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October 3rd, 1997
Museum Announces New Admission Fees

Effective October 1, 1997, admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art will increase by $1.00, to $8.00 for adults, and $5.00 for children ages 5 to 18, students with I.D., and seniors age 62 and over. The increase was unanimously approved by the Fairmount Park Commission on September 10, 1997.

The Museum will continue to offer free admission on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Family memberships, which provide free admission and other benefits to 2 adults and all children 18 years and under living in the same household, may be purchased for $65.00; individual memberships will be $45.00 per person. Student memberships will remain at $25.00. For Membership information, call (215) 684-7840

Founded in 1876, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has grown into one of the nation's largest and most prominent museums, and is unique among American museums in its integrated presentation of a full range of fine and applied arts from Asia, Europe and the United States. In 1996, the Museum attracted more than 1,230,000 visitors.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is Philadelphia's art museum. We are a landmark building. A world-renowned collection. A place that welcomes everyone. We bring the arts to life, inspiring visitors—through scholarly study and creative play—to discover the spirit of imagination that lies in everyone. We connect people with the arts in rich and varied ways, making the experience of the Museum surprising, lively, and always memorable. We are committed to inviting visitors to see the world—and themselves—anew through the beauty and expressive power of the arts.

For additional information, contact the Communications Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art phone at 215-684-7860, by fax at 215-235-0050, or by e-mail at pressroom@philamuseum.org. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. For general information, call (215) 763-8100.

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