The Young Friends are Philly’s most culturally engaged young professionals ages 21 to 45. We are passionate about connecting people with the arts and support the Museum by funding a wide range of programs, including elementary school field trips, art conservation, and acquisitions for the collection.
Join the Young Friends
Check Young Friend or Dual Young Friend after selecting your membership level.
If you're already a Museum member and simply wish to add Young Friend benefits, click below or call us at 215-684-7840.
Enhance your Membership
Connect with over 400 other art enthusiasts who believe in the Museum’s mission to bring the arts to life, inspiring visitors—through scholarly study and creative play—to discover the spirit of imagination that lies in everyone.
Young Friends enjoy:
- Free admission to private tours, art-inspired excursions, and unique opportunities to meet local artists and curators.
- Discounts to ticketed Young Friends events, including some of the city’s most popular fundraisers.
- Networking and social opportunities—including member organized meetups throughout the city.
- Philanthropic involvement in one of the largest and most renowned museums in the country.
- All the benefits of general museum membership.
Tour of Art Storage
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Where does the art go when it's not on view? Let your curiosities lead the way as you explore this not-open-to-the-public Decorative Art storage space, where priceless collection pieces fill the many cabinets. Free for Young Friends.
Chelsea Art Gallery Tours
Saturday, April 29, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Meet us in New York City for a daytime gallery crawl in the cultural mecca of the art scene. Get a pulse on contemporary art and collecting from prominent galleries.
Curated Cocktails: The Art of the Flower
Friday, May 19, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Connect art, flowers, and cocktails through fascinating stories and up-close discovery. Decode how earlier painters relied on flowers to convey specific messages within their work and the not-so-cryptic symbolism involved. Join us as Joshua Helmer, Assistant Director for Interpretation, translates works from our collection and end the tour with cocktails in the galleries, including flowers pretty enough to eat.
How do I join?
Joining is easy. New members can join online by clicking the “Join” button above, by calling Member Services during regular business hours at 215-684-7840, or by visiting any Visitor Services desk at the Museum. If you have an existing Museum membership that you wish to enhance with Young Friend benefits, please call Members Services directly.
What is a membership enhancement?
How does my Young Friends membership support the Museum?
After becoming a Museum member, the Friends Groups
are enhancements that provide additional benefits catered to your interests. For more information on Friends Groups and membership enhancements, contact Member Services at 215-684-7840.
Is the Young Friends enhancement tax deductible? Are the tickets to fund-raisers deductible?
Your membership contributions are combined with funds raised through our annual Fall into Art and Winter fund-raisers and The Young Friends Fund, an endowment established in 2006.
Each June, the Young Friends Executive Board then awards grants that support important Museum activities including exhibitions, acquisitions, conservation, and educational and outreach programming. Many beloved works of art
throughout the Museum were purchased with donations through the Young Friends program.
Yes, for the Single Young Friend enhancement all but $5 is tax deductible and for the Dual Young Friend enhancement all but $10 is tax deductible. A varying portion of all fundraiser tickets are tax deductible. Attendees will receive tax receipts following each event.
What is the difference between a Single Young Friend enhancement and a Dual Young Friend enhancement?
A Single Young Friend enhancement provides benefits for one adult. A Dual Young Friend enhancement provides benefits for two adults. Members at the Member Plus level or higher are able to select between either a Single or Dual Young Friends enhancement. If only a Single enhancement is selected you must identify which person on the membership will receive the benefits.
Can I give Young Friends as a gift?
Yes, you can give a Philadelphia Museum of Art gift membership with the Young Friends enhancement at the Member level or higher. Please call Member Services at 215-684-7840 to arrange.
How often are there Young Friends specific programs and how do I hear about them?
How can I get more involved?
We have programs or events at least once a month. You will hear about upcoming programs in our monthly e-newsletters, in your What’s On guide, For Members
Calendar, on social media
, or view our Events and Programs
Young Friends members who are looking to get more involved may join committees to plan our fundraisers. Email for more information.
Stay Social With Us
Use the links below to contact us directly or to get information about upcoming events throughout the city.
For more information, please contact Young Friends by phone at 215-684-7858 or by e-mail at .