|2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
|Closed 10AM–5PM 10AM–8:45AM 10AM–5PM 10AM–8:45PM 10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM
Ich glaube , es gibt kaum jemanden , der diese Stufen am Museum nicht mit den Gedanken an Rocky Balboa bzw. Sylvester Stallone hochgelaufen ist . Als ich 2010 im Dezember das 1. mal dort an der untersten Stufe stand , kaum jemand zu sehen weit und breit , da packte mich schon eine gewisse Ehrfurcht . Diese Stufen wollte ich erst gar nicht betreten , dabei hatte ich über 30 Jahre auf diesen Moment gewartet. Ob man es will oder nicht : man hat das Gefühl , diese ganze Atmosphäre aus den Rockyfilmen trifft einen gerade mit voller Wucht - und man geht echt emotional K.O. Trotz so vieler vergangener Jahrzehnte ..... es laufen immer noch Jogger , Kinder , Touristen und Erwachsene jeden Alters diese Stufen rauf , reissen teilweise dort oben ihre Arme hoch und tänzeln umher ,als ob ihnen etwas ganz großartiges im Leben passiert / gelungen wäre . Ich gebe zu , dass ich seit meiner Kindheit ein leidenschaftlicher Stallonefan bin und das ich immer davon geträumt habe , diese Stufen auch einmal hinaufzulaufen. Ich habe sehr lange warten müssen , um mir diesen Traum zu erfüllen , diesen Ort zu besuchen und die Stufen hoch zu rennen . Allerdings bin ich auch weniger sportlich und sehe dementsprechend nicht ganz so galant wie ein Rocky dabei aus :-) Oben , am ende der Stufen , steht die Figur des Rocky nicht mehr . Dafür sind die Fußabdrücke von Sylvester Stallone dort in Stein eingefasst. Die Statue steht , wenn man am Fußende der Treppe ist , links . Sie ist nicht ganz so groß wie das Original aus dem Rocky III Film , aber sie ist wunderschön. Ich bekomme immer wieder Gänsehaut , wenn ich vor ihr stehe. Im Dezember diesen Jahres fliege ich ein drittes mal nach Philadelphia und freue mich wahnisnnig darauf . Jeder Stallonefan sollte - sofern es ihm möglich ist - diesen Ort besuchen . Er hat etwas geheimnisvolles , Leidenschaftliches an sich.
So no one needs another glowing review of a reputable and well-liked museum, but here it comes, because I had an excellent time. First of all I learned the word docent, and speaking of which they were, for the most part, unobtrusive and chill which is nice because I was not really at my best socially that day. But a few of them were friendly enough to strike up conversation with me which was also enjoyable and they were very nice and friendly. Im sure had I ventured to, they could have told me some fine details about the various exhibits at which they were stationed. The front desk staff were also kind and speedy, even though it was packed for Pay What You Want Wednesday. The museum itself is quite large. It is incredible. Exhibits in some portions are entire rooms themselves, and which are presented as though they are built into the infrastructure. As a collections management novice I enjoyed all the accession number tagging on the placards, because I could see when the item was obtained and was left to imagine how in the world they have preserved it for so long. Im amazed anything has survived for any amount of time when it lived out in the world but that is a thought independent of this museum and as such this review. Sorry. It was nice that my ticket for which I contributed a mere dollar granted me access to their featured exhibit (currently Michael Nichols). Above all I would definitely recommend a visit here -- just make sure you set aside a few hours and wear comfortable shoes because to make your rounds you will need them.
El Museo de Artede Filadelfia es uno de los lugares mas míticos y entrañables que podrás visitar en Estados Unidos. Es inevitable asociar estas escaleras con Rocky, pero si profundizamos un poco mas nos daremos cuenta de que la arquitectura de Filadelfia es muy interesante de valorar. Este museo es un ejemplo de ello. Mención especial para la estatua de Rocky III que se encuentra actualmente en un extremo a pie de las escaleras. También han recreado unas huellas de bronce, justo donde Rocky se puso a celebrar el éxito de su entrenamiento. De película.
Im writing from a perspective of a complete novice when it comes to any form of art. I had been wanting to visit the Museum for a long time now just on the basis of how grand it looked from the outside. This Friday I actually found some time to check it out and all I can say is that its completely worth your time. I was not bored for a minute. There are a lot of paintings in there that I didnt get but through simple explanations on the rest I found myself very appreciative of the artwork of painters like Picasso, Duchamp, Rousseau and many others. The entire collection of European and American paintings is pleasing to see. The British and American culture displayed through lifestyles on the second floor of the main building just left me in awe. I had never seen anything like it before. Make sure you have at least 4-5 hours or the next day to check out this great place in its entirety! (yes, tickets are valid for 2 days) And any students reading this, you can become a member for a year for just $20. Also, you can bring in a guest for just $10, maximum guests allowed is 10.
Went there yesterday with the Family for International Museum day, free admission, which we were told also includes admission to several other museums in Philadelphia. Everyone seemed to enjoy. I liked the medieval armor the best. So fascinating to see these old works of art dating back before modern tools or electricity. Just cant imagine how they were able to create such amazing works of art. If anything maybe I missed it but wish they had a list of rules posted more clearly. I do not see any on their website? Important quick call came in and no one was around but I was quickly asked by an employee to move to the stairwell, I would not have even answered if I knew there was a rule. Then my daughter was tired of walking so I put her on my shoulders once again told thats not allowed. They have staff all over the place monitoring you. You would think these people would be a bit more knowledgeable being they stand in there every day. I asked 4 or 5 of them questions about the art but they knew nothing more than what was on the sign next to the art piece.
World class and a must see for anybody interested in art and art history. In the top tier of American museums, along with the Met, the National Gallery, Chicago and Boston. The collections that form this museum were collected in the 19th and 20th century and could never be bought today at any price. There are probably 20 or 30 paintings here of world significance, starting with Cezannes Large Bathers. A particularly great collection of 19th Century European art, which beautifully complements the Barnes Foundation a 10 minute walk away. There is also a fabulous collection of 18th and 19th century American art and objects that complements the collection in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts -- a 20 minute walk away and Philadelphias third major art museum (the fourth is the Penn museum). Its also a fabulous fun building in a majestic setting with some of the greatest urban vistas in America. You can have a great time walking the grounds around the museum for free.
This is a great museum, especially if you have never been. Its too big to see it all in one day and get anything out of it. There will be a huge expansion soon. Obviously art is in the eye of the beholder but the curators here seem to have tried to cover as much ground as possible to offer something that will attract everyone. This museum has special kid days with fun activities to keep children thinking and entertained for a reasonable amount of time. Also the building is adjacent to Kelly drive and Fairmount park as well as many of the interesting museums on the Ben Franklin parkway. Also there are the Rocky steps which will apparently be demolished to make room for an addition soon so see them while you can. It is a shame as the archetecture of the museum is interesting on the parkway side and the steps make the building all the more grand. Grab that famous view of city hall while you still can.