Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Due to concern regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), Pennsylvania Academy of the fine arts will be closed to the public beginning March 14

Established in 1805 as the first art museum and school in the country, today your museum pass gets you into both the Historic Landmark Building (with beautiful interior architecture) and the more modern Hamilton Building. Between the buildings is Lenfest Plaza with two massive art installations, one a giant paintbrush sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and the other a decommissioned plane turned greenhouse, sculpted by Jordan Griska.

Take a look at American Art at the Turn of the Century featuring paintings and sculptures by American artists from the mid-1880s to 1920, or Robert Ryman’s Philadelphia Prototype 2002 that explores “the transformative capacity of the color white.” Marvel at the vibrant 118-foot wall painting in the Hamilton Building, a horizontally striped, curved wall in the lobby. Have you heard the term trompe-l’oeil? It is a French word meaning “to deceive the eye,” and is a technique in which painting of an object is done with such precision that it tricks the viewer into seeing it in three dimensions. Optical illusions and orientalism fill one gallery space, and there are several other collections as well.

Enjoy Exhibitions such as Subversion and Surrealism, Landscapes by William Trost Richards, or perhaps Selections from the Experimental Printmaking Institute. Exhibitions rotate in and out every 2-3 months but there is always sure to be something to delight. Gallery 128 is ongoing but does host a rotating crop of works by students in the various programs at the Academy as well as by faculty and alumni. Many of these will be for sale and who knows…you could find yourself the proud owner of a painting by the next future master of art! Stop in at Tableau before leaving, for freshly baked goods, light lunches, and a seasonal selection of local beers and wine.

Location: 118-128 N. Broad St. (Broad and Cherry Streets), Philadelphia, PA 19102
Hours:Tuesday-Friday, 10am - 5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am - 5pm; Closed on Mondays

Due to concern regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), Pennsylvania Academy of the fine arts will be closed to the public beginning March 14

Established in 1805 as the first art museum and school in the country, today your museum pass gets you into both the Historic Landmark Building (with beautiful interior architecture) and the more modern Hamilton Building. Between the buildings is Lenfest Plaza with two massive art installations, one a giant paintbrush sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and the other a decommissioned plane turned greenhouse, sculpted by Jordan Griska.

Take a look at American Art at the Turn of the Century featuring paintings and sculptures by American artists from the mid-1880s to 1920, or Robert Ryman’s Philadelphia Prototype 2002 that explores “the transformative capacity of the color white.” Marvel at the vibrant 118-foot wall painting in the Hamilton Building, a horizontally striped, curved wall in the lobby. Have you heard the term trompe-l’oeil? It is a French word meaning “to deceive the eye,” and is a technique in which painting of an object is done with such precision that it tricks the viewer into seeing it in three dimensions. Optical illusions and orientalism fill one gallery space, and there are several other collections as well.

Enjoy Exhibitions such as Subversion and Surrealism, Landscapes by William Trost Richards, or perhaps Selections from the Experimental Printmaking Institute. Exhibitions rotate in and out every 2-3 months but there is always sure to be something to delight. Gallery 128 is ongoing but does host a rotating crop of works by students in the various programs at the Academy as well as by faculty and alumni. Many of these will be for sale and who knows…you could find yourself the proud owner of a painting by the next future master of art! Stop in at Tableau before leaving, for freshly baked goods, light lunches, and a seasonal selection of local beers and wine.

Location: 118-128 N. Broad St. (Broad and Cherry Streets), Philadelphia, PA 19102
Hours:Tuesday-Friday, 10am - 5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am - 5pm; Closed on Mondays

ADULT:

$15.00

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adult:

$15.00

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