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February 2015

This Months Exhibitions

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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Discover a variety of styles and techniques in the Museum's superb collection of nineteenth-century art.
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Tours meet in West Entrance (Lenfest Hall)
Free members event.

Tour the exhibition that highlights selections from the Museum’s exceptional holdings of African American art.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Preschool Room, ground floor
Best for babies, 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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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.

Enjoy a guided tour of Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at Diego Rivera’s mural Liberation of the Peon, near the Museum store on the balcony, first floor

Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania bring objects from the permanent collection to life during a 45-minute conversation in one of the Museum’s two hundred galleries. All programs are subject to change.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore the role of nudity as costume in several of the Museum's masterpieces.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

From dramatic panel paintings to colorful stained glass to ornate architectural elements, discover the Museum's superb collection of treasures from Medieval Europe.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
Location: Studio 1, ground floor
$100 ($80 members)

Teens 14-17 will learn how to express themselves through various printing techniques in this hands-on workshop.
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Art After 5
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

A leading jazz vocalist, Pascale premieres songs from her latest album, Wildflower.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Explore the Museum's extensive collection of Asian art, including treasures from Japan, China, and Korea.
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Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Explore Oriental carpets at the Museum, learning how they are made and what regions they stem. You’ll get answers to such questions as “what makes a ‘Persian’ different from a Kilim”, “how many knots are there to a carpet”, “what is the subject matter and how is it determined”, and much more!
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 6:45 p.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Travel from the High Renaissance to the Neoclassical period with paintings, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, and tapestries.
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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 10:30 a.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members). Individual tickets to Thursday lectures may be purchased for $30 ($24 members). Tickets for the two lectures on Saturday for $60 ($48 members).
To purchase full course, call Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Tomoko Sakomura, Associate Professor of Art History, Swarthmore College
This course explores Japanese art of the late medieval and early modern periods through four themes designed to complement the exhibition Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
  • Lecture 1: Art in/and Architecture in Japan
  • Lecture 2: The Four Seasons in Japanese Art
  • Lecture 3: Japanese Ink Painting
  • Lecture 4: Text-Image Relationships in Japanese Art
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 24 - March 28, 2015
Location: Education Studios


Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 10-session classes.

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.

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

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at Diego Rivera’s mural Liberation of the Peon, near the Museum store on the balcony, first floor

Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania bring objects from the permanent collection to life during a 45-minute conversation in one of the Museum’s two hundred galleries. All programs are subject to change.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

This tour 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 12:00 p.m.

London, Paris, Rome… see Museum treasures that originated in the great capitals of Europe. This tour will highlight works of art from diverse cultures over a period of time, from the medieval through the 19th century, with a special emphasis on the evolution of the great capital cities. You will also see the development of the great European capitals as they impacted the history of art.
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Concerts & Performances
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Free after admission
Location: Perelman Skylit Atrium

This performance revisits a concert from May 29, 1798, in which an orchestra played for the elephants Hans and Parkie in the Jardin de Plantes at the Museum of Natural History in Paris. Restaging this first documented attempt to use human-generated music to communicate with animals, the performance takes place in both the open space of the Skylit Atrium and in the Levy Gallery where it specifically intersects with the film Apotomē.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
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Starts at 1:00 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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 24 - March 28, 2015
Location: Education Studios


Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 10-session classes.

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 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.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members). Individual tickets to Thursday lectures may be purchased for $30 ($24 members). Tickets for the two lectures on Saturday for $60 ($48 members).
To purchase full course, call Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Matthew Palczynski, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
This course explores some of the most important objects and architectural works from around the world. In the first lecture, we’ll examine a host of massive and often mysterious structures, including The Great Wall of China, Great Zimbabwe, Machu Picchu, the Taj Mahal, and The Burj Khalifa. In Lecture 2, our focus shifts to important European paintings and sculptures before 1900, investigating why masterworks by Leonardo, Michelangelo, and others continue to inspire us. The course continues with a look at the rise and fall of modernist art and concludes with a journey to the world’s most sacred sites.
  • Lecture 1: The Grand Tour: Civilization’s Largest Structures
  • Lecture 2: European Art Before 1900
  • Lecture 3: Modern Masterpieces: The Apotheosis of the Canvas
  • Lecture 4: Seeing the Light: Spiritual and Religious Sites
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

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