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Special Guided Tours


The Art of Looking Tours

Wednesdays, March 25 Postponed, and April 1 & 8, 2:00–3:30 p.m. Postponed

$5/program (FREE for members)

Facilitators: Flo Gelo, Associate Professor, Family, Community, and Preventive Medicine, Drexel University; Hildy Tow, Robert McNeil, Jr. Curator of Education, Woodmere Art Museum

The Art of Looking will help make your experiences with art more meaningful. Each meeting will focus on a different artwork. The program is designed to engage sensory perceptions, explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe environment, and learn more about yourself. Tours are designed for participants to attend any one session or as a series.





Grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins: tour Woodmere’s galleries together with younger members of your family. Share your observations, thoughts, and insights in this special family program.

Group Tours

Schedule a tour for your group of seven or more with Woodmere docents. Advance reservations are required. There is a flat fee of $35 per docent (up to fifteen adults per docent). There is an additional charge for extra docents. Please contact the Education department three weeks in advance at 267-691-0725.

Docents on the Road

Docents visit your facility and bring Woodmere’s collection and exhibitions in a PowerPoint presentation designed to suit the interests of your community. For more information, contact the Education department at 215-247-0948 or education@woodmereartmuseum.org.

PhilARTdelphia School Programs

Woodmere’s educational programs engage school age audiences with art, and artmaking that offer a multitude of ways to develop critical thinking skills, experience Woodmere’s stellar collection, and celebrate the arts of Philadelphia. Call 267-691-0725 for information.

ARTZ Philadelphia at Woodmere

Special programs for visitors with dementia and their care partners, friends, and family.

Fridays, Postponed March 20, and April 24 | 11:00 am*

FREE; pre-registration required
*As a precaution during the current situation with the emergence of coronavirus, ARTZ Philadelphia is suspending all in-person programs beginning March 12, until further notice. For updates, please check our website or contact ARTZ Philadelphia at shifrin@artzphilly.com.

ARTZ Philadelphia and Woodmere offer informal, interactive programs for visitors with dementia through interactions with artworks and opportunities for self-expression. The programs are facilitated by ARTZ Philadelphia Director Dr. Susan Shifrin, an art historian, independent curator, and arts accessibility advocate. Pre-registration is required to ensure an intimate, comfortable experience enjoyable for all. Programs are limited to six to eight visitors plus their care partners. Contact Dr. Shifrin at shifrin@artzphilly.org or 610-721-1606 to learn more about ARTZ Philadelphia or to pre-register for a tour. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.