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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.


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Please Note: If online ticketing is unavailable, call 215-235-7469 to reserve tickets. Programs are subject to change. Please arrive early as we reserve the right to release seats at the start of the program.

May 15, 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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Wednesday, November 30Grid ViewRows View

Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Come and whet your appetite for all things food and art. With visual treats including Renaissance feasts and seventeeth century Dutch breakfast pieces, we guarantee this tour will leave you hungry for more!
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Wednesday, January 18Grid ViewRows View

Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Now offered on the third Wednesday of each month, this members-only tour provides an overview of some of the Museum’s most renowned treasures in a variety of media.
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Sunday, January 22Grid ViewRows View

Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Travel with us to explore works in our collection that emphasize the cultural and artistic evolution of the great European capital cities. ​
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Friday, January 27Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Dance through our collection and explore how movement is depicted in objects ranging from ancient tomb sculptures to Degas' dancers.
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Tuesday, January 31Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

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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Tuesday, February 14Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
Members and guest free

To celebrate the spirit of Valentine’s Day we’re opening the Rodin Museum just for our members and their guests. Start your romantic evening off with stories behind some of the sculptor’s most passionate works, including The Kiss. The first 100 guests receive a complimentary sweet treat. Limit one per membership. ​
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Wednesday, February 15Grid ViewRows View

Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Now offered on the third Wednesday of each month, this members-only tour provides an overview of some of the Museum’s most renowned treasures in a variety of media.
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Friday, February 24Grid ViewRows View

 
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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Tuesday, February 28Grid ViewRows View

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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Saturday, March 18Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
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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Friday, March 31Grid ViewRows View

 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Location: Pop-Up Members’ Lounge, Great Stair Hall Balcony

Staff Secrets is a casual drop-in, theme-oriented conversation focusing on the Museum's permanent collection. The talk is hosted by Museum staff and takes place in the Pop-up Members' Lounge.
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Thursday, April 20Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for Members.

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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Friday, April 21Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members.

Discover rare treasures from Asian countries in our collection, including a ceremonial teahouse.
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Sunday, April 23Grid ViewRows View

Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free members event.

Learn about the history and creation of the Museum's medieval carpets and European tapestries. ​
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Wednesday, May 17Grid ViewRows View

Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Sponsor and Patron Members free.

Journey to the Museum's below-ground corridors and newly constructed spaces while discovering the rich history of this vast building. A reception with fellow members will follow. Please note that the hard hat tour will require comfortable​ closed-toe shoes.
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Wednesday, May 24Grid ViewRows View

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 teahouse, 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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Friday, May 26Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free members event.

Journey through the galleries and discover a menagerie of animals and fantastic beasts.​
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Tuesday, May 30Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

What has been more influential than the invention of the wheel? How about the potter's wheel? Join us to see how the ceramics from 2,500 BCE stack up to today's works.​
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Saturday, June 3Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only

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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Monday, June 12Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Patron and above $1,500

Patron members hold a special place in our membership family. In appreciation, we invite you to enjoy a private cocktail reception with fellow art enthusiasts and staff. Throughout the evening you'll learn how your generous support is an investment in the future of the Museum.​​
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Tuesday, June 20Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the relationships between Fathers and Sons in our collection, either as the artist or the subject.​
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Wednesday, June 28Grid ViewRows View

Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Join Park House Guides on a tour of the Fairmount Water Works. Moderate walking involved. Weather permitting.​​
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Thursday, June 29Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Claude Monet once said “I must have flowers, always, and always.” We could not agree more, so join us, as we stop to smell the roses, looking at flowers in art.
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Saturday, July 1Grid ViewRows View

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

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Monet, Picasso, Duchamp, and Warhol, this tour chronicles the course of impressionism to contemporary art.​
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Tuesday, July 18Grid ViewRows View

 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Ever look at art and just scratch your head? We all have, and we’re here to help. Join us for a lively, interactive tour that explores how to look at art in a new way. By understanding some basic symbols, stories, and metaphors that are commonly used by artists, you’ll be able to understand art as you never have. ​
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Wednesday, July 19Grid ViewRows View

Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Now offered on the third Wednesday of each month, this members-only tour provides an overview of some of the Museum’s most renowned treasures in a variety of media.
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Thursday, July 20Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

The Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Collection (galleries 245–249) features a remarkable selection of fine armor and arms. Learn how these objects were produced and how some can be traced back to the armories of powerful rulers.
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Saturday, July 22Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

Tour the Museum's American Collection as we celebrate U.S. independence.
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Sunday, July 23Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Explore the work of legendary photographer Michael Nichols.
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Monday, July 24Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Location: Citizens Bank Park
Members $60, guests $70

Join us for a private tour of Citizens Bank Park’s artwork ​with exhibiting artist Max Mason. A life-long baseball fan, Mason was commissioned by the Phillies to paint three murals for the stadium. After the tour enjoy watching the Phillies play the Houston Astros from prime seats.
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Tuesday, July 25Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

The Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Collection (galleries 245–249) features a remarkable selection of fine armor and arms. Learn how these objects were produced and how some can be traced back to the armories of powerful rulers.
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Wednesday, July 26Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Join Park House Guides to learn about the history, architecture, and exterior sculpture that make the Museum a Philadelphia icon. Moderate walking involved. Weather permitting.​​
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Thursday, July 27Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

Tour the Museum's American Collection as we celebrate U.S. independence.
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Friday, July 28Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 6:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Join Park House Guides to learn about the history, architecture, and exterior sculpture that make the Museum a Philadelphia icon. Moderate walking involved. Weather permitting.​​
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Saturday, July 29Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Explore the work of legendary photographer Michael Nichols.
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Saturday, August 5Grid ViewRows View

Location: Paintings Conservation Studio, Perelman Building
Free for Sponsors and above

Conservators and curators offer up-close encounters with European paintings as they prepare these works for this fall's Old Masters Now exhibition. You'll hear from Museum staff about the responsibilities and rewards of caring for this extraordinary collection. ​

Recommended for ages 13 and above
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Sunday, August 6Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, Dali, and Warhol, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.​
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Tuesday, August 8Grid ViewRows View

 
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Explore the work of legendary photographer Michael Nichols.
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Location: Paintings Conservation Studio, Perelman Building
Free for Sponsors and above

Conservators and curators offer up-close encounters with European paintings as they prepare these works for this fall's Old Masters Now exhibition. You'll hear from Museum staff about the responsibilities and rewards of caring for this extraordinary collection. ​

Recommended for ages 13 and above
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Wednesday, August 9Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

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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Friday, August 11Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

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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Sunday, August 13Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Location: Rodin Museum
Members free, Guests $10

It’s sweet to be a new member and this Ice Cream Social is just one reason. Mingle with Museum staff and other new members in the tranquil Hamilton Gardens while enjoying complimentary ice cream. Then experience the work of celebrated French sculptor Auguste Rodin in the galleries. ​

Rain Date: Sunday, August 20
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Tuesday, August 15Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, Dali, and Warhol, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.​
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Wednesday, August 16Grid ViewRows View

Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Now offered on the third Wednesday of each month, this members-only tour provides an overview of some of the Museum’s most renowned treasures in a variety of media.
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Thursday, August 17Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, Dali, and Warhol, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.​
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11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Perelman Building Library
Free for Members

Let your love of art and literature come together. Join us for coffee and a discussion of I am Venus: A Novel with author Barbara Mujica. This breathtaking historical novel reimagines the dramatic life and loves of the Baroque Spanish painter Diego Velázquez. The riveting account of a great artist's rise to prominence, this novel is set against the backdrop of political turmoil and romantic scandal.

The Members' Book Club meets in the Library's Reading Room located on the second floor of the Perelman Building. Each session includes coffee and a discussion lead by our library staff. ​
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Friday, August 18Grid ViewRows View

Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Explore the work of legendary photographer Michael Nichols.
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Saturday, August 19Grid ViewRows View

Location: Perelman Building Library
Free for Members

Let your love of art and literature come together. Join us for coffee and a discussion of I am Venus: A Novel with author Barbara Mujica. This breathtaking historical novel reimagines the dramatic life and loves of the Baroque Spanish painter Diego Velázquez. The riveting account of a great artist's rise to prominence, this novel is set against the backdrop of political turmoil and romantic scandal.

The Members' Book Club meets in the Library's Reading Room located on the second floor of the Perelman Building. Each session includes coffee and a discussion lead by our library staff. ​
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Sunday, August 20Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, Dali, and Warhol, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.​
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Tuesday, August 22Grid ViewRows View

 
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Explore the work of legendary photographer Michael Nichols.
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Wednesday, August 23Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

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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Sunday, August 27Grid ViewRows View

 
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Explore the work of legendary photographer Michael Nichols.
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Tuesday, August 29Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

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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Friday, October 27Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free tickets required
Free for members

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 Old Masters Now.​
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Saturday, October 28Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Free for members

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 Old Masters Now.​
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Sunday, October 29Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Free for members

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 Old Masters Now.​
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Tuesday, October 31Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Free for members

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 Old Masters Now.​
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Wednesday, November 1Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free tickets required
Free for members

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 Old Masters Now.​
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Thursday, November 2Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Free for members

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 Old Masters Now.​
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