First held in Fairmount Park in 1876 at the Centennial Exhibition, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has proven their world-renowned collection by the appeal of the general public ever since. Creating educational programs for the people since 1900 has made it a valuable part of the community.
At first, the museum showcased industrial nature-related objects, European ceramics, books, textiles, paintings, and even antique furniture. As the decades passed on, technological art advances began filling the museum as a way to keep up with the times.
The museum is located off of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the current hours are Tuesday–Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Wednesday & Friday: Main building open until 8:45 p.m.Closed Monday except for some holidays.
For more information please visit http://www.philamuseum.org/.
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