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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.
In late 1804 Napoleon forced Pope Pius VII to travel to Paris in order to preside over his coronation. This double portrait by Jacques-Louis David (born on this date in 1748) shows the Pope, his hand raised in blessing, with the French papal legate Cardinal Caprara at his side.Do these figures and their poses look familiar to you? Find out more HERE
“Portrait of Pope Pius VII and Cardinal Caprara,” c. 1805, by Jacques-Louis David

In late 1804 Napoleon forced Pope Pius VII to travel to Paris in order to preside over his coronation. This double portrait by Jacques-Louis David (born on this date in 1748) shows the Pope, his hand raised in blessing, with the French papal legate Cardinal Caprara at his side.

Do these figures and their poses look familiar to you? Find out more HERE


“Portrait of Pope Pius VII and Cardinal Caprara,” c. 1805, by Jacques-Louis David

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