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Member Programs

Members of the Philadelphia Museum of Art are invited to enhance their experiences at the Museum through a variety of exclusive opportunities, including tours that highlight the permanent collection, special exhibition preview days, and bus trips and enrichment programs that provide social and educational opportunities to engage with other Museum members. Member tours can be reserved by calling the Ticket Center at 215-235-7469, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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Tour: Introduction to the Collection
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Get an overview of some of the Museum’s most renowned treasures.

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017, Starts at 2:15 p.m.

Schuylkill Stroll
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Enjoy nature, architecture, history, and public art in Fairmount Park on this 90-minute stroll along the Schuylkill River. Moderate walking involved; weather permitting.

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Members Night: Philadelphia Assembled
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building
Membership Required
Free for Members
Members free; guests $10

​Explore the galleries in this after-hours member event. Celebrate Philadelphia Assembled, an exhibition that joins art and civic engagement. Enjoy stories and conversations with collaborators and local community members. Light bites and refreshments available for purchase; complimentary transportation between the main Museum building and the Perelman Building.

Tour: Jewish Connections
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

In this tour, discover Jewish art in its many facets, from 17th-century masterpieces to cutting-edge contemporary art.

Tour: Rodin Museum
Thursday, September 28, 2017
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Tours meet at the Rodin Museum.

Explore some of the world’s most renowned masterpieces of sculpture.

Tour: Surrealism
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Take a look at the avant-garde movements of the 20th century and the works that inspired these powerful directions in art.

  • Saturday, October 7, 2017, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Friday, October 27, 2017, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Tour: Duchamp's Legacy
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Learn about the artist Marcel Duchamp and how he inspired generations of artists.

  • Sunday, October 8, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Friday, October 20, 2017, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 6:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

The Future of Your Museum: Expanding and Enhancing
Sunday, October 8, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building

Hear more about the plans for our Frank Gehry–led transformation, from Jessica Sharpe, Director of Visitor Operations and Membership.

Tour: Saints and Sinners
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Meet the saints and sinners of our collection, whose unique lives inspired artists to create works of wonder and beauty.

  • Thursday, October 12, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, October 19, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 29, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Trolley Trip: Martin Puryear and the Print Center
Thursday, October 12, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Membership Required
Paid tickets required
$40 members; $50 member guests. Includes transportation, guided tour, and light refreshments.

Experience Martin Puryear’s Big Bling, the artist’s largest temporary outdoor sculpture. Then enjoy an exclusive tour of Martin Puryear: Prints, 1962–2016 at the Print Center with exhibition curator Ruth Fine and Shelley Langdale, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Tour: Scandalous
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Art can be downright scandalous. Join us as we reveal the controversies inherent in each brushstroke, nude, and artistic impulse.​​

  • Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 21, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Exclusive Look: The Art of the Peales
Thursday, October 19, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Membership Required
Free tickets required
Free for Sustainer and above ($500+)

Explore the breadth of work created by the Peale family with Carol Soltis, Project Associate Curator.

Tour: Things That Go Bump
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Invoke the spirit of Halloween with a tour of the Museum’s spooky side.

  • Sunday, October 22, 2017, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Members Previews: Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection
Dorrance Galleries
Membership Required
Free tickets required

Experience Old Masters Now before it opens to the public.

  • Friday, October 27, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 29, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 2, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

New Member Meet & Greet
Saturday, November 4, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Rooms A & B
Membership Required
Free tickets required
Free for members. Space is limited; reservations required.

Get the inside scoop and learn how to make the most of your membership this year. Join us in the galleries to discover a few secrets of the collection. Afterward, meet fellow insiders and meet Museum staff while enjoying complimentary snacks.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show Meet & Greet Tour
Membership Required
Paid reservations required
Members $25; member guests $30

Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour highlighted by informal discussions with three artists about their work. Following the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the show at your leisure.

  • Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 10, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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

  • Creation Made Visible
    • Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
      Examine the painter’s process through imaging technology with Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation.
  • 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.

Member Appreciation Days
Membership Required
Free for Members

Your support is invaluable. Visit the Museum November 30 through December 3 for exclusive opportunities and offers designed just for you.

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 1, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 2, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 3, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Art in Focus: New in the Galleries
Thursday, November 30, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Gallery 119
Membership Required
Free tickets required
Free for Sponsors ($500) and above. Space is limited; reservations required.

Join Elisabeth Agro, Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts, for a tour of At the Center: Masters of American Craft. This installation focuses on people who have shaped the field of American modern and contemporary craft.

A Conversation with the Director
Sunday, December 3, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Membership Required
Free tickets required
Members free. Space is limited; reservations are required.​​​

Be part of an insightful exchange with Timothy Rub, our George D. Widener Director and CEO. He'll answer questions submitted by members. Hear about upcoming exhibitions, the expansion and renovation of our main building, and the overall vision for the future of the Museum.

Young Friends Events & Programs

Designed for the area’s most culturally engaged young professionals, the Young Friends program offers captivating events with curators and local artists, art-inspired excursions throughout Philadelphia, and interactive social events designed to spark a lifelong love affair with art.
Young Friends Open House
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony
SOLD OUT

Connect with new and familiar faces over casual conversation and complimentary cocktails. Learn about the Young Friends program, the difference it makes in the art community, and upcoming events.

First Friday: Inside Out
Friday, October 6, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Meet at 2nd and Market Streets, Philadelphia
Young Friends Program
Reservations required
Free for Young Friends; Young Friend guests $5. Space is limited; reservations are required.

Encounter art in unexpected places. Explore the newest Inside Out installation in Old City during First Friday and see how the Museum is bringing its collection into the community. Followed by a nearby happy hour.

Fall into Art Promotional Event
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
20 S. 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Young Friends Program
Reservations required
Free for Young Friends and public. Space is limited.

Join us at The Study,​ one of the city’s newest hotels and event spaces. Enjoy drink specials and complimentary hors d’oeuvres while hearing all about our upcoming Fall into Art party. This event is open to all so bring your friends.

Fall into Art
Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Great Stair Hall
Art-chic cocktail attire
Proceeds benefit the Museum
Paid tickets required
$65; $45 for Young Friends

Party with a purpose in the Museum’s Great Stair Hall. Enjoy after-hours access to art, dancing to the sounds of DJ Royale, an open bar, and surprises around every corner. Visit www.philamuseum.org/yfevent for more information.

Hosted by the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Presented by Neiman Marcus

Associates and Chairman’s Council

Through unique and diverse events and exclusive access to Museum experts, Associates and Chairman's Council members witness firsthand how their support positively impacts the art, the people, and the programs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Associates Events

Fall Kickoff: Homecoming at the Museum
Monday, September 25, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Vaulted Walkway
Associates Level Required
By invitation only

Grab a hard hat and go behind the scenes with our facilities staff and Museum leadership. Then toast to the future and another exciting year of programming.

Chairman’s Council Day Trip
Friday, October 6, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Limited to Chairman’s Council members

​Meet in Greenwich Village to explore two historic artists’ studios. Visit the 19th-century townhouse where sculptor Chaim Gross lived and worked, and explore the former studio of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Between visits, enjoy lunch at one of the neighborhood’s hottest restaurants.​

The Art of Medicine: Anatomy, Ailments, and Antidotes
The Abigail Rebecca Cohen Study Room, Perelman Building
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free for Associates-level members and above

Get to know our Ars Medica collection and other seldom-highlighted areas of the collection that illustrate medical history or practice.

  • Thursday, November 2, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Breakfast Tour of Old Masters Now
Thursday, November 9, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Dorrance Galleries
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free for Associates-level members and above

Go on a guided tour of the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection and enjoy breakfast in the Great Stair Hall.​

Chairman's Council Events

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