ChatGPT Visits the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Bob Varettoni
3 min readFeb 2, 2023

I asked the AI platform to write about my recent visit. I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.

Here’s the result:

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is a must-see destination for any art lover visiting the city. Located in the heart of Philadelphia, the museum boasts an impressive collection of over 240,000 works spanning 2,000 years of world culture.

It isn’t uncommon to see visitors engaging in playful activities on the front steps. One such activity is pretending to be the iconic fictional character “Rocky.” Visitors raise their hands above their heads and jump in triumph, mimicking the famous scene from the first film in the series.

Upon entering the museum, visitors are greeted by the grand staircase, which leads to the main galleries on the second floor.

One of the highlights of the museum is the American art collection, which includes works by some of the most famous American artists such as Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent and Edward Hopper. The museum also has a significant collection of European paintings, including works by Monet, Van Gogh, and Renoir.

During my visit, I had the opportunity to attend the special exhibition “Matisse in the 1930s” which featured over 80 works by the artist, including paintings, sculptures, and drawings, as well as a selection of his personal objects from his studios in Nice and Paris. This exhibition provided an in-depth look at the artist’s techniques and the way he used objects in his studio as inspiration for his work. (Note: This exhibit has already closed, and I think ChatGPT is actually describing a previous Matisse exhibit here.)

I also had the opportunity to view the painting “Sunflowers” by Vincent Van Gogh. This famous painting, which is one of the most popular on display at the museum, is renowned for its vibrant colors and dynamic brushstrokes. It was a true highlight of my visit to the museum.

Unfortunately, I also set off two proximity alarms while viewing the paintings, but it was a reminder of how close you are allowed to be with the paintings and how precious they are.

Overall, a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a truly enriching experience. The museum’s vast and varied collections, special exhibitions, and educational programs make it a must-see destination for any art lover.

Ehh… This is where ChatGPT stopped writing. I’ve posted more (non-AI) images on my blog: http://varettoni.blogspot.com, where all humans are welcome.

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Bob Varettoni

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