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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.

October 15, 2018

Tuesday, October 2Grid ViewRows View

 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
September 25–December 4, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request. No classes the week of Thanksgiving.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 26–December 5, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Online pricing: $20 ($18 members); Day-of pricing: $25 ($22.50 members)
Museum admission not included

Join us in transforming the Museum’s Great Stair Hall into an Oktoberfest Beer Garden. Enjoy local craft brews and specially priced flights paired with festive foods.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall

Sip while you sketch with Philly artist Molly Egan. Drawing materials provided, drinks available for purchase at the bar. All levels welcome.
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Thursday, October 4Grid 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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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork 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. - 2:30 p.m.
September 27–December 6, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Friday, October 5Grid ViewRows View

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.

An artwork 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.

Explore the Jewish community's connections to the Museum's collection.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​This Anglo-Trinidadian vocalist performs songs about roots and identity from her new release, Picture in Black and White.
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Saturday, October 6Grid ViewRows View

 
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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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.

An artwork 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. - 2:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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Sunday, October 7Grid ViewRows View

Family Festivals
 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall Balcony (unless otherwise noted)

​​How does a big museum take care of thousands of artworks? It takes a whole squad.

Balcony Studio
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Create a gilded collage inspired by the restoration of Saint-Gaudens’s Diana sculpture.

Invention Station
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
See how artist Alex Schechter uses science in his work, and tinker with tiny machines.

Mini Tours
11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., & 2:00 p.m.
Why can’t we touch the art? Visit pieces that have been damaged by touching and discover how conservators prevent further harm.

Conservation Connect
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Heroes from our Conservation department share how they use science to keep our art safe.
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2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Perelman Building

What does home mean to you? How does it relate to your senses of place, neighborhood, and national identity? We'll consider these questions in conjunction with the exhibition Yael Bartana: And Europe Will Be Stunned.

​Community Conversations are open discussions about socially relevant topics.
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Tuesday, October 9Grid ViewRows View

 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
September 25–December 4, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request. No classes the week of Thanksgiving.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Explore the rich visual traditions of Spain and Latin America from the medieval period to today.​
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Wednesday, October 10Grid ViewRows View

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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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 26–December 5, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Online pricing: $20 ($18 members); Day-of pricing: $25 ($22.50 members)
Museum admission not included

Join us in transforming the Museum’s Great Stair Hall into an Oktoberfest Beer Garden. Enjoy local craft brews and specially priced flights paired with festive foods.
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Young Friends
Yoga Habit studio
1640 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130​

Join us for this donation class at the popular Yoga Habit studio in Fairmount. Hear more about the Young Friends and their upcoming Fall into Art fundraiser before a serious sweat session. All yoga levels are welcome.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Young Friends’ mission.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Gallery 158, 1st floor
Seating is limited.

Join us for two talks with designers who inspire new ways of thinking:

6:00–6:30 p.m.: Explore experiments in counter-fashion with the cofounders of the Rational Dress Society, who will discuss the intersection of body, identity, fashion, and radical politics.

7:30–8:00 p.m.: Hear from the mastermind behind the home pregnancy test, Meg Crane, and the inventors of Lia, a new flushable version.

Offered in conjunction with DesignPhiladelphia
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Thursday, October 11Grid 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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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork 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. - 2:30 p.m.
September 27–December 6, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Great Stair Hall
Free reservation required

Join fellow leadership donors and Museum curators as we celebrate the opening of Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now.
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Friday, October 12Grid ViewRows View

 
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free for Members
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor

Be among the first visitors to experience Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now. Bring guests for only $10 each.
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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.

An artwork 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 2:00 p.m.

Embark on a journey exploring art from the Middle Ages to the 1800s and discover our Italian collections and treasures. This tour is offered in collaboration with Ciao Philadelphia.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Drawing inspiration from pop, jazz, Indian classical, and R&B, this Brooklyn-based vocalist and pianist performs original songs with depth and vitality.
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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. - 1:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium (Perelman Building)
3 PA or NJ hours

Find out what’s in store for educators at the Museum in 2018–19. We’re exploring the role of art in service learning, sparked by an exhibition of the art of Yael Bartana. Discover ways to incorporate service-learning projects into your classroom with Pamela Prell, program director at Need in Deed, and Rachel Gelb, ESL teacher at Bache-Martin Elementary School.

After the presentation, choose your own adventure—delve deeper into the work of Bartana, sample a staff-led school tour, sign up for a membership with our K–12 Educator Discount, register your class for a field trip, or discuss ideas with our team of museum educators.
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor

Be among the first visitors to experience Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now. Bring guests for only $10 each.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Explore the rich visual traditions of Spain and Latin America from the medieval period to today.​
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Gallery 206, 2nd floor
Free for new members. Space is limited; reservations required.

Get the inside scoop on how to make the most of your membership. Then tour the galleries with us to discover a few secrets of the collection. Afterward, meet fellow insiders and get to know Museum staff over snacks.
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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.

An artwork 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. - 2:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$20 (members free); includes Museum admission; reception for Collab members to follow

A discussion on place-making with the co-founder of Klip Collective, a Philly-based art shop that integrates projection lighting with storytelling.

Sponsored by Collab in partnership with DesignPhiladelphia.
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor

Be among the first visitors to experience Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now. Bring guests for only $10 each.
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10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

You’ve discovered art in our galleries, now create a masterpiece of your own.

​Meet mixed-up mythological creatures in art from around the world. Then unleash wild imagination and create your own hybrid beasts.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet on Great Stair Hall Balcony
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

Look, learn, and tell us what you think on these playful tours.

​Meet mixed-up mythological creatures in art from all around the world. Then unleash wild imagination and create your own hybrid beasts.
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Tuesday, October 16Grid ViewRows View

 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
September 25–December 4, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request. No classes the week of Thanksgiving.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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PHS Pop Up Garden, 1438 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103​
Rain date: Thursday, October 18

Get excited for our biggest party of the year with a little pre-party. Join us at the PHS Pop ​Up Garden ​for a complimentary drink ticket and new details about Fall into Art.​
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Wednesday, October 17Grid ViewRows View

 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 26–December 5, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Online pricing: $20 ($18 members); Day-of pricing: $25 ($22.50 members)
Museum admission not included

Join us in transforming the Museum’s Great Stair Hall into an Oktoberfest Beer Garden. Enjoy local craft brews and specially priced flights paired with festive foods.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall.
$40 ($32 members); includes Museum admission

See how Japanese artists in the late 1800s responded to modernity and change by exploring the gallery installation Philadelphia Collects Meiji. Afterward, transform your initials into a personalized logo inspired by the exhibition with Shushi Yoshinaga, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, Drexel University.
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6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Explore the rich visual traditions of Spain and Latin America from the medieval period to today.​
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Thursday, October 18Grid ViewRows View

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

Explore the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork 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. - 2:30 p.m.
September 27–December 6, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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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.

An artwork 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.
By invitation only
Perelman Building

Hear Elisabeth Agro, the Nancy M. McNeil Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts, in conversation with art historian, author, and curator Ezra Shales.
Open to Techné members, and Associates and above
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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Explore the rich visual traditions of Spain and Latin America from the medieval period to today.​
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3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$20 (Museum members and WHYY members free); includes Museum admission

Learn about a Philadelphia philanthropist and collector who played an active role in the Museum in this fascinating documentary, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Trolley service available from the main building’s West Entrance to the Perelman Building from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Presented in collaboration with WHYY
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Trombonist Ryan Keberle, pianist Frank Woeste, cellist Erik Friedlander, and drummer Adam Cruz bridge the gap between jazz and chamber music.

In association with the French-American Cultural Exchange and Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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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.

An artwork 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. - 2:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
d’Harnoncourt Gallery 182, 1st floor

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Sruti, the India Music and Dance Society of Philadelphia, fills the Pillared Temple Hall with music.
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2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$20 (members free); includes Museum admission

Damion Thomas, Curator of Sports at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, moderates a conversation about boxing culture and representations of the sport with photographer Larry Fink, Amira Rose Davis (assistant professor of History and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The Pennsylvania State University), and Donald Hunt (sports writer for The Philadelphia Tribune).

Reception to follow

​Support provided by The Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation. Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Larry Fink: The Boxing Photographs
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2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
d’Harnoncourt Gallery 182, 1st floor

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Sruti, the India Music and Dance Society of Philadelphia, fills the Pillared Temple Hall with music.
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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed.
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3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
d’Harnoncourt Gallery 182, 1st floor

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Sruti, the India Music and Dance Society of Philadelphia, fills the Pillared Temple Hall with music.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​Explore the rich visual traditions of Spain and Latin America from the medieval period to today.​
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10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

You’ve discovered art in our galleries, now create a masterpiece of your own.

​Meet mixed-up mythological creatures in art from around the world. Then unleash wild imagination and create your own hybrid beasts.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building

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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet on Great Stair Hall Balcony
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

Look, learn, and tell us what you think on these playful tours.

​Meet mixed-up mythological creatures in art from all around the world. Then unleash wild imagination and create your own hybrid beasts.
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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
$40 ($32 members)

Immerse yourself in stylish objects and fashionable architectural designs from our country’s early days at Mount Pleasant, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
September 25–December 4, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request. No classes the week of Thanksgiving.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Wednesday, October 24Grid ViewRows View

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

​Explore the rich visual traditions of Spain and Latin America from the medieval period to today.​
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 26–December 5, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Family Programs
 
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall Balcony

Trick-or-treat through the galleries and get some more mileage out of your Halloween costume. Haunt the Balcony Studio to create spooky prints under Alexander Calder’s Ghost mobile, or watch pumpkin carver Betsy Coe make jack-o’-lanterns inspired by artwork in the collection.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Online pricing: $20 ($18 members); Day-of pricing: $25 ($22.50 members)
Museum admission not included

Join us in transforming the Museum’s Great Stair Hall into an Oktoberfest Beer Garden. Enjoy local craft brews and specially priced flights paired with festive foods.
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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.

An artwork 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. - 2:30 p.m.
September 27–December 6, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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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.

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

Explore the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed.
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Events & Activities
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Hamilton Garden, Rodin Museum
Weather permitting

Enjoy beer, wine, and light fare (available for purchase) in our Parisian-themed gardens. Then explore works by the master sculptor in the Rodin Museum’s galleries.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Enjoy $5 off at the door when you come in costume.

Get prepped for All Hallow’s Eve with a hair-raising night of ghoulish fun.

​Presented in conjunction with Parkway 100


Music: Dave P.
5:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
This Philadelphia DJ takes you on his quest for musical transcendence with futuristic house and techno sounds.


In-Gallery Zombie Defense Consultations
5:15–7:15 p.m.
Wallace/Reader’s Digest Gallery 201, 2nd floor
Are you ready for a zombie apocalypse? Team Sunshine Performance Corporation is here to evaluate your preparedness level with a one-on-one Zombie Defense Consultation.


DIY Art with Jim Grilli
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Make your own mobile inspired by Alexander Calder’s Ghost. Materials provided; all skill levels are welcome.


Detour: Ghost Stories with Karen Getz
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet in Gallery 277, 2nd floor
Discover who haunts our halls during an immersive ghost story experience.


Wheel Throwing
6:00–7:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Artists from The Clay Studio channel their inner Demi Moore at the potter’s wheel.


Music: Holy Ghost!
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Have a scary good time on the dance floor with a special DJ set from Brooklyn synth-pop duo Holy Ghost!
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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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.

An artwork 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. - 2:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$20 (members free); includes Museum admission

For over ten years, artist, writer, and curator Joanna Ebenstein has been excavating the places where death and beauty meet through her blog Morbid Anatomy. In this talk, she searches for beauty and the macabre in our collection of European art.

Reception to follow

This lecture is supported by The Robert and Eda G. Diskant Memorial Endowment.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed.
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10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

You’ve discovered art in our galleries, now create a masterpiece of your own.

​Meet mixed-up mythological creatures in art from around the world. Then unleash wild imagination and create your own hybrid beasts.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet on Great Stair Hall Balcony
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

Look, learn, and tell us what you think on these playful tours.

​Meet mixed-up mythological creatures in art from all around the world. Then unleash wild imagination and create your own hybrid beasts.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
September 25–December 4, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request. No classes the week of Thanksgiving.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 26–December 5, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Online pricing: $20 ($18 members); Day-of pricing: $25 ($22.50 members)
Museum admission not included

Join us in transforming the Museum’s Great Stair Hall into an Oktoberfest Beer Garden. Enjoy local craft brews and specially priced flights paired with festive foods.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork 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. - 2:30 p.m.
September 27–December 6, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Paid tickets required
Advance ticket sales have ended; tickets will be available at the door

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th & Arch Street, Exhibit Hall F​, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Subscriber $250 (1 ticket, 6:00–9:00 p.m.)
Young Patron $250 (1 ticket, 6:00–9:00 p.m.)
Collector $350 (1 ticket, 5:00–9:00 p.m.)
Benefactor $1,500 (2 tickets, 4:00–9:00 p.m.)
Angel $4,000 (4 tickets, 4:00–9:00 p.m.)
Visionary $10,000 (6 tickets, 4:00–9:00 p.m.)


Enjoy a gala cocktail buffet and a first look at works by 195 of the best craft artists in the United States. All work on view is one-of-a-kind, handmade, and available for sale. Preview party ticket holders may attend the Craft Show every day it is open (November 2–4). Visit the Craft Show’s website for more information.

The Craft Show is presented by the Women’s Committee and Craft Show Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Lightbox Film Center, 3701 Chestnut Street

Presented over two evenings, this film program highlights thirty-five works by contemporary Israeli video artists, including Yael Bartana, who offer critical perspectives on the political and cultural landscape of Israel and beyond. All programs are introduced by Joshua Simon, co-founding editor of Mayaan magazine and editor of Maarvon magazine.

Parts I & II showcase experimental film and video of the 1970s and later developments in post-production throughout the ’80s and ’90s. Learn more about the films >>

Parts III & IV of this program take place on November 3.

Staring Back at the Sun: Video Art from Israel, 1970–2012 is produced by Artis and made possible with lead support from The Andy Warhol Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, The Russell Berrie Foundation, Donald Sussman, and Rivka Saker and Uzi Zucker.

Offered in partnership with ​Lightbox Film Center at International House Philadelphia​.
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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.

An artwork 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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Craft Show
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th & Arch Street, Exhibit Hall F​, Philadelphia, PA 19107
$20: One-day ticket ($16 member); $12 per ticket when 10 or more are purchased
$25: Two-day ticket ($20 member)
$25: Friday Night Special Offer (Reservations are closed)
$5: Children 12 & under

This premier show and sale of craft and design includes 195 artists from across the country and 26 guest artists from Germany. Visit the Craft Show’s website for more information.

Presented by the Women’s Committee and Craft Show Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Join us as we reveal some of the biggest controversies and scandals behind works in our collection.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​This trumpeter/composer and his ensemble Color Theory present music inspired by painter Vasily Kandinsky's Compositions.
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5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Paid tickets required
Reservations are closed

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th & Arch Street, Exhibit Hall F​, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Entrepreneur: $5,000 for 20 tickets
Innovator: $2,500 for 10 tickets
Patron: $1,000 for 6 tickets
Additional tickets after purchasing one of the previous levels: $100 each


Treat yourself, your staff, friends, and business prospects to a private cocktail buffet right on the floor of the Craft Show. Includes seasonal buffet fare, an open bar, and live music.

The Craft Show is presented by the Women’s Committee and Craft Show Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Craft Show
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th & Arch Street, Exhibit Hall F​, Philadelphia, PA 19107
$20: One-day ticket ($16 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 26 guest artists from Germany. Visit the Craft Show’s website for more information.

Presented by the Women’s Committee and Craft Show Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork 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. - 2:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Lightbox Film Center, 3701 Chestnut Street

Presented over two evenings, this film program highlights thirty-five works by contemporary Israeli video artists who offer critical perspectives on the political and cultural landscape of Israel and beyond. All programs are introduced by Joshua Simon, co-founding editor of Mayaan magazine and editor of Maarvon magazine.

Part III is organized by Yael Bartana and co-curator Avi Feldman. Featuring Bartana’s own film, Kings of the Hill (2003), this section explores the growth of video as a medium for reckoning with the violent realities of the Middle East. Part IV highlights works that grapple with Israel’s current social and political conflicts. Learn more about the films >>

Parts I & II of this program take place on November 1.

Staring Back at the Sun: Video Art from Israel, 1970–2012 is produced by Artis and made possible with lead support from The Andy Warhol Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, The Russell Berrie Foundation, Donald Sussman, and Rivka Saker and Uzi Zucker.

Offered in partnership with ​Lightbox Film Center at International House Philadelphia​.
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Young Friends
 
8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
SOLD OUT
This event is now sold out. Tickets will not be available at the door. Limited VIP Sponsorships remain. Please call 215-684-7840 by Friday, November 2, at 5:00 p.m. to purchase a VIP Sponsorship.

Sponsor reception: 8:00–9:00 p.m.
Party: 9:00 p.m.–midnight
$65; $45 for Young Friend; $250+ for VIP sponsorship

Don’t miss our biggest party of the year. Catwalk into the galleries for late-night access, dance to the sounds of DJ Royale in the Great Stair Hall, and show us your best art-chic look inspired by the drama and glamour of Fabulous Fashion. And did we mention the open bar of beer and wine? More info >>

Funds raised through this event benefit the Museum.
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Family Festivals
 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall Balcony

Celebrate the Hindu Festival of Lights.

Balcony Studio
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Glow with pride as you create a diya lamp from clay.

Mini Tours
11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., & 2:00 p.m.
Take a shine to some artworks from South Asia, including the immersive gathering space of our Pillared Temple Hall.

Dance Performance
11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Be dazzled by a dance performance from the Traditions of India.
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Craft Show
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th & Arch Street, Exhibit Hall F​, Philadelphia, PA 19107
$20: One-day ticket ($16 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 26 guest artists from Germany. Visit the Craft Show’s website for more information.

Presented by the Women’s Committee and Craft Show Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Perelman Building

How have your personal and collective memories shaped who you are today? What are the ways that memories inform your sense of past, present, and future? We'll consider these questions in conjunction with the exhibition Yael Bartana: And Europe Will Be Stunned.

​Community Conversations are open discussions about socially relevant topics.
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Tuesday, November 6Grid ViewRows View

 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
September 25–December 4, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request. No classes the week of Thanksgiving.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$10 (members free); includes Perelman Building admission

Writer, filmmaker, This American Life reporter, and FOUND Magazine creator Davy Rothbart shares his favorites from the pages of his cult zine, and reflects on his forays into the lives of strangers, what it means to find something, and what it means to be found.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​​​An introduction to the arts and cultures of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet, including a tour of the only southern Indian temple hall in this hemisphere
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Uncover the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends associated with our collection.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 26–December 5, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Knight Foundation Gallery 204, 2nd floor

Play Labyrinth with friends and other visitors on Wednesday nights in November.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall

Sip while you sketch with Philly artist Lauren Cat West. Drawing materials provided, drinks available for purchase at the bar. All levels welcome.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Free reservation required; RSVP by October 31

Our talented conservators give an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the study, preservation, and restoration of the exquisite frames that have held some of the Museum’s most prominent artworks.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork 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. - 2:30 p.m.
September 27–December 6, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free for Members
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor

Be among the first visitors to experience Little Ladies: Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal. Bring guests for only $10 each.
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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.

An artwork 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.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Uncover the most entertaining stories, anecdotes, and legends associated with our collection.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​​​An introduction to the arts and cultures of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet, including a tour of the only southern Indian temple hall in this hemisphere
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Husband and wife team Daniel and Lauren Goans perform poetic and evocative folk music.
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6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Fiske Kimball Room
Free ticket required after admission; first-come, first-served (day-of only)

Giuseppe Penone and Carlos Basualdo, the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, discuss Penone’s poetic exploration of nature and celebrate The Inner Life of Forms, a new publication on his work.

Presented in collaboration with Gagosian
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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. - 5:00 p.m.
Free for Members
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor

Be among the first visitors to experience Little Ladies: Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal. Bring guests for only $10 each.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork 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. - 2:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed.
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2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
By invitation only
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Free reservation required

An engaging presentation with Elizabeth Szancer on how to manage and care for a collection. A light reception will follow.
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10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

You’ve discovered art in our galleries, now create a masterpiece of your own.

​Walk the straight and narrow, or push the boundaries? On these Sundays we look closely at lines of all kinds and discover artists who bent the rules.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet on Great Stair Hall Balcony
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

Look, learn, and tell us what you think on these playful tours.

​Walk the straight and narrow, or push the boundaries? On these Sundays we look closely at lines of all kinds and discover artists who bent the rules.
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Tuesday, November 13Grid ViewRows View

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

Explore the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
September 25–December 4, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request. No classes the week of Thanksgiving.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Talks & Tours
 
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
$10 (includes Perelman Building admission); free for Museum & National Constitution Center members

Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates a debate about the various ways that citizenship and nationhood are defined today.

Panelists:
Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Herman Stern Research Professor, Beasley School of Law, Temple University

John Eastman, Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service and Former Dean, Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law; and Director of the Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence

Ruth Wasem, Clinical Professor of Public Policy Practice, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

This program is inspired by Yael Bartana: And Europe Will Be Stunned, and realized in collaboration with the National Constitution Center.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore depictions of love and marriage in our collection.
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Family Programs
 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Best for grown-ups with babies

Parents and caregivers with babes in tow are always welcome in our galleries, and we're making it a bit easier for you with our stroller tours. If the baby fusses don't fret—you'll be in good company.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 26–December 5, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. CANCELED
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Knight Foundation Gallery 204, 2nd floor

Play Labyrinth with friends and other visitors on Wednesday nights in November.
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Reservations required
RSVP to friendsrsvp@philamuseum.org or 215-684-7722.

See what the next generation imagines for the future of design on a tour of the 2018 Collab Student Design Competition, led by one of the judges. Collab members reception to follow​.

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Dieter Rams: Principled Design
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Wednesday Nights
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CANCELED
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring

Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk. First come, first served.
Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Meet at the entrance of the exhibition Fabulous Fashion in the Dorrance Galleries.
$40 ($32 members); includes Museum admission

Gather inspiration from the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now before crafting headwear with Rev. Georgiette Morgan-Thomas and Karen Smith from Philly-based American Hats LLC.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​​​An introduction to the arts and cultures of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet, including a tour of the only southern Indian temple hall in this hemisphere
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Wednesday Nights
 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CANCELED
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring

Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk. First come, first served.
Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.
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8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
By invitation only
Great Stair Hall
Free reservation required

​​Join Kristina Haugland (Le Vine Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles) for breakfast in the Great Stair Hall and special docent-led tours of the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior's New Look to Now​.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Perelman Media Room, Perelman Building
For members at the Sustainer level and above. Space is limited; book your spot in advance.

Join Kristina Haugland, the Le Vine Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles; and Bernice Morris, Associate Conservator of Costume and Textiles, as they share the creative challenges of organizing and mounting the exhibition Fabulous Fashion.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork 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. - 2:30 p.m.
September 27–December 6, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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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.

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

Explore the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​This saxophonist presents Pictures at an African Exhibition, original compositions accompanied by the visual art of David Emmanuel Noel.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. CANCELED
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​​​An introduction to the arts and cultures of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet, including a tour of the only southern Indian temple hall in this hemisphere
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CANCELED
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CANCELED
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CANCELED
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CANCELED
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork 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.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CANCELED
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CANCELED
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Main building & Perelman Building
$150; $120 for Collab members (2 ticket limit per membership)
6 tickets for price of 5: $750

Each year Collab celebrates a design professional or manufacturer whose impact on the field is inspirational. This year we honor German architect and designer Dieter Rams, who developed a philosophy for rational, responsible, and enduring design that continues to resonate across the globe. A party follows the lecture.

​Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Dieter Rams: Principled Design
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10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perfect for all ages

You’ve discovered art in our galleries, now create a masterpiece of your own.

​Walk the straight and narrow, or push the boundaries? On these Sundays we look closely at lines of all kinds and discover artists who bent the rules.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet on Great Stair Hall Balcony
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

Look, learn, and tell us what you think on these playful tours.

​Walk the straight and narrow, or push the boundaries? On these Sundays we look closely at lines of all kinds and discover artists who bent the rules.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Join us as we reveal some of the biggest controversies and scandals behind works in our collection.
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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. CANCELED
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

​​​An introduction to the arts and cultures of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet, including a tour of the only southern Indian temple hall in this hemisphere
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
East Terrace
Museum admission is Pay What You Wish after 5:00 p.m.

Join us for festive treats and music by York Street Hustle leading up to the 6:00 p.m. countdown. Warm (and adult) beverages and a live choir continue the celebration inside.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Knight Foundation Gallery 204, 2nd floor

Play Labyrinth with friends and other visitors on Wednesday nights in November.
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall

Dig into our collection of sequins, ribbons, metallic markers, and shimmer paper to create your own holiday cards.
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Wednesday Nights
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring

Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk. First come, first served.
Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.
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Wednesday Nights
 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring

Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk. First come, first served.
Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CANCELED
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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Family Programs
 
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony


Work off your Thanksgiving feast with a stroll through the galleries, and gobble up some art while creating expressions of thanks in the Balcony Studio.

Mini Tours: 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. hourly
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​The velvety tenor saxophone of Philly mainstay Larry McKenna accompanies renowned vibraphonist Tony Miceli and his ensemble.
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Family Programs
 
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony


Work off your Thanksgiving feast with a stroll through the galleries, and gobble up some art while creating expressions of thanks in the Balcony Studio.

Mini Tours: 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. hourly
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Family Programs
 
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony


Work off your Thanksgiving feast with a stroll through the galleries, and gobble up some art while creating expressions of thanks in the Balcony Studio.

Mini Tours: 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. hourly
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Tuesday, November 27Grid ViewRows View

 
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
September 25–December 4, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request. No classes the week of Thanksgiving.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Wednesday, November 28Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

From models to artists, mistresses to muses, explore the essential role women have played in the creation of art.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, and Dalí, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 26–December 5, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Wednesday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Knight Foundation Gallery 204, 2nd floor

Play Labyrinth with friends and other visitors on Wednesday nights in November.
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall

Dig into our collection of sequins, ribbons, metallic markers, and shimmer paper to create your own holiday cards.
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Wednesday Nights
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring

Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk. First come, first served.
Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.
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Wednesday Nights
 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring

Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk. First come, first served.
Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork 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.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, and Dalí, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 27–December 6, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free for Members
No ticket required

Enjoy extra benefits just for you, including free drip coffee and tea at the Café. Shopping discounts include 20% off at the Store, as well as the Holiday Marketplace​ on December 1.
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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.

An artwork 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.

Our annual holiday bash, only grander and gaudier than ever before. Sip a spiked cocoa, bedazzle a sweater, and let the festive tunes start spinning as Mwenso & the Shakes take the stage.


Holiday Photobooth with Poser Photobooth Co.
5:00–8:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Strike a festive pose, then share it using #PhilaFriday.


DIY Art: Ugly Sweater Studio
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Fiber artist Eric Anthony Berdis uses sequins and thrift-store finds to help you create a new expression of the infamous ugly sweater. BYO sweater; some available while supplies last.


DIY Art: Holiday Card Making
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Help yourself to our collection of sequins, ribbons, metallic markers, and shimmer paper to create your own holiday cards.


Detour: Holiday Spirits
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Gallery 119
Olde Kensington’s New Liberty Distillery pairs samples of seasonal liquors with artworks in a unique tasting and gallery tour. 21+ only. Free ticket required in advance.


Music: Slowey & the Boats
6:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
This five-piece Philadelphia band performs holiday classics with a Hawaiian twist.


Music: Mwenso & the Shakes
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
This unique troupe of global artists brings a jazzy, retro holiday variety show to the Great Stair Hall.
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9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
By invitation only
Free reservation required

Get a jump on your holiday shopping at our store—with an additional discount—before the Museum opens, and enjoy a breakfast reception.
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free for Members
No ticket required

Enjoy extra benefits just for you, including free drip coffee and tea at the Café. Shopping discounts include 20% off at the Store, as well as the Holiday Marketplace​ on December 1.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork 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. - 2:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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Family Festivals
 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall Balcony

Celebrate with the whole family at this holiday Family Festival.

Balcony Studio
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Play dress up and join special guest artist Eric Anthony Berdis to create a wearable cape to protect you from the cold.

Mini Tours
11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., & 2:00 p.m.
Explore the exhibition Fabulous Fashion with a seasonal twist.
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free for Members
No ticket required

Enjoy extra benefits just for you, including free drip coffee and tea at the Café. Shopping discounts include 20% off at the Store, as well as the Holiday Marketplace​ on December 1.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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. - 2:30 p.m. CANCELED
September 25–December 4, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

Tuition assistance is available upon request. No classes the week of Thanksgiving.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Wednesday, December 5Grid ViewRows View

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

Renaissance feasts, seventeenth-century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 26–December 5, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Great Stair Hall

Dig into our collection of sequins, ribbons, metallic markers, and shimmer paper to create your own holiday cards.
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Wednesday Nights
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring

Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk. First come, first served.
Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.
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Wednesday Nights
 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring

Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk. First come, first served.
Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.
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Thursday, December 6Grid ViewRows View

 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor
Members $25; Patrons and above ($1,500+) receive two complimentary tickets to private tours per year.​

Arrive fashionably early and enjoy a crowd-free tour led by exhibition curator Kristina Haugland (Le Vine Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles).
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork 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.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, and Dalí, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 27–December 6, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
By invitation only
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building
Free reservation required

​Join fellow Focus members for the 10th Annual Purchase Party.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studio 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.

An artwork 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.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

An introduction to the arts and cultures of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet, including the only southern Indian temple hall in this hemisphere.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Dan Blacksberg and Freilachs Music celebrate the joy of the Hanukkah season with a night of dancing for all ages and backgrounds.

Presented with the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History at Temple University
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Saturday, December 8Grid ViewRows View

Courses & Workshops
 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free after admission

Drop in and draw from Rodin’s masterpieces. Materials provided.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork 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. - 2:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 2
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained.
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1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Studio 1
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class. Children must be toilet trained and accompanied by an adult (who attends free) for the gallery visit portion of the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
September 29–December 8, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms A
$160 (130 for members)

Young artists get to know the Museum inside and out during these award-winning classes.

No classes the week of Thanksgiving. Tuition assistance is available upon request.

Class size is limited; preregistration required. Fees are nonrefundable unless the Museum cancels the class.
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1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Gallery 201, 2nd floor

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Musicians from the Curtis Institute present a program of reflection and introspection.
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2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Gallery 201, 2nd floor

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Musicians from the Curtis Institute present a program of reflection and introspection.
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3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Gallery 201, 2nd floor

Musicians fill the galleries with sound.

Musicians from the Curtis Institute present a program of reflection and introspection.
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Sunday, December 9Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Discover the Museum's superb collection of medieval and Asian paintings, sculptures, and architectural elements.
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10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony
Perfect for all ages

You’ve discovered art in our galleries, now create a masterpiece of your own.

​Decorative arts meets Deck the Halls. Discover Museum treasures and make your own in the Balcony Studio.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet on Great Stair Hall Balcony
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

Look, learn, and tell us what you think on these playful tours.

Decorative arts meets Deck the Halls. Discover Museum treasures and make your own in the Balcony Studio.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Rediscover the story of Christmas through the art in our collection.
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1:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall
Performances at 1:30, 2:30, & 3:45 p.m.

The Pennsylvania Girlchoir, led by Ya-Jhu Yang, performs a selection of traditional carols.
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Tuesday, December 11Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Visit a medieval cloister, an Indian temple hall, English and French country estates, and a Japanese tea house, all in one hour.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore the rich visual traditions of Spain and Latin America from the medieval period through today.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
Free for members

Renaissance feasts, seventeenth-century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

An introduction to the arts and cultures of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet, including the only southern Indian temple hall in this hemisphere.
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Wednesday, December 12Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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

Explore the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed.
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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 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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

Dig into our collection of sequins, ribbons, metallic markers, and shimmer paper to create your own holiday cards.
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Wednesday Nights
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring

Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk. First come, first served.
Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.
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Wednesday Nights
 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring

Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk. First come, first served.
Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.
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Thursday, December 13Grid ViewRows View

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance) 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 ($1,000+) and above

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

​Trolley departs from and returns to the Museum’s West Entrance. Houses are not wheelchair accessible.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork 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.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Renaissance feasts, seventeenth-century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats
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1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance) 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 ($1,000+) and above

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

​Trolley departs from and returns to the Museum’s West Entrance. Houses are not wheelchair accessible.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Explore the Jewish community's connections to the Museum's collection.
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2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CANCELED
Museum Library, Perelman Building
Free for members

Let your love of art and literature come together with an engaging discussion of The End of Fashion: How Marketing Changed the Clothing Business Forever by Teri Agins.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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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Friday, December 14Grid ViewRows View

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance) 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 ($1,000+) and above

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

​Trolley departs from and returns to the Museum’s West Entrance. Houses are not wheelchair accessible.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more artworks 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 Studio 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.

An artwork 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.

​​Travel with us as we explore works in our collection that celebrate the culture and art of great cities through the ages.
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1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance) 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 ($1,000+) and above

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

​Trolley departs from and returns to the Museum’s West Entrance. Houses are not wheelchair accessible.
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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Visit rare architectural settings and discover intriguing works of art from all parts of Asia, including some of the oldest objects in the collection.
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Friday Nights
 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Celebrate a Feliz Navidad with the music of Jarana Beat, rooted in Mexico’s Afro-Amerindian sounds and sure to make you move.
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Young Friends
 
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Young Friends $15; guests $20

Cheers to the holiday season with a tour and tasting inspired by art, wine, and our new draft wine program.
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Saturday, December 15Grid ViewRows View

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance) 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 ($1,000+) and above

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

​Trolley departs from and returns to the Museum’s West Entrance. Houses are not wheelchair accessible.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more artworks spanning over three centuries.
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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
Free for members

Renaissance feasts, seventeenth-century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in the Great Stair Hall, near gallery 151.

An artwork 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.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Rediscover the story of Christmas through the art in our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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 Entrance) 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 ($1,000+) and above

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

​Trolley departs from and returns to the Museum’s West Entrance. Houses are not wheelchair accessible.
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2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CANCELED
Museum Library, Perelman Building
Free for members

Let your love of art and literature come together with an engaging discussion of The End of Fashion: How Marketing Changed the Clothing Business Forever by Teri Agins.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Sunday, December 16Grid ViewRows View

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance) 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 ($1,000+) and above

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

​Trolley departs from and returns to the Museum’s West Entrance. Houses are not wheelchair accessible.
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Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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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10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Studio 1
$20 ($16 members) per child

Sculpt festive decorations and more.

Space is limited. Adults must register as well and are free with admission. ​
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10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony
Perfect for all ages

You’ve discovered art in our galleries, now create a masterpiece of your own.

​Decorative arts meets Deck the Halls. Discover Museum treasures and make your own in the Balcony Studio.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet on Great Stair Hall Balcony
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

Look, learn, and tell us what you think on these playful tours.

Decorative arts meets Deck the Halls. Discover Museum treasures and make your own in the Balcony Studio.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more artworks spanning over three centuries.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Rediscover the story of Christmas through the art in our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Discover the Museum's superb collection of medieval and Asian paintings, sculptures, and architectural elements.
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Studio 1
$20 ($16 members) per child

Sculpt festive decorations and more.

Space is limited. Adults must register as well and are free with admission.
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1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance) 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 ($1,000+) and above

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

​Trolley departs from and returns to the Museum’s West Entrance. Houses are not wheelchair accessible.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
Free for members

Renaissance feasts, seventeenth-century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Tuesday, December 18Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Featuring masterworks by such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, and Dalí, this tour chronicles the course of modern art.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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 19Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Renaissance feasts, seventeenth-century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Rediscover the story of Christmas through the art in our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

​​Travel with us as we explore works in our collection that celebrate the culture and art of great cities through the ages.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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

Dig into our collection of sequins, ribbons, metallic markers, and shimmer paper to create your own holiday cards.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Featuring works by famous Philly artists and art inspired by the city’s most colorful characters.
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Wednesday Nights
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring

Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk. First come, first served.
Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.
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Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
Free for members

Renaissance feasts, seventeenth-century Dutch breakfast pieces, and other visual treats.
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Wednesday Nights
 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring

Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk. First come, first served.
Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more artworks spanning over three centuries.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Rediscover the story of Christmas through the art in our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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 Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed.
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Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Discover exciting, innovative, and sometimes controversial works of art created in the 20th and 21st centuries, including masters such as Picasso, Duchamp, Twombly, and LeWitt.
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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studio 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.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Get in the spirit of the season with songs from A Charlie Brown Christmas. The Cartoon Christmas Trio welcomes special appearances by the Cartoon Christmas Chorus under the direction of M’Balia Singley and by world-class baritone Grant Youngblood.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Collection Tours
 
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.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Celebrate three centuries of this country's greatest paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts.
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Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Discover the Museum's superb collection of medieval and Asian paintings, sculptures, and architectural elements.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the Museum's most renowned treasures.
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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Free for members

Explore the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more artworks spanning over three centuries.
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10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony
Perfect for all ages

You’ve discovered art in our galleries, now create a masterpiece of your own.

​Decorative arts meets Deck the Halls. Discover Museum treasures and make your own in the Balcony Studio.
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Collection Tours
 
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 on Great Stair Hall Balcony
For ages 3–5 and 6–10

Look, learn, and tell us what you think on these playful tours.

Decorative arts meets Deck the Halls. Discover Museum treasures and make your own in the Balcony Studio.
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Collection Tours
 
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, December 26Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Step back into the world of medieval Europe and view sculpture, paintings, and stained glass in architectural settings.
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Family Programs
 
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony

Create tiny wonders inspired by the miniatures of Little Ladies and capture their magic in a snow globe. Hop on a Jolly Jaunts tour (11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.), pick up a Holiday Family Guide, and drop by our miniature winter wonderland created by artist Lydia Ricci—she'll be adding her tiny sculptures (and yours) at selected times throughout the week.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Rediscover the story of Christmas through the art in our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore three centuries of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, with special emphasis on Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania.
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Starts at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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

Dig into our collection of sequins, ribbons, metallic markers, and shimmer paper to create your own holiday cards.
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Wednesday Nights
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring

Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk. First come, first served.
Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.
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Wednesday Nights
 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free tickets required
Wednesdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
In Wallace Gallery 201 through the spring

Free tickets available Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m at any Visitor Services Desk. First come, first served.
Museum admission on Wednesday nights is Pay What You Wish.

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Class size varies.
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Thursday, December 27Grid ViewRows View

Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore paintings, furniture, sculpture, ceramics, tapestries, and more artworks spanning over three centuries.
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Family Programs
 
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony

Create tiny wonders inspired by the miniatures of Little Ladies and capture their magic in a snow globe. Hop on a Jolly Jaunts tour (11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.), pick up a Holiday Family Guide, and drop by our miniature winter wonderland created by artist Lydia Ricci—she'll be adding her tiny sculptures (and yours) at selected times throughout the week.
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

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.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)

Rediscover the story of Christmas through the art in our collection.
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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 1:00 p.m.

​​Travel with us as we explore works in our collection that celebrate the culture and art of great cities through the ages.