If First Friday isn’t your style, check out First Sundays at the Philadelphia Museum of Art! On the first Sunday of each month, admission is pay what you wish all day long.
Run up the cascading steps, like Philadelphia’s own Rocky Balboa, and you will come face-to-face with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, architecturally designed to resemble the temples in Greece. The third largest art museum in the country, it is situated at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and features art from different cultures and various time periods, making it a must-see attraction for anyone visiting Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art has something for everyone, including European, Modern and Contemporary, Asian and American art; arms and suits of armor; prints, drawings and photographs; textiles; and special exhibitions all spread out amongst three floors.
For those planning on heading to September’s pay what you wish Sunday, there are several exhibits on display for a limited time, such as Embracing the Contemporary: The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Collection, Creative Africa, The Architecture of Francis Kéré: Building for Community, Three Photographers/Six Cities and Contemporary Perspectives on African Art, featuring pieces from the Penn Museum.
If you can’t make it for pay what you wish Sunday, don’t worry! You can swing over to the Philadelphia Museum of Art Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $14 for youth and students with IDs and free for those 12 and under.
When you leave the museum, make sure you take a second to check out the amazing view down the Ben Franklin Parkway and then come visit us at Geno’s to wrap up your perfect day with a cheesesteak – another staple for anyone visiting Philadelphia.