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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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October 12, 2017

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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Meet the saints and sinners of our collection, whose unique lives inspired artists to create works of wonder and beauty.
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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.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependent and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

Masterpieces emerge when kids explore the galleries and get creative 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. Children must be toilet trained.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Courses & Workshops
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

This is a three-part course (sign up for either Wednesday mornings or Thursday afternoons).

See how artists throughout history depict everyday activewear, elegant eveningwear, and fabulous costumes.
Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
$40 members; $50 member guests. Includes transportation, guided tour, and light refreshments.

Experience Martin Puryear’s Big Bling, the artist’s largest temporary outdoor sculpture. Then enjoy an exclusive tour of Martin Puryear: Prints, 1962–2016 at The Print Center with exhibition curator Ruth Fine and Shelley Langdale, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Skylit Atrium and Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Admission to the Perelman Building is Pay What You Wish

This event honors the Indigenous People of the region, the Lenni-Lenape, and celebrates the multi-ethnic community of Native Americans, First Nations, Hawaiian Native, and other Indigenous Peoples of the Americas including of the Caribbean and Coastal Islands living in the Philadelphia region. More info here.

Organized with Indigenous 215 Collective and other collaborators. Offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled
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