Meet. Mingle. Network: Young Friends of the PMA

Young Professionals Preview Night is a special, high-profile preview cocktail reception and networking event for young professional leaders in the Philadelphia area.


There are over a dozen young professional groups participating. Get to know featured organization Young Friends of the PMA, as Manager Megan McNeely answers a few of our questions.

What is Young Friends?

The Young Friends is a dynamic group of art enthusiasts, committed to supporting the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Young Friends host fund raising events ranging from festive happy hours to formal black-tie galas benefiting the Museum’s art acquisitions, conservation and preservation of the permanent collections, educational programs, and outreach initiatives.

What benefits does your organization offer a young professional?

Members enjoy a diverse schedule of programs, including engaging social events, educational lectures and tours, art-inspired excursions, and enrichment activities especially designed for those ages 21 to 45.

Anthony explores overlooked glimpses of visual reflections. He reanimates fragments of his life through a broad palette of wood, oil, wax, paint & photographs.
Anthony DeMelas
Anthony DeMelas

Anthony explores overlooked glimpses of visual reflections. He reanimates fragments of his life through a broad palette of…

Anthony explores overlooked glimpses of visual reflections. He reanimates fragments of his life through a broad palette of wood, oil, wax, paint & photographs.…

Anthony explores overlooked glimpses of visual reflections. He reanimates fragments of his life through a broad palette of wood, oil, wax, paint & photographs.…

Ellen Benson
Ellen Benson
Elissa Glassgold
Elissa Glassgold
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Judy Gelles
Judy Gelles

Gelles uses words and images to provide social commentary on who we are and how we think. Her objective is to provoke thoughts,…

Gelles uses words and images to provide social commentary on who we are and how we think. Her objective is to provoke thoughts, ideas, and discussion. Her photographs of beach huts stem from an interest…

Gelles uses words and images to provide social commentary on who we are and how we think. Her objective is to provoke thoughts, ideas, and discussion. Her photographs of beach huts stem from an interest in mapping how architecture…

Elyce Abrams is a Philadelphia abstract painter using acrylic and acrylic spray paint on panel or paper. Often showing work in grids or installations, her nonobjective work explores the relationship between abundant joy and deep concern that often shapes our contemporary lives.
Elyce Abrams
Elyce Abrams

Elyce Abrams is a Philadelphia abstract painter using acrylic and acrylic spray paint on panel or paper. Often showing work…

Elyce Abrams is a Philadelphia abstract painter using acrylic and acrylic spray paint on panel or paper. Often showing work in grids or installations, her nonobjective work explores the relationship between…

Elyce Abrams is a Philadelphia abstract painter using acrylic and acrylic spray paint on panel or paper. Often showing work in grids or installations, her nonobjective work explores the relationship between abundant joy and…

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