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February 2017

This Month's Exhibitions



Friday, February 24Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Friday, February 24, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 26, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Dorrance Galleries, main building, first floor

Experience the exhibition before it opens to the public during our private Members' Preview. During this time, members have exclusive access to the exhibition galleries for a free first look of American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent.
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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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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays, 10:15–11:00 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.​

There will be no Baby Bird Playdate on Friday, April 27, 2017.
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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.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

Every week 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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Of course art is beautiful and uplifting, but it can also be downright scandalous. So join us, as we reveal the controversies inherent in each brushstroke, nude, and artistic impulse.
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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.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Love is a battlefield. Music, art, and theater help soothe your soul.

Art Making: Love Notes
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Book artist Colette Fu shows you how to create your own pop-up cards. Make some love—or anti-love—themed cards to give your friends, partner, an ex, or yourself. She’ll have patterns available for all ages and levels, just come with an open heart.

Silent Disco with Silent Philly
5:30-8:00 p.m.
Silent Philly is in the house-grab some headphones and fill the galleries with song and dance.

Detour: Timaree Schmit
5:45 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Sexologist Timaree Schmit believes that rational, empirically based sex-ed is the basis for social justice. View three selected works of Duchamp through the lens of sex positive feminism and sexology.
The Museum offers free, daily guided tours on a number of topics. Pick up a Today handout for more information.

Musical Act: Eliza Hardy Jones
5:45 p.m. & 7:15 p.m.
Hardy is a classically trained pianist who’s recently made the leap to the electric landscape. This Philadelphia native has played with Buried Beds, Nightlands, Strand of Oaks, and Grace Potter, and has just debuted her solo album, Because Become. Tonight she plays two sets: the first one as an acoustic solo and the second one with her full band.

In-Gallery performance: Revolution Shakespeare presents “Love Hurts”
6:15 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
What’s the only thing worse than not being in love? Being in love. Many of Shakespeare’s characters grapple with the thorniest emotion of them all and lead us to ask the eternal question: Is having a date on Saturday night really worth all the drama?
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Travel from the High Renaissance to the Neoclassical period with sculpture, furniture, ceramics, and tapestries.
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Starts at 6:00 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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Starts at 6:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Discover Dutch art and culture portrayed in painting throughout the seventeenth century. ​​
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 7:00 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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Saturday, February 25Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, February 24, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 26, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Dorrance Galleries, main building, first floor

Experience the exhibition before it opens to the public during our private Members' Preview. During this time, members have exclusive access to the exhibition galleries for a free first look of American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.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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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 21 - March 25, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

  • Children ages 3–4
    Children ages 5–6

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Children ages 7–8
    Children ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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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.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall, near the entrance to the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries

Every week 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.

Discover the works of one of America's most distinguished Realist painters, Philadelphian Thomas Eakins.
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Starts at 12:00 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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Starts at 1:00 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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 21 - March 25, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

  • Children ages 3–4
    Children ages 5–6

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Children ages 7–8
    Children ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 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 in a variety of mediums.
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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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Enjoy Philly in a new light – all while partying with a purpose. Add a splash of color to your Saturday night with an art-inspired open bar, music by DJ Royale, and gourmet dessert stations. Wander through our latest exhibition, American Watercolor, at this after-hours party. Proceeds benefit the Museum. For those age 21 and over. ​

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Sunday, February 26Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, February 24, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 26, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Dorrance Galleries, main building, first floor

Experience the exhibition before it opens to the public during our private Members' Preview. During this time, members have exclusive access to the exhibition galleries for a free first look of American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent.
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Starts at 10:15 a.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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Members-Only
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet at the Rodin Museum.
Free for members

Explore some of the world’s most renowned masterpieces of sculpture.
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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.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

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

Be our Valentine and look out for Cupid as we explore magical myths and stories.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

This tour will focus on the hidden symbols and narratives in Dutch art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.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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Family Programs
 
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: In the galleries
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.

From medieval architecture to rare treasures from various parts of Asia, this tour promises to stir the imagination.
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Sustainer ($500+) and above

Discover how a once-disparaged art form became an American phenomenon, when you join exhibition curator Kathleen Foster, The Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Senior Curator of American Art, for an intimate discussion over coffee.​
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Tuesday, February 28Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, February 24, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 26, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Dorrance Galleries, main building, first floor

Experience the exhibition before it opens to the public during our private Members' Preview. During this time, members have exclusive access to the exhibition galleries for a free first look of American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent.
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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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Members-Only
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Take a look at the avant-garde movements of the 20th century and the works that inspired these powerful directions in art. ​​
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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.

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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Claude Monet once said “I must have flowers, always, and always,” and here at the Philadelphia Museum of Art we could not agree more! So join us, as we stop to smell the roses, looking at flowers in art.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17 - March 23, 2017
Location: Education Studios
Tuition: Members $130, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these 10-session classes.

Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

Children ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 17 - March 21, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 18 - March 22, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 19 - March 23, 2017
    1:00 p.m. - 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 in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 3:00 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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