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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.
Throw(WAY)back Thursday. This 1926 photograph shows the construction of the iconic East Entrance portico “taking shape within scaffolding and beneath the boom of a steam-powered crane.” History buff? Find out a ton more online.

Throw(WAY)back Thursday. This 1926 photograph shows the construction of the iconic East Entrance portico “taking shape within scaffolding and beneath the boom of a steam-powered crane.” History buff? Find out a ton more online.

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    Great picture of some heavy duty fixing!
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    WowZa. Love the idea of the PMA under construction.
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    Throw(WAY)back Thursday ! philamuseum construction (circa 1926).
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    Obsessed with construction ♡