Art Splash is bringing a little piece of the big city inside. Explore the shapes and colors, sights and sounds of Modern Times and play in our own mini metropolis. Kids and their grown-ups can experience the exhibition through tours, art making, and imaginative play.
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Photo by Elizabeth Leitzell
Play Every Day
Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays Till 7:00 p.m.
Museum admission for kids 12 and under is always free. Art Splash programs are drop-in and free with Museum admission unless noted otherwise.
Drop in, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages
Welcome to Art Splash headquarters, an imaginative cityscape on the Great Stair Hall Balcony. Make your own modern masterpieces, read a book, and burn off some energy through creative play.
11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Ages 3–5 & 6–10
Look, discover, and share on these playful, hands-on tours of Modern Times.
Perfect for all ages
Swing by this in-gallery station for looking games and art making. Where will Art Cart pop
Take part in art making, tours, and imaginative play.
Spend the Summer with Us
Make our creative cityscape your stomping grounds all summer long. Studio projects change every two weeks:
June 30–July 15
Join our block party and build the city of your dreams.
Color Me Modern
Red, yellow, blue—what tricks can they do?
July 31–August 12
Strike a pose and play with portraiture.
Capture nature through shape and pattern.
August 28–September 3
Swish, beep, vroom! What if you could see sounds?
Explore the shapes and colors, sights and sounds of Modern Times.
Family Guide: Modern Kids Meet Modern Art
Pick up a family guide to chart your course through the exhibition Modern Times. Along the way, discover hands-on activities and labels written for kids, by kids.
Join Our Family
Museum members get more. Join today and enjoy unlimited free admission to the Museum year-round.
Art Splash is presented by PNC Arts Alive, with support from The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, PECO, Ellyn C. Phillips, the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and other generous donors.
Family programs are generously supported by Harriet and Larry Weiss and Steve and Gretchen Burke.
Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 has been made possible by The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, The Annenberg Foundation Fund for Major Exhibitions, The Kathleen C. and John J. F. Sherrerd Fund for Exhibitions, Lyn M. Ross, Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest, The Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Exhibition Fund, The Laura and William C. Buck Endowment for Exhibitions, Leslie Miller and Richard Worley, and two anonymous donors.
Exhibition-related education programming was generously supported by the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.