CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/1/2023
As devout book people, imagine how much we love the Philadelphia Museum of Art Store, which has not one but five unique outposts within the museum—from the expansive Frank Gehry-designed Main, American Gallery and Design Stores, to the currently on-view Judith Joy Ross Exhibition Store and the Rodin Museum Shop across the street.
In addition to substantial, curated bookshelves and oases of related books and objects, the PMA Store creates space for the work of more than 100 local makers, whose work spans from stained glass jewelry to hand-built ceramics and beyond.
Each of the five stores features its own particular assortment of books, gifts jewelry, toys, games and Philly-Made designs.
Open to the public and requiring no admission fee, the main store, on the ground floor near the North Entrance, features gifts and books inspired by the Museum’s renowned collection, alongside a wide range of postcards, beautifully designed children’s toys and books, local fare and an impressive Pencil Bar featuring a selection of the world’s most satisfying drawing tools.
Adjacent to the Museum’s internationally esteemed American Art galleries, the American Gallery Store, on the first floor near the West Entrance, presents books, prints, stationery and decor inspired by early Philadelphia designs, with more than half of the store’s inventory crafted by local artisans.
And for lovers of modern design, the Design Store, on the first floor near the West Entrance, emphasizes modern finds from local Philly makers, plus a carefully curated selection of books, children’s toys, and iconic gifts and decor from well-known designers such as Anni Albers, Milton Glaser and Charles and Ray Eames.
Across the street and down the parkway from the Main Building at the Rodin Museum (2151 Ben Franklin Parkway), one can find art reproductions, books, prints and gifts celebrating the work of Auguste Rodin. Many exclusive designs can only be found at the Rodin Museum Store or the Musée Rodin in Paris.
Whether you've come to Philadelphia to run the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art steps like Rocky Balboa, or to gaze upon three generations of Calder artworks, you will be surrounded by scholarship and love of culture and history. The PMA Stores reflect this depth and ethos.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Museum and Store Hours
Monday, 10 AM–5 PM
Thursday, 10 AM–5 PM
Friday, 10 AM–5 PM
Saturday, 10 AM–5 PM
Sunday, 10 AM–5 PM
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
Boxed, 14.75 x 14.75 in. / 69 replicas and printed reproductions.
$240.00 free shipping