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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  

Oktoberfest East Balcony Beer Garden

On Wednesdays in October, the Museum’s East Balcony is transformed into an Oktoberfest Beer Garden. Local Pennsylvania brewery, Yards Brewing Co., offer craft brews perfectly paired with Starr restaurant, Frankford Hall’s traditional Bavarian mini-bratwurst and chewy soft pretzels. Package price includes beer flights and paired signature noshes, discounted rate when purchased in advance. Individual beers and snacks available for purchase in the Garden all evening.

Package Price includes beer flights and paired signature noshes, discounted rate when purchased in advance.
$20 ($15 member) in advance, $25 (members $20) at the door
  • 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.

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, October 14, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 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.

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.

  • Clay Creations
    • Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
      Create your own Pennsylvania German inspired animals with clay, feathers and other mixed media.

Batman, Superman—Prometheus?
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Paid tickets required
$10 ($8 members)

The Museum is proud to debut its first comic book, Prometheus Eternal, created in conjunction with preeminent graphic artists and writers and inspired by the exhibition The Wrath of the Gods: Masterpieces by Rubens, Michelangelo, and Titian. Join us for a panel and book signing with artists Bill Sienkiewicz, Yuko Shimizu, and David Mack, as well as Josh O’Neill, publisher of Locust Moon Press. This talk is moderated by Christopher Atkins, The Agnes and Jack Mulroney Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture before 1900.

This program is supported by the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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.

Confectionery Creations
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Great Stair Hall

Ice cream and candy connoisseurs from The Franklin Fountain and Shane Confectionery are joined by food stylist and photographer Jason Varney to create a delectable still life using ice cream molds and sweet treats. Watch the process from start to finish, then feel free to indulge!

Still Life Spectacles
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Celebrate the Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life with unique displays by floral designer Sullivan Owen and taxidermy specimens from The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

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.

  • 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.

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