Wednesday, June 19, 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 201, second floor
This grand Medieval portal originally served as the main entrance to the small Augustinian abbey church of Saint-Laurent in central France. At the suggestion of George Grey Barnard, sculptor and collector of Medieval architecture and sculpture, two smaller doorways were added on either side of the portal when it was installed in the Museum in the late 1920s.
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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.
Today at the MuseumCollection Tours
Starts at 10:15 a.m.Collection Tours
Introduction to the Collection
Starts at 11:00 a.m.
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