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Member Events & 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 which highlight the permanent collection, special exhibition preview days, and bus trips and enrichment programs which provide both social and educational opportunities to engage with other Museum members.
Members Tour - Perelman Building Architecture
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in the Perelman Lobby

Discover the most richly embellished example of Art Deco architecture to be erected in Philadelphia in the 1920s.

Members Tour - American Patriotism
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Starts at 6:15 p.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Tour the Museum’s American Collection as we celebrate U.S. independence.

Members Tour - The Spirit of Rocky
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Explore the triumphs of underdog artists who achieved personal victories through struggle and perseverance, much like Rocky.

  • Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014, Starts at 6:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014, Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Members Tour - Kidding Around
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

This tour looks at the history and influences of childhood depictions.

  • Thursday, August 7, 2014, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Friday, August 15, 2014, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, August 17, 2014, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014, Starts at 6:15 p.m.

Members Tour - Vaulted Walkway
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Tour one of the Museum’s previously hidden treasures. Rich in architectural detail, history and mystique, discover how this passageway will be returned to its former glory as the Gehry project becomes a reality.

  • Friday, August 8, 2014, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 23, 2014, Starts at 2:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014, Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Art in Focus: The Main Dish
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Tours meet in the Perelman Building Lobby
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free for Sponsor Members and above. Space is limited

Join Erica Warren, Curatorial Fellow in European Decorative Arts, as she tours The Main Dish, an exhibition featuring kitchen and dining objects from utilitarian cookware to whimsical pieces designed to entertain. Drawn from the Museum’s design collection, this exhibition encourages visitors to think more closely about the tools they use in daily life.

If These Walls Could Talk: The History of Your Museum
Saturday, August 23, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
Membership Required
Reservations required
Members Free. Member guests $8. Space is limited.

This quarterly program is designed for both new and longstanding members. Discover the Museum’s rich history, from our Centennial Exhibition origins to our transition into the new millennium.

Members Tour - Jewish Connections
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

This tour explores Jewish art, in its many facets, from venerable 17th-century masterpieces to today’s most cutting-edge creations.

  • Thursday, September 4, 2014, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Saturday, September 27, 2014, Starts at 2:15 p.m.

Members Tour - Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore history’s most notable and elite through period rooms, decorative arts and portraits

  • Friday, September 5, 2014, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Friday, September 12, 2014, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Friday, September 19, 2014, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, September 25, 2014, Starts at 2:15 p.m.

Members Tour - Fairmount Waterworks
Tours meet in West Entrance (Lenfest Hall)

Join Park House Guides on a tour of the Fairmount Water Works.

  • Saturday, September 6, 2014, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 9, 2014, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, September 18, 2014, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, September 21, 2014, Starts at 2:15 p.m.

Members Tour - Thomas Eakins
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore the works of the master painter and Philadelphia native, Thomas Eakins.

  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Starts at 6:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 11, 2014, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Saturday, September 20, 2014, Starts at 10:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014, Starts at 6:15 p.m.

Exclusive Look: In Dialogue: Wolfgang Tillmans
Saturday, September 27, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Perelman Media Room
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free for Circle Level and above. Space is limited.

Join Nathaniel Stein, the Horace W. Goldsmith Curatorial Fellow in Photography, in celebrating the recent acquisition of Nachtstilleben (Night Still Life), a large-scale color photograph by the internationally renowned contemporary photographer Wolfgang Tillmans. Stein will speak about connections between Tillmans’ work and photographs, prints, and sculptures from the permanent collection.

Young Friends Events & Programs

Through a broad range of special events and educational activities organized around the Museum’s world-famous collections, the Young Friends provide a forum for increased appreciation of the arts.
Young Friends Tour: Anne d'Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tour meets in the West Lobby.
Young Friends Program
Reservations required
Free for Young Friends Members. Space is limited.

Join us for a Young Friends -only tour walking tour of the Museum's Anne d'Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden.

Young Friends Event - The Art of Baseball
Monday, August 18, 2014
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Citizens Bank Park

Join us for a private tour with Max Mason, an artist who has painted a number of works displayed at Citizens Bank Park. Following the tour stay to watch the Phillies play against the Seattle Mariners. Young Friends $50, includes tour and a seat in section 110.

Fall into Art: ARToberfest
Friday, September 19, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Vaulted Walkway
Young Friends Program
Reservations required
Standard Tickets
$60 per person
$40 per Young Friends member

VIP Tickets
$85 per person
$65 per Young Friends member

All standard tickets purchased on the day of the event are $70 per person. Young Friends member and VIP ticket prices do not increase.

The Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art invite you to experience ARToberfest, an avant-garde inspired beer garden held in the Museum’s rarely seen Vaulted Walkway.

The region’s most culturally engaged young professionals will mix and mingle while supporting the Museum in a space rich in architectural detail, history and mystique. Closed to the public since the 1970s, the Vaulted Walkway is the perfect backdrop to celebrate the many beloved works of art purchased through the Young Friends program.

For more information, please contact Membership by phone at (215) 684-7840, by fax at (215) 235-0042, or by e-mail at .

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