Lonely Planet just named Philadelphia as one of their top 10 travel destinations for 2013. Philadelphia placed fourth on the list and was referred to as an art capital because of its world-renowned Museum of Art and new Barnes Museum but also for the city’s vibrant gallery scene. As someone who lives near Philadelphia, none of this comes as a surprise to me. I think I can even go further and say that Philadelphia’s art capital title spills over into its suburbs as well.
We’re fortunate to have a number of fantastic museums and galleries in the counties surrounding Philadelphia as well. A couple of my absolute favorite suburban museums would have to be the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, home of three generations of Wyeth artwork, and the James Michener Museum in Doylestown, home to over 2,000 objects that reflect the cultural heritage of Bucks County. In addition to these museums, there are many wonderful galleries too like the Duke Gallery at Community Arts Center in Wallingford and Newman & Saunders Galleries in Wayne.
Those are a few of my favorite local art spots. What’s your favorite museum or gallery in Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs?