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Philadelphia Museum of Art | Our Story

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.

Gilding Diana continues…it may look like our conservators are painting Diana an eye-popping yellow but don’t be fooled! The color of the sculpture – which will not be its final appearance – is due to an intermediate coating of a corrosion inhibitor containing zinc chromate, which makes the surface bright yellow. Learn more about this incredible conservation.

Top: From left to right: Sally Malenka, The John and Chara Haas Conservator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture; Kate Cuffari, Project Conservator in Objects Conservation, and Christina Simms, Graduate Intern in Objects Conservations Bottom: Kate Cuffari, Project Conservator in Objects Conservation and Adam Jenkins; Photo taken by Kathy Foster, The Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Senior Curator of American Art


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