The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest art museums in the United States. It has collections of more than 227,000 objects that include “world-class holdings of European and American paintings, prints, drawings, and decorative arts”.
Called the Parthenon on the Parkway, the main building was co-designed in 1907 by prominent architects Julian Abele and Howell Le (Abele was the first African American to design a major museum in the nation). There are more than 200 galleries displaying examples of art and craft spanning over 2,000 years of history.
A college for women devoted to teaching art and design and to educating women for lifelong learning and involvement in the visual arts.
The Association for Public Art (aPA) commissions, preserves, promotes and interprets public art in Philadelphia. Formerly the Fairmount Park Art Association.
With its majestic facade, vaulted dome, ornate main altar, eight impressive side chapels, and main sanctuary the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul is one of the largest brownstone and architecturally-eminent structures in the City of Philadelphia. The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul is ranked among the outstandingly beautiful and architecturally perfect structures in Philadelphia and in the United States.
Stretching from City Hall to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia's grand tree-lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway is flanked by some of the city's most acclaimed destinations. Visitors to the Parkway Museums District will discover a cultural mecca with world-class museums and educational institutions.
Website for the Free Library of Philadelphia, its programs, resources, and services. One of the largest public library systems in the world.
Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a leading natural history museum dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science.
Logan Circle is one of Penn's original five squares (Northwest Square), and it, too, was once used as a burying ground. In 1821 the ground was being used as a pasture — difficult to imagine today.