The city of Philadelphia is known for so many world famous and beautiful things: the Liberty Bell, South Street and of course cheesesteaks! Out of all the wonders of the City of Brotherly Love, perhaps the most fascinating would be the Art Museum.No matter what your interests, there is something for everyone at the art museum. Nearly every aspect or revolution in the wonderful world of art is represented in the countless halls of this artistic haven. Renaissance,
expressionism, realism, abstract or modern. No matter what, the Philadelphia Art Museum is sure to please.
Not only is the artistic experience itself pleasing, but so is the price. Tuesday through Saturday the price for one adult admission is $10. Lucky for us, with a valid student ID you can get in for $7. Or you could go on a Sunday which offers everyoneʼs favorite fare. Every Sunday, the Philadelphia Art Museum offers all of its visitors to “pay what they wish.” Pay a penny; pay a quarter-any amount will sufﬁce for your visit. There is no time limitation either. It doesnʼt get any better than that! Hours do vary depending on the day. Unfortunately, the museum is closed on Mondays. Tuesday through Sunday the hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Fridays they stay open till 8:45 p.m.
The Philadelphia Art Museum also offers special exhibits which usually focus on one artist or style in particular. Theyʼve held exhibits devoted to a particular artist such as the recent exhibition of Manetʼs work and even an entire exhibit devoted to the color hot pink. The current exhibit is entitled “Glorious Harvest: Photographs from Michael E. Hoffman Tribute Collection,” and will run through Oct. 3 Also, on Saturday, Oct. 2 the museum is offering a free college day.
Any college student with a valid ID will get in absolutely free. Be
sure not to miss out on such an incredible offer. Whether your major is art or anthropology, business or biology, the Philadelphia Art Museum
is an enlightening and inspiring place for everyone. Thereʼs plenty of free parking on site at the museum and if you donʼt have a car, the bus can drop you off directly at the museum steps.
Whether you go for the art or just to imitate Rocky, the Philadelphia
Museum of Art is an amazing experience. If you have any other questions or concerns you can visit the museumʼs Web site http://www.philamuseum.org. Come and enjoy the arts in Philadelphia!