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October 2016

This Month's Exhibitions



Saturday, October 1Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

From medieval architecture to rare treasures from various parts of Asia, this tour promises to stir the imagination.
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
October 1 - December 10, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Registration begins Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $128, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

  • Children ages 3–4
    Children ages 5–6

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Children ages 7–8
    Children ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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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 12:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore works such as the oldest wedding portraits of an African-American couple in an American museum, a tall clock by the first African-American clock maker, and the first painting by an African-American artist purchased by an American museum.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
October 1 - December 10, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Registration begins Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $128, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

  • Children ages 3–4
    Children ages 5–6

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Children ages 7–8
    Children ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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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 2:30 p.m.
Location: Perelman Building
$20 (Free for Members), includes Museum Admission

From identity to aesthetics, join thoughtful conversations about various topics raised in the Creative Africa exhibitions.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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Sunday, October 2Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 9:30 a.m.
Location: East Terrace

Join Dhyana Yoga for an early morning yoga class to celebrate the opening of our newly renovated South Asian Art Galleries. Once you have flowed through your practice come inside to participate in art making, performances and tours of the galleries.

This class is weather dependent.
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Family Festivals
 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Location: Great Stair Hall Balcony

Join us on the opening day of our South Asian art galleries and see what’s new. Move along with PENNaach and Penn Dhamaka, two South Asian fusion dance troupes from the University of Pennsylvania.

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Balcony Studio

11:00 a.m., noon, 1:00, and 2:00 p.m. Mini Tours

11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Performances by PENNaach and Penn Dhamaka

12:30 p.m. Performance by Nava Nritya Dance Academy
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

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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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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11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Cedar Grove

Learn about early American food and medicine practices from re-enactors, chefs, and demonstrators.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Travel from the High Renaissance to the Neoclassical period with sculpture, furniture, ceramics, and tapestries.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover the works of one of America's most distinguished Realist painters, Philadelphian Thomas Eakins.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet at the West Information Desk.
Please note: Tours are subject to change.

Foreign language tours may focus on particular aspects of the collections, such as an artist, a period, a region, or a genre, or offer a general overview of the entire Museum.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Membership Required
Location: Copeland Lecture Hall, 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807

Exhibition curator Alexandra Kirtley will discuss the stunning and scandalizing furniture of Classical Splendor: Painted Furniture for a Grand Philadelphia House. As a member, you can attend the lecture for free when you show your Philadelphia Museum of Art membership card (Number of tickets varies by level). Offer available in-person at Winterthur Museum or over the phone by calling 800-448-3883.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet at the West Information Desk.
Please note: Tours are subject to change.

Foreign language tours may focus on particular aspects of the collections, such as an artist, a period, a region, or a genre, or offer a general overview of the entire Museum.
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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.

Learn how this unique genre came to be through works of art by masters including Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Seurat.
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Tuesday, October 4Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

This tour celebrates 300 years of American women in art. Discover the changing roles and contributions of those who had the courage to pursue their own dreams.
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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 12:00 p.m.

Get to know the artists who defied the established rules of art throughout the 20th century. You'll meet Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse, Constantin Brancusi, Andy Warhol, and a number of others.
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Starts at 1:00 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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 27 - December 8, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Registration begins Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $128, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

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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.

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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Wednesday, October 5Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

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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Courses & Workshops
 
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CANCELED
Location: Project Room
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

​ Discover surprising thematic and stylistic connections between art and film. This course explores the thematic, visual and historical parallels between major moments in film and objects from the museum's collection. Topics include early cinema, science fiction, auteur theory in Alfred Hitchcock's films, and film techniques. Class sessions are held both in the classroom and in the galleries. The Art of Film I is not a prerequisite to take this course.

This course is co-taught by Bryn Mawr Film Institute and the Museum.
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10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Project Room
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

​ Delve into the time when Hollywood was more unbridled, salacious, and subversive than any other: the pre-Code era. The “Code” refers to the studios’ Production Code Administration (PCA), a self-censorship body that was in place from 1930-1968.

The pre-Code era encompasses the years 1930-1934, when the Production Code was instituted in letter, though not yet in spirit, resulting in a fig leaf of decency that gave Hollywood license to be even more licentious than before.

Join us to learn about the era, its films, and its stars. These include some you may know (King Kong, 1933; Scarface, 1932), some you may not (Tod Browning’s Freaks, 1932; She Done Him Wrong with Mae West, 1933), and some you thought you knew—Barbara Stanwyck’s role in Baby Face (1933) makes Double Indemnity’s Phyllis Dietrichson look like Mary Poppins—but all are memorable.

This course is co-taught by Bryn Mawr Film Institute and the Museum.
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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 12:00 p.m.

Examine the Museum's monumental Constantine Tapestries up close, with a focus on how they were made and the meaning behind their intricate designs.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 27 - December 8, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Registration begins Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $128, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

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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.

With sculptures, reliquaries, stained glass, and objects of architectural interest, this tour examines the Museum's vast collection of treasures from the Middle Ages.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
$20 ($18 Members). Day of pricing $25 ($22.50 Members)

On Wednesdays in October, the Museum’s Great Stair Hall Balcony is transformed into an Oktoberfest Beer Garden. Local Pennsylvania craft brews are perfectly paired with traditional Bavarian mini-bratwurst and chewy soft pretzels. Beer flights and paired signature noshes available for purchase at a discounted rate when purchased in advance.
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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.
Location: Great Stair Hall Balcony

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Explore how Cubism influenced art in the collection created by living artists.
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6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

This is a three-part course (sign up for either Wednesday evenings or Thursday afternoons).

This participatory gallery-based course explores French art during the tumultuous and revolutionary nineteenth century, beginning with Neoclassicism and ending with Post-Impressionism. We will discuss the dramatic shifts in style and subject matter of art in this period and the social and political contexts from which it emerged.
Instructor: Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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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.
Location: Great Stair Hall Balcony

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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Thursday, October 6Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

With sculptures, reliquaries, stained glass, and objects of architectural interest, this tour examines the Museum's vast collection of treasures from the Middle Ages.
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Members-Only
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free members event.

Discover Jewish art, in its many facets, from venerable 17th-century masterpieces to today’s most cutting-edge creations.
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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 meet in the Great Stair Hall

Every week a different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art 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 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 12:00 p.m.

In this tour explore portraits and period rooms of the rich and/or famous.
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Starts at 1:00 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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 27 - December 8, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Registration begins Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $128, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

Learn More >>
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

This is a three-part course (sign up for either Wednesday evenings or Thursday afternoons).

This participatory gallery-based course explores French art during the tumultuous and revolutionary nineteenth century, beginning with Neoclassicism and ending with Post-Impressionism. We will discuss the dramatic shifts in style and subject matter of art in this period and the social and political contexts from which it emerged.
Instructor: Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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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 3:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Friday, October 7Grid ViewRows View

 
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Honickman/Berman Galleries
Free for Sustainers and above ($500)

Discover the sleek, classical furniture that profoundly impacted American design. Hear exhibition curator Alexandra Kirtley and conservator Peggy Olley discuss how they combined their expertise to reclaim architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe's vision for the furniture during a five-year conservation and research project.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free members event.

​Explore the Museum’s monumental thirteen-panel tapestry set representing the "History of Constantine the Great"decorating the Great Stair Hall.​
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays, 10:15–11:00 a.m.
Location: Studio 4
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Enjoy circle time with music, games, gallery walks, and the company of other art-loving families.
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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 meet in the Great Stair Hall

Every week a different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art 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.

Discover works of art relating to Benjamin Franklin.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Experience the beauty and grandeur of Renaissance Art in all of its many forms as you explore altarpieces, portraits, sculpture, and decorative arts from the cities of Florence, Sienna, and Venice.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

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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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.

Discover works of art created by Jewish artists that are seen throughout the Museum's collection.
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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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Starts at 5:00 p.m.

Explore paintings dated from 1850–1900 (including Academic Art, the School of Barbizon, and Realism) leading up to Impressionism, as well as paintings that came after Impressionism (Cézanne, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art Nouveau movement).
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Art After 5
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The bright, clear voice of this Chilean-born singer and guitarist combines thoughtful lyrics with a virtuoso command of composition.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$20 (free for members); includes Museum admission

Talk about art with the people who make it.

Joseph Kosuth in conversation with Francis Naumann (curator and art dealer).
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.

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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Courses & Workshops
 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free after admission

Drop in and draw from Rodin’s masterpieces. Materials provided.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
October 1 - December 10, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Registration begins Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $128, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

  • Children ages 3–4
    Children ages 5–6

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Children ages 7–8
    Children ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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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 meet in the Great Stair Hall

Every week a different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art 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 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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

What has been more influential than the invention of the wheel? Well, how about the potter’s wheel? Join us, as we tour the history of ceramics from 10,000 BCE to today.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
October 1 - December 10, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Registration begins Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $128, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

  • Children ages 3–4
    Children ages 5–6

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Children ages 7–8
    Children ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Members-Only
 
Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free members event.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Experience the transformation of our renowned South Asian galleries. Highlights include a stone temple hall from southern India, ornate Buddhist works from Tibet and Nepal, colorful textiles, and lively temple sculpture.​
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Explore the art of the Impressionist era, learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, and see how their work inspired the masterpieces of modern and contemporary art that would follow.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Discover the sleek, classical furniture that profoundly impacted American design.This exhibition reveals the furniture's modern profiles, elaborate gilded decoration, and over-the-top upholstery—all newly exposed after a five-year-long research and conservation project. ​
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

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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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.
Tour meets in West Lobby

Creative play and participatory conversation make these tours the perfect introduction to art for young visitors and their families.

Discover stories, places, and beautiful works of art in our new South Asian art galleries.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover the works of one of America's most distinguished Realist painters, Philadelphian Thomas Eakins.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

This tour offers an introduction to the Museum’s extensive collection of Asian art, specifically that from China, Korea, and Japan.
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Family Programs
 
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop in to play games, sketch from the masterpieces, and enjoy hands-on activities.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

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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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2 NJ or PA hours
Location: Wachovia Education Resource Center
Free

​Artstor is both a database of 2 million high-resolution images and an effective tool for classroom presentations. Because the Wachovia Education Resource Center has an exclusive agreement with Artstor that allows us to give access to this database to K-12 educators, we offer training in how to explore the database and how to create engaging presentations. Whether you are new to Artstor or are looking for some new bells and whistles, join us for this free teacher workshop.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

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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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

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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Starts at 1:00 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 1:00 p.m.

With sculptures, reliquaries, stained glass, and objects of architectural interest, this tour examines the Museum's vast collection of treasures from the Middle Ages.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Members-Only
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free members event.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Experience the transformation of our renowned South Asian galleries. Highlights include a stone temple hall from southern India, ornate Buddhist works from Tibet and Nepal, colorful textiles, and lively temple sculpture.​
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 27 - December 8, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Registration begins Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $128, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

With sculptures, reliquaries, stained glass, and objects of architectural interest, this tour examines the Museum's vast collection of treasures from the Middle Ages.
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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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Family Programs
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Best for grownups with babies

Gallery tours for parents and caregivers with babes in tow. If the baby fusses don’t fret—you’ll be in good company.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

This tour explores the connection between classical Greek myth and contemporary abstract art in Cy Twombly’s moving visualization of Homer’s timeless poem, "The Iliad".
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 27 - December 8, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Registration begins Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $128, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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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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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
$20 ($18 Members). Day of pricing $25 ($22.50 Members)

On Wednesdays in October, the Museum’s Great Stair Hall Balcony is transformed into an Oktoberfest Beer Garden. Local Pennsylvania craft brews are perfectly paired with traditional Bavarian mini-bratwurst and chewy soft pretzels. Beer flights and paired signature noshes available for purchase at a discounted rate when purchased in advance.
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Wednesday Night Tour
 
Starts at 6:00 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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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.
Location: Great Stair Hall Balcony

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

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.
Location: Great Stair Hall Balcony

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Associates Level Required
Associates Members and above ($2,500+), cost per person is $225

Spend a day in the Big Apple touring the studios of two internationally renowed artists. Experience their environments and gain insight into what inspired their practices.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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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 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall

Every week a different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 27 - December 8, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Registration begins Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $128, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

This is a three-part course (sign up for either Wednesday evenings or Thursday afternoons).

This participatory gallery-based course explores French art during the tumultuous and revolutionary nineteenth century, beginning with Neoclassicism and ending with Post-Impressionism. We will discuss the dramatic shifts in style and subject matter of art in this period and the social and political contexts from which it emerged.
Instructor: Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Discover the sleek, classical furniture that profoundly impacted American design.This exhibition reveals the furniture's modern profiles, elaborate gilded decoration, and over-the-top upholstery—all newly exposed after a five-year-long research and conservation project. ​
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Friday, October 14Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays, 10:15–11:00 a.m.
Location: Studio 4
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Enjoy circle time with music, games, gallery walks, and the company of other art-loving families.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall

Every week a different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art 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.

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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

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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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Experience the beauty and grandeur of Renaissance Art in all of its many forms as you explore altarpieces, portraits, sculpture, and decorative arts from the cities of Florence, Sienna, and Venice.
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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.

With sculptures, reliquaries, stained glass, and objects of architectural interest, this tour examines the Museum's vast collection of treasures from the Middle Ages.
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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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Art After 5
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Bassist and composer Alexander Claffy’s debut album documents his own story of love and heartbreak.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 5:30 p.m.

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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5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
Free after admission

Collab and the Center for Architecture and Design, as part of DesignPhiladelphia, invite you to meet National Design Award recipient Stephen Burks for an illustrated presentation of his work at the Museum, followed by a Collab members-only reception.

Collab members RSVP to Development at 215-684-7750.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Take a look at the Museum's collection of art created by living artists.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 6:30 p.m.

Marvel at exquisite works of art from the Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Explore the art of the Impressionist era, learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, and see how their work inspired the masterpieces of modern and contemporary art that would follow.
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Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$20 (Free for members), includes Museum admission

Talk about art with the people who make it.

​Inspired by nature and her life in India, Shettar uses an incredible range of materials to create enchanting sculptural installations.

Support for this program is provided by The Pamela and Ajay Raju Foundation.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
October 1 - December 10, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Registration begins Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $128, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

  • Children ages 3–4
    Children ages 5–6

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Children ages 7–8
    Children ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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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 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall

Every week a different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art 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.

From medieval architecture to rare treasures from various parts of Asia, this tour promises to stir the imagination.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover works of art relating to Benjamin Franklin.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
October 1 - December 10, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Registration begins Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $128, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

  • Children ages 3–4
    Children ages 5–6

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Children ages 7–8
    Children ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Members-Only
 
Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free members event.

Discover Jewish art, in its many facets, from venerable 17th-century masterpieces to today’s most cutting-edge creations.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

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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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.
Tour meets in West Lobby

Creative play and participatory conversation make these tours the perfect introduction to art for young visitors and their families.

Discover stories, places, and beautiful works of art in our new South Asian art galleries.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore the art of the Impressionist era, learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, and see how their work inspired the masterpieces of modern and contemporary art that would follow.
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Family Programs
 
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop in to play games, sketch from the masterpieces, and enjoy hands-on activities.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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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 2:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free members event.

​Explore the Museum’s monumental thirteen-panel tapestry set representing the "History of Constantine the Great"decorating the Great Stair Hall.​
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

From medieval architecture to rare treasures from various parts of Asia, this tour promises to stir the imagination.
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Tuesday, October 18Grid 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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 27 - December 8, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Registration begins Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $128, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Paid tickets required
Membership Required
Location: Bus departs from West Entrance

​Travel with us as we experience the Farm-to-Table movement of our nation's capital, both past and present. Enjoy a fresh, locally sourced lunch in a restored 150-year-old building on Georgetown's lively C&O Canal. Then go back to our roots to learn how an herb garden helps tell the story of life at Dumbarton House in the early American Republic and explore how Tudor Place fed an urban estate for almost 200 years. Justina Barrett, the Museum's Site Manager for Historic Houses, will join us to share connections and insight throughout the day.​

$150 per member; $160 per member guest, includes transportation, entry fees, lunch, and all gratuities. On sale to Museum Circle members August 15 and all members September 1.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

With sculptures, reliquaries, stained glass, and objects of architectural interest, this tour examines the Museum's vast collection of treasures from the Middle Ages.
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Courses & Workshops
 
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CANCELED
Location: Project Room
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

​ Discover surprising thematic and stylistic connections between art and film. This course explores the thematic, visual and historical parallels between major moments in film and objects from the museum's collection. Topics include early cinema, science fiction, auteur theory in Alfred Hitchcock's films, and film techniques. Class sessions are held both in the classroom and in the galleries. The Art of Film I is not a prerequisite to take this course.

This course is co-taught by Bryn Mawr Film Institute and the Museum.
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10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Project Room
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

​ Delve into the time when Hollywood was more unbridled, salacious, and subversive than any other: the pre-Code era. The “Code” refers to the studios’ Production Code Administration (PCA), a self-censorship body that was in place from 1930-1968.

The pre-Code era encompasses the years 1930-1934, when the Production Code was instituted in letter, though not yet in spirit, resulting in a fig leaf of decency that gave Hollywood license to be even more licentious than before.

Join us to learn about the era, its films, and its stars. These include some you may know (King Kong, 1933; Scarface, 1932), some you may not (Tod Browning’s Freaks, 1932; She Done Him Wrong with Mae West, 1933), and some you thought you knew—Barbara Stanwyck’s role in Baby Face (1933) makes Double Indemnity’s Phyllis Dietrichson look like Mary Poppins—but all are memorable.

This course is co-taught by Bryn Mawr Film Institute and the Museum.
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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 12:00 p.m.

Feast your eyes on works of art from the 14th to the 19th centuries as you hear the fascinating tales associated with them.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 27 - December 8, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Registration begins Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $128, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

This tour offers an introduction to the Museum’s extensive collection of Asian art, specifically that from China, Korea, and Japan.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
$20 ($18 Members). Day of pricing $25 ($22.50 Members)

On Wednesdays in October, the Museum’s Great Stair Hall Balcony is transformed into an Oktoberfest Beer Garden. Local Pennsylvania craft brews are perfectly paired with traditional Bavarian mini-bratwurst and chewy soft pretzels. Beer flights and paired signature noshes available for purchase at a discounted rate when purchased in advance.
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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.
Location: Great Stair Hall Balcony

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses.

This is a three-part course (sign up for either Wednesday evenings or Thursday afternoons).

This participatory gallery-based course explores French art during the tumultuous and revolutionary nineteenth century, beginning with Neoclassicism and ending with Post-Impressionism. We will discuss the dramatic shifts in style and subject matter of art in this period and the social and political contexts from which it emerged.
Instructor: Jenni Drozdek, Manager of Adult Learning
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Starts at 6:30 p.m.

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Location:Knight Foundation Gallery 204
Captivating and haunting melodies connect past and present.

This program is made possible by Mr. Anthony B. Creamer III.
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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.
Location: Great Stair Hall Balcony

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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Members-Only
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free members event.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Experience the transformation of our renowned South Asian galleries. Highlights include a stone temple hall from southern India, ornate Buddhist works from Tibet and Nepal, colorful textiles, and lively temple sculpture.​
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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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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 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall

Every week a different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art 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 1:00 p.m.

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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 27 - December 8, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Registration begins Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $128, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Travel from the High Renaissance to the Neoclassical period with sculpture, furniture, ceramics, and tapestries.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays, 10:15–11:00 a.m.
Location: Studio 4
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Enjoy circle time with music, games, gallery walks, and the company of other art-loving families.
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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 meet in the Great Stair Hall

Every week a different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art 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.

For those who love or simply want to learn about Indian art, this tour explores PMA's fabulous collections, showcasing India's 5000 year-old civilization, religions, traditions, and stories through the exotic forms of its art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

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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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Experience the beauty and grandeur of Renaissance Art in all of its many forms as you explore altarpieces, portraits, sculpture, and decorative arts from the cities of Florence, Sienna, and Venice.
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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 3:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 5:00 p.m.

Explore works of art that were once deemed too scandalous for their time.
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Art After 5
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Former back-up singer for Roberta Flack whose soulful sound has become a staple of the city’s rich jazz scene.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free for Members
Membership Required
Friday, October 21, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Saturday, October 22, 2016
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 23, 2016
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Dorrance Galleries, main building, first floor

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 Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950. ​Advance reservations are not required.
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.

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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Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Explore paintings dated from 1850–1900 (including Academic Art, the School of Barbizon, and Realism) leading up to Impressionism, as well as paintings that came after Impressionism (Cézanne, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art Nouveau movement).
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Membership Required
Friday, October 21, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Saturday, October 22, 2016
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 23, 2016
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Dorrance Galleries, main building, first floor

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 Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950. ​Advance reservations are not required.
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
October 1 - December 10, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Registration begins Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $128, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

  • Children ages 3–4
    Children ages 5–6

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Children ages 7–8
    Children ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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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 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall

Every week a different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
October 1 - December 10, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Registration begins Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $128, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

  • Children ages 3–4
    Children ages 5–6

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Children ages 7–8
    Children ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Membership Required
Friday, October 21, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Saturday, October 22, 2016
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 23, 2016
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Dorrance Galleries, main building, first floor

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 Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950. ​Advance reservations are not required.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tour meets in West Lobby

Creative play and participatory conversation make these tours the perfect introduction to art for young visitors and their families.

Discover stories, places, and beautiful works of art in our new South Asian art galleries.
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Family Programs
 
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop in to play games, sketch from the masterpieces, and enjoy hands-on activities.
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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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Members-Only
 
Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free members event.

Discover Jewish art, in its many facets, from venerable 17th-century masterpieces to today’s most cutting-edge creations.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free members event.

​Explore the Museum’s monumental thirteen-panel tapestry set representing the "History of Constantine the Great"decorating the Great Stair Hall.​
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 27 - December 8, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Registration begins Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $128, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Courses & Workshops
 
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CANCELED
Location: Project Room
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

​ Discover surprising thematic and stylistic connections between art and film. This course explores the thematic, visual and historical parallels between major moments in film and objects from the museum's collection. Topics include early cinema, science fiction, auteur theory in Alfred Hitchcock's films, and film techniques. Class sessions are held both in the classroom and in the galleries. The Art of Film I is not a prerequisite to take this course.

This course is co-taught by Bryn Mawr Film Institute and the Museum.
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10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Project Room
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

​ Delve into the time when Hollywood was more unbridled, salacious, and subversive than any other: the pre-Code era. The “Code” refers to the studios’ Production Code Administration (PCA), a self-censorship body that was in place from 1930-1968.

The pre-Code era encompasses the years 1930-1934, when the Production Code was instituted in letter, though not yet in spirit, resulting in a fig leaf of decency that gave Hollywood license to be even more licentious than before.

Join us to learn about the era, its films, and its stars. These include some you may know (King Kong, 1933; Scarface, 1932), some you may not (Tod Browning’s Freaks, 1932; She Done Him Wrong with Mae West, 1933), and some you thought you knew—Barbara Stanwyck’s role in Baby Face (1933) makes Double Indemnity’s Phyllis Dietrichson look like Mary Poppins—but all are memorable.

This course is co-taught by Bryn Mawr Film Institute and the Museum.
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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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 27 - December 8, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Registration begins Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $128, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
2 NJ or PA hours

Free

Join us to experiment with original, fun teaching ideas in the galleries and see how they might translate to your classroom. There's always something new at each session to test and adapt.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
$20 ($18 Members). Day of pricing $25 ($22.50 Members)

On Wednesdays in October, the Museum’s Great Stair Hall Balcony is transformed into an Oktoberfest Beer Garden. Local Pennsylvania craft brews are perfectly paired with traditional Bavarian mini-bratwurst and chewy soft pretzels. Beer flights and paired signature noshes available for purchase at a discounted rate when purchased in advance.
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Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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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.
Location: Great Stair Hall Balcony

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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Members-Only
 
Starts at 6:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free members event.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Experience the transformation of our renowned South Asian galleries. Highlights include a stone temple hall from southern India, ornate Buddhist works from Tibet and Nepal, colorful textiles, and lively temple sculpture.​
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Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$5 (free for members); includes Museum admission

Talk about art with the people who make it.

Independent curator Pedro Alonzo moderates a panel on artists who explore politics and activism through street art, printmaking, and public art. Panelists include artists Marcos Ramírez Erre (Tijuana/San Diego), Rosario Martínez Llaguno of Lapiztola (Oaxaca), and Joe Boruchow (Philadelphia).

In collaboration with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
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Location: Project Room, ground floor
Free for Young Friends and public. General admission not included. Space is limited and reservations are required.​

Connect with new and familiar faces over casual conversation and complimentary cocktails. Learn about the Young Friends program, the difference it makes in the art community, and upcoming events. Free for Young Friends and public. General admission not included. Space is limited and reservations are required.​
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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.
Location: Great Stair Hall Balcony

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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Members-Only
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free members event.

Discover Jewish art, in its many facets, from venerable 17th-century masterpieces to today’s most cutting-edge creations.
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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 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall

Every week a different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 27 - December 8, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Registration begins Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $128, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. All children must be toilet trained. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays, 10:15–11:00 a.m.
Location: Studio 4
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Enjoy circle time with music, games, gallery walks, and the company of other art-loving families.
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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 meet in the Great Stair Hall

Every week a different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art 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 1:00 p.m.

Experience the beauty and grandeur of Renaissance Art in all of its many forms as you explore altarpieces, portraits, sculpture, and decorative arts from the cities of Florence, Sienna, and Venice.
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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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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Move to the vigorous percussion driving the sounds of Jarana Beat with their new interpretation of Mexican music.
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Starts at 5:30 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 6:00 p.m.

Learn how this unique genre came to be through works of art by masters including Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Braque.
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Starts at 6:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Discover the sleek, classical furniture that profoundly impacted American design.This exhibition reveals the furniture's modern profiles, elaborate gilded decoration, and over-the-top upholstery—all newly exposed after a five-year-long research and conservation project. ​
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Art After 5 Tours
 
Starts at 6:30 p.m.

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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Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Our Philadelphia Museum of Art symbol, the griffin – watchful as the eagle and courageous as the lion -- guards treasures of the East. We’ll seek out some of the fantastic Asian animals under the griffin’s watchful eye, exploring their significance and how they were made.
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Children's Art Classes
 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
October 1 - December 10, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Registration begins Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $128, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

  • Children ages 3–4
    Children ages 5–6

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Children ages 7–8
    Children ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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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 11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Great Stair Hall

Every week a different masterpiece takes center stage during these in-depth, in-gallery participatory conversations facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paid reservations required
October 1 - December 10, 2016
Location: Education Studios

Registration begins Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Confirmation by email 2 weeks before start of class.


Tuition: Members $128, Nonmembers $160

Class size is limited. Preregistration is required, and fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Call 215-235-SHOW to register.

Museum teachers guide children through fun and informative experiences in the galleries followed by hands-on projects in the studios. No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied.

  • Children ages 3–4
    Children ages 5–6

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Children ages 7–8
    Children ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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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 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.
Tour meets in West Lobby

Creative play and participatory conversation make these tours the perfect introduction to art for young visitors and their families.

Discover stories, places, and beautiful works of art in our new South Asian art galleries.
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Family Programs
 
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop in to play games, sketch from the masterpieces, and enjoy hands-on activities.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$20 (free for members); includes Museum admission

Venice's increasingly imperiled fate has become emblematic of the future of historic cities everywhere as it capitulates to tourists and those who profit from them. Art historian Salvatore Settis argues that "hit and run" tourists are turning landmark urban setting into malls and theme parks and warns that Western civilization's prime achievements face ruin from mass tourism and global cultural homogenization.
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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 2:15 p.m.
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free members event.

​Explore the Museum’s monumental thirteen-panel tapestry set representing the "History of Constantine the Great"decorating the Great Stair Hall.​
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