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Philadelphia Museum Of Art

Founded in 1876, the Philadelphia Museum of Art showcases more than 2,000 years of human creativity. The collections and special exhibitions present masterpieces of painting, sculpture, decorative arts and architectural settings from Europe, Asia and the Americas. The striking neoclassical building provides an oasis of beauty, and a wealth of activities for visitors of all ages - just minutes from center city Philadelphia.

Permanent Collection

One of the nation’s great artistic and historic resources, the Philadelphia Museum of Art houses more than 225,000 objects spanning the creative achievements of the Western world since the first century A.D. and those of Asia since the third millennium B.C.


Ike Taiga and Tokuyama Gyokuran: Japanese Masters of the Brush
May 1, 2007 - July 22, 2007
This exhibition marks the first time an exhibition in the United States focuses on the eighteenth-century Japanese master of ink painting Ike Taiga (1723–1776) and his wife Tokuyama Gyokuran (1727–1784), with 200 exceptional and rarely seen works of art.

William H. Johnson’s World on Paper
May 19, 2007 - August 12, 2007
This exhibition examines, for the first time, the achievements of African American modernist William H. Johnson (1901–1970)—often considered one of the most inventive artists of his generation—as a graphic artist. Eighty works of art on paper provide an overview of the artist's career both in Europe in the 1930s and in New York in the 1940s.

Forging an American Identity: The Art of William Ranney
June 26, 2007 - August 19, 2007
The first retrospective of nineteenth-century narrative painter William Ranney’s (1813–1857) work to be held in forty years, this exhibition brings together over sixty paintings that significantly contributed to the concept of the American character.

Antonio Mancini and the Vance Jordan Collection
Opens Fall 2007
Marking the first exhibition in the United States devoted exclusively to Antonio Mancini, one of the most prominent Italian painters of the late nineteenth century, this exhibition highlights a unique group of paintings and pastels that recently entered the Museum’s collection as a gift from the estate of the American art collector and dealer Vance N. Jordan. Additional paintings complement and provide context for the Museum’s acquisitions.+ [ Read all ]

Previous Exhibitions

Tesoros/Treasures/Tesouros: The Arts in Latin America, 1492–1820
September 20, 2006 - December 31, 2006
Drawn from public and private collections throughout the Americas and in Europe, Tesoros / Treasures / Tesouros: The Arts in Latin America, 1492–1820 spans the centuries from the arrival of Columbus to the emergence of national independence movements, including spectacular examples of painting, sculpture, feather-work, shell-inlaid furniture, objects in gold and silver, ceramics, and textiles.

Andrew Wyeth: Memory and Magic
March 29, 2006 - July 16, 2006
Andrew Wyeth, one of America’s most recognized and beloved artists, is the subject of a compelling retrospective that takes a fresh look at seven decades of accomplishment. The exhibition includes approximately one hundred tempera paintings, watercolors, and drawings, many from the personal collection of Andrew and Betsy Wyeth.

Salvador Dalí
February 16, 2005 - May 30, 2005
This exhibition considers all aspects of the artist's long and controversial career. Over 200 works of art are on view, many of which are being shown in the United States for the first time.

African Art, African Voices: Long Steps Never Broke a Back
October 2, 2004 - January 2, 2005
The exhibition includes approximately 130 objects, including sculpture, masks, textiles, jewelry, photographs, film, and contemporary art.

Manet and the Sea
February 15, 2004 - May 31, 2004
The exhibition includes approximately one hundred objects—paintings, watercolors, and drawings—from sixty public and private collections in the United States and abroad.

"Shocking!" The Art and Fashion of Elsa ...+ [ Read all ]

Forthcoming exhibitions

Renoir Landscapes
October 4, 2007 - January 6, 2008
This exhibition is the first to explore the inventiveness and importance of landscapes during the first 30 years of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's (1841–1919) career. Approximately 70 paintings reveal the subtlety of touch, vaporous effects, and lush, full-blown color that mark the painter as one of the most audacious and original landscape artists of his age.


Adults: $12
Seniors (ages 62 & over): $9
Students (with valid ID): $8

ages 13–18: $8
ages 12 & under: Free

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Opening hours

Tuesday through Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday evenings: until 8:45 p.m.
Closed Mondays and legal holidays

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The Division of Education of the Philadelphia Museum of Art relates, through interpretation, the Museum’s collections and its commitment to their preservation, study and display, to the needs and interests of a diverse audience. The department has developed nationally and internationally recognized programs for children, families, teachers, adult learners, and special audiences alike.

For more information, please contact Education at 215-684-7580, or by fax at (215) 236-4063, or by e-mail at


The Group Sales Department can help you create the perfect program for your group, whether it's a one-hour highlights tour or a full-day Museum experience. Choose from a variety of tours available exploring both the special exhibitions and the spectacular permanent collections. Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by the Museum Restaurant, then maybe take an afternoon tour of the Rodin Museum or Fairmount Park Houses. Whatever you arrange, it will be an unforgettable day of discovery for everyone in your group.

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