University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Address
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Mission
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, through its research, collections, exhibitions, and educational programming, advances understanding of the world’s cultural heritage. Our Commitments and Aspirations:
•research excellence
•scientific and ethical integrity
•highest standards of preservation and documentation of sites and collections
•excellence in interpretive exhibits
•effective Communication with our public about the world’s cultural heritage
•service to the University of Pennsylvania community
•supportive, diverse, and cooperative work environment
•fiscal capability to support our mission

The Nitty Gritty

Good Neighborhood X
Kind Employee’s X
Accessible Parking
Sensible way finding X
Accessible Public Transportation X
Kid Friendly X
Gift Shop worth visiting X
Clean Bathrooms! X
Labels you can find X
Reasonable Pricing X
Ample Sitting Room X
Memorable X
Spacious X
Whiteness
Cool visitor materials
Student discount X

Hours
Tuesday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thurs – Sun
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday
CLOSED

Price
$12 general adult admission
$10 senior citizens (65 and above) and active U.S. military personnel
$8 for children 6 to 17 and full-time students with college ID
FREE for Museum members, children 5 and under, and PENNcard holders (Penn faculty, staff, and students)

Walk Like an Egyptian

This museum sits directly across from the famous Franklin Field. The Museum has created a name of its own holding artifacts from Egypt, Africa, and Rome to name a few. The grounds and building are beautiful and keep up with Penn’s Ivy League standard. The employee’s were a little impatient at times but overall I believe I probably caught them on an off day. Located near numerous forms of public transportation including regional rail, trolley lines, and buses the museum is easy to get to from all areas of Philadelphia. Low prices and accessibility make this a great opportunity for some culture.


Flashbacks of Art History 101

Within the exhibitions it will be hard not to associate it with a large lecture hall filled with hundreds of bodies filling their requirement for art history 101. These artifacts and ones similar to their importance were covered in detail in your introductory art history course. I will say seeing these pieces in person art a lot more astounding than the lecture hall you may remember. The Penn museum does a great job of exhibiting these works in a flattering setting with lighting that add’s a particular glow instead of an aggressive hospital lighting you see in some museums. This museum will be interesting and compatible with people of all ages. There is so much to see in a city like Philadelphia but whether you are site seeing or going on a college visit this may be a great place to stop.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Nitty Gritty

Good Neighborhood X
Kind Employee’s X
Accessible Parking X
Sensible way finding X
Accessible Public Transportation X
Kid Friendly X
Gift Shop worth visiting X
Clean Bathrooms! X
Labels you can find X
Reasonable Pricing X
Ample Sitting Room X
Memorable X
Spacious X
Whiteness
Cool visitor materials X
Student discount X

Mission Statement

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, in partnership with the city, the region, and art museums around the globe, seeks to preserve, enhance, interpret, and extend the reach of its great collections in particular, and the visual arts in general, to an increasing and increasingly diverse audience as a source of delight, illumination and lifelong learning.

Admission

Access for two consecutive days to main Museum building, Perelman Building, Rodin Museum, and Historic House Mount Pleasant.
Adults: $20
Seniors (65 & over): $18
Students (with valid ID): $14
Youth (13–18): $14
Children (12 & under): Free
Members (Join): Free

*Holiday Hours

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and the 4th of July
Open normal hours on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Presidents’ Day
Memorial Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
** Select galleries are open Friday evenings.

Main Building
Mondays: Closed *
Tuesday through Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday** evenings: open until 8:45 p.m.

Perelman Building

Mondays: Closed *
Tuesday through Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday evenings: Closed

Rodin Museum
Tuesdays: Closed *
Wednesday-Monday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
For more information visit http://www.rodinmuseum.org >>

Historic Houses
April through December Guided Public Tours
Learn more about the Historic Houses >>

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is the place where my love and passion for the arts began. My parents would take us to the museum to walk around and look at the work. My brother always insisting on stopping at the armory and My favorite stops would always be seeing the bronze Degas dancer. In high school I had the opportunity to have an Artist come to our school and teach us the art of Stain Glass. We hand carfted our own Stain Glass which was displayed at the Museum and enterered into a contest in which my class recieved 2nd place.

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College gave me the opportunity to be a neighbor of a museum I have always loved. As a Westphal student I am given the opporrunity to have a student membership which gives me the opportunity to enter the museum free of charge. This opportunity has given me the chance to incorporate the museum into my daily life. The Philadelphia Museum of Art has grown with me. I owe so much of my knowledge and life experience to the Museum and I hope that you will be able to see some aspects of the museums that you enjoy as well.

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The Philadelphia museum of art is a wonderful experience! The museum is surrounded by water and a beautiful trail that leads you past boat house row. If you are a pop culture fan this is also where you will find the infamous steps that Rocky used as part of athletic routine. His statue will be found out front of the museum.

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The employees are wonderful. The security guards will talk to you about the art which is a refreshing experience. Their passion fills the halls and it makes the experience noteworthy. The maps are helpful but take your time, walk to exhibits that interest you because there are so many topics within the museum you really get to dictate how you spend your time and what type of experience you have. There are signs throughout the museum but a lot of the halls look very similar so if you do in fact get lost the guards are very helpful. If you are traveling with kids there are a few things you must see. There is a tea house that is life size which really gives you the ability to feel surrounded by the art. There is also a few more exhibits that give you the same feeling. These exhibits give you the ability to travel the world without ever leaving Philadelphia. As an adult the impressionist collection really is worth visiting. I also recommend viewing the modern art. Enjoy your visit. Feel free to comment or ask questions.