Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Nov 21, 2017 - Feb 19, 2018

In 1917 John G. Johnson, a famous lawyer, left his trove of European art to the city of Philadelphia. One hundred years later, visitors can take a new look at the collection. Encounter treasures by the likes of Botticelli, Bosch, Titian, Rembrandt and Monet. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the collection and experience how understanding and appreciation of these works have evolved over the...

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The Wizard of Oz by Family Stages

Ambler Theater

Nov 21, 2017 - Dec 9, 2017

Two actors play all of the characters. The action and the costumes fly fast and furiously as Dorothy and Toto make their way down the Yellow Brick Road. The scarecrow, tin man and lion are all there along with witches, good and wicked, and of course, The Wizard, himself. 

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Miniature-Book Necklace Making

Thomas F. Donatucci Sr. Library

Nov 21, 2017

Miniature books have been worn and carried in pockets for hundreds of years. Celebrate this tradition by making a pair of miniature-book earrings or pendants. All supplies will be provided. Led by Valeria Kremser, a book conservation technician at the University of Pennsylvania.

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The Fantasticks

Eagle Theatre

Nov 21, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017

Loosely based on the play The Romancers (Les Romanesques) by Edmond Rostand, the musical follows two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud.

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Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor

The Franklin Institute

Nov 21, 2017 - Mar 4, 2018

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Take a journey inside one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in history. Silent, steadfast and secret, more than 8,000 terracotta figures stood guard over the tomb of China’s first emperor for over 2,000 years before being discovered in 1974. Now, these warriors come to museum in an exhibit that explores the story, culture, craft and science of the statues....

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Holiday Tours

Pennypacker Mills

Nov 21, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018

This event occurs every 7 week(s) on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

From the hand-blown glass ornaments dangling from branches to the plainly wrapped treasures beneath, Christmas at the Mills is a site to behold! Hear the story of how Christmas cards began, why clear toy candy was so popular, and how the Pennypacker family celebrated this holiday in Victorian style! The Museum Shop is stocked with wonderful ornaments, glass icicles, gift items, clear toy candy,...

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Marcel Duchamp and the Fountain Scandal

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Nov 21, 2017 - Dec 3, 2017

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

One hundred years ago, Duchamp’s Fountain turned the art world upside down. Was it art? A hoax? Celebrate the centennial of the provocative and influential work that changed the course of modern art. Learn the story of Fountain, with period photographs, and publications of the artist’s readymades from the unlimited Duchamp collection.

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