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Adult Programs

Be entertained, enlightened, and engaged by experiences that go beyond the limits of gallery viewing. Better understand and appreciate the Museum's collection and exhibitions through programs and events aimed at all adult learners, specialist and non-specialist alike.

Preregistration is suggested for all ticketed programs. Prices do not include Museum admission unless noted. Programs, topics, and speakers are subject to change. Please arrive early as we reserve the right to release seats at the start of the program.

Performances

Let the good times roll with music, dance, and cabaret.

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Final Fridays: Weird Science
Friday, January 26, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Throughout the Museum

Indulge your inner nerd with an evening devoted to experiments, discoveries, and art.
​Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection


Music: Osagie
5:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Philly-based DJ, producer, and record collector Osagie spins a mix of disco, soul, hip-hop, house, and more.


Museum Science: Cultural Caretakers
5:30–6:30 p.m.
Gallery 258, 2nd floor
Hear from one of our conservation scientists about the high-tech way we’re able to figure out the age of a painting without disturbing the artwork.


Detours: Artful Rounds
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet outside Old Masters Now (Dorrance Galleries, first floor).
In these unconventional gallery tours for the adventurous, join Penn and Temple med students as they diagnose figures in paintings and prescribe treatments.


In-Gallery Gaming: Art or Surgery?
6:00–6:45 p.m.
Gallery 111, 1st floor
Compete with your friends to win prizes in this game hosted by Philadelphia performer extraordinaire Jess Conda. Explore an assortment of unusual objects from the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Mütter Museum, and then figure out whether they were used to make art or perform surgery.
First come, first served.


Music: Crash Course in Science
6:45 p.m.
Resnick Rotunda 161, 1st floor
This legendary post-punk band creates a distinctive brand of noise-pop dance music using altered drum machines and homemade synthesizers.


Music: Dan Deacon
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Get ready for some high-voltage energy when this experimental electronic composer and musician with a penchant for the absurd joins the crowd for one of his famed interactive live shows.

Uri Gurvich
Friday, February 2, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Saxophonist Uri Gurvich blends world influences, including sounds from his native Israel, with progressive jazz. Songs from his latest release, Kinship, explore tribal and familial connections between different cultures and individuals.

Aaron Parnell Brown
Friday, February 9, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Get in the mood for love. Philly singer-songwriter Aaron Parnell Brown offers up a mix of ’70s soul, romantic jazz, and original tunes that will make you swoon.

Music in the Galleries
Dorrance Galleries

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

  • Looking Back, Looking Forward with the Curtis Institute of Music
  • More Than Meets the Eye
    • Saturday, March 10, 2018, Starts at 1:30 p.m., and 2:15 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
      The revolutionary art world of Marcel Duchamp fuses with a magnetic program of contemporary flute music performed by Emma Resmini.

      ​Curtis Institute of Music performances are generously supported by Cooke & Beiler, LP.
  • Cultural Greetings
    • Saturday, April 7, 2018, Starts at 1:30 p.m., and 2:15 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
      Enjoy works by composers influenced by Chinese traditional music and Western classical music, including Chen Yi, composer-in-residence at the Curtis Institute of Music.

      ​Curtis Institute of Music performances are generously supported by Cooke & Beiler, LP.

Martha Stuckey
Friday, February 16, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

A theatrical evening of jazz standards and originals with Red 40 frontwoman Martha Stuckey.

Final Fridays: King Britt Presents “The Missed Guided Tour”
Friday, February 23, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Legendary DJ and producer King Britt curates an evening devoted to the art of music production. Go on a sonic tour of our modern and contemporary galleries with new music tracks and commentary by King and collaborators Suphala, Xenia Rubinos, and Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste. Then see all four artists reunite in an electrifying performance in the Great Stair Hall.

Caleb & Carolyn
Friday, March 2, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Enjoy the evocative harmonies of acoustic folk duo Caleb & Carolyn, who play music rooted in storytelling. Percussionist Owen Osborne and violinist Jake L’Armand join them this evening.

Eva Cortés
Friday, March 9, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Honduran vocalist Eva Cortés performs original songs and Latin American classics from her record Crossing Borders.

Gumbo Social Club
Friday, March 16, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Music from around the world with a New Orleans second-line beat, jazz swing, and Dixieland strut. Philly-based bassist Bert Harris and string player Jocko MacNelly are joined by Kimpedro Rodriguez on drums, Richard Orr on woodwinds, and V. Shayne Fredrick on vocals.

Mike Casey Trio
Friday, March 23, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Three of the brightest rising stars in jazz perform modern original music and creatively reimagined classics.

The Jost Project
Friday, April 6, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

This jazz quartet applies the physics of swing and bebop to classic rock. Featuring Paul Jost on vocals and harmonica, Tony Miceli on vibraphones, Doug Hirlinger on drums, and Kevin MacConnell on bass.

Red Hot Ramblers
Friday, April 13, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Red hot syncopation, stompin’ rhythms, and lyrical Jazz Age melodies, courtesy of this Prohibition-era jazz ensemble.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950

Tiffany Jones
Friday, April 20, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

With her powerful and graceful voice, this Philadelphia vocalist delivers original soulful songs with jazz inflections.

Brindabani Jatra: Weaving Dance & Divinity
Saturday, April 21, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Paid tickets required
$25 ($20 members, $15 students); includes Museum admission

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

​Supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

The Epichorus
Friday, May 4, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

This quintet plays a jazz fusion of Indo-Arabic roots music that explores classical traditions from India to Egypt and Greece. Master vocalist Priya Darshini moves fluidly between Hebrew, Hindi, and Aramaic, backed by oud, violin, accordion, hammered dulcimer, percussion, and upright bass.

​Presented with the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History of Temple University

Joanna Pascale
Friday, May 11, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Vocalist Joanna Pascale delivers modern interpretations of timeless standards in intimate performances with pianist Miki Hayama.

Katie Thiroux Trio
Friday, May 18, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

The Katie Thiroux Trio offers in-the-moment jazz that draws on swing to bebop and beyond. A triple threat, Thiroux has garnered attention for her bravura on the bass, strong vocals, and compelling compositions.

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Talks & Tours

Join inspiring walks and talks through the world of art.

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Community Conversations: Arts Advocacy
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Gallery 175, 1st floor
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

In a politically charged climate, what role should the arts play? Join other visitors for a facilitated conversation with Museum educators.

Spotlight Gallery Conversation
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece 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
  • Grand Salon of the Château de Draveil, c. 1735, French
    • Thursday, January 25, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, January 26, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, January 27, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Sasanian Portal, Sasanid dynasty, mid-6th century
    • Thursday, February 1, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, February 2, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 3, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Felt Suit, 1970, by Joseph Beuys
    • Thursday, February 8, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, February 9, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 10, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Vishnu Begins the World, around 1600s–1700s, unknown artist
    • Thursday, February 15, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, February 16, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 17, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Mermaid, 1896, by Edvard Munch
    • Thursday, February 22, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, February 23, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 24, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Photomural of temple from Khajuraho, with stone sculptures
    • Thursday, March 1, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, March 2, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 3, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Temple of the Attainment of Happiness (Shōfukuji), 1398, Japanese
    • Thursday, March 8, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, March 9, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 10, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Villa at Caprarola, 1746, by Claude-Joseph Vernet
    • Thursday, March 15, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, March 16, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 17, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Fruit Piece with Peaches Covered with a Handkerchief, 1819, by Raphaelle Peale
    • Thursday, March 22, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, March 23, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 24, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • A Lady and Her Children Relieving a Cottager, 1781, by William Redmore Bigg
    • Thursday, March 29, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, March 30, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 31, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Vanitas, 1661, by N. L. Peschier
    • Thursday, April 5, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, April 6, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, April 7, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saint Francis Defeats the Antichrist, c. 1691–92, by Cristóbal de Villalpando
    • Thursday, April 12, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, April 13, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, April 14, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Making a Train, 1867, by Seymour Joseph Guy
    • Thursday, April 26, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, April 27, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, April 28, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Inside Look: Old Masters Now
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

Stories behind the works, from the people who know them best.

  • Keeping Up with El Greco
    • Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
      Investigate two compelling works by the Greek master with Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings; and Mark Castro, Consulting Curator of Latin American Art. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
  • Unveiling Titian
    • Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
      • Saturday, February 17, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
        Join Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings, for a conversation about the recently restored Portrait of Archbishop Filippo Archinto. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.

Tour: How to Un-Confuse Confusing Art
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Lobby).
SOLD OUT

​Ever look at art and scratch your head? Join us for a lively, interactive tour that explores how to look at art in a new way. By understanding symbols, stories, and metaphors commonly used by artists, you’ll be able to understand art as you never have. Space is limited.

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.​

Stroller Tour
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Best for grown-ups with babies

Parents and caregivers with babes in tow are always welcome in our galleries, and we're making it a bit easier for you with our stroller tours. If the baby fusses don't fret---you'll be in good company.

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Continuing Curiosity: The Art of the Peales Gallery Conversations
Friday, February 16, 2018
5:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

An evening of conversation about America’s first artistic dynasty, the Peale family. View and discuss the gallery installation The Art of the Peales with scholars and colleagues and then enjoy musical performances in the Great Stair Hall.

​This program is made possible by the Center for American Art.

Continuing Curiosity: The Art of the Peales Symposium
Saturday, February 17, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building

In this daylong symposium, five Peale scholars share their ongoing research in the context of the Museum’s new publication The Art of the Peales: Adaptations and Innovations. With Carol Soltis, Wendy Bellion, Amy Noel Ellison, Lance Humphries, Lauren Lessing, and Linda Simmons.

​This program is made possible by the Center for American Art. Offered in conjunction with the gallery installation The Art of the Peales.

In the Artist’s Voice: The Arnold Newman Lecture with Keith Smith
Saturday, February 17, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Media Room, Perelman Building
Free tickets required after Museum admission
Space is limited; first come, first served.

Artist Keith Smith discusses his varied and experimental practice in photography, prints, and bookmaking with Amanda Bock, the Lynne and Harold Honickman Assistant Curator of Photographs. Join us for a coffee reception following the talk.

​Offered in conjunction with Keith Smith at Home, on view in the Perelman Building, February 17–July 8, 2018

Trolley Tour: Peale and Washington’s World
Sunday, February 18, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
Paid tickets required
$40 (32 member)
Cost includes transportation and admission to the Museum, Cedar Grove, and Woodford.

Explore the gallery installation The Art of the Peales with ​Carol Soltis, Project Associate Curator, and learn the Peale family’s close connection to George Washington. Then hop on the trolley to Cedar Grove and Woodford Mansion and see the homes of their political friends and foes.

Community Conversations: The Legacy of MLK
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

What is the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? In what ways does his dream for America still resonate?

Join us for community conversations in the galleries. Quotes from Dr. King’s most famous speeches will be paired with artwork and used as inspiration for dialogue facilitated by educators from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Bryn Mawr College, and the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

​Community Conversations are open discussions about socially relevant topics. This program is a part of NewCORE’s 2018 MLK Legacy Conversations: 80/80.
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Look Behind the Camera
Friday, February 23, 2018
6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
Young Friends Program
Reservations required
Free for Young Friends; $5 for guests

​​Enjoy a tour of our photography studio and learn about efforts to advance the future of imaging through cutting-edge technology.

Community Conversations: Representing Queerness
Sunday, March 4, 2018
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Perelman Building
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

How is queerness represented in popular and visual culture, both past and present? We’ll consider this question using the exhibition Keith Smith at Home as our starting point.

​Community Conversations are open discussions about socially relevant topics.

Day Trip to the Collective Design Fair, New York
Friday, March 9, 2018
Starts at 9:00 a.m.
By invitation only
Free for Techné members

​Experience creative voices from around the world at the annual Collective Design Fair.

History of Your Museum
Sunday, March 11, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Perelman Media Room, Perelman Building

Art historian Elizabeth A. Anderson shares hidden stories behind the Museum’s rich holdings, from its Centennial Exhibition origins to the twenty-first century.

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.​​

Step into Unknown India
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Free for Techné members

​​​Explore a gallery dedicated to visionary collector Stella Kramrisch, and go behind the scenes in our private art storage with Darielle Mason, The Stella Kramrisch Curator of Indian and Himalayan Art, and project collaborator Pika Ghosh.​

Exclusive Look: Making Modern Times
Saturday, April 14, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Media Room, Perelman Building
Membership Required
Free tickets required
Free for Sustainer and above ($500+)

From jazz and the jitterbug to assembly lines and skylines: the early twentieth century was a time of great change. Enjoy coffee and conversation with Jessica Smith, curator of Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950, as she shares how artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Jacob Lawrence forged bold new styles to fit the times.

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.​

Conversation: Museum as Collaborator
Thursday, June 14, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Complimentary for Associates-level members and above

​​​​​​​Join us for a conversation about the ways the Museum has worked to deepen partnerships with government and community collaborators over the past year—from Parkway Centennial programming to Philadelphia Assembled. Also learn about the Museum’s tremendous economic impact and our ambitious plans for the future.​

Panel includes Gail Harrity, President and Chief Operating Officer; Nicole Allen White, Director of Government and External Affairs; and Damon Reaves, The Berton and Sallie Korman Associate Curator of Education for Community Engagement and Access.

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Courses & Workshops

Broaden your art horizons by being part of the action.

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Object Lessons
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Paid tickets required
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses

This is a three-part course (sign up for either Wednesday mornings or Thursday afternoons).
  • The Extravagant Baroque
    • Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
      • Thursday, January 25, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
        Take in the opulence of life in the 1600s and early 1700s. Together we’ll examine how Baroque sensibilities of theatricality and grandeur were expressed differently around the world, with a focus on art produced in Italy, the Netherlands, and Latin America.

        Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
    • Destination: Philadelphia
      • Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
        • Thursday, February 15, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
          • Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
            • Thursday, February 22, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
              • Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
                • Thursday, March 1, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
                  Explore the globe-trotting journeys that artists and collectors made to bring art treasures to the City of Brotherly Love.

                  Instructor: Justina Barrett, Museum Educator, Site Manager for Historic Houses

Second Saturday Sketch
Free after admission

Drop in and draw from Rodin’s masterpieces. Materials provided.

  • Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 9, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Art/Cinema III
South Terrace Conference Rooms A & B
Paid tickets required
$125; $100 members and Bryn Mawr Film Institute members
Cost includes Museum admission

Discover parallels between the making and study of art and film while gaining a greater understanding of the ways in which we approach creative works. This three-part course includes gallery visits and film clips that will enhance our discussion of photography, formalism, and documentary as represented in the Museum’s collection and world cinema.

​In collaboration with Bryn Mawr Film Institute
  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Saturday, March 17, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Museum Library, Perelman Building
Free
Museum admission not included

​​Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need to be added or updated. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.

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Wednesday Nights

Experience the unexpected every Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:45 p.m., when Museum admission is Pay What You Wish.

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Gameplay
Every Wednesday night, 5:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Hollis Baldeck Gallery 239, 2nd floor
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Yoga
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201
Indian Temple Hall (Gallery 224) on April 11, 2018
Free tickets required
First come, first served; space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.

Community Conversations: Arts Advocacy
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Gallery 175, 1st floor
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

In a politically charged climate, what role should the arts play? Join other visitors for a facilitated conversation with Museum educators.

Inside Look: Old Masters Now
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

Stories behind the works, from the people who know them best.

  • Keeping Up with El Greco
    • Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
      Investigate two compelling works by the Greek master with Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings; and Mark Castro, Consulting Curator of Latin American Art. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
  • Unveiling Titian
    • Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
      • Saturday, February 17, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
        Join Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings, for a conversation about the recently restored Portrait of Archbishop Filippo Archinto. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.

Chef Demo: For Chocolate Lovers
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Museum Café
Paid tickets required
$55 ($50 members); includes Museum admission

Show your love with a special Valentine's Day chef demo of chocolaty desserts.

Community Conversations: The Legacy of MLK
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

What is the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? In what ways does his dream for America still resonate?

Join us for community conversations in the galleries. Quotes from Dr. King’s most famous speeches will be paired with artwork and used as inspiration for dialogue facilitated by educators from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Bryn Mawr College, and the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

​Community Conversations are open discussions about socially relevant topics. This program is a part of NewCORE’s 2018 MLK Legacy Conversations: 80/80.
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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