Gifts to the Museum

Since 1965, The Women’s Committee has raised and granted in excess of $20 million to support the Philadelphia Museum of Art. A sampling of the wide variety of projects and departments throughout the museum and the surrounding community supported by these funds are illustrated below.

  • Art Splash — the family friendly summer program where tables overflow with art supplies for hands-on children’s project. Funded from 2013-2019.
  • Diversity Summer Scholars — 10-year pledge from 2017-2026
  • Veterans Empowered Through Art (VET Art) — A partnership with the museum and the Veterans Empowerment Center of Philadelphia.
  • Form in Art, founded in 1971 by TWC, for visually impaired students to enhance their understanding of the arts through studio workshops and touch tours. It was the first such program at a major American museum. Funded from 1978-2017.
  • Work study partnership with Cristo Rey High School.
  • Museum Guide programs — founded in 1960 by TWC and funding continues to present day.
  • CRAFTNOW Philadelphia partnership.
  • Pandemic Relief (2020-2021)
  • It Starts Here Endowment — 5-year pledge starting in 2020
  • Core Project — facilities master plan
  • Reinstallation of galleries — such as the South and East Asian Art galleries
  • Techne Endowment Gift — Ambassadors for International Craft
  • Acquisition of artwork and support of museum departments
  • Translations for Permanent Collection Audio Tours
  • Holiday Decorations funded from 2015-2019
  • Information and Interpretive Technology (IIT)
  • WIFI installation in Main Gallery
  • Wayfinding Signage Levels 1 and 2
  • Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove bike rack installation
  • Mount Pleasant benches and chimney repairs
  • Maintenance and renovation of the historic Park Houses in Fairmount Park
  • Designs for Different Future (2019)
  • Fabulous Fashions: From Dior’s New Look to Now (2018)
  • Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection (2017)
  • International Pop (2016)
  • Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950 (2016)
  • Van Gogh Up Close (2011)
  • Frida Kahlo (2007)
  • Armor and Animals Children’s Publication
  • American Art: American Silver Publication Photography
  • Duchamp Publication
  • African American Collections Publications
  • American Craft Acquisitions
  • Strand Collection Acquisition
  • Hewson Bedcover Acquisition
  • Conservation such as the Japanese Teahouse roof repair
  • Library and Archives such as Duchamp Portal digitalization
  • Processing papers of Distinguished Women
  • Conservation Photography Studio upgrade
  • Raman Spectrometer
  • RAID Digital File Storage