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October 2014


Thursday, October 30
Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.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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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 23 - December 4, 2014
Location: Education Studios


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.

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. 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.
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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.
 
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 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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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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 23 - December 4, 2014
Location: Education Studios


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.

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. 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.
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Location: Gallery 119
Members $8, Space is limited

Join us for this special screening of Craft in America. This Peabody Award-winning series explores America’s creative spirit through the language and traditions of the handmade. The newest episode, Service, is the story of creativity, healing and our nation’s soldiers and veterans. This program will held in the galleries and feature an introduction and Q&A by curator Elisabeth Agro, who is highlighted in the episode.
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Starts at 1:30 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members); ticket required. 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: Elizabeth A. Anderson, independent art historian
This course explores works of art created by Michelangelo and investigates the complex relationship between the gifted artist and members of the wealthy and politically powerful Medici family of Florence, who were also major art patrons and collectors.
  • Lecture 1: The Florentine Traditions of Michelangelo’s Art
  • Lecture 2: Papal Patronage and the Roman High Renaissance
  • Lecture 3: Mannerism: Outgrowth of or Reaction to the Renaissance
  • Lecture 4: Baroque Beginnings: Architecture and City Planning in Sixteenth-Century Rome
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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

Discover history’s most notable and elite through period rooms, decorative arts and portraits.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members); ticket required. 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 examines the major monuments of American architecture from the Colonial period to the present.
  • Lecture 1 Building the Foundation: Early American Architecture
  • Lecture 2 Reaching for Illinois: The American Skyscraper
  • Lecture 3 From the Saltbox to the McMansion: American Residences
  • Lecture 4 American Architecture after World War II
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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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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Reservations required
Associates Level Required
Call 215-684-7766 for more information or to RSVP
Associates & Chairman’s Council Membership required

The arresting imagery of a powerful weapon aimed straight at the viewer has been used in the visual arts from the late medieval era to today. Learn about the fascinating history, symbolism, and startling discoveries that surround this subject from Dirk Breiding, The J. J. Medveckis Associate Curator of Arms and Armor.
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Friday, October 31
 
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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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Discover history’s most notable and elite through period rooms, decorative arts and portraits.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
 
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 explores the dazzling Chinese porcelain made during the reign of the Emperor Kangxi (1662-1722), on display in the Palace Reception Hall. It examines the extraordinary technical and artistic achievements in the production of the ceramics as well as the hidden meanings in the decorative motifs. These ceramics were part of an important private collection that was given to the Museum. The installation will close in the not-too-distant future.
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Philadelphia Soul/R&B band Natural Selection has been an integral part of the city’s original music scene for almost two decades. Tonight, they depart from their usual set of material to provide a soundtrack for Halloween. Take a spooky art tour and see local fashion design students model costumes inspired by the Museum collection. Face painting will be availabe and costumes are encouraged.
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Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Explore paintings dated from 1850–1900 (including Academic Art, the School of Barbizon, and Realism) leading up to Impressionism, as well as paintings that came after Impressionism (Cézanne, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art Nouveau movement).
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Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Halloween is a time of ghosts and goblins, a time when scary things go “bump in the night." Although few objects in the Museum collection were specifically made with Halloween in mind, many are scary and relate to themes we associate with Halloween. This tour will begin with the only acknowledged ghost in the museum!
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Discover a variety of styles and techniques in the Museum's superb collection of nineteenth-century art.
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7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Gallery 247

Join Dirk Breiding, the J.J. Medveckis Associate Curator of Arms and Armor, on a special Halloween tour and experience the arms and armor galleries in a different light! Get introduced to some of the curator’s favorite objects and hear ghostly tales that involve magic weapons, the wild hunt, and a cursed knight whose dead body has resisted decomposition for centuries.
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