FIND A WALK
About the Temple on the Hill Walk in Philadelphia
Constructed in the wake of the great Centennial Exposition of 1876, the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) rises on a manmade hill above the city, at the end of a great Parisian-style boulevard that cuts through William Penn's rational grid in ceremonial flourish. Everything about the museum, from its founding in the great age of public institutions that saw the birth of the Met in New York City and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, to the neoclassical temple architecture that houses it, speaks about American aspirations at the turn of the last century and the importance of public culture and education.
During this three hour visit to the museum and its collection in the company of a scholar we will comb through its most important masterworks and decorative arts, using the theme of collecting in America (and its social and political aspects) as a guiding principle.
An art historian-led tour of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
We will begin on the front steps of the museum (made famoread more
- Duration: 3 hours
- Category: Art
- Group: US$70 per person
- Private: US$325 per party
- Venues Visited
- Philadelphia Museum of Art