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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, January 20, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 21, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 26, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 27, 2018, Starts at 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018, 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.

  • Bosch/Not Bosch
    • 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.

Talks & Tours

In the Artist’s Voice: Jas Knight
Sunday, January 21, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries
Free after admission
Space is limited; first come, first served.

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.
Throughout the Museum

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


Music: Osagie
5:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Philly-based DJ, producer, and record collector Osagie spins a mix of disco, soul, hip-hop, house, and more.


Museum Science: Cultural Caretakers
5:30–6:30 p.m.
Gallery 258, 2nd floor
Hear from one of our conservation scientists about the high-tech way we’re able to figure out the age of a painting without disturbing the artwork.


Detours: Artful Rounds
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet outside Old Masters Now (Dorrance Galleries, first floor).
In these unconventional gallery tours for the adventurous, join Penn and Temple med students as they diagnose figures in paintings and prescribe treatments.


In-Gallery Gaming: Art or Surgery?
6:00–6:45 p.m.
Gallery 111, 1st floor
Compete with your friends to win prizes in this game hosted by Philadelphia performer extraordinaire Jess Conda. Explore an assortment of unusual objects from the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Mütter Museum, and then figure out whether they were used to make art or perform surgery.
First come, first served.


Music: Crash Course in Science
6:45 p.m.
Resnick Rotunda 161, 1st floor
This legendary post-punk band creates a distinctive brand of noise-pop dance music using altered drum machines and homemade synthesizers.


Music: Dan Deacon
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Get ready for some high-voltage energy when this experimental electronic composer and musician with a penchant for the absurd joins the crowd for one of his famed interactive live shows.

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 in this discussion led by our library staff.

To receive notices about upcoming book club programs, email .​

​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. (SOLD OUT)
  • Saturday, February 10, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

Performances

Music in the Galleries
Dorrance Galleries

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

  • 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

  • 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.

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