The Philadelphia Museum of Art is an art museum originally created in 1876 for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The museum's main building was completed in 1928 on Fairmount, a hill located at the northwest end of the Benjamin Franklin Highway, in the Eakins Oval stadium. Take a tour of the collection with people who know it. Guided tours are offered daily and are free with admission.
Or explore at your own pace with our self-guided audio tour via your mobile phone, which provides a deeper look at the museum's greatest hits. Enjoy two-day access to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rodin Museum with general admission. At the end of the day, I was at the art museum, studying priceless works of art in a thoughtful, if somewhat ironic, way. You could spend days strolling inside the Philadelphia Museum of Art to discover its important, world-famous collection.
I began my visit to the museum in the section dedicated to European art from the second half of the 19th century. After having been to several of the most famous art museums in the world, I definitely think the museum's collection is worth visiting, whether you like art museums or not. Take a look at “the strangest work of art” in any museum with a visit to Étant Donnés by Marcel Duchamp, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Here's a guide to 15 essential works from the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to get you started.