The Reading Public Museum in West Reading, Pennsylvania, started its life in 1913 as the Reading Public Museum and Art Gallery with a collection of antiques and scientific and anthropological materials donated by its founder Dr. Levi W. Mengel. The museum has been at the forefront of participatory and hands-on learning. Today, its galleries feature civilization, natural history, art, and science, with an eclectic collection of exhibits that include paintings, sculpture, armor, and artifacts from world civilizations. The fine art collection has over 700 oil paintings by international and American artists such as John Singer Sargent, Benjamin West, N.C. Wyeth, Milton Avery, George Bellows, Edgar Degas, Raphaelle Peale, and many other big names. The museum also has more than 100 sculptures a well as thousands of graphics, watercolors, and other media.
Address: 500 Museum Rd, Reading, PA 19611, Phone: 610-371-5850 Photo: Reading Public Museum
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