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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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Private Tour: Face to Face
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
Membership Required
Paid reservations required
Members $25; Patrons and above ($1,500+) receive two complimentary tickets to private tours per year.​

Go on a guided tour of the exhibition Face to Face: Portraits of Artists with Peter Barberie, the Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center.

Tour: The Art of Spain and Latin America
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

​Explore the rich visual traditions of Spain and Latin America from the medieval period to today.​

  • Friday, September 21, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Friday, October 19, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 21, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Talk: Provenance & Plunder
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Media Room, Perelman Building
Membership Required
Free tickets required
For members at the Sustainer level and above. Space is limited; book your spot in advance.

What determines rightful ownership of works of art? Join Cathy Herbert, Coordinator of Collections Research and Documentation, as she shares provenance research and discoveries from periods of colonialism through WWII.

Member Preview: Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor
Membership Required
Free for Members

Be among the first visitors to experience Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now. Bring guests for only $10 each.

  • Friday, October 12, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

New Member Meet & Greet
Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Gallery 206, 2nd floor
Membership Required
Free tickets required
Free for new members. Space is limited; reservations required.

Get the inside scoop on how to make the most of your membership. Then tour the galleries with us to discover a few secrets of the collection. Afterward, meet fellow insiders and get to know Museum staff over snacks.

Conversation with the Director
Sunday, October 21, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Timothy Rub, the Museum’s George D. Widener Director and CEO, shares insider info about upcoming exhibitions, the main building’s transformation, and his vision for the future of the Museum.

Member Preview: Little Ladies: Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor
Membership Required
Free for Members

Be among the first visitors to experience Little Ladies: Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal. Bring guests for only $10 each.

  • Friday, November 9, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Presenting Fabulous Fashion
Thursday, November 15, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fiske Kimball Room
Membership Required
Free tickets required
For members at the Sustainer level and above. Space is limited; book your spot in advance.

Join Kristina Haugland, the Le Vine Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles; and Bernice Morris, Associate Conservator of Costume and Textiles, as they share the creative challenges of organizing and mounting the exhibition Fabulous Fashion.

Exhibition Tour: Fabulous Fashion
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Explore the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now and experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed.

  • Thursday, October 18, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Saturday, October 20, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Friday, October 26, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 28, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, November 8, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Saturday, November 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Friday, November 16, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Friday, December 14, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 20, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 22, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., and 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Friday, January 11, 2019, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 17, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Saturday, January 19, 2019, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 27, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, February 10, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

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 Yoga
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Yoga Habit studio
1640 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130​

Join us for this donation class at the popular Yoga Habit studio in Fairmount. Hear more about the Young Friends and their upcoming Fall into Art fundraiser before a serious sweat session. All yoga levels are welcome.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Young Friends’ mission.

Fall into Art
Saturday, November 3, 2018
8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Sponsor reception: 8:00–9:00 p.m.
Party: 9:00 p.m.–midnight
Young Friends Program
Paid reservations required
$65; $45 for Young Friend; $250+ for VIP sponsorship

Don’t miss our biggest party of the year. Catwalk into the galleries for late-night access, dance to the sounds of DJ Royale in the Great Stair Hall, and show us your best art-chic look inspired by the drama and glamour of Fabulous Fashion. And did we mention the open bar? More info >>

Funds raised through this event benefit the Museum.

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 Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now
Thursday, October 11, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free reservation required

Join fellow leadership donors and Museum curators as we celebrate the opening of Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now.

Lunch and Learn: Contemporary Craft
Friday, October 19, 2018
Starts at 12:00 p.m.
Perelman Building
By invitation only
Reservation required via invitation

Hear Elisabeth Agro (Nancy M. McNeil Curator) in conversation with art historian, author, and curator, Ezra Shales.
Open to Techné members, and Associates and above

Breakfast Tour of Fabulous Fashion: From Dior's New Look to Now​
Thursday, November 15, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Great Stair Hall
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free reservation required

​​Join Kristina Haugland (Le Vine Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles) for breakfast in the Great Stair Hall and special docent-led tours of the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior's New Look to Now​.

Chairman's Council Events

Opening Celebration of Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now
Thursday, October 11, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free reservation required

Join fellow leadership donors and Museum curators as we celebrate the opening of Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now.

Breakfast Tour of Fabulous Fashion: From Dior's New Look to Now​
Thursday, November 15, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Great Stair Hall
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free reservation required

​​Join Kristina Haugland (Le Vine Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles) for breakfast in the Great Stair Hall and special docent-led tours of the exhibition Fabulous Fashion: From Dior's New Look to Now​.

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

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