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Land Acknowledgment

With gratitude and humility, the Philadelphia Museum of Art recognizes Philadelphia as part of Lënapehòkink, the ancestral homelands of the Lenape peoples. A long history of broken treaties, forced migrations, and fraudulent agreements such as the Walking Purchase of 1737 displaced many of the Lenape from this land. This museum and our staff strive to understand our place within the legacy of colonization and to act as allies to Lenape people and their vibrant communities today, including the federally recognized Nations: Delaware Tribe, Delaware Nation, and the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. We pay honor and respect to Lenape ancestors past and present by committing to build a more inclusive and equitable space for all.