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Entertain. Inspire. Celebrate.

Contact the Office of Special Events at 215-684-7310 or online to plan your next event >>


Invite your clients, colleagues and friends to a private evening at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art makes available its facilities at the Main Building, the Rodin Museum, the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building, the Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden, and the East Terrace to private, public and non-profit organizations and to individuals for special events to increase community awareness and appreciation of the Museum and to support its programs.

Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting will be the must-see summer event in Philadelphia. Paul Durand-Ruel played a pivotal role in the rise of Impressionism, inspiring and sustaining Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, and other artists. On view June 21–September 10, this exhibition’s only U.S. venue is Philadelphia. Discover more about entertaining among the collections.

Stephen STARR Events is the exclusive caterer, guaranteeing an unparalleled culinary experience.We invite you to explore entertaining at the Museum – you are sure to be inspired.

Corporate Partners of the Philadelphia Museum of Art receive special entertaining benefits.

View the Museum’s Entertaining Access Policy >>

A wide variety of events are permitted, including:
  • Corporate business meetings, programs, and events
  • Social occasions for individuals, including graduations, anniversaries, birthdays, engagements, receptions and other milestone events
  • Wedding ceremonies at the Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden, on the East Terrace of the Museum, at the Rodin Museum and at the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building

We regret the Museum is unavailable for:
  • Events for minors (under 18), i.e. children’s birthday parties, mitzvahs, or proms
  • Political fundraising events (with exceptions for the U.S. Presidential and Vice Presidential level)
  • Commercial sales programs

The Museum is a limited resource and availability is subject to Museum activities and programming.


Venues

The iconic grandeur of the Main Building...the old-meets-new elegance of the Perelman Building...the intimate drama of the Rodin Museum... We invite you to explore the possibilities of entertaining at one of our remarkable settings.



Philadelphia Museum of Art

As one of the most distinctive and stunning landmarks in the city, the Philadelphia Museum of Art features many unique settings that make exquisite backdrops for unforgettable entertaining. Whether it's a thirteenth-century French Medieval cloister or a grand balcony adorned with rare seventeenth-century tapestries, you are sure to find a distinguished setting for your event.




Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building

The Perelman Building stands nearby the main Museum building and is among the most distinctive architectural structures in the Benjamin Franklin Parkway area, featuring one of the city’s most elaborate Art Deco facades. After major renovations, the space re-opened in 2007 as the new home for the Costume and Textiles, Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, and Modern and Contemporary Design galleries. Venues for entertaining include a sky-lit galleria, a historic marble entry hall, and an outdoor sculpture garden.




Rodin Museum

As home to the largest collection Auguste Rodin’s works outside of Paris, the Rodin Museum makes a stunning venue for entertaining. In addition to the bronze castings, plaster studies, drawings, and prints on display, guests will be awed by dramatic masterpieces such as The Burghers of Calais, The Thinker, and the monumental Gates of Hell.


Catering


Stephen STARR Events offers full-service catering with restaurant-quality fare inspired by seasonal and local ingredients. With inventive cuisine, artful presentation, and sincere hospitality, STARR Events creates customized experiences to complement entertaining within the Museum’s world-renowned collection and special exhibitions.


Weddings


The Philadelphia Museum of Art and Stephen STARR Events are excited to welcome wedding celebrations and related events in the Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden, on the East Terrace, at the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building, and at the Rodin Museum. Home to some of the most celebrated and beautiful works of art in the world, these architectural gems and gardens are the perfect setting for hosting the most special occasions.


Corporate Entertaining


Celebrate landmark occasions with your clients and employees. Commemorate business achievements and launches among our acclaimed collections. Corporate Partners and members of the Philadelphia Museum of Art receive preferred pricing and dates.



Distinctive Services


Our focus is on making sure your function is nothing short of spectacular. With impeccable attention to detail, these experienced planners will work with you to ensure your every objective is met from conception to completion.

  • Certified Special Events Professional
  • Complimentary Coat Check
  • Corporate Sales
  • Custom Retail
  • Gold Standard Audio-Visual team
  • Museum Tour Guides and Curators
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Security Presence
  • Temperature-Controlled Environments
  • Vendor Referrals
  • Wi-Fi Access



For more information, please contact The Office of Special Events by phone at 215-684-7310 or by e-mail at .

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