With arms wide open, we’re welcoming the warm weather and all that comes with a summer in Philly, like all the awesome events. Speaking of open, becoming an Open Arts member is the key to unlocking the city’s arts and culture scene. To join, use promo code: social1617. As a member, you’ll get to see tons of cool stuff for almost half the price or FREE!
Wednesday Nights at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
5 to 9 p.m. | 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | FREE for Open Arts members
Relax. Refresh. Be inspired. Enjoy Pay What You Wish admission to the main building every
Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:45 pm. Gallery Tours 6:00-7:00 pm Join a guide and take a stroll through the galleries to learn about art and the people who created it. Yoga 6:00 – 7:00 pm Get centered with Dhyana Yoga.
Moses Williams: Cutter of Profiles
Wednesday, May 17 at 6 p.m. | Wagner Free Institute of Science, 1700 W. Montgomery Avenue | Free for Open Arts members
Williams was a “cutter of profiles”—meaning he created cut silhouette portraits that Peale Museum visitors could take away as souvenirs. Join Dr. Gwendolyn Shaw, Associate Professor of History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, to explore the life and work of Mr. Williams, and how his story illuminates hidden narratives about race, identity, and art in the age of Peale’s museum.
The Museum as Muse
Thursday, May 18 | Philadelphia Magic Gardens, 1020 South Street | $20 for Open Arts members
Artists of all levels can drop in to draw, paint, or photograph in PMG’s unique environment. Take advantage of an instructor offering tips and critiques as well as nude figure models posing amongst the mosaics. Bring your easel or tripod and capture PMG in a rare private setting.
Secret Show: MR Stine at the Painted Bride Art Center
Monday, May 22 at 7 p.m. | 230 Vine Street | $10 for Open Arts members
Every 4th Monday of the month, Secret Show invites emerging and esteemed local artists to take over the Painted Bride to produce the hour-long artistic experience of their dreams. The catch? You can’t know any details about the show until the lights go down and the curtain rises!
New events are posted regularly on Open Arts, so be sure to check back. In addition to our Arts calendar, you can reference our curated events calendar for fun things to do.