Philadelphia Museum of Art, Catch Danny Simmons , pattet Smith and others for The Art Of Poetry!!!!! See the schedule
Final Fridays Takeover
Def Poetry Reunion
Apr 26, 6:00–10:00 p.m.
PresenterDanny Simmonsinvites some of Philly’s most recognized poets and special guests to gather for an epic evening of artistry in this special takeover of Final Fridays. Featuring Sonia Sanchez,Ursula Rucker,Black Ice,Vanessa German,Bonafide Rojas, and poetic duoYellow Rage. Hosted byLiza Jessie Peterson. A DJ set byRich Medinawith visuals by The Marksmen follows the performance. Note: The museum will close at 5:00 p.m. and re-open at 6:00 p.m. for ticket holders only. Performances contain adult content. RESERVED FLOOR & STAIR SEATING IS SOLD OUT. STANDING ROOM STILL AVAILABLE.
Poets from The Philly Pigeon blend language and art to make our galleries sing with spoken word. Included with Pay What You Wish admission.
Take a Breath
Slow Art Day
Saturday, Apr 6
Enhance your experience with our collection through poetry, thoughtful art making, music, and tours. Included with museum admission.
Pay What You Wish
Sunday, Apr 7,
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Read a painting, write a sculpture, and draw a poem. Join local artist Martha Rich and fill the Balcony Studio with your wonderful words.
Mountain folk + neo-soul
Apr 5, 5:00–8:45 p.m.
This singer-songwriter channels vocalists like Joni Mitchell and Erykah Badu.
Apr 12, 5:00–8:45 p.m.
Witmer’s quiet brand of folk celebrates life’s mysteries, daily epiphanies, happy accidents, and even calamities.
Indie rock, alt-country & folk
Apr 19, 5:00–8:45 p.m.
Full of vivid storytelling, the songwriting of this Nashville artist is as fresh as it is timeless.
The Rose Susan Hirschhorn Behrend Lecture
Thursday, May 30, 7:00 p.m.
This iconic singer-songwriter, visual artist, and poet is joined by her daughter Jesse Paris Smith for an evening exploring the legacy of Walt Whitman through word and song. Member tickets on saleApril 2; public tickets on saleApril 7. Presented in conjunction withWhitman at 200: Art and Democracy.
In the Artist's Voice
Saturday, May 11, 2:00 p.m.
See the filmmaker ofWhitman, Alabamain conversation with WHYY Executive Producer of Audio Content, Elisabeth Perez-Luna. $20 (members free); includes museum admission.
Month of April
Spotlight Gallery Tours
Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
These in-gallery participatory conversations will focus on artworks with strong connections to poetry. Additional Spotlights will take place during Slow Art Day.
Events through May
Talks, tours, exhibitions, performances—it's all here. Download your guide to a season full of inspiring museum events.