Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, August 2 – September 4
9:30 -10:30 a.m.
Members $30, nonmembers $36; fee is nonrefundable and members’ exhibition tickets may not be applied to the cost of the program. Patron members and above ($1,500+) receive two complimentary private-tour tickets.

Enjoy a guided tour of the exhibition before the Museum is open to the public. Price includes a one-hour exhibition tour and general Museum admission.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Discover surrealist art within the Museum.
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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.
Paid tickets required
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Tickets may be purchased at the Admissions Ticket Desk, no advanced reservations are necessary. Please note that tours are weather dependant and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.
$5 for Members $6 for Nonmembers

This tour is a 90 minute walk along the river that includes nature, architecture, history, technology, sport and outdoor art as they co-exist here at the gateway to Fairmount Park.
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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.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesdays - Sundays, 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Tour meets in the West Lobby.

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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

This tour focuses on female artists through a survey of the Museum's extensive collection of American art, including paintings, furniture, and decorative arts.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Of course art is beautiful and uplifting, but it can also be downright scandalous. So join us, as we reveal the controversies inherent in each brushstroke, nude, and artistic impulse.
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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.

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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Starts at 3:00 p.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.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Tuesdays - Sundays, 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Tour meets in the West Lobby.

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Gallery Programs
 
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 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.

This summer, the Art Splash Studio takes over Make Stuff every Wednesday Night. Enjoy a different art project every week for visitors of all ages! Art supplies will be provided.

Learn more about Art Splash >>
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Wednesday Night Tour
 
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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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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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, September 3Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Discover surrealist art within the Museum.
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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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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tour meets in the West Lobby.

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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesdays - Sundays, 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Tour meets in the West Lobby.

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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover beautiful paintings, sculpture, and architectural spaces inspired by Christian faith and practice.
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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.

Discover the Museum’s fascinating collection of arms and armor, including plate and mail armor, swords, daggers, shields, crossbows, and equestrian equipment, as well as the Medieval art galleries.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Tour meets in the West Lobby.

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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Tuesdays - Sundays, 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Tour meets in the West Lobby.

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Friday, September 4Grid ViewRows View

 
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, June 27–July 31
Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, August 2 – September 4
9:30 -10:30 a.m.
Members $30, nonmembers $36; fee is nonrefundable and members’ exhibition tickets may not be applied to the cost of the program. Patron members and above ($1,500+) receive two complimentary private-tour tickets.

Enjoy a guided tour of the exhibition before the Museum is open to the public. Price includes a one-hour exhibition tour and general Museum admission.
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9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, June 27–July 31
Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, August 2 – September 4
9:30 -10:30 a.m.
Members $30, nonmembers $36; fee is nonrefundable and members’ exhibition tickets may not be applied to the cost of the program. Patron members and above ($1,500+) receive two complimentary private-tour tickets.

Enjoy a guided tour of the exhibition before the Museum is open to the public. Price includes a one-hour exhibition tour and general Museum admission.
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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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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays, 10:15–11:00 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 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.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesdays - Sundays, 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.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.
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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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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.

Explore eight hundred years of picture frame history illustrated through the frames in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 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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Starts at 3:00 p.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.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Tuesdays - Sundays, 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.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.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy the sometimes startling and often poignant works of Philadelphian Thomas Eakins.
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5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Reservations required
Pricing will vary, call 215-684-7990 for specific details
Visit Open Table to make your reservations today.

Join Stephen STARR Events in Granite Hill a designated Friday evening each month for specialty themed dinners celebrating the season or paying tribute to featured artists and exhibitions on view in the Museum. Every month presents a new and interesting reason to visit the Museum and indulge in a culinary adventure at Granite Hill.

In celebration of Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting, Granite Hill will feature a French a la carte menu on Fridays throughout the month of September. With classic French dishes and modern interpretations by Executive Chef Drummond, these special evenings will also feature a French wine list including distinctive boutique wines.
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Art After 5
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Avalon Jazz Band represents the Parisian and Golden Age swing spirit in New York City, with a repertoire of timeless American standards and French jazz songs: old classics with a hot twist celebrating France, love and music. Inspired by Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 6:00 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 Tours
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Travel from the High Renaissance to the Neoclassical period with paintings, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, and tapestries.
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Saturday, September 5Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.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 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.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesdays - Sundays, 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.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.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore paintings and sculptures from Europe.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Featuring all things American, this tour celebrates three centuries of this country’s greatest paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

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

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

Learn about the Museum of the future. Discuss Frank Gehry's proposed plan and view the beautiful and rarely seen Vaulted Walkway.
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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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Starts at 3:00 p.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.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Tuesdays - Sundays, 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.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.
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Sunday, September 6Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.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 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.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesdays - Sundays, 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Tour meets in the West Lobby.

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Starts at 12:00 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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Collection Tours
 
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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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 1:00 p.m.
Meet at the West Information Desk.
Please note: Tours are subject to change.

Foreign language tours may focus on particular aspects of the collections, such as an artist, a period, a region, or a genre, or offer a general overview of the entire Museum.
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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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Starts at 3:00 p.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.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Tuesdays - Sundays, 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.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.
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Monday, September 7Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.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 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.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesdays - Sundays, 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.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.
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Family Programs
 
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Gallery 247
Perfect for all ages

The Philadelphia Eagles join us to bid farewell to Art Splash. Meet Eagles safety Jerome Couplin III and compare his football equipment to suits of armor in the Museum's collection.
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Collection Tours
 
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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 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 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.
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.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Tuesdays - Sundays, 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Tour meets in the West Lobby.

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Tuesday, September 8Grid ViewRows View

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

Get an in-depth look at portraiture from the Renaissance to Picasso and learn how this discipline has transformed over time.
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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.

This tour focuses on female artists through a survey of the Museum's extensive collection of American art, including paintings, furniture, and decorative arts.
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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.

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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Wednesday, September 9Grid ViewRows View

Outdoor Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Paid tickets required
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Tickets may be purchased at the Admissions Ticket Desk, no advanced reservations are necessary. Please note that tours are weather dependant and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.
$5 for Members $6 for Nonmembers

This tour is a 90 minute walk along the river that includes nature, architecture, history, technology, sport and outdoor art as they co-exist here at the gateway to Fairmount Park.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall/West Lobby

Gallery tours for parents and caregivers with babes in tow. If the baby fusses don’t fret—you’ll be in good company.
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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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Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet at the West Entrance.
Free for Members.

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 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.

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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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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6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium

Join the Museum's George D. Widener Director and CEO Timothy Rub, Lucy Schwartz of Google Art, and artist Mark Tribe, founder of Rhizome, as they discuss art in the digital age—with moderator Erica Battle, our John Alchin and Hal Marryatt Associate Curator of Contemporary Art.

A free public reception with refreshments follows.

This lecture is a Power of Art program, sponsored by The Wind Foundation.
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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, September 10Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

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

Learn about the Museum of the future. Discuss Frank Gehry's proposed plan and view the beautiful and rarely seen Vaulted Walkway.
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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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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Reservations required
Chairman's Council Level Required
Location: Gallery 155
Free for Chairman's Council Patrons and above ($25,000+)
Call 215-684-7766 to reserve

Join lenders and major sponsors to celebrate the opening of The Wrath of the Gods: Masterpieces by Rubens, Michelangelo, and Titian, the first to focus on Peter Paul Rubens's Prometheus Bound, with curator Christopher N. Atkins, the Jack and Agnes Mulroney Associate Curator of European Painting.
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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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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays, 10:15–11:00 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.

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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Reservations required
Pricing will vary, call 215-684-7990 for specific details
Visit Open Table to make your reservations today.

Join Stephen STARR Events in Granite Hill a designated Friday evening each month for specialty themed dinners celebrating the season or paying tribute to featured artists and exhibitions on view in the Museum. Every month presents a new and interesting reason to visit the Museum and indulge in a culinary adventure at Granite Hill.

In celebration of Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting, Granite Hill will feature a French a la carte menu on Fridays throughout the month of September. With classic French dishes and modern interpretations by Executive Chef Drummond, these special evenings will also feature a French wine list including distinctive boutique wines.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The city’s top jazz performers come together for their annual festival to celebrate Jazz in Philadelphia.
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Starts at 5:30 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 6:00 p.m.

Learn how this unique genre came to be through works of art by masters including Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Braque.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 6:45 p.m.

What does Philly do best? No, not cheesesteaks. ART! Featuring works by famous Philly artists, and images inspired by the city’s most colorful characters, this tour is sure to bring out your inner Phanatic.
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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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9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5 NJ or PA hours
Location: Seminar Room, Education Studios
$45 ($36 members)

Designed for teachers of grades pre-K-2, this workshop explores ways that art and play can come together to create a rich, engaging experience for young learners. The workshop focuses on age-appropriate, object-based approaches to looking at and teaching art through play. Educators participate in gallery activities and discussions, as well as learn strategies for developing meaningful studio art projects for the classroom. Workshop content changes each year to allow for repeat attendance; however, the content will be the same for both the fall and winter workshops.
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Gallery Programs
 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free after admission

Come be inspired by the Rodin Museum and its gardens. On the second Saturday of each month, learn a different sketching technique. Topics vary and include the Rodin Museum’s building, sculptures, and the garden, weather permitting. Materials are provided, though bring your own if you’d like (sketch pads, and drawing or charcoal pencils only, please). This drop-in program is primarily aimed at an adult audience.
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College Day
 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free admission with student ID

The Philadelphia Museum of Art will be participating in the annual CollegeFest on Saturday, September 12th, 2015. Now in its 29th year, CollegeFest is a daylong festival that offers college students (with valid college ID) free general admission to cultural institutions throughout the city, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

CollegeFest's main location is Dilworth Park, next to City Hall. Students can enjoy live entertainment, delicious food trucks, and receive free goodies from various vendors throughout the city. Students can then stroll down the Parkway or ride the PHLASH bus (free for college students) and visit the Philadelphia Museum of art. Students can experience more than 200 galleries and take in the Museum’s extraordinary permanent collection including masterpieces by Monet and Cézanne to Brancusi and Duchamp. Students can participate in scavenger hunts and door prizes, so make sure the Philadelphia Museum of Art is on your agenda!
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Perelman Media Room
Members Free. Member guests $8. Space is limited.

From our Centennial Exhibition origins to our transition into the new millennium, Independent art historian Elizabeth A. Anderson will give members the hidden stories behind the Museum’s rich holdings.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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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 2:00 p.m.

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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 11:00 a.m.

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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.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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Family Programs
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tour meets in West Lobby

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

The Museum is filled with treasures—come explore famous masterpieces and find hidden gems.
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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 12:00 p.m.

In this tour explore art of the Netherlands as well as objects from the middle ages through the Baroque period including paintings, tiles, and ceramics.
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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.

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.

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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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Tuesday, September 15Grid 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 10:15 a.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Learn about the Museum of the future. Discuss Frank Gehry's proposed plan and view the beautiful and rarely seen Vaulted Walkway.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Take a look at fashion's role in art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

This tour explores, through diverse works of art, a few of the many things that bring balance and contentment in life. The focus is on portrayals of harmonious inter-personal relationships, rewarding life experiences and, of course, a few spectacular decorative art objects that most people would be proud to have in their own home.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Of course art is beautiful and uplifting, but it can also be downright scandalous. So join us, as we reveal the controversies inherent in each brushstroke, nude, and artistic impulse.
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Outdoor Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Paid tickets required
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Tickets may be purchased at the Admissions Ticket Desk, no advanced reservations are necessary. Please note that tours are weather dependant and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.
$5 for Members $6 for Nonmembers

This tour is a 90 minute walk along the river that includes nature, architecture, history, technology, sport and outdoor art as they co-exist here at the gateway to Fairmount Park.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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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.

Discover beautiful paintings, sculpture, and architectural spaces inspired by Christian faith and practice.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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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.

Be inspired by groundbreaking works of 20th-century art from the likes of Picasso, Duchamp, Brancusi, and Miró.
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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.
Begins in Gallery 111
First come, first served. Limited capacity

Ballet X, A Change of Harp, and thespians Michaela Moore and Sara Vanasse take you on a performative journey where the American Art galleries take center stage.

This program is a co-presentation with FringeArts.
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6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Paid tickets required
Location: The Cafeteria
$45 ($40 for Members) includes General Admission

The intimate, 90-minute classes will offer participants first-hand tutorials on global cuisine. Executive Chef Gerald Drummond, accompanied by guest chefs from the Stephen Starr restaurant group, will lead the demonstrations for each class and assistant chefs will be on hand to offer extra attention and to help with techniques. Each participant will sample the food created during the class and will received recipes for all dishes, as well as a special parting gift.
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6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Reservations required
Associates Level Required
Free for Associate members and above ($2,500+)
Call 215-684-7766 to reserve

Welcome fall with a lively cocktail reception in the Perelman Building's Skylit Auditorium while learning about the building's architecture, exhibitions, and core activities. Explore the Study Rooms and conservation labs of the Prints, Drawings, and Photographs and Costume and Textiles departments and discover the tremendous resources of the Library and Archives. Meet the curators, conservators, and staff that steward these collections, and hear their exciting plans for the year to come.
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Starts at 6:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Now offered on the third Wednesday of each month, this members-only tour provides an overview of some of the Museum’s most renowned treasures in a variety of media.
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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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7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Begins in Gallery 111
First come, first served. Limited capacity

Ballet X, A Change of Harp, and thespians Michaela Moore and Sara Vanasse take you on a performative journey where the American Art galleries take center stage.

This program is a co-presentation with FringeArts.
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Thursday, September 17Grid 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.

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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.

Discover beautiful paintings, sculpture, and architectural spaces inspired by Christian faith and practice.
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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.

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Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Get an in-depth look at portraiture from the Renaissance to Picasso and learn how this discipline has transformed over time.
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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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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays, 10:15–11:00 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.

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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.

Discover beautiful paintings, sculpture, and architectural spaces inspired by Christian faith and practice.
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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.

Mozaic flow fuses jazz, hip hop and soul to create their own unique sound. Based in Philly, they have opened for the Roots and Wu-Tang Clan.
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Starts at 6:00 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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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Travel from the High Renaissance to the Neoclassical period with paintings, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, and tapestries.
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Young Friends

Join Philly’s most culturally connected contemporaries as the season’s hottest soiree goes underground. Inspired by the city’s vibrant street art and held in the Museum’s hidden tunnel, this event will be an unforgettable night. Enjoy mouthwatering street fare, open bar, music, and live entertainment, all while supporting the Museum.

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Saturday, September 19Grid ViewRows View

 
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.

Discover beautiful paintings, sculpture, and architectural spaces inspired by Christian faith and practice.
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Lectures and Symposia
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Honickman and Berman Galleries, ground floor
Seating is limited.

Photographer Dave Heath’s sensitive explorations of loss, pain, love, and hope reveal him to be one of the most original photographers of the 1950s and 1960s. Join Dave Heath; Peter Barberie, The Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Keith Davis, Senior Curator of Photography, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, for an illuminating discussion of the artist’s work.

Conversation will be followed by a book signing in the Museum Store.
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Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet at the West Entrance.
Free for Members.

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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Discover beautiful paintings, sculpture, and architectural spaces inspired by Christian faith and practice.
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Sunday, September 20Grid ViewRows View

 
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.
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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Family Programs
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tour meets in West Lobby

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

The Museum is filled with treasures—come explore famous masterpieces and find hidden gems.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover beautiful paintings, sculpture, and architectural spaces inspired by Christian faith and practice.
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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 2:00 p.m.

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2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after admission
Location: Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building

Join Philadelphia artist Shelley Spector in the closing event, a gallery “sit in” to talk about the exhibit, signs copies of her recent publication KEEP, and gives out pennies for the wishing well.

KEEP—published in conjunction with the exhibition Shelley Spector: Keep the Home Fires Burning - is a record of the artist’s hands-on, labor-intensive process. Using her smartphone as an archive and sketchbook, Spector captured more than two hundred color photographs of her Philadelphia studio, works in progress, and sources of inspiration. The images are accompanied with an essay by Matthew F. Singer, Senior Museum Writer and Communications Officer, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Family Programs
 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Let your creativity soar at the Family Studio, a destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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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.

Discover beautiful paintings, sculpture, and architectural spaces inspired by Christian faith and practice.
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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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Family Programs
 
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Let your creativity soar at the Family Studio, a destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together.
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Outdoor Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Paid tickets required
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Tickets may be purchased at the Admissions Ticket Desk, no advanced reservations are necessary. Please note that tours are weather dependant and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.
$5 for Members $6 for Nonmembers

This tour is a 90 minute walk along the river that includes nature, architecture, history, technology, sport and outdoor art as they co-exist here at the gateway to Fairmount Park.
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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.

Discover beautiful paintings, sculpture, and architectural spaces inspired by Christian faith and practice.
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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 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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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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Family Programs
 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Let your creativity soar at the Family Studio, a destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together.
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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.

Discover beautiful paintings, sculpture, and architectural spaces inspired by Christian faith and practice.
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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 10:15 a.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet at the West Entrance.
Free for Members.

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 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.

Discover beautiful paintings, sculpture, and architectural spaces inspired by Christian faith and practice.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 29 - December 10, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Registration begins Tuesday, August 11, 2015.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


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 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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4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Reservations required
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
Free

Guest Speaker: Kate Haw, Director, Archives of American Art
Join Timothy Rub in conversation with Kate Haw as they discuss the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art's Oral History Program. Featured Philadelphia artists will speak about the program--which captures spoken recollections of artists, dealers, and others in the American art community--and how the recordings provide unique insights into their lives and work.

RSVP by September 22 to Erica Land at 215-684-7750 or .
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Outdoor Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Paid tickets required
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Tickets may be purchased at the Admissions Ticket Desk, no advanced reservations are necessary. Please note that tours are weather dependant and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.
$5 for Members $6 for Nonmembers

This tour is a 90 minute walk along the river that includes nature, architecture, history, technology, sport and outdoor art as they co-exist here at the gateway to Fairmount Park.
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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.
Save Event
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover beautiful paintings, sculpture, and architectural spaces inspired by Christian faith and practice.
Save Event
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 29 - December 10, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Registration begins Tuesday, August 11, 2015.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


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.

Learn More >>
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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

Get an in-depth look at portraiture from the Renaissance to Picasso and learn how this discipline has transformed over time.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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

Plain Sight Games is recruiting deductive and inquisitive minds to investigate a mystery. Strange characters have been spotted in the Museum. We suspect foul play, but don't have enough information to make any formal inquiries. Thus, we turn to you, detectives. Join us for an interactive game that will have you searching the museum, solving codes, and uncovering a mysterious plot.
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5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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

Connecting with the Museum’s splendid collection is all about fun as board games populate the galleries. Check out artist Hope Edwards’s imaginative interpretations of rooms, characters, and weapons from the classic board game Clue. It is a night not to be missed!
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Wednesday Night Tour
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Explore the Museum's extensive collection of Asian delights, including paintings, ceramics, sculpture, and decorative arts from Japan, China, and Korea.
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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. - 7:30 p.m.

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

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School will lead a drawing session inspired by the classic board game Clue. Visitors will draw from live models dressed as Clue characters, who will lead visitors through the British period rooms as a murder mystery unfolds. Clue board games will also be on hand to entertain and confound visitors.
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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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