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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: Good-bye, Game of Thrones

With the season finale of “Game of Thrones” approaching, our staff’s many fans devote today’s More Art Monday to gory gear and decorative pieces inspired by the realm of Westeros and Essos. Brought to you by ART 24/7:

Image 1“Chicken Bone Throne,” Date unknown. Eugene Von Bruenchenhein. © Estate of Eugene Von Bruenchenhein

Image 2:Portions of an Armor of Maximilian I of Austria, for use in the German joust of peace (Gestech),” c. 1494. Armor made by Lorenz Helmschmid, German (active Augsburg)

Image 3:Cuirass (Torso Defense),” c. 1580. German. Made for Prince Nikolaus Christoph Radziwill, 1548 - 1616, or his cousin Prince Christoph Nikolaus Radziwill I, 1543 - 1603.

Image 4: Tuck (Panzerstecher),” c. 1500-1525. German or Austrian

Image 5:Crossbow,” c. 1470 - 1500. Austrian

Image 6: Anvil,” 1500-1600. German

Image 7:Visored Sallet,” c. 1510. Attributed to the armorer Hans Maystetter, active Innsbruck and Graz, recorded 1508 to 1533. 

Image 8: Coin Necklace,” 19th century. Turkish

Image 9: Arm Reliquary of Saint Babylas,” 1467. German

Image 10: Clearing Winter Storm,” Yosemite National Park.” Ansel Adams, American, 1902 - 1984.

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