Philadelphia Museum of Art
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    Upcoming events
      Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies, I Through VII
    • Tuesday, February 21, 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.
      Pay What You Wish Wednesday Nights
    • Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    • Enjoy everything the Museum has to offer--at your own pace and price every Wednesday night. Admission is Pay What You Wish from 5:00 to 8:45 p.m. Special programming includes Dhyana Yoga sessions at 6 and 7 p.m. and a Gallery Tour at 6 p.m. Tour attendees should meet in the Lenfest Hall (West Entrance).
      Final Friday: Lonely Hearts Club
    • Friday, February 24, 2017
    • Friday Nights get livelier and looser with themed activities and performances on the final Friday of the month. Drop by Feb. 24 for Lonely Hearts Club, featuring music by Eliza Hardy Jones, in-gallery performances by Revolution Shakespeare, "detours" by sexologist Timaree Schmit, a Silent Disco with Silent Philly and Valentine's (or anti-Valentine's) card making. Because after all, love is a battlefield.
      Family Tours: I Heart Mythology
    • Sunday, February 26, 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.
      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.
      Art After 5: Tal Shtuhl
    • Friday, March 3, 2017
    • Enjoy a lively mix of art, cocktails, and live music with Tal Shtuhl. This postmodern Charlie Parker is joined by special guests Najwa Parkins on vocals and John Swana on trumpet.
      Gabriel Donohue
    • Friday, March 17, 2017
    • Celebrate St. Paddy's Day with Donohue and his all-star assembly of traditional Irish musicians.
      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.
      Kuni Mikami
    • Friday, March 24, 2017
    • Kuni Mikami learned to play classical piano in Japan, where he was born and raised. In 1975, he travelled to New York to pursue a career in Jazz. Since then, he has played with such acts as the Lionel Hampton band, Dizzy Gillespie, and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. He's also played at the famous Birdland club in New York every Tuesday for the past 8 years.
      Watson Adventures' Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans
    • Saturday, March 25, 2017
    • Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in search of art that echoes characters, places and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Be prepared to track down a Snape-like potions master, flying owls and dragons, and Hagrid-like giants. This hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry's adventures, but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. This hunt is designed for kids and adults to do together, but all-adult teams can compete separately. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Price includes museum admission for ages 13 and up. Advance purchase is required.
      Marcel Duchamp & the Fountain Scandal
    • Saturday, April 1, 2017
    • One hundred years ago, Duchamp's Fountain turned the art world upside down. Was it art? A hoax? Join the Philadelphia Museum of Art to celebrate the centennial of the provocative and influential work that changed the course of modern art. Learn the story of Fountain, with period photographs, publications, and more of the artist's readymades from the Museum's unrivaled Duchamp collection.
      Gift of Life Donor Program's 22nd Annual Donor Dash
    • Sunday, April 2, 2017
    • The 22nd Annual Gift of Life Donor Dash will be held on April 2, 2017 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Donor Dash offers both a 10k and 5k run, a Kids Fun Run, as well as a 3k walk. The event is great for supporters of all ages and fitness levels. Start times: 10K run - 7:10 a.m.; 5K run - 7:20 a.m.; Kids Fun Run - 7:45 a.m.; and 3K walk - 8:30 a.m. Last year, more than 12,000 people joined Gift of Life to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation at the Donor Dash. Sign up to participate and help make this year's event the best one yet. Start a team and encourage your friends and family to join you and show their support for organ and tissue donation. If you have any questions, please eemail
      Kris Allen
    • Friday, April 7, 2017
    • Enjoy a lively mix of art, cocktails, and live music with Kris Allen, NYC-based saxophonist and composer praised for his savvy and creative compositions.
    • Friday, April 14, 2017
    • Delight in the music of Brazil with this six-piece ensemble.
      Joanna Pascale
    • Friday, April 21, 2017
    • Enjoy a lively mix of art, cocktails, and live music at the museum every Friday night. Tonight, Joanna Pascale, one of the premier East Coast jazz vocalists, performs with pianist Orrin Evans.