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August 27th, 2009
Museum Announces Lively Fall Schedule of Public Programs


Featuring works from the Museum’s vast permanent collection and incorporating themes from constantly changing special exhibitions, the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Division of Education produces dozens of programs each season. The Education department encourages adults and children of all ages to engage and interact with the visual arts through family celebrations of international cultures, lectures by noted artists and scholars (including artist Jeff Wall and NPR host Susan Stamberg), and a slew of music, dance, and theatrical performances in the galleries. Other highlights include the Film@Perelman series, pairing short films in quirky and unexpected ways, a new contemporary-music series, and various lectures and programs highlighting the Armenian artist Arshile Gorky. The Education department will also continue to offer ongoing favorites, such as the 45-minute “Spotlight Talks” and twice-monthly family-friendly “Drawing Together” in the galleries, as well as many diverse options for guided and self-guided tours.

  • FAMILY & CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS/EVENTS
  • LECTURES AND CONVERSATIONS
  • SYMPOSIA
  • CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES
  • FILM
  • SPOTLIGHT TALKS
  • WORKSHOPS
  • COURSES ON AND ABOUT ART
  • FAIRMOUNT PARK HOUSE PROGRAMS
  • MUSEUM TOURS
  • A NOTE TO EDITORS

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Its facilities include its landmark Main Building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Perelman Building, located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Rodin Museum on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and two 18th-century houses in Fairmount Park, Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove. The Museum offers a wide variety of activities for public audiences, including special exhibitions, programs for children and families, lectures, concerts and films.

For additional information, contact the Marketing and Communications Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at (215) 684-7860. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. For general information, call (215) 763-8100, or visit the Museum's website at www.philamuseum.org.

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