Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the most famous art museums in the United States. Located in the culturally rich city of Philadelphia, the museum is situated on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which is home to several other cultural institutions. It boasts a collection of over 240,000 works of art spanning from different time periods and geographical locations. Visitors can explore the various galleries and exhibitions that feature art ranging from ancient relics to contemporary masterpieces.

One of the most notable parts of the museum is the "Rocky Steps," which were made famous by the 1976 movie “Rocky.” Visitors can climb the 72 stone steps and take a photo with the statue of Rocky Balboa at the bottom. The view from the top of the stairs overlooks the city’s skyline. The museum also houses one of the largest collections of American art, including works by artists such as Thomas Eakins, Edward Hopper, and Georgia O'Keeffe. In addition, the museum boasts an extensive collection of Asian, European, and African art and artifacts. The museum also offers various guided tours and events throughout the year, which provide an in-depth look at the different collections and exhibitions. Visitors can also explore the museum’s gift shop and on-site cafes and restaurants.

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