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The Art Museum is extraordinary and cool. More people should see it, because it can make people feel at home with their art. Lex (8 yr old)I like Frank Gehry's buildings because he showed the structure of the trees, people and cars in his models. My favorite part in the Art Museum is the red chair, made out of red rope. Madi (6 yr old)

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Lex and Madi - 7.13.2014 - 3:24 PM
How much is this expansion and renovation going to cost? And where is all the money coming from?

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Lebron - 7.13.2014 - 2:44 PM
The improvements to the museum have made my heart race. I love it.

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Roberta - 7.13.2014 - 2:39 PM
Please, reconsider the destruction of the iconic parkway steps. For all those interested asking the museum to stop this destruction, sign the petition https://www.change.org/petitions/philadelphia-museum-of-art-do-not-alter-the-iconic-steps-on-the-parkway

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#SaveOurSteps - 7.13.2014 - 11:14 AM
the design is interesting; however, the destruction of the steps will negatively impact one of the most iconic images of Philadelphia. Please, don't ruin our steps. #SaveOurSteps

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Mike G - 7.13.2014 - 10:32 AM
LOVE everything about the new design. I think the window through the stairs would create a fantastic space and visually tie the museum in with the rest of the city. I can't wait to look out that window (or sit a latte from a couch looking out the pediment window!).

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Kathy - 7.12.2014 - 3:50 PM
The level C atrium looks awe-inspiring. The wonders this museum can bring to the community is amazing and a true treasure. We are really excited by the idea to open up the brick pediments to get some amazing views of the city!

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David and Lisa - 7.12.2014 - 2:23 PM
VISITOR FROM NYC, REALLY LOVE THE MUSEUM. HAVE SOME DOUBTS ABOUT THIS RENOVATION, BUT GOOD LUCK

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GARY - 7.12.2014 - 1:14 PM
I love this place because it shows their feelings of what they made.

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Anya - 7.12.2014 - 12:03 PM
i LIKE THE NUMBER PAINTING 123456789012345

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ELLEN - 7.11.2014 - 7:14 PM
I LIKE THE RED CHAIR

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SIERRA - 7.11.2014 - 7:13 PM
Apparently there is a large collection of Asian art that hasn't been displayed since 2002. Does the museum not have plans to display it until/if the new galleries are built? I feel like there are more immediate ways to prioritize different kinds of art from around the world through a rotating collection in existing galleries. It's awesome that it's part of the plan, but I feel like using the idea of more inclusive collections to generate more interest is kind of misleading since there is a choice here to not display them currently in the existing Asian collection space.

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Iris - 7.11.2014 - 3:40 PM
There is much here that makes me uncomfortable. As a preservationist I am concerned about the loss of the historic stairs from the ground floor to the first floor nor am I convinced that the free-form curving stairs would integrate with the rest of the design. Even more worrisome are the new additions to the wings facing the Parkway which are really, really intrusive and impinge on a primary facade. I am neutral about losing the auditorium but wonder if the new auditorium will be overly grandiose. This is already a museum with lots of spaces that lend themselves to parties. I am pleased that you are thinking about reopening that street level tunnel which I remember as a terrific space. Think you could very well do an underground expansion, though I vaguely remember stories about contractors going broke trying to excavate bedrock. Are you losing storage space and curatorial offices? Will you have problems with water penetration from all that stuff (especially the skylights) on the plaza?

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Gale Harris - 7.11.2014 - 3:21 PM
I congratulate Mr. Gehry on finally doing a project that is elegant and functional and doesn't scream "FRANK GEHRY." My only objection is to bisecting the "Rocky" stairs at the back of the museum with a seating area. The stairs are iconic (even without Rocky) and are a fabulous part of the original building design. It seems that there are many other spots on either side of the stairs and/or on the terrace to place outdoor seating. Having places to sit outside the museum in comfort and safety would make a lovely addition to the museum and parkway space and greatly enhance it's use and presence in the city. I greatly look forward to visiting the new museum galleries in the future!

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Peggy - 7.11.2014 - 2:40 PM
The current grand front steps are massive in scale. They are the scale of a major city. They are clearly visible and welcome you from a mile away (City Hall). Breaking up the stairs into little parts trivializes the relationship of the Museum to the City, and destroys the scale. They also a part of an iconic experience unique to the site.Please do not eat into this magnificent city place.Kudos on the rest of the project!

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Leland - 7.11.2014 - 12:46 PM
This is a wonderful place to spend my whole day in, love all the modern and sacred art. Makes my day!

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Lucy Kong - 7.11.2014 - 11:09 AM
hi. this place is awesome

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victoria - 7.9.2014 - 8:35 PM
Today is my birthday. I enjoyed spending it in this museum.Thank you.

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Jennifer - 7.9.2014 - 8:33 PM
I think that while challenging, the invitation of natural light and more community meeting spaces within the PMA would be a positive development. If we can get past our initial reactions this would likely be an improvement to the city of Philadelphia.

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Jacob Albers - 7.9.2014 - 8:29 PM
It would appear the museum is growing up. The bold new logo is apparently just the beginning. The extraordinary expansion is nothing short of stunning and should offer the museum the ability to drastically expand its world-class collection. The new design is beautifully simple and modern, yet retains features of its existing iconic design.I very much look forward to seeing the new museum. Hopefully I'll still be living in Philly when it's ready for exploration.

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Stephen J. Weber - 7.9.2014 - 8:20 PM

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