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October 23rd, 2013
"Cityscapes" Every Family Party

This year’s Every Family Party, titled “Cityscapes,” is presented by PNC Arts Alive and will transform the Philadelphia Museum of Art into a make-believe city inspired by the exhibition Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis. The bold art of Fernand Léger will come alive with music and dancing. Engaging and interactive performances, hands-on art activities, and kid-friendly food will be offered from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. throughout the main building.

Marla Shoemaker, The Kathleen C. Sherrerd Senior Curator of Education, says, “This year’s party promises to be an exciting evening for your family. The Every Family Party is a premier children’s event in Philadelphia, as well as a wonderful opportunity to engage with art while supporting art education.”

Children will create their own cityscapes with activities including Parisian Paintings, City Shapes, and Magical Mosaics. There’s also All Aboard, where kids can construct a city around a model train, and Block Party, facilitated by Public Workshop, where guests can build dynamic structures out of disc-shaped blocks. Families can tour Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis with gallery guides created especially for children.

The evening promises the excitement of a bustling metropolis. Sounds of the city will fill the Museum with the University of the Arts’ bucket-drum ensemble Rumble and with an interactive soundscape by LiveConnections in the Indian Pillared Temple Hall. All Around This World, a music program for young children that explores the world by combining global melodies, rhythms, and movement, will hold performances in an intimate gallery setting. “Don’t leave without grabbing a cupcake from Brunettes’ Bookshop Bakery and saying cheese in our city-inspired photo booth, customized especially for this event by Cut and Paste Photo Booth,” adds Ms. Shoemaker.

Single tickets are $30; children under one year old are free. Tickets are $25 per person for groups of six or more.

Sponsorship opportunities offer exciting benefits including an invitation to the Pre-Party as well as recognition opportunities. Visit philamuseum.org/everyfamilyparty or call 215-235-SHOW for information.

Community tickets, which can be purchased individually or with sponsorship packages, enable children and families from the Museum’s Community Partners, which include Title I schools and local community groups, to attend this event free of charge. Proceeds benefit the Museum’s award-winning Division of Education and Public Programs, which serves more than 85,000 schoolchildren and 200,000 adults each year. Last year’s Every Family Party raised more than $20,000 for the Museum’s education programs and welcomed more than 250 children from Community Partner organizations.

PNC Arts Alive is a multiyear, multimillion dollar initiative funded by the PNC Foundation to support the visual and performing arts.

Event Hours
5:30–8:00 p.m., November 9, 2013

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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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