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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.
Image: Composition by Piet Mondrian, 1936.
Happy Birthday to Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, born on this day in 1872. Come celebrate Mondrian’s birthday with a visit to Gallery 188, which is home to several paintings by the artist.Mondrian passionately believed in art as the expression of pure and universal form. The liberation of color and line from the duties of naturalistic representation, he insisted, allowed for the fullest and most direct demonstration of art’s essence. The best defense for Mondrian’s theories is his own achievement as a painter. Relying on starkly limited means, his paintings are individually captivating; collectively, they tell a story with dramatic twists and turns.

Image: Composition by Piet Mondrian, 1936.

Happy Birthday to Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, born on this day in 1872. Come celebrate Mondrian’s birthday with a visit to Gallery 188, which is home to several paintings by the artist.

Mondrian passionately believed in art as the expression of pure and universal form. The liberation of color and line from the duties of naturalistic representation, he insisted, allowed for the fullest and most direct demonstration of art’s essence. The best defense for Mondrian’s theories is his own achievement as a painter. Relying on starkly limited means, his paintings are individually captivating; collectively, they tell a story with dramatic twists and turns.

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