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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.

July 2018

This Month's Exhibitions

Art Splash: June 30–September 3, 2018

Learn all about our summertime offerings for families by visiting our Art Splash page.

Saturday, July 21Grid ViewRows View

 
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Reservations required
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Space is limited. To reserve your spot, email .

These mornings are specially designed for children on the autism spectrum or who have other sensory sensitivities. The lights, volume, and crowds are turned down but not the fun or creativity.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.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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10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$20 ($16 members) per child, per class
Adults must register as well and are free with admission.

In this studio class for kids and their grown-ups, get up close and sculpt a 3D portrait in clay.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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10:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and see how artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Jacob Lawrence challenged convention and forged bold new styles.
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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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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependent and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Visit rare architectural settings and discover intriguing works of art from all parts of Asia, including some of the oldest objects in the collection.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
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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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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$20 ($16 members) per child, per class
Adults must register as well and are free with admission.

In this studio class for kids and their grown-ups, get up close and sculpt a 3D portrait in clay.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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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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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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Sunday, July 22Grid ViewRows View

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

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Celebrate three centuries of this country's greatest paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts.
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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 12:00 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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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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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 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 3:00 p.m.

Explore the Jewish community's connections to the Museum's collection.
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3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor
Seating is limited.

Don’t miss the world premiere of Pierre Jalbert’s composition inspired by Edward Hopper’s painting Road and Trees. Performed by Network for New Music.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
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Tuesday, July 24Grid ViewRows View

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

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
Save Event
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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).

Get hit by Cupid’s arrow as you explore depictions of love and marriage throughout our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
Save Event
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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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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
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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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Wednesday, July 25Grid 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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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
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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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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
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5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

​Stay up late and make some art before bedtime.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 293, 2nd floor

Play Backgammon with friends and other visitors on Wednesday nights in July.
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Wednesday Nights
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden (weather dependent)
First come, first served; space is limited.


Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga outdoors in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden. Class size varies.

Help us keep the sculptures safe—please do not touch them during your visit.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Free reservation required

Mix and mingle with other new Associates members at this welcome reception. Then enjoy a private Scandalous tour with one of our Museum guides.​
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

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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6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Space is limited.

Ever look at contemporary art and just scratch your head? Join us for an interactive tour that explores how to look at art of our time in a new way.
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Wednesday Nights
 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden (weather dependent)
First come, first served; space is limited.


Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga outdoors in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden. Class size varies.

Help us keep the sculptures safe—please do not touch them during your visit.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
Save Event
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Thursday, July 26Grid ViewRows View

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

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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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.
Save Event
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Tours gather in Museum's West Entrance
Please note that tours are weather dependent and will not take place in excessive heat or rain. Moderate walking is involved.

Set at the terminus of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the views of and from the Philadelphia Museum of Art are justifiably renowned. Join the Park House Guides to tour the East Terrace for an informative and fun hour as they explore the magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture of the Museum. Discover the building's fascinating history and delight in the wealth of details that adorn this classically inspired building making it a uniquely beautiful part of Philadelphia’s urban landscape.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Space is limited.

Ever look at contemporary art and just scratch your head? Join us for an interactive tour that explores how to look at art of our time in a new way.
Save Event
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore the history of ceramics from 10,000 BCE to today.
Save Event
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
Save Event
E-mail this to a Friend
 
 
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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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Save Event
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
Save Event
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Friday, July 27Grid ViewRows View

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

Explore the history of ceramics from 10,000 BCE to today.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
Save Event
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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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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Claude Monet once said, “I must have flowers, always, and always.” Stop to smell the roses as we take a tour of flowers in art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, and Dalí, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.
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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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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Save Event
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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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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Spend an enchanted evening celebrating the mystical and the feminine. In a special performance at 7:15 p.m., My Brightest Diamond presents ethereal explorations of electronic, chamber, and art-pop music.

​Offered in conjunction with Rachel Rose: Wil-o-Wisp/The Future Fields Commission

Music: Curated Sounds by Shara Nova
5:00–7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Enjoy a soundtrack crafted by the art-pop songstress behind My Brightest Diamond for the lead-up to her performance.


DIY Art: Dabble in Design
5:00–7:30 p.m.
Splash Studio, Great Stair Hall Balcony
Create a colorful textile inspired by the work of June Groff.


Detour: Jos Duncan
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet in McCausland Gallery 116, 1st floor
In an unconventional gallery tour, this storyteller makes magic, drawing inspiration from African and African American culture and folklore to weave tales influenced by works in our American art galleries.


In-Gallery Healing: The Rituals of Sacred Sound & Story
6:00 p.m.
Gallery 224, 2nd floor
Join Daniel and Rachel Cordua, owners of South Philly’s Palo Santo Wellness Boutique, as they connect the stories of gods and goddesses from India with the magic of sacred sound through Tibetan singing bowls and the chanting of Sanskrit verses. Bring a pillow and/or yoga mat to sit or lie down upon. First come, first served.


In-Gallery Performances: Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers
6:00 & 6:45 p.m.
Gallery 283, 2nd floor
These local performers respond to the ritual and mystery seen in Wil-O-Wisp with a roving performance through our European art galleries.


Chat with a Curator: Erica Battle
6:15 & 6:45 p.m.
Gallery 175, 1st floor
The Museum’s Alchin and Marryatt Associate Curator of Contemporary Art describes working with Rachel Rose and the production of Wil-o-Wisp.


Music: My Brightest Diamond
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
This ethereal set features tracks from the artist’s new record, A Million and One, and spans experimental pop, electronic, and chamber music.
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Saturday, July 28Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
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Sunday, July 29Grid ViewRows View

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

Explore the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and see how artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Jacob Lawrence challenged convention and forged bold new styles.
Save Event
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Tuesday, July 31Grid ViewRows View

Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
Save Event
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