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February 2019

This Month's Exhibitions



Tuesday, February 19Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Renaissance feasts, seventeenth-century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Discover the Museum's superb collection of medieval and Asian paintings, sculptures, and architectural elements.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more artworks spanning over three centuries.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
January 22–March 26, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 ($130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore the rich visual traditions of Spain and Latin America from the medieval period through today.
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6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building

Acclaimed art historian Roberta Bernstein discusses her new book, Jasper Johns: Redo an Eye, and a lifetime spent working closely with this significant artist. She will appear in conversation with Carlos Basualdo (The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art) and Scott Rothkopf (Senior Deputy Director and Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art).

Following the conversation, view a selection of Jasper Johns prints from the museum’s collection and peruse Bernstein’s five-volume catalogue raisonné of the artist’s painting and sculpture. The author will sign copies of her new book, which will be available for purchase.

Supported through the museum’s endowment, through The Daniel W. Dietrich II Fund for Excellence in Contemporary Art
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Wednesday, February 20Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
January 23–March 27, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 ($130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Teacher Workshops
 
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Room B
2 NJ or PA hours

Experiment with fun and original teaching ideas in the galleries and see how they might translate to your classroom. There will be something new at each session to test and adapt.
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Wednesday Nights
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring

Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk. First come, first served.
Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.
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Associates
 
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Fiske Kimball Room, Main Building
Free reservation required

Associate Sponsors and above are invited to join Museum curators for a discussion on feminism and social activism in art.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for Members

Discover our collection of arms and armor including swords, shields, and equestrian equipment.
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Wednesday Nights
 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring

Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk. First come, first served.
Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.
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Thursday, February 21Grid ViewRows View

 
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Tours meet at the Rodin Museum.
Free for members

​​Hear how Rodin shaped modern sculpture through his new approaches to the form and function of monuments.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
January 24–March 28, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 ($130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Friday, February 22Grid ViewRows View

Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studio 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Explore the cosmos with programs inspired by our new Chinese Galleries.

Music: DJ HVNLEE
5:00–7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
This Philly-based DJ draws from indie pop, R&B, and electronic music for a set of dreamy, fresh, and danceable beats.

DIY Art: Ink Painting with Deena Gu
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony
Find inspiration in the installation Looking Inward: Nature and Self-Cultivation in gallery 234. Then join artist Deena Gu and transform your spirit while making art and sipping a complimentary cup of tea provided by Terra Luna.

Detour with Alice Sparkly Kat
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet in Edwin P. and Rita Rome Gallery 233.
Brooklyn-based artist and astrologer Alice Sparkly Kat presents a fresh look at the stars with a tour of our new Chinese galleries.
Offered in collaboration with Asian Arts Initiative.

In-Gallery Reflection: Sound Meditation with Luna Maye
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Hollis Baldeck Gallery 239
Sound artist Luna Maye leads a meditation beneath our ceiling from the Hall of Transforming Wisdom, pairing crystal singing bowls with jazz and neo-soul vocal expressions. Seating is limited.

In-Gallery Performances: Traditional Chinese Dance
6:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Gallery 226
Watch members of the New York Chinese Cultural Center perform classical music and dance in a reception hall fit for a duke. Seating is limited. Dancers: Grant Zhuang, Wanru Lin, and Yuxi Liu. Musician: Wei Sun.

Workshop: Stargazing
6:15–7:15 p.m.
Meet at the West Entrance.
Explore winter constellations and planets outside with The Franklin Institute. After peering through their telescope, warm up inside with a cup of tea and create an art project inspired by the heavens.

Dance Performance by Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers pairs inventive choreography with a modern, global perspective.
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Young Friends
 
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Young Friends; guests $10

Take a tour through the galleries with Pennsylvania Ballet dancers before enjoying free drinks with the Young Friends of the Ballet.
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Saturday, February 23Grid ViewRows View

 
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
January 26–March 30, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 1
$160 ($130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
January 26–March 30, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 2
$160 ($130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
January 26–March 30, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Studio 3
$160 ($130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
January 26–March 30, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classroom B
$160 ($130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
January 26–March 30, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 ($130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
January 26–March 30, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 2
$160 ($130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
January 19–March 23, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classroom A
$160 ($130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
January 26–March 30, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classroom B
$160 ($130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Sunday, February 24Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

An introduction to the Museum's extensive collection of art from China, Korea, and Japan.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet at the Rodin Museum.
Free for members

​​Hear how Rodin shaped modern sculpture through his new approaches to the form and function of monuments.
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10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony
Perfect for all ages

You’ve discovered art in our galleries, now create a masterpiece of your own.

Chance upon Surrealist dreamscapes, artworks of the night sky, and beds and pillows in the galleries.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet on Great Stair Hall Balcony
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

Look, learn, and tell us what you think on these playful tours.

Chance upon Surrealist dreamscapes, artworks of the night sky, and beds and pillows in the galleries.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Featuring works by famous Philly artists and art inspired by the city’s most colorful characters.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Monet, Picasso, Duchamp, and Twombly, this tour chronicles the course of impressionism to modern art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Tuesday, February 26Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
January 22–March 26, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 ($130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Members-Only
Rodin Museum
Sustainer and above ($500+)

Hear how Rodin shaped modern sculpture through his new approaches to the form and function of monuments with Alexander Kauffman, the Andrew W. Mellon–Anne d’Harnoncourt Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow.

​Offered in conjunction with the new installation at the Rodin Museum, Rethinking the Modern Monument
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Wednesday, February 27Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
January 23–March 27, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 ($130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for Members

Discover our collection of arms and armor including swords, shields, and equestrian equipment.
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Wednesday Nights
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring

Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk. First come, first served.
Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.
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Courses & Workshops
 
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Great Stair Hall
$40 ($32 members); includes Museum admission

Search for auspicious symbols in our new Chinese galleries and then make your own pop-up cards with artist Colette Fu.
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Wednesday Nights
 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring

Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk. First come, first served.
Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.
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Thursday, February 28Grid ViewRows View

 
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Tours meet at the Rodin Museum.
Free for members

​​Hear how Rodin shaped modern sculpture through his new approaches to the form and function of monuments.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
January 24–March 28, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 ($130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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