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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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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, August 21, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Sunday, August 26, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Art in Focus
Thursday, August 23, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
SOLD OUT

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.

Tour: A Walk through Time
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).

Where else can you visit a medieval cloister, an Indian temple hall, English and French country estates, and a Japanese teahouse in an hour? Join us as we take a walk through time.

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.​

  • Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 8, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 16, 2018, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Friday, September 21, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

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.

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 Documentarian, as she shares provenance research and discoveries from periods of colonialism through WWII.

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.

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.

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.
Dear Fleisher
Friday, September 14, 2018
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Young Friends Program
Reservations required
Free for Young Friends; $10 guests

Enjoy an exclusive tour of Dear Fleisher, a biennial exhibition and sale of postcard-sized art. Then join local artists for demos, drinks, and a chance to make your own artwork.

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

Associates & Chairman’s Council Fall Kick-Off Party
Monday, September 17, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free reservation required

Raise a glass to the upcoming year with our newest curators and experts.

Chairman's Council Events

Last Call: Face to Face
Thursday, September 6, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Chairman's Council Level Required
By invitation only
Free reservation required

At this cocktail reception, bid farewell to Face to Face and get some quality face time with the curators who brought the exhibition to life.

Associates & Chairman’s Council Fall Kick-Off Party
Monday, September 17, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Associates Level Required
By invitation only
Free reservation required

Raise a glass to the upcoming year with our newest curators and experts.

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

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