Arts & Culture in Philadelphia

Art is a vital component to any Philadelphia visit. In fact, often times, art happens to you in Philadelphia. Art surrounds you, reaching far beyond the walls of our famed museums and accompanying you down the street and into our parks and open spaces. You can walk easily from your hotel and pass through neighborhoods to see sculpture, architecture, and murals, as well as unofficial street art.

It’s no wonder Philadelphia is one of only three U.S. destinations – and one of only eight destinations around the globe – to make Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Gold List. The publication asserts, “there’s really something special about Philadelphia,” citing the city’s incomparable public art. Philadelphia was also named as one of 11 cities around the world that are home to “Must-See Public Art,” per Travel + Leisure’s 2022 list, which cites iconic sculptures such as LOVE and Rocky, as well as the work done by Mural Arts Philadelphia and the Association for Public Art.

Explore our museums and galleries – indoor and out. Enjoy ballet, theater, live music and much more. Whatever you want to do, Philadelphia is here to inspire the art lover in you.

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The Barnes Foundation photo credit Kyle Huff for PHLCVB

Iconic Art in Philadelphia

With more public art than any other American city – including murals and sculptures – Philadelphia’s spirit can be found in the art that follows you down the street into parks, open spaces, museums and galleries.

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LOVE Park. Photo by M. Zugale for PHLCVB

Photo-Worthy Public Art

Explore public art pieces to fix your lens on while exploring Philadelphia.

Public Art

Watershed Moment will be on view through October 30, 2022. Photo by R. Torres.

Top Can't Miss Exhibits

Philadelphia is filled with wonderful art museums and galleries to explore. Discover this roundup of some of the exciting exhibits that are on view now or coming soon around the region.

Top Exhibits


The Art Lovers Philadelphia Itinerary

Home to the largest collection of public art in the U.S., Philadelphia also boasts plenty of historic museums, renowned performing arts companies and eclectic eateries that will impress any art aficionado.

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