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On Wednesday nights from 5:00 to 8:45 p.m., come explore the Museum’s main building and its remarkable collection in exciting and illuminating new ways. Show your creative side with Make Stuff, a drop-in art-making workshop. Practice your poses during weekly yoga sessions. Play a game in the galleries with friends or other Museum visitors—we supply the games and instructions, you do the rest. On the last Wednesday of the month, enjoy one-night-only events in which regional artists, musicians, and local cultural organizations respond to the collection in innovative ways. Come on your own or with family and friends. And remember, admission is Pay What You Wish.

Wednesday Nights are generously funded by the William Penn Foundation.

Ink & Gold Tattoo Parlor
Location: Great Stair Hall

Every Wednesday night in April, Philadelphia-based tattoo artists will display original flash art and designs and give visitors free, hand-drawn temporary tattoos inspired by Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.

  • Baker Street Tattoo
    • Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • True Hand Tattoos & Design
    • Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Philadelphia Eddie's Chinatown Tattoo
    • Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Olde City Tattoos
    • Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Make Stuff

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.

  • Origami Mania
    • Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      • Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
        • Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
          • Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
            • Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
              Learn the ancient art of origami and transform a flat piece of paper into a beautifully-folded design. Make an origami design for yourself, and leave another one at the Museum to be included in a large-scale installation on April 29.
          • Metallics for Mom
            • Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
              In celebration of Mother's Day, create macaroni jewelry that shines. Take a walk around the galleries to find artwork inspired by or gifted to special women in artists' lives.
          • Presenting Pointillism!
            • Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
              Try your hand at a new artistic technique. Use your imagination to create an Impressionist work of your own using only dots of paint to create a larger picture.
          • The White Album
            • Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
              Use a variety of the white materials provided to create a monochromatic artwork.
          • Islamic Radial Design
            • Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
              Be inspired by the turquoise and blue mosaic tiles from our collection and create your very own design.

Represent: Beauty
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
5:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Great Stair Hall

With beauty and power, the artists in Represent have expressed the personal visions and individual and collective identities. Join us for an event hosted with IMAN Cosmetics that celebrates the beauty in all. For over 20 years, IMAN has provided products that enhance women’s glow by catering to all shades, leaving women feeling glamorous and powerful. Enjoy free makeovers at our IMAN Cosmetics beauty bar and enter to win a suite of products that will keep you beautiful and true to your identity.

"The Masterpieces" with Joshua R. Helmer
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.

  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m. (CANCELED)
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 3, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Yoga
Free tickets required after Museum admission

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga while surrounded by the Museum’s collection. Class size varies according to gallery location.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
  • Location: Gallery 201
    • Wednesday, April 1, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, April 8, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, April 15, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, April 29, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Gallery 206
    • Wednesday, May 6, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, May 13, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, May 27, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.

Sketching in the Galleries

Be an artist for a day. Draw inspiration from the artwork on view and let your imagination run wild. Paper and pencils are provided.

  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Stephen Starr Events Interactive Chef Demonstration Series
Location: The Cafeteria
Paid tickets required
$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.

  • Taste of India
    • Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Learn about the diverse regional flavors of India and spice up your home cooking.

Last Wednesdays - May

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

  • Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby
    • Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      Kensington’s annual Sculpture Derby comes to the East Terrace. Learn about kinetic sculptures and meet the creators behind the masterpieces that have an entire neighborhood dressing up.
  • Streets Dept Presents: The Evolution of Street Art
    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Some of today’s most active and exciting artists share how they use public space (both legally and otherwise) to create dialogue, display their work, and enliven the streets of Philadelphia. The panel includes Gaia, Joe Boruchow, Ishknits, Harlequinade, and Kid Hazo. Host Conrad Benner is the founder and editor of Streetsdept.com, a Philadelphia-focused photo blog that documents and celebrates street art, graffiti, and urban exploration. Benner's work with Streets Dept recently saw him named the city's “Best Art Curator” by Philadelphia Magazine.

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