Monday, May 20, 2013
As one of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art invites visitors from around the world to explore its renowned collections, acclaimed special exhibitions, and enriching programs, both in person and online.
In the Galleries
Gallery 286, second floor
This installation pairs objects that were made in both central Europe and Pennsylvania to illustrate the transfer of artistic traditions from the Old World to the New.
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Great Stair Hall Balcony, second floor
The monumental 13-panel tapestry set representing the "History of Constantine the Great" is a tour de force of the Baroque style and one of the Museum's most important masterpieces. It consists of seven weavings presented to Cardinal Francesco Barberini by Louis XIII in 1625, along with six panels woven in the Barberini tapestry manufactory in Rome between 1630 and 1642.
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