AAA Editor Notes
Philadelphia Museum of Art, end of Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. at 26th St., in Fairmount Park, ranks among the largest art museums in the United States. Founded in 1876, the museum's collections offer a full range of both fine and decorative arts from Asia, Europe and the United States. Spanning more than 2,000 years, the museum is home to more than 227,000 objects, including masterpieces of painting, sculpture, works on paper, arms and armor, costumes and textiles.
Included are works by Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse and Joan Miró as well as those by modern artists. The American collections survey three centuries of paintings, furniture and decorative arts with an emphasis on Philadelphia's traditions. Special programs for children and families, lectures, concerts and films also are presented.
Special exhibits for 2016 include "International Pop," running from Feb. 24-May 15 and "Embracing the Contemporary," from June 28-Sept. 5.
Note: Sign-language interpreted tours can be arranged with advanced notice.
Guided tours are available. Food is available.