Philadelphia Museum of Art
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    Upcoming events
      Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies, I Through VII
    • Sunday, January 22, 2017
    • This exhibition presents a new work by Bruce Nauman, "Contrapposto Studies, I through VII," which continues the artist's exploration of video, sound, and performance. Characteristic of his work over the last five decades, Nauman transforms a simple and subtle gesture into a complex network of images and sound. Consisting of seven large-scale video projections with sound, the work features footage of the artist as he walks in "contrapposto," a type of pose first seen in Greek classical sculpture.
      New South Asian Galleries
    • Sunday, January 22, 2017
    • In a complete transformation of the Museum's renowned South Asian galleries, one of the world's most significant collections of art from the vast area stretching from Tibet and Nepal through India and even to Iran, Thailand, and Cambodia have come to life in new and exciting ways. Immerse yourself in diverse cultures of the past and present through vivid storytelling, powerful images, and digital interactives. Highlights include a stone temple hall from southern India, courtly Indian miniature paintings, ornate Buddhist works from Tibet and Nepal, colorful textiles, and lively temple sculpture.
      Family Tours: Made in the USA
    • Sunday, January 22, 2017
    • Creative play and participatory conversation make these tours the perfect introduction to art for young visitors and their families. Discover artwork made in the United States from over 200 years ago right up to today.
      Art After 5: Divas & Queens
    • Friday, January 27, 2017
    • Take a "detour" given by burlesque performer Kate Nyx, enjoy two in-gallery performances by The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, and cap off the night with a performance by Red 40 and the Last Groovement.
      Art After 5: Paula West
    • Friday, February 3, 2017
    • Paula West is jazz cabaret legend known for her powerful voice and unique interpretations of standards and classics.
      Western Adventures
    • Sunday, February 5, 2017
    • The Grammy award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers perform songs from their new album "Saddle Up" as visitors explore the Great American West. Think like an explorer and discover breathtaking American landscapes in the galleries. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Balcony Studio 11:00 a.m., 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 p.m. Mini Tours 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Performances by Okee Dokee Brothers
      Museum Babies: Stroller Tours
    • Wednesday, February 8, 2017
    • Parents and caregivers with babes in tow are always welcome in the galleries, and the Museum's making it a bit easier for you with stroller tours. If the baby fusses don't fret - you'll be in good company. Tours meet in Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
      Watson Adventures' Naked at the Philadelphia Art Museum Scavenger Hunt
    • Saturday, February 11, 2017
    • This Valentine's Day weekend, join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt and take an unblushing look at nudity in art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. You'll scrutinize paintings, sculptures, period rooms, extra-large bathers, a sultry sea monster, saints with shocking piercings, and a Peeping Tom who discovers a new meaning for the term "stag party." Prices include museum admission. Advance purchase is required.
      Family Tours: I Heart Mythology
    • Sunday, February 12, 2017
    • Creative play and participatory conversation make these tours the perfect introduction to art for young visitors and their families. Be our Valentine and look out for Cupid as we explore magical myths and stories.
      Art After 5: Sullivan Fortner
    • Friday, February 17, 2017
    • An evening of playful jazz improvisations by this native New Orleanian pianist and 2015 recipient of the Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz.
      Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Watercolor Remix Party
    • Saturday, February 25, 2017
    • Enjoy Philly in a new light--all while partying with a purpose. Add a splash of color to your Saturday night with an art-inspired open bar, musical entertainment, and gourmet dessert stations. Be among the first to wander through the new exhibition, American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent, at this after-hours party.
      American Watercolor in the Age of Homer & Sargent
    • Wednesday, March 1, 2017
    • This exhibition explores watercolor painting's remarkable rise in the United States in the years between 1860 and 1925. From the passion of a small group of painters in the 1860s to the flowering of modernism in the early twentieth century, this survey charts the artistic revolution that occurred during the lifetimes of Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, the two most influential American watercolorists.
      Watson Adventures: Murder at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Scavenger Hunt
    • Saturday, March 18, 2017
    • A curator's been murdered at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, but he's left a trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As you gather answers about the art, you'll learn a sordid tale revolving around a planned purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo da Vinci. You'll have to crack a secret code in order to solve this murder. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.