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A variety of special events are happening in conjunction with this exhibition, for members and the public alike.

Exhibition Tours

Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950

Enjoy a guided tour of Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950.

  • Sunday, May 20, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Starts at 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 24, 2018, Starts at 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 25, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 26, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 27, 2018, Starts at 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018, Starts at 2:00 p.m.

Talks & Tours

Dressing for the Photographer: Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Clothes
Sunday, May 20, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Paid tickets required
$20 (members $16); includes Museum admission

Art and cultural historian Wanda Corn reveals how Georgia O’Keeffe cultivated her image as an artist through her unique sense of fashion. This lecture explores the ways she used her distinctive taste in clothes to model for photographers. Together they created a public persona for O’Keeffe that still dominates the American imagination today.

​This is the Irma and Herbert Barness Endowed Lecture. Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950

Members-Only

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.

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
  • 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.
  • 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.

Talks & Tours

Marsden Hartley: At Home in Maine and in Our Collection
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building
Paid tickets required
$20 (members free); includes Museum admission

Curator Randall Griffey of the Metropolitan Museum of Art discusses painter Marsden Hartley’s engagement with concerns relating to place, identity, and home.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950

Members-Only

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.

Wednesday Nights

Lego for Grown-Ups
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

In this drop-in program, let your inner child run wild as you build Lego creations inspired by the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950. Explore how artists reacted to the changing new environment of the modern American city by making your own architectural designs in Lego.

​Facilitated by David Salamon and Drew Lavine of Re:Vision Architecture. Presented in partnership with the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

Friday Nights

Final Fridays: All That Jazz
Friday, June 29, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Chelsea Reed & the Fair Weather Nine and vocalist Najwa Parkins bring swing to the Museum.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950

Family Programs

Calder Re-Wired
Great Stair Hall
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

The Picasso People bring the work of sculptor Alexander Calder to life through mime, music, and puppetry on this special Pay What You Wish Monday.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
  • Monday, July 2, 2018, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m.

Family Programs

Baby Bird Playdate
July & August: Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Tours meet in Education Studios 1 & 2
Best for toddlers and their grown-ups

Play at the Museum with your little ones and enjoy music, art making, and gallery walks.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash

Family Programs

Stroller Tour
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Best for grown-ups with babies

Parents and caregivers with babes in tow are always welcome in our galleries, and we're making it a bit easier for you with our stroller tours. If the baby fusses don't fret—you'll be in good company.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Family Programs

Wednesday Night Family Studio
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

​Stay up late and make some art before bedtime.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Family Programs

Family Art Workshop: Parkway Prints (ages 4–7 with an adult)
Saturday, July 14, 2018
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
Paid reservations required
$20 ($16 members) per child, per class
Adults must register as well and are free with admission.

In this studio class for kids and their grown-ups, learn to use a printing press to make your mark on the bustling city.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash

Family Programs

Family Art Workshop: Parkway Prints (ages 8–12 with an adult)
Saturday, July 14, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
Paid reservations required
$20 ($16 members) per child, per class
Adults must register as well and are free with admission.

In this studio class for kids and their grown-ups, learn to use a printing press to make your mark on the bustling city.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash

Family Programs

Sensory-Friendly Mornings
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Reservations required
Space is limited. To reserve your spot, email .

These mornings are specially designed for children on the autism spectrum or who have other sensory sensitivities. The lights, volume, and crowds are turned down but not the fun or creativity.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, August 25, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Family Programs

Evening Stroller Tour
Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance)
Best for grown-ups with babies
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

​Fussy baby? Don’t sweat it—this evening stroller tour is made just for you.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Family Programs

Family Art Workshop: Clay Play (ages 4–7 with an adult)
Saturday, July 21, 2018
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
Paid reservations required
$20 ($16 members) per child, per class
Adults must register as well and are free with admission.

In this studio class for kids and their grown-ups, get up close and sculpt a 3D portrait in clay.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash

Family Programs

Family Art Workshop: Clay Play (ages 8–12 with an adult)
Saturday, July 21, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
Paid reservations required
$20 ($16 members) per child, per class
Adults must register as well and are free with admission.

In this studio class for kids and their grown-ups, get up close and sculpt a 3D portrait in clay.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash

Performances

Music in the Galleries: Light, Line, Shadow
Sunday, July 22, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor
Free after admission
Seating is limited.

Don’t miss the world premiere of Pierre Jalbert’s composition inspired by Edward Hopper’s painting Road and Trees. Performed by Network for New Music.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950

Friday Nights

Farid Barron
Friday, August 3, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Best known for his work with the Sun Ra Arkestra, Farid Barron brings his trademark sound to ragtime and stride piano melodies of the 1910s.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950

Members-Only

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.

Family Programs

Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Free after Pay What You Wish admission

Grammy Award nominees Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could bring their infectious, high-energy rock ’n’ roll to the Great Stair Hall.

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash
  • Sunday, August 5, 2018, Starts at 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m.

Friday Nights

Drew Nugent Trio
Friday, August 10, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Travel back to the Roaring Twenties with ​the Drew Nugent Trio.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950

Family Programs

Family Art Workshop: Paint the Town (ages 4–7 with an adult)
Saturday, August 11, 2018
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
Paid reservations required
$20 ($16 members) per child, per class
Adults must register as well and are free with admission.

In this studio class for kids and their grown-ups, roll up your sleeves and paint a modern canvas.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash

Family Programs

Family Art Workshop: Paint the Town (ages 8–12 with an adult)
Saturday, August 11, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
South Terrace Education Classrooms B
Paid reservations required
$20 ($16 members) per child, per class
Adults must register as well and are free with admission.

In this studio class for kids and their grown-ups, roll up your sleeves and paint a modern canvas.​

​Offered in conjunction with Art Splash

Friday Nights

The Ladybugs
Friday, August 17, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

This quartet infuses songs from the 1930s with country, blues, Latin, and classical music.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950

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