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April 11, 2014

Every Day This Summer: Art Splash

From June 27 through September 4, all Family Programs are part of Art Splash, with daily gallery explorations, studio art creations, and imaginative play inspired by the wildlife photographs of Michael Nichols. Museum admission for kids twelve and under is always free.

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Friday, August 18Grid ViewRows View

Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

The jazz trumpeter and a quartet of Philly favorites present Color Theory—music that explores traditional color theory and the phenomenon of synesthesia. Let all of your senses come out to play, with tunes for both your ears and eyes, and flavors to savor from Starr Catering.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Dance the night away with in-gallery dance performances, then head to the Great Stair Hall for booty-shaking Brazilian music by PhillyBloco.

Music: DJ Sylo
5:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Start the night with an eclectic blend of hip-hop, house, electro, and funk.

Performance: Three Aksha Dance Company
5:30 p.m.
Indian Temple Hall (Gallery 224)
This dance troupe preserves and promotes Bharatanatyam, a traditional Indian dance form. Tonight they perform Saha, an ensemble of moves dedicated to different deities.

Detours with Amy Smith
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet in Wallace Gallery 201.
Go on an experiential journey through the medieval galleries with Amy Smith, cofounder of Headlong Dance Theater. Additional creative input from theater artist Adriano Shaplin.

Performance: Almanac Dance Circus Theatre
6:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries
This acrobatic performance ensemble responds to Wild: Michael Nichols through storytelling and daring physicality.

Dance: Ballroom Philadelphia
6:45–7:15 p.m.
Got two left feet? No worries—Vuthy and Brandi Ou from Ballroom Philadelphia will be on hand to teach beginners salsa and cha-cha moves.
Free tickets required

Music: PhillyBloco
7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Resnick Rotunda 161
Modeled after the block parties of Brazilian carnival, PhillyBloco will perform a raucous mash-up of samba, funk, and New Orleans second line.
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Friday Nights
 
6:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Resnick Rotunda 161

Got two left feet? No worries—Vuthy and Brandi Ou from Ballroom Philadelphia will be on hand to teach beginners salsa and cha-cha moves.
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Friday, September 1Grid ViewRows View

Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

This violinist's versatility and artistry bring audiences to their feet. Ms. Monroe has led ensembles for over 15 years, appearing at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall, among many other venues. For this jazz performance she's joined by pianist Tom Lawton and bassist Steve Beskrone.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall

Celebrate the kickoff of the Parkway Centennial with an ensemble of local jazz and folk musicians led by Ross Bellenoit. Explore the rich musical heritage of Philadelphia through songs composed in the City of Brotherly Love.
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Friday, September 15Grid ViewRows View

Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Born in Malaysia and raised in Australia, this jazz bassist's rhythm-driven compositions explore all that can be said without words. Her New York–based quartet consists of Ben Wendel on tenor sax, Matthew Stevens on guitar, Fabian Almazan on piano, and Rudy Royston on drums.
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Friday, September 22Grid ViewRows View

Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

The Puerto Rican Day Parade is on the Parkway this weekend. Start the celebration early with a lively night of salsa music. Join us and our friends at Concilio as we welcome Combo Melaza to the Great Stair Hall.
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Friday, September 29Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Celebrate the art of words and language, with workshops and performances throughout the galleries.
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Friday, October 6Grid ViewRows View

Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Experimental jazz meets intimate folk in the lush terrain of Ryley Walker's compositions. Enjoy an evening with the artist whom Pitchfork calls "a songwriter using his record collection to his advantage, making music that aligns him with a long lineage of artists, without becoming indebted to their rulebooks."
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Friday, October 13Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Hot Club of Philadelphia is an acoustic ensemble dedicated to European Gypsy Jazz, the musical genre pioneered by Django Reinhardt's legendary Hot Club of France. Using guitars, bass, violin, and vocals, this quintet melds the vintage Parisian style with modern influences.

Inside Out communities past and present enjoy free Museum admission October 13–15.
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Friday, October 20Grid ViewRows View

Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​This singer-songwriter pairs her dusky alto with a 1930s Recording King guitar to craft songs with a big lyrical punch, veering nimbly between Americana, blues, and folk. Canty harnesses the grit and spark at the very heart of American music.
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Friday, October 27Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Come dressed to impress in your best Afrofuturist and sci-fi costumes for a night celebrating the intersection of imagination, art, and activism. With featured musical performances by Moor Mother and King Britt

Presented in collaboration with the Black Quantum Futurism Collective as part of Philadelphia Assembled
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Friday, November 3Grid ViewRows View

Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

This legendary saxophonist and his quartet perform an evening of original jazz compositions animated by the themes of collaboration, movement, and spirituality. Pope trained amid the illustrious jazz scene of the mid-twentieth century and has devoted a lifetime to developing a distinctive voice that remains inventive and vibrant.
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Friday, November 10Grid ViewRows View

Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Shah brings her eclectic jazz-based repertoire to the Museum. This New York–born singer-songwriter has been described as having "the insatiably curious mind of an ethnographer, the soul of a poet, and the eye of a painter" (Owen McNally, WNPR). Placing diverse cultural traditions in dialogue, Shah is creating a new genre that reflects our increasingly hybrid world.
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Friday, November 17Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Some of Philly's finest come together for a night of unparalleled jazz. Miceli, a versatile leader and sideman, is a virtuoso on the vibraphone. He's joined tonight by McKenna, who's known for his velvety sound and bebop-inspired improvisations, on tenor sax.
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Friday, November 24Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Jon Snow knew at least one thing—winter can be rough. Get ready for the season with a night geared toward surviving the coldest months.
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