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. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Philadelphia trip simple and quick.
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  • This is an insanely gorgeous art museum. Never has seen one like this before. Easily could spend entire day there. Make sure to set aside a large amount of time if planning to visit here. One of the b...  more »
  • It is a good thing the ticket is for two consecutive days because there is so much to see in the main building, but it also includes the Perelman Building, and Rodin Museum.  more »
  • The museum has a wonderful collection of art. While their website states that the average person spends 2 hours at the museum, if you like art, plan to spend more time. I didn't even have time to visi...  more »
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  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art is outstanding, it is on par with the finest museums in the United States and the world. The collection can easily be on the same level as the Metropolitan Museum in New York and some of the best museums in Europe. The collections include an incredible array of Works including impressionist, Modern Art, Greek, Roman, Asian, photography and in an absolutely outstanding beautiful building. Truly historic buildings and easy to Travel by car or public transportation. Plenty of parking. The gift shops are superb!. Wonderful staff, making sure that guests are happy and enjoy their visit. Live music every Friday evening for no additional cost at their Art After 5 program. They also serve drinks and food while you are listening to the music on the grand steps, for dance as well, inside the museum. The Philadelphia Museum us worth visiting again and again, and right down the road from other museums on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, maybe less than 10 minutes from other attractions within Center City Philadelphia as well. This museum is not to be missed. We visit from New York City about 6 times a year, it is that great.
  • I have mad love for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Although my true love is the Met in NYC, this place still touches my heart. Especially their collection of Cy Twombly paintings. It’s also nice that they offer pay as you want on Wednesday 5p-845p and the first Sunday of each month from 10a-5p. They have a nice assortment of both historic and contemporary art. There are two gift shops that have copies of some of the art works you may love and plenty of books about art and individual artists. It’s a great place to take your family to get some much needed culture to feed your soul. I’m partial to the Wednesday nights not because the cost can be reduced, but because there’s something cool about art after dark.
  • Incredible day in front of the Art Museum steps enjoying the unbelievable Eagles Super Bowl Parade. Thanks to all involved to allow us to have the opportunity to experience this incredible moment in time. Words can't describe the atmosphere this day. Philadelphia fans are the most passionate in the world. I was there and the only police activity was to help one person out of there for a medical situation. The police were enjoying the moment as much as the rest of us and I noticed them smiling and laughing at times. Thank you law enforcement for your presence and understanding of this moment.
  • An inspiring and wide-ranging collection. As with all large world-class museums, you need to take time and not overload yourself during a visit. Approach your visit like a wander through a park, taking in the sights and feelings, rather than as a race, or a job to be done. Take in a few items that speak to you somehow, and let other things go, for another time. I have visited the museum many times, over many years, and yet each time it manages to inspire, and broaden my perspective, through the experience of the centuries of human cultural life that are on display here. After a visit, I can often emerge feeling strangely happy, uplifted, and a bit in awe of our common humanity.
  • I have loved coming here since elementary school. Something about visiting a place that remains the same but has revolving exhibits that have a sense of home with an element of surprise. Whenever I look at the gilded weaponry I feel like I did at 4 on my first class trip. It takes me back to a simpler time. Even when I take my kids it's exciting, inspiring, and I always discover something new.
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