The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s award-winning Division of Education continues to offer Something Every Sunday during its fall and winter season of Family Programs, featuring an exciting slate of hands-on activities, gallery tours, performances, and kid-friendly tours. With over 75 years of service, the Division of Education continues to set a national standard for excellence in its educational programming that include art classes, family activities, lectures, teacher resources and workshops, and accessible programs for people with disabilities. The new season includes family events exploring printmaking and features the popular Something Every Sunday activities at family-friendly prices.
Something Every SundayThe Museum’s Something Every Sunday program presents imaginative ways for families to explore the works of art in the Museum and to make their own art in its studios and galleries. Museum admission is pay what you wish on Sundays, providing an affordable option for families to spend the day together. Venerable programs such as Drawing Together, which encourages family members to try their hands with pencil and sketchpad in the galleries, and Early Bird Read and Look, which invites preschoolers and their families to a storytelling session followed by a related craft workshop, are joined by new offerings this season. Tours for Tots proves you’re never too young to enjoy the Museum, while Medieval Craft Demonstrations offers a glimpse into the Museum’s excellent arms and armor collection. Self-guided family tours focusing on different aspects of the Museum’s collections are always available at the West Information Desk. Full schedules are available online at www.philamuseum.org.
Something Every Sunday schedule for fall 2005Ages 3–5
Early Bird Read and Look
- September 11 and 25 - The Knight and the Dragon
- October 9 and 30 - The Big Green Monster
- November 13- Where the Wild Things Are
- December 11 and 18 - Caps for Sale
Paid tickets required.
Tours for Tots
- September 18 - Clay Creations
- October 9 - Faces
- November 6 - Chairs
- December 11 - Music in the Museum
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Family Gallery Tour
- September 25 - Artistic Families
- October 2 - Asian Adventure (10:30 and 12:30)
- October 23 - Cubism for Kids (10:30 and 12:30)
- November 13 - The Life of a Knight
- December 18 - Modern Madness
Free tickets required.
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (except where noted)
- September 11 and 18
- October 2, 9 and 23
- November 6 and 20
- December 11 and 18
Medieval Craft Demonstrations
- October 30
- November 6, 13 and 20
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Special Family EventsSpecial Family Events are designed around a theme to highlight different artistic heritages through performances and hands-on activities at family-friendly prices. Museum teachers assist children in hands-on crafts that complement the performance.
- Korean Family Day, Sunday, October 2, 2005
Philadelphia-area Korean drumming and dancing troupe Sorimori will entertain the whole family as it presents traditional dance and ancient rituals. The Make and Take Workshop will feature Korean masks and fans, and an artist’s demonstration will feature hanji, traditional rice paper decoration.
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Make and Take Workshop
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Performances by Sorimori
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanji demonstration
12-2:30 p.m. Drawing Together
- Picasso Party, Sunday, October 23, 2005
Celebrate master of Cubism Pablo Picasso’s birthday at the Museum, which owns many works by the artist. Performances by the Picasso People will bring paintings to life through stories, masks, mime, and puppetry, while the Cubism for Kids tour will help children interpret and understand modern art.
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Make and Take Crafts
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Performance by the Picasso People
10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Cubism for Kids
12-2:30 p.m. Drawing Together
- Printing Philadelphia: The Big Block! December 4, 2005
The Museum and the Philadelphia Print Collaborative join forces for an exciting day of printmaking at the Museum. Through demonstrations, workshops, and activities that explore the multicultural history of woodcut prints, The Big Block! will provide participants of all ages and abilities the opportunity to experience the rich tradition of relief printmaking.
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Make and Take Workshops
12-3 p.m. Printmaking Demonstrations
12-3 p.m. Collabrative Printmaking Event
- Winter Break Family Studio, December 27-30, 2005
The extremely popular Summer Family Studio will make an unseasonable appearance for children on winter break. The Museum’s Wintersteen Student Center will be turned into a family destination filled with art-making stations, a reading nook, and a kids’ play area. Kids will be able to create magnificent works of art in this free, drop-in program offered from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.