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October 3rd, 1997
Museum Announces New Admission Fees

Effective October 1, 1997, admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art will increase by $1.00, to $8.00 for adults, and $5.00 for children ages 5 to 18, students with I.D., and seniors age 62 and over. The increase was unanimously approved by the Fairmount Park Commission on September 10, 1997.

The Museum will continue to offer free admission on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Family memberships, which provide free admission and other benefits to 2 adults and all children 18 years and under living in the same household, may be purchased for $65.00; individual memberships will be $45.00 per person. Student memberships will remain at $25.00. For Membership information, call (215) 684-7840

Founded in 1876, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has grown into one of the nation's largest and most prominent museums, and is unique among American museums in its integrated presentation of a full range of fine and applied arts from Asia, Europe and the United States. In 1996, the Museum attracted more than 1,230,000 visitors.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Its facilities include its landmark Main Building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Perelman Building, located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Rodin Museum on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and two 18th-century houses in Fairmount Park, Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove. The Museum offers a wide variety of activities for public audiences, including special exhibitions, programs for children and families, lectures, concerts and films.

For additional information, contact the Communications Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art phone at 215-684-7860, by fax at 215-235-0050, or by e-mail at The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. For general information, call (215) 763-8100.

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