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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.
This 1973 photo by Joseph Crachiola has gone viral on the Internet. Why do you think it has become so popular?"This particular photograph has reaffirmed for me the power of the still image. Even before I became a professional, I was intrigued by the power of the still image and its ability to make people think. I was captivated by the idea that if I could cause even one person to see things from a different perspective then I might also be able to make the world a better place in some small way. It’s good to know that even in this day and age, when we are bombarded by imagery from every direction, that one photograph can matter to someone.""I doubt if I’ll ever make another photograph as good as this one, but this one image has given me reason enough to keep trying."—Joseph Crachiola via NPR ”Cherry Street, Mt. Clemens, Michigan. July 31, 1973,” by Joseph Crachiola. © Joseph Crachiola. Courtesy of The Macomb Daily

This 1973 photo by Joseph Crachiola has gone viral on the Internet. Why do you think it has become so popular?

"This particular photograph has reaffirmed for me the power of the still image. Even before I became a professional, I was intrigued by the power of the still image and its ability to make people think. I was captivated by the idea that if I could cause even one person to see things from a different perspective then I might also be able to make the world a better place in some small way. It’s good to know that even in this day and age, when we are bombarded by imagery from every direction, that one photograph can matter to someone."

"I doubt if I’ll ever make another photograph as good as this one, but this one image has given me reason enough to keep trying."—Joseph Crachiola via NPR

 ”Cherry Street, Mt. Clemens, Michigan. July 31, 1973,” by Joseph Crachiola. © Joseph Crachiola. Courtesy of The Macomb Daily

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