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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.
Imagine you’re a guest at a tea ceremony. Pretend to cross the garden path, take off your shoes, and come inside the Japanese Teahouse–our Art Splash masterpiece of the week.Ceremonial Teahouse: Sunkaraku (Evanescent Joys), c. 1917, designed by Ōgi RodōArt Splash is presented by PNC Arts Alive.

Imagine you’re a guest at a tea ceremony. Pretend to cross the garden path, take off your shoes, and come inside the Japanese Teahouse–our Art Splash masterpiece of the week.

Ceremonial Teahouse: Sunkaraku (Evanescent Joys), c. 1917, designed by Ōgi Rodō

Art Splash is presented by PNC Arts Alive.

Staff Pick: Dr. AtlPart artist, part scholar, and an interesting character, Gerardo Murillo (Dr. Atl) dedicated much of his life to studying Mexico’s volcanoes in all seasons and conditions. In the background of this self-portrait, you can see the volcano Popocatépetl. The artist’s head and shoulders almost seem to fuse with it, as a testament to his passion for volcanoes. What landscape would you include in your self-portrait?“Self-Portrait with Popocatépetl,” 1928, by Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo)

Staff Pick: Dr. Atl

Part artist, part scholar, and an interesting character, Gerardo Murillo (Dr. Atl) dedicated much of his life to studying Mexico’s volcanoes in all seasons and conditions. In the background of this self-portrait, you can see the volcano Popocatépetl. The artist’s head and shoulders almost seem to fuse with it, as a testament to his passion for volcanoes. What landscape would you include in your self-portrait?

Self-Portrait with Popocatépetl,” 1928, by Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo)

Some historic events always resonate. Even though the eruption of Mount Vesuvius occurred over 1,900 years ago, it still captures the imagination. In 1827 Joseph Franque was inspired to create this painting based on a French archeologist’s report on the Pompeii excavation in 1813, “A mother fled, dragging after her a part of her family: two daughters, and an infant whom she clutched in vain against her breast….The ash covered them, burying them all in the same tomb: their remains were mingled, and almost indistinguishable from one another….”“Scene During the Eruption of Vesuvius,” c. 1827, by Joseph Franque

Some historic events always resonate. Even though the eruption of Mount Vesuvius occurred over 1,900 years ago, it still captures the imagination.

In 1827 Joseph Franque was inspired to create this painting based on a French archeologist’s report on the Pompeii excavation in 1813, “A mother fled, dragging after her a part of her family: two daughters, and an infant whom she clutched in vain against her breast….The ash covered them, burying them all in the same tomb: their remains were mingled, and almost indistinguishable from one another….”

Scene During the Eruption of Vesuvius,” c. 1827, by Joseph Franque

Happy birthday to Dorothea Tanning, the American painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet married to fellow surrealist Max Ernst. This photo shows one of their first meetings at a New York gallery, a few years before their wedding.  “Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning and Muriel and Julien Levy Playing Chess, The Julien Levy Gallery, New York,” 1945, International News Photos

Happy birthday to Dorothea Tanning, the American painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet married to fellow surrealist Max Ernst. This photo shows one of their first meetings at a New York gallery, a few years before their wedding. 

Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning and Muriel and Julien Levy Playing Chess, The Julien Levy Gallery, New York,” 1945, International News Photos

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More Art Monday: Women’s Equality Day   

Tomorrow is Women’s Equality Day. Let’s celebrate girl power with some of our favorite female artists from our collection!

Night Sea,” 1977, Edna Andrade, American

Birch and Pine Tree No. 1,” 1925, Georgia O’Keeffe, American

Banisteriopsis - Dark Ink,” 1968-94, Sheila Hicks, American

Hydrangeas Spring Song,” 1976, Alma Thomas, American

savant, From the series An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters,” 2010, Kara Walker, American

Polished. Efficient. Organized. Decorative. Tidy. You’d think we were describing an object. “The Main Dish” explores how kitchenware can reinforce the objectification of the ideal housewife."Tin Family" Containers, 1998, designed by Jasper Morrison, made by Alessi S.p.A.

Polished. Efficient. Organized. Decorative. Tidy. You’d think we were describing an object. “The Main Dish” explores how kitchenware can reinforce the objectification of the ideal housewife.

"Tin Family" Containers, 1998, designed by Jasper Morrison, made by Alessi S.p.A.

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