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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.

“Great and Mighty” artist of the day: Sister Gertrude Morgan (1900–1980) heard a voice one day telling her that she was a “chosen vessel of God” and should dedicate her life to ministry. She left her home in Alabama and made her way to New Orleans, where she became a street preacher, gospel singer, and prolific artist, creating hundreds of radiant works on paper as part of her gospel mission. Seven of her pieces are on view in the exhibition “Great and Mighty Things.” For more on Morgan and the 26 other artists in the show, visit http://bit.ly/YzG3eO

“New Jerusalem High Way,” date unknown (The Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection)

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