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June 24th, 1997
Courtyard Cafe Hosts Wednesday Night Crab Feasts

Wednesday nights in July will find the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Courtyard Café serving a summertime classic--seasoned and steamed crabs by the bushel! On the evenings of July 9, 16, 23 and 30, the Crab Feast Buffet ($19.95 per person) will feature all-you-can-eat crabs, corn on the cob, barbecue chicken, cold salads, jalapeño corn bread, watermelon, brownies and soft drinks. Draft beer, wine and specialty drinks will also be available for an additional charge.

The Courtyard Café sits beneath a festive tent on the Museum's East Terrace, and offers diners a spectacular view of the Philadelphia skyline. Seating is limited. Call (215) 684-7990 for information and to make reservations. All dining facilities at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are managed by Restaurant Associates, an award-winning firm that specializes in presenting creative menus in a sophisticated ambience appropriate to cultural institutions and private dining facilities. Their clients include New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

The Crab Feast Buffet complements the ongoing, celebrated series of Wednesday Nights at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Every Wednesday evening, the Museum hosts an entertaining mix of film, performances, tours and more. Wednesday Nights begin at 5:00 p.m. and continue to 8:45 p.m. Admission to the Museum is $7.00 for adults, and $4.00 for children ages 5 to 17, students with valid I.D., and senior citizens ages 62 and over. Call (216) 684-7860 for information about Wednesday Nights.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is Philadelphia's art museum. We are a landmark building. A world-renowned collection. A place that welcomes everyone. We bring the arts to life, inspiring visitors—through scholarly study and creative play—to discover the spirit of imagination that lies in everyone. We connect people with the arts in rich and varied ways, making the experience of the Museum surprising, lively, and always memorable. We are committed to inviting visitors to see the world—and themselves—anew through the beauty and expressive power of the arts.

For additional information, contact the Communications Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art phone at 215-684-7860, by fax at 215-235-0050, or by e-mail at pressroom@philamuseum.org. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. For general information, call (215) 763-8100.

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