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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.
You may know Marcel Duchamp, but have you encountered his artistic alias Rrose Sélavy? Duchamp attributed several of his works to Rrose, including the pun-filled Anemic Cinema. Even the name of his alter ego was a play on words since Rrose Sélavy can be interpreted as Eros, c’est la vie (Eros, that’s life).Left: “Marcel Duchamp as Rrose Sélavy," c. 1920-21, Man RayRight: “Anemic Cinema,” 1926, Marcel Duchamp

You may know Marcel Duchamp, but have you encountered his artistic alias Rrose Sélavy? Duchamp attributed several of his works to Rrose, including the pun-filled Anemic Cinema. Even the name of his alter ego was a play on words since Rrose Sélavy can be interpreted as Eros, c’est la vie (Eros, that’s life).

Left: “Marcel Duchamp as Rrose Sélavy," c. 1920-21, Man Ray
Right: “Anemic Cinema,” 1926, Marcel Duchamp

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