Our east coast location places us in
one of the world's richest cultural settings. We are fortunate in
access to many extraordinary museums, all within easy reach-- most are
an hour or two away by car. Take advantage of these rich resources.
Learn about them now, and enjoy them throughout your life.
Check museum web sites before you visit--click on the links below
take you there. View into the Pre-Columbian gold
collection at the Met, one of the
museums in the world. http://www.metmuseum.org
Check for hours, directions and special
web sites to find out if student ID's will earn you lower admission
and learn about rules for photography or use of art materials for
on site before you visit.
BRANDYWINE RIVER MUSEUM-
-Chadds Ford, PA on Rte. 1 south of Rte.
in Chadds Ford. Call 610-388-2700. Open daily
Student rate with ID. Works of the Wyeths and American
Make sketches; BRM does not allow photographs. www.brandywinemuseum.org
NEW JERSEY STATE MUSEUM,
205 West State St., Trenton. Call
Open Tues.-Sat. 9-4:45; Sun. noon to 3. FREE. American art,
artifacts, photos. Under construction
South St., Philly. Open Tues.-Sat. 10-4:30;
Sun. 1-5. Student rates with ID. Call 215-898-4000. Highly
for ancient (esp. Egypt) & non-western (e.g., African, Am. Indian).
Cathedral Rd., Bryn Athyn, PA. 215-938-2600.
Limited hours, student rates. Medieval works, art and religion.
tours Mon.-Fri., www.glencairnmuseum.org
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART
and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.. Open
Tues.-Sun. 10-5 and until 8:45 Wed. & Fri. Student rate with
Discount Sundays. Call 215-763-8100 (215-684-7500 for
Excellent general collection. No flash, pens or large sketch
--A short walk from
the PMA on 22nd St. and Benjamin Franklin
Pkwy. For info, call PMA. Tues.-Sun. 10-5. Donations
A wonderful, informal museum with a superior collection of works by
Gates of Hell & Thinker outside. www.rodinmuseum.org.
THE BARNES FOUNDATION
North Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA. 610-667-0290.
Thurs. 12:30 to 5; Fri. to Sun. 9:30-5. Impressionists,
Post-Impressionsim and Modern, African
influence of African on Modern art. www.Barnesfoundation.org.
FORT DIX MUSEUM
--For info, call
562-6983. (Mr. Zimmerman, Curator) or 562-1011
(Fort Dix info). A military history museum with many WWI and WWII
Military ID still required. Be sure you can access base before going.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
DC. Fourth St., between the mall and
Constitution Ave., NW. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10-5; Sun., 11-6.
202-737-4215. FREE. Good general collection, good Byzantine
Renaissance works. www.nga.gov
--Independence Ave. at
7th St. SW in D.C. Daily 10 to 5:30.
Ph. 202-357-3091. Nice modern collection, great sculpture
FREE. Smithsonian. http://hirshhorn.si.edu/
FREER GALLERY OF ART
Dr. at 12th St. SW in D.C. and the ARTHUR
M. SACKLER GALLERY
Independence Ave., SW. A short walk from
the Nat'l Gallery. Open 10 to 5:30 daily. FREE. Call
or check www.asia.si.edu .
Asian collection. Both part of Smithsonian.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART
to Freer. Traditional and
contemporary art of Africa. Daily 10-5:30. FREE. Call
THE ART MUSEUM, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY-
NJ. Open Tues.-sun. 10-5;
Sun. 1-5. At the center of campus next to Prospect Gardens. Ancient,
Durer wood block, Impressionists, Mesoamerican, China. Donation.
For info, 609-258-3788 or www.princetonartmuseum.org.
PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
& Cherry., Philly. 215-972-7600.
Open daily until 5. Student admission with ID. American
art, colonial to modern. www.pafa.org
AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL
, 701 Arch St., Philly. 215-574-0380.
Tues.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-6. Cultural artifacts, works of major
GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE
Fairgrounds Rd., Hamilton (near Trenton). Tues.-Sun.
10-9. 609-586-0616. www.groundsforsculpture.org
in 22-acre park. Abakanowicz, Witkin, Segal, J. Seward Johnson.
Fun and interactive. Take friends/family.
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
Ave. at 82nd. in NYC. Open Tues.-Sun.
9:30-5:15; Fri. & Sat 9:30-9. Call 212-879-5500.
rates with ID. Highly recommended. The Met is one of the world’s best
--Branch of the Met,
devoted to Medieval Art. In Fort Tyron Park,
northern part of Manhattan. Worth the trip. 215-923-3700.
See Met web site above.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART-
53rd St., NYC. Open daily 11-6 except
Call 212-708-9400. Student rates. Wonderful collection
modern, e.g., Starry Night. Manhattan
site closed for expansion until
See Moma Queens. www.moma.org
--1071 Fifth Ave.
near the Met. Call 212-423-3500. Sun-Wed.
9-6, Fri & Sat. 9-8. Student rates. Modern art, marvelous
building by Frank Lloyd Wright..
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
Madison Ave. at 75th, 212-570-3676. Near
the Met. American: O’Keeffe, Hopper, Hanson. Great building by Marcel
INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Ave. of Americas at 43rd. 212-857-0001.
Good shows, programs and workshops on photography and its role in
Highly recommended for anyone who likes photography. www.icp.org
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Park West at 79th St., NYC.
Call 212-769-5100. Nice American Indian works. www.amnh.org
BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
and 32nd., Baltimore. Strong 19th
& 20th century art, good non-western. Great Matisse collection.
Wed.-Fri. 11-5, Sat./Sun.
11-6. Student rates. Call 410-396-7100. www.artbma.org
WALTERS ART GALLERY
Charles, Baltimore. Student rates. Open ‘til 5 daily except
Monday. Call 410-547-9000.
Good for Art History students for ancient, medieval, Renaissance,
Great Cycladic figure. Good restaurants, great city. www.thewalters.org
DELAWARE ART MUSEUM
Kentmere Pkwy, Wilmington. 302-571-9590.
American illustrators, Brandywine school (Wyeth), American and
JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM,
Doylestown, PA. Local artists and special
shows, including photography. 215-340-9800. www.michenerartmuseum.org.
LOCAL GALLERIES, PUBLIC SCULPTURE,
BCC's CREATIONS GALLERY, PERMANENT COLLECTION AND
are also available for you to visit to see
works of art.
|WARNING!!! Hours and fees
often change. Check by internet before going to a museum. If you
find a change, please let me know so I can update the list. Thanks for
And, if you need directions,
check the museum web site. Don’t
ask the Art History teacher: The last student who followed
her directions is still trying to raise bus fare out of Cleveland.
, by David Homer, Black & White Photo.
BCC permanent collection.