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Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

118 N Broad St. 215/972-7600.
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10AM-5PM; Wednesday 10AM-9PM, Sunday 11AM-5PM. Adults $15, Seniors (60+) $12, Students (with ID)$12, Youth (13-18) $8, Children under 12 free.
T UMAX PL-II X1.3 XFounded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is America’s first school and museum of fine arts. A recipient of the 2005 National Medal of Arts, PAFA is a recognized leader in fine arts education with a world-class permanent collection of American art. In addition to the permanent collection, there are special exhibits and lectures year-round. See their calendar for details at www.pafa.org/events.

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The Noyes Museum of Art

Lily Lake Road, Oceanville, NJ 08231. 609/652-8848. E-Mail.
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4:30pm; Sunday: noon to 5pm. Members free, General Admission $4, Seniors and Students $3.
The Noyes Museum’s permanent collection currently includes approximately 1,313 pieces of American art, ranging from painting and sculpture from the 19th to 21st century to an impressive variety of over 350 waterfowl decoys. Many of the paintings are non- representational images by artists active in the latter part of the twentieth century, donated by the Alternative Museum and Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper.. A substantial number of paintings in the collection are by Museum founder, Fred W. Noyes, Jr. Sculpture in the collection encompasses abstract works to outsider and folk art.

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National Museum of American Jewish History

101 South Independence Mall East. 215/923-3811.
Tues-Fri 10 am – 5 pm; Sat & Sun 10 am – 5:30 pm. Closed Mondays and on federal and major Jewish holidays. Adults (22-64) $12; Seniors (65+), Active Militaryand Youth (13-21) $11; Children (12 & under) Free.
The only museum in the nation dedicated solely to telling the story of Jews in America. Through artifacts, immersive environments and cutting- edge interactive technology, the familyfriendly exhibition shows how an immigrant population flourished under freedom. This is a story of universal interest that resonates for visitors of all backgrounds. A signature attraction is a multimedia exhibition that showcases the challenges and opportunities of 18 extraordinary Jewish Americans. The “It’s Your Story” video recording booth invites visitors to share family histories and personal memories, which the museum will archive for public viewing and sharing through online links.

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National Liberty Museum

321 Chestnut St. 215/925-2800.
Open 10am-5pm daily in the summer. Closed Mondays during the school year. Call for schedule on holidays. Adults $7; Seniors $6; Students $5 or $15 for your family.
This unique tribute to freedom includes a breathtaking collection of glass art, stories of 2,000 heroes of all backgrounds and nationalities, and the most imaginative exhibits you’ll see anywhere, including two life-size children made entirely of jellybeans.

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Mütter Museum

19 S 22nd St. 215/563-3737 ext. 242. E-Mail.
Mon-Sun, 10am-5pm. All Group tours must be scheduled in advanced at 215/563-3737 ext.293. Adults, $12. Children 6-18, Senior Citizens, and Students, $8.
Someone thought it a good idea to preserve 19th and 20th century medical equipment and anatomical specimens for forensic research, not realizing that having 20,000 of these specimens in one place spells fun for the not-faint of heart. If you’ve ever wondered what happened to Florence Nightengale’s sewing kit or President Grover Cleveland’s jaw tumor, look no further. Possibly the most requested museum among young tourists out to test their date’s capacity for the unusual. The collection is in fact a useful archive of medical information, despite the popular conception.

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The Marian Anderson Residence Museum and Birthplace

762 Marian Anderson Way (Martin St) between 19th and 20th Sts. Philadelphia 19146. 215/732-9505.

This understated two-story row home was the residence of Marian Anderson, widely considered the greatest contralto singer of the twentieth century. Anderson’s most famous legacy was her performance in front of 75,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial, after the Daughters of the American Revolution refused to let her sing at Washington DCs Constitutional Hall. Founder and President, Blanche Burton-Lyles. Curator, Phyllis Sims.

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The James A. Michener Art Museum

138 S. Pine St., Doylestown, PA 18901. 215/340-9800. E-Mail.
Winter Hours (November 1 – March 31) Tuesday through Friday: 10 am to 4:30 pm Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm to 5 pm Summer Hours (April 1 – October 31) Tuesday through Friday: 10am to 4:30pm Wednesday: Open on select evenings (call the main number for dates) Saturday: 10am to 5pm Sunday: 12pm to 5pm Art reference library available by appointment only.
The Patricia D. Pfundt Sculpture Garden and Terrace close one-half hour before galleries. The Museum is closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Adult: $6.50. Senior: $6.00. Students/Children age 6-18: $4.00. Members and Children under 6: Free. Some exhibitions may require an additional $6.00 special exhibition fee. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The Museum is handicapped accessible.
The James A. Michener Art Museum, located in Doylestown and New Hope, Pennsylvania, is an independent, non-profit cultural institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region. The Museum is named for Doylestown’s most famous son, the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer and supporter of the arts. Home to a world class collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings, the Museum also hosts nationally touring exhibitions and showcases important regional artists.

 

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Institute of Contemporary Art

University of Pennsylvania, 36th & Sansom Sts. 215/898-7108.
Wed-Fri 12-8pm. Sat-Sun 11am-5pm. Handicapped accessible. Adults $6, Artists, Students over 12 years, Seniors: $3.
The ICA hosts exhibits of works by contemporary artists such as Agnes Martin, Robert Morris, Cindy Sherman, Paul Thek, and Peter Campus. There are two floors, plus a ramp that’s become known as the Ramp Project, where a separate installation can usually be found. Note: There’s no permanent collection, so check ahead about the current schedule.

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Independence Seaport Museum

211 S Columbus Blvd & Walnut St, Penn’s Landing. 215/925-5439.
Open daily 10am – 5pm. Closed holidays. Adults, $9. Seniors, $8. Children, $6.
citypassDiscover Philadelphia’s maritime heritage with a variety of interactive exhibits.

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Glencairn Museum

Bryn Athyn, PA (about 1 mile from NE Philadelphia). . To make a reservation for a Saturday tour call 215-914-2993. 
Open for guided Highlights Tours every Saturday. Groups will leave at 11:00, 11:30, 12:30 and 1:00, with a maximum of ten people per tour. The tour lasts one hour and fifteen minutes. Reservations are strongly suggested. Adults: $7.00; Seniors (65+) $6.00; Students (College + age with ID) $4.00; children 5 years and under admitted free. Other prices apply for special events. Museum members receive discounts on tours and special events.
Glencairn Museum’s mission is to educate visitors about the history of religion, using art and artifacts from a variety of cultures and time periods. Religious life through the ages is presented by means of a remarkable collection that illustrates religions as varied as ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Medieval Christian, Islamic, Asian, and Native American.

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