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

Exhibition Tours

Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection

Enjoy a guided tour of Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 19, 2017, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 24, 2017, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 25, 2017, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 26, 2017, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.

Talks & Tours

Inside Look: Old Masters Now
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

Stories behind the works, from the people who know them best.

  • Creation Made Visible
    • Saturday, November 18, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
      Examine the painter’s process through imaging technology with Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
  • Debuts and Discoveries from Storage
    • Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
      Discover newly conserved paintings that haven’t been on view in decades with Christopher Atkins, The Agnes and Jack Mulroney Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and Manager of Curatorial Digital Programs and Initiatives. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
  • Sketching Outdoors with Constable, Courbet, and Monet
    • Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
      • Saturday, December 23, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
        Consider the logistics and challenges of painting outside with Jennifer Thompson, The Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting & Sculpture & Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection.​ This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
    • Between Our World and the Picture’s
      • Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
        Explore how frames set the stage in paintings with Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation.​ This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
    • Bosch/Not Bosch
      • Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
        • Saturday, January 20, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
          ​Delve into the question of who made a painting and how do we know with Christopher Atkins, The Agnes and Jack Mulroney Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and Manager of Curatorial Digital Programs and Initiatives; and Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
      • Keeping Up with El Greco
        • Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
          Investigate two compelling works by the Greek master with Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings; and Mark Castro, Consulting Curator of Latin American Art. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
      • Unveiling Titian
        • Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
          • Saturday, February 17, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
            Join Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings, for a conversation about the recently restored Portrait of Archbishop Filippo Archinto. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.

Members-Only

Exhibition Tour: Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Get a behind-the-scenes look at a living, breathing collection and experience first-hand how our understanding and appreciation of these works have evolved over the years.

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Sunday, November 26, 2017, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

Performances

Music in the Galleries
Dorrance Galleries

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

  • Zorá String Quartet
    • Saturday, December 2, 2017, Starts at 1:30 p.m., and 2:15 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
      Enjoy a contemplative performance centered around a composition by Beethoven and a painting by Rogier van der Weyden.

      ​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection
  • Looking Back, Looking Forward with the Curtis Institute of Music

Members-Only

Members-Only Inside Look: Old Masters Now
Dorrance Galleries
Membership Required
Paid tickets required
Members $30; Patron members ($1,500) and above receive two complimentary tickets

An opportunity for members to experience the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection without the crowds

  • Sketching Outdoors with Constable, Courbet, and Monet
    • Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
      Consider the logistics and challenges of painting outside with Jennifer Thompson, The Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting and Sculpture and Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection.​
  • Bosch/Not Bosch
    • Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
      ​Delve into the question of who made a painting and how do we know with Christopher Atkins, The Agnes and Jack Mulroney Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and Manager of Curatorial Digital Programs and Initiatives; and Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation.
  • Unveiling Titian
    • Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
      Join Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings, for a conversation about the recently restored Portrait of Archbishop Filippo Archinto.

Talks & Tours

In the Artist’s Voice: Jas Knight
Sunday, January 21, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries

Contemporary painter Jas Knight shares how he uses the styles and processes of the old masters to reflect on black experience.

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection

Friday Nights

Final Fridays: Weird Science
Friday, January 26, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Indulge your inner nerd with an evening devoted to experiments, discoveries, and art.

​Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection

Members-Only

Members’ Book Club: Old Masters, New World
Library, Perelman Building

Old Masters, New World: America’s Raid on Europe’s Great Pictures by Cynthia Saltzman
Get a backstage look at the cutthroat competition, intrigue, and financial maneuvering of collectors during the Gilded Age. This program includes coffee and a discussion led by our library staff.

To receive notices about upcoming book club programs, email memberservices@philamuseum.org.​

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection
  • Thursday, February 8, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 10, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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