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April 2014


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.

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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 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.

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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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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Art After 5 Tours
 
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.

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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.

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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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 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.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

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.

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

Explore the art of the Impressionist era, learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, and see how their work inspired the masterpieces of modern and contemporary art that would follow.
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Monday, 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.

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

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
 
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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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.

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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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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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.
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

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.

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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