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The Philadelphia Museum of Art is your Museum. We welcome you to experience this season’s exciting exhibitions, events, and activities. Connect with art in surprising, lively, new, and memorable ways.

Please Note: If online ticketing is unavailable, call 215-235-7469 to reserve tickets. Programs are subject to change. Please arrive early as we reserve the right to release seats at the start of the program.

August 2016

This Month's Exhibitions



Tuesday, August 30Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, Dali, and Warhol, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

From a nude painting discovered by the Monuments Men to how we got an entire Ming dynasty reception hall into the Museum, you will hear it all on this tour inspired by the most entertaining stories, anecdotes and legends associated with our collection.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Free after admission
Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:15–11:00 a.m.
Tours meet in the Perelman Building
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Enjoy circle time with music, games, gallery walks, and the company of other art-loving families.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Join us, as we explore the Jewish community’s connections to the Museum’s collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

With sculptures, reliquaries, stained glass, and objects of architectural interest, this tour examines the Museum's vast collection of treasures from the Middle Ages.
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Wednesday, August 31Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

This tour focuses on the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including Colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Where else in Philadelphia can you visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house all in an hour? Nowhere but here! So come, experience the world, and join us as we take a walk through time.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Take an "inside" look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, block-printed wallpapers, ceramics, and more representing a uniquely European aesthetic.
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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 in a variety of mediums.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Members-Only
 
Starts at 2:15 p.m.

SOLD OUT
Reservations required
Membership Required
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Of course art is beautiful and uplifting, but it can also be downright scandalous. So join us, as we reveal the controversies inherent in each brushstroke, nude, and artistic impulse.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

This tour offers an introduction to the Museum’s extensive collection of Asian art, specifically that from China, Korea, and Japan.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday Nights, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Every week, you'll find different games in the galleries. Play with your friends or with other Museum visitors. We supply the games and instructions; you do the rest!
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

In this drop-in program, craft handmade objects or make art amid the Museum’s collection. Projects vary from sketching or knitting in the galleries to building a Lego mansion or creating a puzzle. Make Stuff programs are perfect for anyone looking for a relaxed, creative atmosphere.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga outdoors in the Museum’s sculpture garden. Class size varies. Classes are weather dependent and cancelled above 90 degrees.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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Wednesday Night Tour
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.

From medieval architecture to rare treasures from various parts of Asia, this tour promises to stir the imagination.
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Wednesday Night Tour
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.

From medieval architecture to rare treasures from various parts of Asia, this tour promises to stir the imagination.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesday Nights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga outdoors in the Museum’s sculpture garden. Class size varies. Classes are weather dependent and cancelled above 90 degrees.

Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Museum Admission
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