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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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Conserving Works on Paper
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Study Room (Perelman Building)
Membership Required
Reservations required
Sponsors and above ($1000+); free reservation required

Learn about the ins and outs of paper conservation and the works in our collection that require specialized care.

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 23, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Confusing Art Tour
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
SOLD OUT

Confused about art? Sometimes we are, too. This tour will talk you through common methodology, themes, and symbols found throughout our collection.

Tour: Christian Art
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Religious works by great artists of the Renaissance, including van Eyck, van der Weyden, and Botticelli.

  • Friday, March 22, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, March 24, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Tour: East Asian Art
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

An introduction to our extensive collection of art from China, Korea, and Japan.

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 23, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Friday, March 29, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Sunday, March 31, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)

Patron Appreciation Reception: Palette to Palate
Monday, April 8, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Membership Required
Reservations required
Patron and above ($1,500+); free reservation required

Join curators for a food-inspired tour, then enjoy a meet-and greet lunch with Stir Executive Chef Mark Tropea.

Tour: Women in Art
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.

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Friday, April 12, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, April 14, 2019, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, April 28, 2019, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Members’ Previews: The Impressionist's Eye
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor
Membership Required
Free for Members

Be among the first visitors to experience The Impressionist’s Eye. Bring guests for only $10 each.

  • Friday, April 12, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 14, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Members’ Previews: Yoshitoshi: Spirit and Spectacle
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor
Membership Required
Free for Members

Be among the first visitors to experience Yoshitoshi: Spirit and Spectacle. Bring guests for only $10 each.

  • Friday, April 12, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 14, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Exhibition Tour: The Impressionist’s Eye
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore the exhibition The Impressionist’s Eye. Peer over the shoulder of Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt, Vincent van Gogh, and others as they make their indelible mark on canvas, paper, and bronze.

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Thursday, April 18, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Thursday, May 23, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)

Member Outing: Antiques & Art
Friday, April 26, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Membership Required
Paid tickets required
Members $38; guests $45; free for Associates and above ($2,500+); includes show admission and transportation

Take a curator-led tour of American silver at the museum, then enjoy a showcase of Philadelphia’s history and tradition at the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show.

Full itinerary:
9:00–10:00 a.m.
Enjoy a tour of American silver with David Barquist, the H. Richard Dietrich, Jr., Curator of American Decorative Arts, at the museum before it opens to the public.

10:00–10:30 a.m.
Travel to the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show via trolley service. Light treats will be provided during the drive (and Kosher for Passover).

10:30–11:15 a.m.
Take a tour of the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show with those involved in its making. Learn more about the show’s detailed planning and meet vendors.

11:15 a.m.–noon
Enjoy free time to explore the show at your leisure.

Noon–12:30 p.m.
Travel back to the museum via trolley service.​​​

Exhibition Sneak Peek
Saturday, May 4, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fiske Kimball Room
Membership Required
Free tickets required
Sustainer and above ($500+); free ticket required

Join Michelle Fisher, The Louis C. Madeira IV Assistant Curator of European Decorative Arts, for a presentation that explores the visionary and controversial designs that will be featured in a special exhibition coming this fall.

Private Tour: Yoshitoshi
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Dorrance Galleries
Membership Required
Paid tickets required
Members $25; Patrons and above ($1,500+) receive two complimentary tickets to private tours per year.​

Start your morning with a crowd-free tour of Yoshitoshi: Spirit and Spectacle led by exhibition curator Shelley Langdale (Park Family Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings).

Tour: Dutch Art
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Discover Dutch art and culture from the early Renaissance to modern times, featuring works by artists like Jan Steen and Van Gogh.

  • Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Friday, May 10, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Friday, May 17, 2019, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

New Member Springtime Social
Sunday, May 19, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Cedar Grove, Fairmount Park
Membership Required
Reservations required
New members free; guests $10
Trolley from the main building provided

Mingle with museum staff and other new members while enjoying the landscape of Fairmount Park and complimentary treats. Then get a glimpse into Philadelphia's rich cultural heritage as you walk through the historic house Cedar Grove.

Inside Look: Painting Paris
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Dorrance Galleries
Membership Required
Paid tickets required
$25 members; Patron and above ($1,500+) receive two complimentary tour tickets; reservation required

Get an insider’s point of view of The Impressionist’s Eye with Jennifer Thompson (The Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting and Sculpture and Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection).

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.
Secret Garden Open House
Sunday, May 19, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cedar Grove, Fairmount Park
Young Friends Program
Reservations required
Young Friends free; public $5

Escape the city for an afternoon at Cedar Grove. BYO picnic, play garden games, and learn about our Young Friends program.

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

Opening Celebration of The Impressionist’s Eye and Yoshitoshi
Thursday, April 11, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free reservation required

Join fellow leadership donors and museum curators for a unique opening reception celebrating two exciting exhibitions, The Impressionist’s Eye and Yoshitoshi: Spirit and Spectacle.

Led by Jennifer Thompson, The Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and Shelley Langdale, The Park Family Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings

Day Trip: Brandywine
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Starts at 8:30 a.m.
Depart from main building at 8:30 a.m.
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free reservation required

Discover the world of the Wyeths. Transportation and lunch provided.

Chairman's Council Events

Taste of History
Thursday, March 28, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Enter via Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Chairman's Council Level Required
By invitation only
Free reservation required

Step back in time to experience an evening of art and food inspired by our Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Collection. Dirk Breiding, the J.J. Medveckis Associate Curator of Arms and Armor, will guide you through a delightful meal fit for a Renaissance court.

Chairman’s Council Plus or above ($15,000+)

Day Trip: Glenstone
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Starts at 8:00 a.m.
Depart from main building at 8:00 a.m.
SOLD OUT

Travel to Glenstone, the newly opened private art museum and surrounding estate just outside of Washington, DC. Transportation and lunch provided.

Chairman’s Council or above ($10,000+)

Opening Celebration of The Impressionist’s Eye and Yoshitoshi
Thursday, April 11, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free reservation required

Join fellow leadership donors and museum curators for a unique opening reception celebrating two exciting exhibitions, The Impressionist’s Eye and Yoshitoshi: Spirit and Spectacle.

Led by Jennifer Thompson, The Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and Shelley Langdale, The Park Family Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings

Day Trip: Brandywine
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Starts at 8:30 a.m.
Depart from main building at 8:30 a.m.
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free reservation required

Discover the world of the Wyeths. Transportation and lunch provided.

Chairman’s Council Annual Dinner
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Chairman's Council Level Required
By invitation only
Free reservation required

Enjoy an evening of cocktails and a seated dinner in celebration of your commitment to the museum.

Chairman’s Council and above ($10,000+)

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

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