Philadelphia Museum of Art
The museum, which possesses more than 225,000 works of art, has many fine collections; paramount among them is the John G. Johnson Collection of European old masters. Other major bequests of European art include the Wilstach, Elkins, McFadden, and McIlhenny collections. The Cadwalader Collection of American art; the Gallatin, Arensberg, and Stieglitz collections of modern art; and the Crozier Collection of Persian and Chinese art are also of great importance. The museum houses more than 60 paintings by Thomas Eakins. It also possesses representative selections of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art; many period rooms, including a French Romanesque cloister and a Gothic chapel; a collection of textiles and costumes; and a fine group of works by Marcel Duchamp, including Nude Descending a Staircase.
See Philadelphia Museum of Art: Handbook of the Collection (1995).
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