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2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

(215) 763 8100
philamuseum.org


Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sun 10am–5pm
Wed & Fri 10am–8:45pm

2017 Exhibitions & Special Events

In the Galleries

Designing Japan

Much of Japanese art reveals the maker’s sheer sense of delight in form, surface and pattern. This exhibition explores some of the realms of design. Most obvious perhaps is the use of and respect for the physical materials. The medium can become the message, whether it is bamboo, lacquer, wood, clay, metal, or fiber.

The South Asian Galleries Are Back

The South Asian Galleries are back—reimagined and more awe-inspiring than ever. With works spanning more than two thousand years and a vast area including India, Iran, Tibet and parts of South East Asia. The stunning South Indian Temple Hall is the only one of its kind in the Western hemisphere.