Previous SlideNext Slide

Welcome

Rodin Museum

Perelman Building

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.
Happy birthday to Gustav Klimt, born on this day in 1862. 
Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see Klimt’s “Frauenbildnis (Portrait of a Woman)” in Gallery 158, on loan to the Museum from The Lewis Collection. Klimt began this piece in 1917 but it was discovered unfinished in the artist’s studio after his death in February 1918—you’ll notice this work is sketchier than most of Klimt’s densely decorated canvases. It is thought to be his third work to portray Maria (“Ria”) Munk, the daughter of Alexander and Aranka Pulitzer Munk, who had shot herself in 1911 at the age of 24, in despair over a lover.
"Frauenbildnis (Portrait of a Woman)", 1917, Gustav Klimt

Happy birthday to Gustav Klimt, born on this day in 1862.

Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see Klimt’s “Frauenbildnis (Portrait of a Woman)” in Gallery 158, on loan to the Museum from The Lewis Collection. Klimt began this piece in 1917 but it was discovered unfinished in the artist’s studio after his death in February 1918—you’ll notice this work is sketchier than most of Klimt’s densely decorated canvases. It is thought to be his third work to portray Maria (“Ria”) Munk, the daughter of Alexander and Aranka Pulitzer Munk, who had shot herself in 1911 at the age of 24, in despair over a lover.

"Frauenbildnis (Portrait of a Woman)", 1917, Gustav Klimt

Notes

  1. kawaii-bear reblogged this from not-so-girly-girl
  2. l0stindirecti0ns reblogged this from grungeness-insanity
  3. fayeblue reblogged this from grungeness-insanity
  4. grungeness-insanity reblogged this from philamuseum
  5. rosesandpie reblogged this from lonely-cactus
  6. lonely-cactus reblogged this from lonely-cactus
  7. newnewfairy reblogged this from 00wh0amiwh0ami
  8. toritimpany reblogged this from philamuseum
  9. underseagalaxy reblogged this from paxxxy
  10. theredshoes reblogged this from philamuseum
  11. sadlibra reblogged this from obeism
  12. obeism reblogged this from uv-ray
  13. jepaulamach reblogged this from offendingshadows
  14. nvmu reblogged this from dives-and-divas
  15. odbormio reblogged this from dives-and-divas
  16. offendingshadows reblogged this from notwiselybuttoowell
  17. notwiselybuttoowell reblogged this from dives-and-divas
  18. laantlers reblogged this from dives-and-divas
  19. dives-and-divas reblogged this from philamuseum
  20. malis-boho-eye reblogged this from r--e-d
  21. mellowfollydreamthere reblogged this from r--e-d
  22. psychedelicjulia reblogged this from jocawho
  23. jocawho reblogged this from r--e-d
  24. einfachnurkunst reblogged this from r--e-d
  25. r--e-d reblogged this from thesekitestrings
  26. roseegod reblogged this from inglouriousbitch
  27. entrecanteiros reblogged this from uv-ray
  28. medeulla reblogged this from uv-ray
  29. uv-ray reblogged this from onceagarden
  30. arkward reblogged this from philamuseum
  31. barbaranovak reblogged this from philamuseum
  32. rhymewithmocha reblogged this from artfem
  33. chinbeard reblogged this from philamuseum
  34. anemiia reblogged this from sailormean