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Fleisher Art Memorial


The Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial is best known as the country’s oldest and largest free and low-tuition visual arts program for adults and children. Founded as the Graphic Arts Sketch Club in 1898, Fleisher has been a vital educational resource that includes instruction in the visual arts, exhibitions, concerts, and interpretation of its historic buildings and permanent collection. The Fleisher Art Memorial has been administered by the Philadelphia Museum of Art since 1945.

Gallery Hours at Fleisher
Monday–Friday, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m
Additional hours when school is in session:
Monday–Thursday, 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m

Gallery TalkAbouts
Contemplate and converse about the work in the Challenge exhibitions as artist/teacher Mary Murphy moderates these informal and informed discussions that offer a chance to learn, exchange, and express different opinions. All are invited to attend these free events.

  • Neapolitan Presepio Display
    Through January 15, 2008
  • Challenge 3: Steven Dufala and Billy Blaise Dufala, Laura M. Haight, and Jury Smith
    January 11, 2008 – February 9, 2008
  • Friends of “705” Print Exhibition
    January 26 – April 26, 2008
  • Challenge 4: Judy Gelles, Erica Zoe Loustau, and Shelley Spector
    February 15 – March 15, 2008
  • 110th Annual Student Members’ Exhibition: Part I
    March 21 – April 5, 2008
  • 110th Annual Student Members’ Exhibition: Part II
    April 11 – April 26, 2008

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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