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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.
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We love it when you share your amazing photos with us, so we want to share some with you. Follow us on Instagram @philamuseum to see more incredible regrams.


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Photo by @trish_adkins. Horse Armor of Duke Ulrich of Württemberg, for use in the field, 1507, made by the armorer Wilhelm von Worms the Elder. (Gift of Athena and Nicholas Karabots and The Karabots Foundation)

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Photo by @jacquelyn_lee_. Jina Seated in Meditation,” c. 11th century, Artist/maker unknown, India

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Photo by @arielmichelle87. Rendering © Gehry Partners, LLP

Among his different styles, Richard Pousette-Dart painted small, glowing watercolors inspired by Byzantine mosaics and Gothic stained-glass windows. See his methods at work in “Full Circle: Works on Paper by Richard Pousette-Dart.”“Violet Garden,” 1960s, by Richard Pousette-Dart (© 2014 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)

Among his different styles, Richard Pousette-Dart painted small, glowing watercolors inspired by Byzantine mosaics and Gothic stained-glass windows. See his methods at work in “Full Circle: Works on Paper by Richard Pousette-Dart.”

“Violet Garden,” 1960s, by Richard Pousette-Dart (© 2014 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)

Staff Pick: French artist Édouard Vuillard captures the lively activity of a Parisian café in this print, part of the series “Landscapes and Interiors.” The series’s focus on everyday scenes, simplified shapes, and bold patterns was inspired by Japanese woodcuts.”The Pastry Shop (Outdoor Café at Night),” c. 1898–99, by Édouard Vuillard

Staff Pick: French artist Édouard Vuillard captures the lively activity of a Parisian café in this print, part of the series “Landscapes and Interiors.” The series’s focus on everyday scenes, simplified shapes, and bold patterns was inspired by Japanese woodcuts.

The Pastry Shop (Outdoor Café at Night),” c. 1898–99, by Édouard Vuillard

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More Art Monday: National Hispanic Heritage Month

To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15, here are a few of our favorite Hispanic artists.

Portrait of the Toreador José Romero,” c. 1795, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Spanish

Saint Francis Defeats the Antichrist,” c. 1691-92, Cristóbal de Villalpando, Mexican

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera,” 1964, Carl Van Vechten, American

Fall from a Balcony, Caída de un balcón,” c. 1803, Artist/maker unknown, Mexican

Enthroned Virgin and Child, with Saint Jerome, the Archangel Michael, and Angels Holding Instruments of the Passion,” Mid-16th century, Juan de Juanes (Juan Vincente Masip the Younger), Spanish (active Valencia)

If these busy days find you eating on the street, you may want to join us on September 17 for Back to School 30-Minute Meals, an interactive chef demonstration and part of our Stephen STARR Events series. You’ll learn how to make quick, easy meals to keep you fed when your days get hectic.“Man Eating on Street,” c. 1915–30, France

If these busy days find you eating on the street, you may want to join us on September 17 for Back to School 30-Minute Meals, an interactive chef demonstration and part of our Stephen STARR Events series. You’ll learn how to make quick, easy meals to keep you fed when your days get hectic.

Man Eating on Street,” c. 1915–30, France

We’ve been lucky to have such an extraordinary piece on view for almost a year. Have you been lucky enough to see it? If not, this week will be your last chance to see one of Johannes Vermeer’s last paintings.“Young Woman Seated at a Virginal,” c. 1670–72, by Johannes Vermeer

We’ve been lucky to have such an extraordinary piece on view for almost a year. Have you been lucky enough to see it? If not, this week will be your last chance to see one of Johannes Vermeer’s last paintings.

Young Woman Seated at a Virginal,” c. 1670–72, by Johannes Vermeer

Now open: “Full Circle: Works on Paper by Richard Pousette-Dart”American artist Richard Pousette-Dart is best known as an Abstract Expressionist painter. His work was distinctive for its spiritual content and his elaborate layering of materials. See it now.”Garden Poem/In the Forest,” 1956–58, by Richard Pousette Dart (© 2014 Estate of Richard Pousette Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)

Now open: “Full Circle: Works on Paper by Richard Pousette-Dart

American artist Richard Pousette-Dart is best known as an Abstract Expressionist painter. His work was distinctive for its spiritual content and his elaborate layering of materials. See it now.

Garden Poem/In the Forest,” 1956–58, by Richard Pousette Dart (© 2014 Estate of Richard Pousette Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)

Rodin’s “The Thinker” is one of the most iconic public sculptures in the city, and we want to see your pictures of it. Tag your photos #THINKpublicart for a chance to win camera swag and a Museum membership. Your shots will also be a part of a photomosaic of “The Thinker” on bus shelters in Philadelphia.In association with the Association for Public Art.”The Thinker,” modeled 1880–81, enlarged 1902–04, cast 1919, by Auguste Rodin (Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum)

Rodin’s “The Thinker” is one of the most iconic public sculptures in the city, and we want to see your pictures of it. Tag your photos #THINKpublicart for a chance to win camera swag and a Museum membership. Your shots will also be a part of a photomosaic of “The Thinker” on bus shelters in Philadelphia.

In association with the Association for Public Art.

The Thinker,” modeled 1880–81, enlarged 1902–04, cast 1919, by Auguste Rodin (Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum)

Fashion Friday: Runway RevolutionJoin us for a runway revolution. On Wednesday, September 17, we’re showing the first film in our “Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love” series, “Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution.” Director Deborah Riley Draper illustrates how ten women and five American ready-to-wear designers challenged the five lions of French haute couture in a showdown that transformed the fashion business forever. Get your tickets here.(Image courtesy of Honey Dijon for Style.com)

Fashion Friday: Runway Revolution

Join us for a runway revolution. On Wednesday, September 17, we’re showing the first film in our “Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love” series, “Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution.” Director Deborah Riley Draper illustrates how ten women and five American ready-to-wear designers challenged the five lions of French haute couture in a showdown that transformed the fashion business forever. Get your tickets here.

(Image courtesy of Honey Dijon for Style.com)

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