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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.
Can you guess how old the subject of this painting is? This portrait of Yarrow Mamout, an African American Muslim who won his freedom from slavery, is a rare representation of ethnic and religious diversity in early America. Click to learn more about his incredible story straight from Senior Curator of American Art, Kathleen Foster."Portrait of Yarrow Mamout (Muhammad Yaro)," 1819, Charles Willson Peale 

Can you guess how old the subject of this painting is?

This portrait of Yarrow Mamout, an African American Muslim who won his freedom from slavery, is a rare representation of ethnic and religious diversity in early America. Click to learn more about his incredible story straight from Senior Curator of American Art, Kathleen Foster.

"Portrait of Yarrow Mamout (Muhammad Yaro)," 1819, Charles Willson Peale 

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