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A variety of special events are happening in conjunction with this exhibition, for members and the public alike.

Exhibition Tours

American Watercolors
Paid tickets required
$36 ($30 Members)

Enjoy a guided tour of American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent before the Museum is open to the public. Price includes a one-hour exhibition tour and general Museum admission.

Please arrive at the West Entrance 15 minutes prior to the start time. ​
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, April 2, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, April 7, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, April 9, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, April 14, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, May 5, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, May 7, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Teacher Workshops

Try a Technique: Watercolor
Saturday, March 25, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
3 NJ or PA hours
Location: Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
SOLD OUT

​​Delve into watercolor with this hands-on workshop inspired by the special exhibition American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent. Start by exploring the works in the exhibition and learning about how the medium of watercolor grew in popularity between 1860 and 1925. From illustrative detailed graphite drawings overlaid with watercolor washes, to loosely painted purely transparent watercolor paintings, you’ll experience the variety, spontaneity, and immediacy of watercolor. Then take brush to paper with teaching artist Rebecca Hoenig to experiment with the medium for yourself and bring back tips for your classroom.​

Courses & Workshops

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Sunday, March 26, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Library, Perelman Building
SOLD OUT

​Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism, focusing on women watercolorists. Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. We will provide reference materials and refreshments. The first 25 enrollees will also receive a complimentary same-day ticket to the exhibition American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent.

Facilitated by Mary Mark Ockerbloom (Wikipedian in Residence at the Chemical Heritage Foundation) and Sarah Beetham (adjunct lecturer in art history and material culture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts).

Members-Only

Members-Only Private Morning Tour of American Watercolors
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Lobby)
Membership Required
Paid tickets required
$40 for members, free for Patrons and above ($1,500+)

Start your morning with a crowd free exhibition tour led by those who helped bring American Watercolor to life.

Includes entrance to that day’s 10:30 a.m. Watercolor Salon.

  • Laura Fravel, Exhibition Assistant
    • Thursday, April 6, 2017, Starts at 9:30 a.m.
  • Kathleen Foster, Senior Curator of American Art
    • Saturday, May 6, 2017, Starts at 9:30 a.m.

Talks & Tours

Watercolor Salons
Location: Dorrance Program Room
Paid tickets required
$25 (Free for members); includes Museum and Special Exhibition admission
Call 215-235-7469 to reserve tickets

Lively conversations about American Watercolor and related topics.

Members join a private morning tour to complement these conversations.
  • Painting with Light
    • Thursday, April 6, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
      ​Examine the connections between stained glass and watercolor with artist Judith Schaechter and McNeil Curator of American Art Kathleen A. Foster. Funded by the Graduate Guides.
  • Philadelphia Illustrators
    • Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
      Author and illustrator Jerry Pinkney and exhibition assistant in American Art Laura Fravel highlight Philadelphia’s role in illustration. Funded by the Center for American Art.

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