For years, one of our top secret most loved and wonderful and inspiring places in the city has been the room in the Philadelphia Museum of Art where they keep Fifty Days at Iliam, Cy Twombly‘s “painting in ten parts” based on Alexander Pope’s translation of Homer’s Iliad. Twombly, of course, was a giant of the Abstract Expressionism movement and died yesterday in Rome at the age of 83. Fifty Days at Iliam is a big, noisy work, and more than once, we’ve witnessed people walk into the room and walk right out, as if they’d mistakenly wandered into some avant-noise concert. But we’ve also found calm and inspiration here, often at the same time. Rest in peace, Twombly: We shall keep you here proudly and wait for the right people to wander back in, over and over.