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Members of the Philadelphia Museum of Art are invited to enhance their experiences at the Museum through a variety of exclusive opportunities including tours which highlight the permanent collection, special exhibition preview days, and bus trips and enrichment programs which provide both social and educational opportunities to engage with other Museum members. Members 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.

  • Saturday, May 26, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Saturday, June 9, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • 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: 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.

  • Sunday, May 27, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Friday, June 8, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 24, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Private Tour: Modern Times
Saturday, June 9, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
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.

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

Through a broad range of special events and educational activities organized around the Museum’s world-famous collections, the Young Friends provide a forum for increased appreciation of the arts.
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.
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.

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