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April 2014


Wednesday, April 16
 
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Perelman Media Room
$125 ($100 members and Bryn Mawr Film Institute members)

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

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

Screenings largely consist of clips from a wide assortment of films illustrating different aspects of the medium’s language, including cinematography, sound, editing, and narrative. In addition, some of the most memorable images in cinema history are showcased and enriched with commentary by the cinematographers who made them.

From a very early age, we are all able to follow—and be delighted by—movies, but far too often, we continue to approach cinema like the same passive viewers we were as children. Join us to learn to engage with the medium on its own terms and to discover some of the techniques by which we make meaning of the movies we see. Understanding the language of film allows you to get more enjoyment out of your cinematic experience—and to impress your friends at the post-movie discussion!

This course is offered in collaboration with Bryn Mawr Film Institute.
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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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Tour meets in the West Lobby at the Family Cart.

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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore the Museum's fine collection of Oriental rugs and discover a new way of seeing them.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All family members can drop in anytime to sketch, doodle, or create a masterpiece in the Museum galleries. An artist is on hand to provide materials and encouragement.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 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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Starts at 1:00 p.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.

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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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

This tour is perfect for first-time or long standing members, providing an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Galleries 201-204

Explore the stories, symbols, and meaning of the Museum’s medieval collection through a group of specially selected works of art in Galleries 201-204. Distinctive labels identify these objects, offering little-known insights about the works from a variety of perspectives. Use the supplied flashlights, your cell phone, and your sense of discovery to find out more.

Experience “With Hidden Noise,” 2013, a soundscape by Philadelphia artist Chris Havlish in the Medieval Cloister, Gallery 204, on Wednesday nights.

Funded with support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Great Stair Hall

Porcelain has traditionally been prized for its translucent qualities and strength, but forming a vessel on the pottery wheel takes a lifetime to master. Watch as an artist from The Clay Studio transforms a solid lump of clay into beautiful forms on the wheel.
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Gallery Programs
 
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

In this drop-in program, craft handmade objects or make art amid the Museum’s collection. Projects vary from sketching or knitting in the galleries to building a Lego mansion or creating a puzzle. Make Stuff programs are perfect for anyone looking for a relaxed, creative atmosphere.

Get inspired by the ceramics on view in the exhibition Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392–1910 and shape your own pinch pot or vessel using non-toxic modeling compound.
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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.

This tour discusses the role that women have played in art throughout history, and looks at objects by women artists in a variety of mediums and techniques.
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6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Great Stair Hall Balcony

Bring your own mat!

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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.

Discover the art of molecular gastronomy and how food techniques can change the taste and texture of the foods you prepare. Chef Gerald Drummond demonstrates how to transform components of a dish into a unique sensory experience.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$8 ($5 members; free for students with valid ID)

Featuring a mix of contemporary films, documentaries, and classics, this series showcases traditional and modern Korean culture with themes explored in the exhibition Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910. Each film is introduced by Joe Kim, founder of the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival. Discussions with experts in Korean film and history follow most screenings.

The Wednesday Night film series is supported by the Dean and Zoë Pappas Family Foundation.

From the brash actions of youth, through the dawn of adolescence, to the fullness of adulthood, one man’s life lessons are learned as seasons pass, his emotional inner life changing with the landscape around him. Award-winning Korean writer/director/editor Kim Ki-duk has crafted a lushly exotic, yet universal story about the human spirit and its evolution, from innocence to love, evil to enlightenment, and ultimately to rebirth. This screening is followed by a discussion.
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Experience a collection of Korean masterpieces in this full-scale survey devoted to the art of the celebrated Joseon dynasty (1392–1910).
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Wednesday Night Tour
 
Starts at 6:30 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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Thursday, April 17
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at Diego Rivera’s mural Liberation of the Peon, near the Balcony Shop, first floor

Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania bring objects from the permanent collection to life during a 45-minute conversation in one of the Museum’s two hundred galleries.

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Tour meets in the West Lobby at the Family Cart.

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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

For those who love or simply want to learn about Indian art, this tour explores PMA's fabulous collections, showcasing India's 5000 year-old civilization, religions, traditions, and stories through the exotic forms of its art.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All family members can drop in anytime to sketch, doodle, or create a masterpiece in the Museum galleries. An artist is on hand to provide materials and encouragement.
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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.
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 new Anne d’Harnoncourt Memorial Sculpture Garden to explore some of its outdoor artwork and landscape views. This one-acre site hosts two gallery areas, which currently contain the stone sculptures of Isamu Noguchi. 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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1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members) for all four lectures
$30 ($24 members) for one lecture
Ticket includes Museum admission

To purchase tickets to the full Course, call the Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Judith Tannenbaum, Adjunct Curator, RISD Museum, Providence
In recent years, the realms of fine art and design have come to overlap and intersect in exciting ways. This course begins with utopian movements in the early twentieth century that planted the seeds for current interdisciplinary approaches in fine art, architecture, graphic design, fashion, and the decorative arts. Major figures from Europe, Asia, South America, and the United States who work on both sides of the art/design divide will also be considered.
  • Lecture 1: A New Century: Wiener Werkstätte, Omega Workshops, Russian Avant-Garde
  • Lecture 2: Between the Wars: De Stijl, Bauhaus, Le Corbusier, International Style
  • Lecture 3: Mid-Century Modern: From Scandinavia to California (Marimekko, Eames, Bertoia, Noguchi, Zeisel)
  • Lecture 4: Postmodernism to Today: Memphis (Milan), Gehry, Miyake, Apple, Chelayan
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Feast your eyes on works of art from the 14th to the 19th centuries as you hear the fascinating tales associated with them.
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Friday, April 18
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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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at Diego Rivera’s mural Liberation of the Peon, near the Balcony Shop, first floor

Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania bring objects from the permanent collection to life during a 45-minute conversation in one of the Museum’s two hundred galleries.

All programs are subject to change.
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Tour meets in the West Lobby at the Family Cart.

Discover the Museum's collection on these interactive tours led by Museum educators.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore the Museum's fine collection of Oriental rugs and discover a new way of seeing them.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All family members can drop in anytime to sketch, doodle, or create a masterpiece in the Museum galleries. An artist is on hand to provide materials and encouragement.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Free after admission
Tours gather in the Perelman Lobby
Please note that tours are weather dependant and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Resplendent with multicolored and gilded ornaments, and animated with sculptures carved in limestone and cast in terracotta and metal, the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building is the most richly embellished example of Art Deco architecture to be erected in Philadelphia in the 1920s. Come discover it all in this fascinating tour!
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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.

Explore the art of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist eras and learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, including masters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Seurat.
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Art After 5
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Hailed by Downbeat magazine as the "Best Graduate Jazz Vocalist" (2012) and winner of the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award (2013), Kavita Shah is gaining a reputation as a visionary young singer, composer, and arranger. A native New Yorker of Indian origin fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and French, Shah incorporates elements of Indian, Brazilian, and Malian music into her jazz-based repertoire.
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Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Explore paintings dated from 1850–1900 (including Academic Art, the School of Barbizon, and Realism) leading up to Impressionism, as well as paintings that came after Impressionism (Cézanne, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art Nouveau movement).
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Starts at 6:00 p.m.
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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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 6:30 p.m.

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

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Saturday, April 19
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at Diego Rivera’s mural Liberation of the Peon, near the Balcony Shop, first floor

Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania bring objects from the permanent collection to life during a 45-minute conversation in one of the Museum’s two hundred galleries.

All programs are subject to change.
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Tour meets in the West Lobby at the Family Cart.

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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover a collection of work of art depicting Christ's journey to Calvary.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All family members can drop in anytime to sketch, doodle, or create a masterpiece in the Museum galleries. An artist is on hand to provide materials and encouragement.
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Starts at 1:00 p.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 new Anne d’Harnoncourt Memorial Sculpture Garden to explore some of its outdoor artwork and landscape views. This one-acre site hosts two gallery areas, which currently contain the stone sculptures of Isamu Noguchi. 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 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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Sunday, April 20
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Discover a variety of styles and techniques in the Museum's superb collection of nineteenth-century and Contemporary art.
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Tour meets in the West Lobby at the Family Cart.

Young visitors and their families enjoy the galleries through picture books and hands-on art projects. Free tickets required.
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Dining Events
 
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Reservations required
Location: Granite Hill, Main Building
$45 per person, $40 for Members and $25 for children.

Visit Open Table or call 215-684-7990 to make your reservations today.

Granite Hill’s extravagant Easter brunch buffet is the perfect start or finish to your museum visit, featuring a carving station and seasonal entrées and salads, along with all your favorite breakfast items and pastries. Reservations are available at 10:30 a.m., 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

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Bon Appѐtit! Easter Brunch in the City

Viennoiserie
croissants, pain raisins, scones, pecan sticky buns, blueberry muffins vanilla butter, nutella, orange marmalade

Parfaits
house-made maple almond granola, fresh berries, vanilla yogurt

Saumon Fumѐ
smoked salmon, petite baguette, chive cream cheese, red onion, tomato, capers

Applewood Smoked Bacon

Grilled Country Sausage

Crѐme Brulee French Toast
roasted apples, tahitian vanilla butter

Eggs Benedict
country ham, onion confit, hollandaise

Quiche Forrestiere
porcini, chanterelle, comte, leeks

Omelet Station
farm fresh eggs, selection of fine accompaniments

Salad Lyonaisse
frisѐe, smoked bacon, crisp potatoes, haricots verts

Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille
charred tomato, smoked onions, grilled zucchini, eggplant & basil Puree

Artisanal Cheese Display

Carving Station

Country Fresh Ham
assorted fruit mustards

Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb
mint scented lamb jus

Grilled Salmon
fingerling potato & haricots verts salad, whole grain mustard vinaigrette

Roasted Chicken Herbs De Provence
jus le poulet, sautѐed green beans

Assorted French Dessert Pastries
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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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Tour meets in the West Lobby at the Family Cart.

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Tour meets in the West Lobby at the Family Cart.

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

Join us for a look at the Easter story in paintings.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All family members can drop in anytime to sketch, doodle, or create a masterpiece in the Museum galleries. An artist is on hand to provide materials and encouragement.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Free after admission
Tours gather in the Perelman Lobby
Please note that tours are weather dependant and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Resplendent with multicolored and gilded ornaments, and animated with sculptures carved in limestone and cast in terracotta and metal, the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building is the most richly embellished example of Art Deco architecture to be erected in Philadelphia in the 1920s. Come discover it all in this fascinating tour!
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
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.

Join Park House Guides on a tour of the Fairmount Water Works, an engineering marvel of its time, which was described by Edgar Allan Poe as "wondrous to behold".
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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.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Tuesday, April 22
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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Discover surrealist art within the Museum.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore the role of nudity in several of the Museum's masterpieces.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 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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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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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore influential Indian figures and symbols including the Elephant-Headed Ganesha.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

This tour covers the period from 1500 to 1850 and studies works of art that were of high importance to all, from common people to aristocrats.
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Location: Program meets in Lenfest Hall (West Lobby)
Free for Circle Level and above. Space is limited.

During the late 19th century new opportunities to train and exhibit abroad showcased American artists on an international stage and encouraged new cultural exchange. Jennifer Parsons, Barra Fellow in American Art, will explore these ideas as she discusses the reinstallation of our American Victorian Gallery, which includes works by Eakins, Homer, Tanner, and Sargent.
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Wednesday, April 23
 
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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10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Perelman Media Room
$125 ($100 members and Bryn Mawr Film Institute members)

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

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

Screenings largely consist of clips from a wide assortment of films illustrating different aspects of the medium’s language, including cinematography, sound, editing, and narrative. In addition, some of the most memorable images in cinema history are showcased and enriched with commentary by the cinematographers who made them.

From a very early age, we are all able to follow—and be delighted by—movies, but far too often, we continue to approach cinema like the same passive viewers we were as children. Join us to learn to engage with the medium on its own terms and to discover some of the techniques by which we make meaning of the movies we see. Understanding the language of film allows you to get more enjoyment out of your cinematic experience—and to impress your friends at the post-movie discussion!

This course is offered in collaboration with Bryn Mawr Film Institute.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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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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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 1:00 p.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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 23 - May 22, 2014
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins March 18th. Open enrollment begins March 25th.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $60, Nonmembers $75

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.

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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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4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
3 NJ or PA hours
Location: Student Lunchroom (Main Building) and galleries
$32 ($25 members)

Get your creative juices flowing during this relaxed evening of art and drawing. We will first look at several figurative paintings and sculptures in the galleries that demonstrate different approaches and styles. Then, teachers can enjoy a relaxing glass of wine, and teaching artist Nancy Sophy will lead a figure drawing session with a live model. Whether you’re an experienced artist or a novice, you will leave with new ideas and a rejuvenated spirit.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Galleries 201-204

Explore the stories, symbols, and meaning of the Museum’s medieval collection through a group of specially selected works of art in Galleries 201-204. Distinctive labels identify these objects, offering little-known insights about the works from a variety of perspectives. Use the supplied flashlights, your cell phone, and your sense of discovery to find out more.

Experience “With Hidden Noise,” 2013, a soundscape by Philadelphia artist Chris Havlish in the Medieval Cloister, Gallery 204, on Wednesday nights.

Funded with support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
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5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

This summer, celebrate William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art! Wednesday Nights come alive with unique adaptations by local Shakespeare theatre companies.

Join us as we celebrate William Shakespeare 450th birthday! Create your own sixteenth-century ruff in the Great Stair Hall, and enjoy a sneak preview of the upcoming summer production Five Kingsby Philadelphia’s own Revolution Shakespeare. They will highlight the famous battle between Hal (soon known as Henry V) and his bitter rival Hotspur in our Arms and Armor galleries. And what would a birthday celebration be without cake?
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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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6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Great Stair Hall Balcony

Bring your own mat!

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$8 ($5 members; free for students with valid ID)

Featuring a mix of contemporary films, documentaries, and classics, this series showcases traditional and modern Korean culture with themes explored in the exhibition Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910. Each film is introduced by Joe Kim, founder of the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival. Discussions with experts in Korean film and history follow most screenings.

The Wednesday Night film series is supported by the Dean and Zoë Pappas Family Foundation.

Korean-American filmmaker Benson Lee (who grew up in Philadelphia) sought to answer the question of how South Korea became the epicenter of the global phenomenon known as breakdancing, which originated in the Bronx in the 1970s. Weaving between the vivid backdrops of Osaka, Paris, Las Vegas, and Seoul, unforgettable images frame the intimate stories of international teams of dancers who struggle to fulfill their dreams. This screening is followed by a discussion.
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Wednesday Night Tour
 
Starts at 6:30 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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Free for Young Friends Members

Join Adelina Vlas, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, to learn of Snow's prolific and multi-disciplinary career in which he has employed photography in unique and innovative ways.
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Free for Young Friends Members

Join Adelina Vlas, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, to learn of Snow's prolific and multi-disciplinary career in which he has employed photography in unique and innovative ways.
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Thursday, April 24
Tours meet at the Rodin Museum.
Free for members

Restored to its original splendor, join us as we explore this Museum’s remarkable ensemble of architecture, landscape, and sculpture.
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 23 - May 22, 2014
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins March 18th. Open enrollment begins March 25th.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $60, Nonmembers $75

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

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at Diego Rivera’s mural Liberation of the Peon, near the Balcony Shop, first floor

Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania bring objects from the permanent collection to life during a 45-minute conversation in one of the Museum’s two hundred galleries.

All programs are subject to change.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Enjoy the sometimes startling and often poignant works of Philadelphian Thomas Eakins.
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Starts at 1:00 p.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 new Anne d’Harnoncourt Memorial Sculpture Garden to explore some of its outdoor artwork and landscape views. This one-acre site hosts two gallery areas, which currently contain the stone sculptures of Isamu Noguchi. 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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 23 - May 22, 2014
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins March 18th. Open enrollment begins March 25th.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $60, Nonmembers $75

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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1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members) for all four lectures
$30 ($24 members) for one lecture
Ticket includes Museum admission

To purchase tickets to the full Course, call the Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Judith Tannenbaum, Adjunct Curator, RISD Museum, Providence
In recent years, the realms of fine art and design have come to overlap and intersect in exciting ways. This course begins with utopian movements in the early twentieth century that planted the seeds for current interdisciplinary approaches in fine art, architecture, graphic design, fashion, and the decorative arts. Major figures from Europe, Asia, South America, and the United States who work on both sides of the art/design divide will also be considered.
  • Lecture 1: A New Century: Wiener Werkstätte, Omega Workshops, Russian Avant-Garde
  • Lecture 2: Between the Wars: De Stijl, Bauhaus, Le Corbusier, International Style
  • Lecture 3: Mid-Century Modern: From Scandinavia to California (Marimekko, Eames, Bertoia, Noguchi, Zeisel)
  • Lecture 4: Postmodernism to Today: Memphis (Milan), Gehry, Miyake, Apple, Chelayan
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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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Friday, April 25
Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Experience a collection of Korean masterpieces in this full-scale survey devoted to the art of the celebrated Joseon dynasty (1392–1910).
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at Diego Rivera’s mural Liberation of the Peon, near the Balcony Shop, first floor

Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania bring objects from the permanent collection to life during a 45-minute conversation in one of the Museum’s two hundred galleries.

All programs are subject to change.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

In this tour, discover answers to such questions as "Are there any great women artists?" and "Why are there so few women artists?"
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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 1:00 p.m.
Free after admission
Tours gather in the Perelman Lobby
Please note that tours are weather dependant and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Resplendent with multicolored and gilded ornaments, and animated with sculptures carved in limestone and cast in terracotta and metal, the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building is the most richly embellished example of Art Deco architecture to be erected in Philadelphia in the 1920s. Come discover it all in this fascinating tour!
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Starts at 2:00 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.

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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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Art After 5
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Yeahwon Shin’s journey began in the suburbs of Seoul, South Korea, where her musical talents began to emerge at age five. Shin uses her deep affinity for Brazilian music and graceful, fluid vocal range to make boundary-crossing music in a program inspired by the exhibition Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910.
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Starts at 5:30 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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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Discover the Museum's fascinating collection of arms and armor, including plate and mail armor, swords, daggers, shields, crossbows, and equestrian equipment; and learn about those who used them.
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Starts at 6:00 p.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 6:45 p.m.

Discover the beginnings of the Academy and its place in art history, focusing on the way the styles changed and evolved before the dawn of Impressionism.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Saturday, April 26
Park House Programs
Starts at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Cedar Grove
$20 ($16 members)

Elizabeth Coates Paschall, the original owner of Cedar Grove 250 years ago, practiced herbal medicine and kept a book of recipes that relied on homemade ingredients. In this tour and workshop, participants will explore these eighteenth-century recipes and the herb garden that supported them as well as learn how to compound simple herbal home remedies.
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 26 - May 24, 2014
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins March 18th. Open enrollment begins March 25th.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $60, Nonmembers $75

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

  • Children ages 3–4
    Children ages 5–6

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Children ages 7–8
    Children ages 9–12

    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at Diego Rivera’s mural Liberation of the Peon, near the Balcony Shop, first floor

Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania bring objects from the permanent collection to life during a 45-minute conversation in one of the Museum’s two hundred galleries.

All programs are subject to change.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

This tour discusses the role that women have played in art throughout history, and looks at objects by women artists in a variety of mediums and techniques.
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Starts at 1:00 p.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 new Anne d’Harnoncourt Memorial Sculpture Garden to explore some of its outdoor artwork and landscape views. This one-acre site hosts two gallery areas, which currently contain the stone sculptures of Isamu Noguchi. 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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 26 - May 24, 2014
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins March 18th. Open enrollment begins March 25th.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $60, Nonmembers $75

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

  • Children ages 3–4
    Children ages 5–6

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Children ages 7–8
    Children ages 9–12

    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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CANCELED
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members) for all four lectures
$30 ($24 members) for one lecture
Ticket includes Museum admission

To purchase tickets to the full Course, call the Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Jonathan Wallis, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, Moore College of Art & Design
Since the early days of the avant-garde in Europe and the United States, a significant portion of art practice has been marked by controversy, challenging societal standards of right and wrong. This course explores case studies from the history of modern and contemporary art that complicate the relationship between art and ethics, looking closely at the dynamics at work when these two disciplines collide.
  • Lecture 1: Censorship and Artistic Freedom
  • Lecture 2: Animals in Art
  • Lecture 3: Museum Regulation and Audience Participation
  • Lecture 4: Art in Public Space and Environmental Responsibility
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Perelman Building

Join Museum friends and fashion industry insiders to celebrate the opening of Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love, a retrospective of the work of 1980s Parisian style icon Patrick Kelly (c. 1954-1990), and Gerlan Jeans Loves Patrick Kelly, a tribute to Kelly's legacy by New York designer designer Gerlan Marcel (born 1976).

$150 ticket Prêt-à-Porter level includes exhibition preview, cocktails, Southern-fried Parisian fare, DJ, and dancing.

$300 VIP Haute Couture level includes an exclusive VIP lounge and a private tour of Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love with exhibition curator Dilys E. Blum, the Jack M. and Annette Y. Friedland Senior Curator of Costume and Textiles.
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Sunday, April 27
 
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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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Learn how pieces from the Museum's collection can be traced to ancient Egypt and the legacy of the last Egyptian pharaoh.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Take a look at fashion's role in art.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All family members can drop in anytime to sketch, doodle, or create a masterpiece in the Museum galleries. An artist is on hand to provide materials and encouragement.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Free after admission
Tours gather in the Perelman Lobby
Please note that tours are weather dependant and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Resplendent with multicolored and gilded ornaments, and animated with sculptures carved in limestone and cast in terracotta and metal, the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building is the most richly embellished example of Art Deco architecture to be erected in Philadelphia in the 1920s. Come discover it all in this fascinating tour!
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
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.

Join Park House Guides on a tour of the Fairmount Water Works, an engineering marvel of its time, which was described by Edgar Allan Poe as "wondrous to behold".
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1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
$55 ($44 members)

This tour includes a private tea ceremony at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, as well as a tour of Cedar Grove (a Quaker country house built in 1748 and enlarged in 1799).
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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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, April 28
 
Starts at 12:30 p.m.
Reservations required
Associates Level Required
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center
Associates and above
To RSVP, contact the Associates office at 215-684-7766 or .

Founded in 1962, the Philadelphia Antiques Show is one of the longest-running antiques shows in the country. Enjoy all-day complimentary admission and experience special access with our American art curatorial staff to learn more about the diverse furnishings and decorative arts for both the period and modern American home.
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Tuesday, April 29
Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore the role of nudity in several of the Museum's masterpieces.
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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 2:00 p.m.

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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Experience a collection of Korean masterpieces in this full-scale survey devoted to the art of the celebrated Joseon dynasty (1392–1910).
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Wednesday, April 30
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore influential Indian figures and symbols including the Elephant-Headed Ganesha.
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Tour meets in the West Lobby at the Family Cart.

Young visitors and their families enjoy the galleries through picture books and hands-on art projects. Free tickets required.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Free after admission

With Kate Cuffari, Project Conservator and Raina Chao, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Objects Conservation
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore the art of those who painted in the Impressionist style.
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Starts at 1:00 p.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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 23 - May 22, 2014
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins March 18th. Open enrollment begins March 25th.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $60, Nonmembers $75

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.

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Galleries 201-204

Explore the stories, symbols, and meaning of the Museum’s medieval collection through a group of specially selected works of art in Galleries 201-204. Distinctive labels identify these objects, offering little-known insights about the works from a variety of perspectives. Use the supplied flashlights, your cell phone, and your sense of discovery to find out more.

Experience “With Hidden Noise,” 2013, a soundscape by Philadelphia artist Chris Havlish in the Medieval Cloister, Gallery 204, on Wednesday nights.

Funded with support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

In this drop-in program, craft handmade objects or make art amid the Museum’s collection. Projects vary from sketching or knitting in the galleries to building a Lego mansion or creating a puzzle. Make Stuff programs are perfect for anyone looking for a relaxed, creative atmosphere.

Be inspired by the Museum’s collection of Korean nesting boxes and decorate your own unique nesting box.
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Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Explore light and shadow in paintings and enlightenment in Asian Art.
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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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6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Great Stair Hall Balcony

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Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$8 ($5 members; free for students with valid ID)

Featuring a mix of contemporary films, documentaries, and classics, this series showcases traditional and modern Korean culture with themes explored in the exhibition Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910. Each film is introduced by Joe Kim, founder of the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival. Discussions with experts in Korean film and history follow most screenings.

The Wednesday Night film series is supported by the Dean and Zoë Pappas Family Foundation.

Desperate to pay off mounting debts, a Korean man living in China (a joseonjok) agrees to carry out an assassination in South Korea. But soon the man finds himself at the center of a dangerous conspiracy as he begins to uncover a vicious trap of betrayal and lies. Screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, The Yellow Sea is an impressive crime thriller from director Na Hong-jin (The Chaser).
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Wednesday Night Tour
 
Starts at 6:30 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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6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Gallery 268, second floor

Join us for a series of conversations organized in connection with the installation Objects of Desire on view in gallery 268. Each conversation will be led by Adelina Vlas, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, and a local guest.

With Salman Akhtar, psychoanalyst, author, and Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Jefferson Medical College.
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