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October 2018

This Month's Exhibitions



Wednesday, October 17Grid ViewRows View

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

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

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

​​Travel with us as we explore works in our collection that celebrate the culture and art of great cities through the ages.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m. CANCELED
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

The Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Collection (galleries 245–249) features a remarkable selection of fine armor and arms. Learn how these objects were produced and how some can be traced back to the armories of powerful rulers.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 26–December 5, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Online pricing: $20 ($18 members); Day-of pricing: $25 ($22.50 members)
Museum admission not included

Join us in transforming the Museum’s Great Stair Hall into an Oktoberfest Beer Garden. Enjoy local craft brews and specially priced flights paired with festive foods.
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Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Monet, Picasso, Duchamp, and Twombly, this tour chronicles the course of impressionism to modern art.
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Wednesday Nights
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall.
$40 ($32 members); includes Museum admission

See how Japanese artists in the late 1800s responded to modernity and change by exploring the gallery installation Philadelphia Collects Meiji. Afterward, transform your initials into a personalized logo inspired by the exhibition with Shushi Yoshinaga, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, Drexel University.
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6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Explore the rich visual traditions of Spain and Latin America from the medieval period to today.​
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Wednesday Nights
 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Thursday, October 18Grid ViewRows View

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

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

Explore the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

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

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, and Dalí, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 27–December 6, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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Friday, October 19Grid ViewRows View

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

Religious works by great artists of the Renaissance and beyond, such as Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, and Sandro Botticelli.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Perelman Building

Hear Elisabeth Agro, the Nancy M. McNeil Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts, in conversation with art historian, author, and curator Ezra Shales.
Open to Techné members, and Associates and above
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

​​Travel with us as we explore works in our collection that celebrate the culture and art of great cities through the ages.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Explore the rich visual traditions of Spain and Latin America from the medieval period to today.​
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Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$20 (Museum members and WHYY members free); includes Museum admission

Learn about a Philadelphia philanthropist and collector who played an active role in the Museum in this fascinating documentary, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Presented in collaboration with WHYY
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Trombonist Ryan Keberle, pianist Frank Woeste, cellist Erik Friedlander, and drummer Adam Cruz bridge the gap between jazz and chamber music.

In association with the French-American Cultural Exchange and Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation
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Saturday, October 20Grid ViewRows View

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

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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Collection Tours
 
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.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

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

Visit rare architectural settings and discover intriguing works of art from all parts of Asia, including some of the oldest objects in the collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Gallery 224, 2nd floor
Seating is limited.

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Sruti, the India Music and Dance Society of Philadelphia, fills the Pillared Temple Hall with music.
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Collection Tours
 
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.
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2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$20 (members free); includes Museum admission

Damion Thomas, Curator of Sports at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, moderates a conversation about boxing culture and representations of the sport with photographer Larry Fink, Amira Rose Davis (assistant professor of History and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The Pennsylvania State University), and Donald Hunt (sports writer for The Philadelphia Tribune).

Reception to follow

​Support provided by The Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation. Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Larry Fink: The Boxing Photographs
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2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Gallery 224, 2nd floor
Seating is limited.

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Sruti, the India Music and Dance Society of Philadelphia, fills the Pillared Temple Hall with music.
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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Gallery 224, 2nd floor
Seating is limited.

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Sruti, the India Music and Dance Society of Philadelphia, fills the Pillared Temple Hall with music.
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Sunday, October 21Grid ViewRows View

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

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

​Explore the rich visual traditions of Spain and Latin America from the medieval period to today.​
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10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

You’ve discovered art in our galleries, now create a masterpiece of your own.

​Meet mixed-up mythological creatures in art from around the world. Then unleash wild imagination and create your own hybrid beasts.
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Collection Tours
 
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.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building

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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet on Great Stair Hall Balcony
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

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

​Meet mixed-up mythological creatures in art from all around the world. Then unleash wild imagination and create your own hybrid beasts.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$40 ($32 members)

Immerse yourself in stylish objects and fashionable architectural designs from our country’s early days at Mount Pleasant, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford.
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Collection Tours
 
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.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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Tuesday, October 23Grid ViewRows View

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

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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

An introduction to the arts and cultures of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet, including the only southern Indian temple hall in this hemisphere.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

An introduction to the arts and cultures of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet, including the only southern Indian temple hall in this hemisphere.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
September 25–December 4, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request. No classes the week of Thanksgiving.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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

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

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Wednesday, October 24Grid ViewRows View

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

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Explore the rich visual traditions of Spain and Latin America from the medieval period to today.​
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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

Claude Monet once said, “I must have flowers, always, and always.” Stop to smell the roses as we take a tour of flowers in art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

An introduction to the arts and cultures of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet, including the only southern Indian temple hall in this hemisphere.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 26–December 5, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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

Visit a medieval cloister, an Indian temple hall, English and French country estates, and a Japanese tea house, all in one hour.
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Family Programs
 
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall Balcony

Trick-or-treat through the galleries and get some more mileage out of your Halloween costume. Haunt the Balcony Studio to create spooky prints under Alexander Calder’s Ghost mobile, or watch pumpkin carver Betsy Coe make jack-o’-lanterns inspired by artwork in the collection.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Online pricing: $20 ($18 members); Day-of pricing: $25 ($22.50 members)
Museum admission not included

Join us in transforming the Museum’s Great Stair Hall into an Oktoberfest Beer Garden. Enjoy local craft brews and specially priced flights paired with festive foods.
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Wednesday Nights
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Wednesday Nights
 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Thursday, October 25Grid ViewRows View

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

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

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

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

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 27–December 6, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

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

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, and Dalí, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Featuring works by famous Philly artists and art inspired by the city’s most colorful characters.
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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Visit a medieval cloister, an Indian temple hall, English and French country estates, and a Japanese tea house, all in one hour.
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Events & Activities
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Hamilton Garden, Rodin Museum
Weather permitting

Enjoy beer, wine, and light fare (available for purchase) in our Parisian-themed gardens. Then explore works by the master sculptor in the Rodin Museum’s galleries.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Enjoy $5 off at the door when you come in costume.

Get prepped for All Hallow’s Eve with a hair-raising night of ghoulish fun.

​Presented in conjunction with Parkway 100


Music: Dave P.
5:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
This Philadelphia DJ takes you on his quest for musical transcendence with futuristic house and techno sounds.


In-Gallery Zombie Defense Consultations
5:15–7:15 p.m.
Wallace/Reader’s Digest Gallery 201, 2nd floor
Are you ready for a zombie apocalypse? Team Sunshine Performance Corporation is here to evaluate your preparedness level with a one-on-one Zombie Defense Consultation.


DIY Art with Jim Grilli
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Make your own mobile inspired by Alexander Calder’s Ghost. Materials provided; all skill levels are welcome.


Detour: Ghost Stories with Karen Getz
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet in Gallery 277, 2nd floor
Discover who haunts our halls during an immersive ghost story experience.


Wheel Throwing
6:00–7:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Artists from The Clay Studio channel their inner Demi Moore at the potter’s wheel.


Music: Holy Ghost!
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Have a scary good time on the dance floor with a special DJ set from Brooklyn synth-pop duo Holy Ghost!
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Saturday, October 27Grid ViewRows View

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

Discover the Museum's superb collection of medieval and Asian paintings, sculptures, and architectural elements.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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Collection Tours
 
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.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

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

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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Collection Tours
 
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.
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2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$20 (members free); includes Museum admission

For over ten years, artist, writer, and curator Joanna Ebenstein has been excavating the places where death and beauty meet through her blog Morbid Anatomy. In this talk, she searches for beauty and the macabre in our collection of European art.

Reception to follow

This lecture is supported by The Robert and Eda G. Diskant Memorial Endowment.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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Sunday, October 28Grid ViewRows View

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

Explore the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed.
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10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

You’ve discovered art in our galleries, now create a masterpiece of your own.

​Meet mixed-up mythological creatures in art from around the world. Then unleash wild imagination and create your own hybrid beasts.
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Collection Tours
 
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.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet on Great Stair Hall Balcony
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

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

​Meet mixed-up mythological creatures in art from all around the world. Then unleash wild imagination and create your own hybrid beasts.
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Collection Tours
 
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.
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Tuesday, October 30Grid ViewRows View

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

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Uncover the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends associated with our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

​​Travel with us as we explore works in our collection that celebrate the culture and art of great cities through the ages.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
September 25–December 4, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request. No classes the week of Thanksgiving.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Wednesday, October 31Grid ViewRows View

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

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Visit a medieval cloister, an Indian temple hall, English and French country estates, and a Japanese tea house, all in one hour.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Get hit by Cupid’s arrow as you explore depictions of love and marriage throughout our collection.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 26–December 5, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

​​Travel with us as we explore works in our collection that celebrate the culture and art of great cities through the ages.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Online pricing: $20 ($18 members); Day-of pricing: $25 ($22.50 members)
Museum admission not included

Join us in transforming the Museum’s Great Stair Hall into an Oktoberfest Beer Garden. Enjoy local craft brews and specially priced flights paired with festive foods.
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Wednesday Nights
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Wednesday Nights
 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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