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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.

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September 29, 2017

Friday, September 29Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Take an look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries of European art.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesdays, June 27–September 1, 2017; and Fridays, 10:15–11:00 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 1:00 p.m.

Explore the art of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist eras and learn about the artists that defined and influenced the movement, including masters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Georges Seurat.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Explore the Museum's extraordinary collection of American art, including colonial and Federalist-era paintings, furniture, and decorative arts as well as treasures of rural Pennsylvania.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, women have always played an essential role in the creation of art. Explore their many contributions to both art and culture.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Celebrate the art of words and language with workshops and performances throughout the galleries.

Music: DJ Halfbreed
5:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Enjoy an upbeat literary and art-minded set of music from Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela (aka DJ Halfbreed), a professor and a publisher at Thread Makes Blanket.

DIY Art: Typewriter Bar
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Philly Typewriter sets up several beautiful and functional writing machines for you to admire and use.

DIY Art: Voice Your Story
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Street artist and poet Blur, whose stickers and wheatpastes can be found around town, will encourage you to find your own voice. Connect art and language, and then share your work in a communal spot or take a personal keepsake home with you.

Detours with Nic Esposito
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet in Wallace Gallery 201, 2nd floor
Go on an artistic literary journey through the medieval and Asian galleries with Nic Esposito from The Head & The Hand Press.

In-Gallery Performance: Tell Me a Story
6:15 p.m.
Alter Gallery 176, 1st floor
An evening of true stories inspired by Cy Twombly’s artwork. Hillary Rea of Tell Me a Story and four storytellers share the feelings that arise when making, observing, and experiencing art.
Free ticket required; space is limited.

Artist Talk: Wendy Ewald
6:45 p.m.
Resnick Rotunda 161, 1st floor
Photographer Wendy Ewald discusses An Immigrant Alphabet with Amanda Bock, the Honickman Assistant Curator of Photographs. For this project, Ewald collaborated with students from Northeast High School to record their experiences as immigrants. The resulting images are on view this fall at Thomas Paine Plaza, across from City Hall.

Performance: Yolanda Wisher
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher performs a unique blend of poetry and song with her band, The Afroeaters.
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Friday Nights
 
Starts at 6:15 p.m.
Alter Gallery 176, 1st floor

An evening of true stories inspired by Cy Twombly’s artwork. Hillary Rea of Tell Me a Story and four storytellers share the feelings that arise when making, observing, and experiencing art.
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