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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 Tours can be reserved by calling the Ticket Center at 215-235-7469, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Tour: Saints and Sinners
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Meet the saints and sinners of our collection, whose unique lives inspired artists to create works of wonder and beauty.

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 29, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Tour: Duchamp’s Legacy
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Learn about the artist Marcel Duchamp and how he inspired generations of artists.

Members Previews: Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection
Dorrance Galleries
Membership Required
Free tickets required

Experience Old Masters Now before it opens to the public.

  • Friday, October 27, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 29, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 2, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tour: Surrealism
Friday, October 27, 2017
6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
CANCELED

Take a look at the avant-garde movements of the 20th century and the works that inspired these powerful directions in art.

Tour: Things That Go Bump
Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Invoke the spirit of Halloween with a tour of the Museum’s spooky side.

Tour: Scandalous
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Art can be downright scandalous. Join us as we reveal the controversies inherent in each brushstroke, nude, and artistic impulse.​​

New Member Meet & Greet
Saturday, November 4, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Gallery 206
Membership Required
Free tickets required
Free for members. Space is limited; reservations required.

Get the inside scoop 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. Afterward, meet fellow insiders and meet Museum staff while enjoying complimentary snacks.

Exhibition Tour: Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Get a behind-the-scenes look at a living, breathing collection and experience first-hand how our understanding and appreciation of these works have evolved over the years.

  • Sunday, November 5, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Friday, November 17, 2017, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 26, 2017, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Tour: Rodin Museum
Tours meet at the Rodin Museum.

Explore some of the world’s most renowned masterpieces of sculpture.

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 16, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, November 19, 2017, Starts at 2:15 p.m.

Tour: South Asian Art
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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.​

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Saturday, November 25, 2017, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Tour: A Walk through Time
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free for members

Where else can you visit a medieval cloister, an Indian temple hall, English and French country estates, and a Japanese teahouse in an hour? Join us as we take a walk through time.

  • Thursday, November 9, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show Meet & Greet Tour
Membership Required
Paid reservations required
Members $25; member guests $30

Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour highlighted by informal discussions with three artists about their work. Following the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the show at your leisure.

  • Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 10, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Members-Only Inside Look: Old Masters Now
Dorrance Galleries
Membership Required
Paid tickets required
Members $30; Patron members ($1,500) and above receive two complimentary tickets

An opportunity for members to experience the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection without the crowds

  • Creation Made Visible
    • Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
      Examine the painter’s process through imaging technology with Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation.
  • Sketching Outdoors with Constable, Courbet, and Monet
    • Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
      Consider the logistics and challenges of painting outside with Jennifer Thompson, The Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting and Sculpture and Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection.​
  • Bosch/Not Bosch
    • Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
      ​Delve into the question of who made a painting and how do we know with Christopher Atkins, The Agnes and Jack Mulroney Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and Manager of Curatorial Digital Programs and Initiatives; and Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation.
  • Unveiling Titian
    • Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
      Join Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings, for a conversation about the recently restored Portrait of Archbishop Filippo Archinto.

Tour: Introduction to the Collection
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Get an overview of some of the Museum’s most renowned treasures.

Member Appreciation Days
Membership Required
Free for Members

Thank you for being a part of our Museum family. To show our gratitude, we invite you to visit the Museum from November 30 through December 3 to take advantage of exclusive opportunities and offers designed just for you

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 1, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 2, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 3, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Art in Focus: New in the Galleries
Thursday, November 30, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Gallery 119
Membership Required
Free tickets required
Free for Sponsors ($500) and above. Space is limited; reservations required.

Join Elisabeth Agro, Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts, for a tour of At the Center: Masters of American Craft. This installation focuses on people who have shaped the field of American modern and contemporary craft.

A Conversation with the Director
Sunday, December 3, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Membership Required
Free tickets required
Members free. Space is limited; reservations are required.​​​

Be part of an insightful exchange with Timothy Rub, our George D. Widener Director and CEO. He'll answer questions submitted by members. Hear about upcoming exhibitions, the expansion and renovation of our main building, and the overall vision for the future of the Museum.

Member Shopping Event at Neiman Marcus
Saturday, December 9, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Neiman Marcus, 170 N. Gulph Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406

A morning of holiday shopping hosted by the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Neiman Marcus Love to Give Collection features more than 50 fabulous treasures, perfectly priced for giving. 10% of your purchase from the Neiman Marcus Love to Give Holiday Shop benefits the Museum’s educational efforts.

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.
Fall into Art
Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Great Stair Hall
Art-chic cocktail attire
Proceeds benefit the Museum
Paid tickets required
$65; $45 for Young Friends

Party with a purpose in the Museum’s Great Stair Hall. Enjoy after-hours access to art, dancing to the sounds of DJ Royale, an open bar, and surprises around every corner. Visit www.philamuseum.org/yfevent for more information.

Hosted by the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Presented by Neiman Marcus

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.
Opening Reception for Old Masters Now
Thursday, October 26, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Associates Level Required
By invitation only

​Enjoy a reception and be among the first to experience the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.

The Art of Medicine: Anatomy, Ailments, and Antidotes
The Abigail Rebecca Cohen Study Room, Perelman Building
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free for Associates-level members and above

Get to know our Ars Medica collection and other seldom-highlighted areas of the collection that illustrate medical history or practice.

  • Thursday, November 2, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Breakfast Tour of Old Masters Now
Thursday, November 9, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Dorrance Galleries
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free for Associates-level members and above

Go on a guided tour of the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection and enjoy breakfast in the Great Stair Hall.​

Holiday Breakfast Boutique
Saturday, December 2, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Museum Store & Museum Café
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Complimentary for Associates and above

Make a dent in your to-do list with early-bird access to the Museum Store. Grab a cuppa in the Café, and sample some of our festive programming in the galleries.

Nailed It: Behind the Scenes with Furniture Conservation
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free for Associate Sponsor level members and above

​Hear from our conservators about what goes into the study, preservation, and restoration of objects in our woodwork and furniture collection. Also discover the use and origin of some of their favorite objects.​

Lunch and Learn: The Art of East Asia
Monday, March 12, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free for Associates-level members and above

Hear from curators of East Asian art about the transformative reinstallation of these galleries. Also learn about their favorite works and new discoveries as they prepare for an upcoming exhibition. You’ll leave with a fresh understanding of one of our most beloved collections.​​

Opening Celebration of Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
Thursday, April 12, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free for Associates-level sponsor and above

Join fellow leadership donors and Museum curators as we celebrate the opening of Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950.

Breakfast Tour of Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
Friday, May 4, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Great Stair Hall
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free for Associates-level sponsor and above

​​Join us for a morning of modernism. Enjoy guided tours of the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 accompanied by breakfast in the Great Stair Hall.​

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