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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.
PMA Connections: Art Handling HeistArt handling took on a new meaning when “Nude Reclining by the Sea” by Gustave Courbet was confiscated by the Nazis from a French private collection in 1941 and found its way into Herman Göring’s personal collection of looted works of art. The painting was recovered by the Allied task force the Monuments Men and returned to the hands of its rightful owner. Discover more about WWII era provenance.Don’t miss Monuments Men in theaters, or this reclaimedtreasure on view in our galleries!“Nude Reclining by the Sea,” 1868, by Gustave Courbet(Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Louis E. Stern Collection, 1963-181-20)

PMA Connections: Art Handling Heist

Art handling took on a new meaning when “Nude Reclining by the Sea” by Gustave Courbet was confiscated by the Nazis from a French private collection in 1941 and found its way into Herman Göring’s personal collection of looted works of art. The painting was recovered by the Allied task force the Monuments Men and returned to the hands of its rightful owner. Discover more about WWII era provenance.

Don’t miss Monuments Men in theaters, or this reclaimed
treasure on view in our galleries!

Nude Reclining by the Sea,” 1868, by Gustave Courbet
(Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Louis E. Stern Collection, 1963-181-20)

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