philadelphia museum of art

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Modelled after the Champs-Elysees in Paris, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia runs from downtown to the foot of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Forever immortalized on celluloid in the Rocky movies, the museum has a huge collection of art spanning various eras and we were fortunate to visit during the showing of a Picasso exhibit.


Considering neither of us have seen any of the Rocky movies, it seemed more than a little silly for us to pose in front of the statue. There was a long lineup of fans though, including this lady who enthusiastically mimicked the sculpture:

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It seems entirely possible that you could spend more than a day browsing each of the halls at the museum. We devoted a little more time to some of the modern pieces, but still had a chance to see most of the older works as well.

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10 comments

  1. What a great museum, that I had no idea existed!

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  2. that's so awesome you guys were there while the picasso exhibit was showing...what a treat!

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  3. I love when tourists make it onto your page:)

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  4. MOdern art not form me. But nice to read about it. Interesting travelling on the different coasts of the US in the same time !

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  5. MOdern art not form me. But nice to read about it. Interesting travelling on the different coasts of the US in the same time !

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  6. Very nice and interesting place.

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  7. oh, dear. never seen the movies? you must... my husband almost wouldn't marry me until i watched them.

    so i may have some nostalgia associated, but they are pretty good...

    love to follow your travels!

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  8. i have never been to philadelphia but after seeing some of those shots i will put it on my list!

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  9. really really cool museum! I love modern art.

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  10. Nice photos! I actually picked up a postcard of the little girl statue from MET Musuem.

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