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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.
#THROWBACKTHURSDAY: “70 Sculptors,” May 14, 1949, by Herbert Gehr This image by Life photographer Herbert Gehr features seventy sculptors in the Museum’s Great Stair Hall at the opening of the Third Sculpture International, organized by the Fairmount Park Art Association (now the Association for Public Art). Can you find Alexander Calder? Want to document your place in the Philadelphia art scene? Gather with other artists on the Museum’s east steps this Sunday at 2:00 p.m. for Picture Day, part of Citywide: A Collective Exhibition.

#THROWBACKTHURSDAY: “70 Sculptors,” May 14, 1949, by Herbert Gehr

This image by Life photographer Herbert Gehr features seventy sculptors in the Museum’s Great Stair Hall at the opening of the Third Sculpture International, organized by the Fairmount Park Art Association (now the Association for Public Art). Can you find Alexander Calder?

Want to document your place in the Philadelphia art scene? Gather with other artists on the Museum’s east steps this Sunday at 2:00 p.m. for Picture Day, part of Citywide: A Collective Exhibition.

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