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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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December 23, 2017

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9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
By invitation only
Museum Store & Museum Café
Complimentary for Associates and above

Make a dent in your to-do list with early-bird access to the Museum Store. Grab a cuppa in the Café, and sample some of our festive programming in the galleries.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after House admission
Cedar Grove, Fairmount Park
House admission: $8 adult; children 12 & under free

Imagine the holidays a century ago with seasonal decor at Cedar Grove. Also experience the sounds of the season with performances by some of the best regarded music organizations in the city.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$35 ($30 members)

Enjoy “A Very Philly Christmas” at the Fairmount Park historic houses with Opera Philadelphia, the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, Artístas y Músicos Latino Americanos, the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, Play On, Philly!, and Choral Arts Philadelphia.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford on December 2. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park. ​A PHLASH bus loop will connect the five houses throughout the day.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$30 ($24 members)

​​​Join us at Lemon Hill for family day full of entertainment and activities for children 12 and under, including a visit from Santa himself. Stop by the other Fairmount Park historic houses for fun activities and delicious treats.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford on December 3. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park.
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free for Members

Thank you for being a part of our Museum family. To show our gratitude, we invite you to visit the Museum from November 30 through December 3 to take advantage of exclusive opportunities and offers designed just for you
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Foreign-Language Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Foreign-language tours focus on particular aspects of the collection (an artist, a period, a region, or a genre) or offer a general overview of the entire Museum.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet at the West Information Desk. Tours are subject to change.

Foreign-language tours focus on particular aspects of the collection (an artist, a period, a region, or a genre) or offer a general overview of the entire Museum.
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Wednesday, December 6Grid ViewRows View

 
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
By invitation only
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building
Free for Focus members

Cast your ballot for your favorite new photography acquisition to enter the Museum’s collection, purchased with funds contributed by Focus.​​
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Saturday, December 9Grid ViewRows View

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after House admission
Cedar Grove, Fairmount Park
House admission: $8 adult; children 12 & under free

Imagine the holidays a century ago with seasonal decor at Cedar Grove. Also celebrate the many talents of our nearby neighbors with wonderful local music.

Performances
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: John “Sax” Williams
2:00–3:30 p.m.: Little Big Sister
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$35 ($30 members)

Enjoy a day of entertainment while taking in the beauty of Fairmount Park historic houses decorated for the holidays.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford on December 10. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park. ​A PHLASH bus loop will connect the five houses throughout the day.
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Neiman Marcus, 170 N. Gulph Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Free for members

A morning of holiday shopping hosted by the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Neiman Marcus Love to Give Collection features more than 50 fabulous treasures, perfectly priced for giving. 10% of your purchase from the Neiman Marcus Love to Give Holiday Shop benefits the Museum’s educational efforts.
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Sunday, December 10Grid ViewRows View

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after House admission
Cedar Grove, Fairmount Park
House admission: $8 adult; children 12 & under free

Imagine the holidays a century ago with seasonal decor at Cedar Grove. Also sample treats and get cooking tips from some of the best local food purveyors​.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$35 ($30 members)

Bring your appetite to the Fairmount Park historic houses, which are decorated for the holidays. Enjoy free samples and food demonstrations from Original 13 Ciderworks,​ Garces restaurant group, Shane Confectionery, Giambri’s Quality Sweets, Birchtree Catering, and Whole Foods Market while taking in the beauty of the houses.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford on December 10. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park. ​A PHLASH bus loop will connect the five houses throughout the day.
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PHLA Kitchen
 
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Perelman Café, Perelman Building

Join the culinary artists of PHLA Kitchen for informal events about dishes featured on their menu

Featured dish: Sister’s original supreme pies by Sister Nefertari Muhammad
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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Museum Store

Join Nyambi Royster of Nyambi Naturals for a trunk show featuring handmade beauty and skincare products. Complimentary express chair massage with purchase.
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1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

The Pennsylvania Girlchoir, led by Melissa Keylock, performs a selection of traditional carols.

​Each performance is approximately 30 minutes.
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Saturday, December 16Grid ViewRows View

Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
Free for members

Learn all about the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends connected to our collection.
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Sunday, December 17Grid ViewRows View

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
$40 ($32 members). Cost includes transportation and house admission. Museum admission not included.
Free for Museum Circle members ($500+) and above. Call Member Services at 215-684-7840 to reserve.

Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes—Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, and Woodford—and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

​Trolley departs from and returns to the Museum’s West Entrance.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
Circle Level members are invited to reserve two complimentary tickets for this festive program. Free for Sustainer and above ($500+). Call Member Services at 215-684-7840.​


Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

Space is limited.
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1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
$40 ($32 members). Cost includes transportation and house admission. Museum admission not included.
Free for Museum Circle members ($500+) and above. Call Member Services at 215-684-7840 to reserve.

Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes—Cedar Grove, Ormiston Mansion, and Strawberry Mansion—and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

​Trolley departs from and returns to the Museum’s West Entrance.
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Thursday, December 21Grid ViewRows View

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

Celebrate the story of Christmas as told through art.
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Friday, December 22Grid ViewRows View

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

Come and whet your appetite for all things food and art. Menu includes Renaissance feasts, seventeenth-century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats.
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Tuesday, December 26Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

​Get some creative family time in before the end of the year.
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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Get some creative family time in before the end of the year.
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Wednesday, December 27Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

​Get some creative family time in before the end of the year.
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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall

Put last year’s coal to good use and create handmade holiday greetings for everyone on your list.
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Thursday, December 28Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

​Get some creative family time in before the end of the year.
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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Get some creative family time in before the end of the year.
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Friday, December 29Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

​Get some creative family time in before the end of the year.
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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Throughout the Museum

An evening of guided meditation, art making, yoga, performances, and more.

DIY Art: Reflect & Record
5:30–6:15 p.m.
6:30–7:15 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor
Grab a keepsake notebook and consider the past twelve months. Designed by memoirist Beth Kephart and artist Bill Sulit, both workshops will help you create a personal memoir of your year.
Space is limited; first come, first served.


DIY Art: Symbolic Stitchery with Artist Marie Elcin
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Create a mandala of concentric shapes with fiber artist Marie Elcin. Learn simple embroidery techniques and center yourself through the meditative repetition of stitching.


Detour with Hariprasad Kowtha
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Gallery 206, 2nd floor
Practice museum mindfulness with Hariprasad Kowtha in this unconventional tour. Seek out peaceful spaces in the building and partake in exercises designed to rejuvenate mind and body.


Holistic Healing: Laughter & Meditation Playshop
6:00 p.m. (program length: 60–80 minutes)
Alter Gallery 176, 1st floor
Laugh yourself into wellness with sound healers Laraaji and Arji OceAnanda. This interactive experience features call-and-response chanting, laugh-therapy drills, deep relaxation exercises, and healing meditation. For ultimate relaxation, wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat, blanket, or eye mask.
Free ticket required after Museum admission


Dhyana Yoga: Vinyasa with John Vitarelli
6:15 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201, 2nd floor
Release all that tension from the past year with breath-synchronized movements. Led by John Vitarelli of Dhyana Yoga
Space is limited; first come, first served.


Dhyana Yoga: Slow Flow with Diana Vitarelli
6:15 p.m.
Gallery 224 (Indian Temple Hall), 2nd floor
Meditative motions that remind you to make the moments, and poses, last. Led by Diana Vitarelli of Dhyana Yoga
Space is limited; first come, first served.


Music: Worldtown Soundsystem
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
This live house music outfit unites electronic dance with global rhythms and soul.
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Alter Gallery 176, 1st floor

Laugh yourself into wellness with sound healers Laraaji and Arji OceAnanda. This interactive experience features call-and-response chanting, laugh-therapy drills, deep relaxation exercises, and healing meditation. For ultimate relaxation, wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat, blanket, or eye mask.
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Saturday, December 30Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

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Sunday, December 31Grid ViewRows View

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$30 ($24 members)

​Get away from the crowds and the hustle and bustle of the season. Visit the Fairmount Park historic houses and enjoy decorations inspired by “A Very Philly Christmas” at a comfortable and relaxed pace.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford for date purchased. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Rediscover the story of Christmas through the art in our collection.
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Monday, January 1Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

​Get some creative family time in before the end of the year.
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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Get some creative family time in before the end of the year.
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Wednesday, January 3Grid ViewRows View

Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Every Wednesday night, 5:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Hollis Baldeck Gallery 239, 2nd floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Tsuro every Wednesday night in January.
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6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

Stories behind the works, from the people who know them best.

Explore how frames set the stage in paintings with Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation.​ This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
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Friday, January 5Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Jazz vocalist JD Walter and pianist Luis Perdomo present electronic escapades and jazz standards with a modern twist.

​Orrin Evans will not be performing this evening as previously announced.
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Saturday, January 6Grid ViewRows View

 
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. CANCELED
Student Lunchroom
$40 ($32 member)

​​Explore and experiment with everyday materials to create an original artwork inspired by our collection. This hands-on workshop emphasizes ways that art-making can teach creative problem solving and encourage students to seek alternative solutions.

​Studio art jewelers Lisa and Scott Cylinder will lead this workshop. Inspired by myriad influences such as modern art, scientific phenomena, and film, they collaboratively transform materials, including found objects, into wearable works of art.​
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Sunday, January 7Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Celebrate three centuries of this country's greatest paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts.
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Wednesday, January 10Grid ViewRows View

 
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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).

Take in the opulence of life in the 1600s and early 1700s. Together we’ll examine how Baroque sensibilities of theatricality and grandeur were expressed differently around the world, with a focus on art produced in Italy, the Netherlands, and Latin America.

Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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Members-Only
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Get hit by Cupid’s arrow as you explore depictions of love and marriage throughout our collection.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Every Wednesday night, 5:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Hollis Baldeck Gallery 239, 2nd floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Tsuro every Wednesday night in January.
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Thursday, January 11Grid ViewRows View

 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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).

Take in the opulence of life in the 1600s and early 1700s. Together we’ll examine how Baroque sensibilities of theatricality and grandeur were expressed differently around the world, with a focus on art produced in Italy, the Netherlands, and Latin America.

Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Lobby).
Free for members

​Ever look at art and scratch your head? Join us for a lively, interactive tour that explores how to look at art in a new way. By understanding symbols, stories, and metaphors commonly used by artists, you’ll be able to understand art as you never have. Space is limited.
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Friday, January 12Grid ViewRows View

Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

This trio​ of Christopher McBride, Jonathan Edward Thomas, and Curtis Nowosad mixes jazz, R&B, rock, and fusion with ease, technicality, and musical precision.
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Members-Only
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Get hit by Cupid’s arrow as you explore depictions of love and marriage throughout our collection.
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Saturday, January 13Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Celebrate three centuries of this country's greatest paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts.
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Sunday, January 14Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Get hit by Cupid’s arrow as you explore depictions of love and marriage throughout our collection.
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3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Inspired by the illustrations of Jerry Pinkney, this performance celebrates the heroic figures of John Henry and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through blues, hymns, work songs, and ragtime.

​Presented in collaboration with Philadelphia Jazz Project
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10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. with community service at the Museum.

Artmaking for MANNA
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
MANNA will collect your artwork to distribute with the meals they deliver to those in need.

Conversation of Kings: Strength to Love, a Call to Action
11:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Rooms A & B
Dive deeper into the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a youth-focused conversation on how his legacy can inspire today’s social movements.
​Presented in collaboration with NewCORE
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Tuesday, January 16Grid ViewRows View

 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Dorrance Galleries
Members $30; Patron members ($1,500) and above receive two complimentary tickets

An opportunity for members to experience the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection without the crowds

​Delve into the question of who made a painting and how do we know with Christopher Atkins, The Agnes and Jack Mulroney Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and Manager of Curatorial Digital Programs and Initiatives; and Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, January 17Grid ViewRows View

 
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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).

Take in the opulence of life in the 1600s and early 1700s. Together we’ll examine how Baroque sensibilities of theatricality and grandeur were expressed differently around the world, with a focus on art produced in Italy, the Netherlands, and Latin America.

Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Every Wednesday night, 5:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Hollis Baldeck Gallery 239, 2nd floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Tsuro every Wednesday night in January.
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6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

Stories behind the works, from the people who know them best.

​Delve into the question of who made a painting and how do we know with Christopher Atkins, The Agnes and Jack Mulroney Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and Manager of Curatorial Digital Programs and Initiatives; and Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
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Members-Only
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Get hit by Cupid’s arrow as you explore depictions of love and marriage throughout our collection.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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).

Take in the opulence of life in the 1600s and early 1700s. Together we’ll examine how Baroque sensibilities of theatricality and grandeur were expressed differently around the world, with a focus on art produced in Italy, the Netherlands, and Latin America.

Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

This Philly-based Parisian duo crafts reflective songs characterized by hushed harmonies and the sounds of dream pop and old-school soft rock.
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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
January 20–March 24, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$160 ($130 members)

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

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

  • Ages 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Join us as we reveal some of the biggest controversies and scandals behind works in our collection.
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2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

Stories behind the works, from the people who know them best.

​Delve into the question of who made a painting and how do we know with Christopher Atkins, The Agnes and Jack Mulroney Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and Manager of Curatorial Digital Programs and Initiatives; and Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
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Members-Only
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Get hit by Cupid’s arrow as you explore depictions of love and marriage throughout our collection.
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2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries
Space is limited; first come, first served.

Contemporary painter Jas Knight shares how he uses the styles and processes of the old masters to reflect on black experience.

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection
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Tuesday, January 23Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Members-Only
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Get hit by Cupid’s arrow as you explore depictions of love and marriage throughout our collection.
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9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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).

Take in the opulence of life in the 1600s and early 1700s. Together we’ll examine how Baroque sensibilities of theatricality and grandeur were expressed differently around the world, with a focus on art produced in Italy, the Netherlands, and Latin America.

Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Every Wednesday night, 5:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Hollis Baldeck Gallery 239, 2nd floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Tsuro every Wednesday night in January.
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Great Stair Hall Balcony
Free for Young Friends; public $5. Includes Museum admission

A networking happy hour to connect with other young professionals committed to making a difference in our city.
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6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 175, 1st floor

In a politically charged climate, what role should the arts play? Join other visitors for a facilitated conversation with Museum educators.
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Members-Only
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Get hit by Cupid’s arrow as you explore depictions of love and marriage throughout our collection.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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).

Take in the opulence of life in the 1600s and early 1700s. Together we’ll examine how Baroque sensibilities of theatricality and grandeur were expressed differently around the world, with a focus on art produced in Italy, the Netherlands, and Latin America.

Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Join us as we reveal some of the biggest controversies and scandals behind works in our collection.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Throughout the Museum

Indulge your inner nerd with an evening devoted to experiments, discoveries, and art.
​Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection


Music: Osagie
5:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Philly-based DJ, producer, and record collector Osagie spins a mix of disco, soul, hip-hop, house, and more.


Museum Science: Cultural Caretakers
5:30–6:30 p.m.
Gallery 258, 2nd floor
Hear from one of our conservation scientists about the high-tech way we’re able to figure out the age of a painting without disturbing the artwork.


Detours: Artful Rounds
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet outside Old Masters Now (Dorrance Galleries, first floor).
In these unconventional gallery tours for the adventurous, join Penn and Temple med students as they diagnose figures in paintings and prescribe treatments.


In-Gallery Gaming: Art or Surgery?
6:00–6:45 p.m.
Gallery 111, 1st floor
Compete with your friends to win prizes in this game hosted by Philadelphia performer extraordinaire Jess Conda. Explore an assortment of unusual objects from the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Mütter Museum, and then figure out whether they were used to make art or perform surgery.
First come, first served.


Music: Crash Course in Science
6:45 p.m.
Resnick Rotunda 161, 1st floor
This legendary post-punk band creates a distinctive brand of noise-pop dance music using altered drum machines and homemade synthesizers.


Music: Dan Deacon
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Get ready for some high-voltage energy when this experimental electronic composer and musician with a penchant for the absurd joins the crowd for one of his famed interactive live shows.
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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
January 20–March 24, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$160 ($130 members)

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

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

  • Ages 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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Members-Only
 
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Get hit by Cupid’s arrow as you explore depictions of love and marriage throughout our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Tuesday, January 30Grid ViewRows View

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

​Get hit by Cupid’s arrow as you explore depictions of love and marriage throughout our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house, all in one hour.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Every Wednesday night, 5:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Hollis Baldeck Gallery 239, 2nd floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Tsuro every Wednesday night in January.
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6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

Stories behind the works, from the people who know them best.

Investigate two compelling works by the Greek master with Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings; and Mark Castro, Consulting Curator of Latin American Art. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
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6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Lobby).
Free for members

​Ever look at art and scratch your head? Join us for a lively, interactive tour that explores how to look at art in a new way. By understanding symbols, stories, and metaphors commonly used by artists, you’ll be able to understand art as you never have. Space is limited.
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Thursday, February 1Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house, all in one hour.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.

Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house, all in one hour.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Featuring works by famous Philly artists and art inspired by the city’s most colorful characters.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Saxophonist Uri Gurvich blends world influences, including sounds from his native Israel, with progressive jazz. Songs from his latest release, Kinship, explore tribal and familial connections between different cultures and individuals.
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Teacher Workshops
 
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Rooms A & B
3 PA or NJ hours
$20 ($15 members)

Engaging with art challenges students to see from another perspective. Its complexity and ambiguity encourage them to develop compassion and engage deeply with the past. Join us to:​

  • Learn about one of the most challenging works of art in the collection from Mark Castro, Consulting Curator of Latin American Art
  • Explore strategies for integrating art into lessons that teach tolerance.
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Members-Only

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
January 20–March 24, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$160 ($130 members)

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

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

  • Ages 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house, all in one hour.
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10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Performances at 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Sport your Eagles green and kick off Super Bowl Sunday at the Museum. Compare suits of armor to modern-day football gear, and make art guided by games of chance. Then cheer for “Scrimmage!” as teams of acrobats from the Almanac Dance Circus Theatre face off and look for recruits in the audience for the match of the century.

​Family Festivals are generously supported by PNC Arts Alive.
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Tuesday, February 6Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house, all in one hour.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, February 7Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house, all in one hour.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Teacher Workshops
 
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Room A
2 NJ or PA hours

Experiment with fun and original teaching ideas in the galleries and see how they might translate to your classroom. There will be something new at each session to test and adapt.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Every Wednesday night, 5:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Gallery 116, 1st floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Battleship every Wednesday night in February.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Indian Temple Hall (Gallery 224) on February 7
Wallace Gallery most Wednesday nights

First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Free for Associate Sponsor level members and above

​Hear from our conservators about what goes into the study, preservation, and restoration of objects in our woodwork and furniture collection. Also discover the use and origin of some of their favorite objects.​
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Members-Only
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Get hit by Cupid’s arrow as you explore depictions of love and marriage throughout our collection.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Indian Temple Hall (Gallery 224) on February 7
Wallace Gallery most Wednesday nights
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CANCELED
Library, Perelman Building
Free for members

Old Masters, New World: America’s Raid on Europe’s Great Pictures by Cynthia Saltzman
Get a backstage look at the cutthroat competition, intrigue, and financial maneuvering of collectors during the Gilded Age in this discussion led by our library staff.

To receive notices about upcoming book club programs, email .​

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CANCELED
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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.

Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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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 1:00 p.m.

Featuring works by famous Philly artists and art inspired by the city’s most colorful characters.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house, all in one hour.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Get in the mood for love. Philly singer-songwriter Aaron Parnell Brown offers up a mix of ’70s soul, romantic jazz, and original tunes that will make you swoon.
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Courses & Workshops
 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free after admission

Drop in and draw from Rodin’s masterpieces. Materials provided.
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Members-Only
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Get hit by Cupid’s arrow as you explore depictions of love and marriage throughout our collection.
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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
January 20–March 24, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$160 ($130 members)

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

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

  • Ages 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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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.

Get hit by Cupid’s arrow as you explore depictions of love and marriage throughout our collection.
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Starts at 1:30 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Works by Hieronymus Bosch and his followers set a stirring stage for performances by the Curtis Institute of Music.

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection

Curtis Institute of Music performances are generously supported by Cooke & Beiler, LP.
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2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Library, Perelman Building
Free for members

Old Masters, New World: America’s Raid on Europe’s Great Pictures by Cynthia Saltzman
Get a backstage look at the cutthroat competition, intrigue, and financial maneuvering of collectors during the Gilded Age in this discussion led by our library staff.

To receive notices about upcoming book club programs, email .​

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection
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Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Works by Hieronymus Bosch and his followers set a stirring stage for performances by the Curtis Institute of Music.

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection

Curtis Institute of Music performances are generously supported by Cooke & Beiler, LP.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Works by Hieronymus Bosch and his followers set a stirring stage for performances by the Curtis Institute of Music.

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection

Curtis Institute of Music performances are generously supported by Cooke & Beiler, LP.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

Look, learn, and tell us what you think on these playful tours.

​Play with color, shape, and line and make a modern Valentine.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop by to play games, sketch, and make art among the masterpieces.

​Play with color, shape, and line and make a modern Valentine.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Discover the Museum's superb collection of medieval and Asian paintings, sculptures, and architectural elements.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

An introducation to the Museum's extensive collection of art from China, Korea, and Japan.
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9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Dorrance Galleries
Members $30; Patron members ($1,500) and above receive two complimentary tickets

An opportunity for members to experience the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection without the crowds

Join Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings, for a conversation about the recently restored Portrait of Archbishop Filippo Archinto.
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Members-Only
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Get hit by Cupid’s arrow as you explore depictions of love and marriage throughout our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, and Dalí, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Featuring works by famous Philly artists and art inspired by the city’s most colorful characters.
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9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

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 globe-trotting journeys that artists and collectors made to bring art treasures to the City of Brotherly Love.

Instructor: Justina Barrett, Museum Educator, Site Manager for Historic Houses
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, and Dalí, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.
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Family Programs
 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Best for grown-ups with babies

Parents and caregivers with babes in tow are always welcome in our galleries, and we're making it a bit easier for you with our stroller tours. If the baby fusses don't fret---you'll be in good company.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m. CANCELED

Featuring works by famous Philly artists and art inspired by the city’s most colorful characters.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, explore the essential role women have played in the creation of art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Every Wednesday night, 5:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Gallery 116, 1st floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Battleship every Wednesday night in February.
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor

Join us this Valentine’s Day and make cards for your loved ones. All materials are provided.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights
Indian Temple Hall (Gallery 224) on April 11, 2018
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

Stories behind the works, from the people who know them best.

Join Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings, for a conversation about the recently restored Portrait of Archbishop Filippo Archinto. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Museum Café
$55 ($50 members); includes Museum admission

Show your love with a special Valentine's Day chef demo of chocolaty desserts.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights
Indian Temple Hall (Gallery 224) on April 11, 2018
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Library, Perelman Building
Free for members

Old Masters, New World: America’s Raid on Europe’s Great Pictures by Cynthia Saltzman
Get a backstage look at the cutthroat competition, intrigue, and financial maneuvering of collectors during the Gilded Age in this discussion led by our library staff.

To receive notices about upcoming book club programs, email .​

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection
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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.

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.

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, and Dalí, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

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 globe-trotting journeys that artists and collectors made to bring art treasures to the City of Brotherly Love.

Instructor: Justina Barrett, Museum Educator, Site Manager for Historic Houses
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Members-Only
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Get hit by Cupid’s arrow as you explore depictions of love and marriage throughout our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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Friday, February 16Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.

Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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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.

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, explore the essential role women have played in the creation of art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

A theatrical evening of jazz standards and originals with Red 40 frontwoman Martha Stuckey.
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An evening of conversation about America’s first artistic dynasty, the Peale family. View and discuss the gallery installation The Art of the Peales with scholars and colleagues and then enjoy musical performances in the Great Stair Hall.

​This program is made possible by the Center for American Art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
January 20–March 24, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$160 ($130 members)

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

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

  • Ages 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Registration required.

In this daylong symposium, five Peale scholars share their ongoing research in the context of the Museum’s new publication The Art of the Peales: Adaptations and Innovations. With Carol Soltis, Wendy Bellion, Amy Noel Ellison, Lance Humphries, Lauren Lessing, and Linda Simmons.

​This program is made possible by the Center for American Art. Offered in conjunction with the gallery installation The Art of the Peales.
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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.

The Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Collection (galleries 245–249) features a remarkable selection of fine armor and arms. Learn how these objects were produced and how some can be traced back to the armories of powerful rulers.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

Stories behind the works, from the people who know them best.

Join Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings, for a conversation about the recently restored Portrait of Archbishop Filippo Archinto. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
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2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Media Room, Perelman Building
Space is limited; first come, first served.

Artist Keith Smith discusses his varied and experimental practice in photography, prints, and bookmaking with Amanda Bock, the Lynne and Harold Honickman Assistant Curator of Photographs. Join us for a coffee reception following the talk.

​Offered in conjunction with Keith Smith at Home, on view in the Perelman Building, February 17–July 8, 2018
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Sunday, February 18Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

Look, learn, and tell us what you think on these playful tours.

​Play with color, shape, and line and make a modern Valentine.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop by to play games, sketch, and make art among the masterpieces.

​Play with color, shape, and line and make a modern Valentine.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
$40 (32 member)
Cost includes transportation and admission to the Museum, Cedar Grove, and Woodford.

Explore the gallery installation The Art of the Peales with ​Carol Soltis, Project Associate Curator, and learn the Peale family’s close connection to George Washington. Then hop on the trolley to Cedar Grove and Woodford Mansion and see the homes of their political friends and foes.
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Members-Only
 
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Get hit by Cupid’s arrow as you explore depictions of love and marriage throughout our collection.
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Monday, February 19Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, explore the essential role women have played in the creation of art.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Visit rare architectural settings and discover intriguing works of art from all parts of Asia, including some of the oldest objects in the collection.
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Tuesday, February 20Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Renaissance feasts, 17th-century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate the contributions made by African American artists to the history of art and culture.
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9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

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 globe-trotting journeys that artists and collectors made to bring art treasures to the City of Brotherly Love.

Instructor: Justina Barrett, Museum Educator, Site Manager for Historic Houses
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Renaissance feasts, 17th-century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats
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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 12:00 p.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

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
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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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.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

An introduction to the arts and cultures of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet, including the only southern Indian temple hall in this hemisphere.
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Get an overview of some of the Museum’s most renowned treasures.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Every Wednesday night, 5:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Gallery 116, 1st floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Battleship every Wednesday night in February.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights
Indian Temple Hall (Gallery 224) on April 11, 2018
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

What is the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? In what ways does his dream for America still resonate?

Join us for community conversations in the galleries. Quotes from Dr. King’s most famous speeches will be paired with artwork and used as inspiration for dialogue facilitated by educators from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Bryn Mawr College, and the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

​Community Conversations are open discussions about socially relevant topics. This program is a part of NewCORE’s 2018 MLK Legacy Conversations: 80/80.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights
Indian Temple Hall (Gallery 224) on April 11, 2018
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

What is the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? In what ways does his dream for America still resonate?

Join us for community conversations in the galleries. Quotes from Dr. King’s most famous speeches will be paired with artwork and used as inspiration for dialogue facilitated by educators from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Bryn Mawr College, and the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

​Community Conversations are open discussions about socially relevant topics. This program is a part of NewCORE’s 2018 MLK Legacy Conversations: 80/80.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Uncover the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends associated with our collection.
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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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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.

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, explore the essential role women have played in the creation of art.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

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 globe-trotting journeys that artists and collectors made to bring art treasures to the City of Brotherly Love.

Instructor: Justina Barrett, Museum Educator, Site Manager for Historic Houses
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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.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.

Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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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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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.

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, and Dalí, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Featuring works by famous Philly artists and art inspired by the city’s most colorful characters.
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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.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

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. - 8:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Museum Café
Complimentary for Associates and Chairman’s Council members

Join us for private reception with Emily Schreiner (The Zoë​ and Dean Pappas Curator of Education, Public Programs), and hear how we are increasing audience engagement with fresh and provocative events. Then see the results for yourself at a Final Friday performance featuring Philly DJ and producer King Britt.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Experience the vision, connections, and expertise of producer, musician, and musical maverick King Britt.

Detour: The Missed Guided Tour
5:00–8:45 p.m.
Tour begins in Tuttleman Gallery 174.
King Britt has tapped some of his favorite artists—Xenia Rubinos, Suphala, and Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste—to create a soundtrack for our galleries. In this cell phone audio tour, artist Olinda Del Mar interprets their words. Listen to their experiences of creating musical compositions inspired by artworks from our collection.


Music Lab: Beat Making 101
5:30–7:00 p.m.
Gallery 111, 1st floor
Learn some basic steps of music production and build your own beat with sounds created by Philly-based DJ Jabair in this hands-on, drop-in workshop.


DIY Art: Scribble a Song
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Tonight’s sound artists have created a playlist to inspire impromptu art making. Let the music move you.


In-Gallery Performance: Ursula Rucker
6:15 p.m.
Brodsky Gallery 188, 1st floor
Experience subversive pop-up poetry with one of King Britt’s oldest friends and collaborators.


Performances: Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, King Britt, Suphala & Xenia Rubinos
7:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
In January musical artists Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, King Britt, Suphala, and Xenia Rubinos composed songs in our galleries as part of artist residencies. Now hear their interpretations of works from our collection.

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste
This Brooklyn-based composer, designer, and performer explores notions of industry, identity, and environment. Composition in response to Henri Regnault’s Study of Three Heads, gallery 155

King Britt
Tonight’s curator of events takes the stage with his experimental composition, in which he uses chance to produce an improvisational performance. King Britt is a 2007 Pew Fellow and Silk City’s original DJ in residence. Composition in response to Ellsworth Kelly’s Seine, gallery 175

Suphala
This New York native brings a playful sense of experimentation to her mastery of the tabla (an Indian percussion instrument). Composition in response to Indian Pillared Temple Hall, c. 1550, gallery 224

Xenia Rubinos
The powerful voice of this music maker is influenced by Caribbean rhythms, beat music, and indie rock, all delivered with a soulful, punk aura. Composition in response to Vasily Kandinsky’s Little Painting with Yellow (Improvisation), Kaiserman Gallery 168
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6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
Free for Young Friends; $5 for guests

​​Enjoy a tour of our photography studio and learn about efforts to advance the future of imaging through cutting-edge technology.
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Members-Only
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Get hit by Cupid’s arrow as you explore depictions of love and marriage throughout our collection.
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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
January 20–March 24, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$160 ($130 members)

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

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

  • Ages 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Perelman Media Room, Perelman Building
Free for Sustainer and above ($500+)
Space is limited; reservations required.

Historian David Brownlee discusses the newest edition of his book Building the City Beautiful: The Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Philadelphia Museum of Art . Hear his latest discoveries about the Parkway, including the appearance of the area before demolition and architect Julian Abele’s role in the design of the Museum and the Free Library.
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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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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.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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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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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

Look, learn, and tell us what you think on these playful tours.

​Play with color, shape, and line and make a modern Valentine.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover the Museum's superb collection of medieval and Asian paintings, sculptures, and architectural elements.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop by to play games, sketch, and make art among the masterpieces.

​Play with color, shape, and line and make a modern Valentine.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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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.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Monet, Picasso, Duchamp, and Twombly, this tour chronicles the course of impressionism to modern art.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore the history of ceramics from 10,000 BCE to today.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Uncover the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends associated with our collection.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

An introduction to the arts and cultures of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet, including the only southern Indian temple hall in this hemisphere.
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9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

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 globe-trotting journeys that artists and collectors made to bring art treasures to the City of Brotherly Love.

Instructor: Justina Barrett, Museum Educator, Site Manager for Historic Houses
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Every Wednesday night, 5:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Gallery 116, 1st floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Battleship every Wednesday night in February.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor

​The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society creates a still life for your sketching pleasure. Materials are provided.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights
Indian Temple Hall (Gallery 224) on April 11, 2018
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights
Indian Temple Hall (Gallery 224) on April 11, 2018
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

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 globe-trotting journeys that artists and collectors made to bring art treasures to the City of Brotherly Love.

Instructor: Justina Barrett, Museum Educator, Site Manager for Historic Houses
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.

Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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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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Members-Only
 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Resnick Rotunda 161

A casual drop-in discussion hosted by members of our Education staff
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Enjoy the evocative harmonies of acoustic folk duo Caleb & Carolyn, who play music rooted in storytelling. Percussionist Owen Osborne and violinist Jake L’Armand join them this evening.
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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
January 20–March 24, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$160 ($130 members)

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

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

  • Ages 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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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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Family Festivals
 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Performances at 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Cubist shards, shattered glass, mixed-up mosaics—what bits will inspire your masterpiece? Deconstruct and remix your own work of art. Break-dancing performances by Movemakers Philly complete the picture.

​Family Festivals are generously supported by PNC Arts Alive.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Perelman Building

How is queerness represented in popular and visual culture, both past and present? We’ll consider this question using the exhibition Keith Smith at Home as our starting point.

​Community Conversations are open discussions about socially relevant topics.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Discover the Museum's superb collection of medieval and Asian paintings, sculptures, and architectural elements.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Uncover the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends associated with our collection.
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Members-Only
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, women have always played an essential role in the creation of art. Explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Courses & Workshops
 
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Rooms A & B
$125; $100 members and Bryn Mawr Film Institute members
Cost includes Museum admission

Discover parallels between the making and study of art and film while gaining a greater understanding of the ways in which we approach creative works. This three-part course includes gallery visits and film clips that will enhance our discussion of photography, formalism, and documentary as represented in the Museum’s collection and world cinema.

​In collaboration with Bryn Mawr Film Institute
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, explore the essential role women have played in the creation of art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Visit rare architectural settings and discover intriguing works of art from all parts of Asia, including some of the oldest objects in the collection.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 119, 1st floor

Play the board game Mancala with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in March.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights
Indian Temple Hall (Gallery 224) on April 11, 2018
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights
Indian Temple Hall (Gallery 224) on April 11, 2018
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free for Sponsor ($1,000) and above

See how our conservation staff prepare objects from our Costume and Textiles collection for display.
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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.

Visit rare architectural settings and discover intriguing works of art from all parts of Asia, including some of the oldest objects in the collection.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 9:00 a.m.
By invitation only
Free for Techné members

​Experience creative voices from around the world at the annual Collective Design Fair.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.

Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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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.

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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Members-Only
 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Resnick Rotunda 161

A casual drop-in discussion hosted by members of our Education staff
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Visit rare architectural settings and discover intriguing works of art from all parts of Asia, including some of the oldest objects in the collection.
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Members-Only
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, women have always played an essential role in the creation of art. Explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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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, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Honduran vocalist Eva Cortés performs original songs and Latin American classics from her record Crossing Borders.
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Courses & Workshops
 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free after admission

Drop in and draw from Rodin’s masterpieces. Materials provided.
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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
January 20–March 24, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$160 ($130 members)

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

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

  • Ages 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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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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Starts at 1:30 p.m.
d’Harnoncourt Gallery 182, 1st floor

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

The revolutionary art world of Marcel Duchamp fuses with a magnetic program of contemporary flute music performed by Emma Resmini.

​Curtis Institute of Music performances are generously supported by Cooke & Beiler, LP.
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Starts at 2:15 p.m.
d’Harnoncourt Gallery 182, 1st floor

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

The revolutionary art world of Marcel Duchamp fuses with a magnetic program of contemporary flute music performed by Emma Resmini.

​Curtis Institute of Music performances are generously supported by Cooke & Beiler, LP.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
d’Harnoncourt Gallery 182, 1st floor

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

The revolutionary art world of Marcel Duchamp fuses with a magnetic program of contemporary flute music performed by Emma Resmini.

​Curtis Institute of Music performances are generously supported by Cooke & Beiler, LP.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Perelman Media Room, Perelman Building
Members free; guests $10

Art historian Elizabeth A. Anderson shares hidden stories behind the Museum’s rich holdings, from its Centennial Exhibition origins to the twenty-first century.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

Look, learn, and tell us what you think on these playful tours.

​Grab your binoculars and hike through the wilderness of our galleries as we explore art inspired by nature.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop by to play games, sketch, and make art among the masterpieces.

​Grab your binoculars and hike through the wilderness of our galleries as we explore art inspired by nature.
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Members-Only
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, women have always played an essential role in the creation of art. Explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Great Stair Hall Balcony
Free for Associates-level members and above

Hear from curators of East Asian art about the transformative reinstallation of these galleries. Also learn about their favorite works and new discoveries as they prepare for an upcoming exhibition. You’ll leave with a fresh understanding of one of our most beloved collections.​​
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, explore the essential role women have played in the creation of art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

An introduction to the arts and cultures of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet, including the only southern Indian temple hall in this hemisphere.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

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
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Courses & Workshops
 
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Rooms A & B
$125; $100 members and Bryn Mawr Film Institute members
Cost includes Museum admission

Discover parallels between the making and study of art and film while gaining a greater understanding of the ways in which we approach creative works. This three-part course includes gallery visits and film clips that will enhance our discussion of photography, formalism, and documentary as represented in the Museum’s collection and world cinema.

​In collaboration with Bryn Mawr Film Institute
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Family Programs
 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Best for grown-ups with babies

Parents and caregivers with babes in tow are always welcome in our galleries, and we're making it a bit easier for you with our stroller tours. If the baby fusses don't fret---you'll be in good company.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house, all in one hour.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

An introduction to the arts and cultures of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet, including the only southern Indian temple hall in this hemisphere.
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Teacher Workshops
 
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Room A
2 NJ or PA hours

Experiment with fun and original teaching ideas in the galleries and see how they might translate to your classroom. There will be something new at each session to test and adapt.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 119, 1st floor

Play the board game Mancala with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in March.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights
Indian Temple Hall (Gallery 224) on April 11, 2018
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Museum Café
$75 ($70 members)
Space is limited to 30 people; member priority reservations (public spots will be made available if the demo does not sell out).

Guided by Chef Tamara Christians, make and stretch your own fresh mozzarella to take home with you.
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6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Seating is first come, first served.

African Americans have long played a leading role in the cultural and political life of Philadelphia. One family’s history, the Montier-Morreys, is a particularly resonant chapter in this undertold story. Join us for the premiere of The Montiers: An American Story, a documentary about the history of the family, their role in Philadelphia, and the artwork that survives to illuminate our knowledge today. Produced by WHYY in collaboration with the Museum, the film features comments from William Pickens III, a Montier-Morrey descendant, as well as curators and scholars.

After the screening, join us for a panel conversation with Deesha Dyer, former Obama Administration Social Secretary; Gwendolyn Dubois Shaw, associate professor of art history, University of Pennsylvania; and William Pickens III. An audience Q&A follows.

Learn more about the Montier family >>
In 1746, three decades before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a free African American woman, Cremona Morrey, was bequeathed 198 acres of land just outside Philadelphia. At the time, it was an amazing occurrence in every regard, but even more so because the bequest was from her white common-law husband, Richard Morrey, son of the first mayor of Philadelphia, Humphrey Morrey. The bequest established a free African American community in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, that later spread throughout the Philadelphia area.

Nearly a century later, Morrey descendant Hiram Montier, a successful bootmaker with a shop near Independence Hall, married Elizabeth Brown. To celebrate their nuptials, they had high-style portraits made. Over 175 years later, these rare paintings—the earliest surviving portraits of an African American couple—are on view at the Museum (gallery 107), a testament to the history and strength of the African American community in Philadelphia.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights
Indian Temple Hall (Gallery 224) on April 11, 2018
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Members-Only
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, women have always played an essential role in the creation of art. Explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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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.

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, explore the essential role women have played in the creation of art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

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
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m. CANCELED

Uncover the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends associated with our collection.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.

Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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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.

Claude Monet once said, “I must have flowers, always, and always.” Stop to smell the roses as we take a tour of flowers in art.
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Members-Only
 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Resnick Rotunda 161

A casual drop-in discussion hosted by members of our Education staff
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Music from around the world with a New Orleans second-line beat, jazz swing, and Dixieland strut. Philly-based bassist Bert Harris and string player Jocko MacNelly are joined by Kimpedro Rodriguez on drums, Richard Orr on woodwinds, and V. Shayne Fredrick on vocals.
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

The Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Collection (galleries 245–249) features a remarkable selection of fine armor and arms. Learn how these objects were produced and how some can be traced back to the armories of powerful rulers.
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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
January 20–March 24, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$160 ($130 members)

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

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

  • Ages 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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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.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Perelman Media Room, Perelman Building
All levels welcome; materials provided
Instructor: Sharon Hildebrand, Head Preparator of Prints, Drawings, Photographs, Philadelphia Museum of Art
$20 ($16 members); includes Perelman Building admission

Learn the fundamentals of bookmaking during this hands-on workshop. Get a brief introduction to basic vocabulary, materials, tools, and techniques before creating two blank books with exposed spine sewings: a soft-cover, three-section book using Tyvek; and a two-section book constructed of binder’s board, book cloth, and decorative paper. Then go on a tour of Keith Smith at Home with the show’s curator, Amanda Bock, the Lynne and Harold Honickman Assistant Curator of Photographs.

​Support is provided by The Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation
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Starts at 2:00 p.m. CANCELED

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

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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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

Look, learn, and tell us what you think on these playful tours.

​Grab your binoculars and hike through the wilderness of our galleries as we explore art inspired by nature.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop by to play games, sketch, and make art among the masterpieces.

​Grab your binoculars and hike through the wilderness of our galleries as we explore art inspired by nature.
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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to departure.
$40; $32 members (does not include Museum admission)
Cost includes transportation and admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, and Woodford.
Paid parking available in the Museum Garage

​​​Hear the compelling stories of early American women who led businesses, engaged in politics, and managed complex households at Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, and Woodford.​

Trolley departs from and returns to the West Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. These historic sites are not wheelchair accessible.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Courses & Workshops
 
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Rooms A & B
$125; $100 members and Bryn Mawr Film Institute members
Cost includes Museum admission

Discover parallels between the making and study of art and film while gaining a greater understanding of the ways in which we approach creative works. This three-part course includes gallery visits and film clips that will enhance our discussion of photography, formalism, and documentary as represented in the Museum’s collection and world cinema.

​In collaboration with Bryn Mawr Film Institute
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Get an overview of some of the Museum’s most renowned treasures.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 119, 1st floor

Play the board game Mancala with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in March.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights
Indian Temple Hall (Gallery 224) on April 11, 2018
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Members-Only
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, women have always played an essential role in the creation of art. Explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights
Indian Temple Hall (Gallery 224) on April 11, 2018
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
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
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.

Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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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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Members-Only
 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Resnick Rotunda 161

A casual drop-in discussion hosted by members of our Education staff
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Three of the brightest rising stars in jazz—led by saxophonist Mike Casey—perform modern original music and creatively reimagined classics.
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Great Stair Hall Balcony
Young Friends $35; Young Friend guests $40

There’s nothing like drawing with a little bit of liquid confidence. Jump-start your weekend at Friday Nights and join us for cocktails and sketching.
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Members-Only
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, women have always played an essential role in the creation of art. Explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
January 20–March 24, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$160 ($130 members)

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

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

  • Ages 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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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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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

Look, learn, and tell us what you think on these playful tours.

​Grab your binoculars and hike through the wilderness of our galleries as we explore art inspired by nature.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop by to play games, sketch, and make art among the masterpieces.

​Grab your binoculars and hike through the wilderness of our galleries as we explore art inspired by nature.
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Events & Activities
 
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 the Museum’s 90th birthday.
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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 the Museum’s 90th birthday.

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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10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor

No school over spring break? We’ve got you covered. Join us for a special “Pay What You Wish” Museum Monday and help us celebrate our 90th birthday.

10:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.: Family Studio
11:00 a.m.: Family Tours
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free for Patron members ($1,500)

Patron members hold a special place in our membership family. In appreciation of your support and in celebration of the 90th anniversary of our building, we invite you to a private lunch with fellow art enthusiasts and staff as well as a tour of our archives with Susan Anderson, the Martha Hamilton Morris Archivist​. Throughout the day, you’ll learn how your generous support is an investment in the future of the Museum.
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11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer), ground floor). Tours start every half hour.
Free for members and their guests

​Discover the fascinating history of our landmark building set amid Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
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Members-Only
 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free for Members
No reservations required. First come, first served.

Members, get an exclusive look at our new Frank Gehry–designed dining area during its construction. Join us for 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.

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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Family Programs
 
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor

No school over spring break? We’ve got you covered. Spend the week indulging in creative family time.

10:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.: Family Studio
11:00 a.m.: Family Tours
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Family Programs
 
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor

No school over spring break? We’ve got you covered. Spend the week indulging in creative family time.

10:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.: Family Studio
11:00 a.m.: Family Tours
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 119, 1st floor

Play the board game Mancala with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in March.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights
Indian Temple Hall (Gallery 224) on April 11, 2018
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights
Indian Temple Hall (Gallery 224) on April 11, 2018
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, and Dalí, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.
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Family Programs
 
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor

No school over spring break? We’ve got you covered. Spend the week indulging in creative family time.

10:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.: Family Studio
11:00 a.m.: Family Tours
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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.

Claude Monet once said, “I must have flowers, always, and always.” Stop to smell the roses as we take a tour of flowers in art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Uncover the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends associated with our collection.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.

Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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Family Programs
 
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor

No school over spring break? We’ve got you covered. Spend the week indulging in creative family time.

10:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.: Family Studio
11:00 a.m.: Family Tours
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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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Members-Only
 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Resnick Rotunda 161

A casual drop-in discussion hosted by members of our Education staff
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Trade your cabin fever for spring fever. Let loose with seasonal cocktails, a spring break–themed story slam, and infectious tunes by New Orleans indie-pop band Sweet Crude.
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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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Family Festivals
 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Gotcha! See how artists fool our eyes, create your own cunning masterpiece, and find out what other tricks we have up our sleeves.

​Family Festivals are generously supported by PNC Arts Alive.