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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.
Happy birthday to Constantin Brancusi who was born on this day in 1876! The patriarch of modern sculpture was often at the center of scandal regarding his work. Princess X was removed from the Salon de Indépendants in 1920 on grounds of obscenity and despite being declared a phallus by many, Brancusi insisted the sculpture was a portrayal of a feminine ideal. Visit the Museum to see the largest collection of Brancusi’s sculptures in the United States and decide for yourself.“Princess X,” 1915-16, Constantin Brancusi, © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Happy birthday to Constantin Brancusi who was born on this day in 1876! The patriarch of modern sculpture was often at the center of scandal regarding his work. Princess X was removed from the Salon de Indépendants in 1920 on grounds of obscenity and despite being declared a phallus by many, Brancusi insisted the sculpture was a portrayal of a feminine ideal.

Visit the Museum to see the largest collection of Brancusi’s sculptures in the United States and decide for yourself.

Princess X,” 1915-16, Constantin Brancusi, © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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