Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Art Museum
West Philadelphia, Philadelphia
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  • visitPA
    visitPANovember 22, 2013
    The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the largest art museums in the United States. From world-class collections, exhibitions, programs, and some pretty well-known steps. Don't skip a picture.
    Upvoted Sep 16
  • Youssef G.
    Youssef GawdatDecember 29, 2015
    I went there to see the steps from rocky the movie :D and then I saw the museum and I was amazed by what I saw so I entered and it was marvelous inside. I would definitely recommend it to anybody.
    Upvoted Sep 16
  • Beth F.
    Beth FisherFebruary 13, 2014
    Sure there's the world-class art downstairs by history's best painters, but don't miss exhibits on the top floor. There's part of a monastery, temple, and a Japanese tea house all INSIDE the museum.
    Upvoted Aug 19
  • visitPA
    visitPANovember 26, 2013
    The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the largest art museums in the U.S. From world-class collections, exhibitions, programs, and some pretty well-known steps. Don't skip a picture.
  • Jaclyn E.
    Jaclyn EnglishJune 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Wednesday evenings 5-8:45 are now pay what you wish. A really nice time to stroll through... and afterwards, I suggest sitting on the museum steps and enjoying the view of the skyline!
    Upvoted Aug 19
  • Robyn K.
    Robyn KingJuly 31, 2013
    Wonderful museum I was lucky enough to work here when I was in college and living downtown. Love the modern art section and if they haven't changed things they have free admission on Sundays
    Upvoted Aug 19
  • Nikkster
    NikksterAugust 8, 2015
    One word: STELLAR. Or how about BREATHTAKING...I came during an impressionist exhibit that was well worth the extra $5. You get access to 3 locations and are allowed 2 days to enjoy every single bit!
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyFebruary 25, 2014
    Famous for its entry stairs (the ones Rocky sprinted up) as well as its massive collection. Work spans from medieval to modern, and its Art After 5 events bring a party feel to the hushed environs.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonMarch 11, 2015
    This is one of the largest art museums in the United States, with more than 227,000 pieces but a big attraction for its annual visitors is the 25 or more special exhibitions it puts on each year.
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyOctober 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Not only did Rocky Balboa run the steps, Mac and Carmen from It's Always Sunny did too. Once you finish your celebratory dance at the top, step inside one of the greatest art museums in the world.
  • visitPA
    visitPANovember 20, 2013
    The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the largest art museums in the United States. From world-class collections, exhibitions, programs...and some pretty well-known steps. Don't skip a picture.
  • Claire C.
    Claire CAugust 25
    They have... Like everything. Their impressionist art collection was pretty exhaustive. Don't use flash!
    Upvoted Aug 27
  • CollegeFashionista
    CollegeFashionistaJanuary 14, 2014
    I love spending an afternoon walking from City Hall to the Art Museum. Admission is discounted with a college ID, so be sure to check out their latest exhibit while you're there!
  • MTV
    MTVJune 7, 2012
    Jay-Z announced his 2012 Philly Festival on the steps of this museum
  • visitPA
    visitPANovember 26, 2013
    The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the largest art museums in the United States. From world-class collections, exhibitions, programs, and some pretty well-known steps.
  • Kustom K.
    Kustom KaneApril 27
    Admission is $20, not free like the DC museums. The scenery and trail behind the museum are awesome as well.
    Upvoted Aug 19
  • Triza B.
    Triza B.March 28, 2014
    Membership for students is only $40 per year and you get free access to four museums. Parking is free for the first hour too and $8 for the following four hours!
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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  • John S.
    John StamfordFebruary 17
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  • Walt W.
    Walt WalkerJanuary 12, 2015
    Best times are Wednesday nights (pay-as-you-wish) and Friday nights ("Art After 5" dance party, with a different live music genre every week!)
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyAugust 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    At Art After 5, Fridays from 5–8:45, the Great Stair Hall is transformed with performances, cocktails, apps and desserts. The restaurant is open for dinner from 5-7.
    Upvoted Aug 19
  • Joe C.
    Joe CJuly 25, 2015
    If you've yet to try Art After 5, you really should try it. Fun unique date idea!
  • STARR Restaurants
    STARR RestaurantsApril 18, 2012
    After viewing the amazing art, you will certainly work up an appetite! Join us in Granite Hill for a lite bite and beverage or for a snack in The Cafeteria.
  • Robyn K.
    Robyn KingJuly 31, 2013
    Also if you have trouble with the steps they have another entrance around the back where you can be admitted and if you are disabled there is an elevator to get to the other floors:)
  • Dave R.
    Dave RichardApril 29, 2015
    Fantastic museum - you could easily spend a full day or so here. The modern European collection of impressionists was breathtaking...
  • Anthony D.
    Ran the steps and enjoyed the wonderful art pieces. Recommendation... Park in the neighborhood, walk around, grab a cheesesteak and enjoy the sights.
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyMay 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The PHLASH trolley runs Fri, Sat & Sun from 10-6 pm May-October 28, 2012. Just head to stops 9 or 13, buy a $2 ticket & you'll be on your way to seeing more of Philadelphia's attractions and museums. Read more
  • Nadiya K.
    Nadiya KMarch 28, 2013
    Pros: Amazing works of art, definitely worth visiting, nice cafeteria with decent prices, photography is allowed but no flash. Cons: no wifi, $20 admission
  • Christian B.
    Christian BAugust 22
    An amazing collection of art and a fantastic way to beat the heat on a hot summer's day. You can easily spend 3hrs wandering the galleries!
  • Casey H.
    Casey HolcombeJune 26, 2012
    Need a picture but you both want to be in it?? Be on the lookout for the Rocky guy he will use your camera to take your picture for you!! Make sure to tip him, he takes amazing photos!!!
  • Blondie x.
    Blondie xXxSeptember 25, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    After a wonderful day at the Art Museum head up to the North Star Bar for Great Food and Happy Hour with half off select draft beers and out if this world 25 cent wings ( 5 - 7 everyday )!
  • Vincent D.
    Stunning tapestries on 2nd floor and the Armour rocks, views all around museum inside and outside are selfie heaven
  • Museum Without Walls
    Museum Without WallsNovember 9, 2011
    The Art Museum is not only filled with art, it’s also surrounded by many important sculptures. Learn more about Philadelphia’s “Museum Without Walls” at
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJune 16, 2011
    Did you know? Though many visit just for “the Rocky steps” in front, this is in fact one of the largest art museums in the country – the main building alone has 200 galleries! Read more
  • visitPA
    visitPANovember 15, 2010
    Make a good impression(ist) at this classic museum. Mid-eastern architecture, oriental ornament, armor collection & renaissance 2 contemporary painting. Don't miss the permanent Duchamp exhibit.
  • Natasha 1.
    Natasha 1April 18, 2014
    Love the atmosphere, live music, if you had a long day at work,come to Art After hours,you will definitely unwind.
  • Amandeep G.
    Amandeep GillDecember 14, 2014
    Lots of great pieces by Van Gogh, Monet, Cezanne, Picasso, Pollock and lots of different pieces from all over the world.
  • Shay G.
    Shay G.March 4
    You get to come back the next day for free! You'll need it if you you want to see everything!
  • Julia T.
    Julia TrutenJuly 12, 2015
    Fantastic collection, very diverse, great modern art, and lots of galleries and special events for kids.
  • Concierge
    ConciergeMay 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    All active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families can enjoy free admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day.thanks to the Blue Star Museum program!
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  • Leonard H.
    Leonard HansonAugust 17, 2014
    Stunning museum, made unique by it's installations of entire rooms placing the museum pieces in better context.
  • Nicolás F.
    The BEST was being able of be near a real Pollock painting. I promise that this one won't be the last one. Cheers, Jackson!
  • Katelynne Diane
    Katelynne DianeJune 24, 2012
    After hours is when the party really starts, park at the top of the steps and see the most spectacular view of Philadelphia!
  • Curtis S.
    Curtis ShoungJune 27, 2015
    Very interesting rooms where they've imported entire floors, doorways, walls to add to the art experience.
  • Zachary W.
    Zachary WinnieJune 23, 2012
    They'll let you use the restrooms at the back of the building for free after you've run up the steps out in front and need to crap out your cheesesteak(s) you woofed down.
  • Chris M.
    Chris McfaddenAugust 20, 2014
    Make sure you check out the Rocky feet at the top of the steps!
    Upvoted Sep 16
  • Sofia U.
    Pay what you wish on Wednesdays after 5. Great 1st floor permanent collection. Don't forget to pose on Rocky steps
  • Sam Y.
    Sam YoonNovember 15, 2013
    Try the Lemon Tart With Raspberry - Lovely treat after an excursion of art works in the museum.
  • Todd J.
    Todd JohnsonNovember 19, 2015
    What a great mueseum!! So much to see and the staff was very helpful. Highlight was seeing Diana by Saint Gaudens.
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