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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.
Sculpture and Mindfulness Art Talk
Antony Gormley is widely acclaimed for sculptures and installations that engage with bodily sensation and memory. Join the renowned British sculptor as he discusses how Buddhism and the practice of meditation have influenced his art on Sunday, November 24. This lecture is presented in memory of the late Stella Kramrisch, Curator of Indian Art (1954 – 1993), Philadelphia Museum of Art, and is made possible through the generosity of Helen W. Drutt English and H. Peter Stern.

Sculpture and Mindfulness Art Talk

Antony Gormley is widely acclaimed for sculptures and installations that engage with bodily sensation and memory. Join the renowned British sculptor as he discusses how Buddhism and the practice of meditation have influenced his art on Sunday, November 24. 

This lecture is presented in memory of the late Stella Kramrisch, Curator of Indian Art (1954 – 1993), Philadelphia Museum of Art, and is made possible through the generosity of Helen W. Drutt English and H. Peter Stern.