Avenue of The Arts
Established in 1922 by Alfred C. Barnes, the foundation has one of the world’s largest Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings.
The center is home to a wealth of performing artists and organizations including The Academy of Music, the Philadelphia Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Ballet, the Philadelphia Pops, Opera Company of Philadelphia, American Theater Arts for Youth and others.
This city knows how to welcome in the New Year. Peruse the incredible collection of costumes, memorabilia and accessories related to this New Year’s Day parade.
Roam through 200 galleries containing over 225,000 works of art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Stand in Rocky’s footprints. Get acquainted with the museum on an introductory walk. Take a date to a jazz jam one evening at the museum.
The Wilma Theater
Located directly across the street from the hotel, Wilma Theater presents theater as an art form, engaging artists and audiences in an adventure of aesthetic philosophical reflection of the complexities of contemporary life. Produces thoughtful, well-crafted, productions of intelligent, daring plays that represent a range of voices, viewpoints, and production styles.
Though Paris boasts the greatest tribute to Rodin, Philadelphia’s museum house has an impressive 124 sculptures. In 1923, movie theater magnate Jules Mastbaum began collecting Rodin’s work. The Philadelphia museum is a gift from this philanthropist. The museum opened in 1929.
Rosenbach Museum and Library
Literary fans must plan on a visit to this museum and library. Here, they will gain insight into the methods and inspirations of the world’s greatest writers. Founded in 1954 by brothers, A.S.W. and Phillip Rosenbach, the manuscripts and books are housed in an elegant townhouse.