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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Starting the Year at the Philadelphia Museum of Art | Becoming a Member | A Year of the Art Museum

On January 3, my parents and I ventured in the cold to participate in the pay as you wish Sunday. Every first Sunday of the month the Philadelphia Museum of Art has a pay as you wish day. It was super crowded and we waited in line for a half an hour in the freezing cold. Once we were in, however, we spent a few hours walking around. We enjoyed our time.

In February, I became a member during Art After 5. I'm glad I did because I had a great year at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Here are some of the best moments.

February 19 - the night I became a member. I saw Arooj Aftab, a Pakistani performer. She was amazing and it was such a joy meeting her! I bought her CD.

March 5 - an evening with the Hegazy sisters. Amazing!

March 12 - seeing the opening of the Warhol exhibit.

May 8 - Mother's Day Brunch. Mom and I enjoyed a nice brunch.

June 24- The Art Museum on film.

August 19 - I took a half day at work and went to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to relax before taking the IELTs on August 20.

Wanted to have a picnic outdoors, but bees changed that.

I ended up taking my picnic indoors.

October 28 - Dia de los Muertos Celebration

December 2 - Ugly Sweater Party


  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Yessum, what a great year it has been for you, and I thank you for bringing me along on your adventures throughout 2016. I doubt that any other human being gets more use out of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and other such venues. As this year long recap proves, you love to immerse yourself in culture, domestic and foreign, including art, literature, music and cuisine from distant lands. You are acquiring a depth and breadth of knowledge far beyond your years. I applaud you, dear friend Jessica!

    1. Hi Shady!

      I look forward to seeing what 2017 brings. After the holidays I have to renew my membership. The experiences are invaluable!

      Christina and I spent the day there today celebrating the holidays. It was so much fun!

  2. Your post reminded me of the Omnia Hegazy album you sent me. I haven't listened to her recently but that album was awesome! Can't believe it's coming for a year since you sent it to me! :D

    1. I know! Time really does fly! I still have yet to listen to the albums. I need to do so. :\