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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 19, 2018

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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork 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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Religious works by great artists of the Renaissance and beyond, such as Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, and Sandro Botticelli.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

Masterpieces emerge when kids explore the galleries and get creative in the studios.

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. 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.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission
Fee waived for Associates and above ($2,500+)

The galleries are your classroom in these interactive art history courses.

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

Explore the idea of “artist as outsider,” a concept invented in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Also examine how artists depicted scenes of rebellion and marginalization, often identifying themselves with their subject matter.

Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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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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