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Member Programs

Members of the Philadelphia Museum of Art are invited to enhance their experiences at the Museum through a variety of exclusive opportunities, including tours that highlight the permanent collection, special exhibition preview days, and bus trips and enrichment programs that provide social and educational opportunities to engage with other Museum members. Member tours can be reserved by calling the Ticket Center at 215-235-7469, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


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Exhibition Tour: Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 and see how artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Jacob Lawrence challenged convention and forged bold new styles.

  • Friday, April 27, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Friday, May 11, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 26, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 9, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, June 21, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Friday, June 29, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, July 29, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Tour: Flowers in Art
Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

​​Claude Monet once said, “I must have flowers, always, and always.” Join us as we stop and smell the roses.

Tour: Great Cities, Great Art
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

​Travel with us as we explore works in our collection that emphasize the cultural and artistic evolution of the great European capital cities.

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Friday, May 11, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Friday, May 18, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour & Reception
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Foyer).
Membership Required
Reservations required
Free reservations required; space is limited. Free for Sponsors ($1000+) and above.

Journey to the Museum’s below-ground corridors and newly constructed spaces and discover the rich history of our iconic main building. A reception with fellow members will follow.

Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes for this hard-hat tour.

Tour: John Singleton Copley and American Art
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

The Eagles beat the Patriots in Super Bowl LII, and we won our wager with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The spoils? A three-month loan of a remarkable painting by John Singleton Copley. See it alongside ​three centuries of American art from our collection.

  • Thursday, May 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 20, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Private Tour: Modern Times
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor
Membership Required
Reservations required
Member $30
Patrons and above receive two complimentary tickets

Experience the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950 without the crowds—enjoy a private guided tour with exhibition curator Jessica Todd Smith, The Susan Gray Detweiler Curator of American Art, and Manager, Center for American Art.

  • Thursday, May 17, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

The Future of Your Museum
Saturday, May 19, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building

Embark on the Museum’s exciting next chapter with Jessica Sharpe, Director of Visitor Operations and Membership. She’ll tell you about the renovations to our landmark building and reveal how they’ll improve your future Museum experiences.

New Member Springtime Social
Sunday, May 20, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Cedar Grove, Fairmount Park
Membership Required
Free tickets required
Free for members; $10 for member guests

It’s sweet to be a new member, and this springtime social is just one reason. Mingle with other new members and Museum staff while enjoying the Fairmount Park landscape and complimentary cookies. Then get a glimpse into Philadelphia’s rich cultural heritage as you walk through one of our historic houses, Cedar Grove.

Member Open House
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Perelman Building
Membership Required
Free tickets required
Free for members, $10 for guests

​Explore the galleries after hours during this special event just for members. Experience three exhibitions (Keith Smith at Home, Design in Revolution, and Jean Shin: Collections) without the crowds, and chat with Museum staff to discover what happens behind the scenes.

​Transportation between the main building and the Perelman Building available
Light bites and refreshments available for purchase

Member Outing: Sustainable by Design
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Membership Required
Paid tickets required
$65 members, guests $70; includes transportation, guided tour, a prix fixe lunch at FARMiCiA, and all gratuities.

Discover how local design firm MIO is tackling sustainability, and learn about Farm for the City, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s new urban gardening initiative. Please note: This outing involves moderate walking.

How to Un-Confuse Confusing Art
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Ever look at contemporary art and just scratch your head? Join us for an interactive tour that explores how to look at art of our time in a new way.

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 26, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Members’ Book Club: The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington
Museum Library, Perelman Building

Grab some coffee and join a discussion of the fantasy classic The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington. This talk will be led by a member of our Library staff. Complimentary coffee included.

To join our book club mailing list, email memberservices@philamuseum.org.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
  • Saturday, August 4, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

New Member Ice Cream Social
Sunday, August 12, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Rodin Museum
Membership Required
Free tickets required
Free for members; $10 for member guests

Mingle with Museum staff and other new members in the Rodin Museum’s tranquil Hamilton Garden while enjoying complimentary ice cream from the Franklin Fountain. Then explore one of the world’s great collections of works by Auguste Rodin. Space is limited.

Member Outing: The Art of Baseball
Thursday, August 16, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Membership Required
Paid reservations required
Members $60, guests $70. Space is limited.

Go on a private tour of the artwork on view at Citizens Bank Park with artist Max Mason. A lifelong baseball fan, Mason was commissioned by the Phillies to paint three murals for the stadium. After the tour, watch the Fightin’ Phils play the New York Mets from prime seats.

Art in Focus
Thursday, August 23, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Membership Required
Free tickets required
Sponsors and above ($1,000+)

Get a behind-the-scenes look at our Photography Studio’s efforts to advance the future of imaging. Also see how our photographers create a visual documentation of the Museum’s rich history.

Young Friends Events & Programs

Designed for the area’s most culturally engaged young professionals, the Young Friends program offers captivating events with curators and local artists, art-inspired excursions throughout Philadelphia, and interactive social events designed to spark a lifelong love affair with art.
Young Friends Open House
Friday, April 27, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony
SOLD OUT

Connect with new and familiar faces over casual conversation and complimentary cocktails during Final Friday. Learn about the Young Friends program, the difference it makes in the art community, and upcoming events.

Opening Reception for Rachel Rose: Wil-o-Wisp / The Future Fields Commission
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Young Friends Program
Free for Young Friends
RSVP to 215-684-7780 or response@philamuseum.org
An active Young Friends membership is required
This event includes complimentary parking in the Museum’s Garage.

Join artist Rachel Rose and Erica Battle, the John Alchin and Hal Marryatt Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, for a cocktail reception and the opportunity to view Rachel Rose: Wil-o-Wisp/The Future Fields Commission. This new video installation inaugurates the Future Fields Commission in Time-Based Media, a collaborative initiative between the Museum and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, Italy.

Young Friends Picnic
Saturday, June 2, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden
Rain date: June 9, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Young Friends Program
Reservations required
Free for Young Friends, $8 for Young Friend guests

Welcome summer with an afternoon of music, friends, and lawn games. BYOP (bring-your-own-picnic) and explore two newly installed sculptures by contemporary artist Ursula von Rydingsvard.

Associates and Chairman’s Council

Through unique and diverse events and exclusive access to Museum experts, Associates and Chairman's Council members witness firsthand how their support positively impacts the art, the people, and the programs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Associates Events

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

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

Conversation: Museum as Collaborator
Thursday, June 14, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Complimentary for Associates-level members and above

​​​​​​​Join us for a conversation about the ways the Museum has worked to deepen partnerships with government and community collaborators over the past year—from Parkway Centennial programming to Philadelphia Assembled. Also learn about the Museum’s tremendous economic impact and our ambitious plans for the future.​

Panel includes Gail Harrity, President and Chief Operating Officer; Nicole Allen White, Director of Government and External Affairs; and Damon Reaves, The Berton and Sallie Korman Associate Curator of Education for Community Engagement and Access.

Chairman's Council Events

Chairman’s Council Annual Dinner at the Rodin Museum
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Chairman's Council Level Required
By invitation only
Free for Chairman’s Council members and above

​​​​Celebrate spring in one of Philadelphia’s premier cultural destinations, the Dorrance H. Hamilton Garden of the Rodin Museum. Join Leslie A. Miller, Chair of the Board of Trustees, and Timothy Rub, The George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer, as we honor our most generous and dedicated contributors.​

Chairman’s Council Member Plus: Taste of History at Mount Pleasant
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
By invitation only
Free for Chairman’s Council Member Plus level

Enjoy a curated dinner at Mount Pleasant, a historic house in Fairmount Park. Justina Barrett, our Site Manager for Historic Houses, will guide you through a sumptuous meal that recreates a dining experience that John Adams might have enjoyed in 1775.​

For more information, please contact Membership by phone at 215-684-7840 or by e-mail at .

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