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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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Winter Wonderland
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

See how the Museum’s collection captures the beauty and excitement of winter; including the landscapes, the holiday season and festive entertaining.

  • Sunday, December 11, 2016, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, December 18, 2016, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 29, 2016, Starts at 2:15 p.m.

Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

​​From the start of the Mexican Revolution to the aftermath of World War II, learn about how artists in Mexico were at the center of a great debate about their country's destiny.​

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016, Starts at 2:15 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Wednesday, December 28, 2016, Starts at 6:15 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

African American Art
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

This tour celebrates the contributions made by African American artists to the history of art and culture.

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016, Starts at 6:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 17, 2016, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Friday, December 23, 2016, Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Monet to Van Gogh
Tours meet in West Entrance (Lenfest Hall)

Simply put, this tour features some of the greatest impressionist and post-impressionist art in the world.

  • Thursday, December 15, 2016, Starts at 10:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016, Starts at 2:15 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Tuesday, December 27, 2016, Starts at 10:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)

Staff Secrets
Location: Pop-Up Members’ Lounge, Committee Room
Membership Required
Free for Members

A drop-in conversation hosted by curatorial, conservation, or program staff, held in the Pop-Up Members' Lounge.

  • Justyna Badach, Photography Studio
    • Friday, December 16, 2016, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Amanda Komarnicki, Visitor Services
    • Friday, December 23, 2016, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Jenny Thompson, European Painting and Sculpture ​
    • Friday, December 30, 2016, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Introduction to the Permanent Collection
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Now offered on the third Wednesday of each month, this members-only tour provides an overview of some of the Museum’s most renowned treasures in a variety of media.

How to un-confuse confusing art
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Ever look at art and just scratch your head? We all have, and we’re here to help. Join us for a lively, interactive tour that explores how to look at art in a new way. By understanding some basic symbols, stories, and metaphors that are commonly used by artists, you’ll be able to understand art as you never have. ​

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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 Professionals Across Philadelphia
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Great Stair Hall Balcony
Young Friends Program
Reservations required
Young Friends and members free; public $5; includes Museum admission

Looking to meet young professionals groups in Philadelphia committed to arts, culture, philanthropy, and service? Join the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and United Way’s Project NEXT for this networking event designed to connect those dedicated to making a difference in our city. Program includes Museum admission and a cash bar on the East Balcony during Wednesday Night programs. To follow the conversation on social media, use the hashtag #YPacrossPhilly.​

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

Dark Ages to Duchamp: Doors in the Museum's Collection
Associates Level Required
Reservations required
Free for Associates Members and Above ($2,500+)

Cross new thresholds with our curators and take a closer look at this surprising selection of works across the centuries.

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent Breakfast Tour
Thursday, March 9, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Associates Level Required
Reservations required
Free for Associates Members and above ($2,500+)

Learn about watercolor's rise as a major art form in the Museum's first American watercolor survey in over forty years featuring stunning masterworks from public and private collections across the country.

Behind the Scenes with the Library and Archives
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Associates Sponsors and above ($5,000+)

Learn how we collect and organize history to share our illustrious past with today’s scholars and future generations. Be the first to see our new digitization space and learn about the art information National Digital Stewardship Residency program, funded by a recent grant awarded to the Museum by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Lunch and Learn: The Museum in the Digital Age
Monday, April 3, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Associates Members and above ($2,500+)

Imagine making an ancient South Asian deity sculpture dance, or zooming into a painting so close you can see a two-haired brushstroke. Join our technology team as they share how the Museum's digital experience is being transformed through innovative tools that draw out the secrets and stories of our collection in thrilling new ways.

Curator as Detective
Thursday, June 8, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Associates Members and above ($2,500+)

Did we recently discover a hidden gem in our collection? See for yourself as we close out the year with this fascinating presentation from our pioneering staff, who are constantly exploring the Museum's holdings.

Chairman's Council Events

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