Permanent Collection

The purpose of the Phillips Museum of Art is to foster an understanding and appreciation of the arts, from the contemporary to the historical and the multicultural. The collection includes decorative arts, Pennsylvania German material culture, ethnographic material and some historical material.  The collections are available for research by students, faculty and outside scholars.  A portion of the permanent collection is on exhibition in the museum, as well as various buildings throughout the campus.  Objects are also periodically used for temporary exhibitions and are loaned to various museums in the region.

 

Outdoor Sculpture

Franklin & Marshall College has an impressive collection of sculpture located throughout the campus.  Please visit our Outdoor Sculpture Page to learn more about the collection.  Explore the outdoor sculpture collection by taking a self-guided tour.  

Frankliniana  

Explore the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary to learn about the life of Franklin through an interactive timeline, online exhibition, or trivia game. There are also several resources available from educational classroom materials, scholarly articles, and Franklin related books and websites to consider.

To access the Franklin Artifacts Database

  • Go the The Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Website
  • Select Franklin Artifacts from the menu
  • Agree to the license 
  • Begin to explore!
Online Collection

A portion of the collection is available online through eHive.  The entire collection of the Phillips Museum is available to view on eHive. We invite you to explore the collection, tag objects and leave comments about  the objects.