Pay What You Wish at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pay What You Wish at Philadelphia Museum of Art
July 2nd, 2022 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

A legacy of our nation’s Centennial Exhibition of 1876, the museum opened its doors to the public on May 10, 1877, in what we now call Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park and moved to the top of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in 1928. Today, it is among our country’s largest art museums, with collections representing human creative achievement across two millennia. 

More than 240,000 works of art—from Asia, the Americas, Europe, and including global contemporary practice—provide a cultural resource for our communities and schools while drawing visitors from around the world. The early American galleries offer a rich and inclusive story of struggle and freedom, highlighting the Lenape tribes that lived on this land and greeted William Penn when he arrived, the achievements of the largest African American freed community in the United States, the establishment of the country’s first capital—Philadelphia–the American Revolution that was touched off here, and more. 

The recent completion of architect Frank Gehry’s Core Project, greatly expanding the interior public space, enables the museum to extend its civic engagement, provide an engaging destination for families, and generate programs and exhibitions that further the reach and meaning of art in our lives. Through August 28, this summer’s Art Kids program invites families to engage in creative play together and to enjoy a range of art-focused activities and discoveries throughout our more than 200 galleries. 

Among the exhibitions currently on view: Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas (through July 31); Elegy: Lament in the 20th Century (through July 24); Waiting for Tear Gas (through July 17); and Pictures in Pictures (through July 27). Visitors enjoy Pay-What-You-Wish admission on Friday evenings and first Sundays; the museum always offers free admission to children and teens 18 years of age and younger.

Pre-registration required. Check back June 1 for more details!

2022-07-02 2022-07-02 America/New_York Pay What You Wish at Philadelphia Museum of Art Pay What You Wish at Philadelphia Museum of Art on July 02, 2022 @ 12:00 am --- A legacy of our nation’s Centennial Exhibition of 1876, the museum opened its doors to the public on May 10, 1877, in what we now call Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park and moved to the top of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in 1928. Today, it is among our country’s largest art museums, with collections representing human creative achievement across two millennia.  More than 240,000 works of art—from Asia, the Americas, Europe, and including global contemporary practice—provide a cultural resource for our communities and schools while drawing visitors from around the world. The early American galleries offer a rich and inclusive story of struggle and freedom, highlighting the Lenape tribes that lived on this land and greeted William Penn when he arrived, the achievements of the largest African American freed community in the United States, the establishment of the country’s first capital—Philadelphia--the American Revolution that was touched off here, and more.  The recent completion of architect Frank Gehry’s Core Project, greatly expanding the interior public space, enables the museum to extend its civic engagement, provide an engaging destination for families, and generate programs and exhibitions that further the reach and meaning of art in our lives. Through August 28, this summer’s Art Kids program invites families to engage in creative play together and to enjoy a range of art-focused activities and discoveries throughout our more than 200 galleries.  Among the exhibitions currently on view: Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas (through July 31); Elegy: Lament in the 20th Century (through July 24); Waiting for Tear Gas (through July 17); and Pictures in Pictures (through July 27). Visitors enjoy Pay-What-You-Wish admission on Friday evenings and first Sundays; the museum always offers free admission to children and teens 18 years of age and younger. Pre-registration required. Check back June 1 for more details! --- 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway --- --- https://welcomeamerica.com 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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