The Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College is a cultural resource for the College and for the local community. With the help of a generous gift from Thomas G. Phillips III, F&M class of ’54 and his wife, Virginia, the Phillips Museum opened in the Steinman College Center in 2000. The College Center was designed by internationally renowned architect Minoru Yamasaki, and is situated between the Ann and Richard Barshinger Center for the Musical Arts in Hensel Hall and the Roschel Center for the Performing Arts.

As a liberal arts college with a long history, Franklin & Marshall has acquired a significant collection of art including, contemporary, historical, and multicultural materials generously donated by alumni, faculty, Lancaster residents, and other friends. The collection exemplifies a blend of academic training and folk tradition that reflects a broad as well as regional heritage. The museum is a robust site of course-based and independent student research in a range of disciplines including, Art and Art History, Africana Studies, American Studies, History, Classics, Anthropology, and Women’s and Gender Studies. The museum engages in interdisciplinary, collaborative research with students and faculty to showcase and disseminate their work to the campus and community. The museum provides students with hands-on training and real world skills, which help them qualify for internships as well as prepare them for graduate school and careers in the cultural sector.

The Phillips Museum mounts exhibitions that explore and illuminate our common experience through images and objects. Exhibitions emerge from visiting artists, traveling shows, and from the museum’s extensive permanent collection. The Phillips Museum hosts a variety of public programs including, lectures, avant-garde film screenings, panel discussions, performances, and late night activities to encourage community engagement and learning in the museum.

The Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College
Located in the Steinman College Center
Entrance on College Ave between New Street and Frederick Street
(717) 358-3849


The Phillips Museum of Art is currently closed for the college’s summer break and will reopen on September 7, 2021.

Visit the museum from home by exploring our virtual exhibitions or following us on facebook and instagram!

Free admission.