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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! Experience unique gallery events with regional artists, musicians, and local cultural organizations. Come on your own, with family, or with friends. And remember: admission is Pay What You Wish.

Wednesday Nights are generously funded by the William Penn Foundation.

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.

  • Sketching in the Galleries
    • Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      Be an artist for a day! "Draw" inspiration from the artwork on view and let your imagination run wild. Paper and pencils will be provided.
  • Roman Leaf Crowns
    • Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      Create your own heroic leaf crown inspired by the Constantine tapestries surrounding the Great Stair Hall.
  • Black and White Inspiration
    • Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      Create your own interpretation of photographer Paul Strand's black and white portraits.
  • Sketching in the Galleries
    • Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      Be an artist for a day! "Draw" inspiration from the artwork on view and let your imagination run wild. Paper and pencils will be provided.
  • Design Challenge
    • Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      Be inspired by the 2014 Collab Student Design Competition and challenge yourself to create your own chair for your ideal home. Materials will be provided.
  • Holiday Card Making
    • Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      • Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
        • Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
          • Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
            Create your own masterful holiday card for a loved one this season. Art making supplies will be provided.

"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, October 8, 2014, Starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014, Starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Yoga - Practice Your Poses with Dhyana Yoga

Learn about the time-honored practice of yoga through yoga postures with Dhyana Yoga among the beauty of the Museum’s collection.

Two classes offered each Wednesday – 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
  • Wednesday, October 8, 2014, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 5, 2014, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 26, 2014, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 17, 2014, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 24, 2014, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 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.

  • As American As Apple Pie
    • Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Learn how to make a classic American apple pie with the perfect crust. Our executive pastry chef, with a special guest will demonstrate tips on preparing a flaky crust for your favorite fillings.
  • Holiday Leftovers
    • Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Transform your Holiday Left Overs into a brand new meal.
  • Holiday Sweets
    • Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Nothing says the Holidays like the perfect sweet treat. Learn how to bake with Chef Gerald Drummond.
  • Spanish Tapas
    • Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Escape the cold with a taste of sunny Spain! In this Chef Demonstration, you’ll learn how to make popular Spanish tapas, sophisticated small plates that are sure to delight dinner guests and to elevate your own at home noshing. Designed to be enjoyed in just a few bites, tapas are the perfect way to incorporate bold flavors into your home cooking.
  • Speak Easy Cocktails
    • Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Tap into Philadelphia’s colorful Prohibition-era history with a lesson in the art of craft cocktails and spiked punches at this Chef Demonstration. Bring the speakeasy to your dining room with these vintage recipes for a swanky at home cocktail hour.

The Wednesday Night Look Around

It’s kind of like…Where's Waldo meets the Museum's masterpieces. Actually, that is exactly what it is like. It's a scavenger hunt! Spend an hour or so on Wednesday Nights looking closely at art with friends and family to win prizes. With themes changing monthly, there is always something new to find with the Wednesday Night Look Around!

  • Mirrors
    • Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Eating
    • Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Stars
    • Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

LEDA by SCRAP Performance Group
Location: Gallery 120, first floor

Join us for short performances that blend poetry, dialogue, dance, and photography. SCRAP Performance Group, an experimental dance theater company, will present an excerpt from their upcoming production LEDA, an original theatrical work created by Myra Bazell and Madison Cario with performances by Mary Remy and Myra Bazell.

  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.

DanceDrawArt
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Starts in the Great Stair Hall

See the museum’s collection like never before: through drawing and dance! Join us for a series of interpretive exercises—led by Leah Stein of the Leah Stein Dance Company, Drexel University Professor Jacklynn Niemiec, and Kelly Baldwin Heid of the PMA—that explore the many ways of expressing the way art moves us.

Night Owl Read and Look (Best for ages 3-7)
Tour meets in the West Lobby at the Family Cart

Enjoy a pre-bedtime story, art project, and imaginative play in the galleries. Pajamas welcome!

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission.
  • Trick or Treat Edition
    • Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Starts at 5:30 p.m.
  • Black Meets White by Justine Fontes
    • Wednesday, November 5, 2014, Starts at 5:30 p.m.
  • Mr. Wuffles! by David Weisner
    • Wednesday, December 3, 2014, Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Presents "Myths & Monsters"
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Galleries 283 and 288

Myths, monsters, and gods, oh my! Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School returns and they’re bringing ancient Greece and Rome with them. Be there as amazing costumes bring your favorite mythology creatures to life. It’s a night of live figure drawing sure to please mortals and gods alike. No drawing experience necessary. Use our drawing supplies or feel free to bring your own. Dry materials only please.

Curator Talk on Paul Strand
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Dorrance Galleries

Enjoy a tour of the Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography exhibition with curators Peter Barberie, the Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center and Amanda Bock, Exhibition Assistant Curator. Discover the process of creating a major exhibition from its inception to the galleries you walk through.

Ugly Sweater Party
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

‘Tis the season to be merry—pull out that ugly holiday sweater and join us for an evening of festive programs. Enjoy a spread of cheerful treats in the Great Stair Hall or try your hand at making something warm in our knitting circle (expert knitters will be on hand to assist). Venture into the galleries and seek out the joyful sounds of singing as we welcome a cappella groups to sing carols and modern tunes.

Just Breathe: Yoga White Party
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Get centered before midnight at the museum. Learn about the time-honored practice of yoga through meditative exercises, yoga postures, and breathing techniques among the beauty of the Museum’s collection. After a peaceful stretch, participate in a hands-on art making activity to set an intention for the new year. Henna tattoos, themed tours, and specialty healthy menu items will be available throughout the night. Don’t forget to bring your yoga mat and wear white.

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