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May 2015

This Months Exhibitions



Tuesday, May 5Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Explore the art of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist eras and learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, including masters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Seurat.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Where else in Philadelphia can you 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 an hour? Nowhere but here! So come, experience the world, and join us as we take a walk through time.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 14 - May 14, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Open registration for the spring semester begins March 24th
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $65, Nonmembers $80

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 5-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

Children ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 14 - May 12, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 15 - May 13, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 16 - May 14, 2015
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Discover the beautiful and rarely seen Vaulted Walkway, located below the depths of the Museum.
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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.
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Wednesday, May 6Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 14 - May 14, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Open registration for the spring semester begins March 24th
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $65, Nonmembers $80

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 5-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

Children ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 14 - May 12, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 15 - May 13, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 16 - May 14, 2015
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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.

In celebration of Mother's Day, create macaroni jewelry that shines. Take a walk around the galleries to find artwork inspired by or gifted to special women in artists' lives.
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Wednesday Night Tour
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 6:00 p.m.
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.
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Gallery Programs
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required after Museum admission

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga while surrounded by the Museum’s collection. Class size varies according to gallery location.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt auditorium

With Ron Labaco, Marcia Docter Curator, Museum of Arts and Design, and Doug Bucci, Designer and Educator
Ron Labaco, museum curator, will discuss the role that digital fabrication has played in art, design, and architecture since 2005. Doug Bucci, designer and educator, will explain how the digital process allows for creative freedom unfound in traditional hand-made practices.

This lecture is hosted by the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show.
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Gallery Programs
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required after Museum admission

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga while surrounded by the Museum’s collection. Class size varies according to gallery location.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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Thursday, May 7Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 14 - May 14, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Open registration for the spring semester begins March 24th
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $65, Nonmembers $80

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 5-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

Children ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 14 - May 12, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 15 - May 13, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 16 - May 14, 2015
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependent and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at Diego Rivera’s mural Liberation of the Peon, near the Museum store on the balcony, first floor

Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania bring objects from the permanent collection to life during a 45-minute conversation in one of the Museum’s two hundred galleries. All programs are subject to change.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 14 - May 14, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Open registration for the spring semester begins March 24th
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $65, Nonmembers $80

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 5-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

Children ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 14 - May 12, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 15 - May 13, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 16 - May 14, 2015
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Friday, May 8Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Devoted to images inspired by the Christian faith, this tour features works by many of the greatest artists of the Renaissance, such as van Eyck, Botticelli and Bellini.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Discover the beautiful and rarely seen Vaulted Walkway, located below the depths of the Museum.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Preschool Room, ground floor
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Enjoy circle time with music, games, gallery walks, and the company of other art-loving families.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
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Walking Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependant and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Take a stroll around the Museum and into the one-acre Anne d’Harnoncourt Memorial Sculpture Garden to explore some of its outdoor artwork and landscape views. The plantings along the lawns and terraces contain trees, shrubs, and perennials that support local wildlife and bloom at various seasons.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at Diego Rivera’s mural Liberation of the Peon, near the Museum store on the balcony, first floor

Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania bring objects from the permanent collection to life during a 45-minute conversation in one of the Museum’s two hundred galleries. All programs are subject to change.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

This tour celebrates 300 years of American women in art. Discover the changing roles and contributions of those who had the courage to pursue their own dreams.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
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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.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Discover the Museum’s fascinating collection of arms and armor, including plate and mail armor, swords, daggers, shields, crossbows, and equestrian equipment.
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Art After 5
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Japanese-born Manami Morita is an award-winning jazz pianist, entertaining audiences around the world with her energetic, impressive technique.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 5:30 p.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 6:00 p.m.

“Explore the world of the knight as seen in the magnificent Kienbusch Collection of Arms and Armor. Your guide will delve into such topics as the early collections of arms and armor, the forging of armor, the art of the tournament, and much more.”
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 6:45 p.m.

Travel from the High Renaissance to the Neoclassical period with paintings, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, and tapestries.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Saturday, May 9Grid ViewRows View

Gallery Programs
 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free after admission

Come be inspired by the Rodin Museum and its gardens. On the second Saturday of each month, learn a different sketching technique. Topics vary and include the Rodin Museum’s building, sculptures, and the garden, weather permitting. Materials are provided, though bring your own if you’d like (sketch pads, and drawing or charcoal pencils only, please). This drop-in program is primarily aimed at an adult audience.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

Whether artist or subject, women have played many roles and made many contributions to the ideals of femininity throughout the history of art.
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 18 - May 16, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Open registration for the spring semester begins March 24th.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $65, Nonmembers $80

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 5-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

  • Children ages 3–4
    Children ages 5–6

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Children ages 7–8
    Children ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependent and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Meet at Diego Rivera’s mural Liberation of the Peon, near the Museum store on the balcony, first floor

Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania bring objects from the permanent collection to life during a 45-minute conversation in one of the Museum’s two hundred galleries. All programs are subject to change.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 18 - May 16, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Open registration for the spring semester begins March 24th.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $65, Nonmembers $80

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 5-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

  • Children ages 3–4
    Children ages 5–6

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Children ages 7–8
    Children ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free tickets required after Museum admission
Location: Perelman Media Room

Over the last two decades, Murray Moss has been design’s most important tastemaker, from his original Moss shop and gallery in New York’s SoHo to his current design consultancy, Moss Bureau. Collector, curator, author, consultant, and entrepreneur, Moss will discuss his career - the artists and designers with whom he has worked and some of the objects that he has commissioned and sold.

A Collab member-only reception follows this event.
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2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Reservations required
Location: Joan Spain Gallery, first floor, Perelman Building & Perelman Cafeteria
$40 for Members, $45 Public

Spend the afternoon with artist Shelley Spector and her mother exploring the exhibition and learning about their family collaboration for this project. Following the tour participants will enjoy a traditional afternoon tea by Stephen Starr Events.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Dining Events
 
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Reservations required
Location: Granite Hill, Main Building
Visit Open Table or call 215-684-7990 to make your reservations today.

Treat Mom to a delicious and indulgent brunch at Granite Hill. Relax while Chef Drummond and his team of STARR chefs prepare a special menu using the season's freshest produce.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
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Walking Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependant and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Take a stroll around the Museum and into the one-acre Anne d’Harnoncourt Memorial Sculpture Garden to explore some of its outdoor artwork and landscape views. The plantings along the lawns and terraces contain trees, shrubs, and perennials that support local wildlife and bloom at various seasons.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tour meets in the West Lobby.

Creative play and participatory conversation make these tours the perfect introduction to art for young visitors and their families.

Soaring landscapes, beautiful flowers, and delectable edibles inspire this month’s programs.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tour meets in the West Lobby.

Creative play and participatory conversation make these tours the perfect introduction to art for young visitors and their families.

Soaring landscapes, beautiful flowers, and delectable edibles inspire this month’s programs.
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Family Programs
 
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop in to play games, sketch from the masterpieces, and enjoy hands-on activities.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
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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.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Delight in works of art that evoke the life and times of Paris from 1850-1900, as it awakened to become the "City of Light".
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Explore paintings and sculptures from Europe.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 14 - May 14, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Open registration for the spring semester begins March 24th
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $65, Nonmembers $80

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 5-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

Children ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 14 - May 12, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 15 - May 13, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 16 - May 14, 2015
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Devoted to images inspired by the Christian faith, this tour features works by many of the greatest artists of the Renaissance, such as van Eyck, Botticelli and Bellini.
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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.
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Wednesday, May 13Grid ViewRows View

 
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 in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall/West Lobby

Gallery tours for parents and caregivers with babes in tow. If the baby fusses don’t fret—you’ll be in good company.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 14 - May 14, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Open registration for the spring semester begins March 24th
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $65, Nonmembers $80

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 5-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

Children ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 14 - May 12, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 15 - May 13, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 16 - May 14, 2015
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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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 are provided.
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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 are provided.
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Wednesday Night Tour
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.

This tour explores, through diverse works of art, a few of the many things that bring balance and contentment in life. The focus is on portrayals of harmonious inter-personal relationships, rewarding life experiences and, of course, a few spectacular decorative art objects that most people would be proud to have in their own home.
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Starts at 6:00 p.m.
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.
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Gallery Programs
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required after Museum admission

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga while surrounded by the Museum’s collection. Class size varies according to gallery location.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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Starts at 6:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Discover the beautiful and rarely seen Vaulted Walkway, located below the depths of the Museum.
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Gallery Programs
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required after Museum admission

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga while surrounded by the Museum’s collection. Class size varies according to gallery location.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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8:00 a.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Paid tickets required
Membership Required
Bus departs from West Entrance
$150 per member; $160 per member guest, includes transportation, guided tour, a prix fixe lunch and all gratuities.

Join us as we dine along the Potomac River and spend an intimate afternoon exploring The Phillips Collection and its connection to one of our upcoming major exhibitions.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

Whether artist or subject, women have played many roles and made many contributions to the ideals of femininity throughout the history of art.
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 14 - May 14, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Open registration for the spring semester begins March 24th
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $65, Nonmembers $80

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 5-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

Children ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 14 - May 12, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 15 - May 13, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 16 - May 14, 2015
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependent and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 14 - May 14, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Open registration for the spring semester begins March 24th
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $65, Nonmembers $80

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 5-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

Children ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 14 - May 12, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 15 - May 13, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 16 - May 14, 2015
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Preschool Room, ground floor
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Enjoy circle time with music, games, gallery walks, and the company of other art-loving families.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Walking Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependant and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Take a stroll around the Museum and into the one-acre Anne d’Harnoncourt Memorial Sculpture Garden to explore some of its outdoor artwork and landscape views. The plantings along the lawns and terraces contain trees, shrubs, and perennials that support local wildlife and bloom at various seasons.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 5:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Opera Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Clef Club pay tribute to bebop virtuoso Charlie Parker and preview the World Premiere of the new opera Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD, a free-form expedition into the mind, heart, and personal purgatory of a musical genius. This Art After 5 presentation combines a jazz ensemble performing some of Bird’s greatest hits, along with opera singers who will provide a first listen to the music of YARDBIRD by composer Daniel Schnyder and librettist Bridgette A. Wimberly. Set after-hours in the famed New York City jazz club Birdland, Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD will be staged from June 5-14 in the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Explore works of art that were once deemed too scandalous for their time.
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Young Friends
 
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Reservations required
Young Friends Program
Location: Seminar Room
Young Friends Members $40
Young Friends Guests- $50

Connect art and spirits through fascinating stories and a curated tasting. Explore the art of 18th Century dining with Donna Corbin, The Louis C. Madeira IV Associate Curator of European Decorative Arts. Then enjoy light bites and cocktails designed by a local mixologist that pair with our collection and enrich their stories.

Call 800-235-SHOW (7469), seven days a week, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. to reserve your spot.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Location: Gehry Project Room
Members Free. Member guests $8. Space is limited.

This quarterly program is designed for both new and longstanding members. Discover the Museum’s rich history, from our Centennial Exhibition origins to our transition into the new millennium.
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 18 - May 16, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Open registration for the spring semester begins March 24th.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $65, Nonmembers $80

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 5-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

  • Children ages 3–4
    Children ages 5–6

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Children ages 7–8
    Children ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependent and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 18 - May 16, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Open registration for the spring semester begins March 24th.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $65, Nonmembers $80

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 5-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

  • Children ages 3–4
    Children ages 5–6

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Children ages 7–8
    Children ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Starts at 4:00 p.m.
Reservations required
Free to Techné members
To register for this event or for more information on Techné membership, please contact the Development office at (215) 684-7750.

One of the region's finest private craft collections will be open to Techné Benefactor Members- a special opportunity to learn first-hand how the collector identified works and acquired an extraordinary collection over a period of five decades.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Walking Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependant and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Take a stroll around the Museum and into the one-acre Anne d’Harnoncourt Memorial Sculpture Garden to explore some of its outdoor artwork and landscape views. The plantings along the lawns and terraces contain trees, shrubs, and perennials that support local wildlife and bloom at various seasons.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tour meets in the West Lobby.

Creative play and participatory conversation make these tours the perfect introduction to art for young visitors and their families.

Soaring landscapes, beautiful flowers, and delectable edibles inspire this month’s programs.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tour meets in the West Lobby.

Creative play and participatory conversation make these tours the perfect introduction to art for young visitors and their families.

Soaring landscapes, beautiful flowers, and delectable edibles inspire this month’s programs.
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Family Programs
 
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop in to play games, sketch from the masterpieces, and enjoy hands-on activities.
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Historic House Programs
 
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Paid tickets required
$38 ($30 member)

Celebrate Love Your Park week with a tour through Fairmount Park and enjoy buildings, vistas, and sculptures. Tour concludes at Laurel Hill Mansion with light refreshments.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium

With Nancy Troy, Victoria and Roger Sant Professor in Art and Department Chair, Stanford University
Author Nancy Troy discusses her new book on Piet Mondrian, exploring how the post-war circulation, publication and appropriation of the artist’s paintings allowed them to take on new meanings in the 1960s. The lecture will be followed by a book signing.
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2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
$20 ($15 members)
Call 1-800-235-SHOW (7469) to reserve tickets

Spend the afternoon with artist Shelley Spector and contribute to the exhibition of her work, Shelley Spector: Keep the Home Fires Burning. Participants will collaborate with Spector to create textile tomatoes that will become a part of the artwork in the show. This workshop is limited to 15 participants, ages 12 to adult.
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Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Discover the beautiful and rarely seen Vaulted Walkway, located below the depths of the Museum.
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Associates and Chairman's Council
 
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Reservations required
Associates Level Required
Call 215-684-7766 for more information or to RSVP
Associate Sponsor & Chairman’s Council Membership required

Join Constance H. Williams, Board Chair, and Timothy Rub, The George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer, for this annual luncheon as we raise a glass in celebration of the generous investment and participation of the Museum’s family of Associate Sponsors and Chairman’s Council members.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in West Entrance (Lenfest Hall)
Free for Members

Explore the works of the master painter and Philadelphia native, Thomas Eakins.
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Wednesday, May 20Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Location: Seminar Room
Free for Members

Mary Dorra will discuss her historical novel, bringing to life Chicago’s 1893 Columbian Exposition, where her grandmother, Mary Lawrence, an assistant to Augustus Saint-Gaudens, was the only woman allowed to exhibit a sculpture outside the Women’s Pavilion. Her historical novel reveals a portrait of the era and its Beaux Arts American artists. There will be a book signing after the talk. This event is sponsored by the Museum's Graduate Guides and will be followed by a book signing.
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Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Now offered on the third Wednesday of each month, this members-only tour provides an overview of some of the Museum’s most renowned treasures in a variety of media.
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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.

Try your hand at a new artistic technique. Use your imagination to create an Impressionist work of your own using only dots of paint to create a larger picture.
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Starts at 6:00 p.m.

In this tour, walk through one of the finest collections of Asian structures within the United States, visiting an Indian Hindu temple hall, a Chinese Buddhist monastery, a Japanese Teahouse, and a Chinese palace reception hall. All four were built approximately 500 years ago in the 15th and 16th centuries, and they all tell us something about the spiritual beliefs, values, and culture of the people who built them.
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Starts at 6:00 p.m.
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.
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Gallery Programs
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required after Museum admission

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga while surrounded by the Museum’s collection. Class size varies according to gallery location.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Paid tickets required
Location: The Cafeteria
$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.

Learn about the diverse regional flavors of India and spice up your home cooking.
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Gallery Programs
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required after Museum admission

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga while surrounded by the Museum’s collection. Class size varies according to gallery location.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependent and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
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Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in West Entrance (Lenfest Hall)
Free for Members

Explore the works of the master painter and Philadelphia native, Thomas Eakins.
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Friday, May 22Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

Whether artist or subject, women have played many roles and made many contributions to the ideals of femininity throughout the history of art.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Preschool Room, ground floor
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Enjoy circle time with music, games, gallery walks, and the company of other art-loving families.
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Walking Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependant and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Take a stroll around the Museum and into the one-acre Anne d’Harnoncourt Memorial Sculpture Garden to explore some of its outdoor artwork and landscape views. The plantings along the lawns and terraces contain trees, shrubs, and perennials that support local wildlife and bloom at various seasons.
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Art After 5
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Guitarist Rick Lowenberg is a veteran of the Philly jazz scene. World-class local musicians join him for unique interpretations of jazz standards.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Featuring all things American, this tour celebrates three centuries of this country’s greatest paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts.
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Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Learn how this unique genre came to be through works of art by masters including Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Seurat.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Take a look at the Museum's collection of art created by living artists.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependent and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
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Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

Whether artist or subject, women have played many roles and made many contributions to the ideals of femininity throughout the history of art.
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Walking Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependant and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Take a stroll around the Museum and into the one-acre Anne d’Harnoncourt Memorial Sculpture Garden to explore some of its outdoor artwork and landscape views. The plantings along the lawns and terraces contain trees, shrubs, and perennials that support local wildlife and bloom at various seasons.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tour meets in the West Lobby.

Creative play and participatory conversation make these tours the perfect introduction to art for young visitors and their families.

Soaring landscapes, beautiful flowers, and delectable edibles inspire this month’s programs.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tour meets in the West Lobby.

Creative play and participatory conversation make these tours the perfect introduction to art for young visitors and their families.

Soaring landscapes, beautiful flowers, and delectable edibles inspire this month’s programs.
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Family Programs
 
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop in to play games, sketch from the masterpieces, and enjoy hands-on activities.
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Wednesday, May 27Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

Whether artist or subject, women have played many roles and made many contributions to the ideals of femininity throughout the history of art.
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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

Kensington’s annual Sculpture Derby comes to the East Terrace. Learn about kinetic sculptures and meet the creators behind the masterpieces that have an entire neighborhood dressing up.
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Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Explore the art of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist eras and learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, including masters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Seurat.
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Starts at 6:00 p.m.
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.
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Gallery Programs
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required after Museum admission

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga while surrounded by the Museum’s collection. Class size varies according to gallery location.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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

Some of today’s most active and exciting artists share how they use public space (both legally and otherwise) to create dialogue, display their work, and enliven the streets of Philadelphia. The panel includes Gaia, Joe Boruchow, Ishknits, Harlequinade, and Kid Hazo. Host Conrad Benner is the founder and editor of Streetsdept.com, a Philadelphia-focused photo blog that documents and celebrates street art, graffiti, and urban exploration. Benner's work with Streets Dept recently saw him named the city's “Best Art Curator” by Philadelphia Magazine.
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Starts at 6:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Discover the beautiful and rarely seen Vaulted Walkway, located below the depths of the Museum.
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Gallery Programs
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required after Museum admission

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga while surrounded by the Museum’s collection. Class size varies according to gallery location.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependent and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
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Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in West Entrance (Lenfest Hall)
Free for Members

Explore the works of the master painter and Philadelphia native, Thomas Eakins.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in West Entrance (Lenfest Hall)
Free for Members

Explore the works of the master painter and Philadelphia native, Thomas Eakins.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Preschool Room, ground floor
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Enjoy circle time with music, games, gallery walks, and the company of other art-loving families.
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Walking Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependant and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Take a stroll around the Museum and into the one-acre Anne d’Harnoncourt Memorial Sculpture Garden to explore some of its outdoor artwork and landscape views. The plantings along the lawns and terraces contain trees, shrubs, and perennials that support local wildlife and bloom at various seasons.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 5:00 p.m.

This tour celebrates 300 years of American women in art. Discover the changing roles and contributions of those who had the courage to pursue their own dreams.
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Art After 5
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Legendary bassist Lee Smith leads an all-star group of musicians.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Be inspired by groundbreaking works of 20th-century art from the likes of Picasso, Duchamp, Brancusi, and Miró.
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Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependent and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
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Walking Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependant and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Take a stroll around the Museum and into the one-acre Anne d’Harnoncourt Memorial Sculpture Garden to explore some of its outdoor artwork and landscape views. The plantings along the lawns and terraces contain trees, shrubs, and perennials that support local wildlife and bloom at various seasons.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tour meets in the West Lobby.

Creative play and participatory conversation make these tours the perfect introduction to art for young visitors and their families.

Soaring landscapes, beautiful flowers, and delectable edibles inspire this month’s programs.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tour meets in the West Lobby.

Creative play and participatory conversation make these tours the perfect introduction to art for young visitors and their families.

Soaring landscapes, beautiful flowers, and delectable edibles inspire this month’s programs.
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Family Programs
 
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop in to play games, sketch from the masterpieces, and enjoy hands-on activities.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Van Pelt Auditorium
Museum admission not required to attend this program.

With Stephen Bann, University of Bristol
Renowned art historian Stephen Bann discusses cabinets of curiosities—encyclopedic collections of works of art, natural wonders, and objects of scientific ingenuity. He also explores the resonance of such displays in the pursuits of collectors and artists up to the present day.
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