Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

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The third largest museum in the country, Philadelphia Museum of Art holds a collection of more than 220,000 pieces, including masterpieces by Picasso, Dali, El Greco, Rubens, van Gogh, and Renoir. With an exterior familiar to most from the "Rocky" movies, the museum preserves the creative accomplishments of the entire world, containing over 200 galleries and spanning nearly 2,000 years of art history. The museum holds important artworks from Asia, notably a collection of Persian and Turkish carpets, as well as recreations of a Chinese palace hall, Japanese teahouse, and Indian temple. The European collection encompasses works from the Middle Ages to the present day, while the American galleries survey three centuries of painting, sculpture, and decorative arts. Ease your exploration of the massive galleries by joining a guided tour of the exhibits. Using our world travel planner, Philadelphia attractions like Philadelphia Museum of Art can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Visited on Sunday morning with timed tickets with 9-11 year olds and some friends who were visiting in town. Museum staff were very nice and helpful. Great art on display. The timed tickets helped to....  more »
  • Lots of impressionists and more. It is a must see in Philly. You need about three hours to do it justice.  more »
  • Unfortunately the museum wasn't open when we were there, but we did get to climb the "Rocky steps" We got there early on our last day in Philadelphia, couldn't see the museum, but it was an...  more »
  • Absolutely gorgeous. It took us about five hours to go through all of it. I really enjoyed the surrealist Salvador Dali's painting, I wish they had more by him. I believe they had a very nice assortment of artwork over all of the various time periods. Definitely up there with one of the nicest art museums I've been to. Highly recommended!
  • Very large was absolutely stunning. Took almost half the day to just explore a good portion of the museum. There were plenty of exhibits that would be pleasing to look at and had great deals for students. Definitely not a place you can just go for two hours as you’ll need the time to fully take in all of the exhibits. Was very clean and beautiful.
  • This could possibly be one of the most beautiful and cleanest art museums ever. The exhibits are extraordinary and so well maintained. I spent pretty much the whole day here because there is just so much to see. I will definitely come back again in the future.
  • Amazing place to go for outing with your friends and family. I was shocked to see their collection of art and historical stuff. The atmosphere was positive and joyful. Also the part of this place was music shows and good arrangements for children and aged peoples.
  • So my very first time at this Museum was incredible. I Performed there!! It was probably the most memorable moment for me thus far. The art is BEAUTIFUL and the staff are very friendly!! The out come of people each so was amazing!! I can't to come back and do this again! THANK YOU 🤗🤩

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