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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.
Forget Throwback Thursday—today is Maundy Thursday, which commemorates the final meal Jesus shared with his apostles in Jerusalem prior to his crucifixion. One of the most represented biblical events in art history, the Last Supper is the scene in which Jesus predicts his betrayal and Peter’s denial, and is also the scriptural source for the Eucharist, or Holy Communion.See other versions of the Last Supper in our collection.“The Last Supper,“1578, by Cornelis Cort (after Livio Agresti)

Forget Throwback Thursday—today is Maundy Thursday, which commemorates the final meal Jesus shared with his apostles in Jerusalem prior to his crucifixion. One of the most represented biblical events in art history, the Last Supper is the scene in which Jesus predicts his betrayal and Peter’s denial, and is also the scriptural source for the Eucharist, or Holy Communion.

See other versions of the Last Supper in our collection.

The Last Supper,“1578, by Cornelis Cort (after Livio Agresti)

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