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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.
Wednesday, September 11: Artist, poet, and Philadelphia native Barbara Chase-Riboud discusses her art and poetry with curator Carlos Basualdo. Free tickets required.Offered in conjunction with the exhibition “Barbara Chase-Riboud: The ‘Malcolm X’ Steles," which focuses on five sculptures from the artist’s "Malcolm X" series as well as related sculptures and drawings. 
Shown here: The artist with “Malcolm X #3” at the exhibition “Barbara Chase-Riboud: Four Monuments to Malcolm X” at the Bertha Schaefer Gallery, New York, in February 1970. Courtesy of the artist.

Wednesday, September 11: Artist, poet, and Philadelphia native Barbara Chase-Riboud discusses her art and poetry with curator Carlos Basualdo. Free tickets required.

Offered in conjunction with the exhibition “Barbara Chase-Riboud: The ‘Malcolm X’ Steles," which focuses on five sculptures from the artist’s "Malcolm X" series as well as related sculptures and drawings. 

Shown here: The artist with “Malcolm X #3” at the exhibition “Barbara Chase-Riboud: Four Monuments to Malcolm X” at the Bertha Schaefer Gallery, New York, in February 1970. Courtesy of the artist.

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    How did I miss this???
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    i think im in love with her. even her speech pattern is exquisite. im so upset with myself for missing the exhibition....
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