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February 2015

This Months Exhibitions

Sunday, February 1Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Student Lunch Room, ground floor

Let your creativity soar at the Family Studio, where people of all ages can drop in and create together.
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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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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Take a look at the Museum's extraordinary collection of Modern and Contemporary art.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

From medieval architecture to rare treasures from various parts of Asia, this tour promises to stir the imagination.
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Starts at 1:00 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.
Meet at the West Information Desk.
Please note: Tours are subject to change.

Foreign language tours may focus on particular aspects of the collections, such as an artist, a period, a region, or a genre, or offer a general overview of the entire Museum.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet at the West Information Desk.
Please note: Tours are subject to change.

Foreign language tours may focus on particular aspects of the collections, such as an artist, a period, a region, or a genre, or offer a general overview of the entire Museum.
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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.

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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Lectures and Symposia
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium

Leading scholar Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw hosts an engaging and thought-provoking conversation with artists Odili Donald Odita, Joyce J. Scott, and William Earle Williams.
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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, February 3Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Get to know works of art from the twentieth century, including the very paintings that marked the beginning of modern art.
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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.

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 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 offers an introduction to the Museum’s extensive collection of Asian art, specifically that from China, Korea, and Japan.
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Wednesday, February 4Grid 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.

In the mood for a bit of scandal? Explore beautiful works of art that were once considered highly inappropriate.
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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
January 20 - March 26, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins November 18, 2014
Open registration begins December 2, 2014
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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
  • Wednesday
    January 21 - March 25, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 22 - March 26, 2015
    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.

With sculptures, reliquaries, stained glass, and objects of architectural interest, this tour examines the Museum's vast collection of treasures from the Middle Ages.
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Gallery Programs
 
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.

Get cozy and comfy in the galleries and learn how to weave your way through winter.
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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.
Location: Gallery 111

Participants will engage in lively conversation about the painting Breaking Home Ties by Thomas Hovenden and make connections to the 2015 One Book, One Philadelphia selection, Orphan Train. Each discussion will be facilitated by a staff member from the Museum and the Free Library; feel free to participate in one or all three.

This program is in collaboration with the Free Library of Philadelphia.
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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, February 5Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Discover surrealist art within 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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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 1:00 p.m.

In the mood for a bit of scandal? Explore beautiful works of art that were once considered highly inappropriate.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 20 - March 26, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins November 18, 2014
Open registration begins December 2, 2014
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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
  • Wednesday
    January 21 - March 25, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 22 - March 26, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Starts at 1:30 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members). Individual tickets to Thursday lectures may be purchased for $30 ($24 members). Tickets for the two lectures on Saturday for $60 ($48 members).
To purchase full course, call Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Tomoko Sakomura, Associate Professor of Art History, Swarthmore College
This course explores Japanese art of the late medieval and early modern periods through four themes designed to complement the exhibition Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
  • Lecture 1: Art in/and Architecture in Japan
  • Lecture 2: The Four Seasons in Japanese Art
  • Lecture 3: Japanese Ink Painting
  • Lecture 4: Text-Image Relationships in Japanese Art
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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.

Enjoy a walk through time, from the middle ages to the 1800s, discovering Italian art collections and treasures at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members). Individual tickets to Thursday lectures may be purchased for $30 ($24 members). Tickets for the two lectures on Saturday for $60 ($48 members).
To purchase full course, call Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Matthew Palczynski, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
This course explores some of the most important objects and architectural works from around the world. In the first lecture, we’ll examine a host of massive and often mysterious structures, including The Great Wall of China, Great Zimbabwe, Machu Picchu, the Taj Mahal, and The Burj Khalifa. In Lecture 2, our focus shifts to important European paintings and sculptures before 1900, investigating why masterworks by Leonardo, Michelangelo, and others continue to inspire us. The course continues with a look at the rise and fall of modernist art and concludes with a journey to the world’s most sacred sites.
  • Lecture 1: The Grand Tour: Civilization’s Largest Structures
  • Lecture 2: European Art Before 1900
  • Lecture 3: Modern Masterpieces: The Apotheosis of the Canvas
  • Lecture 4: Seeing the Light: Spiritual and Religious Sites
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Friday, February 6Grid 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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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Preschool Room, ground floor
Best for babies, 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.

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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.

Join us, as we explore the Jewish community’s connections to 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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 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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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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4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
Location: Studio 1, ground floor
$100 ($80 members)

Teens 14-17 will learn how to express themselves through various printing techniques in this hands-on workshop.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Brian Sanders’ JUNK uses found objects and a talent for invention to bridge dance and physical theater.
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Saturday, February 7Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Seminar Room, Van Pelt Auditorium
3 NJ or PA hours
Free

Join us for a morning celebrating American artist Horace Pippin. Hear a lecture by Jen Bryant, author of the award-winning children’s book, A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin; participate in a hands-on art making activity; and view Pippin’s work (and other works of art by African American artists) in the exhibition Art from the African American Collections. This program is generously funded by the Center for American Art.
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Starts at 10:15 a.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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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 24 - March 28, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins November 18, 2014
Open registration begins December 2, 2014
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 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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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.

In the mood for a bit of scandal? Explore beautiful works of art that were once considered highly inappropriate.
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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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 24 - March 28, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins November 18, 2014
Open registration begins December 2, 2014
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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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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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Sunday, February 8Grid ViewRows View

Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Valentine’s Day reminds us of Cupid, the winged immortal whose legendary arrow sparks love in all it strikes. This tour looks at Cupid as well as love and marriage in both historic and mythological contexts.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
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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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.
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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.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All family members can drop in anytime to sketch, doodle, or create a masterpiece in the Museum galleries. Artists are on hand to provide materials and encouragement.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, February 10Grid 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.

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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

What has been more influential than the invention of the wheel? Well, how about the potter’s wheel? Join us, as we tour the history of ceramics.
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Wednesday, February 11Grid 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

Museum educators lead engaging gallery tours for parents and caregivers and their young ones. 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
January 20 - March 26, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins November 18, 2014
Open registration begins December 2, 2014
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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
  • Wednesday
    January 21 - March 25, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 22 - March 26, 2015
    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.
Reservations required
Location: Nextfab, 2025 Washington Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19146
Call 215-684-7750 or email to reserve. Space is limited.

Join Collab as we tour Nextfab, Philadelphia’s “gym for innovators” , a membership-based, high-tech workshop and prototyping center. In its 20,000 sf state of the art facility, Nextfab fosters artistic exploration and technical innovation by providing its members with access to 3D printing, metal and wood working, laser cutting, digital sewing and much more.
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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.

Be an artist for a day! "Draw" inspiration from the artwork on view and let your imagination run wild. Paper and pencils will be provided.
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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.
Reservations required
Young Friends Program
Location: Tattooed Mom, 530 South Street, Philadelphia, PA

Gear up for the Young Friends' Ink, Gold, and Grandeur Winter Gala and join us at Tattooed Mom for a networking event to spread the word. Drink specials, appetizers, and themed crafts are planned for the evening. This event is open to all, so bring your friends. Space is limited; RSVP to to secure your spot.
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Valentine’s Day reminds us of Cupid, the winged immortal whose legendary arrow sparks love in all it strikes. This tour looks at Cupid as well as love and marriage in both historic and mythological contexts.
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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, February 12Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

With sculptures, reliquaries, stained glass, and objects of architectural interest, this tour examines the Museum's vast collection of treasures from the Middle Ages.
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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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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
January 20 - March 26, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins November 18, 2014
Open registration begins December 2, 2014
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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
  • Wednesday
    January 21 - March 25, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 22 - March 26, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Starts at 1:30 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members). Individual tickets to Thursday lectures may be purchased for $30 ($24 members). Tickets for the two lectures on Saturday for $60 ($48 members).
To purchase full course, call Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Tomoko Sakomura, Associate Professor of Art History, Swarthmore College
This course explores Japanese art of the late medieval and early modern periods through four themes designed to complement the exhibition Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
  • Lecture 1: Art in/and Architecture in Japan
  • Lecture 2: The Four Seasons in Japanese Art
  • Lecture 3: Japanese Ink Painting
  • Lecture 4: Text-Image Relationships in Japanese Art
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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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Tours meet in West Entrance (Lenfest Hall)
Free members event.

Tour the exhibition that highlights selections from the Museum’s exceptional holdings of African American art.
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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 3:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members). Individual tickets to Thursday lectures may be purchased for $30 ($24 members). Tickets for the two lectures on Saturday for $60 ($48 members).
To purchase full course, call Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Matthew Palczynski, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
This course explores some of the most important objects and architectural works from around the world. In the first lecture, we’ll examine a host of massive and often mysterious structures, including The Great Wall of China, Great Zimbabwe, Machu Picchu, the Taj Mahal, and The Burj Khalifa. In Lecture 2, our focus shifts to important European paintings and sculptures before 1900, investigating why masterworks by Leonardo, Michelangelo, and others continue to inspire us. The course continues with a look at the rise and fall of modernist art and concludes with a journey to the world’s most sacred sites.
  • Lecture 1: The Grand Tour: Civilization’s Largest Structures
  • Lecture 2: European Art Before 1900
  • Lecture 3: Modern Masterpieces: The Apotheosis of the Canvas
  • Lecture 4: Seeing the Light: Spiritual and Religious Sites
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Associates and Chairman's Council
 
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Reservations required
Associates Level Required
Call 215-684-7766 for more information
Associates & Chairman’s Council Membership required

Celebrate the opening of this exhibition dedicated to the remarkable artistry of the honored Japanese Kano painters, organized by Felice Fischer, The Luther W. Brady Curator of Japanese Art and Senior Curator of East Asian Art. Be dazzled by the over 120 opulent, large-scale works, many on view in the United States for the first time, illustrating the five-hundred-year legacy of Japan’s most significant school of painting. This event is invitation only.
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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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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Preschool Room, ground floor
Best for babies, 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 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.

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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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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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.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
Location: Studio 1, ground floor
$100 ($80 members)

Teens 14-17 will learn how to express themselves through various printing techniques in this hands-on workshop.
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Art After 5
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The romance and passion of tango come to Art After 5. Dance lessons are included.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Friday, February 13, 2015
5:00 - 8:45 p.m. (Circle Level Members and above only)

Saturday, February 14, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (all members)

Sunday, February 15, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (all members)
Location: Dorrance Galleries, main building, first floor
Member guests free after General Admission

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 at Ink and Gold which offers a rare look at the indescribable beauty of the longest-lived school of painting in Japanese history. Featuring colossal paintings set against backdrops of stunning gold leaf, Ink and Gold captures the power and grandeur of Kano painting. Advance reservations are not required.
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Reservations required
Pricing will vary, call 215-684-7990 for specific details
Visit Open Table to make your reservations today.

Join Stephen STARR Events in Granite Hill a designated Friday evening each month for specialty themed dinners celebrating the season or paying tribute to featured artists and exhibitions on view in the Museum. Every month presents a new and interesting reason to visit the Museum and indulge in a culinary adventure at Granite Hill.

Delight in the romance of Executive Chef Gerald Drummond’s specialty menu, featuring only the best, fresh ingredients for a remarkable meal and a truly memorable evening. Enjoy the post-dinner glow with a stroll through the galleries during Art After 5.
$60 per person
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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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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, February 13, 2015
5:00 - 8:45 p.m. (Circle Level Members and above only)

Saturday, February 14, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (all members)

Sunday, February 15, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (all members)
Location: Dorrance Galleries, main building, first floor
Member guests free after General Admission

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 at Ink and Gold which offers a rare look at the indescribable beauty of the longest-lived school of painting in Japanese history. Featuring colossal paintings set against backdrops of stunning gold leaf, Ink and Gold captures the power and grandeur of Kano painting. Advance reservations are not required.
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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 10:30 a.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members). Individual tickets to Thursday lectures may be purchased for $30 ($24 members). Tickets for the two lectures on Saturday for $60 ($48 members).
To purchase full course, call Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Tomoko Sakomura, Associate Professor of Art History, Swarthmore College
This course explores Japanese art of the late medieval and early modern periods through four themes designed to complement the exhibition Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
  • Lecture 1: Art in/and Architecture in Japan
  • Lecture 2: The Four Seasons in Japanese Art
  • Lecture 3: Japanese Ink Painting
  • Lecture 4: Text-Image Relationships in Japanese Art
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 24 - March 28, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins November 18, 2014
Open registration begins December 2, 2014
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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.
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 medieval architecture to rare treasures from various parts of Asia, this tour promises to stir the imagination.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Discover paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, and ceramics representing Renaissance European Art.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 24 - March 28, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins November 18, 2014
Open registration begins December 2, 2014
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members). Individual tickets to Thursday lectures may be purchased for $30 ($24 members). Tickets for the two lectures on Saturday for $60 ($48 members).
To purchase full course, call Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Matthew Palczynski, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
This course explores some of the most important objects and architectural works from around the world. In the first lecture, we’ll examine a host of massive and often mysterious structures, including The Great Wall of China, Great Zimbabwe, Machu Picchu, the Taj Mahal, and The Burj Khalifa. In Lecture 2, our focus shifts to important European paintings and sculptures before 1900, investigating why masterworks by Leonardo, Michelangelo, and others continue to inspire us. The course continues with a look at the rise and fall of modernist art and concludes with a journey to the world’s most sacred sites.
  • Lecture 1: The Grand Tour: Civilization’s Largest Structures
  • Lecture 2: European Art Before 1900
  • Lecture 3: Modern Masterpieces: The Apotheosis of the Canvas
  • Lecture 4: Seeing the Light: Spiritual and Religious Sites
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

See what was going on during the 18th-century, and discover renowned works of Impressionist art.
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, February 13, 2015
5:00 - 8:45 p.m. (Circle Level Members and above only)

Saturday, February 14, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (all members)

Sunday, February 15, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (all members)
Location: Dorrance Galleries, main building, first floor
Member guests free after General Admission

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 at Ink and Gold which offers a rare look at the indescribable beauty of the longest-lived school of painting in Japanese history. Featuring colossal paintings set against backdrops of stunning gold leaf, Ink and Gold captures the power and grandeur of Kano painting. Advance reservations are not required.
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10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
Free for Members. Space is limited

Discover the remarkable artistry of Japanese Kano painters and the illustrious four-hundred and fifty year history of creating large-scale works for Japan’s ruling elite. This program is hosted by exhibition curator Felice Fischer, The Luther W. Brady Curator of Japanese Art and Senior Curator of East Asian Art.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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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.
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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.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All family members can drop in anytime to sketch, doodle, or create a masterpiece in the Museum galleries. Artists are on hand to provide materials and encouragement.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium

Join host Robert Buscher, Festival Director of the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, for a Japanese film that compliments Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.

Winner of the Jury Special Prize at the 1963 Cannes Film Festival, director Kobayashi Masaki’s film tells the story of a dishonored samurai who seeks to commit ritual suicide in an enemy clan's courtyard to reclaim the honor of his former lord and dead kinsmen. Set in the early Edo period when Kano Tanyu led the Kano School, this film portrays feudal Japan at the height of the Shogun’s power.
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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Mount Pleasant, Belmont, and Strawberry Mansion
$38 ($30 members)

In celebration of Black History Month, the tour explores the stories of both free and enslaved people at historic mansions Mount Pleasant, Belmont, and Strawberry Mansion, and the Abolition movement to end American slavery.
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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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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Valentine’s Day reminds us of Cupid, the winged immortal whose legendary arrow sparks love in all it strikes. This tour looks at Cupid as well as love and marriage in both historic and mythological contexts.
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 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 1:00 p.m.

From the Medici’s to miniatures—history comes come alive when clues in the canvas reveal stories of the rich and famous
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Starts at 2:00 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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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, February 17Grid 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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Tours meet in West Entrance (Lenfest Hall)
Free members event.

Tour the exhibition that highlights selections from the Museum’s exceptional holdings of African American art.
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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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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.

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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.

Travel from the High Renaissance to the Neoclassical period with sculpture, furniture, ceramics, and tapestries.
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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
January 20 - March 26, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins November 18, 2014
Open registration begins December 2, 2014
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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
  • Wednesday
    January 21 - March 25, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 22 - March 26, 2015
    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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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

This tour offers an introduction to the Museum’s extensive collection of Asian art, specifically that from China, Korea, and Japan.
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Gallery Programs
 
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.

Create your own dynamic mobile inspired by Alexander Calder's Ghost.
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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.
Location: Gallery 111

Participants will engage in lively conversation about the painting Breaking Home Ties by Thomas Hovenden and make connections to the 2015 One Book, One Philadelphia selection, Orphan Train. Each discussion will be facilitated by a staff member from the Museum and the Free Library; feel free to participate in one or all three.

This program is in collaboration with the Free Library of Philadelphia.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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.

Tap into Philadelphia’s colorful Prohibition-era history with a lesson in the art of craft cocktails and spiked punches at this Chef Demonstration. Bring the speakeasy to your dining room with these vintage recipes for a swanky at home cocktail hour.
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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.

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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 20 - March 26, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins November 18, 2014
Open registration begins December 2, 2014
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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
  • Wednesday
    January 21 - March 25, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 22 - March 26, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Starts at 1:30 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members). Individual tickets to Thursday lectures may be purchased for $30 ($24 members). Tickets for the two lectures on Saturday for $60 ($48 members).
To purchase full course, call Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Tomoko Sakomura, Associate Professor of Art History, Swarthmore College
This course explores Japanese art of the late medieval and early modern periods through four themes designed to complement the exhibition Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
  • Lecture 1: Art in/and Architecture in Japan
  • Lecture 2: The Four Seasons in Japanese Art
  • Lecture 3: Japanese Ink Painting
  • Lecture 4: Text-Image Relationships in Japanese Art
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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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Tours meet in West Entrance (Lenfest Hall)
Free members event.

Tour the exhibition that highlights selections from the Museum’s exceptional holdings of African American art.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members). Individual tickets to Thursday lectures may be purchased for $30 ($24 members). Tickets for the two lectures on Saturday for $60 ($48 members).
To purchase full course, call Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Matthew Palczynski, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
This course explores some of the most important objects and architectural works from around the world. In the first lecture, we’ll examine a host of massive and often mysterious structures, including The Great Wall of China, Great Zimbabwe, Machu Picchu, the Taj Mahal, and The Burj Khalifa. In Lecture 2, our focus shifts to important European paintings and sculptures before 1900, investigating why masterworks by Leonardo, Michelangelo, and others continue to inspire us. The course continues with a look at the rise and fall of modernist art and concludes with a journey to the world’s most sacred sites.
  • Lecture 1: The Grand Tour: Civilization’s Largest Structures
  • Lecture 2: European Art Before 1900
  • Lecture 3: Modern Masterpieces: The Apotheosis of the Canvas
  • Lecture 4: Seeing the Light: Spiritual and Religious Sites
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

What has been more influential than the invention of the wheel? Well, how about the potter’s wheel? Join us, as we tour the history of ceramics.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Preschool Room, ground floor
Best for babies, 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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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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4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
Location: Studio 1, ground floor
$100 ($80 members)

Teens 14-17 will learn how to express themselves through various printing techniques in this hands-on workshop.
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Art After 5
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Peñas pays homage to jazz masters with intricate harmonies that are cool, contemplative, and infectiously upbeat.
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 24 - March 28, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins November 18, 2014
Open registration begins December 2, 2014
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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.
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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Concerts & Performances
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Free after admission
Location: Perelman Skylit Atrium

This new work reconstructs the oratorio of Joseph Haydn’s "The Creation" (1796-98), which is based on the Book of Genesis and John Milton’s epic poem "Paradise Lost" (1667). Drawing from a tradition of epic poetry by opening in medias res, the artists subject The Creation to a series of reversals, inversions, and interruptions. These interventions on the original musical score are mirrored by the singers’ physical movements throughout the space, poetically suggesting a reconsideration of time and the origins of humankind.
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Concerts & Performances
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Free after admission
Location: Perelman Skylit Atrium

This new work reconstructs the oratorio of Joseph Haydn’s "The Creation" (1796-98), which is based on the Book of Genesis and John Milton’s epic poem "Paradise Lost" (1667). Drawing from a tradition of epic poetry by opening in medias res, the artists subject The Creation to a series of reversals, inversions, and interruptions. These interventions on the original musical score are mirrored by the singers’ physical movements throughout the space, poetically suggesting a reconsideration of time and the origins of humankind.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 24 - March 28, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins November 18, 2014
Open registration begins December 2, 2014
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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 1:30 p.m.

Join us for these informal concerts in the galleries by the gifted young musicians of the Curtis Institute of Music. Prior to each concert, we look at a work of art and interpret it within the context of the performance. For all ages – music and art lovers alike!

Music in the Galleries is generously supported by Cooke & Bieler, LP.

Location: Gallery 155
Works by Beethoven and Janáček underscore the compelling effects of art and music.
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Concerts & Performances
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Free after admission
Location: Perelman Skylit Atrium

This new work reconstructs the oratorio of Joseph Haydn’s "The Creation" (1796-98), which is based on the Book of Genesis and John Milton’s epic poem "Paradise Lost" (1667). Drawing from a tradition of epic poetry by opening in medias res, the artists subject The Creation to a series of reversals, inversions, and interruptions. These interventions on the original musical score are mirrored by the singers’ physical movements throughout the space, poetically suggesting a reconsideration of time and the origins of humankind.
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Starts at 2:15 p.m.

Join us for these informal concerts in the galleries by the gifted young musicians of the Curtis Institute of Music. Prior to each concert, we look at a work of art and interpret it within the context of the performance. For all ages – music and art lovers alike!

Music in the Galleries is generously supported by Cooke & Bieler, LP.

Location: Gallery 155
Works by Beethoven and Janáček underscore the compelling effects of art and music.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Join us for these informal concerts in the galleries by the gifted young musicians of the Curtis Institute of Music. Prior to each concert, we look at a work of art and interpret it within the context of the performance. For all ages – music and art lovers alike!

Music in the Galleries is generously supported by Cooke & Bieler, LP.

Location: Gallery 155
Works by Beethoven and Janáček underscore the compelling effects of art and music.
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Location: Great Stair Hall

The Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art invite you to a black tie affair in honor of Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano. This magnificent exhibition is the first outside of Japan to explore the nearly 500-year sphere of influence established by the Kano lineage of painters, the longest lived and most influential school of painting in Japanese history.

Event proceeds benefit the Young Friends' mission of support for art acquisitions, education, conservation, and special projects within the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

VIP guests - Arrive at 7:00 p.m. for a champagne reception and overview by the exhibition curator followed by cocktails, light fare, dancing, and dessert. Also includes a gift bag and access to the VIP lounge.
$275 per person
$225 per Young Friends member
$250 per person (for groups of four or more people)

Gala guests - Arrive at 8:00 p.m. for entrance to the exhibition, cocktails, light fare, dancing, and dessert.
$175 per person
$125 per Young Friends member
$150 per person (for groups of four or more people)

All standard Gala tickets purchased the day of the event are $200 per person. Young Friends member and VIP ticket prices do not increase.

We invite you to become an integral part of the preservation and enhancement of one of the nation’s greatest museums by lending your support as an Individual Sponsor of the Young Friends fundraiser. Learn More >>
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Family Celebrations
 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Balcony Studio
11:00 a.m., 12:00, 1:00, and 2:00 p.m. Pop-Up Mini Tours
11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Performances by 10tecomai

Bring the whole family and enjoy art-making, family tours, and fabulous performances. Ring in the Lunar New Year with high-energy dance performances, Japanese painting activities, and tours of Ink and Gold.
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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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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Travel from the High Renaissance to the Neoclassical period with sculpture, furniture, ceramics, and tapestries.
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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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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

What has been more influential than the invention of the wheel? Well, how about the potter’s wheel? Join us, as we tour the history of ceramics.
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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 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
January 20 - March 26, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins November 18, 2014
Open registration begins December 2, 2014
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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
  • Wednesday
    January 21 - March 25, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 22 - March 26, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Seminar Room
3 NJ or PA hours
Free

This magnificent exhibition is the first outside of Japan to explore the nearly 500-year sphere of influence established by the Kano lineage of painters, the longest lived and most influential school of painting in Japanese history. Listen to a lecture by Dr. Felice Fischer, the Luther W. Brady Curator of Japanese Art and Senior Curator of East Asian Art, tour the exhibition, receive teacher materials for the classroom, and participate in related hands-on activities provided by Shofuso, the Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park.
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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.

Join us for an evening of activities inspired by Japanese art and culture. Hear the melodic sounds of the shakuhachi, a Japanese flute, as played by Chris Merwin. Try your hand at the ancient practice of origami, and transform a piece of paper into a colorful flower or animal. Finally, watch the University of Pennsylvania Kendo Club demonstrate the "way of the sword," a Japanese martial art using traditional weapons and armor.

  • Make Stuff: origami
    5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Penn Kendo Club demonstrations
    6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Japanese flute performance
    6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Penn Kendo Club demonstrations
    7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
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Gallery Programs
 
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.

Learn the ancient art of origami and transform a flat piece of paper into a beautifully-folded design. Make an origami design for yourself, and leave another one at the Museum to be included in a large-scale installation on April 29.
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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.
Location: Great Stair Hall
$45 ($40 members)

Join us for a fun evening of drinks and painting. Participants will receive a small section of a mystery masterpiece to use as a basis in creating their own art work. A guided search for the mystery art work follows the painting session. This program includes two alcoholic beverages and light snacks. Participants must be 21 and over.
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Valentine’s Day reminds us of Cupid, the winged immortal whose legendary arrow sparks love in all it strikes. This tour looks at Cupid as well as love and marriage in both historic and mythological contexts.
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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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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

What has been more influential than the invention of the wheel? Well, how about the potter’s wheel? Join us, as we tour the history of ceramics.
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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
January 20 - March 26, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins November 18, 2014
Open registration begins December 2, 2014
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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
  • Wednesday
    January 21 - March 25, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 22 - March 26, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Starts at 1:30 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members). Individual tickets to Thursday lectures may be purchased for $30 ($24 members). Tickets for the two lectures on Saturday for $60 ($48 members).
To purchase full course, call Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Tomoko Sakomura, Associate Professor of Art History, Swarthmore College
This course explores Japanese art of the late medieval and early modern periods through four themes designed to complement the exhibition Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
  • Lecture 1: Art in/and Architecture in Japan
  • Lecture 2: The Four Seasons in Japanese Art
  • Lecture 3: Japanese Ink Painting
  • Lecture 4: Text-Image Relationships in Japanese Art
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members). Individual tickets to Thursday lectures may be purchased for $30 ($24 members). Tickets for the two lectures on Saturday for $60 ($48 members).
To purchase full course, call Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Matthew Palczynski, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
This course explores some of the most important objects and architectural works from around the world. In the first lecture, we’ll examine a host of massive and often mysterious structures, including The Great Wall of China, Great Zimbabwe, Machu Picchu, the Taj Mahal, and The Burj Khalifa. In Lecture 2, our focus shifts to important European paintings and sculptures before 1900, investigating why masterworks by Leonardo, Michelangelo, and others continue to inspire us. The course continues with a look at the rise and fall of modernist art and concludes with a journey to the world’s most sacred sites.
  • Lecture 1: The Grand Tour: Civilization’s Largest Structures
  • Lecture 2: European Art Before 1900
  • Lecture 3: Modern Masterpieces: The Apotheosis of the Canvas
  • Lecture 4: Seeing the Light: Spiritual and Religious Sites
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Tours meet in West Entrance (Lenfest Hall)
Free members event.

Tour the exhibition that highlights selections from the Museum’s exceptional holdings of African American art.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Preschool Room, ground floor
Best for babies, 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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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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4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
Location: Studio 1, ground floor
$100 ($80 members)

Teens 14-17 will learn how to express themselves through various printing techniques in this hands-on workshop.
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Art After 5
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

A leading jazz vocalist, Pascale premieres songs from her latest album, Wildflower.
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Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members). Individual tickets to Thursday lectures may be purchased for $30 ($24 members). Tickets for the two lectures on Saturday for $60 ($48 members).
To purchase full course, call Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Tomoko Sakomura, Associate Professor of Art History, Swarthmore College
This course explores Japanese art of the late medieval and early modern periods through four themes designed to complement the exhibition Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.
  • Lecture 1: Art in/and Architecture in Japan
  • Lecture 2: The Four Seasons in Japanese Art
  • Lecture 3: Japanese Ink Painting
  • Lecture 4: Text-Image Relationships in Japanese Art
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 24 - March 28, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins November 18, 2014
Open registration begins December 2, 2014
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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.
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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Concerts & Performances
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Free after admission
Location: Perelman Skylit Atrium

This performance revisits a concert from May 29, 1798, in which an orchestra played for the elephants Hans and Parkie in the Jardin de Plantes at the Museum of Natural History in Paris. Restaging this first documented attempt to use human-generated music to communicate with animals, the performance takes place in both the open space of the Skylit Atrium and in the Levy Gallery where it specifically intersects with the film Apotomē.
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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
January 24 - March 28, 2015
Location: Education Studios

Re-enrollment for current students begins November 18, 2014
Open registration begins December 2, 2014
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

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 10-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.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members). Individual tickets to Thursday lectures may be purchased for $30 ($24 members). Tickets for the two lectures on Saturday for $60 ($48 members).
To purchase full course, call Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Matthew Palczynski, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
This course explores some of the most important objects and architectural works from around the world. In the first lecture, we’ll examine a host of massive and often mysterious structures, including The Great Wall of China, Great Zimbabwe, Machu Picchu, the Taj Mahal, and The Burj Khalifa. In Lecture 2, our focus shifts to important European paintings and sculptures before 1900, investigating why masterworks by Leonardo, Michelangelo, and others continue to inspire us. The course continues with a look at the rise and fall of modernist art and concludes with a journey to the world’s most sacred sites.
  • Lecture 1: The Grand Tour: Civilization’s Largest Structures
  • Lecture 2: European Art Before 1900
  • Lecture 3: Modern Masterpieces: The Apotheosis of the Canvas
  • Lecture 4: Seeing the Light: Spiritual and Religious Sites
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