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Friday Nights Schedule

Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble
Friday, August 24, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

This ensemble brings us the sounds of the 1940s, highlighting classics by Lester Young, Duke Ellington, Dexter Gordon, and more.

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

Final Fridays: Work Your Angles
Friday, August 31, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Philly-based rap and spoken word artist Ivy Sole and friends explore the intersection between how we see ourselves, how we want to be seen, and how others see us.

​Offered in conjunction with Face to Face: Portraits of Artists

DIY Art
5:00–7:30 p.m.
Splash Studio, Great Stair Hall Balcony
What if you could see sounds? Think about rhythm and movement while exploring the difference between cool and warm colors.


Music: The Akasha
5:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
This Jersey City DJ and Temple University alum paints colorfully eclectic soundscapes that span funk, house, future sounds, and Jersey Club, inviting free movement through the carefree space she creates.


In-Gallery Workshop: Write Your Self-Portrait
5:30–6:15 & 6:30–7:15 p.m.
Gallery 255, 2nd floor
What do your belongings say about you? University of Pennsylvania writing professor Jamie-Lee Josselyn leads this pop-up workshop in which you’ll use an object on your person—an heirloom watch, an aspirin, a key—as a point of departure for writing your own self-portrait.


Artist Portraits with Plate 3
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Gallery 201, 2nd floor
Have your headshot taken by Philadelphia-based photography studio Plate 3, known for capturing the unique, the divine, and the essential in portraiture. Whether for business or personal use, a headshot is an opportunity to put your energy into the world and see what comes back.


Music: Ivy Sole
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Philly-based rap and spoken word artist Ivy Sole draws from the sounds of boom bap hip hop, alternative R&B, neo soul, and indie rock to present a portrait of her past, present, and future.

Final Fridays: LMAO
Friday, September 28, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Stand-up and improv comics take over the galleries, and absurdist soul outfit Johnny Showcase & the Mystic Ticket tear it up on the dance floor.

Final Fridays: City of Ghosts
Friday, October 26, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

See who haunts our halls with an immersive ghost story experience, and do the monster mash as Brooklyn synth-pop duo Holy Ghost! rocks the Great Stair Hall. Costumes welcome.

Final Fridays: The Ultimate Ugly Sweater Party
Friday, November 30, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Our annual holiday bash, only grander and gaudier than ever before. Sip a spiked cocoa, bedazzle a sweater, and let the festive tunes start spinning as Mwenso & the Shakes take the stage.


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