Philadelphia has a special atmosphere; the City of Brotherly Love is home of the oldest art school in the U.S. and this makes the city in an attraction for any tourist. Philadelphia express itself through the art becoming in one of the most important cultural cities in the world.

So, if you are planning a visit this city you should know Philadelphia has more art than any other city, is a hotspot of music, art galleries, theaters, street art, and museums. Over the years many new galleries have been open their doors offering a new space to the talent of today which have transcended new borders.

Take a look at our selection of the best places to visit and enjoy the best artistic side of Philadelphia.

Let’s start with the Philadelphia Museum of Art

This place is a temple, through the years the Philadelphia Museum of Art has been the cultural heart of the city. Is one of the largest museums in the United States, a place that welcomes everybody, where you will find an impressive collection of artwork, over 22,000 works are showed day by day on this museum.

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This place connects the art with the people, is a memorable experience visit this museum, its collection has many important artworks of the famous and transcendental artist through the history. The extraordinary collection includes paintings by Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, remarkable sculptures by Constantin Brancusi and most important collection of works by Marcel Duchamp.

A museum that since its creation has always sought to make art popular and that it’s for the entire community.

Now visit Rodin Museum

Down the street from Philadelphia Museum of Art, exists an amazing museum that has sculptures by Rodin. This art-place has a great diversity of Rodin’s works that show how the artist worked. You will really like this place; the museum has a beautiful French-style gardens where you can appreciate many sculptures and enjoy the landscape.

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Undoubtedly is a stunning place with Rodin’s masterpieces, this museum is going to impress you a lot, and also is a spectacular spot for to take amazing photos.

The Center for Art in Wood

Awesome and funny museum to check out! The Center of Art in Wood is a museum that promotes the innovation through the art of wood, and this is wonderful.  This place creates a new context for many artist and for the public, which is the perfect opportunity for explore a different art scene in the city.

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Over the years the museum has been offer interesting exhibitions, there you will spend a funny time and have the chance to know how the wood is turning in a famous tool for the contemporary art. Solid museum and free to see!

Moore College of Art and Design

One of the best ways to see how the new art-scene takes Philadelphia. This school giving you the chance to appreciate the new artists of the town, each exhibition is free and open to the public, all of this is an excellent initiative which looks to support the new talent.

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Visit its exhibitions is an incredible experience that lets you interact with the artworks and artist, you will find new kinds of stuff and many points of view about contemporary art, really is a great activity to do while visiting Philadelphia.

The Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation has one of the most spectacular collections that you will see in the world, the place is incredible, visit this museum really is an unforgettable experience.  Apart from having a beautiful paintings collection inside, the building is an authentic architectonic gem that will impress you a lot.

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On this stunning gallery, you will have a chance to see remarkable pieces of art such as Camille au métier by Claude Monet, Acrobat and Young Harlequin by Pablo Picasso, Nature morte Bleue by Henri Matisse, Portrait of Madame Cézanne by Paul Cézanne and much more artworks.

Every first Sunday of each month the Barnes Foundation offers to enjoy free admission from 10 am to 5 pm and the first Fridays of the month you could access to different series of lectures where you would enjoy different activities from 6 to 9 pm. Not miss this first-class museum!

Arch Enemy Arts

Established in 2010 this art gallery has become in a famous place at Philadelphia. This is an inspirational space where you can find vibrant artworks with an emphasis on the lowbrow, pop-surrealism and urban.

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The gallery offers always something fresh and not looks like any other gallery on the world, we are confident that Arch Enemy Arts giving you as an unforgettable experience. Another highlight of the place is its amazing welcoming atmosphere. So, if you are planning a trip to Philadelphia this place must be on your list of places to visit.

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Paradigm Gallery

If you are looking for a place that exhibits an excellent contemporary art, the Paradigm Gallery is the top place that you can go. This gallery provides and a formidable space for enjoying the art closely, with high-performance artists and a strong collection of art, the Paradigm has been changing the way enjoy the art in Philadelphia.

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This gallery started as a project but over the years has become a gallery which had dedicated to helping many emerging local artists. Paradigm is a very accessible place where you find diverse contemporary artwork and a spot which celebrate the innovation as much as the beauty.