Philadelphia Museum of Art

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One of my favorite things about Philadelphia is how artsy it is. There are incredible murals, mosaic art pieces on buildings, and multiple art museums all over the city. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of my favorite places to visit, and I’ve actually been three times already! If you missed my previous Philadelphia Museum of Art post, I featured photos of its grounds and amazing views of the Schuylkill River and Boathouse Row. They have the famous Rocky steps and statue, and it’s also a great spot to have a picnic or just go for a walk around the sculpture garden!

The Philadelphia Museum of Art building is huge and houses all kinds of art from around the world. I prefer older pieces and Impressionism paintings so that’s mostly what I took photos of for this post, but they also have newer pieces of artwork and just had an exhibition of Pop art! They had an incredible Impressionism exhibit last year that I loved! The museum also has sculptures and historic artifacts, like grandfather clocks and gold dog cages from China (seriously, you need to see this one for yourself!). 

And the biggest plus? Wednesday night is pay what you want night! You can pay whatever you want to see some amazing artwork, so it’s affordable for broke college students and recent grads like me! It’s a pretty great deal for all the incredible artwork you get to see. 

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This is a model of the William Penn statue on top of City Hall! You can see the giant version of him on my City Hall post

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They actually have replicas of houses from history around the world like this one and they have a Japanese tea house!

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I warned you I was a fan of Impressionism!

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Monet all the way!

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There are obviously way more paintings and sculptures than I could begin to take pictures of, so you just need to go to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and see them for yourself! It is definitely worth a visit to explore inside and outside the museum. 

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  1. […] The Philadelphia Museum of Art is most well known for being featured in Rocky, and you can follow his footsteps and run up and down the steps and get a picture of his statue at the bottom. The museum has a lot of incredible art, and Wednesday evenings you can pay what you want! You can also walk to the museum from the Schuylkill River Trail, and you can explore the park around the museum and take pictures of the famous Boathouse Row. […]

  2. Lola says:

    I’m a grad student in art history, so I naturally loved this post! It makes me sad how many tourists come to the PMA to run up the steps, but don’t actually go inside. We’re so lucky to have such a world-class collection of art in this city!

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