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Welcome to the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Overlooking one of the nation’s most culturally vibrant cities, the Philadelphia Museum of Art welcomes nearly a million visitors each year, encouraging them to embark upon a walk through time that extends across two millennia and six continents.

As one of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art invites visitors from around the world to explore its renowned collections, acclaimed special exhibitions, and enriching programs, both in person and online.

Whether it’s the first visit to the new Perelman Building or the hundredth to the main building, there is always something new to delight, surprise, enlighten, excite, and inspire.

"Whistling Bird" Teakettle
Now Through April 10, 2011
Alessi is widely regarded as the world’s most innovative and influential maker of kitchen utensils, or in the company’s parlance, “house-hold objects.” Alessi: Ethical and Radical presents the company’s history in objects while exploring ecological concerns, new technologies, and other themes.
Man's "Paper" Shirt
Now Through June, 2011
Men’s apparel is often thought of as staid and restrained, especially when compared to feminine fashions. Until the late eighteenth century, however, elite men flaunted their social position with rich fabrics and ornamentation. After men generally adopted somber suits, colorful accessories could add spice, and more ostentatious masculine flash and flair was sometimes permissible. The Peacock Male, drawn from the Museum’s collection of Western fashion, examines three hundred years of men’s sartorial display.
Now Through February 27, 2011
This exhibition brings together a group of lively moralizing prints created between 1550 and 1600 in Antwerp and Haarlem, the two major print-publishing centers in the Low Countries. Both sobering and satirical, prints of this type were popular best-sellers, offering both moral instruction and visual delight to a newly expanded audience of educated Dutch and Flemish consumers.
Now Through March 13, 2011
This exhibition surveys a select group of some fifty of Mark Cohen’s black-and-white and color photographs made over the past forty years. Together, these pictures chart the transformations that have happened in cities such as Scranton and Wilkes-Barre in those decades, demonstrating that even the most subjective photographs can reveal historical truths.
Peacocks in Peach Tree under Moonlight
Now Through Spring 2011
Drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition features approximately 50 objects depicting symbolic interpretations of particular plants and animals—from mythical creatures such as dragons and phoenixes to the four friends; plums, orchids, chrysanthemums, and bamboo.
Figure of a Goat
Now Through April 3, 2011
A Royal Passion, which celebrates the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Meissen factory, features nineteen pieces of porcelain from the Japanese Palace collection and highlights a pair of goats from the Museum’s permanent collection that was originally intended for Augustus’s porcelain menagerie.
Bed Hanging
Now Through Spring 2011
This concise exhibition presents nine examples of English embroidery from the sixteenth through the nineteenth century, from opulent examples made for ecclesiastical and secular use, to embroideries used as subtle displays of wealth and status, to reflections of contemporary social and aesthetic developments.
Now Through April 3, 2011
As the political climate in Philadelphia grew increasingly charged throughout the 1770s, art became currency. This presentation allows Museum visitors to see the featured works of art through the lens of a truly seminal period in American history—to consider the unexpected roles art played in the lives of individuals and families during the American Revolution.
Sultan 'Ali 'Adil Shah II
Now Through April 2011
A Glimpse of Paradise explores the unique status of gold in Islam through a small group of objects drawn from the Museum’s collection. The diverse selection includes a fourteenth-century Qur’an folio from Central Asia or Turkey with gold decoration added in India and a resplendent eagle-shaped pendant made in Iran during the nineteenth century. As these works show, gold was put to multiple uses in the arts of Islam, serving both as a sign of the divine and as an ornament for earthly pleasure.
Krishna and Radha
Now Through April 2011
Drawing from the Museum’s collection, Monumental “Miniatures” features a selection of paintings dating from the fifteenth through twentieth centuries. With highlights including an elaborate storytelling scroll from the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and a sumptuous depiction of Krishna and his beloved, Radha, from Kishangarh in the western state of Rajasthan, this exhibition explores the great regional and thematic diversity of India’s tradition of large-scale painting.
A Snake without a Head Is Just a Rope
Now Through Spring 2011
Clay used in artistic expression dates back to the dawn of civilization. In the past three centuries, artists from the United States have contributed to this rich ceramic tradition with vibrant, original and intelligent expressions in clay. Varied forms, surface decoration, use of glaze for color combined with science and skill shows the full breadth of possibilities as demonstrated by this selection of ceramics from the Museum’s collection.
Hiram Montier
Now Through Spring 2011
The earliest surviving portraits of an African American couple, Hiram and Elizabeth Brown Montier, provide a first-person perspective on their lives in nineteenth-century Philadelphia. On public view for the first time while on long-term loan to the Museum, the portraits invite special consideration as documents of marriage and family life within the city’s free African American community.
Twilight on the Campagna
Now Through May 15, 2011
A canonical figure in American painting, George Inness (1825–1894) is widely admired as the pioneer of the evocative aesthetic known as Tonalism, which is distinguished by soft focus and diaphanous layers of paint. This is the first exhibition to examine the artist’s two Italian sojourns (1851–52 and 1870–74) and their formative impact on his work. Italy—its art and its landscape—offered Inness a font of inspiration as he developed his own unique artistic vision.
Now Through Summer 2011
The debut installation in the Museum’s new Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden—Isamu Noguchi at the Philadelphia Museum of Art—presents a fascinating selection of sculptures by Isamu Noguchi (American, 1904–1988), who had long-standing ties with the Museum and its late director Anne d’Harnoncourt.
Man's Suit: Jacket and Trousers
Now Through Summer 2011
Drawn from the Museum’s rich collection of menswear, this exhibition focuses on one of Philadelphia’s most important industries in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: tailoring. Francis Toscani (1915–1973), one of the city’s most successful tailors, is featured, with over fifteen of the designer’s innovative garments on view.
Marriage Chest with Ceres Searching for Her Daughter, Proserpina
Now Through July 2011
In Renaissance Italy, betrothal and marriage were celebrated with a variety of events as well as commemorative works of art. Often elaborate, these objects marked the joining of a couple while symbolizing wealth and demonstrating alliances between powerful families.
Large Jar and Cover
Now Through September 5, 2011
The Kangxi emperor, who ruled China from 1662 to 1722, was a connoisseur of the arts who took a particular interest in ceramics. In the 1680s, he ordered the reactivation of the imperial porcelain factory at Jingdezhen; by the end of his reign there were more than three thousand workshops producing wares for the imperial court as well as for China’s thriving domestic and export markets. Porcelain for the Emperor showcases the extraordinary technical and aesthetic achievements of the Kangxi-era potters.

Museum Collections

The Museum is home to over 225,000 objects, spanning the creative achievements of the Western world since the first century AD and those of Asia since the third millennium BC. The European holdings date from the Medieval era to the present, and the collection of arms and armor is the second largest in the United States. The American collections are among the finest in the country, as are the expanding collections of modern and contemporary art. In addition, the Museum houses encyclopedic holdings of costume and textiles as well as prints, drawings, and photographs that are displayed in rotation for reasons of preservation.

Search the Collections

Objects in the collection are searchable by either keyword or, if known, Accession Number.


New Acquisitions

The Museum’s collections continue to grow with new purchases and gifts from generous donors.

Art Tours

Take a self-guided tour of objects in the collections, anytime you want. Subscribe to the Museum’s free Audio Podcasts.

Collection Highlights

Among the many features that make the Museum so unique are its authentic architectural assemblages, period rooms and several seldom-changing installations

Curatorial Departments

Throughout its history under different trustees and directors, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has had various collecting focuses and curatorial alignments.

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