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Philadelphia Museum of Art
A Philly must-do list should include a stop at the bronze Rocky statue (commissioned by Sylvester Stallone for Rocky III and reluctantly erected in its current place by the Philadelphia Museum of Art), a Rocky-inspired run (or walk) up the steps, and, of course, a visit inside the legendary institution itself. The impressive collection includes holdings from the medieval period to the present, with art and sculpture dating back as far as the Renaissance, and one of the finest collections of American art in the country. Popular galleries include ones devoted to Asian works, Impressionism, photography, and costumes and textiles. Not interested in art? You'll still want to see the arms-and-armor rooms, which display the second-largest collection in the U.S. Devote some time to strolling through the outdoor sculpture garden, or take a shuttle to the nearby Perelman Building galleries. On the first Sunday of each month, the admission fee is pay-what-you-wish.
By Sue Manuel, AFAR Local Expert
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Do Yoga Among Priceless Works of Art
Tired of the same old yoga classroom? On Wednesday nights at the Philadelphia Museum of Art you can check out a Dalí painting and practice your Warrior II all in the same place! The class is part of Pay What You Wish Wednesdays and patrons, you guessed it, can participate in yoga, music lectures or an inspired walk among the artwork for whatever price they choose. (Entrance and activities from 5:00pm to 8:45 pm)
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
Tue, Thur, Sat, Sun 10am - 5pm
Wed, Fri 10am - 8:45pm