Philadelphia Museum of Art
Chartered in 1876, the Philadelphia Museum of Art houses great works of art from around the world.
Built over the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by the Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace, the Wallace Collection is one of the world's finest and most celebrated collections. It holds many important seventeenth and nineteenth-century paintings, medieval and Renaissance works of art, and one of Britain's finest collections of princely arms and armor. Containing over 5,000 pieces of art, the Collection is most known for its 18th-century French art. So that it could be kept together and enjoyed by generations of visitors, Lady Wallace bequeathed the Collection to the British nation in 1897.
Today, the Wallace Collection works to maintain, research, and inspire the public to love and understand the Collection.