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The Philadelphia Museum of Art is your Museum. We welcome you to experience this season’s exciting exhibitions, events, and activities. Connect with art in surprising, lively, new, and memorable ways.

Please Note: If online ticketing is unavailable, call 215-235-7469 to reserve tickets. Programs are subject to change.

May 2016

This Month's Exhibitions



Wednesday, May 4Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Feast your eyes on works of art from the 14th to the 19th centuries as you hear the fascinating tales associated with them.
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Courses & Workshops
 
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
$125 ($100 Museum and BMFI members)

Film noir. 1960’s counter-culture. Join us to explore parallels between key moments in film and art. This course will include lectures, film clips, and in-gallery conversations co-taught by Andrew Douglas of the Bryn Mawr Film Institute and a Museum educator.

The course is co-taught by Bryn Mawr Film Institute and the Museum.
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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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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of International Pop.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover a variety of beasts depicted in the Museum's collection.
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Starts at 1:00 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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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of International Pop.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 12 - May 12, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins March 8, 2016
Open registration begins March 22, 2016
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 12 - May 10, 2016
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 13 - May 11, 2016
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 14 - May 12, 2016
    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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Discover surrealist art within the Museum.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

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.

April showers bring May flowers. Create beautiful, weird or wacky flowers in honor of the spring season. Materials provided.
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Starts at 6:00 p.m.
First Wednesday of every month 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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Wednesday Night Tour
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.

From medieval architecture to rare treasures from various parts of Asia, this tour promises to stir the imagination.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.

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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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.

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 5Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Come and whet your appetite for all things food and art. Menu includes, Renaissance feasts, 17th–century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats. We guarantee this tour will leave you hungry for more!
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, women have always played an essential role in the creation of art. Join us, as we explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 12 - May 12, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins March 8, 2016
Open registration begins March 22, 2016
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 12 - May 10, 2016
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 13 - May 11, 2016
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 14 - May 12, 2016
    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 3:00 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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Friday, May 6Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays, 10:15–11:00 a.m.
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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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of International Pop.
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover extraordinary landscapes in the Museum's collection.
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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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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of International Pop.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 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 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.

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, women have always played an essential role in the creation of art. Join us, as we explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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Starts at 3:00 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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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 5:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Art After 5
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

In celebration of International Pop, Philadelphia’s own Martha Graham Cracker invades the Great Stair Hall with a cabaret performance featuring the sounds of the 1960s. Saks Fifth Avenue joins in the fun with a fashion show inspired by the pop era beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Photo © Chris Crisman Photography
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Starts at 6:00 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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Young Friends
Location: Seminar Room
Young Friends $40, Guests $50

Connect art and beer through fascinating stories, up-close discovery, and a curated tasting. The evening will pair the art of Medieval and Renaissance beer steins as told by Jack Hinton, Associate Curator of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture, and Jennifer Zwilling, Curator of Artistic Programs at The Clay Studio, with a craft beer tasting featuring Chimay designed by Home Brewed Events. Includes light bites.
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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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Saturday, May 7Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

From medieval architecture to rare treasures from various parts of Asia, this tour promises to stir the imagination.
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 16 - May 14, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins March 8, 2016
Open registration begins March 22, 2016
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.

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.
Save Event
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of International Pop.
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Celebrate mom with a look at motherhood as it is depicted in a variety of works of art.
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Starts at 12:00 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 1:00 p.m.

Explore the art of the Impressionist era, learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, and see how their work inspired the masterpieces of modern and contemporary art that would follow.
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of International Pop.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 16 - May 14, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins March 8, 2016
Open registration begins March 22, 2016
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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 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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Sunday, May 8Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Museum Store

Visitors will have the chance to meet milliner Carole Amper of the Toucan Collection and browse her latest designs in handmade hats.
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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.
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Dining Events
 
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Reservations required
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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Pastry Display
assorted croissants, assorted danish, assorted breakfast breads, scones, corn muffins, bran muffins, vanilla butter, nutella, orange marmalade

Parfaits
house-made maple almond granola, fresh berries, vanilla yogurt

Seasonal Fruit Display

Smoked Salmon Station
smoked salmon, cream cheese, dill crème fraiche, shallot, egg, tomato, cucumber, capers, assorted bagels & breads

Artisanal Cheese & Charcuterie Display
selection of fine cheeses, fig compote, citrus concerve, artisanal breads

Classic Caesar Salad
crisp romaine, focaccia croutons, shaved parmesan, anchovie dressing

Spinach Salad
baby spinach, blueberry, chevre, sage vinagrette

Mushroom & Kale Quiche
dijon-chive sauce

Belgium Waffles
strawberry compote, vanilla whipped cream

Banana, Chocolate Chip Crepes
fosters sauce, whipped buttermilk

Caprese Mac & Cheese
mozzarella, tomato, basil, extra virgin olive oil

Petite Breakfast Sandwiches
croissant, egg, smoked cheddar
croissant, egg, chicken-jalapeno sausage, smoked cheddar

Free-Range Rotisserie Chicken
roasted fennel & carrots, thyme chicken jus

Apple wood Smoked Bacon

Roasted Fines Herb Potato

Carving Station, Roasted Country Ham & Turkey
cider reduction, cranberry compote

Farm Fresh Omelet Station

Chef Section of Petite Desserts
chocolate pot au creme, lemon tartelettes, chocolate chip cookies, macarons, hazelnut financier

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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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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of International Pop.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tour meets in West Lobby

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

From big and bold to small and delicate. Explore the many sizes, shapes, and forms of art in our galleries and sculpture garden.
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Starts at 12:00 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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 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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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

From medieval architecture to rare treasures from various parts of Asia, this tour promises to stir the imagination.
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of International Pop.
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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

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, women have always played an essential role in the creation of art. Join us, as we explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 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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Tuesday, May 10Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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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.

This tour looks at the roles of love, romance and intrigue as depicted in art from the Renaissance to the middle of the 19th century.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 12 - May 12, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins March 8, 2016
Open registration begins March 22, 2016
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 12 - May 10, 2016
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 13 - May 11, 2016
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 14 - May 12, 2016
    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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Explore Medieval and early Renaissance art through Italian and Netherlandish painting, sculptures and reliquaries, and grand architectural spaces.
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Courses & Workshops
 
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
$125 ($100 Museum and BMFI members)

Film noir. 1960’s counter-culture. Join us to explore parallels between key moments in film and art. This course will include lectures, film clips, and in-gallery conversations co-taught by Andrew Douglas of the Bryn Mawr Film Institute and a Museum educator.

The course is co-taught by Bryn Mawr Film Institute and the Museum.
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10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
$35
A Collab members-only event. RSVP by April 29 to Development at 215-684-7750.

Tour the Wharton Esherick Studio and the Home of Ruth and Bob Esherick Bascom

Gain exclusive access to Wharton Esherick’s Studio in Paoli and the private home of his daughter, Ruth Esherick Bascom, and her husband Bob, Curator Emeritus of the Wharton Esherick Museum. Space is limited. Lunch is included in the cost of the trip.
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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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Family Programs
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall/West Lobby
Best for grownups with babies

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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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of International Pop.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

For those who love or simply want to learn about Indian art, this tour explores PMA's fabulous collections, showcasing India's 5000 year-old civilization, religions, traditions, and stories through the exotic forms of its art.
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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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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of International Pop.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 12 - May 12, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins March 8, 2016
Open registration begins March 22, 2016
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 12 - May 10, 2016
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 13 - May 11, 2016
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 14 - May 12, 2016
    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 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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Wednesday Nights
 
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

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.

Use pigments to make your own paints and create a masterpiece.
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Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Past Museum Director Fiske Kimball’s vision of placing art in relevant architectural interiors resulted in the Museum’s period rooms, playing an integral role in the interpretation of the art on display within them. Wander back in time through a 13th century French Cloister, a 16th century Hindu temple, an interior from Holland's Golden Age, and several 18th century English drawing rooms for an intimate experience illustrating the evolution of styles in painting, furniture, tapestries and porcelain throughout the ages.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.

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

From a nude painting discovered by the Monuments Men to how we got an entire Ming dynasty reception hall into the Museum, you will hear it all on this tour inspired by the most entertaining stories, anecdotes and legends associated with our collection.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.

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 10:15 a.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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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 11:00 a.m.

Discover beautiful paintings, sculpture, and architectural spaces inspired by Christian faith and practice.
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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 12:00 p.m.

Discover the Museum's fascinating collection of arms and armor, including plate and mail armor, swords, daggers, shields, crossbows, and equestrian equipment; and learn about those who used them.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 12 - May 12, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins March 8, 2016
Open registration begins March 22, 2016
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 12 - May 10, 2016
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 13 - May 11, 2016
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 14 - May 12, 2016
    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

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, women have always played an essential role in the creation of art. Join us, as we explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Tour the dazzling night life of Paris–glittering evenings at the Opera and Ballet, young ballerinas behind the scenes, bawdy dancing at the Moulin Rouge!
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Learn about the history, architecture, and exterior sculpture that make the Museum a Philadelphia icon. Moderate walking involved. Weather permitting.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays, 10:15–11:00 a.m.
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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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of International Pop.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover beautiful paintings, sculpture, and architectural spaces inspired by Christian faith and practice.
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12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Membership Required

Experience the exhibition before it opens to the public during our private Members’ Preview. During this time, members have exclusive access to the exhibition galleries for a free first look of Creative Africa. Advance reservations are not required.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Get to know the artists who defied the established rules of art throughout the 20th century. You'll meet Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse, Constantin Brancusi, Andy Warhol, and a number of others.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 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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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of International Pop.
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Starts at 2:00 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 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.

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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5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
$10 admission after 8:00 p.m.

Help us celebrate Creative Africa. Enjoy the “golden voice of Liberia,” Fatu Gayflor, who opens the night at 5:45 p.m. with African pop sounds. Then, stick around for a performance featuring the infectious and joyful music of Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, a band that has toured extensively to raise awareness for humanitarian causes. The party continues until 11:00 p.m. and all Creative Africa exhibitions are on view at the Perelman Building from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.
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Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Discover the Museum's fascinating collection of arms and armor, including plate and mail armor, swords, daggers, shields, crossbows, and equestrian equipment; and learn about those who used them.
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Starts at 6:00 p.m.

From medieval architecture to rare treasures from various parts of Asia, this tour promises to stir the imagination.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 6:45 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Travel from the High Renaissance to the Neoclassical period with paintings, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, and tapestries.
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Courses & Workshops
 
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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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 16 - May 14, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins March 8, 2016
Open registration begins March 22, 2016
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.

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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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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of International Pop.
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of International Pop.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 16 - May 14, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins March 8, 2016
Open registration begins March 22, 2016
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 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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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of International Pop.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tour meets in West Lobby

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

From big and bold to small and delicate. Explore the many sizes, shapes, and forms of art in our galleries and sculpture garden.
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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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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of International Pop.
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Historic House Programs
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tour departs from the West Entrance.
$38 ($30 member), ticket required

Celebrate the beginning of spring with a tour of and through Fairmount Park, with stops to look at historic architecture, beautiful vistas, and significant works of public art. A visit to Lemon Hill Mansion concludes with refreshments on the porch.

Offered in partnership with Art in the Open and in conjunction with LOVE Your Park week.
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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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Location: Project Room
Sponsors and above
Space is limited.

Listen to an insightful dialogue between specialists and curators to discover strategies for building a collection designed for you. Learn how to start collecting, and what to think about when viewing and purchasing art for personal and professional interests. The panel will be moderated by Amanda Sroka, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art and feature invited guests Rachel Zimmerman, Executive Director of InLiquid, Vera Alemani, Gallery Director of Greene Naftali Gallery, and Leila A. Amineddoleh, a professor of Art & Cultural Heritage Law and partner at Galluzzo & Amineddoleh.
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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 2:00 p.m.

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

From a nude painting discovered by the Monuments Men to how we got an entire Ming dynasty reception hall into the Museum, you will hear it all on this tour inspired by the most entertaining stories, anecdotes and legends associated with our collection.
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8:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Bus departs from West Entrance

Tour the Whitney Museum of American Art’s newly constructed building guided by specialized Teaching Fellows. You are invited to explore the breadth and depth of a collection that has helped define American art since the beginning of the twentieth century. The day includes lunch in the surrounding Meat Packing district.

$150 per member; $160 per member guest, includes transportation, guided tour, a prix fixe lunch and all gratuities. On sale to Museum Circle members March 11 and all members March 21.
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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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Courses & Workshops
 
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
$125 ($100 Museum and BMFI members)

Film noir. 1960’s counter-culture. Join us to explore parallels between key moments in film and art. This course will include lectures, film clips, and in-gallery conversations co-taught by Andrew Douglas of the Bryn Mawr Film Institute and a Museum educator.

The course is co-taught by Bryn Mawr Film Institute and the Museum.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore the triumphs of artists who were underdogs and achieved personal victories by struggle and perseverance, much like Rocky Balboa.
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Starts at 2:00 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 2:00 p.m.

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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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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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Wednesday Nights
 
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

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.

Use pigments to make your own paints and create a masterpiece.
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Wednesday Night Tour
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Explore works such as the oldest wedding portraits of an African-American couple in an American museum, a tall clock by the first African-American clock maker, and the first painting by an African-American artist purchased by an American museum.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.

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. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Cafeteria
$45 ($40 for Members) includes General Admission

These intimate, 90-minute classes offer first-hand tutorials for creating exceptional food and drink. Local food celebrities and international experts lead interactive demonstrations with assistant chefs on hand to help you perfect the culinary techniques to make these stunning dishes at home. Sample the food prepared during the class and receive recipes for all dishes, as well as a special gift.

Learn about summer wines with master sommelier Joshua Wesson. Named Best Sommelier of French Wine & Spirits, and the recipients of the prestigious Ambassador’s Award from the European Wine Council, Josh Wesson will highlight the best of summer wines from bright and crisp to full and robust.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.

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.

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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Talks & Tours
Location: Project Room
$20 (Free for members), includes Museum admission

Get a close look at four paintings from the John G. Johnson Collection. Johnson purchased the works with the understanding that they were by the Spanish old-master painter El Greco. We now believe that just one of these four paintings was produced by El Greco himself. Two are now thought to be from his workshop and the fourth is “attributed to” El Greco, indicating our uncertainty about the painting’s authorship.

Project Assistant Curator Mark Castro and Conservator of Paintings Terry Lignelli will discuss why Johnson purchased these works, how our understanding of them has changed over time, and how these works were studied and prepared for its current installation in gallery 273. Their presentation will give insight into how curators and conservators work together to revisit works of art in the collection, challenge old assumptions, and make new discoveries.

Funded by the Graduate Guides.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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

Learn about the history, architecture, and exterior sculpture that make the Museum a Philadelphia icon. Moderate walking involved. Weather permitting.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in West Entrance (Lenfest Hall)
Free for members

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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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays, 10:15–11:00 a.m.
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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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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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 5:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Art After 5
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This distinctive and inventive pianist is at the forefront of the jazz scene.
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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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Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Explore paintings dated from 1850–1900 (including Academic Art, the School of Barbizon, and Realism) leading up to Impressionism, as well as paintings that came after Impressionism (Cézanne, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art Nouveau movement).
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

From a nude painting discovered by the Monuments Men to how we got an entire Ming dynasty reception hall into the Museum, you will hear it all on this tour inspired by the most entertaining stories, anecdotes and legends associated with our collection.
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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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Location: Sculpture Garden
Free for Young Friends; $8 for Young Friends guests

Welcome summer with the Young Friends! Join us for a private tour of the Sculpture Garden and bring your own picnic to enjoy on the grounds.
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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 2:30 p.m.
Location: Perelman Building
$20 (Free for Members), Includes General Admission

From identity to aesthetics, join thoughtful conversations about various topics raised in the Creative Africa exhibitions.
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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 West Lobby

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

From big and bold to small and delicate. Explore the many sizes, shapes, and forms of art in our galleries and sculpture garden.
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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.

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

Learn about the history, architecture, and exterior sculpture that make the Museum a Philadelphia icon. Moderate walking involved. Weather permitting.
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12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Reservations required
Associates Level Required
Free for Associate Sponsor members and above ($5,000+)
Call 215-684-7766 to reserve

Join Constance H. Williams, Board Chair, and Timothy Rub, The George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer, to toast the year's accomplishments and enjoy a sneak peek at exciting future plans.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

From a nude painting discovered by the Monuments Men to how we got an entire Ming dynasty reception hall into the Museum, you will hear it all on this tour inspired by the most entertaining stories, anecdotes and legends associated with our collection.
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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 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 10:15 a.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.

Explore the triumphs of artists who were underdogs and achieved personal victories by struggle and perseverance, much like Rocky Balboa.
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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.

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, women have always played an essential role in the creation of art. Join us, as we explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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Teacher Workshops
 
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
2 NJ or PA hours
Location: Committee Room
Free

Feeling adventurous? Want to try something new in your classroom? Memorable learning experiences are often the ones that catch us by surprise or show us something unexpected. Join us to experiment with new, fun teaching ideas in the galleries and see how they might translate to your classroom.
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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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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.

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

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, women have always played an essential role in the creation of art. Join us, as we explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.

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 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 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 West Entrance (Lenfest Hall)
Free for members

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

Learn about the history, architecture, and exterior sculpture that make the Museum a Philadelphia icon. Moderate walking involved. Weather permitting.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays, 10:15–11:00 a.m.
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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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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Art After 5
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Bassist and composer Chris Coyle will share new music inspired by artwork by adults with disabilities.
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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.

Take a look at the Museum's exquisite collection of French paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Starts at 6:45 p.m.

From medieval architecture to rare treasures from various parts of Asia, this tour promises to stir the imagination.
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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 28Grid ViewRows View

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

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, women have always played an essential role in the creation of art. Join us, as we explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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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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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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Sunday, May 29Grid 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.
Tour meets in West Lobby

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

From big and bold to small and delicate. Explore the many sizes, shapes, and forms of art in our galleries and sculpture garden.
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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.

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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Monday, May 30Grid 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 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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Tuesday, May 31Grid 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 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 West Entrance (Lenfest Hall)
Free for members

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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