Places

Top 10 Places to Visit in Philadelphia: 1. Philadelphia Museum of Art

On my first installment of the Top 10 Places to Visit in Philadelphia, I start out with the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

This post is not written as a chronological competition between the places, but a general overview of the great city of Philadelphia and its history.

The sheer size of this wonderful museum is magnanimous and the various pieces exhibited include European Art, Asian Art, American Art, and Modern Contemporary Art. I have been there more often than not and have seen pieces by my favorites such as Van Gogh, Matisse, Chagall, and others. Not only was I lucky to see originals of such masters, but I learned of a painter by the name of Eugene Berman that struck an important chord on my most recent visit. I will write a future post about his paintings and Salvador Dali’s “Soft Construction With Beans”

In my opinion, art is one of the few reasons to live for and there are some majestic museums in the world. The Philadelphia Art Museum should be considered in those conversations because one will not have enough time in life to view everything in the true manner that is necessary to get the full aspect of the creator’s vision. This is a good thing, because you will never be bored and will never take the artist for granted. I highly encourage everyone living in the city or visiting the city to take their time and be inspired by these people who took their time away from their life to share the vision of the times and their hearts and minds.

The best times to go from an affordability standpoint is on Wednesday after 5PM and the first Sunday of the month (10AM – 5PM). During those times, you will be able to pay as you wish, which is much more financially prudent considering that the regular adult ticket is $20 and a senior is $18. Click on the photo and you will enter their website.