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


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Please Note: If online ticketing is unavailable, call 215-235-7469 to reserve tickets. Programs are subject to change. Please arrive early as we reserve the right to release seats at the start of the program.

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April 1, 2016

Art Splash: June 30–September 3, 2018

Learn all about our summertime offerings for families by visiting our Art Splash page.

Saturday, March 17Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Museum Library, Perelman Building
Museum admission not included

​​Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need to be added or updated. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.

​Facilitated by Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Wikipedian in residence at the Science History Institute
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Monday, March 26Grid ViewRows View

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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Free for members and their guests

​Join us for a hands-on art making project to celebrate ninety years on the Parkway.
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Events & Activities
 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Free for members and their guests

We’ve been in our building on Fairmount—a Philly icon—for ninety years. Help us celebrate nine decades on the Parkway with a day of guided tours, art making, and sneak peeks into our big dig.

Make Stuff
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
​Join us for a hands-on art making project to celebrate ninety years on the Parkway.

Tours: Architecture of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (tours start every half hour)
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer), ground floor.
​Discover the fascinating history of our landmark building set amid Philadelphia’s urban landscape.

Members-Only: Hard Hat Experience
2:00–4:00 p.m.
Members, get an exclusive look at our new Frank Gehry–designed dining area during its construction. Go on a hard hat walk-through and explore elements of the Core Project before its completion. For location details, check in with a Visitor Services Assistant upon arrival. First come, first served. Please note: The space is not fully accessible as it is an active construction zone. Flat, closed-toed shoes are required. You must be over 13 years of age to take part in this tour.
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Wednesday, April 4Grid ViewRows View

Events & Activities
 
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$25

Hackers, developers, and art enthusiasts go head-to-head to develop innovative gallery experiences in our third annual Hackathon. Bring your creativity, curiosity, and tech skills as you compete for cash prizes and Museum glory. Sign up solo or with a team. Winners will be announced at our May 25 Final Friday. More information including a full schedule >>

​This is the Dina Wind Power of Art Hackathon, sponsored by the Wind Foundation.
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Thursday, April 19Grid ViewRows View

5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Paid tickets required
Philadelphia Navy Yard, South 11th Street & Kitty Hawk Avenue
Tickets available for purchase at the door of the event
5:00 p.m. Admission $600 per person ($450 tax deductible)
6:00 p.m. Admission $300 per person ($150 tax deductible)
6:00 p.m. Admission Young Collectors (under 40) $150

This preview party celebrates the opening of the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show (April 20–22) in a truly grand fashion. Experience the finest examples of fine and decorative arts, including period furniture in American Federal, folk, and regional styles; antique silver, textiles, porcelain, and jewelry; nautical and Native American art; and antiquarian books and prints. Also enjoy extensive offerings from fine art galleries, including contemporary art.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show at its website.

​The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine​.
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Friday, April 20Grid ViewRows View

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Philadelphia Navy Yard, South 11th Street & Kitty Hawk Avenue
$25 (includes admission to the show & a show catalogue)

Explore the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show with a Philadelphia Museum of Art Park House Guide. See the finest examples of fine and decorative arts, learn about notable objects offered by exhibitors, and take a closer look at the loan exhibit.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show at its website.

​The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine​.
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11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Navy Yard, South 11th Street & Kitty Hawk Avenue
General admission tickets available online or at the door. Price includes a show catalogue. $20: Adults
$18: Seniors (over 65), students, and Penn employees (with valid ID) after March 15 online or at the door​

Experience the finest examples of fine and decorative arts, including period furniture in American Federal, folk, and regional styles; antique silver, textiles, porcelain, and jewelry; nautical and Native American art; and antiquarian books and prints. Also enjoy extensive offerings from fine art galleries, including contemporary art.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show at its website.

​The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine​.
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Starts at 11:30 a.m.
At Philadelphia Navy Yard (S. 11th Street and Kitty Hawk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19112)
$50; includes $20 admission to the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show and show catalogue

​Martha Stewart’s lifelong love of flowers began at a young age, as she dug in and planted alongside her father in their family garden. For the first time, she compiles the wisdom of a lifetime spent gardening into a practical yet inspired book, Martha’s Flowers: A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying. Stewart and Kevin Sharkey, her colleague and coauthor, will discuss when to plant, nurture, and at the perfect time, cut from your garden.​
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Saturday, April 21Grid ViewRows View

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Philadelphia Navy Yard, South 11th Street & Kitty Hawk Avenue
$25 (includes admission to the show & a show catalogue)

Explore the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show with a Philadelphia Museum of Art Park House Guide. See the finest examples of fine and decorative arts, learn about notable objects offered by exhibitors, and take a closer look at the loan exhibit.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show at its website.

​The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine​.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after House admission
Cedar Grove, Fairmount Park
$8; free for Museum members & children 12 & under
Two-day ticket: $20. Access for two consecutive days to the main Museum building, Perelman Building, the Rodin Museum, and historic houses Cedar Grove (open April–December) and Mount Pleasant (closed for general maintenance)

Celebrate Earth Day with a step back in time. Check out our early American kitchen garden for demonstrations and plant sales. Urbanstead’s Lisa Gaidanowicz will talk about lip balms and salves made with herbs, and visitors can make and take an herbal tea remedy.

Free bus transportation leaves the Museum’s West Entrance every 30 minutes, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Cedar Grove admission included with 2-day Museum general admission.
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11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Navy Yard, South 11th Street & Kitty Hawk Avenue
General admission tickets available online or at the door. Price includes a show catalogue. $20: Adults
$18: Seniors (over 65), students, and Penn employees (with valid ID) after March 15 online or at the door​

Experience the finest examples of fine and decorative arts, including period furniture in American Federal, folk, and regional styles; antique silver, textiles, porcelain, and jewelry; nautical and Native American art; and antiquarian books and prints. Also enjoy extensive offerings from fine art galleries, including contemporary art.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show at its website.

​The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine​.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Navy Yard, South 11th Street & Kitty Hawk Avenue
$50 per person; $90 for 2; $150 for 4
Includes $20 admission to the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show and show catalogue​

Surround yourself in three and a half centuries of American fine and decorative arts. Sip cocktails and nibble hors d’oeuvres with friends and other collectors while meeting art and antique dealers.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show at its website.

​The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine​.
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Sunday, April 22Grid ViewRows View

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Philadelphia Navy Yard, South 11th Street & Kitty Hawk Avenue
$25 (includes admission to the show & a show catalogue)

Explore the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show with a Philadelphia Museum of Art Park House Guide. See the finest examples of fine and decorative arts, learn about notable objects offered by exhibitors, and take a closer look at the loan exhibit.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show at its website.

​The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine​.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after House admission
Cedar Grove, Fairmount Park
$8; free for Museum members & children 12 & under
Two-day ticket: $20. Access for two consecutive days to the main Museum building, Perelman Building, the Rodin Museum, and historic houses Cedar Grove (open April–December) and Mount Pleasant (closed for general maintenance)

Celebrate Earth Day with a step back in time. Check out our early American kitchen garden for demonstrations and plant sales. Urbanstead’s Lisa Gaidanowicz will talk about lip balms and salves made with herbs, and visitors can make and take an herbal tea remedy.

Free bus transportation leaves the Museum’s West Entrance every 30 minutes, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Cedar Grove admission included with 2-day Museum general admission.
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11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Navy Yard, South 11th Street & Kitty Hawk Avenue
General admission tickets available online or at the door. Price includes a show catalogue. $20: Adults
$18: Seniors (over 65), students, and Penn employees (with valid ID) after March 15 online or at the door​

Experience the finest examples of fine and decorative arts, including period furniture in American Federal, folk, and regional styles; antique silver, textiles, porcelain, and jewelry; nautical and Native American art; and antiquarian books and prints. Also enjoy extensive offerings from fine art galleries, including contemporary art.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show at its website.

​The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine​.
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Tuesday, June 5Grid ViewRows View

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
By invitation only
Free for Chairman’s Council Member Plus level

Enjoy a curated dinner at Mount Pleasant, a historic house in Fairmount Park. Justina Barrett, our Site Manager for Historic Houses, will guide you through a sumptuous meal that recreates a dining experience that John Adams might have enjoyed in 1775.​
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Wednesday, August 1Grid ViewRows View

Events & Activities
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park
Free; food and beverages priced separately

​The city’s traveling pop-up beer garden visits East Fairmount Park. Enjoy lawn games, artisan demonstrations, a beer history chat, and brief tours inside Mount Pleasant, an architectural masterpiece.​ Although the house closes at 8:00 p.m., the beer garden stays open later (weather permitting).

Take-a-Peek Tours
5:00–7:00 p.m. (hourly)

Lawn Games
5:00–8:00 p.m.
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Thursday, August 2Grid ViewRows View

Events & Activities
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park
Free; food and beverages priced separately

​The city’s traveling pop-up beer garden visits East Fairmount Park. Enjoy lawn games, artisan demonstrations, a beer history chat, and brief tours inside Mount Pleasant, an architectural masterpiece.​ Although the house closes at 8:00 p.m., the beer garden stays open later (weather permitting).

Take-a-Peek Tours
5:00–7:00 p.m. (hourly)

Happy Hour Fundraiser
5:00–7:00 p.m.
Help support programs at Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove.

Lawn Games
5:00–8:00 p.m.

Members Meet-Up
5:00–8:00 p.m.

Rag Rug Weaving Demonstration
5:00–8:00 p.m.
Artist Stephane Rowley will show how she creates rag rugs with recycled materials.

Roots2Rise Yoga
6:00–7:00 p.m.

Beer History Chat
6:30 p.m.
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Friday, August 3Grid ViewRows View

Events & Activities
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park
Free; food and beverages priced separately

​The city’s traveling pop-up beer garden visits East Fairmount Park. Enjoy lawn games, artisan demonstrations, a beer history chat, and brief tours inside Mount Pleasant, an architectural masterpiece.​ Although the house closes at 8:00 p.m., the beer garden stays open later (weather permitting).

Take-a-Peek Tours
5:00–7:00 p.m. (hourly)

Lawn Games
5:00–8:00 p.m.

Beer History Chat
6:30 p.m.
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Saturday, August 4Grid ViewRows View

Events & Activities
2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park
Free; food and beverages priced separately

​The city’s traveling pop-up beer garden visits East Fairmount Park. Enjoy lawn games, artisan demonstrations, a beer history chat, and brief tours inside Mount Pleasant, an architectural masterpiece.​ Although the house closes at 8:00 p.m., the beer garden stays open later (weather permitting).

Take-a-Peek Tours
2:00–7:00 p.m. (hourly)

Lawn Games
2:00–8:00 p.m.

Rag Rug Weaving Demonstration
2:00–8:00 p.m.
Artist Stephane Rowley will show how she creates rag rugs with recycled materials.

"Not Always a House" History Chat
3:30 & 6:30 p.m.
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Sunday, August 5Grid ViewRows View

Events & Activities
2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park
Free; food and beverages priced separately

​The city’s traveling pop-up beer garden visits East Fairmount Park. Enjoy lawn games, artisan demonstrations, a beer history chat, and brief tours inside Mount Pleasant, an architectural masterpiece.​ Although the house closes at 8:00 p.m., the beer garden stays open later (weather permitting).

Take-a-Peek Tours
2:00–7:00 p.m. (hourly)

Rag Rug Weaving Demonstration
2:00–6:00 p.m.
Artist Stephane Rowley will show how she creates rag rugs with recycled materials.

Lawn Games
2:00–8:00 p.m.

"Not Always a House" History Chat
3:30 & 6:30 p.m.
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Saturday, September 22Grid ViewRows View

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Check back soon for locations.

Join us for a new site-specific public performance conceived by artist Yael Bartana. Bringing together funerary tradition, military ritual, and personal testimony, this performance makes visible the systems of violence and displacement that have been perpetuated through weapons, both literal and metaphorical. These weapons will be buried as they are incorporated into a choreographed funeral that includes a participatory procession and a collective eulogy about war and survival. More information >>

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Yael Bartana: And Europe Will Be Stunned
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Wednesday, September 26Grid ViewRows View

 
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall.
$40 ($32 members); includes Museum admission

Visit the exhibition Face to Face: Portraits of Artists, and explore the roles of director and performer in portrait photography as you learn how to navigate the relationship of working with a model. Attendees should bring their own cameras. Participants should have a basic understanding of photography and be familiar with their cameras.

​This program is in collaboration with the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.
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Wednesday, October 17Grid ViewRows View

 
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall.
$40 ($32 members); includes Museum admission

See how Japanese artists in the late 1800s responded to modernity and change by exploring the gallery installation Philadelphia Collects Meiji. Afterward, create your own designs with Shushi Yoshinaga, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, Drexel University.
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Wednesday, November 14Grid ViewRows View

 
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall.
$40 ($32 members); includes Museum admission

Gather inspiration from the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now before you embark on your own adventures in crafting headwear.
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