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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.
Happy birthday to Giorgio de Chirico, born on this date in 1888. Best known for the moody, enigmatic paintings of his metaphysical period (1909–19), the Greek-born Italian artist devoted many canvases to the myth of Ariadne, daughter of King Minos of Crete and keeper of the labyrinth, shown here as a reclining marble figure in a piazza dominated by arched portals and slanting shadows. “The Soothsayer’s Recompense” (1913), © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome http://ow.ly/mLhnm 

Happy birthday to Giorgio de Chirico, born on this date in 1888. Best known for the moody, enigmatic paintings of his metaphysical period (1909–19), the Greek-born Italian artist devoted many canvases to the myth of Ariadne, daughter of King Minos of Crete and keeper of the labyrinth, shown here as a reclining marble figure in a piazza dominated by arched portals and slanting shadows. 

The Soothsayer’s Recompense” (1913), © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome http://ow.ly/mLhnm 

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    I got excited when I saw this because this artist has interested me ever since I did some research for a school project...
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    July 10 //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giorgio_de_Chirico
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