Coming from Philadelphia, and used to the PMA which is one of the larger art museums in the nation, I wasn't expecting much from a smaller city. I was pleasantly surprised with this museum, and really happy I went. The exhibit I saw was a traveling one, which means the curator who produced it is not from the PAM, but it was their curatorial department who chose the exhibit, so that we pleasing. Here in Phila the PMA has a lot of blockbuster-type Cezanne, Van Gogh, etc. exhibits, which are corporate-funded and mill people through inanely. I didn't get that feeling from the PAM; it felt a lot more personal (despite the typical walkie-talkie device and earpiece). I had space (not crowded at all), time, and peace while I wandered through. Because I spent so long taking in the exhibit I didn't have time to explore the rest of the museum as long as I'd like. The permanent collection wasn't huge, but I would go back for another exciting exhibit.