Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Philadelphia Museum of Art
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:45 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:45 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A surprise around every corner - discover the cultural heart of Philadelphia. The museum’s landmark building houses one of the most remarkable collections in the country, featuring some of the greatest works of American, Asia, and European art anywhere. You’ll find van Gogh's Sunflowers, the world’s largest Marcel Duchamp and the only dedicated Rodin Museum outside France. Eat. Drink. Shop. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or the fiftieth, you’ll always see something new. Catch a world-class exhibition or get to know the masterpieces that live year-round in the museum’s 200+ galleries, including many stunning architectural spaces and period rooms. Then, browse an impressive collection of art books and more at the Museum Store and grab a bite made by Constellation Culinary at one of the cafés or Stir, the only Frank Gehry–designed restaurant on the East Coast. Kids 18 and under are always free. Bring the whole family and enjoy kid-friendly programs all year long.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Tony B.
2 contributions
One of the best
Jul 2021
It’s collection , while not as massive as NY’s Met, is first class.
The restaurant, when open, is very good. Cafeteria is okay.
Written 13 October 2021
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Joshua G
Paris, France20 contributions
World class museum
Oct 2021
If you love beauty, art and historic interiors, this is the place for you. The building is lovely, but so is everything it contains. We concentrated on art from 16th - 19th century, but there is also a floor dedicated to modern and contemporary art.
Written 13 October 2021
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TravelingBubba
New Braunfels, TX181 contributions
Wonderful Museum of Depth and Variety
Oct 2021
Outstanding Experience. A lot of folks just come for the "Rocky" statue, but the museum has outstanding art. I was surprised by how many different cultures and periods the collection covered. Definitely worth a visit
Written 12 October 2021
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hrobinson1114
Hopkinsville, KY2,405 contributions
Ricky steps and wonderful period room
Oct 2021 • Solo
Architecture is the best part of this museum. You have the Rocky steps, the grand facade, and the beautiful grand staircase inside.

My favorite part was the period rooms. Not normally my thing, but this museum has them set up in such a way to exude beauty—a play on chandeliers, mirrors, shadow, and light. Dramatic colors. I really enjoyed them.

A lot of classical European and American art. Those aren’t my thing, so that’s a me problem, not a them problem. If you like this type of art though, there is a TON of it. They did have some neoclassical stuff from the 20s I found intriguing. Lots of Picasso available for view.

Some modernist stuff. Some sculpture. There is a little bit of something for everyone.

An upscale restaurant and a couple different cafes available. Pricey, but the cafe has decent sandwiches, a pizza bar, hot bar. Pretty nice selection and the taste isn’t bad. The balcony cafe and the upscale restaurant serve alcohol.

Overall a good place to spend the day.
Written 4 October 2021
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DylanRoss
69 contributions
The Rocky steps and so much more
Nov 2020 • Family
Covid-19 entry procedures in place caused a long line, but it moved swiftly. The exhibits were captivating and illuminating. Food court was closed and large crowds gathered out near the Rocky statue. Try running the steps, if you dare!
Written 2 October 2021
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nycmom22
New York City, NY2,494 contributions
Do not miss
Sep 2021 • Couples
Phila. is a major museum city and this is one of the majors. Agree it can pay to start at the Rodin for the combo ticket. Be aware the senior discount is slight. Enter through the north entrance and exit through the west. The cafeteria looks inviting, and huge. Pleasant grounds. Lucky you if your visit coincides with the Jasper John’s exhibit.
Written 25 September 2021
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Kreative-Thinking
Toms River, NJ31 contributions
World class museum
Sep 2021 • Couples
Top quality exhibits, helpful docents and wonderfully spacious, clean well lit facilities. The grounds were also wonderful. Loved the variety of contemporary and traditional art. The descriptive information on each piece was nicely done. This is a world class museum. Wish there had been more sculpture.
Written 19 September 2021
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George B
Puerto Rico998 contributions
Worth every minute I was inside
Sep 2021 • Friends
I spent around 2 and half hours touring the museum. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Next time we could consider a guided tour but you have to request that in advanced. Nevertheless it was a gratifying experience, as they have an ample collection of renown masters. The museum is very well organized. My favorite areas were on third floor. Recomended
Written 12 September 2021
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An0nyMs
Tucson, Arizona1,043 contributions
Start at Rodin Museum; try the North Entrance; visiting only 1-2 hours??
Sep 2021
I started at the Rodin Museum and bought a ticket there. It's a great little museum. An advantage of starting here is that the ticket you buy here doesn't require you to enter the Philadelphia Museum of Art at a particular time; the staff told me I could go in anytime (even though the ticket had a time printed on it). At busy times, you might want to confirm that.

I was the only visitor at the North Entrance. Besides being quiet, it's a good place to exit because the main museum store is there... you can buy what you want and not need to carry it around the museum with you.

The museum listing here recommends a visit of 1-2 hours. I can't believe that... it would take you a couple of hours just to walk through all of the galleries on three floors without stopping to see any art! Unless you aren't an art fan and you only want to see a few works (which is a shame after spending $25 to get in), I'd double that time estimate.
Written 11 September 2021
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Poodletoes
Dayton, OH396 contributions
Wonderful Museum - Not To Be Missed
Aug 2021
We were very impressed with this Museum. Lots of varied exhibits covering 3 floors. It is so varied that I don't know where to begin to tell about it. American Art, Modern and Contemporary Art, European Art, Asian Art, Arm and Armor, Renaissance Art, furniture from various eras and areas, on and on. We spent about 3 hours here.
Lot of people start out at the front of the Museum so they can run (or walk) up the famous steps from the Rocky movie. But right now that is not the entrance that one can use - You have to go around back to enter. One of the best views of the Philly skyline is said to be from the "Rocky" steps but my favorite view was actually from Wiggins Waterfront Park in Camden, NJ. There is a parking garage next to the museum. If you park here take your ticket into the Museum and have it validated before you leave or it will cost you more than double to park here. Live and Learn! Also this is a stop on those Hop on Hop Off buses.
Masks required inside, cafe on site, available baby nursing site.
Not being a person who always goes to Art Museums wherever I go, I would consider this a must do in Philly.
Written 5 September 2021
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