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December 2017

This Month's Exhibitions



Tuesday, December 12Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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Wednesday, December 13Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Explore the history of ceramics from 10,000 BCE to today.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Family Programs
 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Best for grown-ups with babies

Parents and caregivers with babes in tow are always welcome in our galleries, and we're making it a bit easier for you with our stroller tours. If the baby fusses don't fret---you'll be in good company.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, and Dalí, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Featuring works by famous Philly artists and art inspired by the city’s most colorful characters.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Teacher Workshops
 
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Room A
2 NJ or PA hours

Experiment with fun and original teaching ideas in the galleries and see how they might translate to your classroom. There will be something new at each session to test and adapt.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Every Wednesday night, 5:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Toll Gallery 152, 1st floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Candyland every Wednesday night in December.
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall

Put last year’s coal to good use and create handmade holiday greetings for everyone on your list.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201
First come, first served; space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CANCELED
Museum Café
$55 ($50 members); includes Museum admission

Learn how to make your own signature sweet treat for friends and family this holiday season.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201
First come, first served; space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Thursday, December 14Grid ViewRows View

Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
Circle Level members are invited to reserve two complimentary tickets for this festive program. Free for Sustainer and above ($500+). Call Member Services at 215-684-7840.​


Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

Space is limited.
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10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
$40 ($32 members). Cost includes transportation and house admission. Museum admission not included.
Free for Museum Circle members ($500+) and above. Call Member Services at 215-684-7840 to reserve.

Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes—Cedar Grove, Ormiston Mansion, and Strawberry Mansion—and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

​Trolley departs from and returns to the Museum’s West Entrance.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$30 ($24 members)

​Get away from the crowds and the hustle and bustle of the season. Visit the Fairmount Park historic houses and enjoy decorations inspired by “A Very Philly Christmas” at a comfortable and relaxed pace.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford for date purchased. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

The Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Collection (galleries 245–249) features a remarkable selection of fine armor and arms. Learn how these objects were produced and how some can be traced back to the armories of powerful rulers.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house, all in one hour.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
$40 ($32 members). Cost includes transportation and house admission. Museum admission not included.
Free for Museum Circle members ($500+) and above. Call Member Services at 215-684-7840 to reserve.

Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes—Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, and Woodford—and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

​Trolley departs from and returns to the Museum’s West Entrance.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
Circle Level members are invited to reserve two complimentary tickets for this festive program. Free for Sustainer and above ($500+). Call Member Services at 215-684-7840.​


Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

Space is limited.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
Free for members

Come and whet your appetite for all things food and art. Menu includes Renaissance feasts, seventeenth-century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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Friday, December 15Grid ViewRows View

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
$40 ($32 members). Cost includes transportation and house admission. Museum admission not included.
Free for Museum Circle members ($500+) and above. Call Member Services at 215-684-7840 to reserve.

Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes—Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, and Woodford—and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

​Trolley departs from and returns to the Museum’s West Entrance.
Save Event
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
Circle Level members are invited to reserve two complimentary tickets for this festive program. Free for Sustainer and above ($500+). Call Member Services at 215-684-7840.​


Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

Space is limited.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$30 ($24 members)

​Get away from the crowds and the hustle and bustle of the season. Visit the Fairmount Park historic houses and enjoy decorations inspired by “A Very Philly Christmas” at a comfortable and relaxed pace.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford for date purchased. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.

Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
Save Event
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Featuring works by famous Philly artists and art inspired by the city’s most colorful characters.
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1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
$40 ($32 members). Cost includes transportation and house admission. Museum admission not included.
Free for Museum Circle members ($500+) and above. Call Member Services at 215-684-7840 to reserve.

Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes—Cedar Grove, Ormiston Mansion, and Strawberry Mansion—and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

​Trolley departs from and returns to the Museum’s West Entrance.
Save Event
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
Circle Level members are invited to reserve two complimentary tickets for this festive program. Free for Sustainer and above ($500+). Call Member Services at 215-684-7840.​


Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

Space is limited.
Save Event
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Heat up your holiday season with son jarocho, traditional dance music of southern Mexico. Enjoy performances by Radio Jarocho and Zenén Zeferino.

​Presented with the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia and the Mexican Cultural Center
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Saturday, December 16Grid ViewRows View

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
$40 ($32 members). Cost includes transportation and house admission. Museum admission not included.
Free for Museum Circle members ($500+) and above. Call Member Services at 215-684-7840 to reserve.

Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes—Cedar Grove, Ormiston Mansion, and Strawberry Mansion—and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

​Trolley departs from and returns to the Museum’s West Entrance.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
Circle Level members are invited to reserve two complimentary tickets for this festive program. Free for Sustainer and above ($500+). Call Member Services at 215-684-7840.​


Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

Space is limited.
Save Event
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$30 ($24 members)

​Get away from the crowds and the hustle and bustle of the season. Visit the Fairmount Park historic houses and enjoy decorations inspired by “A Very Philly Christmas” at a comfortable and relaxed pace.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford for date purchased. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park.
Save Event
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
$40 ($32 members). Cost includes transportation and house admission. Museum admission not included.
Free for Museum Circle members ($500+) and above. Call Member Services at 215-684-7840 to reserve.

Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes—Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, and Woodford—and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

​Trolley departs from and returns to the Museum’s West Entrance.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
Circle Level members are invited to reserve two complimentary tickets for this festive program. Free for Sustainer and above ($500+). Call Member Services at 215-684-7840.​


Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

Space is limited.
Save Event
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
Free for members

Learn all about the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends connected to our collection.
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Sunday, December 17Grid ViewRows View

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
$40 ($32 members). Cost includes transportation and house admission. Museum admission not included.
Free for Museum Circle members ($500+) and above. Call Member Services at 215-684-7840 to reserve.

Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes—Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, and Woodford—and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

​Trolley departs from and returns to the Museum’s West Entrance.
Save Event
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
Circle Level members are invited to reserve two complimentary tickets for this festive program. Free for Sustainer and above ($500+). Call Member Services at 215-684-7840.​


Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

Space is limited.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$30 ($24 members)

​Get away from the crowds and the hustle and bustle of the season. Visit the Fairmount Park historic houses and enjoy decorations inspired by “A Very Philly Christmas” at a comfortable and relaxed pace.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford for date purchased. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

Look, learn, and tell us what you think on these playful tours.

​Hunt for details, collect clues, and solve art mysteries.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop by to play games, sketch, and make art among the masterpieces.

​Hunt for details, collect clues, and solve art mysteries.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Discover the Museum's superb collection of medieval and Asian paintings, sculptures, and architectural elements.
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1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
$40 ($32 members). Cost includes transportation and house admission. Museum admission not included.
Free for Museum Circle members ($500+) and above. Call Member Services at 215-684-7840 to reserve.

Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes—Cedar Grove, Ormiston Mansion, and Strawberry Mansion—and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

​Trolley departs from and returns to the Museum’s West Entrance.
Save Event
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
Circle Level members are invited to reserve two complimentary tickets for this festive program. Free for Sustainer and above ($500+). Call Member Services at 215-684-7840.​


Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

Space is limited.
Save Event
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
Free for members

Come and whet your appetite for all things food and art. Menu includes Renaissance feasts, seventeenth-century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats.
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Tuesday, December 19Grid ViewRows View

 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Dorrance Galleries
Members $30; Patron members ($1,500) and above receive two complimentary tickets

An opportunity for members to experience the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection without the crowds

Consider the logistics and challenges of painting outside with Jennifer Thompson, The Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting and Sculpture and Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection.​
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, and Dalí, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
Save Event
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Visit rare architectural settings and discover intriguing works of art from all parts of Asia, including some of the oldest objects in the collection.
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Wednesday, December 20Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
Save Event
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Get an overview of some of the Museum’s most renowned treasures.
Save Event
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Every Wednesday night, 5:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Toll Gallery 152, 1st floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Candyland every Wednesday night in December.
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall

Put last year’s coal to good use and create handmade holiday greetings for everyone on your list.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201
First come, first served; space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

Stories behind the works, from the people who know them best.

Consider the logistics and challenges of painting outside with Jennifer Thompson, The Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting and Sculpture and Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection.​ This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201
First come, first served; space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Thursday, December 21Grid ViewRows View

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$30 ($24 members)

​Get away from the crowds and the hustle and bustle of the season. Visit the Fairmount Park historic houses and enjoy decorations inspired by “A Very Philly Christmas” at a comfortable and relaxed pace.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford for date purchased. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
Free for members

Celebrate the story of Christmas as told through art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Join us as we reveal some of the biggest controversies and scandals behind works in our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Featuring works by famous Philly artists and art inspired by the city’s most colorful characters.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Rediscover the story of Christmas through the art in our collection.
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Friday, December 22Grid ViewRows View

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$30 ($24 members)

​Get away from the crowds and the hustle and bustle of the season. Visit the Fairmount Park historic houses and enjoy decorations inspired by “A Very Philly Christmas” at a comfortable and relaxed pace.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford for date purchased. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.

Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
Save Event
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
Free for members

Come and whet your appetite for all things food and art. Menu includes Renaissance feasts, seventeenth-century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house, all in one hour.
Save Event
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
Save Event
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Rediscover the story of Christmas through the art in our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

An introduction to the arts and cultures of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet, including the only southern Indian temple hall in this hemisphere.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Enjoy Brazilian interpretations of American favorites performed by Jackie Ribas and the Carlos Almeida Quintet. Their surprising renditions will make you fall in love with holiday music again.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Rediscover the story of Christmas through the art in our collection.
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2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

Stories behind the works, from the people who know them best.

Consider the logistics and challenges of painting outside with Jennifer Thompson, The Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting & Sculpture & Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection.​ This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Discover the Museum's superb collection of medieval and Asian paintings, sculptures, and architectural elements.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Tuesday, December 26Grid ViewRows View

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$30 ($24 members)

​Get away from the crowds and the hustle and bustle of the season. Visit the Fairmount Park historic houses and enjoy decorations inspired by “A Very Philly Christmas” at a comfortable and relaxed pace.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford for date purchased. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

​Get some creative family time in before the end of the year.
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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Get some creative family time in before the end of the year.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Rediscover the story of Christmas through the art in our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

An introduction to the arts and cultures of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet, including the only southern Indian temple hall in this hemisphere.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$30 ($24 members)

​Get away from the crowds and the hustle and bustle of the season. Visit the Fairmount Park historic houses and enjoy decorations inspired by “A Very Philly Christmas” at a comfortable and relaxed pace.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford for date purchased. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Renaissance feasts, 17th-century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Rediscover the story of Christmas through the art in our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Join us as we reveal some of the biggest controversies and scandals behind works in our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

An introduction to the arts and cultures of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet, including the only southern Indian temple hall in this hemisphere.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Every Wednesday night, 5:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Toll Gallery 152, 1st floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Candyland every Wednesday night in December.
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall

Put last year’s coal to good use and create handmade holiday greetings for everyone on your list.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201
First come, first served; space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201
First come, first served; space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$30 ($24 members)

​Get away from the crowds and the hustle and bustle of the season. Visit the Fairmount Park historic houses and enjoy decorations inspired by “A Very Philly Christmas” at a comfortable and relaxed pace.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford for date purchased. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Rediscover the story of Christmas through the art in our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

An introducation to the Museum's extensive collection of art from China, Korea, and Japan.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$30 ($24 members)

​Get away from the crowds and the hustle and bustle of the season. Visit the Fairmount Park historic houses and enjoy decorations inspired by “A Very Philly Christmas” at a comfortable and relaxed pace.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford for date purchased. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.

Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Throughout the Museum

An evening of guided meditation, art making, yoga, performances, and more.


DIY Art: Reflect & Record
5:30–6:15 p.m.
6:30–7:15 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor
Grab a keepsake notebook and consider the past twelve months. Designed by memoirist Beth Kephart and artist Bill Sulit, both workshops will help you create a personal memoir of your year.
Space is limited; first come, first served.


DIY Art: Symbolic Stitchery with Artist Marie Elcin
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Create a mandala of concentric shapes with fiber artist Marie Elcin. Learn simple embroidery techniques and center yourself through the meditative repetition of stitching.


Detour with Hariprasad Kowtha
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Practice museum mindfulness with Hariprasad Kowtha in this unconventional tour. Seek out peaceful spaces in the building and partake in exercises designed to rejuvenate mind and body.


Holistic Healing: Laughter & Meditation Playshop
6:00 p.m. (program length: 60–80 minutes)
Laugh yourself into wellness with sound healers Laraaji and Arji OceAnanda. This interactive experience features call-and-response chanting, laugh-therapy drills, deep relaxation exercises, and healing meditation.
Free ticket required


Dhyana Yoga: Vinyasa with John Vitarelli
6:15 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201, 2nd floor
Release all that tension from the past year with breath-synchronized movements. Led by John Vitarelli of Dhyana Yoga
Space is limited; first come, first served.


Dhyana Yoga: Slow Flow with Diana Vitarelli
6:15 p.m.
Gallery 224 (Indian Temple Hall), 2nd floor
Meditative motions that remind you to make the moments, and poses, last. Led by Diana Vitarelli of Dhyana Yoga
Space is limited; first come, first served.


Music: Worldtown Soundsystem
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
This live house music outfit unites electronic dance with global rhythms and soul.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$30 ($24 members)

​Get away from the crowds and the hustle and bustle of the season. Visit the Fairmount Park historic houses and enjoy decorations inspired by “A Very Philly Christmas” at a comfortable and relaxed pace.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford for date purchased. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Get some creative family time in before the end of the year.
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Sunday, December 31Grid ViewRows View

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$30 ($24 members)

​Get away from the crowds and the hustle and bustle of the season. Visit the Fairmount Park historic houses and enjoy decorations inspired by “A Very Philly Christmas” at a comfortable and relaxed pace.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford for date purchased. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

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