Programs: Calendar

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ArtSee Activities: Spider Woman Weavings

Imagination stations for family fun! Drop-in program for all ages on Free First Sundays

Let your eyes be dazzled by the vibrant Navajo rugs in the collection! With lines, stripes, and patterns to guide the way, get your hands busy weaving with yarn, collaging a pattern bag, and working with craft materials. Shout out a happy birthday to Dr. Barnes!

January 4, 2015
1–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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ARTime Storytime: Ten Little Rabbits

By Virginia Grossman and Sylvia Long

Weaving and storytelling are all part of this spirited book that celebrates Native American traditions. Stripe a rug!

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

January 8, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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ARTime Storytime: Dreamcatcher

By Audrey Osofsky

Beautiful woven nets lead to good dreams and colorful days. Make a dreamcatcher to take home.

January 15, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

See the sights in new ways on this interactive guided exploration of the collection gallery. Best for teens/tweens and their families. Collection admission included; reservations required.
January 18, 2015
3–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Adults $25; students/youth $15; adult members $13; student/youth members $7; children 5 and under free.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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ArtSee Activities: Family Ties

Imagination stations for family fun! Drop-in program for all ages on Free First Sundays

There’s no other family quite like yours—or is there? Brought to you by Horace Pippin and other artists, paintings of fabulous families inspire your family tree, family portrait, and family-friendly bag art activities. 

February 1, 2015
1–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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ARTime Storytime: Snowy Day

By Ezra Jack Keats

Peter wakes up to the season’s first snowfall, puts on his snowsuit, and steps outside to play. Share in the joy by making a snowflake.

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

February 12, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

See the sights in new ways on this interactive guided exploration of the collection gallery. Best for teens/tweens and their families. Collection admission included; reservations required.
February 15, 2015
3–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Adults $25; students/youth $15; adult members $13; student/youth members $7; children 5 and under free.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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ARTime Storytime: Tar Beach

By Faith Ringgold

Cassie’s dream comes true when she flies among the stars over New York City. After the story, sew a story quilt square!

February 19, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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ArtKids Workshop: Family is...

Consider what family is when you meet some intriguing members of artists’ families on the walls of the Collection Gallery. After exploring the work of Horace Pippin and others, collage a portrait of your favorite family.

February 22, 2015
1–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20. Collection admission and art materials included.

Register: 215.278.7200.

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ArtSee Activities: Seeing Blue

Imagination stations for family fun! Drop-in program for all ages on Free First Sundays

Everyone loves blue. It’s been used by artists to show a range of emotions and portray the world around us. Wish Vincent van Gogh a happy birthday by painting the town blue with projects that go from dull to bright and light to deep!

March 1, 2015
1–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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ARTime Pajama Tour

Spying Blue

Seeing is believing when you search for this popular color. For ages 2–5; wear your pajamas!

March 6, 2015
6–6:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Included with Collection Gallery admission on a space-available basis: free with admission, free for members. Reservations required.

Reserve your general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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ARTime Storytime: Vincent’s Colors

By Vincent van Gogh

Van Gogh’s own words bring the colors of the rainbow to life. Get busy with the color blue by decorating a special uniform. 

Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.

March 12, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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Family Tour: ArtSee Highlights

See the sights in new ways on this interactive guided exploration of the collection gallery. 

March 15, 2015
3–4 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Adults $25; students/youth $15; adult members $13; student/youth members $7; children 5 and under free.

Book tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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ARTime Storytime: Sue Likes Blue

By Barbara Gregorich

Listen, dance, create, and sing to the art from the collection. Best for ages 2–5. Free; reservations required

What's your favorite color? See how Sue colors her world blue and then you will too!

March 19, 2014
10:30–11 am & 11:30 am–noon 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free

Tickets are available two weeks before program date. 
Collection Gallery admission is not included.

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ArtKids Workshop: Blue

From denim jeans and flags to artists’ painted skies and oceans, blue is a power color! After exploring how artists like Van Gogh use blue, ArtKids try out different media to make a personal statement with this inspiring color.

March 22, 2015
1–3 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members $20. Collection admission and art materials included.

Register: 215.278.7200.