Return to Previous Page


Enjoy everything the Museum has to offer—at your own pace and price every Wednesday night. Admission is Pay What You Wish from 5:00 to 8:45 p.m.

You Can

  • Relax. Dhyana Yoga offers two classes per week.
  • Refresh. The Balcony Café is open late, serving fresh snacks, coffee and tea, and wine and beer.
  • Get inspired. Explore the collection in a casual and playful atmosphere.


Pay What You Wish on Wednesday Nights


Gameplay
Every Wednesday night, 5:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Gallery 116, 1st floor
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Still-Life Sketching
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

​The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society creates a still life for your sketching pleasure. Materials are provided.

Yoga
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights
Indian Temple Hall (Gallery 224) on April 11, 2018
Free tickets required
First come, first served; space is limited.
Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.

Gameplay: Mancala
Gallery 119, 1st floor
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Play the board game Mancala with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in March.

  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Chef Demo: Hands-On Mozzarella Making
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Museum Café
Paid tickets required
$75 ($70 members)
Space is limited to 30 people; member priority reservations (public spots will be made available if the demo does not sell out).

Guided by Chef Tamara Christians, make and stretch your own fresh mozzarella to take home with you.

Film Premiere: The Montiers: An American Story
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Seating is first come, first served.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

African Americans have long played a leading role in the cultural and political life of Philadelphia. One family’s history, the Montier-Morreys, is a particularly resonant chapter in this undertold story. Join us for the premiere of The Montiers: An American Story, a documentary about the history of the family, their role in Philadelphia, and the artwork that survives to illuminate our knowledge today. Produced by WHYY in collaboration with the Museum, the film features comments from William Pickens III, a Montier-Morrey descendant, as well as curators and scholars.

After the screening, join us for a panel conversation with Deesha Dyer, former Obama Administration Social Secretary; Gwendolyn Dubois Shaw, associate professor of art history, University of Pennsylvania; and William Pickens III. An audience Q&A follows.

Learn more about the Montier family >>
In 1746, three decades before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a free African American woman, Cremona Morrey, was bequeathed 198 acres of land just outside Philadelphia. At the time, it was an amazing occurrence in every regard, but even more so because the bequest was from her white common-law husband, Richard Morrey, son of the first mayor of Philadelphia, Humphrey Morrey. The bequest established a free African American community in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, that later spread throughout the Philadelphia area.

Nearly a century later, Morrey descendant Hiram Montier, a successful bootmaker with a shop near Independence Hall, married Elizabeth Brown. To celebrate their nuptials, they had high-style portraits made. Over 175 years later, these rare paintings—the earliest surviving portraits of an African American couple—are on view at the Museum (gallery 107), a testament to the history and strength of the African American community in Philadelphia.

Gameplay: Clue
Gallery 260, 2nd floor
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Play the board game Clue with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in April.

  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Gameplay: Othello
Gallery 175, 1st floor
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Play the board game Othello with friends and other visitors every Wednesday night in May.

  • Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Chef Demo: Summer Wines
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Museum Café
Paid tickets required
$55 ($50 members)

Sip refreshing wines perfect for warmer weather and entertaining. From bubbly to rosé wines and lighter reds, this tour of summer wines will delight the senses and educate the palate.

Return to Previous Page