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Philadelphia Museum of Art | Our Story

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: May, the Month of the Blessed Virgin Mary   

For ages, artists have sought to capture and honor the Virgin Mary through all types of mediums. Here are some of our absolute favorites from our collection.

Blessing the Melon (The Indians Bring the Harvest to Christian Mary for Her Blessing),” c. 1918, Marsden Hartley

Virgin and Child,” c. 1500, Workshop of Andrea Della Robbia

The Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, with Saints Francis of Assisi and Anthony of Padua,” 18th Century, Follower of Diego Quispe Tito

The Annunciation,” 1898, Henry Ossawa Tanner

The Divine Shepherdess,” Late 18th Century, José Campeche y Jordán

Virgin and Angels Adoring the Christ Child,” c. 1460-70s, Luca Della Robbia


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