Museum Studies Internship Program
- 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.
CollegeFest 2014Saturday, September 27, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free admission for college students with valid ID The Philadelphia Museum of Art will be participating in the annual CollegeFest on Saturday, September 27th, 2014. Now in its 28th year, CollegeFest is a daylong festival that offers college students (with valid college ID) free general admission to cultural institutions throughout the city, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Students visiting the Museum during CollegeFest can stroll through more than 200 galleries and take in the Museum’s extraordinary permanent collection including masterpieces by Monet and Cézanne to Brancusi and Duchamp. Stop by the Perelman building to see the exhibition Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love. At the Rodin Museum, students can download an interactive app and enjoy the gardens and Museum. For those interested in visiting the Museum year round, discounted memberships are available for full-time students.
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Known for his self-portraits and use of pop culture icons (such as Billie Holiday, Michael Jackson and Zinedine Zidane), Lyle Ashton Harris creates work in photographic media, collage, installation and performance to explore intersections between the personal and the political and the impact of ethnicity, gender and desire on the contemporary social, global and cultural dynamic. He will talk about his recent work and how he challenges the viewer's perceptions and expectations by adjusting the familiar with the extraordinary. The Arnold Newman Lectures at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are generously supported by The Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation.
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
With Meryle Secrest
Join award-winning author Meryle Secrest as she discusses her newly released biography of Elsa Schiaparelli, the first such study devoted to the grand couturier, surrealist, and embattled figure (her medium was apparel), whose extraordinary work has stood the test of time. The lecture will be followed by a book signing. The Irma and Herbert Barness Endowed Lectures at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are generously supported by The Irma and Herbert Barness Endowed Fund.
Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Leading scholar Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw hosts an engaging and thought-provoking conversation with contemporary artists included in the exhibition Represent: 200 Years of African American Art.
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 .