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Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The vast collections of Renaissance, American and Impressionist art make the Philadelphia Museum of Art one of the largest in the country. And its impressive collections, acclaimed exhibitions and special programs make the museum a cultural must-see. The astounding art collection here comprises more than 200 galleries housing more than...

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Penn Museum

Penn Museum

This renowned museum is known for its collection of art and artifacts from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Greco-Roman World, Asia, Africa and the Americas (including a Native American exhibit). Gardens, fountains and a koi pond make the outside almost as impressive as the inside....

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“MLK on Lancaster Avenue” Mural Arts Philadelphia

“MLK on Lancaster Avenue” Mural Arts Philadelphia

In Philadelphia, every wall is a potential blank canvas, and stunning murals adorn building exteriors all over the city. Started in 1984 to help eradicate graffiti, Mural Arts Philadelphia enables professional artists and young Philadelphians to showcase their artistic talent in a constructive way. Created by muralist Cliff Eubanks, “MLK...

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Goth Hearts Mural

Goth Hearts Mural

Fishtown artist Amber Lynn, also known as Amberella, painted Goth Hearts, which represents “a culmination of feelings pulled from diaries, notes, sketchbooks, scribbles, memories and every day feels.” The mural is displayed on the wall of the Honeygrow headquarters building on Front Street....

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Inquire Within Mural

Inquire Within Mural

In 1985, Hedy Melvin painted Inquire Within on this wall located at 10th and Cherry Streets. The request for the mural came from the restaurant owners who occupied the building space at the time....

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Wexler Gallery

Wexler Gallery

The accomplished team at the Wexler Gallery believes in challenging the traditional labels that categorize art, allowing contemporary glass, studio furniture, ceramics and decorative arts to coexist happily here. The gallery is open to the public by appointment....

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Wexler Gallery

Wexler Gallery

The accomplished team at the Wexler Gallery believes in challenging the traditional labels that categorize art, allowing contemporary glass, studio furniture, ceramics and decorative arts to coexist happily here. The gallery is open to the public by appointment....

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

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Wexler Gallery

Wexler Gallery

The accomplished team at the Wexler Gallery believes in challenging the traditional labels that categorize art, allowing contemporary glass, studio furniture, ceramics and decorative arts to coexist happily here. The gallery is open to the public by appointment....

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

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Pentimenti Gallery

Pentimenti Gallery

Located in the heart of Old City, Pentimenti Gallery features contemporary art by a line of internationally established artists, as well as up-and-coming talent. The gallery hosts changing exhibitions and is open on certain days by appointment....

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