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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.

Please Note: If online ticketing is unavailable, call 215-235-7469 to reserve tickets. Programs are subject to change.

May 18, 2014

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Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Experience a collection of Korean masterpieces in this full-scale survey devoted to the art of the celebrated Joseon dynasty (1392–1910).
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10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Mount Pleasant

250 years ago, a plantation or working farm like Mount Pleasant was a busy place in the spring. Besides planting vegetables, grains, and grass, the farmworkers tended to a flock of one hundred sheep and a dozen cows. This spring festival will feature sheep-shearing demonstrations, while visitors of all ages can enjoy fiber-arts demonstrations and hands-on activities like wool-spinning and dyeing. Buses to Mount Pleasant in East Fairmount Park will depart from the Museum’s West Entrance every twenty minutes beginning at 10:30 a.m.
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10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Spin wool into yarn, create colorful dyes, and enjoy sheep-shearing demonstrations in celebration of spring. Buses to Mount Pleasant in East Fairmount Park will depart from the Museum’s West Entrance every twenty minutes beginning at 10:30 a.m.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Tickets may be purchased at the Admissions Ticket Desk, no advanced reservations are necessary. Please note that tours are weather dependant and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Join Park House Guides on a tour of the Fairmount Water Works, an engineering marvel of its time, which was described by Edgar Allan Poe as "wondrous to behold".
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Tours gather in the Perelman Lobby
Please note that tours are weather dependant and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Resplendent with multicolored and gilded ornaments, and animated with sculptures carved in limestone and cast in terracotta and metal, the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building is the most richly embellished example of Art Deco architecture to be erected in Philadelphia in the 1920s. Come discover it all in this fascinating tour!
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2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Free tickets required
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium

Acclaimed artist Katharina Grosse joins Carlos Basualdo, the Museum’s Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Curator of Contemporary Art in a conversation about Grosse’s newest installation produced in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program along the Northeast Corridor rail line. This explosively-colored choreographed experience illuminates the man-made contradictions of decay and rebirth in a post-industrial American city. The episodic installation will transform over time as the elements reclaim the space, unfolding in a series of passages framed through the windows of passing trains, to create a real-time landscape painting that shifts in scale and perspective.
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