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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.

  • Olde City Tattoos
    • Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Body of Art
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Great Stair Hall

Stop in for a demonstration of body art inspired by the exhibition Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano. Over several hours, makeup artist Dani Fonesca will transform a model into a living artwork. Fonseca launched her body art and event production company, The Body of Art, in 2005 and has served an array of prestigious clients including MoMA and Lady Gaga.

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., and 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.

Rocha Dance Theatre
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate the exhibition Dance: Movement, Rhythm, Spectacle with an in-gallery performance by Rocha Dance Theatre. Based in Brooklyn, Rocha Dance Theatre has been connecting to audiences for over 13 years by using a unique, bold language of dance theater and contemporary choreography and costumes. This program will begin with a curatorial tour of the exhibition.

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