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February 2018

This Month's Exhibitions



Saturday, February 24Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

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

​Get hit by Cupid’s arrow as you explore depictions of love and marriage throughout our collection.
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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
January 20–March 24, 2018
Studios 1 & 2; South Terrace Education Classrooms A &B
$160 ($130 members)

Masterpieces emerge when kids explore the galleries and get creative in the studios.

Children in Ages 3–4 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

  • Ages 3–4
    10:30 a.m.–noon
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 5–6
    10:30 a.m.–noon: SOLD OUT
    1:00–2:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.: SOLD OUT
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: SOLD OUT
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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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.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Perelman Media Room, Perelman Building
Free for Sustainer and above ($500+)
Space is limited; reservations required.

Historian David Brownlee discusses the newest edition of his book Building the City Beautiful: The Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Philadelphia Museum of Art . Hear his latest discoveries about the Parkway, including the appearance of the area before demolition and architect Julian Abele’s role in the design of the Museum and the Free Library.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork takes center stage during a participatory gallery conversation.

Facilitated by Museum educators and graduate students from Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

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 12:00 p.m.

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 1:00 p.m.

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

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

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.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

Look, learn, and tell us what you think on these playful tours.

​Play with color, shape, and line and make a modern Valentine.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Uncover the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends associated with our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover the Museum's superb collection of medieval and Asian paintings, sculptures, and architectural elements.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

Drop by to play games, sketch, and make art among the masterpieces.

​Play with color, shape, and line and make a modern Valentine.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

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

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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Tuesday, February 27Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

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.

Explore the history of ceramics from 10,000 BCE to today.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Uncover the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends associated with our collection.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

Masterpieces emerge when kids explore the galleries and get creative in the studios.

Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

An introduction to the arts and cultures of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet, including the only southern Indian temple hall in this hemisphere.
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Wednesday, February 28Grid ViewRows View

 
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

The galleries are your classroom in these interactive art history courses.

​This is a three-part course; sign up for either Wednesday mornings or Thursday afternoons.

Explore the globe-trotting journeys that artists and collectors made to bring art treasures to the City of Brotherly Love.

Instructor: Justina Barrett, Museum Educator, Site Manager for Historic Houses
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

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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Starts at 1:00 p.m.

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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 16–March 20, 2018
Education Studio 1
$160 ($130 members)

Masterpieces emerge when kids explore the galleries and get creative in the studios.

Children in Ages 3–5 classes must be accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class. Children must be toilet trained.

Ages 3–5
  • Tuesday
    January 16–March 20, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    January 17–March 21, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    January 18–March 22, 2018
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Every Wednesday night, 5:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Gallery 116, 1st floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Battleship every Wednesday night in February.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor

​The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society creates a still life for your sketching pleasure. Materials are provided.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights
Indian Temple Hall (Gallery 224) on April 11, 2018
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.
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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 most Wednesday nights
Indian Temple Hall (Gallery 224) on April 11, 2018
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.
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