Academy of Fine Arts

128 N Broad St PhiladelphiaPA19102
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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts founded in 1805, is a museum and art school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is the first and oldest art museum and art school in the United States. The academy's museum is houses collections of 19th- and 20th-century American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper.
by addresses on May 31, 2017 from addresses

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The nation's oldest museum and school of fine arts, founded in 1805, preens in the middle of Center City. Architects Frank Furness and George Hewitt made a beautiful High Victorian Gothic building to house an impressive collection that includes Thomas Eakins (check out his 1875 masterpiece, The Gross Clinic), Winslow Homer, and Benjamin West. If you're in town for the hugely popular annual...
by concierge on August 20, 2011 from concierge
Two blocks north of City Hall is the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), a wonderful museum and teaching facility that was the first art school in the country (1805) and at one time the unquestioned leader of American Beaux Arts. After a major renovation in late 1994, the academy, housed in a stunning Frank Furness building, unveiled a major reinstallation of 300 works from the past...
by frommers on June 21, 2011 from frommers
This venerable institution claims the distinction of being America's oldest art museum, and its first art school.:
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The museum occupies a delightfully ornamented building by noted Philadelphia architects Frank Furness and George Hewitt. The collection leans strongly toward American painting,...
by by Contributor at Citysearch on November 26, 2006 from Citysearch

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Through the rare combination of our spectacular galleries, our internationally known school of fine arts, and our public programs, the Academy strives to provide students and visitors alike with a unique and thrilling experience. PAFA's museum is internationally known for its collections of 19th- and 20th-century American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. Its archives house important...
by cityvoter on May 14, 2016 from cityvoter