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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.

March 31, 2017

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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

A different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art 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 12:00 p.m.

As van Gogh said, “We love Japanese painting, we’ve experienced its influence — all the Impressionists have that in common.” This tour explores our Museum's noted Impressionist galleries, highlighting the far-reaching spell cast on both van Gogh and Impressionism by Japanese art.
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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Location: Pop-Up Members’ Lounge, Great Stair Hall Balcony

Staff Secrets is a casual drop-in, theme-oriented conversation focusing on the Museum's permanent collection. The talk is hosted by Museum staff and takes place in the Pop-up Members' Lounge.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

A night to celebrate art world renegades.

In-Gallery Artist Intervention
5:00-8:00 p.m.
In the spirit of art history’s creative pranksters and the 100th anniversary of Duchamp’s infamous submission of a urinal to the 1917 armory exhibition, the Dufala brothers poke fun at the status enjoyed by collected art and artists by hiding contemporary objects, personal belongings and small sculpture in the museums galleries. A dada inspired scavenger hunt in and among the works of art throughout the museum, this intervention juxtaposes the pedestrian and the rare, intention and accident and comments on the public use of cultural space.

DJ lil’dave
5:30 p.m.
As a member of the Illvibe Collective, Lil Dave has been pushing the boundaries of hip hop turntablism for over 15 years. By mixing genres like funk, broken beat, house, bossa nova, electro, and soul, this maverick DJ is dedicated to creating the freshest sounds around.

Poetry Workshop: Text & Context
 Free ticket required after Museum admission
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5:30-7:30 p.m.
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Resnick Rotunda 161
Let Emilia Phillips of Philadelphia Poetry Collaboration lead you in a daring exercise in crafting literary art. You’ll use works in the galleries as inspiration for your writing. Come willing to try new approaches to writing as homage to the rule breakers of the written word.

Detour: Chickabiddy
5:45 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Meet in Gallery 119
Unconventional gallery tours with unique points of view. Through folksy harmonies, original music, and covers, acoustic duo Chickabiddy shed new light on the American artists who shook up the art world.

In-Gallery Curatorial Talk: The Fountain Scandal
6:30-7:15 p.m.
Anne d’Harnoncourt Gallery 182
Seating is limited; first come, first served
One hundred years ago, Marcel Duchamp turned the art world upside down. Learn all about the Fountain scandal with curators Matthew Affron (Berman Curator of Modern Art) and John Vick as they talk about one of the most notorious works of modern art

Brian Sanders’ JUNK
7:30 p.m.
Brian Sanders isn’t your grandmother’s choreographer. Tonight they’ll perform excerpts from MY FUNNY BONE: an irreverent look at life, love, the pursuit of happiness—and all the humor and pain that come with it.
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Here’s to all the rule-breakers of the written word. Emilia Phillips and the Philadelphia Poetry Collaboration lead a daring exercise in crafting verbal art. BYOP (bring your own poems) and be prepared to venture outside your literary comfort zone.
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