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Sitting atop some very famous steps, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States.

Our facilities include our landmark Main Building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Perelman Building, located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Rodin Museum on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and two 18th-century houses in Fairmount Park, Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove. We welcome you to enjoy a variety of activities for public audiences, including special exhibitions, programs for children and families, lectures, concerts and films.
Have you seen this expressive Jim Dine drawing yet? On view in gallery 124 through November, “Old Fashioned Girl” was recently given to the Museum by the artist. What do you think? Get a closer look at the dramatic work here.“Old Fashioned Girl,” 2004, by Jim Dine (© Jim Dine / Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)

Have you seen this expressive Jim Dine drawing yet? On view in gallery 124 through November, “Old Fashioned Girl” was recently given to the Museum by the artist. What do you think?

Get a closer look at the dramatic work here.

Old Fashioned Girl,” 2004, by Jim Dine (© Jim Dine / Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)

Philly Takes Over #Strandgram

This week at the Museum, it’s a Philadelphia Photography takeover. Follow us on Instagram this week as 7 Philly-based photographers takeover our page to share their own Paul Strand-style photography.
You can join in on the fun, too! Submit photos using the hashtag “#Strandgram” on Twitter and Instagram for your chance to win a brand new dp2 Quattro Sigma camera and have your photo featured in the Museum. 
Check out the schedule of Instagram takeovers below, and get more information about our newest exhibition, “Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography,” here
10/21: David Maialetti, @maialetti
10/22: Conrad Benner, @streetsdept
10/23: Austin Hodges, @austinxc04 
10/24: Ian Michael Crumm, @ianmcrumm
10/25: Chris Robinson, @cbeatz852
10/26: Eric Mencher, @emencher
10/27: Neal Santos, @nealsantos 
On Halloween night, experience all the ghosts, goblins, skulls, and skeletons at the Museum. Join us on the “Things That Go Bump" tour and learn about the spooky side of the Museum’s collection.

On Halloween night, experience all the ghosts, goblins, skulls, and skeletons at the Museum. Join us on the “Things That Go Bump" tour and learn about the spooky side of the Museum’s collection.

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More Art Monday: Ghosts in the Museum

Ghost,” 1964, by Alexander Calder (© Estate of Alexander Calder / Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)

Ghost,” c. 1952–1953, by Caroline Durieux

The Albatross,” 1965–1968, by Benton Murdoch Spruance

The Witch of Endor Conjuring up the Ghost of Samuel,” before 1816, by Heinrich Guttenberg

A Ghost Jizō Startles a Near-Sighted Old Man at Asajigahara, from the series Comic Pictures of Famous Places Amid the Civilization of Tōkyō (Tōkyō kaika kyōga meisho),” by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

“‘Louis Ghost’ Armchair,” designed 2002, designed by 
Philippe Starck, made by Kartell S.p.A

Banquet Scene from the Tale of Nastagio degli Onesti, in Boccaccio’s ‘Decameron,’” late 15th century, by David Ghirlandaio

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#Strandgram!

Celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition, “Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography,” with #Strandgram!


Submit your own Strand-style photos on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook using the hashtag “#Strandgram” for a chance to win a brand new dp2 Quattro Sigma camera. Winners will also get their photo displayed in the Museum. Head here for more information. Good luck! 

Like Jackson Pollock, Richard Pousette-Dart used such techniques as automatic drawing and layering and dripping paint. Check out more similarities he shared with other Abstract Expressionists in “Full Circle: Works on Paper by Richard Pousette-Dart.”

Like Jackson Pollock, Richard Pousette-Dart used such techniques as automatic drawing and layering and dripping paint. Check out more similarities he shared with other Abstract Expressionists in “Full Circle: Works on Paper by Richard Pousette-Dart.”

Check out the Paul Strand film series at the International House Philadelphia starting on Friday. The series explores cinema that influenced his filmmaking and still photography. For more information and tickets click here.
(Film still from “¡Que viva México!”)

Check out the Paul Strand film series at the International House Philadelphia starting on Friday. The series explores cinema that influenced his filmmaking and still photography. For more information and tickets click here.


(Film still from “¡Que viva México!”)

Don’t wait until it’s too late: You have one more week to see “In Dialogue: Wolfgang Tillmans.”Pictured: Installation view with “mental picture #54,” 2000, by Wolfgang Tillmans, and “Black Kites,” 1997, by Gabriel Orozco (© Gabriel Orozco)

Don’t wait until it’s too late: You have one more week to see “In Dialogue: Wolfgang Tillmans.”

Pictured: Installation view with “mental picture #54,” 2000, by Wolfgang Tillmans, and “Black Kites,” 1997, by Gabriel Orozco (© Gabriel Orozco)

Calling all film lovers: Join us at the Museum this Tuesday, October 21, 5:30–8:00 p.m., for a free film screening, panel discussion, and drinks reception. We’ll be celebrating the US premiere of Carlos Amorales’s 2014 film “The Man Who Did All Things Forbidden." Inspired by Roberto Bolaño’s novel "Estrella Distante," Amorales’s film examines Bolaño’s view of the Chilean avant-garde and revels in the surreal imagery of his writing. After the film, stay for a conversation with the artist, Andréa Picard (Film Curator, Toronto International Film Festival), and author Reinaldo Laddaga, followed by a reception. Reserve your free ticket today.Support for this event has been generously provided by Rocío and Boris Hirmas. “Black Cloud,” 2007, by Carlos Amorales (Collection of Diane and Bruce Halle)

Calling all film lovers: Join us at the Museum this Tuesday, October 21, 5:30–8:00 p.m., for a free film screening, panel discussion, and drinks reception. We’ll be celebrating the US premiere of Carlos Amorales’s 2014 film “The Man Who Did All Things Forbidden." Inspired by Roberto Bolaño’s novel "Estrella Distante," Amorales’s film examines Bolaño’s view of the Chilean avant-garde and revels in the surreal imagery of his writing. After the film, stay for a conversation with the artist, Andréa Picard (Film Curator, Toronto International Film Festival), and author Reinaldo Laddaga, followed by a reception. Reserve your free ticket today.

Support for this event has been generously provided by Rocío and Boris Hirmas.

Black Cloud,” 2007, by Carlos Amorales (Collection of Diane and Bruce Halle)

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