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July 2017

This Month's Exhibitions



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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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

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.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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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesdays, June 27–September 1, 2017; and 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.​
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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.

This tour looks at armor that was made to be functional as well as beautiful.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Explore 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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Claude Monet once said, “I must have flowers, always, and always.” Stop to smell the roses as we take a tour of flowers in art.
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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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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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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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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.

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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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Wild: Michael Nichols.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Examine the Museum's Constantine tapestries up close. Discover how they were made and the meaning behind their intricate designs.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Explore 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 1:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, June 28–August 30, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.
Meets in the Splash Studio
Best for ages 6 and under

Get comfy and listen to a story that connects with a work of art.
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Wild: Michael Nichols.
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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.

An introduction to the Museum’s extensive collection of art from China, Korea, and Japan
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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.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Beginning the first week of June yoga will take place in the The Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden. Weather permitting.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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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.
First come first served, space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Beginning the first week of June yoga will take place in the The Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden. Weather permitting.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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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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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 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 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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Friday, July 28Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Explore 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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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesdays, June 27–September 1, 2017; and 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.​
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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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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Wild: Michael Nichols.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore the connection between classical Greek myth and contemporary abstract art in Cy Twombly’s visualization of Homer’s timeless poem The Iliad.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

This tour offers an introduction to the arts and cultures of South Asia, a region composed of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet.
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Wild: Michael Nichols.
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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.

Examine the Museum's vast collection of treasures from the Middle Ages, including sculptures, reliquaries, stained glass, and objects of architectural interest.
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Family Programs
 
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Art Splash stays up late on Final Fridays.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Enjoy an eco-centric evening that’s all about conservation—of art and the environment.

DIY Art: Art Splash
5:00–7:00 p.m.
Dorrance Program Space, first floor (Enter through gallery 100 or the Wild exhibition)
Enjoy ​​​extended hours for Art Splash. Make art, read a children’s book, or burn off some energy through creative play.

​Campfire Stories
5:15pm & 7:15pm
Dorrance Galleries, first floor
Artists Dave and Ilyssa Kyu spent last summer exploring six national parks for Campfire Stories, an anthology of legends collected in and around parks. Gather round as local artist Gina Murdock interprets and performs these tales.

Music: DJ Jersey Dan
5:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, first floor
Jersey Dan spins your favorite dance tunes on nothing but vinyl.

Detours with Jeffrey Collins
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet in Colket Gallery 151, first floor
Jeffrey Collins of the US National Park Service shares his perspectives on American landscape paintings and scenes from the natural world.

The Peaceable Kingdom
6:15 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries, first floor
Inspired by Edward Hicks’s famous painting The Peaceable Kingdom, performance collective Orbiter 3 presents a utopian fable of a mythical Quaker colony inhabited by wild creatures. Witness two cultures encounter each other for the first time and consider how ecosystems are impacted by invasive species.

Talk: Protect & Conserve
7:00 p.m.
Resnick Rotunda 161, first floor
An environmental scientist and art conservator discuss what conservation means to them. With Stefanie Kroll, The Patrick Center for Environmental Research, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University; and Nancy Ash, The Charles K. Williams, II, Senior Conservator of Works of Art on Paper. Moderated by John Vick, Collections Project Manager.  

Music: The Secret Sisters
7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, first floor
Muscle Shoals, Alabama—hometown of Wild photographer Michael Nichols—is world-famous for producing great music. The Secret Sisters entertain with vintage honky-tonk, gospel, and swampy southern gothic melodies fit for a July campfire.
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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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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 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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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Wild: Michael Nichols.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

SOLD OUT
Paid reservations required
Location: South Terrace Education Classroom B
Kids ages 6–12 with an adult
$20 ($16 members) per person- both grownup and child must pay to attend
Call 215-235-7469 to reserve

Roll up your sleeves and enjoy creative time as a family. Workshops include gallery conversations followed by collaborative art-making in the studios. Each class is offered twice and explores a wide variety of media.

Get in touch with your wild side while experimenting with paint. Find inspiration in paintings of animals and in the wild life photography of Michael Nichols, then paint your own wild masterpiece in the studio
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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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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Wild: Michael Nichols.
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Sunday, July 30Grid 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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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Wild: Michael Nichols.
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Wild: Michael Nichols.
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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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