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About Us

We are committed to being the cultural heart of Philadelphia. Learn about who we are, what we value, and how we connect people to the arts.

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Mission

The Philadelphia Museum of Art—in partnership with the city, the region, and art museums around the globe—seeks to preserve, enhance, interpret, and extend the reach of its great collections in particular, and the visual arts in general, to an increasing and increasingly diverse audience as a source of delight, illumination, and lifelong learning.

Our History

For nearly 150 years, the museum has reflected the unique passions of Philadelphia collectors and curators. Discover the key moments, exhibitions, and artworks that shaped who we are today.

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Explore the Collection

Discover works in our collection in-person or online that have inspired thousands of visitors from across the globe.

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Access

We strive to be an art museum for all. Together, we are working to build inclusion in all we do through community, culture, and our collection.

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Join Our Team

We provide an inclusive workplace for our staff, volunteers, interns, and fellows. Learn more about our benefits packages and the values that motivate our team.

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