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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.

May 26, 2017

Wednesday, May 3Grid ViewRows View

Courses & Workshops
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Paid tickets required
$25 ($20 for members)

Build a team and bring your creativity, curiosity, and tech skills to this extended-format hackathon. You have a month to create a digital game inspired by the Museum.

Enjoy access to wayfinding iBeacons and data about art on view. Experiments with augmented and virtual reality are encouraged. Workspace, food, and staff will be available.

During Philly Tech Week, present your project to a panel of judges and a public audience for a chance to win cash prizes.

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Wednesday, August 23Grid ViewRows View

 
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Free tickets required after Museum admission
Dorrance Galleries
Space is limited. To book your spot, call 215-684-7606.

Designed for families with children on the autism spectrum or who have other sensory sensitivities. Specially trained Museum staff lead all activities.
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Sunday, August 27Grid ViewRows View

 
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CANCELED
Wild Special Exhibition Store, first floor

Come meet a representative from Peruvian Fair Trade jewelry maker MUJUS.
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Wednesday, August 30Grid ViewRows View

 
Starts at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, June 28–August 30, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.
Meets in the Splash Studio
Best for ages 6 and under

Get comfy and listen to a story that connects with a work of art.
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Friday, September 1Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Let's look at pictures and objects around the Museum that might attract a local hero, Rocky.
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Monday, September 4Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Join us for an exploration of shifts in the use of representation throughout the 19th and 20th century.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.

Uncover the history of art after sundown
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Saturday, September 16Grid ViewRows View

 
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Two-part workshop:
Part 1: Saturday, September 16, 2017, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Part 2: Saturday, September 23, 2017, Culinary Literacy Center, Parkway Central Library, Free Library of Philadelphia​
$65 ($52 members)

Designed for teachers of grades pre-K-2, this two-part workshop introduces creative ways that art, food, and literacy can come together to create engaging experiences for young learners.

Part 1 of 2: Inspired by picture books and the Museum's collection, the first session focuses on age-appropriate, object-based approaches to looking at and teaching art through stories and storytelling. Educators will participate in gallery activities and discussions, as well as learn strategies for developing meaningful studio art projects for the classroom.

Part 2 of 2 (hosted by Free Library of Philadelphia's Culinary Literacy Center): Meet with children's librarians and early literacy experts, and learn how to use picture books to explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). Spend the afternoon fully immersed in hands-on cooking strategies in the Culinary Literacy Center's commercial-grade kitchen classroom. Learn how cooking supports early literacy and experiment with ways to incorporate cooking in your classroom. Walk away inspired with age-appropriate lessons, books, and ideas that bring together food, art, and literacy.

10 NJ or PA hours​. You must attend both days to receive professional development credit.
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Sunday, September 17Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Visit the country estates of 18th-century England all in one hour.
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Exhibition Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Wild: Michael Nichols.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

This tour celebrates the contributions made by African American artists to the history of art and culture.
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Thursday, September 21Grid ViewRows View

 
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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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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Saturday, September 23Grid ViewRows View

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Two-part workshop:
Part 1: Saturday, September 16, 2017, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Part 2: Saturday, September 23, 2017, Culinary Literacy Center, Parkway Central Library, Free Library of Philadelphia​
$65 ($52 members)

Designed for teachers of grades pre-K-2, this two-part workshop introduces creative ways that art, food, and literacy can come together to create engaging experiences for young learners.

Part 1 of 2: Inspired by picture books and the Museum's collection, the first session focuses on age-appropriate, object-based approaches to looking at and teaching art through stories and storytelling. Educators will participate in gallery activities and discussions, as well as learn strategies for developing meaningful studio art projects for the classroom.

Part 2 of 2 (hosted by Free Library of Philadelphia's Culinary Literacy Center): Meet with children's librarians and early literacy experts, and learn how to use picture books to explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). Spend the afternoon fully immersed in hands-on cooking strategies in the Culinary Literacy Center's commercial-grade kitchen classroom. Learn how cooking supports early literacy and experiment with ways to incorporate cooking in your classroom. Walk away inspired with age-appropriate lessons, books, and ideas that bring together food, art, and literacy.

10 NJ or PA hours​. You must attend both days to receive professional development credit.
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Explore the Jewish community’s connections to the Museum’s collection.
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Sunday, September 24Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

From Van Eyck to Van Gogh, explore Dutch themes and artists in our collection.
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Starts at 5:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building

Storyteller Denise Valentine and poet Ursula Rucker premiere works inspired by Philadelphia Assembled and the oral histories of North Philadelphians. With musicians Owen “Fiidla” Brown Jr. and Tim Motzer

Advisory: Expect strong language during this program.
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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

Courses & Workshops
 
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).

See how artists throughout history depict everyday activewear, elegant eveningwear, and fabulous costumes.
Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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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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Thursday, September 28Grid ViewRows View

 
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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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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Courses & Workshops
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
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).

See how artists throughout history depict everyday activewear, elegant eveningwear, and fabulous costumes.
Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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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 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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Sunday, October 1Grid ViewRows View

 
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

Courses & Workshops
 
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).

See how artists throughout history depict everyday activewear, elegant eveningwear, and fabulous costumes.
Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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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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Thursday, October 5Grid ViewRows View

 
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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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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Courses & Workshops
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
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).

See how artists throughout history depict everyday activewear, elegant eveningwear, and fabulous costumes.
Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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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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Meet at 2nd and Market Streets, Philadelphia
Free for Young Friends; Young Friend guests $5. Space is limited; reservations are required.

Encounter art in unexpected places. Explore the newest Inside Out installation in Old City during First Friday and see how the Museum is bringing its collection into the community. Followed by a nearby happy hour.
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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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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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Sunday, October 8Grid ViewRows View

 
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Members free, guests $10

Hear more about the plans for our Frank Gehry–led transformation, from Jessica Sharpe, Director of Visitor Operations and Membership.
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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

Courses & Workshops
 
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).

See how artists throughout history depict everyday activewear, elegant eveningwear, and fabulous costumes.
Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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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. - 8:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
20 S. 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Free for Young Friends and public. Space is limited.

Join us at The Study,​ one of the city’s newest hotels and event spaces. Enjoy drink specials and complimentary hors d’oeuvres while hearing all about our upcoming Fall into Art party. This event is open to all so bring your friends.
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Thursday, October 12Grid ViewRows View

 
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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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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Courses & Workshops
 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
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).

See how artists throughout history depict everyday activewear, elegant eveningwear, and fabulous costumes.
Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
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Friday, October 13Grid ViewRows View

 
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Gallery 111, 1st floor

​Join the Mad Poets Society for performances of poetry inspired by artworks featured in Inside Out. A short discussion about the works follows the readings.

Inside Out communities past and present enjoy free Museum admission October 13–15.
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10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
3 NJ or PA hours

Find out what’s in store for educators at the Museum this school year. Join us in the Perelman Building and explore Philadelphia Assembled, a project that combines art and civic engagement. Then choose your own adventure: sample a school tour, sign up for a membership with our educator discount, register your class for a field trip, or discuss ideas with Museum educators.
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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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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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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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1:30 p.m. - 2:00 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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2:00 p.m. - 2:30 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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2:30 p.m. - 3:00 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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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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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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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
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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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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9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Conference Rooms A & B
5 NJ or PA hours​
$50; $40 member

Engage in Artful Thinking practices through activities, discussion, and presentation. Explore the ways thinking routines can encourage learners to look closely, ask questions, reason carefully, and explore the complexity of works of art and topics across the curriculum. Also examine how students’ thinking can be documented, and how the forms of thinking encouraged by Artful Thinking practices connect to Common Core standards.​

What Is Artful Thinking?
Artful Thinking is an approach to looking at art that can be used with learners of all ages. It foregrounds the use of thinking routines, which encourage active engagement with artworks and are transferable from museum galleries to classroom settings.
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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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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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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.

Madura Chaudhari, owner of Chai Bar, shares samples of traditional masala chai and Kashmiri pink chai as well as family-friendly stories.
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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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12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building

​A daylong series of programs about gentrification and displacement

Offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled
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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: Basbousa (honey-sweetened cake) by Ailbhe Pascal (Fikira Bakery). Explore cooperative models of living and working, and share tools for self-care that make a big community difference.
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2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
By invitation only
SmithKline Beecham Gallery & Baldeck Garden 244
Free for Techné members

Steep yourself in East Asian decorative art during this Japanese tea ceremony with curators and tea masters. Learn about the symbolic use and making of ceremonial objects.​
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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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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 common religious themes found in our collection.

Instructor: Kaelin Jewell, PhD candidate in art history, Temple University​
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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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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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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
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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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 common religious themes found in our collection.

Instructor: Kaelin Jewell, PhD candidate in art history, Temple University​
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Friday, October 27Grid 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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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

A celebration of AfroFuturist and Black speculative music, design, art, and creativity. Come dressed to impress in your best sci-fi and AfroFuturist fashions for a night of imagination, art, and activism. This evening has been envisioned by Black Quantum Futurism (Camae Ayewa and Rasheedah Phillips) and is presented as part of Philadelphia Assembled.


Mobile Futures Institute Bus
5:00–6:30 p.m.
East Terrace
Watch some Afrofuturist films in this retrofitted shuttle bus.   


Tarot Readings
5:00–8:00 p.m.
Women’s Committee Gallery 164, 1st floor
Oshun, a generational bruja whose work is rooted in African ancestral energy, is on hand to help you achieve your highest purpose.
Space is limited; first come, first served.


Music Performances (hosted by MC Kennedy Allen)
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

MovaKween
Soul and R&B singer MovaKween honors the many layers and levels of the Divine Feminine.  

:3LON
Groove to ethereal and industrial tunes by underground producer and vocalist :3LON.

Sammus
Don’t miss a rousing performance by beatmaker and lyricist Sammus.

Moor Mother
In collaboration with local musicians, Moor Mother presents an eclectic mix of jazz, poetry, hip hop, and electronics.

King Britt presents Fhloston Paradigm
In this live solo presentation, King Britt transmits “omniversal signals from divine abstractions into a sonic experience.”


Body Painting
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Kitakiya Dennis and Rell Stylez transform your look with detailed designs.


Mask Masking
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Need a finishing touch for your costume? Make a decorative face mask with Anthony Molden.  


AfroFuturist Library
5:30–8:00 p.m.
Lenfest Hall (West Foyer), ground floor
Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse and Metropolarity bring written works for you to read and explore.


Fashion Show & Best Dressed Competition (hosted by MC Kennedy Allen)
7:20 & 7:40 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Walé Oyéjidé of Ikiré Jones, Eva Preston, and Feya Sterling show off their futurist looks on live models. Also, three finalists from our Best Dressed Competition will get to strut their stuff before the winner is announced. (Stop by the photo booth and the nomination station on the Great Stair Hall Balcony beforehand to make sure you’re entered in the competition.)

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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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Saturday, October 28Grid ViewRows View

 
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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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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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: Red cabbage & apple salad

What does it mean to be a Philadelphia cook? Join culinary artist Kristin Schwab as we peel back the layers of our food stories while (re)connecting to the foods of Philadelphia.
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Sunday, October 29Grid ViewRows View

 
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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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: Jerk chicken by Gorman and Baldwin Bright (Epicurean Jerk Sauce)
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12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building
Admission to the Perelman Building is Pay What You Wish.

A forum celebrating the various forms in which activism manifests today and into the future

​Led by members of the Granny Peace Brigade Philadelphia and moderated by Philadelphia Councilwoman Helen Gym. Offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled
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Tuesday, October 31Grid 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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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

 
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 common religious themes found in our collection.

Instructor: Kaelin Jewell, PhD candidate in art history, Temple University​
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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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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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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
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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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 common religious themes found in our collection.

Instructor: Kaelin Jewell, PhD candidate in art history, Temple University​
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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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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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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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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: Mixed greens by Taylor Johnson-Gordon (Sistah of the Yam)
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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Julien Levy Gallery, Perelman Building

​The Alumni Ex-Offenders Association engages the public in a dialogue to explore the evolution of mass incarceration on a personal, familial, and communal level.

​Offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled
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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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2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$5 (free for members); includes Museum admission

​Hyeyoung Cho, organizing curator of the guest artist program at this year's Craft Show, previews works by Korean artists featured in the exhibit.
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2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Free for Techné members

​This year’s Craft Show features Korea as its Guest Country and highlights 25 Korean artists. Join Hyeyoung Cho, organizing curator of the Korean section, for a public ​lecture on contemporary Korean craft, followed by a presentation by selected Craft Show artists. Techné members will enjoy a private reception with curators and artists following the program.​
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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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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 common religious themes found in our collection.

Instructor: Kaelin Jewell, PhD candidate in art history, Temple University​
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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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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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4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
South Terrace Conference Room A
3 NJ or PA hours

Many beloved works in the Museum’s collection can be traced back to John G. Johnson. Learn about new discoveries and behind-the-scenes insights from curator Christopher Atkins and conservator Lucia Bay. Then explore Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection with Museum educators to experiment with classroom activities and resources.​
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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.

Discover the man behind the Johnson Collection with Jennifer Thompson, The Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting and Sculpture and Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection. This talk is 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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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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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 common religious themes found in our collection.

Instructor: Kaelin Jewell, PhD candidate in art history, Temple University​
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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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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. - 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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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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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building

A two-day event promoting equal responsibilities between parenting partners, and advocating for deeper engagement between fathers and the children in their lives. Includes performances and workshops.

Organized by Billy Yalowitz, Les Rivera, and Eric Marsh and offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled
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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. - 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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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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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building

A two-day event promoting equal responsibilities between parenting partners, and advocating for deeper engagement between fathers and the children in their lives. Includes performances and workshops.

Organized by Billy Yalowitz, Les Rivera, and Eric Marsh and offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled
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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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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: Coconut sea-salt rolls

Acorn (K Is for Kitchen & West Philly’s Community Supported Kitchen) demystifies the magic of baking with living sourdough cultures.
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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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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 111, 1st floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Operation every Wednesday night in November.
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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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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.

Examine the painter’s process through imaging technology 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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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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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. - 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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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. - 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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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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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.

Examine the painter’s process through imaging technology 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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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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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: Coconut rice & beans by Frances Rose (K Is for Kitchen & West Philly’s Community Supported Kitchen)

You are invited to share foods and stories that defy national boundaries and unite cultures of diverse spirits.
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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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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 111, 1st floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Operation every Wednesday night in November.
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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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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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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Jon Snow knew at least one thing—winter can be rough. Get ready for the season with a night geared toward surviving the coldest months.


Pictorial Pursuit: The Hunt
5:00–7:30 p.m.
Throughout the galleries
Go on a scavenger hunt that pairs Game of Thrones quotes with works of art. Those loyal to House Baratheon should watch for wild boars.


Check + Checkmate
5:00–8:00 p.m.
Strategic board games to make your opponent bend the knee.

Othello: Gallery 175, 1st floor
Carcassonne: Gallery 206, 2nd floor
Stratego: Gallery 299, 2nd floor


Music: Universal Cave DJ Set
5:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Hear rare grooves from this Philly-based record label known for its eccentric mixtapes and extensive record collection.


Music: Piffaro Renaissance Band
5:30 & 6:30 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor
Enjoy late medieval and Renaissance sounds from Piffaro, a sextet that performs on reconstructed period instruments. Just don’t get your hopes up for an Ed Sheeran cameo tonight.


DIY Art: Draw Your Swords
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Kienbusch Gallery 247, 2nd floor
Sketch your way to the Iron Throne by studying our arms and armor. You bring the ambition, we’ll supply the materials.


Detours with Lynn Landes of Wild Foodies
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet in Flammer Gallery 102, 1st floor
You’ll need to know how to live off the land if you’re taking a trip to the Wall. In this unconventional gallery tour, Wild Foodies founder Lynn Landes unlocks the many uses of flora and fauna seen in our collection.


Trial by Combat: Medieval Martial Arts
6:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201 & Knight Foundation Gallery 204, 2nd floor
Take notes for your next encounter with the Mountain as Connor Kemp-Cowell from the Philadelphia Common Fencers Guild demonstrates three different weapon systems.


Performance: Mo(or)town/Redux
7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Motown music provides the backdrop to choreographer Doug Elkins’s retelling of Shakespeare’s Othello, set at a dance party.
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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: Salmon cakes by Jarzette and Laquanda Dobson
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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 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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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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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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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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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 111, 1st floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Operation every Wednesday night in November.
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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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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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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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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Gallery 119
Free for Sponsors ($500) and above. Space is limited; reservations required.

Join Elisabeth Agro, Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts, for a tour of At the Center: Masters of American Craft. This installation focuses on people who have shaped the field of American modern and contemporary craft.
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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
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. - 8:45 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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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 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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5:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free for Young Friends
Great Stair Hall

Spiked hot chocolate, anyone? Grab your favorite ugly holiday sweater and have a drink with us.
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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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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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Members-Only

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
 
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. - 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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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: Stewed collards and Mississippi hot tamales

Join Nia Minard (Bite Curious), local gardeners, and fellow Mississippians on a storytelling journey about keeping southern food traditions alive.
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Talks & Tours
 
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Perelman Building, Perelman Auditorium
Admission to the Perelman Building is Pay What You Wish

This panel discussion brings together artists, advocates, and researchers to speak about climate change and sustainability with a specific focus on seeds. Also includes seed-selling and seed-swapping activities.

​Led by Ron Whyte of Deep Green Philly and Nate Kleinman and Dusty Hinz of Experimental Farm Network. Offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled
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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Julien Levy Gallery, Perelman Building

​The Alumni Ex-Offenders Association engages the public in a dialogue to explore the evolution of mass incarceration on a personal, familial, and communal level.

​Offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled
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Starts at 1:30 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Enjoy a contemplative performance centered around a composition by Beethoven and a painting by Rogier van der Weyden.

​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.

Enjoy a contemplative performance centered around a composition by Beethoven and a painting by Rogier van der Weyden.

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Enjoy a contemplative performance centered around a composition by Beethoven and a painting by Rogier van der Weyden.

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection
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Family Festivals
 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

​Warm up and get cozy at the Museum. Join a knitting circle, grab some hot chocolate, and bop along with the a cappella group Off the Beat. Be sure to swing by the Balcony Studio to make your own cozy creation.

Performances at 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

​Family Festivals are generously supported by PNC Arts Alive.
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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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Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Members free. Space is limited; reservations are required.​​​

Be part of an insightful exchange with Timothy Rub, our George D. Widener Director and CEO. He'll answer questions submitted by members. Hear about upcoming exhibitions, the expansion and renovation of our main building, and the overall vision for the future of the Museum.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.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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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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10:15 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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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.

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
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 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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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.
Toll Gallery 152, 1st floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Candyland every Wednesday night in December.
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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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Starts at 6:00 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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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.

Discover newly conserved paintings that haven’t been on view in decades with Christopher Atkins, The Agnes and Jack Mulroney Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and Manager of Curatorial Digital Programs and Initiatives. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:30 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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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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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

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

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
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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 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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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

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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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Starts at 6:30 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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Courses & Workshops
 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free after admission
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building

Help us create a new color-coding system on our city panorama for Philadelphia neighborhoods profiled by banks and developers.

​Offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled
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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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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Visit rare architectural settings and discover intriguing works of art from all parts of Asia, including some of the oldest objects in the collection.
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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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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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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 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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4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Skylit Atrium & Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building

An intimate walkthrough of Philadelphia Assembled followed by a public discussion about collaboration, community work, and collective imagination with exhibition collaborators Black Quantum Futurism and the Reentry Think Tank.

4:00–5:00 p.m.: Exhibition walkthrough
5:00–6:30 p.m.: Public discussion, Skylit Atrium
6:30–7:30 p.m.: Snacks, PHLA Kitchen

​Organized in collaboration with A Blade of Grass
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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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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.

​Hunt for details, collect clues, and solve art mysteries.
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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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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

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

​Hunt for details, collect clues, and solve art mysteries with our masterpieces.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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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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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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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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2:30 p.m. - 3:00 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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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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3:45 p.m. - 4:15 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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Tuesday, December 12Grid ViewRows View

 
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.

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 2:00 p.m.

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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Explore the history of ceramics from 10,000 BCE to today.
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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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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.

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, and Dalí, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.
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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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Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.

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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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.
Toll Gallery 152, 1st floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Candyland every Wednesday night in December.
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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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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. CANCELED
Museum Café
$55 ($50 members); includes Museum admission

Learn how to make your own signature sweet treat for friends and family this holiday season.
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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, December 14Grid ViewRows View

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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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—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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10:00 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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.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 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.

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.

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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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—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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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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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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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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Friday, December 15Grid ViewRows View

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.

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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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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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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.

Featuring works by famous Philly artists and art inspired by the city’s most colorful characters.
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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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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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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 2:00 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.

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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Starts at 5:00 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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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Heat up your holiday season with son jarocho, traditional dance music of southern Mexico. Enjoy performances by Radio Jarocho and Zenén Zeferino.

​Presented with the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia and the Mexican Cultural Center
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Starts at 6:00 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 7:00 p.m.

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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Saturday, December 16Grid ViewRows View

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—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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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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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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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.

Rediscover the story of Christmas through the art in our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.

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

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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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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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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.

​Hunt for details, collect clues, and solve art mysteries.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

See some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, featuring masterworks by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Rediscover the story of Christmas through the art in our collection.
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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.

​Hunt for details, collect clues, and solve art mysteries.
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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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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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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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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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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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Tuesday, December 19Grid 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

Consider the logistics and challenges of painting outside with Jennifer Thompson, The Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting and Sculpture and Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection.​
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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 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 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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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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Wednesday, December 20Grid 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 1:00 p.m.

Take an “inside’ look at paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more spanning over three centuries.
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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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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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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.
Toll Gallery 152, 1st floor

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

Play Candyland every Wednesday night in December.
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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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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.

Consider the logistics and challenges of painting outside with Jennifer Thompson, The Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting and Sculpture and Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection.​ 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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Thursday, December 21Grid ViewRows View

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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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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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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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.

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

Rediscover the story of Christmas through the art in our collection.
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Friday, December 22Grid ViewRows View

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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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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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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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.

Rediscover the story of Christmas through the art in 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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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Enjoy Brazilian interpretations of American favorites performed by Jackie Ribas and the Carlos Almeida Quintet. Their surprising renditions will make you fall in love with holiday music again.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.

Rediscover the story of Christmas through the art in our collection.
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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.

Consider the logistics and challenges of painting outside with Jennifer Thompson, The Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting & Sculpture & Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection.​ This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.

Discover the Museum's superb collection of medieval and Asian paintings, sculptures, and architectural elements.
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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 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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Tuesday, December 26Grid ViewRows View

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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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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