The Museum offers more than 200 galleries presenting art from all corners of the globe, showing works from pre-antiquity to the present day. Outdoors, a one-acre, terraced Sculpture Garden presents monumental three-dimensional works.
The collection ranges from a 1920s Drawing Room of a New York Town House, to Modern American Landscapes, Mexican Modernism; South Asian Art; Korean Ceramics, Ink Painting and Calligraphy; to Masters of American Craft and American still life painting. Across the street, the refurbished landmark Art Deco Perleman Building houses 30,000 items in Costumes and Textiles; 150,000 Prints, Drawings, and Photographs; Modern and Contemporary Design exhibitions; and other temporary exhibitions.
Owned by the City, the nearby Rodin Museum (see separate listing)and two furnished colonial houses in Fairmount Park, are administered by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.