Philadelphia Museum : A Three Floored Building

1173 Words Dec 11th, 2016 5 Pages
Philadelphia Museum, a three-floored building, has different artwork distributed chronologically, conceptually and according to nationality. The exhibitions are classified in different categories ranging from American Art, Asian art, European art, to Arms and armor, Prints drawing and photographs, Modern and contemporary art, Special Exhibitions, and Textiles. The ground floor is composed of two types of artwork: prints, drawing, and photography; specifically, the Honickman and Berman Galleries, and modern and contemporary art. The Honickman and Berman Galleries and a section of the modern and contemporary art occupy the west wing while the rest of the modern contemporary art occupies the east wing. The classical splendor is the most significant showcase in the Honickman and Berman Galleries designed by Benjamin Henry in 1808. Inspired by the classical art of ancient Greece, the showcase is one of the best achievements of the early national periods.
The first floor is composed of American and Modern and Contemporary Art to the south wing, special exhibition and prints & drawings to the west wing and European art (1850-1900) to the east wing. An example of the American art is The Revenge: The Escape, drawn by George de Forest Brush (1855-1941). This artwork is exhibited in Gallery 111. He displays a passionate and primitive image to signify the curiosity about the qualities of the Native American culture. This particular artwork is an embodiment of native American culture.…
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