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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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Exhibition Tour: Fabulous Fashion
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed.

  • Thursday, October 18, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Saturday, October 20, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Friday, October 26, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Sunday, October 28, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Thursday, November 8, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Saturday, November 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Friday, November 16, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

Tour: The Art of Spain and Latin America
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

​Explore the rich visual traditions of Spain and Latin America from the medieval period to today.​

  • Friday, October 19, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Sunday, October 21, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)

Conversation with the Director
Sunday, October 21, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Timothy Rub, the Museum’s George D. Widener Director and CEO, shares insider info about upcoming exhibitions, the main building’s transformation, and his vision for the future of the Museum.

Member Preview: Little Ladies: Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor
Membership Required
Free for Members

Be among the first visitors to experience Little Ladies: Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal. Bring guests for only $10 each.

  • Friday, November 9, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Presenting Fabulous Fashion
Thursday, November 15, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fiske Kimball Room
Membership Required
Free tickets required
For members at the Sustainer level and above. Space is limited; book your spot in advance.

Join Kristina Haugland, the Le Vine Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles; and Bernice Morris, Associate Conservator of Costume and Textiles, as they share the creative challenges of organizing and mounting the exhibition Fabulous Fashion.

Tour: South Asian Art
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

​​​An introduction to the arts and cultures of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet, including a tour of the only southern Indian temple hall in this hemisphere

  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Friday, November 9, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 17, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, November 18, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Member Appreciation Day
Membership Required
Free for Members
No ticket required

Enjoy extra benefits just for you, including free drip coffee and tea at the Café and a 20% discount at the Store and Holiday Marketplace​.

  • Friday, November 30, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 2, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Member Preview: Chinese Galleries Reinstallation
Galleries 233–237
Membership Required
Free for Members

Enjoy a first look at these galleries reimagined with never-before-seen objects from our collection. Bring guests for only $10 each.

  • Friday, February 1, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 2, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 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.
Fall into Art
Saturday, November 3, 2018
8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Sponsor reception: 8:00–9:00 p.m.
Party: 9:00 p.m.–midnight
Young Friends Program
Paid reservations required
$65; $45 for Young Friend; $250+ for VIP sponsorship

Don’t miss our biggest party of the year. Catwalk into the galleries for late-night access, dance to the sounds of DJ Royale in the Great Stair Hall, and show us your best art-chic look inspired by the drama and glamour of Fabulous Fashion. And did we mention the open bar? More info >>

Funds raised through this event benefit the Museum.

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

Lunch and Learn: Contemporary Craft
Friday, October 19, 2018
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Perelman Building
By invitation only

Hear Elisabeth Agro, the Nancy M. McNeil Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts, in conversation with art historian, author, and curator Ezra Shales.
Open to Techné members, and Associates and above

Behind the Scenes with Frames Conservation
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free reservation required; RSVP by October 31

Our talented conservators give an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the study, preservation, and restoration of the exquisite frames that have held some of the Museum’s most prominent artworks.

Breakfast Tour of Fabulous Fashion: From Dior's New Look to Now​
Thursday, November 15, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Great Stair Hall
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free reservation required

​​Join Kristina Haugland (Le Vine Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles) for breakfast in the Great Stair Hall and special docent-led tours of the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior's New Look to Now​.

Holiday Breakfast Boutique
Saturday, December 1, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free reservation required

Get a jump on your holiday shopping at our store—with an additional discount—before the Museum opens, and enjoy a breakfast reception.

Chairman's Council Events

Behind the Scenes with Frames Conservation
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free reservation required; RSVP by October 31

Our talented conservators give an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the study, preservation, and restoration of the exquisite frames that have held some of the Museum’s most prominent artworks.

Breakfast Tour of Fabulous Fashion: From Dior's New Look to Now​
Thursday, November 15, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Great Stair Hall
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free reservation required

​​Join Kristina Haugland (Le Vine Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles) for breakfast in the Great Stair Hall and special docent-led tours of the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior's New Look to Now​.

Holiday Breakfast Boutique
Saturday, December 1, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free reservation required

Get a jump on your holiday shopping at our store—with an additional discount—before the Museum opens, and enjoy a breakfast reception.

Women in Art
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
By invitation only
Free reservation required

Associate Sponsors and above are invited to join Museum curators for a discussion on feminism and social activism in art.

For more information, please contact Membership by phone at 215-684-7840 or by e-mail at .

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