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Dr. Sketchy, Mythology
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  

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.

  • Chicken Liver Pate: Prometheus’s Party Fowl
    • Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Holiday Feast
    • Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Holiday Treats and Sweets
    • Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

In Transit: Dance|Music|Theater
Begins in Gallery 111

Ballet X, A Change of Harp, and thespians Michaela Moore and Sara Vanasse take you on a performative journey where the American Art galleries take center stage.

This program is a co-presentation with FringeArts.
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Last Wednesdays - September

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

  • HELP WANTED: Play “Investigators” with Plain Sight Games
    • Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Plain Sight Games is recruiting deductive and inquisitive minds to investigate a mystery. Strange characters have been spotted in the Museum. We suspect foul play, but don't have enough information to make any formal inquiries. Thus, we turn to you, detectives. Join us for an interactive game that will have you searching the museum, solving codes, and uncovering a mysterious plot.
  • Game Night at the Museum!
    5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Connecting with the Museum’s splendid collection is all about fun and games as board games populate the galleries during our Game Night! Marvel at Thomas Eakins’s The Gross Clinic while playing the skill game “Operation.” Checkmate your opponent in a game of chess in the Arms and Armor Gallery.
  • Colonel Mustard in the Library with the wrench…
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School will lead a drawing session inspired by the classic board game Clue. Visitors will draw from live models dressed as Clue characters, who will lead visitors through the British period rooms as a murder mystery unfolds. Clue board games will also be on hand to entertain and confound visitors.
  • Oktoberfest East Balcony Beer Garden
    Paid tickets required
    $25 (members $20)

    On Wednesdays in October, the Museum’s East Balcony is transformed into an Oktoberfest Beer Garden. Local Pennsylvania craft brews are perfectly paired with traditional Bavarian mini-bratwurst and chewy soft pretzels. Beer flights and paired signature noshes available for purchase at a discounted rate when pre-purchased.

    • Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Artist on Artist Talk: Shepard Fairey on Jasper Johns
    Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Location: Great Stair Hall

    Trailblazing LA-based artist Shepard Fairey, whose practice expands from street art to the global OBEY Giant enterprise, will expound upon the influential work of Jasper Johns, whose own pioneering practice encompasses painting, sculpture, and printmaking that inventively utilizes materials, repetition and personal mythology.

    This program is in collaboration with the Mural Arts Program’s Open Source project.

    Painting Under the Influence: "Masters in Disguise"
    Wednesday, November 11, 2015
    6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Location: Cafeteria
    Paid tickets required
    $45 ($40 members)

    Join us for a fun evening of drinks and painting inspired by the exhibition Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life. Participants will receive a small section of a mystery masterpiece to use as a basis in creating their own art work. A search for the mystery art work follows the painting session. This program includes two alcoholic beverages and light snacks. Participants must be 21 and over.

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