Philly’s Art Scene and Where to Park
When you think of Philadelphia’s art scene, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If it’s jogging up the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s steps while doing your best Rocky impression, you’re not quite right — but location-wise, you’re pretty close.
Think about it for a second: How long can you walk down a city block without being reminded that Philly has a robust art scene? If the countless murals weren’t enough of a reminder, just take a stroll down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway where these two gems are:
In fact, to make things even more enticing for visitors, the Museum of Art offers a Pay What You Wish entry fee on the first Sunday of every month and on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
If you’re a fan of the arts, you may have collected a few nice pieces over the years, right? No offense, but the Barnes Collection will probably put it to shame.
Don’t be so hard on yourself though. It’s hard to compete with 3,000 masterpieces, including 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos, 16 Modiglianis, seven Van Goghs and much more.
By the way: On the first Sunday of each month, the Barnes Foundation offers free admission! Plan your trip ahead and get all the details here.
Now before heading to the Parkway to gaze at all the masterpieces, make sure you’re getting a cheap and convenient parking spot. Luckily we have two locations within close walking distance. Check out the locations below and get at us on Twitter or Facebook with any questions!
- Up to 20 Minutes – $3.00
- Each Additional 20 Minutes (or portion) – $3.00
- Up to 10 hours – $16.00
- Over 10 hours – $20.00
- Early Bird – Enter by 9 a.m., exit by 6 p.m. – $14.00
- Weekend Rate – (Saturday and Sunday, must exit by Monday at 9 a.m.) – $7.00 per day
- Up to 1 hour – $6.00
- Up to 2 hours – $10.50
- Up to 12 hours – $16.50
- Weekends – $10.00 (Flat Rate Per Day)