Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Lluis Enric Mayans

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It is certainly one of the most beautiful museums in the city, which collects inside heterogeneous works coming from various historical periods, from today until over 2000 years ago. There are numerous collections and temporary exhibitions alongside the permanent ones, although the greatest preference goes to the exhibitions made with works of art purely from Europe, the Americas and Asia.

In addition to its aesthetic beauty reminiscent of the neoclassical architecture of the Old Continent, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is also a great multifaceted cultural center which offers not only “static” exhibitions, but also activities for young and old, concerts, films and conferences with an artistic theme.

Who knows the actor Sylvester Stallone immediately associates this artist with his most famous characters: Rambo e Rocky. And it is precisely the latter who has a strong bond with the city of Philadelphia, so much so that in 1982, in correspondence with the filming of "Rocky 3", the actor had a Rocky statue life size to fix at the top of the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, on those same steps where the film character trained at breakneck speed followed by his trusty Birillo.

When the shooting of the film was finished, the statue of Rocky, praising the sky with boxing gloves, had fluctuating luck, considered “rubbish” by the intellectuals who demanded its removal from the stairs of the famous museum; so the relocation of the “scenographic” work was chosen at the base of the staircase, where it is currently located.

To date, there are many tourists who go right outside the museum to photograph the statue of Rocky and climb the steps at breakneck speed repeating the same scene from the film.

Where it is: off 26th Strada and Benjamin Franklin Parkway – Philadelphia, PA 19130
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 / 17:00 - some exhibitions are closed on Friday evenings and others remain open until 20:45. Closed on Mondays
tickets: Adults: $ 16 - 65 and over: $ 14 - Kids (13-18): $ 12 - under 13s are free
How to get there: bus no. 32 or 38, 26th Street & Pennsylvania Ave stop

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