Overlooking one of the nation's most culturally vibrant cities, the Philadelphia Museum of Art welcomes nearly a million visitors each year, encouraging them to embark upon a walk through time that extends across two millennia and six continents.
Whether it's the first visit to the new Perelman Building or the hundredth to the main building, there is always something new to delight, surprise, enlighten, excite, and inspire.
In the main building's sweep of 200 captivating galleries, visitors find many surprises and changing exhibitions. There are striking Renaissance master paintings, elaborately carved stone altarpieces, and 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. Lectures, films, and performances may also be held in the main building, making it easy to expand upon a remarkable range of stimulating visual experiences in engaging ways.
Across from the Museum's main building and behind an exquisitely preserved Art Deco facade is the newly renovated and expanded Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building, the first phase of a major plan to dramatically enhance and modernize the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Visitors from all over the region, across the country, and abroad are at last able to experience the Museum's collections—some of which are being placed on view for the first time—in these extraordinary new gallery spaces, as well as enjoy state-of-the-art visitor amenities, study centers, and educational resources like never before.
Administered by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Rodin Museum, located just a few blocks from the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, houses the largest public collection of works, outside of Paris, by the celebrated late nineteenth-century French sculptor Auguste Rodin. With extraordinary works of art and a spectacular garden, the Museum offers a calm retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.
As visitors approach the front gate, they are greeted by one of Rodin's most famous works, The Thinker, while the powerful Gates of Hell stands at the Museum's entrance. Inside, visitors will discover casts of many of Rodin's best-known sculptures, including The Burghers of Calais and Eternal Springtime, as well as maquettes, drawings, and waxes.
For more information, please visit www.rodinmuseum.org.
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