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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.
Happy birthday to Charles Willson Peale (1741–1827), patriarch of the highly artistic Peale family. Full of American playfulness, this trompe l’oeil‬ (French for “deceive the eye”) shows two of the artist’s sons, Raphaelle and Titian, heading up to the family’s attic to scratch their creative itch. Raphael holds a palette, brushes, and mahlstick as he looks back out of the real wooden doorway. Charles Willson Peale purportedly did such a great job that he even pulled the wool over the eyes of his friend George Washington, who tipped his hat hello at the youngsters during a visit to the home.You can stop by and meet the boys in gallery 107, in our American Art wing.”Staircase Group (Portrait of Raphaelle Peale and Titian Ramsay Peale I)" 1795, by Charles Willson PealeSee more of Charles Willson Peale’s work here.

Happy birthday to Charles Willson Peale (1741–1827), patriarch of the highly artistic Peale family. Full of American playfulness, this trompe l’oeil‬ (French for “deceive the eye”) shows two of the artist’s sons, Raphaelle and Titian, heading up to the family’s attic to scratch their creative itch. Raphael holds a palette, brushes, and mahlstick as he looks back out of the real wooden doorway. Charles Willson Peale purportedly did such a great job that he even pulled the wool over the eyes of his friend George Washington, who tipped his hat hello at the youngsters during a visit to the home.

You can stop by and meet the boys in gallery 107, in our American Art wing.

Staircase Group (Portrait of Raphaelle Peale and Titian Ramsay Peale I)" 1795, by Charles Willson Peale

See more of Charles Willson Peale’s work here.

Happy birthday to Leonardo da Vinci, whose famed “Mona Lisa” inspired Patrick Kelly’s Spring/Summer 1989 collection. In 1988, Kelly became the first American and the first black designer to be elected into the Chambre Syndicale du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode, which allowed him to present his ready-to-wear collections at the Louvre. His line was a spirited evocation of all his favorite Lisas, including this otherworldly “Moona Lisa.” “Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love" opens April 27."Woman’s Evening Dress," Spring/Summer 1989, designed by Patrick Kelly (Promised gift of Bjorn Guil Amelan and Bill T. Jones)

Happy birthday to Leonardo da Vinci, whose famed “Mona Lisa” inspired Patrick Kelly’s Spring/Summer 1989 collection. In 1988, Kelly became the first American and the first black designer to be elected into the Chambre Syndicale du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode, which allowed him to present his ready-to-wear collections at the Louvre. His line was a spirited evocation of all his favorite Lisas, including this otherworldly “Moona Lisa.”

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love" opens April 27.

"Woman’s Evening Dress," Spring/Summer 1989, designed by Patrick Kelly (Promised gift of Bjorn Guil Amelan and Bill T. Jones)

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More Art Monday: Easter

Hippity-hop, Easter’s on its way! What do you have planned for this spring holiday?

The Return of the Flock, Laren,” c. 1886-87¸ Anton Mauve, Dutch

Easter Egg Box,” 1800-1850, Artist/maker unknown, American, Pennsylvania German

Woman’s Hat and Hat Pin,” c. 1960, Sold by Nan Duskin, Philadelphia, 1926 – 1994, Possibly made in United States, North and Central America

Rabbit with Nodding Head,” 19th century, Artist/maker unknown, American

Bunny Multiplication, From the Philadelphia Invitational Portfolio 2001” 2001, Virgil Marti, American, Printed by Silicon Gallery Fine Art Prints, Philadelphia. Published by Philagrafika.

Decorated Egg,” 1900-1950, Artist/maker unknown, American, Pennsylvania German

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Daenerys’s dragons: cheer or fear? Dragons in Western culture are often depicted as an evil to destroy, while in Eastern art, they are guardians and a source of power. Who are you rooting for?

Film still from “Game of Thrones”

Bodhisattva Riding a Dragon,” early 20th century, Myanmar (Burma) or Tibet

Hercules Slaying the Dragon of the Hesperides,” date unknown, by Cornelis Cort (1533–1578)

Happy birthday to Belgian painter, printmaker, and known curmudgeon James Ensor (1860–1949). The famously reclusive artist painted “Self-Portrait with Masks” when he was seventy-seven years old and at the height of his fame. He frequently used masks in his satires of Belgian society, religion, and politics, and in this small painting he pokes fun at himself and his artistic status.“Self-Portrait with Masks,” 1937, James Ensor (© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SOFAM, Brussels)

Happy birthday to Belgian painter, printmaker, and known curmudgeon James Ensor (1860–1949). The famously reclusive artist painted “Self-Portrait with Masks” when he was seventy-seven years old and at the height of his fame. He frequently used masks in his satires of Belgian society, religion, and politics, and in this small painting he pokes fun at himself and his artistic status.

Self-Portrait with Masks,” 1937, James Ensor (© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SOFAM, Brussels)

Happy birthday Robert Delaunay (1885-1941) Between the spring of 1909 and early 1910, Saint-Séverin, a small thirteenth-century Gothic church near Robert Delaunay’s studio in Paris, inspired a series of seven paintings by the artist. In these works, he explored the interaction of light, color, and space in the cavernous church interior and its architecture of twisting columns and pointed arches to produce a kaleidoscopic sensation of shifting perspectives. “Saint-Séverin,” 1909, by Robert Delaunay

Happy birthday Robert Delaunay (1885-1941) Between the spring of 1909 and early 1910, Saint-Séverin, a small thirteenth-century Gothic church near Robert Delaunay’s studio in Paris, inspired a series of seven paintings by the artist. In these works, he explored the interaction of light, color, and space in the cavernous church interior and its architecture of twisting columns and pointed arches to produce a kaleidoscopic sensation of shifting perspectives.

Saint-Séverin,” 1909, by Robert Delaunay

YOU’RE INVITED to an evening of fun and fabulous fashion on April 26! Get ready to party like it’s 1989 at the très chic opening of “Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love” and “Gerlan Jeans ♥ Patrick Kelly,” two exhibitions inspired by the Mississippi-born designer who took the Paris high-fashion world by storm in the 80s. Vogue the night away with an exhibition preview, cocktails, delicious food crafted by Stephen Starr Events, a DJ, an exclusive photo booth, and much more! YOU. BETTER. WORK.

YOU’RE INVITED to an evening of fun and fabulous fashion on April 26! Get ready to party like it’s 1989 at the très chic opening of “Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love” and “Gerlan Jeans ♥ Patrick Kelly,” two exhibitions inspired by the Mississippi-born designer who took the Paris high-fashion world by storm in the 80s. Vogue the night away with an exhibition preview, cocktails, delicious food crafted by Stephen Starr Events, a DJ, an exclusive photo booth, and much more! YOU. BETTER. WORK.

First a painter and sculptor, Michael Snow has been intensely involved since 1962 in creating videos, films, slide and audio installations, and photographic and holographic works, as well as public art. Watch our interviews to hear from the artist about how he first started creating photographic works and learn more about some of the pieces in the exhibition “Michael Snow: Photo-Centric”

First a painter and sculptor, Michael Snow has been intensely involved since 1962 in creating videos, films, slide and audio installations, and photographic and holographic works, as well as public art. Watch our interviews to hear from the artist about how he first started creating photographic works and learn more about some of the pieces in the exhibition “Michael Snow: Photo-Centric

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