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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.
Sculptor Jacques Lipchitz was born on this day in Lithuania in 1891. Though renowned for his Cubist forms, his subject evolved as he sought to respond to world events, particularly the rise and spread of Fascism.Lipchitz had a longstanding connection with Philadelphia, where his work can be seen inside and outside the Museum (like this sculpture near the east entrance), opposite City Hall, and along the Schuylkill River. Learn more about this work and see his more than 25 works at the Museum.Prometheus Strangling the Vulture, begun 1943, cast 1952–53, by Jacques Lipchitz.

Sculptor Jacques Lipchitz was born on this day in Lithuania in 1891. Though renowned for his Cubist forms, his subject evolved as he sought to respond to world events, particularly the rise and spread of Fascism.

Lipchitz had a longstanding connection with Philadelphia, where his work can be seen inside and outside the Museum (like this sculpture near the east entrance), opposite City Hall, and along the Schuylkill River. Learn more about this work and see his more than 25 works at the Museum.

Prometheus Strangling the Vulture, begun 1943, cast 1952–53, by Jacques Lipchitz.

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    Prometheus Strangling the Vulture, by Jacques Lipchitz. I would say Prometheus has every reason to hold a grudge.
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