Discover secrets and surprises in art
...on a whirlwind tour of the best of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Your team will decipher tricky, humorous clues that guide your throughout the museum. You’ll explore a French monastery, a Chinese palace, an Indian Temple, a Pennsylvania Dutch kitchen, palatial rooms of European nobles, and more. No knowledge of art or the museum is required—you just need sharp minds and comfy shoes.
Your team will tackle such questions as...
• One Dutch master puts himself in a scene, doing something fishy. Who is he? Answer: Jan Steen, who strangely holds a fish over a woman’s head in a painting.
• Find an ass who’d say, “Hey, no smoking back there!” What is the shocking cause of the problem? Answer: Lightning, which has struck dead a bird on the back of a donkey in a portrait of a gentleman.
• Find a sweetened beverage that you might say “makthe” the heart grow fonder. What “rotten” substance do you need to make it? Answer: Wormwood, as explained in the label for the Picasso sculpture titled ‘Glass of Absinthe.’
Please note that we left out clues and directions in the questions above. The questions are designed so that you can find the answer only when you are in the right spot and looking at the right thing. (Sorry, Googlers!)
The hunt is available in 90-minute and two-hour editions. We also have a version for Friday evenings, when the first floor of the museum stays open late. Contact us to learn more and get in the game!