Return to Previous Page

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.

Courses

Expand your knowledge of artistic traditions and cultural history in one of the Museum's courses. Learn about styles and techniques. See how geography and history have shaped social and cultural development through the ages—with one of the nation's most respected art museums as your classroom.

Prices for courses include Museum admission. Free Infrared Listening Systems are available at the West Information Desk for auditorium lectures.

View Courses >>

Four Aspects of Art Nouveau
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
Paid tickets required
$120 ($96 members). Individual tickets to Thursday lectures may be purchased for $30 ($24 members)
Tickets for the two lectures on Saturday for $60 ($48 members).
To purchase tickets for the full Course, please call the Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Elizabeth Anderson, Independent Art Historian
This course examines Art Nouveau, the international decorative style that flourished in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

  • Lecture 1: Hector Guimard and Paris Art Nouveau
  • Lecture 2: Victor Horta, Henry van de Velde, and Belgian Art Nouveau
  • Lecture 3: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the “Glasgow School”
  • Lecture 4: August Endell and the Jugendstil Movement
  • Thursday, March 12, 2015, Starts at 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 14, 2015, Starts at 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 19, 2015, Starts at 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 26, 2015, Starts at 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 28, 2015, Starts at 10:30 a.m.

Revolution!: Art in the U.S., 1776 to 1913
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
Paid tickets required
$120 ($96 members). Individual tickets to Thursday lectures may be purchased for $30 ($24 members)
Tickets for the two lectures on Saturday for $60 ($48 members).
To purchase tickets for the full Course, please call the Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Elizabeth Milroy, The Zoë and Dean Pappas Curator of Education, Public Programs
Learn how American painters and sculptors reworked European traditions to create art for a new nation.

  • Lecture 1: Who was an American?
  • Lecture 2: Manifest Destiny and the National Landscape
  • Lecture 3: Conversations, Critics, and Exchanges
  • Lecture 4: The Armory Show and a National Salon
  • Thursday, March 12, 2015, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 14, 2015, Starts at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 19, 2015, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 26, 2015, Starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 28, 2015, Starts at 2:00 p.m.

The Language of Film
Location: Perelman Media Room
Paid tickets required
$125 ($100 members and Bryn Mawr Film Institute members)

Lecturer: Andrew J. Douglas, Director of Education, Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Diegesis, mise-en-scene, and chiaroscuro are not trendy Center City nightspots but rather some of the key terms of film analysis. This course introduces students to cinematic grammar, giving them the vocabulary and frames of reference to view and discuss motion pictures in an insightful and critical manner.

Screenings largely consist of clips from a wide assortment of films illustrating different aspects of the medium’s language, including cinematography, sound, editing, and narrative. In addition, some of the most memorable images in cinema history are showcased and enriched with commentary by the cinematographers who made them.

From a very early age, we are all able to follow—and be delighted by—movies, but far too often, we continue to approach cinema like the same passive viewers we were as children. Join us to learn to engage with the medium on its own terms and to discover some of the techniques by which we make meaning of the movies we see. Understanding the language of film allows you to get more enjoyment out of your cinematic experience—and to impress your friends at the post-movie discussion!

This course is offered in collaboration with Bryn Mawr Film Institute.
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Beyond the Water-Lily Pond: Reexamining French Impressionism
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
Paid tickets required
$120 ($96 members). Individual tickets to Thursday lectures may be purchased for $30 ($24 members)
Tickets for the two lectures on Saturday for $60 ($48 members).
To purchase tickets for the full Course, please call the Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.

Lecturer: Jane E. Boyd, Independent Curator
Look beyond familiar images to examine historical and critical context, innovative artistic techniques, and new subjects of French Impressionist paintings.

  • Lecture 1: Rebels and Critics: French Impressionism in Context
  • Lecture 2: Painting Quickly? Artistic Techniques and Methods
  • Lecture 3: Bridges, Trains, and Factories: The Industrial Landscape
  • Lecture 4: Trading Gazes: Men and Women in the City and Suburbs
  • Thursday, April 9, 2015, Starts at 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 16, 2015, Starts at 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 18, 2015, Starts at 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 23, 2015, Starts at 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 25, 2015, Starts at 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 30, 2015, Starts at 1:30 p.m.

Close


Concerts and Performances

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is proud to join with local, national, and international distinguished musicians for an array of concerts and performances inspired by the Museum's collection and current exhibitions. Come and experience the wonderful connection between the visual and performing arts.

View Concerts and Performances >>

The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
Paid tickets required
Tickets available only through the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society at 215-569-8080 or at pcmsconcerts.org. Museum members receive a 20% discount.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is delighted to continue its collaboration with The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society in this series.

  • Kim Kashkashian, viola, and Péter Nagy, piano
    • Sunday, March 8, 2015, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
      Two of today’s most compelling creative voices team up for a program featuring László Tihanyi’s Eight Invocations to the Lunar Phases.
  • Marina Piccinini, flute, and Michael Brown, piano
    • Sunday, March 29, 2015, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
      Marina Piccinini is known for her flawless technical command of the flute and charismatic stage presence. She is accompanied by pianist and composer Michael Brown.
  • Dalí Quartet and Ricardo Morales, clarinet
    • Sunday, April 12, 2015, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
      The Dalí Quartet teams up with Philadelphia Orchestra principal clarinetist Ricardo Morales for an afternoon of music from Spain and Latin America.

In the Midst of Things
Location: Perelman Skylit Atrium
Free after admission

This new work reconstructs the oratorio of Joseph Haydn’s "The Creation" (1796-98), which is based on the Book of Genesis and John Milton’s epic poem "Paradise Lost" (1667). Drawing from a tradition of epic poetry by opening in medias res, the artists subject The Creation to a series of reversals, inversions, and interruptions. These interventions on the original musical score are mirrored by the singers’ physical movements throughout the space, poetically suggesting a reconsideration of time and the origins of humankind.

  • Saturday, March 21, 2015, Starts at 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.

A Concert for Elephants
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Perelman Skylit Atrium
Free after admission

This performance revisits a concert from May 29, 1798, in which an orchestra played for the elephants Hans and Parkie in the Jardin de Plantes at the Museum of Natural History in Paris. Restaging this first documented attempt to use human-generated music to communicate with animals, the performance takes place in both the open space of the Skylit Atrium and in the Levy Gallery where it specifically intersects with the film Apotomē.

Music in the Galleries with The Curtis Institute of Music

Join us for these informal concerts in the galleries by the gifted young musicians of the Curtis Institute of Music. Prior to each concert, we look at a work of art and interpret it within the context of the performance. For all ages – music and art lovers alike!

Music in the Galleries is generously supported by Cooke & Bieler, LP.
  • The Large Bathers
    • Saturday, March 28, 2015, Starts at 1:30 p.m., and 2:15 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
      Location: Resnick Rotunda 161 and Women's Committee Gallery 164
      A distinctive mix of strings and winds takes center stage.
  • Four Seasons
    • Saturday, April 18, 2015, Starts at 1:30 p.m., and 2:15 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
      Location: Gallery 159
      A quartet of composers comprise this program for violin duo.

Close


Films

Join other movie lovers for screenings of films and documentaries connected to the Museum's collection and exhibitions.

View Films >>

Ink and Gold Film Series
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium

Join host Robert Buscher, Festival Director of the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, for a Japanese film that compliments Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.

  • From Up On Poppy Hill (2011)
    • Sunday, March 22, 2015, Starts at 1:00 p.m.
      Directed by Goro Miyazaki, son of world-renowned animator Hayao Miyazaki, this feature-length anime is a nostalgic, coming-of-age story about a group of teens who work together to save their school clubhouse from being demolished. Set in mid-1960s Yokohama, this film beautifully captures urban Japan during the postwar reconstruction period while exploring memories of loss and longing in the aftermath of war. The continuity in storytelling and engrossing animation style shared between father and son reflect an interesting parallel to the apprenticeship system of the Kano School.

Member Feature Film - The Essential Film Noir: Out of the Past (1947)
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
Membership Required
Free for Members
Member invited guests $8

Don’t miss this film noir classic, hosted by Dr. Moylan C. Mills of Penn State University. In this thriller, Robert Mitchum finds he can’t escape his former life when Kirk Douglas and Jane Greer entangle him in a web of murder and double-dealings.
This program is generously sponsored by Gloria Pasline.

Close


Lectures and Symposia

Join distinguished lecturers from both the Museum staff and the local, national, and international academic communities for further exploration into topics related to Museum’s collection and current exhibitions.

View Lectures and Symposia >>

Fraktur and the Everyday Lives of Germans in Pennsylvania and the Atlantic World, 1683–1850
Reservations required
Tickets to the conference are free. Registration required through the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania

During the spring of 2015, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Winterthur Museum will host exhibitions showcasing their extensive collections of fraktur, one of the most distinctive and beloved types of American folk art. The conference is jointly organized by the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, with the participation of the German Society of Pennsylvania and the Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library.

For more information and to register, visit mceas.org/fraktur.

This conference is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Drawn with Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur from the Joan and Victor Johnson Collection, and has been supported by grants from the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Friday, March 6, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 7, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Exploring the Art of Fraktur

Join us for two public lectures on the whimsical art of fraktur, one of the most distinctive and beloved types of American folk art.

These lectures are offered in conjunction with the exhibition Drawn with Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur from the Joan and Victor Johnson Collection, and have been supported by grants from the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
  • Paint and Paper Speak! Evidence-Based Study of Fraktur at Winterthur
    • Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
      Joan Irving, paper conservator, Winterthur Museum
  • This Curious Art’: Early Collectors of Pennsylvania German Folk Art
    2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Elizabeth Stillinger, Independent Scholar

Disrupted and Disarticulated: Body Politics in Contemporary African Art
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium

With Okwui Enwezor, Director of the Haus der Kunst in Munich and Artistic Director of the 2015 Venice Biennale
Discover how artists such as Marlene Dumas and Wangechi Mutu negotiate the territories between race, gender, locality, and the body.

The Roz Perry Memorial Lecture - Franklin's Connections: Japan and Philadelphia in the Nineteenth Century
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium

With Adelaide Ferguson, Global Education Consultant
Celebrate the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival with Adelaide Ferguson, contributing editor to Phila-Nipponica: An Historic Guide to Philadelphia and Japan. Ferguson will discuss the key role played by Philadelphia Quakers in opening diplomatic relations with Japan; the lives of famous Japanese who lived in Philadelphia; and Robert Walker Irwin, a descendent of Benjamin Franklin who became the first American to legally marry a Japanese woman.

Structural Adjustment: Mapping, Geography, and the Visual Cultures of Blackness
Friday, April 10, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium

With Steven Nelson, Associate Professor of African and African American Art History, University of California, Los Angeles
The visual practices of artists Mark Bradford, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Houston Conwill, Moshekwa Langa, and Julie Mehretu—who use mapping and geography in their works—are explored. Nelson discusses how these artists reshape our understanding of African ancestry, notions of diaspora, and urban spaces.

This is the keynote lecture of the 20th Annual Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art.

The 20th Annual Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art
Saturday, April 11, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium

Graduate students from nine mid-Atlantic colleges and universities present current research. This symposium is sponsored by the Museum, Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

An Italian Maestro: Lino Taliapietra in Conversation
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium

Lino Tagliapietra in conversation with Elisabeth Agro, The Nancy M. McNeil Associate Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts
In the late 1970s, noted Italian glass artist Lino Tagliapietra introduced American glass artists to new levels of technical virtuosity as well as the traditional glassmaking techniques of his native Murano. With Elisabeth Agro, Tagliapietra explains how his admiration for the independent spirit and audacity of American studio glass artists changed the dynamic of his own work.

The lecture is being held in conjunction with Tradition Reinvented: Italian and American Glass from the Collection of Geraldine Dattilo Jawer and Edward Jawer in gallery 268.

Art and Design in the Postdigital World
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt auditorium

With Ron Labaco, Marcia Docter Curator, Museum of Arts and Design, and Doug Bucci, Designer and Educator
Ron Labaco, museum curator, will discuss the role that digital fabrication has played in art, design, and architecture since 2005. Doug Bucci, designer and educator, will explain how the digital process allows for creative freedom unfound in traditional hand-made practices.

This lecture is hosted by the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show.

The Rose Susan Hirschhorn Behrend Lecture: The Afterlife of Piet Mondrian
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium

With Nancy Troy, Victoria and Roger Sant Professor in Art and Department Chair, Stanford University
Author Nancy Troy discusses her new book on Piet Mondrian, exploring how the post-war circulation, publication and appropriation of the artist’s paintings allowed them to take on new meanings in the 1960s. The lecture will be followed by a book signing.

Patients First: Common Sense Solutions in Healthcare Design
Friday, May 29, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium

With Michael Graves, Robert Schirmer Professor of Architecture Emeritus, Princeton University
Learn how personal tragedy inspired American architect Michael Graves to use design to improve patient care in projects that range from a revolutionary transport chair to performance textiles for healthcare environments.

This program is made possible through the generous support of Collab, the Museum’s Modern and Contemporary Design Group.

Close


Gallery Programs

Experience the Museum’s collection in new ways at one of our gallery programs. Take part in a Spotlight Gallery Conversation for an in-depth look at an individual masterpiece. Join Museum staff, artists, and other guests for art talks and gallery happenings.

View Gallery Programs >>

Spotlight Gallery Conversation
Location: Meet at Diego Rivera’s mural Liberation of the Peon, near the Museum store on the balcony, first floor

Philadelphia Museum of Art educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania bring objects from the permanent collection to life during a 45-minute conversation in one of the Museum’s two hundred galleries. All programs are subject to change.

  • Virgin and Child, 1646, by José Jusepe de Ribera
    • Friday, March 6, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, March 7, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Fourth Pennsylvania Cavalry, 1861, America
    • Thursday, March 12, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, March 13, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, March 14, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Le Bon Bock, 1873, by Édouard Manet
    • Thursday, March 19, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, March 20, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, March 21, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Saint Francis of Assisi, c. 1427, by Fra Angelico
    • Thursday, March 26, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, March 27, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, March 28, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Untitled (Blackboard), 1980, by Joseph Beuys
    • Thursday, April 2, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, April 3, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, April 4, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Arab Chief, 1874, by Mariano Fortuny y Carbó
    • Thursday, April 9, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, April 10, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, April 11, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Landscape with a Wooded Road, 1662, by Meindert Hobbema
    • Thursday, April 16, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, April 17, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, April 18, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • To the Universe, 1918, by Rockwell Kent
    • Thursday, April 23, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, April 24, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, April 25, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Lute Player, c. 1620, by Theodor Rombouts
    • Thursday, May 7, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, May 8, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, May 9, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Portait of Dr. Samuel D. Gross (The Gross Clinic), 1875, by Thomas Eakins
    • Thursday, June 11, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, June 12, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, June 13, 2015, Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Make Stuff

In this drop-in program, craft handmade objects or make art amid the Museum’s collection. Projects vary from sketching or knitting in the galleries to building a Lego mansion or creating a puzzle. Make Stuff programs are perfect for anyone looking for a relaxed, creative atmosphere.

  • Origami Mania
    • Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      • Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
        • Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
          • Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
            • Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
              • Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
                • Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
                  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
                    Learn the ancient art of origami and transform a flat piece of paper into a beautifully-folded design. Make an origami design for yourself, and leave another one at the Museum to be included in a large-scale installation on April 29.

"The Masterpieces" with Joshua R. Helmer
Meets in the Great Stair Hall

Featuring works by such artists as Van Eyck, Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso, and others, “The Masterpieces” tour delivers just that—a look at some of the collection’s greatest treasures.

  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Yoga
Free tickets required after Museum admission

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga while surrounded by the Museum’s collection. Class size varies according to gallery location.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
  • Location: Gallery 288
    • Wednesday, March 11, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Gallery 201
    • Wednesday, April 1, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, April 8, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, April 15, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, April 29, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Gallery 206
    • Wednesday, May 6, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, May 13, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, May 27, 2015, Starts at 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.

Second Saturday Sketch
Free after admission

Come be inspired by the Rodin Museum and its gardens. On the second Saturday of each month, learn a different sketching technique. Topics vary and include the Rodin Museum’s building, sculptures, and the garden, weather permitting. Materials are provided, though bring your own if you’d like (sketch pads, and drawing or charcoal pencils only, please). This drop-in program is primarily aimed at an adult audience.

  • Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 13, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

In Rodin's Studio: Portrait Sitters and Models
Free after admission

What was it like to have Rodin make your portrait? Discover what Gustave Mahler, Gerorge Bernard Shaw, Pope Benedict XV, and others thought of the experience with Curator, Jennifer Thompson.

  • Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
  • Saturday, March 21, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Last Wednesdays - March

On the last Wednesday of the month experience a dynamic mix of art, performances, and entertainment.

  • Represent Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
      Location: Seminar Room

      Help us improve how African American artists are represented online. Learn how to create and edit information about these artists on Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia. An introduction to editing will be taught from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed by an open editing session. New and experienced editors are welcome; laptops and power cords are encouraged. Be sure to create a Wikipedia account beforehand so you’re ready to edit with us.
  • Push/Pull: Precession of Healing with Amber Arts Collective
    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Location: Begins in Gallery 239

    The Amber Art Collective will create a multi-media performance inspired by the MOVE movement bombing of 1985. Through an interactive presentation of music, projections, interviews, costumes and photography, visitors will be asked to collaborate and reflect on this historic event and its effect on the cultural makeup of the Philadelphia community.
  • Tracie Morris
    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Location: Gallery 161

    Tracie Morris is a self-identified sound poet that ingeniously mixes narrative and music to create a singular style of performance. She and her trio host an evening of original works that are inspired by the exhibition Represent: 200 Years of African American Art.
  • Close


    Workshops

    Broaden your horizons and immerse yourself in a subject of interest for hours of learning and fun in a relaxed, inspiring environment.

    View Workshops >>

    The Art of Tea
    Sunday, April 19, 2015
    1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Paid reservations required
    $90 ($72 members)

    Go on an exclusive guided tour of Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano, followed by an intimate tea ceremony and tasting at Shofuso, the Japanese House and Garden in West Fairmount Park. Price includes admission to the exhibition, trolley transportation to Shofuso, and a private demonstration led by the Urasenke Philadelphia tea school. Meets in the West Lobby. Limited to 30 participants.

    Sewing the Tomato Patch
    Paid reservations required
    $20 ($15 members)

    Spend the afternoon with artist Shelley Spector and contribute to the exhibition of her work, Shelley Spector: Keep the Home Fires Burning. Participants will collaborate with Spector to create textile tomatoes that will become a part of the artwork in the show. This workshop is limited to 15 participants, ages 12 to adult.

    • Sunday, April 26, 2015, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, May 17, 2015, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, June 14, 2015, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Close


    For more information, please contact The Division of Education by phone at 215-684-7580, by fax at 215-236-4063, or by e-mail at .

    Return to Previous Page