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Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Art Museum

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is an art museum which was initially chartered in 1876 for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The main museum building was completed in 1928 on a hill located at the northwest end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The museum’s collection containing over 240,000 objects with significant holdings of European, American and Asian Art. The artwork in the collection includes sculpture, paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, armour, and decorative arts.

Highlights of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

  • Name:                 Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • City:                    Philadelphia
  • Country:             United States
  • Established:        1876
  • Type:                   Art Museum
  • Collection Size:   240,000
  • Locations:           2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, United States

Your Visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art administers several annexes including:

  • the Rodin Museum,
  • the Perelman Building
  • the historic colonial-era houses of Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove located in Fairmount Park.

Exhibitions are held in the museum every year, including touring exhibitions arranged with other museums in the United States and abroad. The museum is also one of the largest art museums in the world based on gallery space.

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