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Philadelphia Museum of Art | Our Story

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.

More Art Monday: Collection Travelogue

Some of the works in our collection have accrued impressive mileage while traveling to exhibitions in other museums. Check them out in this travelogue. Brought to you by ART 24/7

Image 1: "Lute Player", c. 1620, Theodor Rombouts, Flemish
Now on view at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Distance: 214 miles

Image 2: "Face Vessel", c. 1860-70, Attributed to Thomas J. Davies Pottery
Now on view at The Georgia Museum of Art
Distance: 728 miles

Image 3: "Christ Healing a Lunatic and Judas Receiving Thirty Pieces of Silver", c. 1425-26, Francesco d’Antonio, Italian
Now on view at Palazzo Strozzi
Distance: 4,246 miles

Image 4: "Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War)", 1936, Salvador Dalí, Spanish
Now on view at Museo Reina Sofía
Distance: 3,665 miles

Image 5:
"Fountain", 1950 (replica of 1917 original), Marcel Duchamp, American (born France), © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Estate of Marcel Duchamp
Now on view at Barbican Centre
Distance: 3,546 miles

Image 6:
"Wounded Soldier", 1914, Marc Chagall, French, © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Now on view at Musée du Luxembourg Paris (official)
Distance: 3,711 miles

Image 7: "Ewer: Scene from the Triumph of Scipio", 1875, Decoration designed and executed by Thomas John Bott, Jr., English
Now on view at The New Orleans Museum of Art
Distance: 1,089 miles

Image 8: "Woman with a Pearl Necklace in a Loge", 1879, Mary Stevenson Cassatt, American
Now on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Distance: 104 miles

Image 9:
"Man with a Lamb", 1943-44, Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, Spanish
© Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Now on view at Museo Guggenheim Bilbao

Distance: 3,624 miles

Image 10: "Tomb in Three Parts", 1923, Paul Klee, Swiss
Now on view at Fundación Juan March
Distance: 3,665 miles


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