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The 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. The renovated and expanded Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman building is 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 has complimentary shuttle service during regular museum hours, departing from the West of the main building every 10 - 15 minutes.

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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