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July 2014


Saturday, July 12
Art Splash
 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
East Balcony, Second Floor
Perfect for all ages

Let your creativity soar at the Splash Studio, a family destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together. Build with blocks, curl up with a book, or just chill out in a bean bag chair in our Art Splash Playspace. Plus, Museum educators are out and about in the galleries all summer with stories to tell, games to play, and tricks up their sleeves for our Pop up Mini Tours.
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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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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Young visitors and their families enjoy the galleries through picture books and art projects.
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Gallery Programs
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 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 from Philadelphia artist David Krevolin, an instructor of drawing and sculpture at the Fleisher Art Memorial. Topics vary and include the Rodin Museum’s building, sculptures, and the garden, weather permitting. Materials are provided, though bring your own if you’d like (sketch pads, and drawing or charcoal pencils only, please). This drop-in program is primarily aimed at an adult audience.
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Starts at 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 Balcony Shop, first floor

Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, 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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Family Programs
 
Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

Discover the Museum’s collection on these interactive tours led by Museum educators.
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Family Programs
 
Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Movement, play, and hands-on activities make up these fun tours designed especially for young visitors and their families.
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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 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.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependant and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Take a stroll around the Museum and into the new Anne d’Harnoncourt Memorial Sculpture Garden to explore some of its outdoor artwork and landscape views. This one-acre site hosts two gallery areas, which currently contain the stone sculptures of Isamu Noguchi. The plantings along the lawns and terraces contain trees, shrubs, and perennials that support local wildlife and bloom at various seasons.
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Starts at 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.

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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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Education Studio I
Kids ages 6+ with an adult
$10 per person plus General Admission ($8 members)
Space is limited. Tuition is non-refundable.

Roll up your sleeves and enjoy creative time as a family. Workshops include gallery conversations followed by collaborative art-making in the studios. Projects change weekly and explore a wide variety of media.
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Location: Perelman Gallery & Perelman Café
Free Young Friends event; guests $10.

Enjoy a double shot of love and fashion as we explore Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love and Gerlan Jeans Loves Patrick Kelly with their respective curators; then stay for light refreshments.
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Family Programs
 
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Best for ages 6-10

Each week the Art Splash cart will be in the galleries bringing a different masterpiece to life. Enjoy treasure hunts, looking games, sketching, and hands-on activities.
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1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$90 ($72 members) for all three lectures
$30 ($24 members) for one lecture
Ticket includes Museum admission

To purchase tickets to the full Course, call the Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Elizabeth Milroy, The Zoë and Dean Pappas Curator of Education, Public Programs
Since 1786, when Charles Willson Peale first opened his “repository for Natural Curiosities,” Philadelphians have pioneered in the formation and growth of internationally renowned museums of art and science. In this course, we will explore the city's museums from Peale's era to the arrival of the Barnes on the Parkway and the unveiling of Frank Gehry's plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
  • Lecture 1: The Athens of America (June 5 and July 12)
  • Lecture 2: Teaching by Example (June 12 and July 19)
  • Lecture 3: Museums and Modernism (June 19 and July 26)
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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.

Rich in architectural detail, history, and mystique, discover how this passageway will be returned to its former glory as the Frank Gehry project becomes a reality.
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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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Family Programs
 
Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

Discover the Museum’s collection on these interactive tours led by Museum educators.
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Family Programs
 
Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Movement, play, and hands-on activities make up these fun tours designed especially for young visitors and their families.
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Sunday, July 13
Art Splash
 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
East Balcony, Second Floor
Perfect for all ages

Let your creativity soar at the Splash Studio, a family destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together. Build with blocks, curl up with a book, or just chill out in a bean bag chair in our Art Splash Playspace. Plus, Museum educators are out and about in the galleries all summer with stories to tell, games to play, and tricks up their sleeves for our Pop up Mini Tours.
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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.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Young visitors and their families enjoy the galleries through picture books and art projects.
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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.

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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Family Programs
 
Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

Discover the Museum’s collection on these interactive tours led by Museum educators.
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Family Programs
 
Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Movement, play, and hands-on activities make up these fun tours designed especially for young visitors and their families.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

This tour will focus on the hidden symbols and narratives in Dutch art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 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 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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Starts at 1:00 p.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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Family Programs
 
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Best for ages 6-10

Each week the Art Splash cart will be in the galleries bringing a different masterpiece to life. Enjoy treasure hunts, looking games, sketching, and 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 3:00 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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Family Programs
 
Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

Discover the Museum’s collection on these interactive tours led by Museum educators.
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Family Programs
 
Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

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Tuesday, July 15
Art Splash
 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
East Balcony, Second Floor
Perfect for all ages

Let your creativity soar at the Splash Studio, a family destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together. Build with blocks, curl up with a book, or just chill out in a bean bag chair in our Art Splash Playspace. Plus, Museum educators are out and about in the galleries all summer with stories to tell, games to play, and tricks up their sleeves for our Pop up Mini Tours.
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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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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups

Bring your baby birds for some arty playtime. Enjoy a relaxed environment, circle time with music, books, and games, and the company of other art-loving adults.
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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 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

Discover the Museum’s collection on these interactive tours led by Museum educators.
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Family Programs
 
Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Movement, play, and hands-on activities make up these fun tours designed especially for young visitors and their families.
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 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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Family Programs
 
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Best for ages 6-10

Each week the Art Splash cart will be in the galleries bringing a different masterpiece to life. Enjoy treasure hunts, looking games, sketching, and 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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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Explore the Museum’s collection of 19th and 20th century sculpture.
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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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Family Programs
 
Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

Discover the Museum’s collection on these interactive tours led by Museum educators.
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Family Programs
 
Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

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Wednesday, July 16
Art Splash
 
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
East Balcony, Second Floor
Perfect for all ages

Let your creativity soar at the Splash Studio, a family destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together. Build with blocks, curl up with a book, or just chill out in a bean bag chair in our Art Splash Playspace. Plus, Museum educators are out and about in the galleries all summer with stories to tell, games to play, and tricks up their sleeves for our Pop up Mini Tours.
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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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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 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

Discover the Museum’s collection on these interactive tours led by Museum educators.
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Family Programs
 
Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Movement, play, and hands-on activities make up these fun tours designed especially for young visitors and their families.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

The stories of relationships between fathers and their sons are as old and varied as both humanity and art. While many were loving and supportive, others were confrontational or worse. This tour explores a wide range of father-son relationships in the art of several galleries, sometimes as the subjects and sometimes as the artists.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 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 1:00 p.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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Family Programs
 
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Best for ages 6-10

Each week the Art Splash cart will be in the galleries bringing a different masterpiece to life. Enjoy treasure hunts, looking games, sketching, and 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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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.

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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Family Programs
 
Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

Discover the Museum’s collection on these interactive tours led by Museum educators.
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Family Programs
 
Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

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Gallery Programs
 
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 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.

This summer, the Art Splash Studio takes over Make Stuff every Wednesday Night until 7:00 p.m. Enjoy a different art project every week for visitors of all ages! Art supplies will be provided.
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Family Programs
 
Starts at 5:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3-7

Enjoy a pre-bedtime story, art project, and imaginative play in the galleries. Pajamas welcome!
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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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Starts at 6:00 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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6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: East Terrace

Yoga classes move outside this summer! Bring your own mat, and please note that the class is subject to cancellation due to rain.

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

This summer, celebrate William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art! Wednesday Nights come alive with unique adaptations by local Shakespeare theatre companies.

Revolution Shakespeare presents Orson Welles’s play Five Kings (1938) in a unique episodic format. Welles created, directed, and starred in Five Kings, an adaptation of Henry IV Parts 1 and 2; Henry V; and Holinshed's Chronicles, a primary source Shakespeare used for a number of his plays. Revolution Shakespeare will remount a streamlined version of the production, the first such adaptation in more than 70 years. Directed by Tom Reing and broken down into five one-hour episodes, this will be an unprecedented theatrical event celebrating Shakespeare’s birth.

Because of the location of this performance, seating is limited. We apologize for any inconvenience
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

It’s kind of like…Where's Waldo meets the Museum's masterpieces. Actually, that is exactly what it is like. It's a scavenger hunt! Spend an hour or so on Wednesday Nights looking closely at art with friends and family to win prizes. With themes changing monthly, there is always something new to find with the Wednesday Night Look Around!
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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.

Executive Chef Gerald Drummond will take you on a culinary journey demonstrating the art of transforming a simple dinner plate into a stunning visual presentation that will impress all of your dinner guests.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Great Stair Hall
$25 per person ($22 for Members) after admission, reserve online or purchase at the door

Join us in the Museum’s Great Stair Hall ”Beer Garden” with the finest Philadelphia area brewing companies sampling locally-made craft beers and savoring hearty noshes and bites.
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Thursday, July 17
Art Splash
 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
East Balcony, Second Floor
Perfect for all ages

Let your creativity soar at the Splash Studio, a family destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together. Build with blocks, curl up with a book, or just chill out in a bean bag chair in our Art Splash Playspace. Plus, Museum educators are out and about in the galleries all summer with stories to tell, games to play, and tricks up their sleeves for our Pop up Mini Tours.
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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 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

Discover the Museum’s collection on these interactive tours led by Museum educators.
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Family Programs
 
Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Movement, play, and hands-on activities make up these fun tours designed especially for young visitors and their families.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

The art objects in the Philadelphia Museum of Art are constantly changing, and every year, hundreds, if not thousands of works are added to the permanent collection. More than 90 percent come as gifts. This tour takes you into all of the major galleries as you learn about some of the Museum's greatest collectors and collections.
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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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Family Programs
 
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Best for ages 6-10

Each week the Art Splash cart will be in the galleries bringing a different masterpiece to life. Enjoy treasure hunts, looking games, sketching, and 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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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Explore the Museum’s collection of 19th and 20th century sculpture.
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Starts at 2:30 p.m.

Rich in architectural detail, history, and mystique, discover how this passageway will be returned to its former glory as the Frank Gehry project becomes a reality.
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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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Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

Discover the Museum’s collection on these interactive tours led by Museum educators.
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Family Programs
 
Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

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Friday, July 18
Art Splash
 
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
East Balcony, Second Floor
Perfect for all ages

Let your creativity soar at the Splash Studio, a family destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together. Build with blocks, curl up with a book, or just chill out in a bean bag chair in our Art Splash Playspace. Plus, Museum educators are out and about in the galleries all summer with stories to tell, games to play, and tricks up their sleeves for our Pop up Mini Tours.
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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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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups

Bring your baby birds for some arty playtime. Enjoy a relaxed environment, circle time with music, books, and games, and the company of other art-loving adults.
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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 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

Discover the Museum’s collection on these interactive tours led by Museum educators.
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Family Programs
 
Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Movement, play, and hands-on activities make up these fun tours designed especially for young visitors and their families.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Let's look at pictures and objects around the museum that might attract our local hero, Rocky! From Eakins' sporting pictures, to Knights of old in our armor collection, Rocky would love hanging around in our Museum between rounds!
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Tours gather in the Perelman Lobby
Please note that tours are weather dependant and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Resplendent with multicolored and gilded ornaments, and animated with sculptures carved in limestone and cast in terracotta and metal, the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building is the most richly embellished example of Art Deco architecture to be erected in Philadelphia in the 1920s. Come discover it all in this fascinating tour!
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

This tour is a survey of fine and decorative art objects in which movement is either an intrinsic component of a particular piece, or implied in its physical design and/or imagery. It includes artworks that can move independently; ones designed to be worn or otherwise moved manually; and ones that contain powerful images suggesting recently completed, ongoing or impending motion.
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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Best for ages 6-10

Each week the Art Splash cart will be in the galleries bringing a different masterpiece to life. Enjoy treasure hunts, looking games, sketching, and 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 2:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Tour the Museum’s American Collection as we celebrate U.S. independence.
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Starts at 2:30 p.m.

Rich in architectural detail, history, and mystique, discover how this passageway will be returned to its former glory as the Frank Gehry project becomes a reality.
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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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Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

Discover the Museum’s collection on these interactive tours led by Museum educators.
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Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

“...tangy, exotic flavor …eclectic fusion of Jazz, Latin and Middle East sounds” - Downbeat
Based in New York, Itai Kriss is vital member of the City’s Jazz scene as well as the Latin Jazz and Salsa music scenes playing regularly at The Blue Note, Birdland, S.O.B.’s, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and The Copa Cabana. He can be heard performing, touring and recording with his own ensemble and some of the most important Jazz and Latin musicians, such as Edmar Castañeda, Yemen Blues, Los Hacheros, Pedrito Martinez, Omer Avital, Grupo Latin Vibe, and Avishai Cohen. With the release of his CD The Shark, All about Jazz said “it marks his arrival as a flute force to be reckoned with."
In partnership with the Consulate General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Discover a variety of styles and techniques in the Museum's superb collection of nineteenth-century art.
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Starts at 6:00 p.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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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 6:30 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Saturday, July 19
Art Splash
 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
East Balcony, Second Floor
Perfect for all ages

Let your creativity soar at the Splash Studio, a family destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together. Build with blocks, curl up with a book, or just chill out in a bean bag chair in our Art Splash Playspace. Plus, Museum educators are out and about in the galleries all summer with stories to tell, games to play, and tricks up their sleeves for our Pop up Mini Tours.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Young visitors and their families enjoy the galleries through picture books and art projects.
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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 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

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Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

In this tour, enjoy exploring the art of Spain, Mexico, New Spain, and Latin America.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependant and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Take a stroll around the Museum and into the new Anne d’Harnoncourt Memorial Sculpture Garden to explore some of its outdoor artwork and landscape views. This one-acre site hosts two gallery areas, which currently contain the stone sculptures of Isamu Noguchi. The plantings along the lawns and terraces contain trees, shrubs, and perennials that support local wildlife and bloom at various seasons.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Education Studio I
Kids ages 6+ with an adult
$10 per person plus General Admission ($8 members)
Space is limited. Tuition is non-refundable.

Roll up your sleeves and enjoy creative time as a family. Workshops include gallery conversations followed by collaborative art-making in the studios. Projects change weekly and explore a wide variety of media.
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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Best for ages 6-10

Each week the Art Splash cart will be in the galleries bringing a different masterpiece to life. Enjoy treasure hunts, looking games, sketching, and hands-on activities.
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1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$90 ($72 members) for all three lectures
$30 ($24 members) for one lecture
Ticket includes Museum admission

To purchase tickets to the full Course, call the Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Elizabeth Milroy, The Zoë and Dean Pappas Curator of Education, Public Programs
Since 1786, when Charles Willson Peale first opened his “repository for Natural Curiosities,” Philadelphians have pioneered in the formation and growth of internationally renowned museums of art and science. In this course, we will explore the city's museums from Peale's era to the arrival of the Barnes on the Parkway and the unveiling of Frank Gehry's plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
  • Lecture 1: The Athens of America (June 5 and July 12)
  • Lecture 2: Teaching by Example (June 12 and July 19)
  • Lecture 3: Museums and Modernism (June 19 and July 26)
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Starts at 2:30 p.m.

Rich in architectural detail, history, and mystique, discover how this passageway will be returned to its former glory as the Frank Gehry project becomes a reality.
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Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

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Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

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Sunday, July 20
Art Splash
 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
East Balcony, Second Floor
Perfect for all ages

Let your creativity soar at the Splash Studio, a family destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together. Build with blocks, curl up with a book, or just chill out in a bean bag chair in our Art Splash Playspace. Plus, Museum educators are out and about in the galleries all summer with stories to tell, games to play, and tricks up their sleeves for our Pop up Mini Tours.
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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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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Young visitors and their families enjoy the galleries through picture books and art projects.
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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 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

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Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

This tour explores American landscape paintings, celebrating America the beautiful.
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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.

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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Starts at 1:00 p.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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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Locations: Lemon Hill, Laurel Hill, Cedar Grove
$38 ($30 members)

Philadelphia in the early 1800s was known as a center of science, medicine, architecture, and engineering. Hear the stories of the people that built this reputation and examine their documents and tools at Lemon Hill (a neoclassical home built in 1800), Laurel Hill, and Cedar Grove.
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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Best for ages 6-10

Each week the Art Splash cart will be in the galleries bringing a different masterpiece to life. Enjoy treasure hunts, looking games, sketching, and 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 2:00 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 2:30 p.m.

Rich in architectural detail, history, and mystique, discover how this passageway will be returned to its former glory as the Frank Gehry project becomes a reality.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

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Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

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Tuesday, July 22
Art Splash
 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
East Balcony, Second Floor
Perfect for all ages

Let your creativity soar at the Splash Studio, a family destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together. Build with blocks, curl up with a book, or just chill out in a bean bag chair in our Art Splash Playspace. Plus, Museum educators are out and about in the galleries all summer with stories to tell, games to play, and tricks up their sleeves for our Pop up Mini Tours.
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Tour the Museum’s American Collection as we celebrate U.S. independence.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups

Bring your baby birds for some arty playtime. Enjoy a relaxed environment, circle time with music, books, and games, and the company of other art-loving adults.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

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Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Movement, play, and hands-on activities make up these fun tours designed especially for young visitors and their families.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore the role of nudity as costume in several of the Museum's masterpieces.
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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Best for ages 6-10

Each week the Art Splash cart will be in the galleries bringing a different masterpiece to life. Enjoy treasure hunts, looking games, sketching, and hands-on activities.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

Discover the Museum’s collection on these interactive tours led by Museum educators.
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Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Patron Members. Space limited

Patron members are invited to journey to the Museum’s below-ground corridors and newly constructed spaces while discovering the rich history of this vast building. Please wear comfortable shoes appropriate for walking and climbing stairs.
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Wednesday, July 23
Art Splash
 
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
East Balcony, Second Floor
Perfect for all ages

Let your creativity soar at the Splash Studio, a family destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together. Build with blocks, curl up with a book, or just chill out in a bean bag chair in our Art Splash Playspace. Plus, Museum educators are out and about in the galleries all summer with stories to tell, games to play, and tricks up their sleeves for our Pop up Mini Tours.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

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Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

A journey through the galleries to examine fashion as it changes—and sometimes returns—over time.
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Starts at 1:00 p.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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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Best for ages 6-10

Each week the Art Splash cart will be in the galleries bringing a different masterpiece to life. Enjoy treasure hunts, looking games, sketching, and hands-on activities.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Tours meet in the Perelman Lobby
Free for members

Discover the most richly embellished example of Art Deco architecture to be erected in Philadelphia in the 1920s.
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Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

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Family Programs
 
Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

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Starts at 4:00 p.m.
Reservations required
Collab members only. For more information please contact

Please join Erica Warren, Curatorial Fellow for European Decorative Arts for a special tour of her new exhibition, The Main Dish. The exhibition highlights a wide array of modern and contemporary domestic design objects including shiny teapots, ergonomic utensils, food containers, colorful table settings, and white stackable dishes. Following the tour, please join us for a Collab members only reception with light refreshments.
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Gallery Programs
 
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 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.

This summer, the Art Splash Studio takes over Make Stuff every Wednesday Night until 7:00 p.m. Enjoy a different art project every week for visitors of all ages! Art supplies will be provided.
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Starts at 5:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3-7

Enjoy a pre-bedtime story, art project, and imaginative play in the galleries. Pajamas welcome!
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Wednesday Night Tour
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: East Terrace

Yoga classes move outside this summer! Bring your own mat, and please note that the class is subject to cancellation due to rain.

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

This summer, celebrate William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art! Wednesday Nights come alive with unique adaptations by local Shakespeare theatre companies.

Revolution Shakespeare presents Orson Welles’s play Five Kings (1938) in a unique episodic format. Welles created, directed, and starred in Five Kings, an adaptation of Henry IV Parts 1 and 2; Henry V; and Holinshed's Chronicles, a primary source Shakespeare used for a number of his plays. Revolution Shakespeare will remount a streamlined version of the production, the first such adaptation in more than 70 years. Directed by Tom Reing and broken down into five one-hour episodes, this will be an unprecedented theatrical event celebrating Shakespeare’s birth.

Because of the location of this performance, seating is limited. We apologize for any inconvenience
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6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Great Stair Hall
$25 per person ($22 for Members) after admission, reserve online or purchase at the door

Join us in the Museum’s Great Stair Hall ”Beer Garden” with the finest Philadelphia area brewing companies sampling locally-made craft beers and savoring hearty noshes and bites.
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Thursday, July 24
Art Splash
 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
East Balcony, Second Floor
Perfect for all ages

Let your creativity soar at the Splash Studio, a family destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together. Build with blocks, curl up with a book, or just chill out in a bean bag chair in our Art Splash Playspace. Plus, Museum educators are out and about in the galleries all summer with stories to tell, games to play, and tricks up their sleeves for our Pop up Mini Tours.
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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 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

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Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

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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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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Best for ages 6-10

Each week the Art Splash cart will be in the galleries bringing a different masterpiece to life. Enjoy treasure hunts, looking games, sketching, and hands-on activities.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Starts at 2:30 p.m.

Rich in architectural detail, history, and mystique, discover how this passageway will be returned to its former glory as the Frank Gehry project becomes a reality.
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Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

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Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

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Friday, July 25
Art Splash
 
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
East Balcony, Second Floor
Perfect for all ages

Let your creativity soar at the Splash Studio, a family destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together. Build with blocks, curl up with a book, or just chill out in a bean bag chair in our Art Splash Playspace. Plus, Museum educators are out and about in the galleries all summer with stories to tell, games to play, and tricks up their sleeves for our Pop up Mini Tours.
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Explore the Museum’s collection of 19th and 20th century sculpture.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups

Bring your baby birds for some arty playtime. Enjoy a relaxed environment, circle time with music, books, and games, and the company of other art-loving adults.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

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Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Movement, play, and hands-on activities make up these fun tours designed especially for young visitors and their families.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Enjoy the sometimes startling and often poignant works of Philadelphian Thomas Eakins.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Free after admission
Tours gather in the Perelman Lobby
Please note that tours are weather dependant and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Resplendent with multicolored and gilded ornaments, and animated with sculptures carved in limestone and cast in terracotta and metal, the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building is the most richly embellished example of Art Deco architecture to be erected in Philadelphia in the 1920s. Come discover it all in this fascinating tour!
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Family Programs
 
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Best for ages 6-10

Each week the Art Splash cart will be in the galleries bringing a different masterpiece to life. Enjoy treasure hunts, looking games, sketching, and 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 2:30 p.m.

Rich in architectural detail, history, and mystique, discover how this passageway will be returned to its former glory as the Frank Gehry project becomes a reality.
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Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

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Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

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Art After 5
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble and vocalists Roy Richardson and Patricia Scott will groove audiences down memory lane with an evening of music featuring the captivating hits of the Motown sound. Yup, we're talking about Heat Wave, My Girl, Ooo Baby Baby, What’s Going On, and all of your classic old school favorites in one night of sophisticated jazz and soul.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Learn how this unique genre came to be through works of art by masters including Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Seurat.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 6:00 p.m.
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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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 6:45 p.m.

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

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, July 26
Art Splash
 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
East Balcony, Second Floor
Perfect for all ages

Let your creativity soar at the Splash Studio, a family destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together. Build with blocks, curl up with a book, or just chill out in a bean bag chair in our Art Splash Playspace. Plus, Museum educators are out and about in the galleries all summer with stories to tell, games to play, and tricks up their sleeves for our Pop up Mini Tours.
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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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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Young visitors and their families enjoy the galleries through picture books and art projects.
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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 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

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Family Programs
 
Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

The gods of the ancient Greeks and Romans live on in powerful myths that have borne retelling for generations. We will travel the galleries of the Renaissance, through the centuries, to see how art has continued to revisit these stories.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependant and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Take a stroll around the Museum and into the new Anne d’Harnoncourt Memorial Sculpture Garden to explore some of its outdoor artwork and landscape views. This one-acre site hosts two gallery areas, which currently contain the stone sculptures of Isamu Noguchi. The plantings along the lawns and terraces contain trees, shrubs, and perennials that support local wildlife and bloom at various seasons.
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Starts at 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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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Education Studio I
Kids ages 6+ with an adult
$10 per person plus General Admission ($8 members)
Space is limited. Tuition is non-refundable.

Roll up your sleeves and enjoy creative time as a family. Workshops include gallery conversations followed by collaborative art-making in the studios. Projects change weekly and explore a wide variety of media.
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Family Programs
 
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Best for ages 6-10

Each week the Art Splash cart will be in the galleries bringing a different masterpiece to life. Enjoy treasure hunts, looking games, sketching, and hands-on activities.
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1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$90 ($72 members) for all three lectures
$30 ($24 members) for one lecture
Ticket includes Museum admission

To purchase tickets to the full Course, call the Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Elizabeth Milroy, The Zoë and Dean Pappas Curator of Education, Public Programs
Since 1786, when Charles Willson Peale first opened his “repository for Natural Curiosities,” Philadelphians have pioneered in the formation and growth of internationally renowned museums of art and science. In this course, we will explore the city's museums from Peale's era to the arrival of the Barnes on the Parkway and the unveiling of Frank Gehry's plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
  • Lecture 1: The Athens of America (June 5 and July 12)
  • Lecture 2: Teaching by Example (June 12 and July 19)
  • Lecture 3: Museums and Modernism (June 19 and July 26)
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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.

Rich in architectural detail, history, and mystique, discover how this passageway will be returned to its former glory as the Frank Gehry project becomes a reality.
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Starts at 3:00 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 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

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Family Programs
 
Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

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Sunday, July 27
Art Splash
 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
East Balcony, Second Floor
Perfect for all ages

Let your creativity soar at the Splash Studio, a family destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together. Build with blocks, curl up with a book, or just chill out in a bean bag chair in our Art Splash Playspace. Plus, Museum educators are out and about in the galleries all summer with stories to tell, games to play, and tricks up their sleeves for our Pop up Mini Tours.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

Young visitors and their families enjoy the galleries through picture books and art projects.
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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 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

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Family Programs
 
Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover works of art created by Jewish artists that are seen throughout the Museum's collection.
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Starts at 1:00 p.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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Family Programs
 
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Best for ages 6-10

Each week the Art Splash cart will be in the galleries bringing a different masterpiece to life. Enjoy treasure hunts, looking games, sketching, and 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 2:30 p.m.

Rich in architectural detail, history, and mystique, discover how this passageway will be returned to its former glory as the Frank Gehry project becomes a reality.
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Family Programs
 
Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

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Family Programs
 
Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

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Tuesday, July 29
Art Splash
 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
East Balcony, Second Floor
Perfect for all ages

Let your creativity soar at the Splash Studio, a family destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together. Build with blocks, curl up with a book, or just chill out in a bean bag chair in our Art Splash Playspace. Plus, Museum educators are out and about in the galleries all summer with stories to tell, games to play, and tricks up their sleeves for our Pop up Mini Tours.
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Tours meet in the Perelman Lobby
Free for members

Discover the most richly embellished example of Art Deco architecture to be erected in Philadelphia in the 1920s.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups

Bring your baby birds for some arty playtime. Enjoy a relaxed environment, circle time with music, books, and games, and the company of other art-loving adults.
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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 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

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Family Programs
 
Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore the themes, styles, and techniques that express the "art" and soul of the Museum's Chinese collection.
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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Best for ages 6-10

Each week the Art Splash cart will be in the galleries bringing a different masterpiece to life. Enjoy treasure hunts, looking games, sketching, and 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 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

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Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

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Wednesday, July 30
Art Splash
 
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
East Balcony, Second Floor
Perfect for all ages

Let your creativity soar at the Splash Studio, a family destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together. Build with blocks, curl up with a book, or just chill out in a bean bag chair in our Art Splash Playspace. Plus, Museum educators are out and about in the galleries all summer with stories to tell, games to play, and tricks up their sleeves for our Pop up Mini Tours.
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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 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

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Family Programs
 
Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

This tour explores the connection between classical Greek myth and contemporary abstract art in Cy Twombly’s moving visualization of Homer’s timeless poem, "The Iliad".
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Family Programs
 
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Best for ages 6-10

Each week the Art Splash cart will be in the galleries bringing a different masterpiece to life. Enjoy treasure hunts, looking games, sketching, and 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 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

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Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

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Gallery Programs
 
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 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.

This summer, the Art Splash Studio takes over Make Stuff every Wednesday Night until 7:00 p.m. Enjoy a different art project every week for visitors of all ages! Art supplies will be provided.
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Starts at 5:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3-7

Enjoy a pre-bedtime story, art project, and imaginative play in the galleries. Pajamas welcome!
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Wednesday Night Tour
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: East Terrace

Yoga classes move outside this summer! Bring your own mat, and please note that the class is subject to cancellation due to rain.

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

This summer, celebrate William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art! Wednesday Nights come alive with unique adaptations by local Shakespeare theatre companies.

Revolution Shakespeare presents Orson Welles’s play Five Kings (1938) in a unique episodic format. Welles created, directed, and starred in Five Kings, an adaptation of Henry IV Parts 1 and 2; Henry V; and Holinshed's Chronicles, a primary source Shakespeare used for a number of his plays. Revolution Shakespeare will remount a streamlined version of the production, the first such adaptation in more than 70 years. Directed by Tom Reing and broken down into five one-hour episodes, this will be an unprecedented theatrical event celebrating Shakespeare’s birth.

Because of the location of this performance, seating is limited. We apologize for any inconvenience
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6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Great Stair Hall
$25 per person ($22 for Members) after admission, reserve online or purchase at the door

Join us in the Museum’s Great Stair Hall ”Beer Garden” with the finest Philadelphia area brewing companies sampling locally-made craft beers and savoring hearty noshes and bites.
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Tour the Museum’s American Collection as we celebrate U.S. independence.
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Tour meets in the West Lobby.
Free for Young Friends Members. Space is limited.

Join us for a Young Friends -only tour walking tour of the Museum's Anne d'Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden.
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Thursday, July 31
Art Splash
 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
East Balcony, Second Floor
Perfect for all ages

Let your creativity soar at the Splash Studio, a family destination where people of all ages can drop in and create art together. Build with blocks, curl up with a book, or just chill out in a bean bag chair in our Art Splash Playspace. Plus, Museum educators are out and about in the galleries all summer with stories to tell, games to play, and tricks up their sleeves for our Pop up Mini Tours.
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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 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

Discover the Museum’s collection on these interactive tours led by Museum educators.
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Family Programs
 
Starts at 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Be inspired by the risk-takers and ground-breakers in 19th century American art, including Thomas Eakins, Henry Ossawa Tanner, and Winslow Homer.
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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Best for ages 6-10

Each week the Art Splash cart will be in the galleries bringing a different masterpiece to life. Enjoy treasure hunts, looking games, sketching, and 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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Family Programs
 
Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 6—10

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Family Programs
 
Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the Splash Studio on the East Balcony, Second Floor
Best for ages 3—5

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