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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.
“It’s all about the art,” said Frank Gehry about his master plan for the Museum. In the exhibition, “Making a Classic Modern: Frank Gehry’s Master Plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art,” you can see how Gehry plans to add more than 78,000 square feet of gallery space to display more works of art like this chair. What’s your favorite piece in the collection? Comment or post a photo.”Vermelha (Red)” Chair, 1993, designed by Fernando and Humberto Campana, made by Edra s.p.A.

“It’s all about the art,” said Frank Gehry about his master plan for the Museum. In the exhibition, “Making a Classic Modern: Frank Gehry’s Master Plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art,” you can see how Gehry plans to add more than 78,000 square feet of gallery space to display more works of art like this chair. What’s your favorite piece in the collection? Comment or post a photo.

Vermelha (Red)” Chair, 1993, designed by Fernando and Humberto Campana, made by Edra s.p.A.

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