- Philadelphia Museum of Art
For additional information contact the Marketing and Public Relations Department at (215) 684-7860. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located on Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street.
Closed Mondays and holidays*
Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday evenings until 8:45 p.m.
*The entire museum and the Perelman building will be open with normal hours on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day.
$14 for Adults
$12 for Senior Citizens
$10 for Students (with I.D.) and children (excluding school groups) ages 13 – 18
Ages 12 and under, free admission
Pay what you wish on Sundays, all day, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Limited parking for the Museum is available in Eakins Oval, on the Upper Terrace of the Museum, in the Azalea Garden and along Kelly Drive. An accessible entrance and designated accessible parking for vehicles with the appropriate disability permits are available on the Upper Terrace level, Schuylkill River side of the museum. There is a fee for parking.
- Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building
Located at 2525 Pennsylvania Avenue (between 25th and 26th streets), this landmark Art Deco building was originally the headquarters of Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance Company when it first opened in 1927. Now, over 80 years later, it is part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s expansion. The newly renovated and expanded Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman building opened its doors the public in September 2007, and is now home to the Museum’s large and distinguished collections of Costume and Textiles, and Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, as well as an ample new gallery for Modern and Contemporary Design. Highlights include six new galleries, a soaring skylit walkway and a 70 seat café overlooking a landscaped terrace, as well as a spacious Library and Educational Resource Center accessible to the public. Located across from the street from the main museum building, the Perelman Building is open to the public with free admission through December 31, 2007. A complimentary shuttle service is available during regular museum hours, departing from the West of the main building every 10 - 15 minutes.
- Rodin Museum
The Rodin Museum is located on Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 22nd Street. For information, call (215) 763-8100. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., except legal holidays. A donation of $3.00 is suggested. The Rodin Museum houses the largest Rodin collection outside of Paris, included 124 sculptures and bronze casts of the artist’s greatest works. The Thinker, among the most famous sculptures in the world, may be found in front of the Museum, and the imposing Gates of Hell stands at the Museum’s entrance.
- Fairmount Park Houses
In April 2006, the Philadelphia Museum of Art reopened Mount Pleasant, the commanding Fairmount Park mansion that has been praised as one of the finest colonial houses north of the Mason-Dixon line, following a complex 14-month, over $1 million preservation project that has restored the roof and much of the exterior of the house to its original appearance. With its striking hipped roof, classical adherence to symmetry and balance, and intricate carved woodwork interiors, this National Historic Landmark building is considered the most architecturally significant among the 18th-century houses of Fairmount Park. Built between 1762 and 1765 by a Scottish sea captain named John Macpherson (1726-1792), the building was designed and executed by Philadelphia-born master carpenter Thomas Nevell (1721-1797), who apprenticed with Independence Hall builder Edmund Woolley (1695-1771). Mount Pleasant is considered the most distinguished of a gracious group of 18th- and early 19th-century historic houses located in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park – one of two administered by the museum – all of them established by wealthy landowners as country seats to provide refuge from the pressures of urban life. For the first time ever, Mount Pleasant will be open in its unfurnished state, offering visitors a chance to explore freely this colonial masterpiece, and experience views of the adjacent land and the Schuylkill river as never before. The Museum also administers Cedar Grove, one of the oldest houses (1748) open to the public in Fairmount Park. The native grey stone house served as home to five generations of the same Quaker family, the Paschalls and the Morrisses, who came to America at the time of William Penn (1644-1718). Cedar Grove contains an extensive collection of of original family furnishings and decorative arts providing a rare opportunity to see furniture from early Pennsylvania through Neoclassical styles and a wide range of household articles displayed in their own historic context. Location Mount Pleasant is located on Mount Pleasant Drive in Fairmount Park East. Cedar Grove is located at Lansdowne Avenue, Fairmount Park West. They are open to the public year round, Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Admission Admission for self-guided tours is $5 (adults); $3 (seniors); $2 (children 6 – 12) payable at the door of each house. Maps are available at the information desk in the West Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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 email@example.com. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. For general information, call (215) 763-8100.