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Philadelphia Museum of Art

26th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Phone: 215-763-8100 -- 800-537-7676   
        TTY: 215-684-7600        

Statement of Purpose:

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, founded in 1876, is unique among American museums in its integrated presentation of a full range of both fine and applied arts from Asia, Europe, and the U.S.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United states, with more than 200 galleries showcasing over 2,000 years of exceptional human creativity in painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. an exciting addition is the newly renovated and expanded RUTH AND RAYMOND G. PERELMAN BUILDING, which opened its doors in September 2007 with five new exhibition spaces, a soaring sky lit galleria, and a cafe overlooking a landscaped terrace.

Highlights & Collections:

Spanning over 2,000 years, the collections include masterpieces of painting, sculpture, prints, and drawings, as well as a wide range of furniture, silver, glasswork, architectural elements, and entire furnished rooms from historic houses.

Exhibits & Special Events:

Visit for package details. Call (215) 684-7860 or visit for more information.

Hours, Admission & Directions:

Main Building:

26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Open: Tuesday through Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday evenings until 8:45 p.m.

 Perelman Building:

Fairmount and Pennsylvania Avenues
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Open: Tuesday through Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed: *Mondays and Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and the 4th of July.
Holiday Mondays: *The entire Museum will be open with normal hours on: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day
General Admission (Includes Perelman Building):

Members: Free at all times
Adults: $14
Seniors (ages 62 & over): $12
Students (with valid ID): $10
Children (excluding groups)
ages 13–18: $10
ages 12 & under: Free
Sundays: Pay what you wish all day
*General Admission does not include entry to special exhibitions.

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT at the Philadelphia Museum of Art 22nd & Benjamin Franklin Parkway

The museum is open late for special lectures, movies, exhibits, music, dancing & delicious food. Call (215) 684-7505 or visit for schedule.

Public Transportation:

From southern locations: South Jersey, Baltimore, Washington

From northern locations: New York, Connecticut, North Jersey

From I-676 West (Vine Street Expressway)

From western locations: Valley Forge, King of Prussia


Parking for the Museum is available in Eakins Oval, on the Upper Terrace, in the Azalea Garden, and along Kelly Drive.

See a detailed map of the streets surrounding the Museum.

There is a fee for parking in Eakins Oval and on the Upper Terrace: $5 for up to 6 hours and $10 for any period over 6 hours. Parking fees will be charged at the following times:

Key Personnel:

Anne D' Harnoncourt, Director
Sandra Horrocks, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Gregory Linn, Web Manager

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