Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Art Museum covers 10 acres and houses more than 300,000 works spanning 2,000 years


Famous east steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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West entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Like Philadelphia’s own Parthenon, the Philadelphia Museum of Art sits majestically on a rise at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The vast collections of this temple of art make it the third-largest art museum in the country, and an absolute must-see on the city’s cultural circuit.

View striking Renaissance master paintings, elaborately carved stone altarpieces along with entire period rooms and architectural settings from around the world.

The American collections range from fine examples of revolutionary-period furniture to the paintings of Winslow Homer and Thomas Eakins. From the world-renowned collections of French Impressionism, visitors enter the striking suite of galleries dedicated to modern and contemporary art.

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featured artwork

Portrait of Camille Roulin
Portrait of Madame Augustine Roulin and Baby Marcelle
The Large Bathers by Paul Cézanne at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The Japanese Footbridge and the Water Lily Pool
River with Stone Bridge
Altarpiece with Scenes of the Passion
Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh
Giant 3-Way Plug at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Portrait of Yarrow Mamout