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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.
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More Art Monday: A Philadelphia Education (Abstraction and Design)
 
You may know that Thomas Eakins, Mary Cassatt, and the group known as “The Eight” trained at Philadelphia institutions but what about these other artists? Brought to you by ART 24/7
 
Image 1: Charles Sheeler, Pertaining to Yachts and Yachting, 1922
Attended Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Art (now the University of the Arts, from 1900 to 1903, and then the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
Image 2: Edna Andrade, Black Cisoide, 1971
Attended Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a BFA.
Image 3: Wharton Esherick Fireplace and Doorway, 1936
Studied painting at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Arts (now the University of the Arts) and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Image 4: Barbara Chase-Riboud, Malcom X #3, 1969
Attended Fleisher Art Memorial as a child, continued her training at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art (now the University of the Arts), and went on to receive a BFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University.
Image 5: Violet Oakley, Study for “Divine Law”,1917
Attended Drexel Institute of Art (now Drexel University)

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