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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.
The National Park Service (NPS) was established on this day, August 25, in 1916.That same year Ansel Adams received a camera from his parents during a summer vacation in Yosemite National Park. So began his lifelong romance with national parks and photography.Half Dome, Merced River, Winter, Yosemite National Park, by Ansel Adams c.1938 (negative); 1976-77 (print) © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust 

The National Park Service (NPS) was established on this day, August 25, in 1916.

That same year Ansel Adams received a camera from his parents during a summer vacation in Yosemite National Park. So began his lifelong romance with national parks and photography.

Half Dome, Merced River, Winter, Yosemite National Park, by Ansel Adams c.1938 (negative); 1976-77 (print) © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust 

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    ^^ s/o to you and them for providing one of the highlights of my summer
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    aw happy belated NPS…
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    Ansel Adams. cool fact!
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