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College programs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are designed to appeal to a diverse audience of students, from groups of friends on a weekend visit to specific classes on organized academic tours.

Museum Studies Internship Program

The Museum Studies Internship Program is an unpaid volunteer internship opportunity that exposes interns to the inner workings of a major metropolitan museum, promoting an awareness of careers in the field through experiences not available in most academic settings. The Museum selects a diverse group of talented undergraduate and graduate students from a highly competitive, international pool of candidates.

College Tours

The Museum encourages college group tours of the galleries. Self-guided tours are an easy way to transfer an established classroom dynamic to a new and exciting learning environment. Knowledgeable Museum staff members are also available for guided tours that can address a wide range of curricular topics.

Please book in advance. Prearranging your tour will expedite the admissions process. For reservations, please call 215-684-7580.

  • Museum Staff-Led Tours are offered Tuesdays through Fridays, 12:00–4:00 p.m. There is a $75 lecture fee plus $12 admission per student with valid ID. These tours must be booked at least one month in advance and are subject to staff availability.
  • Self-Guided Tours are offered Tuesdays through Sundays, 12:00–4:00 p.m. There is a $12 admission fee per student with valid ID. These tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance.


Join over 2,000 national and international students for a day of exhibitions, special programs, and tours at some of the city’s most exciting cultural centers.

This year's CollegeFest is Saturday, September 12, 2015 >>

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Explore themes in selected works of art through papers and texts as presented by leading art historians and conservators.

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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.

  • Sunflowers, 1888 or 1889, by Vincent van Gogh
    • Thursday, July 7, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, July 8, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, July 9, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Fountain, 1950 (replica of 1917 original), by Marcel Duchamp
    • Thursday, August 4, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, August 5, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.
    • Saturday, August 6, 2016, Starts at 11:00 a.m.

8th Annual Anne d’Harnoncourt Symposium

What if a museum collection was treated like a musical or choreographic score—existing both as a historical document and as the material for an interpretive performance that could be played at any moment? Join us for this thought experiment at the eighth annual Anne d’Harnoncourt Symposium: Museum as Score. We’ll discuss how the perception of the museum as a static archive is upended in today’s cultural context in which durational, event-based, and experimental artworks, exhibitions, projects, and programs are on the rise.

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  • Saturday, September 10, 2016, Starts at 10:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, September 11, 2016, Starts at 10:00 a.m.


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 .

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