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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 Mary Cassatt (1844–1926). Though her family objected to her becoming a professional artist, Cassatt began studying painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts at the age of 15. She traveled to France for additional artistic training and remained there for the rest of her life. In Paris she took up the radical stylistic innovations of the Impressionists, becoming the only American invited to join their ranks. “A Woman and Girl Driving,” portrays the artist’s sister Lydia Cassatt with a young niece of her good friend and artistic adviser Edgar Degas.“A Woman and a Girl Driving,” 1881, by Mary Cassatt

Happy birthday to Mary Cassatt (1844–1926). Though her family objected to her becoming a professional artist, Cassatt began studying painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts at the age of 15. She traveled to France for additional artistic training and remained there for the rest of her life. In Paris she took up the radical stylistic innovations of the Impressionists, becoming the only American invited to join their ranks.

“A Woman and Girl Driving,” portrays the artist’s sister Lydia Cassatt with a young niece of her good friend and artistic adviser Edgar Degas.

A Woman and a Girl Driving,” 1881, by Mary Cassatt

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