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The Philadelphia Museum of Art is your Museum. We welcome you to experience this season’s exciting exhibitions, events, and activities. Connect with art in surprising, lively, new, and memorable ways.


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Please Note: If online ticketing is unavailable, call 215-235-7469 to reserve tickets. Programs are subject to change. Please arrive early as we reserve the right to release seats at the start of the program.

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November 30, 2018

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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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Collection Tours
 
Starts at 10:15 a.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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Family Programs
 
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​
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Starts at 11:00 a.m.
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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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).

Explore the rich visual traditions of Spain and Latin America from the medieval period through today.
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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).

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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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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