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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.
Happy birthday, Man Ray! What better image to highlight on this day than his artwork “Cadeau (Gift).” This iconoclastic object exemplifies Man Ray’s emphasis on the juxtaposition of two completely unrelated elements in his assemblages, which he explained were “designed to amuse, annoy, bewilder, mystify, inspire reflection, but not to arouse admiration for any technical excellence usually sought or valued in objects classified as works of art.”More about Man Ray and his enigmatic art.“Cadeau (Gift),” 1963 (replica of lost 1921 original), by Man Ray © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 

Happy birthday, Man Ray! What better image to highlight on this day than his artwork “Cadeau (Gift).” This iconoclastic object exemplifies Man Ray’s emphasis on the juxtaposition of two completely unrelated elements in his assemblages, which he explained were “designed to amuse, annoy, bewilder, mystify, inspire reflection, but not to arouse admiration for any technical excellence usually sought or valued in objects classified as works of art.”

More about Man Ray and his enigmatic art.

“Cadeau (Gift),” 1963 (replica of lost 1921 original), by Man Ray © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 

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