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Explore art, design, and architecture from all around the world.

Exterior view of main building

Main Building

Explore 200 galleries of art at our iconic building.


Visitor Alerts

Health & Safety Measures

To ensure a safe and comfortable visit for all, we’ve made a number of changes. Please visit our tips and policies page for more info.

Enter Via the North Entrance

Enter and exit the main building through our North Entrance, just off Kelly Drive and down the hill from our parking garage. The Rocky steps are still open for selfies but the doors at the East Entrance are closed. The West Entrance is closed for renovations.

If you park in our garage, exit through the terrace level (top) via the elevator pavilion, cross the street, and walk down the hill to the North Entrance. For your safety, return to your car the same way. There is a drop-off area near the North Entrance for anyone with accessibility concerns.

Gallery Closures

The Dorrance Special Exhibition Galleries will be closed until further notice, along with two small galleries where social distancing and other safety precautions are not possible: gallery 361 (room from Het Scheepje, or The Little Ship) and gallery 283 (Marcel Duchamp’s Étant donnés).

Things to Know

  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the country’s oldest public art museums.
  • Our landmark main building houses one of the most comprehensive collections in the country, featuring some of the greatest gatherings of American, Asian, and European art anywhere.
  • Our main building is getting an update. Learn more about our renovation project and how we’re expanding and enhancing the museum.
  • We have the world’s largest Marcel Duchamp collection as well as superb Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, including important works by Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cézanne, and Van Gogh.
    See what exhibitions are on view
  • Our main building overlooks the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
    View directions & parking
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Directions
View of the Anne d'Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden

Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden

Our vast galleries extend to the outdoors. Explore our one-acre Sculpture Garden and experience large-scale contemporary works by artists like Claes Oldenburg, Toshiko Takaezu, and Ellsworth Kelly.


Things to Know

  • Designed by OLIN landscape architects and Atkin Olshin Schade Architects, the Sculpture Garden features an upper and a lower terrace, two graveled galleries, and a paved plaza.
  • Through April 2021, a pair of monumental works by renowned sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard are on view.
  • This space is dedicated to our late director Anne d’Harnoncourt, whose passion for art made a lasting impact on the museum and the city of Philadelphia.
  • Don’t miss these memorable works during your visit:
Outside main building, above parking garage

Outside main building, above parking garage

Directions

Open sunrise to sunset

Exterior view of Perelman Building

Perelman Building

This landmark Art Deco building was called “the Gateway to Fairmount Park” when it opened in 1927 as the headquarters for the Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance Company. Located at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Fairmount Avenues, it is a short walk from the main building.


Closure Alert

The Perelman Building is currently closed until further notice.

2525 Pennsylvania Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130

2525 Pennsylvania Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Directions

Closed until further notice

Exterior view of Rodin Museum

Rodin Museum

Head down the Parkway to the Rodin Museum’s elegant Beaux-Arts–style building and tranquil garden. There you’ll experience one of the greatest collections of works by Auguste Rodin, the father of modern sculpture. Visit the Rodin Museum website to learn more about its stunning collection.


Closure Alert

The Rodin Museum is currently closed until further notice.

2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Directions

Closed until further notice

Exterior view of Cedar Grove historic house

Historic House Cedar Grove

Across the Schuylkill River, this eighteenth-century stone house in West Fairmount Park offers a glimpse into Philadelphia’s history.


Closure Alert

Cedar Grove is currently closed until further notice.

Things to Know

  • Cedar Grove once stood in Philadelphia’s Frankford neighborhood. Built for Elizabeth Coates Paschall in 1746, it was the summer home for five generations of the Coates, Paschall, and Morris families of Philadelphia.
  • The house was presented as a gift to the city of Philadelphia in 1926. It moved to its current location in West Fairmount Park and opened to the public in 1927.
  • Inside the house, you will see fine examples of early Pennsylvania furniture, as well as a charming kitchen with an open hearth and bake oven.
1 Cedar Grove Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19131

1 Cedar Grove Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19131

Directions

Closed until further notice

Exterior view of Mount Pleasant historic house

Historic House Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant in East Fairmount Park is one the grandest homes ever built along the Schuylkill River, once called “the most elegant seat in Pennsylvania” by statesman John Adams.


Closure Alert

Mount Pleasant is currently closed until further notice.

Things to Know

  • Mount Pleasant is considered one of the greatest American houses of its type, still standing on its original site in what is now Fairmount Park.
  • Often called “the largest object in the museum’s collection,” Mount Pleasant was the home of Scottish ship captain John Macpherson and his wife Margaret between 1762 and 1765.
  • Mount Pleasant architect Thomas Nevell was an apprentice of Edmund Woolley, the builder of Independence Hall. The rooms feature craftmanship from carver Martin Jugiez, one of Philadelphia’s leading artisans.
  • The Mount Pleasant estate originally included over 100 acres of land that the owners hoped to make productive through hay production, fruit and vegetable cultivation, and animal husbandry. Such a plantation involved a diversity of labor, including the enslavement of four people of African descent.
3800 Mount Pleasant Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121

3800 Mount Pleasant Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121

Directions

Closed until further notice