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“There is so much to see for everybody!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art
26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
215-763-8100
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Ranked #1 of 284 attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Art Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: An impressive collection of European art housed in a stately, neoclassical building.
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Fairfax County, Virginia
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“There is so much to see for everybody!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Why should you go ????????? The Water Works near by, do not miss it. In the museum, the swords, rose garden, the steps, Rocky, the view. This place is for children and adults. I think it is free on Sunday. I grew up in Philly and went once a year in the summer. My husband also went as a child. When we are back in Philly in the summer this is our first place to visit.

Visited August 2012
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“Keep on going beyond the steps.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The steps up to the museum are the ones that Rocky ran up. If you keep going and head in (and pay $20 or so) you get to see some serious amount of paintings. Even if only a fraction of them interest you, there's still plenty for everyone.

A huge stack of impressionists and a whole heap of barking mad modern art from Marcel Duchamp onwards.

Visited May 2013
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“amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

loved it all - came for special exhibit and stay for the rest of the museum. great tour guides, too.

Visited May 2013
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“Excellent museum. Go out of your way to see it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is one of my favorites on the east cost. You can spend a week here and just enjoy everything about it. One of the first to bring entire architectural rooms into the museum. Fantastic. I have been here many times and every time is exciting. Go see it!

Visited May 2013
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“A real treat -- a tour of the American art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

A group of about 35 members of the Directors Circle of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum were treated to a lecture/tour of the American art installations at the Philadelphia Museum of Art led by Kathy Foster who is the Robert McNeil curator of American art. We saw the influence of Charles Wilson Peale and his remarkable family of painters upon the museum's collection as well as the wonderful examples of Philadelphia furniture attractively displayed in the vicinity of the portraits that illustrated the type of individuals who might have owned the pieces. Ms. Foster initially focused on the collection of portraits leading in to the American art wing by Charles Wilson Peale, Gilbert Stuart and proudly showed off the portrait of Yarrow Marmout,an African American Muslim, a freed slave that Charles Wilson Peale painted in Georgetown for his Philadelphia Museum in 1819. It was acquired by the PMA in 2011. Mr. Marmout was reputed to be 140 years old at the time his portrait was painted and Mr. Peale wanted a record of the personal traits that supported a long life. That painting alone is worth a trip to the Museum.

Visited May 2013
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