Monday, December 9, 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.
New In the Galleries
More In the Galleries >>
Gallery 271, second floor
Miser’s purses were ubiquitous accessories used to store coins and other small objects of value in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This new installation shows more than two dozen examples from the Museum’s collection, alongside period illustrations and English artist James Collinson’s painting For Sale, from about 1855–60, which features a young woman holding a miser’s purse.
Today at the MuseumCheck the Museum Calendar for a complete listing of upcoming activities.
Subscribe To Podcasts
Receive RSS Feeds
Museum e-Newsletters Follow Us On Twitter
Connect On Facebook