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April 2018

This Month's Exhibitions



Saturday, April 21Grid ViewRows View

 
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Rooms
5 PA or NJ hours
$40 ($32 member)

​​Explore and experiment with everyday materials to create an original artwork inspired by our collection. This hands-on workshop emphasizes ways that art-making can teach creative problem solving and encourage students to seek alternative solutions.

​Studio art jewelers Lisa and Scott Cylinder will lead this workshop. Inspired by myriad influences such as modern art, scientific phenomena, and film, they collaboratively transform materials, including found objects, into wearable works of art.​
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and see how artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Jacob Lawrence challenged convention and forged bold new styles.
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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
April 21–May 19, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$80 ($65 members)

Masterpieces emerge when kids explore the galleries and get creative in the studios.

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

  • Ages 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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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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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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 one hour.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building
All levels welcome; materials provided
Instructor: Rosae M. Reeder, Fine Arts Faculty and Assistant Program Director, Illustration, The University of the Arts
$20 ($16 members); includes Perelman Building admission

Make an album that combines two of the most common book structures: the pamphlet and the concertina/accordion fold. Learn how to fold sections or pages, create an accordion/concertina structure, sew a pamphlet stitch, and combine all the elements to make an expandable album perfect for photos, notes, and cards. Then go on a tour of Keith Smith at Home with the show’s curator, Amanda Bock, the Lynne and Harold Honickman Assistant Curator of Photographs.

​Support is provided by The Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
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2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$25 ($20 members, $15 students); includes Museum admission

Local artist Madhusmita Bora practices Sattriya, a major Indian classical dance. She’s joined by the Dancing Monks of Assam on their first US tour. This performance ties ancient history, art, and spirituality to our collection’s Cloth of Vrindavan.

​Supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Discover the Museum's superb collection of medieval and Asian paintings, sculptures, and architectural elements.
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​​Claude Monet once said, “I must have flowers, always, and always.” Join us as we stop and smell the roses.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

Look, learn, and tell us what you think on these playful tours.

Explore polka dots, stripes, and other repeating designs you can spot over and over again.
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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​.
Save Event
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Featuring works by famous Philly artists and art inspired by the city’s most colorful characters.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop by to play games, sketch, and make art among the masterpieces.

Explore polka dots, stripes, and other repeating designs you can spot over and over again.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Discover the Museum's superb collection of medieval and Asian paintings, sculptures, and architectural elements.
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Tuesday, April 24Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

Masterpieces emerge when kids explore the galleries and get creative in the studios.

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
$38 members; $45 member guests (includes transportation, guided tour, and light refreshments)

Celebrate the Benjamin Franklin Parkway’s centennial with a trolley trip down the scenic boulevard. Enjoy an intimate conversation with Mural Arts artist Miriam Singer at her new mural at Park Towne Place. Then tour the exhibition Corridor of Culture: 100 Years of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and see how artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Jacob Lawrence challenged convention and forged bold new styles.
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Wednesday, April 25Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore the history of ceramics from 10,000 BCE to today.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

Masterpieces emerge when kids explore the galleries and get creative in the studios.

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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 one hour.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 260, 2nd floor

Play the board game Clue with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in April.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​​Claude Monet once said, “I must have flowers, always, and always.” Join us as we stop and smell the roses.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights

First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Thursday, April 26Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Uncover the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends associated with our collection.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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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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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum 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.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Get hit by Cupid’s arrow as you explore depictions of love and marriage throughout our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Celebrate three centuries of this country's greatest paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
April 17–May 17, 2018
Education Studio 1
$80 ($65 members)

Masterpieces emerge when kids explore the galleries and get creative in the studios.

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    April 17–May 15, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    April 18–May 16, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    April 19–May 17, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Friday, April 27Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 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.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
Save Event
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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 one hour.
Save Event
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Featuring works by famous Philly artists and art inspired by the city’s most colorful characters.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and see how artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Jacob Lawrence challenged convention and forged bold new styles.
Save Event
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Throughout the Museum

Get body-positive with a night dedicated to celebrating forms and figures of all shapes and sizes.

Music: DJ lil’dave
5:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
DJ lil’dave, a member of the Illvibe Collective and host of Eavesdrop Radio on WKDU 91.7 FM, plays a selection of music that combines sounds from soul, hip-hop, Afro-Latin, and house music.


DIY Art: In the Nude
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Brodsky Gallery 188, 1st floor
Join Michael Grimaldi from the New York Academy of Art in this multi-figure life drawing session that celebrates the collaboration between artist and model. Nude models will be present to inspire you. Materials provided; photography not permitted.


Detour: Art Hirstory 101
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet in gallery 111, 1st floor.
Explore our collection through a transgender lens with writer, performer, and historian Wesley Flash.


Movement Workshops: Reset & Connect
6:00 & 6:45 p.m.
Resnick Rotunda 161, 1st floor
Dance artist Katherine Kiefer Stark and cellist Ajibola Rivers of the Naked Stark dance company lead you through simple movements that promote mind/body awareness practices. Space is limited.


Performance: Eleone Dance Theatre
7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
This multicultural and intergenerational dance company presents works designed to inspire and uplift the body and mind.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia

​​​​Discover the Esherick House, a modernist masterpiece designed by renowned architect Louis Kahn for Margaret Esherick, niece of craftsman Wharton Esherick. Hear about its recent restoration while enjoying cocktails by food stylist Dan Macey, who, with Paul Savidge, is the home’s current steward.
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6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Great Stair Hall Balcony
Free for Young Friends and public after general admission. Space is limited.

Connect with new and familiar faces over casual conversation and complimentary cocktails during Final Friday. Learn about the Young Friends program, the difference it makes in the art community, and upcoming events.
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10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
South Terrace Conference Rooms A & B
5 PA or NJ hours

​What does it mean to be modern? What does it mean to be American? In this teacher preview of the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950, delve into the work of artists grappling with these questions and reflect on their diverse perspectives.

Join us to:

  • Learn about American modern art with Jessica T. Smith, the Susan Gray Detweiler Curator of American Art and organizer of the exhibition
  • Explore the exhibition with museum educators
  • Discover stories from the childhoods of American artists Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Jackson Pollock with author David Stabler and illustrator Doogie Horner (Kid Artists: True Tales of Childhood from Creative Legends).​
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​​Claude Monet once said, “I must have flowers, always, and always.” Join us as we stop and smell the roses.
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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
April 21–May 19, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$80 ($65 members)

Masterpieces emerge when kids explore the galleries and get creative in the studios.

Registration for returning students begins March 6; registration for new students begins March 20. Call 215-235-SHOW to register. Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.

Class size is limited. Preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Support for Children’s Art Classes has been provided by Ellen and Mickey Simon.

  • Ages 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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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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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum 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.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Visit rare architectural settings and discover intriguing works of art from all parts of Asia, including some of the oldest objects in the collection.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Religious works by great artists of the Renaissance and beyond, such as Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, and Sandro Botticelli.
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Sunday, April 29Grid ViewRows View

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

Explore the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and see how artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Jacob Lawrence challenged convention and forged bold new styles.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

Look, learn, and tell us what you think on these playful tours.

Explore polka dots, stripes, and other repeating designs you can spot over and over again.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop by to play games, sketch, and make art among the masterpieces.

Explore polka dots, stripes, and other repeating designs you can spot over and over again.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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