Sun. Jan 16th, 2022

Philadelphia, Pa. is an exciting city full of history and life, and the best thing about it is that it’s just a short train ride from our campus!

Philly has so many entertaining things to do and many affordable options for college students like us. Whether those things include going to restaurants, festivals, or concerts, there is never a shortage of activities to do in Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of these. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located at 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

If you have ever seen the “Rocky” movies, it’s the building at the top of those memorable steps he runs up triumphantly while training.

The museum itself has so many incredible exhibits and they change on a fairly regular basis, so you can go more than once and always see something new or exciting.
With so many pieces of art there is something to satisfy every art lover.

From paintings and photographs to sculptures, contemporary pieces to classical, you get a taste of it all throughout the museum.
The exhibitions offered right now are fantastic.

Some of the major exhibits offered right now are Cy Twombly Sculptures, Take Two: Contemporary Photographs, Into Dust: Traces of the Fragile in Contemporary Art and The Wrath of the Gods: Masterpieces by Rubens, Michelangelo and Titan.

All of these exhibitions are incredible.

Walking through the museum, you just want to keep going and cover every inch of the building while falling in love with piece after piece.

Claude Monet once stated, “Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.”

The Philadelphia Museum of Art lets just that happen but with hundreds of artists and millions of people learning to love the art.

There are so many talented people in the world and seeing artwork on display inspires numerous people who visit the museum. So don’t be surprised if you see someone sketching in front of a painting or sculpture or on those famous steps.

Many people have a favorite artist and this is a great place to go and admire their works of art.

If you do not have a preferred artist, why not go to the museum and see if one stands out to you?

While enjoying beautiful, meaningful and historical works, you become very relaxed and find a sense of peace.

Maybe it is the lighting in each room, the friendliness of all the workers, or the whispers of bystanders speaking about each piece of art.

Whatever it may be, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has provided a calm place for all walks of life to go and appreciate magnificent art pieces.

The museum is a great way to mix things up and get off campus for a while.

A trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art is reasonably affordable for someone on a college budget.

If you bring your student ID, you get a discount or if you go on the first Sunday of any month it is pay what you wish.

Next time you and your friends want a break from school or time to relax and enjoy incredible works of art, make sure to hop the train into Philly for the day and go check out the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Aileen Assumma is a second year student majoring in English literature. She can be reached at AA823823@wcupa.edu.

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  1. Aileen, awesome! Next time in Philly try to get to South Street (during daylight hours) and indulge your taste buds. Also, stroll through Society Hill and Longwood Gardens. Keep up the reporting.

    Love you,
    Uncle Dan

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