The Philadelphia Museum of Art is an iconic location in Philadelphia that needs no introduction. It’s been seen in dozens of movies and television shows. The views of the Ben Franklin Parkway from the museum are magnificent. However, what I love about this location has nothing to do with the famous steps that Rocky climbed. Many areas surround the museum that are away from the crowds. They make for beautiful and intimate locations.
This museum was founded due to the 1876 Centennial Exhibition at Fairmount Park. After the festivities were over, its Memorial Hall remained open as the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art. They utilize it for the benefit and entertainment of the Commonwealth's citizens.
The Anne d'Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden was dedicated in 2010 to the museum's ongoing facility upgrades. By 2012, a new art-handling facility was built. In 2013, the Rodin Museum underwent a major renovation and reinstallation, and in 2018, the Café and Restaurant opened its doors. The North Entrance reopened with a Vaulted Walkway and a new retail store in 2019.
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