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Members of the Philadelphia Museum of Art are invited to enhance their experiences at the Museum through a variety of exclusive opportunities including tours which highlight the permanent collection, special exhibition preview days, and bus trips and enrichment programs which provide both social and educational opportunities to engage with other Museum members.
Members Tour - A Walk Through Time
Tours meet at the West Entrance.
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free for Members.

Where else in Philadelphia can you visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house all in an hour? Nowhere but here! So come, experience the world, and join us as we take a walk through time.

  • Tuesday, July 7, 2015, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015, Starts at 2:15 p.m.

Exhibition on Screen: The Impressionists and the Man Who Made Them
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT

This fascinating new film is based on the critically acclaimed exhibition Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting, and explores the life of one of the most influential men in 20th century art, Paul Durand-Ruel. Take a look behind-the-scenes with access to preparations at the Museum, and interviews with scholars, art historians and curators. We invite you to immerse yourself in masterpieces by Manet, Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Degas and Cezanne. Entry to the exhibition requires a separate ticket.

Members Tour - Framing Modern & Contemporary Art
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free for members

Go beyond the canvas and explore the reasoning behind the frames and lack of frames in the Modern and Contemporary galleries.

  • Wednesday, July 8, 2015, Starts at 6:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 16, 2015, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Friday, July 24, 2015, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 30, 2015, Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Members Tour - Made in America
Tours meet at the West Entrance.
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free for Members.

Featuring all things American, this tour celebrates three centuries of this country’s greatest paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts.

  • Friday, July 10, 2015, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, July 12, 2015, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 23, 2015, Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Members Tour - Introduction to the Permanent Collection
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Membership Required
Reservations required
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.

Behind the Scenes
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Membership Required
Reservations required
Sponsor and Patron Members free.

Join us as we journey to the Museum's below-ground corridors and newly constructed spaces while discovering the rich history of this vast building. A reception with fellow members will follow. Please wear comfortable shoes appropriate for walking.

New Member Meet & Greet
Saturday, July 18, 2015
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Membership Required
Reservations required
Members free. Space is limited

As a member, you’re privy to a lot of insider info. Get the scoop at this free event and learn how to make the most of your membership this year. Join us in the galleries to discover a few secrets of the collection because in the end it’s all about the art. Afterwards, meet fellow insiders and get to know Museum staff while enjoying complimentary snacks.

Workshop - Impressionist Painting
Location: East Terrace
Membership Required
Reservations required
Members $50; Member Guest $60

Inspired by the exhibition Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting, this casual one-day workshop explores the basic styles of the art movement. The class is taught by an instructor from Fleisher Art Memorial; all materials are included. Participants should meet in Lenfest Hall, inside the Museum’s West Entrance.

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Saturday, July 25, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Rodin Ice Cream Social
Sunday, August 16, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Rodin Gardens and Galleries
Membership Required
Reservations required
Members free

It’s sweet to be a new member and this Ice Cream Social is just one reason. Mingle with Museum staff and other new members in the tranquil Hamilton Gardens while enjoying complimentary ice cream. Then experience the work of celebrated French sculptor Auguste Rodin in the galleries. Trolley service will be provided to and from the Main Building and the Rodin Museum from 4:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Exclusive Look: New in the Galleries
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free for Sustainer members and above ($500+)

At The Center: Masters of American Craft focuses on significant people who shaped the field of American modern and contemporary craft. This program will highlight the careers of fiber artist Ted Hallman and ceramicist Robert Winokur, two Philadelphia-based artists. Tour the latest iteration of this focused series with Elisabeth Agro, The Nancy M. McNeil Associate Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Craft and Decorative Arts.

Young Friends Events & Programs

Through a broad range of special events and educational activities organized around the Museum’s world-famous collections, the Young Friends provide a forum for increased appreciation of the arts.
Behind the Scenes at The Clay Studio
Thursday, July 16, 2015
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Clay Studio: 139 N 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Young Friends Program
Reservations required
Free for Young Friends Members

Go behind the scenes at The Clay Studio’s Resident Artist studios. Interact with these young artists currently pushing the boundaries of creativity and innovation in the ceramic arts through contemporary takes on functional pottery, inventive ceramic sculpture, and installation work. The evening will include a Q&A with the artists and reception.

Artist Meet and Greet
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Location: Committee Room
Young Friends Program
Reservations required
Young Friends Members free

Join us for a champagne toast with contemporary mixed-media artist, Anthony Campuzano. The evening will celebrate his recently acquired and installed art work, Forecast, funded by the Young Friends.

Associates and Chairman’s Council

Through unique and diverse events and exclusive access to Museum experts, Associates and Chairman's Council members witness firsthand how their support positively impacts the art, the people, and the programs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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