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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 to Jean-François Millet. Known for his realistic portrayals of French peasants, Millet produced this painting at the very end of his life and based the scene on stories from his childhood that told of great flights of wild pigeons. While this scene is gorgeous, it doesn’t end very well for the pigeons. Learn more: “Bird’s-Nesters,” 1874, by Jean-François Millet

Happy birthday to Jean-François Millet. Known for his realistic portrayals of French peasants, Millet produced this painting at the very end of his life and based the scene on stories from his childhood that told of great flights of wild pigeons. While this scene is gorgeous, it doesn’t end very well for the pigeons.

Learn more: 

“Bird’s-Nesters,” 1874, by Jean-François Millet

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