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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.
Looks like someone is crashing the quilting bee!
In Faith Ringgold’s 1996 lithograph “The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles,” we see nine significant  African American women (lower left to right): Ringgold’s fictional heroine Willia Marie Simone, Madam Walker, Sojourner Truth, Ida Wells, Fannie Lou Hammer,  Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Ella Baker.
Off to the right is a red-bearded man bearing a bouquet of his own sunflowers…

Looks like someone is crashing the quilting bee!

In Faith Ringgold’s 1996 lithograph “The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles,” we see nine significant African American women (lower left to right): Ringgold’s fictional heroine Willia Marie Simone, Madam Walker, Sojourner Truth, Ida Wells, Fannie Lou Hammer, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Ella Baker.

Off to the right is a red-bearded man bearing a bouquet of his own sunflowers…

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