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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.

September 29, 2017

Friday, September 22Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.

Visit the country estates of 18th-century England and France all in one hour.
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Tuesday, September 26Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, explore the essential role women have played in the creation of art.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Members-Only
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Enjoy nature, architecture, history, and public art in Fairmount Park on this 90-minute stroll along the Schuylkill River. Moderate walking involved; weather permitting.
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Wednesday, September 27Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Thursday, September 28Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Saturday, September 30Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
September 30–December 9, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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.
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Politics and period rooms collide as we examine Franklin’s influence on Philadelphia art, including a look at the decorative arts that graced the rooms he visited in London and Paris.
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Tuesday, October 3Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, October 4Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Thursday, October 5Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Friday, October 6Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Learn about the history and creation of the Museum’s medieval carpets and European tapestries.
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Saturday, October 7Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
September 30–December 9, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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.
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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Tuesday, October 10Grid ViewRows View

Courses & Workshops
 
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CANCELED
Perelman Building Media Room
$125; $100 members and Bryn Mawr Film Institute members

Presented by Bryn Mawr Film Institute. This lecture-based course introduces students to cinematic terminology, giving them the vocabulary and frames of reference to view and discuss motion pictures in a more insightful and critical manner. Screenings largely consist of clips from a wide assortment of films illustrating different aspects of the medium's language, including cinematography, sound, and editing.

Instructor: Andrew J. Douglas, Director of Education, Bryn Mawr Film Institute
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, October 11Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Thursday, October 12Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Saturday, October 14Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
September 30–December 9, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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.
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Study Room, Perelman Building
Space is limited.

See examples from our collection of prints, drawings, and photographs, and learn about reproductions currently on view in Inside Out. Tyler Shine (Constance E. Clayton Curatorial Fellow) and Eileen Owens (Suzanne Andrée Curatorial Fellow) will be on hand to answer questions and share more information on the artworks.

Inside Out communities past and present enjoy free Museum admission October 13–15.
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Tuesday, October 17Grid ViewRows View

Courses & Workshops
 
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CANCELED
Perelman Building Media Room
$125; $100 members and Bryn Mawr Film Institute members

Presented by Bryn Mawr Film Institute. This lecture-based course introduces students to cinematic terminology, giving them the vocabulary and frames of reference to view and discuss motion pictures in a more insightful and critical manner. Screenings largely consist of clips from a wide assortment of films illustrating different aspects of the medium's language, including cinematography, sound, and editing.

Instructor: Andrew J. Douglas, Director of Education, Bryn Mawr Film Institute
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, October 18Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Thursday, October 19Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Saturday, October 21Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
September 30–December 9, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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.
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building

An afternoon dedicated to growers from the Asian, African, and Latin American diasporas in Philadelphia. Enjoy demonstrations, film screenings, live music, art-making, culinary events, guest speakers, and more.

​Offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled
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Tuesday, October 24Grid ViewRows View

Courses & Workshops
 
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CANCELED
Perelman Building Media Room
$125; $100 members and Bryn Mawr Film Institute members

Presented by Bryn Mawr Film Institute. This lecture-based course introduces students to cinematic terminology, giving them the vocabulary and frames of reference to view and discuss motion pictures in a more insightful and critical manner. Screenings largely consist of clips from a wide assortment of films illustrating different aspects of the medium's language, including cinematography, sound, and editing.

Instructor: Andrew J. Douglas, Director of Education, Bryn Mawr Film Institute
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Learn about the artist Marcel Duchamp and how he inspired generations of artists.
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Thursday, October 26Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Members-Only
 
6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. CANCELED
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Take a look at the avant-garde movements of the 20th century and the works that inspired these powerful directions in art.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Invoke the spirit of Halloween with a tour of the Museum’s spooky side.
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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
September 30–December 9, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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.
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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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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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Meet the saints and sinners of our collection, whose unique lives inspired artists to create works of wonder and beauty.
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Courses & Workshops
 
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CANCELED
Perelman Building Media Room
$125; $100 members and Bryn Mawr Film Institute members

Presented by Bryn Mawr Film Institute. This lecture-based course introduces students to cinematic terminology, giving them the vocabulary and frames of reference to view and discuss motion pictures in a more insightful and critical manner. Screenings largely consist of clips from a wide assortment of films illustrating different aspects of the medium's language, including cinematography, sound, and editing.

Instructor: Andrew J. Douglas, Director of Education, Bryn Mawr Film Institute
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Members-Only
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Art can be downright scandalous. Join us as we reveal the controversies inherent in each brushstroke, nude, and artistic impulse.​​
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Wednesday, November 1Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Dorrance Galleries

Experience Old Masters Now before it opens to the public.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$20 (members free); includes Museum admission
$35 (members free) for this lecture and the Nov. 4 symposium “Have to Have It: Philadelphians Collect (1850–1930)”; includes Museum admission

Historian Steven Conn of Miami University examines the relationship between the encyclopedias that museums aspired to be and the collections that formed the basis of their displays at the turn of the twentieth century.

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6:00 p.m.: Registration
6:15 p.m.: Opening remarks by Timothy Rub, the George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer, Philadelphia Museum of Art
6:30 p.m.: Lecture: “The Encyclopedia, the Museum, and the Collection” by Steve Conn, Miami University

This is the keynote lecture to the symposium “Have to Have It: Philadelphians Collect (1850–1930),” which continues on Saturday, November 4. Cohosted with the Frick Collection Center for the History of Collecting.

This lecture is supported by The Robert and Eda G. Diskant Memorial Endowment.
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9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$20 (members free); includes Museum admission
$35 (members free) for the Nov. 3 lecture with art historian Steven Conn and this symposium; includes Museum admission

Join us for a symposium on collecting in Gilded Age Philadelphia. Topics include collectors John G. Johnson, Peter A. B. and Joseph Widener, and Dr. Albert C. Barnes and the role played by fairs, museums, advisors, and department stores in setting patterns of collecting in the city.

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9:30 a.m.: Registration

9:45 a.m.: Welcome from Inge Reist, The Frick Collection


Morning Session: The Lure of the Old Masters

10:00 a.m.: “John G. Johnson: Lawyer, Collector, Philadelphian,” Jennifer Thompson, the Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art

10:30 a.m.: “The French Connection: Joseph Bonaparte, Point Breeze, and Old Masters Come to Bordentown,” Yuriko Jackall, National Gallery of Art

11:00 a.m.: Break

11:25 a.m.: “The Last American Versailles: The Widener Collection at Lynnewood Hall,” Esmée Quodbach, The Frick Collection

12:15 p.m.: Questions from the audience

12:30 p.m.: Lunch on your own


Afternoon Session: Looking Beyond the Old Masters

1:40 p.m.: Welcome from Richard L. Kagan, Johns Hopkins University

1:45 p.m.: “Collecting American Art in Philadelphia in the Age of John G. Johnson,” Kathleen A. Foster, Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Senior Curator of American Art and Director, Center for American Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art

2:15 p.m.: “Collecting Classical Antiquities in the Athens of America,” Ann Blair Brownlee, Penn Museum

2:45 p.m.: “The Language of the Brush into the Language of Money: John Wanamaker and the Intersections of Collecting and Commerce,” Sara Tarter, University of Birmingham

3:15 p.m.: Break

3:40 p.m.: “Is Art an Armchair?” Elizabeth Milroy, Drexel University

4:10 p.m.: “A Mentor for Dr. Barnes: John G. Johnson and a Culture of Collecting in Philadelphia,” Brian Seymour, Community College of Philadelphia

4:50 p.m.: Questions from the audience

5:10 p.m.: “Giving Others Their Due: Philadelphia Collectors After Johnson,” panel discussion with Richard L. Kagan, Inge Reist, and Jennifer Thompson

Cohosted with the Frick Collection Center for the History of Collecting
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10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Gallery 206
Free for members. Space is limited; reservations required.

Get the inside scoop and learn how to make the most of your membership this year. Join us in the galleries to discover a few secrets of the collection. Afterward, meet fellow insiders and meet Museum staff while enjoying complimentary snacks.
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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
September 30–December 9, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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.
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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Celebrations & Parties
 
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Online ticket sales have ended. Limited tickets available at the door with Young Friends membership purchase.
Great Stair Hall
Art-chic cocktail attire
Proceeds benefit the Museum

$65; $45 for Young Friends


Party with a purpose in the Museum’s Great Stair Hall. Enjoy after-hours access to art, dancing to the sounds of DJ Royale, an open bar, and surprises around every corner. Visit www.philamuseum.org/yfevent for more information.

Hosted by the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Presented by Neiman Marcus
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet at the West Information Desk. Tours are subject to change.

Foreign-language tours focus on particular aspects of the collection (an artist, a period, a region, or a genre) or offer a general overview of the entire Museum.
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Tuesday, November 7Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore the rich visual traditions of Spain and Latin America from the medieval period through today.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F, 1101 Arch Street

Attend the preview party and a gala cocktail buffet, and get a first look at works of contemporary craft by 195 of the best craft artists in the United States and 25 guest artists from Korea. Preview party ticket holders may attend the show every day it is open.

Visionary: $10,000, six tickets – 4:00 p.m. arrival time
Angel: $4,000, four tickets – 4:00 p.m arrival time
Benefactor: $1,500, two tickets – 4:00 p.m arrival time
Collector: $350 per person – 5:00 p.m arrival time

The Craft Show is presented by the Women’s Committee and Craft Show Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F, 1101 Arch Street
$18 one-day ticket ($15 member); $12 per ticket when 10 or more are purchased
$25 two-day ticket ($20 member)
$5 children 12 & under

This premier show and sale of craft and design includes 195 artists from across the country and 25 guest artists from Korea.

Presented by the Women’s Committee and Craft Show Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F, 1101 Arch Street
Patron (includes six tickets) $1,000

Treat your staff, friends, and business prospects to an evening of distinctive entertainment. Enjoy seasonal buffet fare, open bar, and live music in a unique setting in a private area on the show floor. Guests may walk the show at their leisure.

The Craft Show is presented by the Women’s Committee and Craft Show Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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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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11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F, 1101 Arch Street
$18 one-day ticket ($15 member); $12 per ticket when 10 or more are purchased
$25 two-day ticket ($20 member)
$5 children 12 & under

This premier show and sale of craft and design includes 195 artists from across the country and 25 guest artists from Korea.

Presented by the Women’s Committee and Craft Show Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
September 30–December 9, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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.
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F, 1101 Arch Street
$18 one-day ticket ($15 member); $12 per ticket when 10 or more are purchased
$25 two-day ticket ($20 member)
$5 children 12 & under

This premier show and sale of craft and design includes 195 artists from across the country and 25 guest artists from Korea.

Presented by the Women’s Committee and Craft Show Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Sunday, November 12Grid ViewRows View

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F, 1101 Arch Street
$18 one-day ticket ($15 member); $12 per ticket when 10 or more are purchased
$25 two-day ticket ($20 member)
$5 children 12 & under

This premier show and sale of craft and design includes 195 artists from across the country and 25 guest artists from Korea.

Presented by the Women’s Committee and Craft Show Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Tuesday, November 14Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, November 15Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
By invitation only
Great Stair Hall Balcony
Free for invitees

Take a tour of the annual Collab Student Design Competition, led by one of the judges, and see what the next generation imagines for interiors of the future. “Grand Gesture” asks entrants to create an eye-catching piece of furniture that becomes the focal point of the room. See entries, in the form of scale models, and enjoy a Collab members-only reception.
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CANCELED
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Be an artist for a day. Draw inspiration from artwork on view and let your imagination run wild. Paper and pencils will be provided.

Location provided at any admissions desk
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Thursday, November 16Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$20 (free for members); includes Museum admission

Art historian David Getsy discusses Auguste Rodin’s themes of sexuality and love, and explores how they influenced his reputation and development as a modern artist.
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Saturday, November 18Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
September 30–December 9, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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.
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building

An afternoon dedicated to growers from the Asian, African, and Latin American diasporas in Philadelphia. Enjoy demonstrations, film screenings, live music, art-making, culinary events, guest speakers, and more.

​Offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled
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5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Paid tickets required
5:30 p.m.: VIP Preview & Reception with Patricia Urquiola
6:30 p.m.: Design Excellence Award Program
8:00 p.m.: Party
Great Stair Hall
Online ticket sales have ended. Tickets available for purchase at the door.
VIP Preview & Reception, Award Program & Party: $250
Award Program & Party: $150; $120 Collab member (2 ticket limit per membership); 6 tickets for price of 5: $750
Lecture only: $25; $20 Collab member; $10 student

Celebrate Patricia Urquiola as she receives the 2017 Collab Design Excellence Award. Fusing the artisanal and the industrial, this acclaimed international designer creates cool, innovative objects for the home and office. The exhibition Patricia Urquiola: Between Craft and Industry explores how she fuses handcraftsmanship with modern materials and technologies.
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Sunday, November 19Grid ViewRows View

Members-Only
Tours meet at the Rodin Museum.
Free for members

Explore some of the world’s most renowned masterpieces of sculpture.
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5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
East Terrace
Pay What You Wish Museum admission after 5:00 p.m.

Let the holidays begin. Join us for tasty treats, music by York Street Hustle and the Philadelphia Girls Choir, and the lighting of the tree with the best view in the city.
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Saturday, November 25Grid ViewRows View

 
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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Sunday, November 26Grid ViewRows View

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

Get a behind-the-scenes look at a living, breathing collection and experience first-hand how our understanding and appreciation of these works have evolved over the years.
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Tuesday, November 28Grid ViewRows View

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

Experience the transformation of our renowned South Asian galleries. Highlights include a stone temple hall from southern India, ornate Buddhist works from Tibet and Nepal, colorful textiles, and lively temple sculpture.​
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, November 29Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

SOLD OUT
Reservations required
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Where else can you visit a medieval cloister, an Indian temple hall, English and French country estates, and a Japanese teahouse in an hour? Join us as we take a walk through time.
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Thursday, November 30Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Celebrate the contributions made by African American artists to the history of art and culture.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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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9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
By invitation only
Museum Store & Museum Café
Complimentary for Associates and above

Make a dent in your to-do list with early-bird access to the Museum Store. Grab a cuppa in the Café, and sample some of our festive programming in the galleries.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after House admission
Cedar Grove, Fairmount Park
House admission: $8 adult; children 12 & under free

Imagine the holidays a century ago with seasonal decor at Cedar Grove. Also experience the sounds of the season with performances by some of the best regarded music organizations in the city.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$35 ($30 members)

Enjoy “A Very Philly Christmas” at the Fairmount Park historic houses with Opera Philadelphia, the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, Artístas y Músicos Latino Americanos, the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, Play On, Philly!, and Choral Arts Philadelphia.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford on December 2. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park. ​A PHLASH bus loop will connect the five houses throughout the day.
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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
September 30–December 9, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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.
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$30 ($24 members)

​​​Join us at Lemon Hill for family day full of entertainment and activities for children 12 and under, including a visit from Santa himself. Stop by the other Fairmount Park historic houses for fun activities and delicious treats.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford on December 3. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park.
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free for Members

Thank you for being a part of our Museum family. To show our gratitude, we invite you to visit the Museum from November 30 through December 3 to take advantage of exclusive opportunities and offers designed just for you
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Foreign-Language Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Foreign-language tours focus on particular aspects of the collection (an artist, a period, a region, or a genre) or offer a general overview of the entire Museum.
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Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet at the West Information Desk. Tours are subject to change.

Foreign-language tours focus on particular aspects of the collection (an artist, a period, a region, or a genre) or offer a general overview of the entire Museum.
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Tuesday, December 5Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, December 6Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
By invitation only
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building
Free for Focus members

Cast your ballot for your favorite new photography acquisition to enter the Museum’s collection, purchased with funds contributed by Focus.​​
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Thursday, December 7Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
September 26–December 7, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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
    September 26–December 5, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    September 27–December 6, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    September 28–December 7, 2017
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after House admission
Cedar Grove, Fairmount Park
House admission: $8 adult; children 12 & under free

Imagine the holidays a century ago with seasonal decor at Cedar Grove. Also celebrate the many talents of our nearby neighbors with wonderful local music.

Performances
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: John “Sax” Williams
2:00–3:30 p.m.: Little Big Sister
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$35 ($30 members)

Enjoy a day of entertainment while taking in the beauty of Fairmount Park historic houses decorated for the holidays.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford on December 10. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park. ​A PHLASH bus loop will connect the five houses throughout the day.
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Children's Art Classes
 
Starts at 10:30 a.m.
Paid reservations required
September 30–December 9, 2017 (No classes week of Thanksgiving)
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.
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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Neiman Marcus, 170 N. Gulph Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Free for members

A morning of holiday shopping hosted by the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Neiman Marcus Love to Give Collection features more than 50 fabulous treasures, perfectly priced for giving. 10% of your purchase from the Neiman Marcus Love to Give Holiday Shop benefits the Museum’s educational efforts.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building

Bring your holiday spirit and celebrate with us on the last day of the Philadelphia Assembled exhibition. This marketplace will be a chance to invest in our communities and grow practices of sustainability and economic sovereignty. Enjoy local vendors, fashion designers, youth artisans, performing artists, a clothing auction with models, and so much more.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after House admission
Cedar Grove, Fairmount Park
House admission: $8 adult; children 12 & under free

Imagine the holidays a century ago with seasonal decor at Cedar Grove. Also sample treats and get cooking tips from some of the best local food purveyors​.
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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$35 ($30 members)

Bring your appetite to the Fairmount Park historic houses, which are decorated for the holidays. Enjoy free samples and food demonstrations from Original 13 Ciderworks,​ Garces restaurant group, Shane Confectionery, Giambri’s Quality Sweets, Birchtree Catering, and Whole Foods Market while taking in the beauty of the houses.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford on December 10. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park. ​A PHLASH bus loop will connect the five houses throughout the day.
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PHLA Kitchen
 
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Perelman Café, Perelman Building

Join the culinary artists of PHLA Kitchen for informal events about dishes featured on their menu

Featured dish: Sister’s original supreme pies by Sister Nefertari Muhammad
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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Museum Store

Join Nyambi Royster of Nyambi Naturals for a trunk show featuring handmade beauty and skincare products. Complimentary express chair massage with purchase.
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1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

The Pennsylvania Girlchoir, led by Melissa Keylock, performs a selection of traditional carols.

​Each performance is approximately 30 minutes.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
Free for members

Learn all about the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends connected to our collection.
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10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
$40 ($32 members). Cost includes transportation and house admission. Museum admission not included.
Free for Museum Circle members ($500+) and above. Call Member Services at 215-684-7840 to reserve.

Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes—Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, and Woodford—and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

​Trolley departs from and returns to the Museum’s West Entrance.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
Circle Level members are invited to reserve two complimentary tickets for this festive program. Free for Sustainer and above ($500+). Call Member Services at 215-684-7840.​


Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

Space is limited.
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1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer) 15 minutes prior to trolley departure time.
$40 ($32 members). Cost includes transportation and house admission. Museum admission not included.
Free for Museum Circle members ($500+) and above. Call Member Services at 215-684-7840 to reserve.

Tour three Fairmount Park historic homes—Cedar Grove, Ormiston Mansion, and Strawberry Mansion—and delight in unique yuletide decorations.

​Trolley departs from and returns to the Museum’s West Entrance.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
Free for members

Celebrate the story of Christmas as told through art.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
Free for members

Come and whet your appetite for all things food and art. Menu includes Renaissance feasts, seventeenth-century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

​Get some creative family time in before the end of the year.
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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Get some creative family time in before the end of the year.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Renaissance feasts, 17th-century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

​Get some creative family time in before the end of the year.
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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall

Put last year’s coal to good use and create handmade holiday greetings for everyone on your list.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

​Get some creative family time in before the end of the year.
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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Get some creative family time in before the end of the year.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

​Get some creative family time in before the end of the year.
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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Throughout the Museum

An evening of guided meditation, art making, yoga, performances, and more.

DIY Art: Reflect & Record
5:30–6:15 p.m.
6:30–7:15 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor
Grab a keepsake notebook and consider the past twelve months. Designed by memoirist Beth Kephart and artist Bill Sulit, both workshops will help you create a personal memoir of your year.
Space is limited; first come, first served.


DIY Art: Symbolic Stitchery with Artist Marie Elcin
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Create a mandala of concentric shapes with fiber artist Marie Elcin. Learn simple embroidery techniques and center yourself through the meditative repetition of stitching.


Detour with Hariprasad Kowtha
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Gallery 206, 2nd floor
Practice museum mindfulness with Hariprasad Kowtha in this unconventional tour. Seek out peaceful spaces in the building and partake in exercises designed to rejuvenate mind and body.


Holistic Healing: Laughter & Meditation Playshop
6:00 p.m. (program length: 60–80 minutes)
Alter Gallery 176, 1st floor
Laugh yourself into wellness with sound healers Laraaji and Arji OceAnanda. This interactive experience features call-and-response chanting, laugh-therapy drills, deep relaxation exercises, and healing meditation. For ultimate relaxation, wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat, blanket, or eye mask.
Free ticket required after Museum admission


Dhyana Yoga: Vinyasa with John Vitarelli
6:15 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201, 2nd floor
Release all that tension from the past year with breath-synchronized movements. Led by John Vitarelli of Dhyana Yoga
Space is limited; first come, first served.


Dhyana Yoga: Slow Flow with Diana Vitarelli
6:15 p.m.
Gallery 224 (Indian Temple Hall), 2nd floor
Meditative motions that remind you to make the moments, and poses, last. Led by Diana Vitarelli of Dhyana Yoga
Space is limited; first come, first served.


Music: Worldtown Soundsystem
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
This live house music outfit unites electronic dance with global rhythms and soul.
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Alter Gallery 176, 1st floor

Laugh yourself into wellness with sound healers Laraaji and Arji OceAnanda. This interactive experience features call-and-response chanting, laugh-therapy drills, deep relaxation exercises, and healing meditation. For ultimate relaxation, wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat, blanket, or eye mask.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

​Get some creative family time in before the end of the year.
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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$30 ($24 members)

​Get away from the crowds and the hustle and bustle of the season. Visit the Fairmount Park historic houses and enjoy decorations inspired by “A Very Philly Christmas” at a comfortable and relaxed pace.

Includes admission to Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford for date purchased. All houses are located within east and west Fairmount Park.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Rediscover the story of Christmas through the art in our collection.
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Monday, January 1Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

​Get some creative family time in before the end of the year.
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11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Get some creative family time in before the end of the year.
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Tuesday, January 2Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore the history of ceramics from 10,000 BCE to today.
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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.
Hollis Baldeck Gallery 239, 2nd floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Tsuro every Wednesday night in January.
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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
First come, first served; space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

Stories behind the works, from the people who know them best.

Explore how frames set the stage in paintings with Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation.​ This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
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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
First come, first served; space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece 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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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CANCELED
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.​
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece 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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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Jazz vocalist JD Walter and pianist Luis Perdomo present electronic escapades and jazz standards with a modern twist.

​Orrin Evans will not be performing this evening as previously announced.
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9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. CANCELED
Student Lunchroom
$40 ($32 member)

​​Explore and experiment with everyday materials to create an original artwork inspired by our collection. This hands-on workshop emphasizes ways that art-making can teach creative problem solving and encourage students to seek alternative solutions.

​Studio art jewelers Lisa and Scott Cylinder will lead this workshop. Inspired by myriad influences such as modern art, scientific phenomena, and film, they collaboratively transform materials, including found objects, into wearable works of art.​
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece 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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Family Festivals
 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Get inspired by painted landscapes and create a wonderland of your own.

​Family Festivals are generously supported by PNC Arts Alive.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

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.

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.

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

Gallery-based interactive art history courses

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

Take in the opulence of life in the 1600s and early 1700s. Together we’ll examine how Baroque sensibilities of theatricality and grandeur were expressed differently around the world, with a focus on art produced in Italy, the Netherlands, and Latin America.

Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Uncover the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends associated with our 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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Family Programs
 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Best for grown-ups with babies

Parents and caregivers with babes in tow are always welcome in our galleries, and we're making it a bit easier for you with our stroller tours. If the baby fusses don't fret---you'll be in good company.
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Collection Tours
 
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 3:00 p.m.

Featuring works by famous Philly artists and art inspired by the city’s most colorful characters.
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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.
Hollis Baldeck Gallery 239, 2nd floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Tsuro every Wednesday night in January.
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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
First come, first served; space is limited.

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
First come, first served; space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Thursday, January 11Grid 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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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 the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece 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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Join us as we reveal some of the biggest controversies and scandals behind works in our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 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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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses

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

Take in the opulence of life in the 1600s and early 1700s. Together we’ll examine how Baroque sensibilities of theatricality and grandeur were expressed differently around the world, with a focus on art produced in Italy, the Netherlands, and Latin America.

Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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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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2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Lobby).
Free for members

​Ever look at art and scratch your head? Join us for a lively, interactive tour that explores how to look at art in a new way. By understanding symbols, stories, and metaphors commonly used by artists, you’ll be able to understand art as you never have. Space is limited.
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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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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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.​
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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 the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece 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.

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.

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, explore the essential role women have played in the creation of art.
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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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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

This trio​ of Christopher McBride, Jonathan Edward Thomas, and Curtis Nowosad mixes jazz, R&B, rock, and fusion with ease, technicality, and musical precision.
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Members-Only
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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Courses & Workshops
 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free after admission

Drop in and draw from Rodin’s masterpieces. Materials provided.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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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 the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece 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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Celebrate three centuries of this country's greatest paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts.
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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.

Discover the Museum's superb collection of medieval and Asian paintings, sculptures, and architectural elements.
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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.

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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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.

​From stained glass to sculpture you can see through, discover the magical meaning of windows in art.
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Featuring works by famous Philly artists and art inspired by the city’s most colorful characters.
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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.

​From stained glass to sculpture you can see through, discover the magical meaning of windows in art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Discover the Museum's superb collection of medieval and Asian paintings, sculptures, and architectural elements.
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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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Members-Only
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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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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3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Inspired by the illustrations of Jerry Pinkney, this performance celebrates the heroic figures of John Henry and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through blues, hymns, work songs, and ragtime.

​Presented in collaboration with Philadelphia Jazz Project
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10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. with community service at the Museum.

Artmaking for MANNA
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
MANNA will collect your artwork to distribute with the meals they deliver to those in need.

Conversation of Kings: Strength to Love, a Call to Action
11:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Rooms A & B
Dive deeper into the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a youth-focused conversation on how his legacy can inspire today’s social movements.
​Presented in collaboration with NewCORE
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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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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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 1:00 p.m.

An introducation to the Museum's extensive collection of art from China, Korea, and Japan.
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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.

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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Tuesday, January 16Grid ViewRows View

 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Dorrance Galleries
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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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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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, explore the essential role women have played in the creation of art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house, all in one hour.
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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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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.

Featuring works by famous Philly artists and art inspired by the city’s most colorful characters.
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Wednesday, January 17Grid ViewRows View

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

Gallery-based interactive art history courses

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

Take in the opulence of life in the 1600s and early 1700s. Together we’ll examine how Baroque sensibilities of theatricality and grandeur were expressed differently around the world, with a focus on art produced in Italy, the Netherlands, and Latin America.

Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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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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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, and Dalí, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17–March 21, 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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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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Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Get an overview of some of the Museum’s most renowned treasures.
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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.
Hollis Baldeck Gallery 239, 2nd floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Tsuro every Wednesday night in January.
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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
First come, first served; space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

Stories behind the works, from the people who know them best.

​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. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
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Members-Only
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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Wednesday Nights
 
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201
First come, first served; space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Thursday, January 18Grid ViewRows View

 
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 the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece 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.

Uncover the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends associated with our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 18–March 22, 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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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses

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

Take in the opulence of life in the 1600s and early 1700s. Together we’ll examine how Baroque sensibilities of theatricality and grandeur were expressed differently around the world, with a focus on art produced in Italy, the Netherlands, and Latin America.

Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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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.

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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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.​
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece 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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house, all in one hour.
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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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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.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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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

This Philly-based Parisian duo crafts reflective songs characterized by hushed harmonies and the sounds of dream pop and old-school soft rock.
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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.
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.

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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece 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 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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2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

Stories behind the works, from the people who know them best.

​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. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
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Members-Only
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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Sunday, January 21Grid ViewRows View

 
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.

​From stained glass to sculpture you can see through, discover the magical meaning of windows in art.
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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.

​From stained glass to sculpture you can see through, discover the magical meaning of windows in art.
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2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries

Contemporary painter Jas Knight shares how he uses the styles and processes of the old masters to reflect on black experience.

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection
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Tuesday, January 23Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

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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Starts at 1:00 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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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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Members-Only
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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m. CANCELED

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, and Dalí, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.
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Wednesday, January 24Grid ViewRows View

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

Gallery-based interactive art history courses

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

Take in the opulence of life in the 1600s and early 1700s. Together we’ll examine how Baroque sensibilities of theatricality and grandeur were expressed differently around the world, with a focus on art produced in Italy, the Netherlands, and Latin America.

Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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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 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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house, all in one hour.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house, all in one hour.
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Starts at 1:00 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.

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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17–March 21, 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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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 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.
Hollis Baldeck Gallery 239, 2nd floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Tsuro every Wednesday night in January.
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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
First come, first served; space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Great Stair Hall Balcony
Free for Young Friends; public $5. Includes Museum admission

A networking happy hour to connect with other young professionals committed to making a difference in our city.
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6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Gallery 175, 1st floor

In a politically charged climate, what role should the arts play? Join other visitors for a facilitated conversation with Museum educators.
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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
First come, first served; space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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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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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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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece 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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house, all in one hour.
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Starts at 1:00 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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 18–March 22, 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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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

Gallery-based interactive art history courses

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

Take in the opulence of life in the 1600s and early 1700s. Together we’ll examine how Baroque sensibilities of theatricality and grandeur were expressed differently around the world, with a focus on art produced in Italy, the Netherlands, and Latin America.

Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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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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Friday, January 26Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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.​
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece 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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Join us as we reveal some of the biggest controversies and scandals behind works in our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 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 3:00 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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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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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Throughout the Museum

Indulge your inner nerd with an evening devoted to experiments, discoveries, and art.
​Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection


Music: Osagie
5:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Philly-based DJ, producer, and record collector Osagie spins a mix of disco, soul, hip-hop, house, and more.


Museum Science: Cultural Caretakers
5:30–6:30 p.m.
Gallery 258, 2nd floor
Conservation scientist Kate Duffy offers an inside look at some of the Museum’s conservation projects. Also hear all about our X-ray fluorescence machine, which helps us determine the age of a painting without having to take a sample. 


Detours: Artful Rounds
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet outside Old Masters Now (Dorrance Galleries, first floor).
In these unconventional gallery tours for the adventurous, join Penn and Temple med students as they diagnose figures in paintings and prescribe treatments.


In-Gallery Gaming: Art or Surgery?
6:00–6:30 p.m.
Gallery 111, 1st floor
Compete with your friends to win prizes in this game hosted by Philadelphia performer extraordinaire Jess Conda. Explore an assortment of unusual objects from the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Mütter Museum, and then figure out whether they were used to make art or perform surgery.
First come, first served.


Music: Crash Course in Science
6:45 p.m.
Resnick Rotunda 161, 1st floor
This legendary post-punk band creates a distinctive brand of noise-pop dance music using altered drum machines and homemade synthesizers.


Music: Dan Deacon
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Get ready for some high-voltage energy when this experimental electronic composer and musician with a penchant for the absurd joins the crowd for one of his famed interactive live shows.
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Saturday, January 27Grid ViewRows View

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.
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece 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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Members-Only
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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Sunday, January 28Grid ViewRows View

 
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.

​From stained glass to sculpture you can see through, discover the magical meaning of windows in art.
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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.

​From stained glass to sculpture you can see through, discover the magical meaning of windows in art.
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Tuesday, January 30Grid 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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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Religious works by great artists of the Renaissance and beyond, such as Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, and Sandro Botticelli.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house, all in one hour.
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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, January 31Grid 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.

Featuring works by famous Philly artists and art inspired by the city’s most colorful characters.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Religious works by great artists of the Renaissance and beyond, such as Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, and Sandro Botticelli.
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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17–March 21, 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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Starts at 3:00 p.m. CANCELED

Uncover the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends associated with our collection.
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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.
Hollis Baldeck Gallery 239, 2nd floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Tsuro every Wednesday night in January.
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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
First come, first served; space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

Stories behind the works, from the people who know them best.

Investigate two compelling works by the Greek master with Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings; and Mark Castro, Consulting Curator of Latin American Art. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
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6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Lobby).
Free for members

​Ever look at art and scratch your head? Join us for a lively, interactive tour that explores how to look at art in a new way. By understanding symbols, stories, and metaphors commonly used by artists, you’ll be able to understand art as you never have. Space is limited.
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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
First come, first served; space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Thursday, February 1Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece 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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 18–March 22, 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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Friday, February 2Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Featuring works by famous Philly artists and art inspired by the city’s most colorful characters.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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.​
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece 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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m. CANCELED

Visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house, all in one hour.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m. CANCELED

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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Starts at 3:00 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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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Saxophonist Uri Gurvich blends world influences, including sounds from his native Israel, with progressive jazz. Songs from his latest release, Kinship, explore tribal and familial connections between different cultures and individuals.
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Saturday, February 3Grid ViewRows View

Teacher Workshops
 
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Rooms A & B
3 PA or NJ hours
$20 ($15 members)

Engaging with art challenges students to see from another perspective. Its complexity and ambiguity encourage them to develop compassion and engage deeply with the past. Join us to:​

  • Learn about one of the most challenging works of art in the collection from Mark Castro, Consulting Curator of Latin American Art
  • Explore strategies for integrating art into lessons that teach tolerance.
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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.
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece 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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Sunday, February 4Grid ViewRows View

Family Festivals
 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Creativity scores a touchdown this Super Bowl Sunday as we make art guided by games of chance. Then cheer for “ Scrimmage!” as teams of acrobats from the Almanac Dance Circus Theatre face off and look for recruits in the audience for the match of the century.

​Family Festivals are generously supported by PNC Arts Alive.
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Tuesday, February 6Grid ViewRows View

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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Wednesday, February 7Grid ViewRows View

Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17–March 21, 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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Teacher Workshops
 
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Room A
2 NJ or PA hours

Experiment with fun and original teaching ideas in the galleries and see how they might translate to your classroom. There will be something new at each session to test and adapt.
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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
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201
First come, first served; space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

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 for Associate Sponsor level members and above

​Hear from our conservators about what goes into the study, preservation, and restoration of objects in our woodwork and furniture collection. Also discover the use and origin of some of their favorite objects.​
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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
First come, first served; space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Thursday, February 8Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Library, Perelman Building
Free for members

Old Masters, New World: America’s Raid on Europe’s Great Pictures by Cynthia Saltzman
Get a backstage look at the cutthroat competition, intrigue, and financial maneuvering of collectors during the Gilded Age in this discussion led by our library staff.

To receive notices about upcoming book club programs, email .​

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece 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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 18–March 22, 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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Friday, February 9Grid 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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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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.​
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece 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.

Uncover the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends associated with our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Featuring works by famous Philly artists and art inspired by the city’s most colorful characters.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Visit a Medieval Cloister, a 16th-century Indian Temple Hall, the country estates of 18th-century England and France, and a Japanese tea house, all in one hour.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Get in the mood for love. Philly singer-songwriter Aaron Parnell Brown offers up a mix of ’70s soul, romantic jazz, and original tunes that will make you swoon.
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Courses & Workshops
 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free after admission

Drop in and draw from Rodin’s masterpieces. Materials provided.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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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.
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece 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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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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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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Starts at 1:30 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Works by Hieronymus Bosch and his followers set a stirring stage for performances by the Curtis Institute of Music.

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection

Curtis Institute of Music performances are generously supported by Cooke & Beiler, LP.
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2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Library, Perelman Building
Free for members

Old Masters, New World: America’s Raid on Europe’s Great Pictures by Cynthia Saltzman
Get a backstage look at the cutthroat competition, intrigue, and financial maneuvering of collectors during the Gilded Age in this discussion led by our library staff.

To receive notices about upcoming book club programs, email .​

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection
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Starts at 2:15 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Works by Hieronymus Bosch and his followers set a stirring stage for performances by the Curtis Institute of Music.

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection

Curtis Institute of Music performances are generously supported by Cooke & Beiler, LP.
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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 3:00 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Works by Hieronymus Bosch and his followers set a stirring stage for performances by the Curtis Institute of Music.

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection

Curtis Institute of Music performances are generously supported by Cooke & Beiler, LP.
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Sunday, February 11Grid ViewRows View

 
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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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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Tuesday, February 13Grid ViewRows View

 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Dorrance Galleries
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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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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9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

Gallery-based 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.

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, and Dalí, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.
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Family Programs
 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Best for grown-ups with babies

Parents and caregivers with babes in tow are always welcome in our galleries, and we're making it a bit easier for you with our stroller tours. If the baby fusses don't fret---you'll be in good company.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

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
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17–March 21, 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
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201
First come, first served; space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

Stories behind the works, from the people who know them best.

Join Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings, for a conversation about the recently restored Portrait of Archbishop Filippo Archinto. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Museum Café
$55 ($50 members); includes Museum admission

Show your love with a special Valentine's Day chef demo of chocolaty desserts.
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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
First come, first served; space is limited.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.

Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.
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Thursday, February 15Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece 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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 18–March 22, 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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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$125 ($100 members); includes Museum admission

Gallery-based 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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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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.​
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece 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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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

A theatrical evening of jazz standards and originals with Red 40 frontwoman Martha Stuckey.
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An evening of conversation about America’s first artistic dynasty, the Peale family. View and discuss the gallery installation The Art of the Peales with scholars and colleagues and then enjoy musical performances in the Great Stair Hall.

​This program is made possible by the Center for American Art.
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Saturday, February 17Grid ViewRows View

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.
    1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 7–8
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 9–12
    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    1:00–3:00 p.m.
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Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Registration required.

In this daylong symposium, five Peale scholars share their ongoing research in the context of the Museum’s new publication The Art of the Peales: Adaptations and Innovations. With Carol Soltis, Wendy Bellion, Amy Noel Ellison, Lance Humphries, Lauren Lessing, and Linda Simmons.

​This program is made possible by the Center for American Art. Offered in conjunction with the gallery installation The Art of the Peales.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

A masterpiece 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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2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

Stories behind the works, from the people who know them best.

Join Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings, for a conversation about the recently restored Portrait of Archbishop Filippo Archinto. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
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Media Room, Perelman Building
Space is limited; first come, first served.

Artist Keith Smith discusses his varied and experimental practice in photography, prints, and bookmaking with Amanda Bock, the Lynne and Harold Honickman Assistant Curator of Photographs. Join us for a coffee reception following the talk.

​Offered in conjunction with Keith Smith at Home, on view in the Perelman Building, February 17–July 8, 2018
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Sunday, February 18Grid ViewRows View

 
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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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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1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
$40 (32 member)
Cost includes transportation and admission to the Museum, Cedar Grove, and Woodford.

Explore the gallery installation The Art of the Peales with ​Carol Soltis, Project Associate Curator, and learn the Peale family’s close connection to George Washington. Then hop on the trolley to Cedar Grove and Woodford Mansion and see the homes of their political friends and foes.
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Tuesday, February 20Grid ViewRows View

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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Wednesday, February 21Grid ViewRows View

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

Gallery-based 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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Children's Art Classes
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paid reservations required
January 17–March 21, 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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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission