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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.

More Art Monday: Collection Travelogue

Some of the works in our collection have accrued impressive mileage while traveling to exhibitions in other museums both near and far. Which ones have you visited? Brought to you by ART 24/7:

Image 1: "Black Kites," Gabriel Orozco, 1997. © Gabriel Orozco.
Location: Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
On view: 2/15/14 – 5/4/14
Distance: 4,010.86 miles

Image 2: "Portrait of E. Vestell’s Left Eye," Artist/maker unknown, English. c. 1800-1810.
Location: Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ
On view: 1/25/14 – 7/13/14
Distance: Distance: 52.7 miles

Image 3: "The Six Elements," by Rene Magritte, 1929. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Location: Menil Collection, Houston, TX
On view: 2/13/14 – 6/1/14.
Distance: 1,341.39 miles

Image 4: "The Bucintoro at the Molo on Ascension Day," by
Canaletto, c.1745.
Location: Portland Art Museum, Oregon
On view: 2/12/14 – 5/11/14
Distance: 2,408 miles

Image 5: "Dish- Scene from Romance of the Western Chamber," Artist/maker unknown, Chinese. Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
Location: David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, Chicago
On view: 2/13/14 – 6/8/14
Distance: 664.44 miles

Image 6: "Untitled (Male Mannequin Heads)," by Umbo, c. 1928 (negative); 1980 (print). © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst
Location: Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
On view: 2/27/14 – 6/8/14
Distance: 382.73 miles

Image 7: "Self-Portrait with Palette," by Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, 1906. © Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Location: Fundacion MAPFRE, Madrid, Spain
On view: 2/10/14 – 5/11/14
Distance: 3,664.63 miles

Image 8: "Livorno, Italy," by Henri Cartier-Bresson, c. 1933.
Location: Centre George Pompidou, Musee National d’Art Moderne, Paris
On view: 2/12/14 – 6/9/14
Distance: 3,711.54 miles

Image 9: "Large Seated Nude," by Henri Matisse, 1922-29.
© Succession H. Matisse, Paris / Artists Rights Society (RS), New York
ocation: Palazzo dei Diamante, Ferrara, Italy
On view: 2/22/14 - 6/15/14
Distance: 4,226.33 miles

Image 10: "Untitled (Multiple-exposure Nude)," Man Ray, 1930. © Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Location: Museum Boijimans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
On view: 2/8/14 – 5/25/14
Distance: 3,721.96 miles


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