Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130
East entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

East entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest art museums in the United States. The main building is located at the northwest end of Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The museum administers collections containing over 227,000 objects including major holdings of European, American and Asian origin. The various classes of artwork include sculpture, paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, armor and decorative arts. The museum's attendance figure was 643,096 people in 2014.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art administers several annexes including the Rodin Museum, also located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building, located across the street just north of the main building. The Perelman Building, which opened in 2007, houses more than 150,000 prints, drawings and photographs, along with 30,000 costume and textile pieces, and over 1,000 modern and contemporary design objects including furniture, ceramics and glasswork.

The museum also administers the historic colonial-era houses of Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove, both located in Fairmount Park. The museum and its annexes are owned by the City of Philadelphia and administered by a registered nonprofit corporation. Several special exhibitions are held every year, including touring exhibitions arranged with other museums in the United States and abroad.

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