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Adult Programs

Be entertained, enlightened, and engaged by experiences that go beyond the limits of gallery viewing. Better understand and appreciate the Museum's collection and exhibitions through programs and events aimed at all adult learners, specialist and non-specialist alike.

Preregistration is suggested for all ticketed programs. Prices do not include Museum admission unless noted. Programs, topics, and speakers are subject to change. Please arrive early as we reserve the right to release seats at the start of the program.

Performances

Let the good times roll with music, dance, and cabaret.

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Final Fridays: Winter Is Coming
Friday, November 24, 2017
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.

Music in the Galleries
Dorrance Galleries

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

  • Zorá String Quartet
    • Saturday, December 2, 2017, Starts at 1:30 p.m., and 2:15 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
      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
  • Looking Back, Looking Forward with the Curtis Institute of Music

Caroling through the Galleries
Great Stair Hall

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

​Each performance is approximately 30 minutes.
  • Sunday, December 10, 2017, 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., and 3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

JD Walter & Orrin Evans Duo
Friday, January 5, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Progressive jazz vocalist JD Walter joins Philadelphia pianist Orrin Evans for an intimate performance.

CNOTE NYC
Friday, January 12, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

This trio​ of Christopher McBride, Jonathan Edward Thomas, and Curtis Nowosad mixes jazz, R&B, rock, and fusion with ease, technicality, and musical precision.

The Sound of Progress: Songs for John Henry
Sunday, January 14, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Inspired by the illustrations of Jerry Pinkney and the writings of Julius Lester, this performance explores the legend of John Henry through blues, hymns, work songs, and ragtime.

​Presented in collaboration with Philadelphia Jazz Project

The Dove & the Wolf
Friday, January 19, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

This Philly-based Parisian duo crafts reflective songs characterized by hushed harmonies and the sounds of dream pop and old-school soft rock.

Final Fridays: Weird Science
Friday, January 26, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Indulge your inner nerd with an evening devoted to experiments, discoveries, and art.

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

Uri Gurvich
Friday, February 2, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

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

Aaron Parnell Brown
Friday, February 9, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Get in the mood for love. Philly singer-songwriter Aaron Parnell Brown offers up a mix of ’70s soul, romantic jazz, and original tunes that will make you swoon.

Martha Stuckey
Friday, February 16, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

A theatrical evening of jazz standards and originals with Red 40 frontwoman Martha Stuckey.

Final Fridays: King Britt Presents
Friday, February 23, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Legendary DJ and producer King Britt presents an evening of interactions and experiences inspired by his personal history as an artist.

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Talks & Tours

Join inspiring walks and talks through the world of art.

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PHLA Kitchen Events
Perelman Café, Perelman Building
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

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

  • Saturday, November 25, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 2, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 10, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Spotlight Gallery Conversation
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
  • The Birth of Venus, 1635 or 1636, by Nicolas Poussin
    • Thursday, November 30, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, December 1, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 2, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Samson and Delilah, c. 1507, by Lucas van Leyden
    • Thursday, December 7, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, December 8, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 9, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Portrait of the Artist's Mother, 1897, by Henry Ossawa Tanner
    • Thursday, December 14, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, December 15, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 16, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Reception Hall from the Palace of Duke Zhao, 17th century, Chinese
    • Thursday, January 4, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, January 5, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, January 6, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • The City, 1919, by Fernand Léger
    • Thursday, January 11, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, January 12, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, January 13, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Portrait of Pope Pius VII and Cardinal Caprara, c. 1805, by Jacques-Louis David
    • Thursday, January 18, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, January 19, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, January 20, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Grand Salon of the Château de Draveil, c. 1735, French
    • Thursday, January 25, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, January 26, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, January 27, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Sasanian Portal, Sasanid dynasty, mid-6th century
    • Thursday, February 1, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, February 2, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 3, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Making a Train, 1867, by Seymour Joseph Guy
    • Thursday, February 8, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, February 9, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 10, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Vishnu Begins the World, around 1600s–1700s, unknown artist
    • Thursday, February 15, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, February 16, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 17, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Mermaid, 1896, by Edvard Munch
    • Thursday, February 22, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, February 23, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 24, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

On Climate Change
Saturday, December 2, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Perelman Building, Perelman Auditorium
Free tickets required
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

Alumni Ex-Offender Association Meetings
Saturday, December 2, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Julien Levy Gallery, Perelman Building
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

​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

Inside Look: Old Masters Now
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

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

  • Debuts and Discoveries from Storage
    • Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
      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.
  • Sketching Outdoors with Constable, Courbet, and Monet
    • Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
      • Saturday, December 23, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
        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.
    • Between Our World and the Picture’s
      • Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
        Explore how frames set the stage in paintings with Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation.​ This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
    • Bosch/Not Bosch
      • Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
        • Saturday, January 20, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
          ​Delve into the question of who made a painting and how do we know with Christopher Atkins, The Agnes and Jack Mulroney Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and Manager of Curatorial Digital Programs and Initiatives; and Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
      • Keeping Up with El Greco
        • Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
          Investigate two compelling works by the Greek master with Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings; and Mark Castro, Consulting Curator of Latin American Art. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
      • Unveiling Titian
        • Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
          • Saturday, February 17, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
            Join Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings, for a conversation about the recently restored Portrait of Archbishop Filippo Archinto. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.

Exhibition Walkthrough and Lecture with Black Quantum Futurism & the Reentry Think Tank
Saturday, December 9, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Skylit Atrium & Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

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
5:00–6:00 p.m.: Snacks, PHLA Kitchen
6:00–7:30 p.m.: Discussion, Perelman Auditorium

​Organized in collaboration with A Blade of Grass

Stroller Tour
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.

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tour: How to Un-Confuse Confusing Art
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Lobby).

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

  • Thursday, January 11, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

In the Artist’s Voice: Jas Knight
Sunday, January 21, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries

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

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

Community Conversation: Arts Advocacy
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Gallery 169
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

In a politically charged climate, what role should the arts play?

Nailed It: Behind the Scenes with Furniture Conservation
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free for Associate Sponsor level members and above

​Hear from our conservators about what goes into the study, preservation, and restoration of objects in our woodwork and furniture collection. Also discover the use and origin of some of their favorite objects.​

In the Artist’s Voice: The Arnold Newman Lecture with Keith Smith
Saturday, February 17, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perelman Building
Free tickets required after Museum admission
Space is limited; first come, first served.

The artist discusses his varied and experimental practice in photography, prints, and bookmaking with Amanda Bock, the Lynne and Harold Honickman Assistant Curator of Photographs.

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Keith Smith at Home, on view in the Perelman Building, February 17–July 8, 2018.

Trolley Tour: Peale and Washington’s World
Sunday, February 18, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
Paid tickets required
$40 (32 member)
Cost includes transportation and admission to the Museum, Cedar Grove, and Woodford.

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

Look Behind the Camera
Friday, February 23, 2018
6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
Young Friends Program
Reservations required
Free for Young Friends; $5 for guests

​​Enjoy a tour of our photography studio and learn about efforts to advance the future of imaging through cutting-edge technology.

Lunch and Learn: The Art of East Asia
Monday, March 12, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free for Associates-level members and above

Hear from curators of East Asian art about the transformative reinstallation of these galleries. Also learn about their favorite works and new discoveries as they prepare for an upcoming exhibition. You’ll leave with a fresh understanding of one of our most beloved collections.​​

Step into Unknown India
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Free for Techné members

​​​Explore a gallery dedicated to visionary collector Stella Kramrisch, and go behind the scenes in our private art storage with Darielle Mason, The Stella Kramrisch Curator of Indian and Himalayan Art, and project collaborator Pika Ghosh.​

Breakfast Tour of Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
Friday, May 4, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Great Stair Hall
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free for Associates-level sponsor and above

​​Join us for a morning of modernism. Enjoy guided tours of the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 accompanied by breakfast in the Great Stair Hall.​

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Courses & Workshops

Broaden your art horizons by being part of the action.

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Second Saturday Sketch
Free after admission

Drop in and draw from Rodin’s masterpieces. Materials provided.

  • Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 9, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Exhibition Walkthrough and Lecture with Black Quantum Futurism & the Reentry Think Tank
Saturday, December 9, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Skylit Atrium & Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

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
5:00–6:00 p.m.: Snacks, PHLA Kitchen
6:00–7:30 p.m.: Discussion, Perelman Auditorium

​Organized in collaboration with A Blade of Grass

Object Lessons
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Paid tickets required
$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).
  • The Extravagant Baroque
    • Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
      • Thursday, January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
        • Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
          • Thursday, January 18, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
            • Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
              • Thursday, January 25, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
                Take in the opulence of life in the 1600s and early 1700s. Together we’ll examine how Baroque sensibilities of theatricality and grandeur were expressed differently around the world, with a focus on art produced in Italy, the Netherlands, and Latin America.

                Instructor: Greg Stuart, Museum Educator, Adult Learning
            • Destination: Philadelphia
              • Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
                • Thursday, February 15, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
                  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
                    • Thursday, February 22, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
                      • Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
                        • Thursday, March 1, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
                          Explore the globe-trotting journeys that artists and collectors made to bring art treasures to the City of Brotherly Love.

                          Instructor: Justina Barrett, Museum Educator, Site Manager for Historic Houses

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Wednesday Nights

Experience the unexpected every Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:45 p.m., when Museum admission is Pay What You Wish.

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Tree-Lighting Celebration
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
East Terrace
Free
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.

Gameplay
Every Wednesday night, 5:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Gallery 111, 1st floor
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Enjoy board games with your friends and other visitors.

DIY Art: Card-Making Station
Great Stair Hall
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Put last year’s coal to good use and create handmade holiday greetings for everyone on your list.

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Yoga
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Wallace Gallery 201
Free tickets required
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.

Inside Look: Old Masters Now
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries; first come, first served

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

  • Debuts and Discoveries from Storage
    • Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
      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.
  • Sketching Outdoors with Constable, Courbet, and Monet
    • Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
      • Saturday, December 23, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
        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.
    • Between Our World and the Picture’s
      • Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
        Explore how frames set the stage in paintings with Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation.​ This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
    • Bosch/Not Bosch
      • Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
        • Saturday, January 20, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
          ​Delve into the question of who made a painting and how do we know with Christopher Atkins, The Agnes and Jack Mulroney Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and Manager of Curatorial Digital Programs and Initiatives; and Mark Tucker, The Neubauer Family Director of Conservation. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
      • Keeping Up with El Greco
        • Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
          Investigate two compelling works by the Greek master with Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings; and Mark Castro, Consulting Curator of Latin American Art. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.
      • Unveiling Titian
        • Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
          • Saturday, February 17, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
            Join Teresa Lignelli, The Aronson Senior Conservator of Paintings, for a conversation about the recently restored Portrait of Archbishop Filippo Archinto. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection.

Chef Demo: For Chocolate Lovers
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Museum Café
Paid tickets required
$55 ($50 members); includes Museum admission

Show your love with a special Valentine's Day chef demo of chocolaty desserts.

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