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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.


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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.

March 6, 2014

Every Day This Summer: Art Splash

From June 27 through September 4, all Family Programs are part of Art Splash, with daily gallery explorations, studio art creations, and imaginative play inspired by the wildlife photographs of Michael Nichols. Museum admission for kids twelve and under is always free.

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Tuesday, July 25Grid ViewRows View

Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

The Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Collection (galleries 245–249) features a remarkable selection of fine armor and arms. Learn how these objects were produced and how some can be traced back to the armories of powerful rulers.
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Wednesday, July 26Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Join Park House Guides to learn about the history, architecture, and exterior sculpture that make the Museum a Philadelphia icon. Moderate walking involved. Weather permitting.​​
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Thursday, July 27Grid ViewRows View

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

Tour the Museum's American Collection as we celebrate U.S. independence.
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Friday, July 28Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 6:15 p.m.
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Join Park House Guides to learn about the history, architecture, and exterior sculpture that make the Museum a Philadelphia icon. Moderate walking involved. Weather permitting.​​
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Saturday, July 29Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Explore the work of legendary photographer Michael Nichols.
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Saturday, August 5Grid ViewRows View

Location: Paintings Conservation Studio, Perelman Building
Free for Sponsors and above

Conservators and curators offer up-close encounters with European paintings as they prepare these works for this fall's Old Masters Now exhibition. You'll hear from Museum staff about the responsibilities and rewards of caring for this extraordinary collection. ​

Recommended for ages 13 and above
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Sunday, August 6Grid ViewRows View

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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Tuesday, August 8Grid ViewRows View

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

Explore the work of legendary photographer Michael Nichols.
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Location: Paintings Conservation Studio, Perelman Building
Free for Sponsors and above

Conservators and curators offer up-close encounters with European paintings as they prepare these works for this fall's Old Masters Now exhibition. You'll hear from Museum staff about the responsibilities and rewards of caring for this extraordinary collection. ​

Recommended for ages 13 and above
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Wednesday, August 9Grid ViewRows View

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

What does Philly do best? No, not cheesesteaks. ART! Featuring works by famous Philly artists, and images inspired by the city's most colorful characters, this tour is sure to bring out your inner Phanatic.​
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Friday, August 11Grid ViewRows View

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

What does Philly do best? No, not cheesesteaks. ART! Featuring works by famous Philly artists, and images inspired by the city's most colorful characters, this tour is sure to bring out your inner Phanatic.​
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Sunday, August 13Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Location: Rodin Museum
Members free, Guests $10

It’s sweet to be a new member and this Ice Cream Social is just one reason. Mingle with Museum staff and other new members in the tranquil Hamilton Gardens while enjoying complimentary ice cream. Then experience the work of celebrated French sculptor Auguste Rodin in the galleries. ​

Rain Date: Sunday, August 20
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Tuesday, August 15Grid ViewRows View

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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Wednesday, August 16Grid ViewRows View

Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Now offered on the third Wednesday of each month, this members-only tour provides an overview of some of the Museum’s most renowned treasures in a variety of media.
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Thursday, August 17Grid ViewRows View

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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11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Location: Perelman Building Library
Free for Members

Let your love of art and literature come together. Join us for coffee and a discussion of I am Venus: A Novel with author Barbara Mujica. This breathtaking historical novel reimagines the dramatic life and loves of the Baroque Spanish painter Diego Velázquez. The riveting account of a great artist's rise to prominence, this novel is set against the backdrop of political turmoil and romantic scandal.

The Members' Book Club meets in the Library's Reading Room located on the second floor of the Perelman Building. Each session includes coffee and a discussion lead by our library staff. ​
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Friday, August 18Grid ViewRows View

 
6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Explore the work of legendary photographer Michael Nichols.
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Saturday, August 19Grid ViewRows View

Location: Perelman Building Library
Free for Members

Let your love of art and literature come together. Join us for coffee and a discussion of I am Venus: A Novel with author Barbara Mujica. This breathtaking historical novel reimagines the dramatic life and loves of the Baroque Spanish painter Diego Velázquez. The riveting account of a great artist's rise to prominence, this novel is set against the backdrop of political turmoil and romantic scandal.

The Members' Book Club meets in the Library's Reading Room located on the second floor of the Perelman Building. Each session includes coffee and a discussion lead by our library staff. ​
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Sunday, August 20Grid ViewRows View

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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Tuesday, August 22Grid ViewRows View

 
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Explore the work of legendary photographer Michael Nichols.
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Wednesday, August 23Grid ViewRows View

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

What does Philly do best? No, not cheesesteaks. ART! Featuring works by famous Philly artists, and images inspired by the city's most colorful characters, this tour is sure to bring out your inner Phanatic.​
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Sunday, August 27Grid ViewRows View

 
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for members

Explore the work of legendary photographer Michael Nichols.
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Tuesday, August 29Grid ViewRows View

 
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free for Members

What does Philly do best? No, not cheesesteaks. ART! Featuring works by famous Philly artists, and images inspired by the city's most colorful characters, this tour is sure to bring out your inner Phanatic.​
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Sunday, September 10Grid ViewRows View

 
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Perelman Building Media Room
Members free; member guests $10

Independent art historian Elizabeth A. Anderson helps new and longstanding members discover the Museum's rich history, from our Centennial Exhibition origins to our transition into the new millennium.
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Wednesday, September 27Grid ViewRows View

 
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building
Members free; guests $10

​Explore the galleries in this after-hours member event. Celebrate Philadelphia Assembled, an exhibition that joins art and civic engagement. Enjoy stories and conversations with collaborators and local community members. Light bites and refreshments available for purchase; complimentary transportation between the main Museum building and the Perelman Building.
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Thursday, October 19Grid ViewRows View

Free for Sustainer and above ($500+)

​Explore works by an American artistic dynasty, the Peale family, with Carol Soltis, Project Associate Curator. This collection of works spans from the 18th to the 20th centuries and highlights a range of art forms, from portraiture to landscape painting.
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Friday, October 27Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free tickets required
Free for members

Experience the exhibition before it opens to the public during our private Members' Preview. During this time, members have exclusive access to the exhibition galleries for a free first look of Old Masters Now.​
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Saturday, October 28Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Free for members

Experience the exhibition before it opens to the public during our private Members' Preview. During this time, members have exclusive access to the exhibition galleries for a free first look of Old Masters Now.​
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Sunday, October 29Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Free for members

Experience the exhibition before it opens to the public during our private Members' Preview. During this time, members have exclusive access to the exhibition galleries for a free first look of Old Masters Now.​
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Tuesday, October 31Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Free for members

Experience the exhibition before it opens to the public during our private Members' Preview. During this time, members have exclusive access to the exhibition galleries for a free first look of Old Masters Now.​
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Wednesday, November 1Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free tickets required
Free for members

Experience the exhibition before it opens to the public during our private Members' Preview. During this time, members have exclusive access to the exhibition galleries for a free first look of Old Masters Now.​
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Thursday, November 2Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Free for members

Experience the exhibition before it opens to the public during our private Members' Preview. During this time, members have exclusive access to the exhibition galleries for a free first look of Old Masters Now.​
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Thursday, November 9Grid ViewRows View

Members $25; member guests $30

Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour highlighted by informal discussions with three artists about their work. Following the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the show at your leisure.
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Friday, November 10Grid ViewRows View

Members $25; member guests $30

Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour highlighted by informal discussions with three artists about their work. Following the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the show at your leisure.
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Tuesday, November 14Grid ViewRows View

 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Dorrance Galleries, first floor
Members $30; Patron members ($1,500) and above receive two complimentary tickets

An opportunity for members to experience the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection without the crowds

Examine the painter’s process through imaging technology with Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation.
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Thursday, November 30Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Gallery 119
Free for Sponsors ($500) and above. Space is limited; reservations required.

Join Elisabeth Agro, Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts, for a tour of At the Center: Masters of American Craft. This installation focuses on people who have shaped the field of American modern and contemporary craft.
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Sunday, December 3Grid ViewRows View

Location: Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Members free. Space is limited; reservations are required.​​​

Be part of an insightful exchange with Timothy Rub, our George D. Widener Director and CEO. He'll answer questions submitted by members. Hear about upcoming exhibitions, the expansion and renovation of our main building, and the overall vision for the future of the Museum.
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Tuesday, December 19Grid ViewRows View

 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Dorrance Galleries, first floor
Members $30; Patron members ($1,500) and above receive two complimentary tickets

An opportunity for members to experience the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection without the crowds

Consider the logistics and challenges of painting outside with Jennifer Thompson, The Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting and Sculpture and Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection.​
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Tuesday, January 16Grid ViewRows View

 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Dorrance Galleries, first floor
Members $30; Patron members ($1,500) and above receive two complimentary tickets

An opportunity for members to experience the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection without the crowds

​Delve into the question of who made a painting and how do we know with Christopher Atkins, The Agnes and Jack Mulroney Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and Manager of Curatorial Digital Programs and Initiatives; and Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation.
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Tuesday, February 13Grid ViewRows View

 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Dorrance Galleries, first floor
Members $30; Patron members ($1,500) and above receive two complimentary tickets

An opportunity for members to experience the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection without the crowds

Join Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings, for a conversation about the recently restored Portrait of Archbishop Filippo Archinto.
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