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Enjoy creative play, artistic collaborations, and lively encounters.
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Come explore the Museum’s beautiful main building and its remarkable collection in exciting and illuminating new ways. Admission is Pay What You Wish.

Every Week

  • Show your creative side with Make Stuff, a drop-in art-making workshop.
  • Practice your poses during weekly yoga sessions with Dhyana Yoga.
  • Gameplay: We supply the games and instructions, you do the rest.

On the last Wednesday of the month, enjoy pop-up events in which artists, performers, and other creators take over the Museum and unveil the unexpected.

Wednesday Nights are generously funded by the William Penn Foundation  

Make Stuff
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

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.

  • "Eye" Love You
    • Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      • Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
        Look closely at our collection of miniature eye paintings and create your own keepsake to treasure.
    • Cut & Paste Studio
      • Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
        • Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
          • Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
            • Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
              • Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
                Get social, political and maybe controversial when you create your own collage inspired by International Pop.

Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish 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

Pop Goes the Museum
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

  • The Secret Cinema presents The Touchables
    6:00 p.m.
    Grab some (free!) popcorn and enjoy the 1960s cult classic The Touchables, an inventive, fast-moving, colorful and wholly original plunge into late-sixties pop culture. Directed by famous fashion photographer to the Beatles, Robert Freeman, the film will be screened in 16mm. Philly-based film critic Dan Buskirk joins in on the fun with an introduction and post-film discussion. This program is presented by The Secret Cinema.
  • Pop Quizzo with Johnny Goodtimes
    6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
    Philly's own Johnny Goodtimes will test your knowledge on the colorful 1960s among other funky topics. Bring your friends and compete for prizes while listening to sweet tunes. Cash bar available.

Starr Catering Group Interactive Chef Demonstration Series
Location: The Cafeteria
Paid tickets required
$45 ($40 for Members) includes General Admission

These intimate, 90-minute classes offer first-hand tutorials for creating exceptional food and drink. Local food celebrities and international experts lead interactive demonstrations with assistant chefs on hand to help you perfect the culinary techniques to make these stunning dishes at home. Sample the food prepared during the class and receive recipes for all dishes, as well as a special gift.

  • Tapas & Spanish Wines
    • Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      Learn to make tasty tapas (with paired wines!) at this Chef Demonstration. Join Chef Ashley James as he translates Spanish cuisine for the American table. Using recipes and techniques gathered from the finest Spanish kitchens, Chef Ashley’s dishes will become your favorites for in-home entertaining.
  • Summer Wines
    • Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      Learn about summer wines with master sommelier Joshua Wesson. Named Best Sommelier of French Wine & Spirits, and the recipients of the prestigious Ambassador’s Award from the European Wine Council, Josh Wesson will highlight the best of summer wines from bright and crisp to full and robust.

In the Artist’s Voice - Pop Salons
Free tickets required after Museum admission
$5 (Free for Members), Includes Museum Admission

Grab a cup of Joe and join artists and curators for a series of intimate conversations about all things Pop Art. Hear first person accounts of the changing attitudes toward high art, the media, mass culture, and politics. Discover the process of bringing the exhibition of works from around the world to Philadelphia from curators who contributed to the exhibition. Each session concludes with a meet-and-greet with the artists.

  • Sergio Lombardo and Luigia Lonardelli
    • Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Join artist Sergio Lombardo and curator Luigia Lonardelli for a conversation around the reception of Pop in Italy that covers the pop culture icons featured in Lombardo’s work and the impact of the 1964 Venice Biennale.

In the Artist's Voice
Free tickets required after Museum admission
$5 (Free for members), includes admission

Talk about art with the people who make it.

  • Nothing Is Disappearing Here
    • Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Starts at 6:30 p.m.
      Location: Honickman Gallery
      Photographers Andrea Modica and Larry Fink discuss Modica’s recent work and new book As We Wait, which was edited by Fink. The conversation is moderated by curator Peter Barberie and is followed by a book signing. Seating is limited.
  • Contemplating Color
    • Wednesday, April 13, 2016, Starts at 6:30 p.m.
      Location: Gallery 176
      Meet contemporary artist Joseph Marioni as he discusses his captivating explorations of color, paint, and light. Art historian and critic Barbara Rose joins the conversation, which takes place in a gallery dedicated to the artist’s paintings in the colorful installation Notations/Joseph Marioni: Paintings, 2000–2015.

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