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April 14, 2018

Wednesday, April 4Grid ViewRows View

Events & Activities
 
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$25

Hackers, developers, and art enthusiasts go head-to-head to develop innovative gallery experiences in our third annual Hackathon. Bring your creativity, curiosity, and tech skills as you compete for cash prizes and Museum glory. Sign up solo or with a team. Winners will be announced at our May 25 Final Friday. More information including a full schedule >>

​This is the Dina Wind Power of Art Hackathon, sponsored by the Wind Foundation.
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Thursday, April 19Grid ViewRows View

5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Paid tickets required
Philadelphia Navy Yard, South 11th Street & Kitty Hawk Avenue
Tickets available for purchase at the door of the event
5:00 p.m. Admission $600 per person ($450 tax deductible)
6:00 p.m. Admission $300 per person ($150 tax deductible)
6:00 p.m. Admission Young Collectors (under 40) $150

This preview party celebrates the opening of the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show (April 20–22) in a truly grand fashion. Experience the finest examples of fine and decorative arts, including period furniture in American Federal, folk, and regional styles; antique silver, textiles, porcelain, and jewelry; nautical and Native American art; and antiquarian books and prints. Also enjoy extensive offerings from fine art galleries, including contemporary art.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show at its website.

​The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine​.
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Friday, April 20Grid ViewRows View

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Philadelphia Navy Yard, South 11th Street & Kitty Hawk Avenue
$25 (includes admission to the show & a show catalogue)

Explore the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show with a Philadelphia Museum of Art Park House Guide. See the finest examples of fine and decorative arts, learn about notable objects offered by exhibitors, and take a closer look at the loan exhibit.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show at its website.

​The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine​.
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11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Navy Yard, South 11th Street & Kitty Hawk Avenue
General admission tickets available online or at the door. Price includes a show catalogue. $20: Adults
$18: Seniors (over 65), students, and Penn employees (with valid ID) after March 15 online or at the door​

Experience the finest examples of fine and decorative arts, including period furniture in American Federal, folk, and regional styles; antique silver, textiles, porcelain, and jewelry; nautical and Native American art; and antiquarian books and prints. Also enjoy extensive offerings from fine art galleries, including contemporary art.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show at its website.

​The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine​.
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Starts at 11:30 a.m.
At Philadelphia Navy Yard (S. 11th Street and Kitty Hawk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19112)
$50; includes $20 admission to the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show and show catalogue

​Martha Stewart’s lifelong love of flowers began at a young age, as she dug in and planted alongside her father in their family garden. For the first time, she compiles the wisdom of a lifetime spent gardening into a practical yet inspired book, Martha’s Flowers: A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying. Stewart and Kevin Sharkey, her colleague and coauthor, will discuss when to plant, nurture, and at the perfect time, cut from your garden.​
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Saturday, April 21Grid ViewRows View

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Philadelphia Navy Yard, South 11th Street & Kitty Hawk Avenue
$25 (includes admission to the show & a show catalogue)

Explore the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show with a Philadelphia Museum of Art Park House Guide. See the finest examples of fine and decorative arts, learn about notable objects offered by exhibitors, and take a closer look at the loan exhibit.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show at its website.

​The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine​.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after House admission
Cedar Grove, Fairmount Park
$8; free for Museum members & children 12 & under
Two-day ticket: $20. Access for two consecutive days to the main Museum building, Perelman Building, the Rodin Museum, and historic houses Cedar Grove (open April–December) and Mount Pleasant (closed for general maintenance)

Celebrate Earth Day with a step back in time. Check out our early American kitchen garden for demonstrations and plant sales. Urbanstead’s Lisa Gaidanowicz will talk about lip balms and salves made with herbs, and visitors can make and take an herbal tea remedy.

Free bus transportation leaves the Museum’s West Entrance every 30 minutes, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Cedar Grove admission included with 2-day Museum general admission.
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11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Navy Yard, South 11th Street & Kitty Hawk Avenue
General admission tickets available online or at the door. Price includes a show catalogue. $20: Adults
$18: Seniors (over 65), students, and Penn employees (with valid ID) after March 15 online or at the door​

Experience the finest examples of fine and decorative arts, including period furniture in American Federal, folk, and regional styles; antique silver, textiles, porcelain, and jewelry; nautical and Native American art; and antiquarian books and prints. Also enjoy extensive offerings from fine art galleries, including contemporary art.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show at its website.

​The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine​.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Navy Yard, South 11th Street & Kitty Hawk Avenue
$50 per person; $90 for 2; $150 for 4
Includes $20 admission to the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show and show catalogue​

Surround yourself in three and a half centuries of American fine and decorative arts. Sip cocktails and nibble hors d’oeuvres with friends and other collectors while meeting art and antique dealers.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show at its website.

​The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine​.
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Sunday, April 22Grid ViewRows View

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Philadelphia Navy Yard, South 11th Street & Kitty Hawk Avenue
$25 (includes admission to the show & a show catalogue)

Explore the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show with a Philadelphia Museum of Art Park House Guide. See the finest examples of fine and decorative arts, learn about notable objects offered by exhibitors, and take a closer look at the loan exhibit.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show at its website.

​The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine​.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after House admission
Cedar Grove, Fairmount Park
$8; free for Museum members & children 12 & under
Two-day ticket: $20. Access for two consecutive days to the main Museum building, Perelman Building, the Rodin Museum, and historic houses Cedar Grove (open April–December) and Mount Pleasant (closed for general maintenance)

Celebrate Earth Day with a step back in time. Check out our early American kitchen garden for demonstrations and plant sales. Urbanstead’s Lisa Gaidanowicz will talk about lip balms and salves made with herbs, and visitors can make and take an herbal tea remedy.

Free bus transportation leaves the Museum’s West Entrance every 30 minutes, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Cedar Grove admission included with 2-day Museum general admission.
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11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Navy Yard, South 11th Street & Kitty Hawk Avenue
General admission tickets available online or at the door. Price includes a show catalogue. $20: Adults
$18: Seniors (over 65), students, and Penn employees (with valid ID) after March 15 online or at the door​

Experience the finest examples of fine and decorative arts, including period furniture in American Federal, folk, and regional styles; antique silver, textiles, porcelain, and jewelry; nautical and Native American art; and antiquarian books and prints. Also enjoy extensive offerings from fine art galleries, including contemporary art.

Learn more about the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show at its website.

​The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine​.
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Tuesday, June 5Grid ViewRows View

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
By invitation only
Free for Chairman’s Council Member Plus level

Enjoy a curated dinner at Mount Pleasant, a historic house in Fairmount Park. Justina Barrett, our Site Manager for Historic Houses, will guide you through a sumptuous meal that recreates a dining experience that John Adams might have enjoyed in 1775.​
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Wednesday, August 1Grid ViewRows View

Events & Activities
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park
Free; food and beverages priced separately

​The city’s traveling pop-up beer garden visits East Fairmount Park. Enjoy lawn games, artisan demonstrations, a beer history chat, and brief tours inside Mount Pleasant, an architectural masterpiece.​ Although the house closes at 8:00 p.m., the beer garden stays open later (weather permitting).

Take-a-Peek Tours
5:00–7:00 p.m. (hourly)

Lawn Games
5:00–8:00 p.m.
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Thursday, August 2Grid ViewRows View

Events & Activities
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park
Free; food and beverages priced separately

​The city’s traveling pop-up beer garden visits East Fairmount Park. Enjoy lawn games, artisan demonstrations, a beer history chat, and brief tours inside Mount Pleasant, an architectural masterpiece.​ Although the house closes at 8:00 p.m., the beer garden stays open later (weather permitting).

Take-a-Peek Tours
5:00–7:00 p.m. (hourly)

Happy Hour Fundraiser
5:00–7:00 p.m.
Help support programs at Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove.

Lawn Games
5:00–8:00 p.m.

Members Meet-Up
5:00–8:00 p.m.

Rag Rug Weaving Demonstration
5:00–8:00 p.m.
Artist Stephane Rowley will show how she creates rag rugs with recycled materials.

Roots2Rise Yoga
6:00–7:00 p.m.

Beer History Chat
6:30 p.m.
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Friday, August 3Grid ViewRows View

Events & Activities
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park
Free; food and beverages priced separately

​The city’s traveling pop-up beer garden visits East Fairmount Park. Enjoy lawn games, artisan demonstrations, a beer history chat, and brief tours inside Mount Pleasant, an architectural masterpiece.​ Although the house closes at 8:00 p.m., the beer garden stays open later (weather permitting).

Take-a-Peek Tours
5:00–7:00 p.m. (hourly)

Lawn Games
5:00–8:00 p.m.

Beer History Chat
6:30 p.m.
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Saturday, August 4Grid ViewRows View

Events & Activities
2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park
Free; food and beverages priced separately

​The city’s traveling pop-up beer garden visits East Fairmount Park. Enjoy lawn games, artisan demonstrations, a beer history chat, and brief tours inside Mount Pleasant, an architectural masterpiece.​ Although the house closes at 8:00 p.m., the beer garden stays open later (weather permitting).

Take-a-Peek Tours
2:00–7:00 p.m. (hourly)

Lawn Games
2:00–8:00 p.m.

Rag Rug Weaving Demonstration
2:00–8:00 p.m.
Artist Stephane Rowley will show how she creates rag rugs with recycled materials.

"Not Always a House" History Chat
3:30 & 6:30 p.m.
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Sunday, August 5Grid ViewRows View

Events & Activities
2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park
Free; food and beverages priced separately

​The city’s traveling pop-up beer garden visits East Fairmount Park. Enjoy lawn games, artisan demonstrations, a beer history chat, and brief tours inside Mount Pleasant, an architectural masterpiece.​ Although the house closes at 8:00 p.m., the beer garden stays open later (weather permitting).

Take-a-Peek Tours
2:00–7:00 p.m. (hourly)

Rag Rug Weaving Demonstration
2:00–6:00 p.m.
Artist Stephane Rowley will show how she creates rag rugs with recycled materials.

Lawn Games
2:00–8:00 p.m.

"Not Always a House" History Chat
3:30 & 6:30 p.m.
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Saturday, September 22Grid ViewRows View

Starts at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.: Performance begins at Independence National Historical Park
4:00 p.m.: Performance resumes outside the Museum’s West Entrance (Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130)

Join us for a new site-specific public performance conceived by artist Yael Bartana. Bringing together funerary tradition, military ritual, and personal testimony, this performance makes visible the systems of violence and displacement that have been perpetuated through weapons, both literal and metaphorical. These weapons will be buried as they are incorporated into a choreographed funeral that includes a participatory procession and a collective eulogy about war and survival.

The performance starts with a public procession from Washington Square Park to Independence National Historical Park, where visitors will witness a dance movement and collective eulogy. Travel to the Museum for the second and final portion of the performance, which includes a dance movement and ceremonial burial. More information >>

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Yael Bartana: And Europe Will Be Stunned
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Wednesday, September 26Grid ViewRows View

 
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CANCELED
Meet in the Great Stair Hall.
$40 ($32 members); includes Museum admission

Visit the exhibition Face to Face: Portraits of Artists, and explore the roles of director and performer in portrait photography as you learn how to navigate the relationship of working with a model. Attendees should bring their own cameras. Participants should have a basic understanding of photography and be familiar with their cameras.

​This program is in collaboration with the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.
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Friday, October 26Grid ViewRows View

Events & Activities
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Hamilton Garden, Rodin Museum
Weather permitting

Enjoy beer, wine, and light fare (available for purchase) in our Parisian-themed gardens. Then explore works by the master sculptor in the Rodin Museum’s galleries.
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Thursday, November 1Grid ViewRows View

Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Lightbox Film Center, 3701 Chestnut Street

Presented over two evenings, this film program highlights thirty-five works by contemporary Israeli video artists, including Yael Bartana, who offer critical perspectives on the political and cultural landscape of Israel and beyond. All programs are introduced by Joshua Simon, co-founding editor of Mayaan magazine and editor of Maarvon magazine.

Parts I & II showcase experimental film and video of the 1970s and later developments in post-production throughout the ’80s and ’90s. Learn more about the films >>

Parts III & IV of this program take place on November 3.

Staring Back at the Sun: Video Art from Israel, 1970–2012 is produced by Artis and made possible with lead support from The Andy Warhol Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, The Russell Berrie Foundation, Donald Sussman, and Rivka Saker and Uzi Zucker.

Offered in partnership with ​Lightbox Film Center at International House Philadelphia​.
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Saturday, November 3Grid ViewRows View

Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Lightbox Film Center, 3701 Chestnut Street

Presented over two evenings, this film program highlights thirty-five works by contemporary Israeli video artists who offer critical perspectives on the political and cultural landscape of Israel and beyond. All programs are introduced by Joshua Simon, co-founding editor of Mayaan magazine and editor of Maarvon magazine.

Part III is organized by Yael Bartana and co-curator Avi Feldman. Featuring Bartana’s own film, Kings of the Hill (2003), this section explores the growth of video as a medium for reckoning with the violent realities of the Middle East. Part IV highlights works that grapple with Israel’s current social and political conflicts. Learn more about the films >>

Parts I & II of this program take place on November 1.

Staring Back at the Sun: Video Art from Israel, 1970–2012 is produced by Artis and made possible with lead support from The Andy Warhol Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, The Russell Berrie Foundation, Donald Sussman, and Rivka Saker and Uzi Zucker.

Offered in partnership with ​Lightbox Film Center at International House Philadelphia​.
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Saturday, January 19Grid ViewRows View

 
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Abigail Rebecca Cohen Study Room, 1st floor, Perelman Building

Explore works from our Prints, Drawings, and Photographs collection that evoke the power of magical realism, one of the key themes from this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward.

Space is limited, free reservation required. This event is for visitors 15 years of age or older.
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