Art of Interfaith Understanding

2022 Series

In the fall of 2022, we will offer seven Art of Interfaith Understanding tour dates. Each of three unique tours will be offered both in-person at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and on Zoom to accommodate the diverse schedules of our participants.
All programs are guided by Rev. John B. Hougen, PhD, a consultant with Interfaith Philadelphia and a volunteer guide at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  
These programs are co-sponsored by Interfaith Philadelphia & the Philadelphia Museum of Art Office of Community Engagement.

The sliding scale fee for this program is $5-45 with a suggested price of $20. For more information on how to determine the cost that is right for you, click here

Private groups (6 to 15 persons) may schedule tours either at the Museum or on Zoom. If you have any questions about current, future, or private tours, or wish to receive email notices about the Art of Interfaith Understanding, contact John at or 215-962-8242.

The Christmas Story in

Sunday, December 4

2:00 – 3:30 PM

*In Person*


Wednesday, December 7

7:00 – 8:30 PM

*Via Zoom*
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We will see illustrations of the
Christmas story from the Annunciation to the
Holy Family’s flight into Egypt, noting the
artistic, cultural, and religious environment in
which the artists were working. In a nod to
popular culture, the tour will end as we view
works of art related to Saint Nicholas and the
decoration of Christmas trees. Christians and
curious others (like the shepherds in the
painting shown here) are welcome.

The Adoration of the Shepherds, Predella
panel; Artist: Luca Signorelli, Italian,Date: c. 1506-1507, Medium: Oil on panel, Dimensions: 14 1/8 x 17 1/8 inches, Philadelphia Museum of Art Credit Line: John G. Johnson Collection, 1917


This program is part of our brand new Leadership Institute of Interfaith Philadelphia, home for all things professional / personal development.

The Institute includes all of the workshops that you know and love, plus new opportunities to explore, learn, and practice!