Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CJuly 25, 2015
    If you've yet to try Art After 5, you really should try it. Fun unique date idea!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Claire C.
    Claire CAugust 25, 2016
    They have... Like everything. Their impressionist art collection was pretty exhaustive. Don't use flash!
  • MTV
    MTVJune 7, 2012
    Jay-Z announced his 2012 Philly Festival on the steps of this museum
  • 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!
  • Kustom K.
    Kustom KaneApril 27, 2016
    Admission is $20, not free like the DC museums. The scenery and trail behind the museum are awesome as well.
  • 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.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Photographers! Check out these vintage Documerica photos taken in Philadelphia 40 years ago. Take a photo of what the city looks like today and submit it to our State of the Environment Photo Project. Read more
  • 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
  • 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!)
  • 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
  • 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 )!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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:)
  • 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!!!
  • 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 museumwithoutwallsaudio.org.
  • Jade H.
    Jade HenleyMarch 13
    Definitely a Philadelphia spot that you should visit. You must see the rocky statue and run up the steps. It is marvelous inside and has some of the most interesting art works I have ever seen.
  • 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.
    Anthony DuranJune 16, 2016
    Ran the steps and enjoyed the wonderful art pieces. Recommendation... Park in the neighborhood, walk around, grab a cheesesteak and enjoy the sights.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Amaury Y.
    Can't miss while in Philly. Beautiful pieces. Make sure you get a map so you're not overwhelmed. Lots of free activists too!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Christian B.
    Christian BAugust 22, 2016
    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!
  • 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!
  • Emma M.
    Emma McTagueDecember 9, 2016
    You could get lost exploring this place. And if you go to certain dart schools here you get a nice admissions discount!
  • 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.
  • Leonard H.
    Leonard HansonAugust 17, 2014
    Stunning museum, made unique by it's installations of entire rooms placing the museum pieces in better context.
  • The Franklin Institute
    While you're in the neighborhood, visit "Dead Sea Scrolls," 1 of the largest collections of ancient artifacts ever to tour outside Israel. Save $5 on daytime tix w/ the code DSS4SQ. Now thru Oct. 14 Read more
  • Curtis S.
    Curtis ShoungJune 27, 2015
    Very interesting rooms where they've imported entire floors, doorways, walls to add to the art experience.
  • Julia T.
    Julia TrutenJuly 12, 2015
    Fantastic collection, very diverse, great modern art, and lots of galleries and special events for kids.
  • Shay G.
    Shay G.March 4, 2016
    You get to come back the next day for free! You'll need it if you you want to see everything!
  • DrinkPhilly.com
    DrinkPhilly.comJuly 29, 2011
    Check out the Friday Night "Martini's on the Portico" for a great night of music, art, and drinks! Afterwards, use drinkphilly.com to find the nearest bars or drink specials! Read more
  • Vincent D.
    Vincent DiNardoJuly 15, 2016
    Stunning tapestries on 2nd floor and the Armour rocks, views all around museum inside and outside are selfie heaven
  • Sam Y.
    Sam YoonNovember 15, 2013
    Try the Lemon Tart With Raspberry - Lovely treat after an excursion of art works in the museum.
  • Chris M.
    Chris McfaddenAugust 20, 2014
    Make sure you check out the Rocky feet at the top of the steps!
  • Keith C.
    Keith CourtneyOctober 27, 2011
    Take a walk around to the other side of the museum (opposite the infamous Rocky side) and check out the Water Works view!
  • 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.
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SmithDecember 23, 2010
    Cezanne art work is my favorite, and the replicas of bedrooms, ect during different time periods is something you do not want to miss!
  • Katrina C.
    Katrina ClarkApril 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Picasso exhibit is ok, not as informative nor fascinating as the Dali exhibit. I'm always amazed at the way bourgie folk "embrace" such radical artists when they abhor them when they first appear.
  • Boyos B.
    The first Sunday of every month is pay what you wish. Beat the crowds and get there early!
  • Josh C.
    Josh CherianFebruary 10, 2012
    Be sure to check out Van Gogh's Almond Blossom while the exhibit is still around. Absolutely amazing.
  • Christine S.
    Christine SJune 29, 2015
    Beautiful grounds. Beautiful building. Lots of history. A must see while in Philly.
  • Julian K.
    Julian KrinskyJune 18, 2012
    Do your best Rocky impression when you are climbing the steps! Tweet us (@jkcp) a picture when you've completed the climb.
  • visitPA
    visitPANovember 12, 2013
    With more than 200 galleries and 250,000 objects, make sure you make time to see it all!
  • US National Archives
    Want a different perspective of the Ben Franklin Parkway from the Museum steps? Take a look at this vintage 1970s photo from our Documerica collection and see if the view has changed! Read more
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WeberSeptember 5, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The Museum is a lot larger than it looks. Not only is it easy to get lost in, it's easy to spend an entire day in.
  • Mary G.
    Mary GhazarianOctober 29, 2011
    The Rocky Statue is at the bottom of the steps to the right when facing the museum from the main entrance
  • Victoria U.
    Victoria UgarteJanuary 19, 2015
    Pay what you wish on first Sunday's and every Wednesday after 5. Coat check is free and they honor student IDs.
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HaydenNovember 6, 2012
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  • The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    In Oct 2011, one of our Out of the Darkness Community Walks to raise money for vital research, education and outreach programs for suicide prevention began @ this museum. For more info, visit afsp.org
  • Ashly G.
    Ashly GonzalezJuly 25, 2014
    Come checks out the#frankgehry exhibit so you can take a glimpse of what's in store for the #pma in the near future.
  • Lore B.
    Lore BenaventFebruary 26, 2016
    Every fist Sunday of each month, and every Wednesday there is free entrance with volunteer donation.
  • Yasmin M.
    Yasmin MohamedSeptember 2, 2013
    Great collection!!!! Their medieval and period rooms are outstanding!
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia UzMay 8, 2016
    Pay what you wish on Wednesdays after 5. Great 1st floor permanent collection. Don't forget to pose on Rocky steps
  • Victor B.
    Victor BernaceAugust 19, 2012
    Art related to scifi movie tip: Visions of Arcadia; in the last room, check out the Kirshner painting of 3 nudes in the forest>>> Predator movie, same cloaking technology!!!
  • Barbara S.
    Barbara SlavinDecember 1, 2013
    If you get museum fatigue, it's fun to browse through their gift shops.
  • de m.
    de masMarch 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I like it during quiet aftertoons best. Wander the exhibits virtually alone, and immerse yourself in the authentically represented rooms of different places/times.
  • Tori R.
    Tori RingFebruary 28, 2016
    If you've got a whole day without plans, check it out. I love the little tea house area.
  • Ricardo S.
    Ricardo SeixasOctober 27, 2015
    Beautiful museum, rocky stairs and scenic view over the city!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithAugust 26, 2015
    There is almost too much to see in this vast collection, but the Arms and Armor section should not be missed.
  • Ting S.
    Ting SNovember 3, 2015
    Spend my whole day there still not enough. Very nice museum and the Duchamp inhibition makes everything different.
  • Wayne M.
    Wayne Miller-DouglassMarch 20, 2014
    I love this place the art is awesome each floor is like a journey to old world rediscovered
  • Newton D.
    Newton DavisAugust 20, 2016
    Wednesday nights are pay as you wish. You can't afford to miss this amazing gem in Philadelphia.
  • Ginger L.
    Ginger LeroySeptember 17, 2014
    Very extensive impressionist wing. Cool rooms filled with history. Never the same old same okd
  • Valkrye131 (MB) H.
    Run up the steps & make like Rocky then go in and see fabulous exhibits of painting, furniture, armor and weapons, sculpture, etc. as well as special traveling shows.
  • Robin M.
    Robin MerquiolMay 14, 2013
    Tickets are valid for 2 days, take your time to appreciate the art!
  • Mich K.
    Mich KJanuary 2, 2012
    Friday pre NYE music concert, was very enjoyable. wish i live in Philly, so could enjoy it all year long.
  • David
    DavidMay 23, 2015
    Nice to walk around the grounds. They have regular events, too.
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WilesMay 19, 2016
    Great exhibits and Duchamp pieces year round
  • Melinda B.
    Just love it here. First Sunday of the month is just a donation.
  • Philadelphia Film Society
    Did you know the inside of the Philadelphia Art Museum was used in place of the NY Metropolitan Museum of Art in the movie Dressed To Kill ?
  • Brandy B.
    Brandy BonesNovember 11, 2015
    beautiful space and building. amazing permanent collection.
  • Jeremy
    JeremyJanuary 1, 2015
    Amazing photography exhibit. Really enjoyed the breadth of the collection.
  • Destiny H.
    Destiny HoltJuly 17, 2014
    My favorite place in Philly. Breathtaking and interesting. Absolutely love.
  • Norie W.
    Norie WrightMarch 9, 2015
    You need to take a picture with Rocky. A must. Gorgeous impressionist pieces.
  • Alex P.
    Alex PatrickMay 28, 2013
    My friend got his bag stollen here. Don't leave anything unattended while taking a picture.
  • M.J.
    M.J.April 2, 2013
    Don't buy any food from vendors with out a cart with a License. Don't let anyone take your camera to take a picture of you and then charge you.
  • Jason M.
    Jason MesiarikMarch 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    New in 2013 - Wednesday nights after 5 is Pay What You Wish and the galleries are open until 8:45.
  • Lisa
    LisaJuly 22, 2013
    Out of this world! So much to see!
  • Annie J.
    Annie JastrzebskiDecember 31, 2012
    Make sure to look up, the Asia exhibit especially has intricately designed ceilings.
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TMay 1, 2010
    Picasso exhibit was ok. A lot of great info on the techniques of analytical and synthetic cubism, but lady in the tea room is so literal. I preferred Dali exhibit.
  • Benjamin C.
    Benjamin ChoiAugust 10, 2014
    great view of the philly skyline and of course... the Rocky steps/statue.
  • Christie H.
    Christie HooverMarch 6, 2011
    Make sure to peek thru the holes in the wooden doors in the modern contemporary art section ;)
  • Lily
    LilyOctober 24, 2015
    A lovely building with a great section of modern art.
  • El mundo de F.
    El mundo de FloxieSeptember 5, 2014
    Los miércoles despues de las 5pm y todos los primer domingo del mes la entrada es "pay as much as you like" o sea, podés pagar por ej. 1usd vs la entrada normal que cuesta usd20. A tener en cuenta!
  • Cines Argentinos
    Cines ArgentinosJanuary 23, 2013
    Infaltable correr por estas escaleras al mejor estilo Rocky. En el lateral derecho del museo, antes de subir las escaleras está la estatua de Rocky para sacarse la foto.
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