Philadelphia Museum of Art


26th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway


Is This Your Business?

As one of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art invites visitors from around the world to explore its renowned collections, acclaimed special exhibitions, and enriching programs, both in person and online.
Showcasing more than 2,000 years of exceptional human creativity, the collections and special exhibitions of the Philadelphia Museum of Art present masterpieces of painting, sculpture, decorative arts and architectural settings from Europe, Asia and the Americas. The striking neoclassical building, housing more than 200 galleries across an expanse of 600,000 square feet, is an oasis of beauty and enriching activities—including family programs, lectures, concerts and films.
Founded in 1876, the Museum is unique among American museums in its integrated presentation of painting, sculpture, craft and design. Comprising some 300,000 objects, its permanent collections are among the most extensive and distinguished in the United States. Highlights include the galleries of East Asian art, with objects dating to the third millenium B.C. to the present, including furniture, ceramics, metalwork, sculpture, and paintings, as well as a Japanese ceremonial teahouse, a Chinese palace hall, and a celebrated collection of oriental carpets. The spectacular galleries of European art feature sculpture, stained glass, a 13 th-century French cloister, masterpieces of Renaissance painting, a suite of 18 th-century interiors, and a superb collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, including celebrated masterpieces such as Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and Cézanne’s Large Bathers. Refined furniture and silver by early Philadelphia craftsmen, extensive holdings of Pennsylvania German arts, and the most important collection of works by the great 19 th-century Philadelphia artist, Thomas Eakins, are featured in the American Wing. Art of the 20 th century can be traced from the early innovations of Picasso, Braque, Matisse, Brancusi and Duchamp, to spectacular examples of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Color-Field painting, and contemporary work in an astonishing array of mediums.

Museum Hours

Tuesday through Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday evenings: until 8:45 p.m.

Mondays and Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and the 4th of July.

General Admission

Members: Free at all times
Adults: $12
Seniors (ages 62 & over): $9
Students (with valid ID): $8

Children (excluding groups)
ages 13–18: $8
ages 12 & under: Free

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