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Enjoy everything the Museum has to offer—at your own pace and price every Wednesday night. Admission is Pay What You Wish from 5:00 to 8:45 p.m.

You Can

  • Relax. Dhyana Yoga offers two classes per week.
  • Refresh. The Balcony Café is open late, serving fresh snacks, coffee and tea, and wine and beer.
  • Get inspired. Explore the collection in a casual and playful atmosphere.


Pay What You Wish on Wednesday Nights


Museum Studio: Pop-Up Cards
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Meet in Great Stair Hall
SOLD OUT

Search for auspicious symbols in our new Chinese galleries and then make your own pop-up cards with artist Colette Fu.

Drink & Draw with Loveis Wise
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Sip while you sketch with Philly artist Loveis Wise, who has created a 3-D interpretation of Henri Rousseau’s painting The Merry Jesters, complete with plants and live models. Wise’s work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Cartoon Network.

Drawing materials provided, drinks available for purchase at the bar. All levels welcome.

Designing the View-Master
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Gallery 111
Free after Pay What You Wish admission
Space is limited.

Designers and thinkers consider the late Charles Harrison’s 1959 redesign of this popular toy and the ways in which we approach landscapes, people, and design today.

Speakers include David Hartt, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Penn Design; Kathleen A. Foster, The Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Senior Curator of American Art; and Alexandria DeCastro of the Design Activist Institute. Moderated by Michelle Millar Fisher, The Louis C. Madeira IV Assistant Curator of European Decorative Arts.

Chef Demo: Art of Wine
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Stir restaurant, main building
Paid tickets required
$55 ($50 members); includes museum admission

Join Vicki Miller (Vinocity) for a wine tasting and paired bites from Constellation Culinary Group, and a guided tour of related artwork.

Drink & Draw with Martha Rich
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Sip while you sketch with Philly artist Martha Rich, and make zines inspired by memories, eavesdropping, and found text. Rich paints words and food with a penchant for the absurd. Her work has been featured in Rolling Stone, Bon Appetit, and Entertainment Weekly.

Drawing materials provided, drinks available for purchase at the bar. All levels welcome.

Art of Poetry Opening Celebration
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Consider this the first stanza. Heralding a full season of poetry-inspired programs, performance poets make our galleries sing with spoken word while artists blend language and art.

  • Drink and Draw with Martha Rich
  • Poetry tours with The Philly Pigeon
  • Gallery takeover with the museum’s Teen Ambassador Group (TAG)

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

Drink & Draw with Lale Westvind
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Sip while you sketch with artist Lale Westvind, whose brilliant colors, spirited lines, and heroic themes parallel the illustrative work of Yoshitoshi. Westvind’s comics and animations have been published in Kramers Ergot, The Lifted Brow, and The New York Times.

Drawing materials provided, drinks available for purchase at the bar. All levels welcome.

Presented in conjunction with Yoshitoshi: Spirit and Spectacle.

Chef Demo: Local Spring Produce
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Stir restaurant, main building
Paid tickets required
$55 ($50 members); includes museum admission

Taste the best offerings from several local farms with Executive Chef Mark Tropea.

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