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Kick-start your weekend with Friday Nights at the Museum. Live music and gallery access until 8:45 p.m. Enjoy cocktails and tapas-style dishes by Starr Catering.

Get louder and livelier on Final Fridays with themed performances and activities.

With different musical acts each week and new themes each month, there’s a surprise waiting for you every Friday Night.


Collection Tours all evening and themed Detours on the last Friday of the month. Performances and activities free after Museum admission unless noted. All galleries in the main building are open. Sign up for our Public Programs e-newsletter to get the latest info.

Feeling artsy? Suggest a band, organization, project, or theme. E-mail .

Friday Nights Schedule

Final Fridays: Rebel, Rebel
Friday, March 31, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

A night to celebrate art world renegades.

In-Gallery Artist Intervention
5:00-8:00 p.m.
DUDUFALALA
In the spirit of art history’s creative pranksters and the 100th anniversary of Duchamp’s infamous submission of a urinal to the 1917 armory exhibition, the Dufala brothers poke fun at the status enjoyed by collected art and artists by hiding contemporary objects, personal belongings and small sculpture in the museums galleries. A dada inspired scavenger hunt in and among the works of art throughout the museum, this intervention juxtaposes the pedestrian and the rare, intention and accident and comments on the public use of cultural space.

DJ lil’dave
5:30 p.m.
As a member of the Illvibe Collective, Lil Dave has been pushing the boundaries of hip hop turntablism for over 15 years. By mixing genres like funk, broken beat, house, bossa nova, electro, and soul, this maverick DJ is dedicated to creating the freshest sounds around.

Poetry Workshop: Text & Context
 Free ticket required after Museum admission
Call 215-235-7469 to reserve tickets
5:30-7:30 p.m.
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Resnick Rotunda 161
Let Emilia Phillips of Philadelphia Poetry Collaboration lead you in a daring exercise in crafting literary art. You’ll use works in the galleries as inspiration for your writing. Come willing to try new approaches to writing as homage to the rule breakers of the written word.

Detour: Chickabiddy
5:45 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Meet in Gallery 119
Unconventional gallery tours with unique points of view. Through folksy harmonies, original music, and covers, acoustic duo Chickabiddy shed new light on the American artists who shook up the art world.

In-Gallery Curatorial Talk: The Fountain Scandal
6:30-7:15 p.m.
Anne d’Harnoncourt Gallery 182
Seating is limited; first come, first served
One hundred years ago, Marcel Duchamp turned the art world upside down. Learn all about the Fountain scandal with curators Matthew Affron (Berman Curator of Modern Art) and John Vick as they talk about one of the most notorious works of modern art

Brian Sanders’ JUNK
7:30 p.m.
MY FUNNY BONE
Brian Sanders isn’t your grandmother’s choreographer. Tonight they’ll perform excerpts from MY FUNNY BONE: an irreverent look at life, love, the pursuit of happiness—and all the humor and pain that come with it.

Kris Allen
Friday, April 7, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

NYC–based saxophonist and composer praised for his savvy and creative compositions.

Ensemble Novo
Friday, April 14, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Delight in the music of Brazil with this six-piece ensemble.

Joanna Pascale
Friday, April 21, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

One of the premier East Coast jazz vocalists performs with pianist Orrin Evans.

Final Fridays: Draft Night
Friday, April 28, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Since the NFL Draft is in the house, we invite you to hold your own draft (of beer) and try your hand at sketching in the galleries.

Luke Carlos O’Reilly
Friday, May 5, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This nationally renowned pianist leads an ensemble of the city’s most talented jazz musicians.

ANIMUSMUSIC
Friday, May 12, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of Turkish-inspired music, featuring percussive grooves, exotic harmonics, and expressive vocals of traditional Anatolian decent.

Supported by the Turkish American Friendship Society of the US (TAFSUS)

Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society
Friday, May 19, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Revel in the jazz and blues sounds of the Roaring Twenties.

Final Fridays: Technologic
Friday, May 26, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Art and technology collide in an immersive sound installation in the Great Stair Hall.

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