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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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This spring, toile de Jouy fabrics are popular for both home decor and clothing. Many fabric manufacturers and fashion designers, including Ruffian, Carven, and Oscar de la Renta, reinterpreted the scenic pattern for their spring 2013 runway collections. Compare the contemporary toile de Jouy designs with some examples from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s collection. Enjoy!

Image 1: Ruffian, spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Image 2: Printed Textile: "L’abreuvoir" (Two Pieces), c. 1792, made inJouy-en-Josas, France

Image 3: Carven Ready-to-Wear Collection, spring 2013

Image 4: Printed Textile: ”The Tomb of Jean-Jacques Rousseau,” 1778-83, made in Jouy-en-Josas, France

Image 5: Keds for Opening Ceremony, 2011, by Richard Saja

Image 6: Printed and Embroidered Textile: Sideshow!”, 2011, by Richard Saja

Image 7: Oscar de la Renta, fall 2013, New York Fashion Week

Image 8: Printed Textile: “Paul et Virginie,” 1802, made in Jouy-en-Josas, France

Image 9: Wallpaper for Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, New York, 2011, by Dan Funderburgh

Image 10: Printed Textile: “Les Monuments de Paris”, c. 1816-18, made in Jouy-en-Josas, France

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