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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 2016

This Month's Exhibitions



Tuesday, May 24Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

SOLD OUT
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

From a nude painting discovered by the Monuments Men to how we got an entire Ming dynasty reception hall into the Museum, you will hear it all on this tour inspired by the most entertaining stories, anecdotes and legends associated with our collection.
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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.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

This tour offers an introduction to the Museum’s extensive collection of Asian art, specifically that from China, Korea, and Japan.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Where else in Philadelphia can you 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 an hour? Nowhere but here! So come, experience the world, and join us as we take a walk through time.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Explore the art of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist eras and learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, including masters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Seurat.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy the sometimes startling and often poignant works of Philadelphian Thomas Eakins.
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Wednesday, May 25Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore the triumphs of artists who were underdogs and achieved personal victories by struggle and perseverance, much like Rocky Balboa.
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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.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, women have always played an essential role in the creation of art. Join us, as we explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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Teacher Workshops
 
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
2 NJ or PA hours
Location: Committee Room
Free

Feeling adventurous? Want to try something new in your classroom? Memorable learning experiences are often the ones that catch us by surprise or show us something unexpected. Join us to experiment with new, fun teaching ideas in the galleries and see how they might translate to your classroom.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening that celebrates the art of printmaking inspired by the exhibition Breaking Ground: Printmaking in the US, 1940–1960. Local artists and collectives take over to lead hands-on demonstrations and discuss different techniques.
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Wednesday Night Tour
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.

This tour explores, through diverse works of art, a few of the many things that bring balance and contentment in life. The focus is on portrayals of harmonious inter-personal relationships, rewarding life experiences and, of course, a few spectacular decorative art objects that most people would be proud to have in their own home.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga outdoors in the Museum’s sculpture garden. Class size varies. Weather Dependent.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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Members-Only
 
Starts at 6:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours 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. Join us, as we explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga outdoors in the Museum’s sculpture garden. Class size varies. Weather Dependent.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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Thursday, May 26Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Explore the art of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist eras and learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, including masters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Seurat.
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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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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

The stories of relationships between fathers and their sons are as old and varied as both humanity and art. While many were loving and supportive, others were confrontational or worse. This tour explores a wide range of father-son relationships in the art of several galleries, sometimes as the subjects and sometimes as the artists.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

With sculptures, reliquaries, stained glass, and objects of architectural interest, this tour examines the Museum's vast collection of treasures from the Middle Ages.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Members-Only
 
Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in West Entrance (Lenfest Hall)
Free for members

Devoted to images inspired by the Christian faith, this tour features works by many of the greatest artists of the Renaissance, such as van Eyck, Botticelli and Bellini.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Friday, May 27Grid ViewRows View

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

Learn about the history, architecture, and exterior sculpture that make the Museum a Philadelphia icon. Moderate walking involved. Weather permitting.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Travel from the High Renaissance to the Neoclassical period with sculpture, furniture, ceramics, and tapestries.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays, 10:15–11:00 a.m.
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Enjoy circle time with music, games, gallery walks, and the company of other art-loving families.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Not only did the Impressionists change painting and ideas of beauty forever, they also inspired future artists to paint according to their own unique vision, a trend that continues today.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Discover beautiful paintings, sculpture, and architectural spaces inspired by Christian faith and practice.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Explore the art of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist eras and learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, including masters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Seurat.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Discover the Museum’s fascinating collection of arms and armor, including plate and mail armor, swords, daggers, shields, crossbows, and equestrian equipment.
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Art After 5
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Bassist and composer Chris Coyle will share new music inspired by artwork by adults with disabilities.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 5:30 p.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Take a look at the Museum's exquisite collection of French paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Starts at 6:45 p.m.

From medieval architecture to rare treasures from various parts of Asia, this tour promises to stir the imagination.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Saturday, May 28Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours 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. Join us, as we explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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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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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 in a variety of mediums.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Sunday, May 29Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tour meets in West Lobby

Creative play and participatory conversation make these tours the perfect introduction to art for young visitors and their families.

From big and bold to small and delicate. Explore the many sizes, shapes, and forms of art in our galleries and sculpture garden.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

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

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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Family Programs
 
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop in to play games, sketch from the masterpieces, and enjoy hands-on activities.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural 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 in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Explore the art of the Impressionist era, learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, and see how their work inspired the masterpieces of modern and contemporary art that would follow.
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Monday, May 30Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

What does Philly do best? No, not cheesesteaks. ART! Featuring works by famous Philly artists, and images inspired by the city’s most colorful characters, this tour is sure to bring out your inner Phanatic.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a walk through time, from the middle ages to the 1800s, discovering Italian art collections and treasures at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural 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 in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Explore the art of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist eras and learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, including masters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Seurat.
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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.
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Tuesday, May 31Grid ViewRows View

 
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 in a variety of mediums.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Members-Only
 
Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in West Entrance (Lenfest Hall)
Free for members

Devoted to images inspired by the Christian faith, this tour features works by many of the greatest artists of the Renaissance, such as van Eyck, Botticelli and Bellini.
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