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


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

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October 26, 2017

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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.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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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependent and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

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

A masterpiece takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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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.

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
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

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

Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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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).

Explore common religious themes found in our collection.

Instructor: Kaelin Jewell, PhD candidate in art history, Temple University​
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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.

Discover the Museum's superb collection of Medieval paintings, sculptures, and architectural elements.
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7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Great Stair Hall

​Enjoy a reception and be among the first to experience the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
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