The nation's first museum & school of fine arts, home to a world-class collection of American art and a leader in fine arts education. Come see for yourself.
Check out a student exhibition at PAFA.
R.I.P. Philadelphia artist Murray Dessner, who taught here from 1970 to 2012: http://ph.ly/0Sw0C
This internationally acclaimed school of fine art features remarkable galleries and a striking Claes Oldenburg sculpture in the adjacent Lenfest Plaza.
Very nice museum but not always family friendly. Call ahead and ask if the exhibits are appropriate for kids before you come.
The Tanner exhibit is outstanding. Don't miss!
Henry Oshawa Tanner after dark
Check out the MyHeartMap Challenge. A contest in Philadelphia to raise awareness about heart disease and find defibrillators. Check out the Philly Inquirer article myheartmap.org
Feed your minds and your stomach during the brown-bag Art-at-Lunch program, featuring free discussions and lectures on Wednesdays from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
If you have the Philadelphia Pass, you can skip the lines and receive discounts at shops and restaurants.
Amazing collection of art!
"Those that can't do, teach" doesn't apply here. Look around and you'll see marks of the famous artists who taught here like Thomas Eakins and Cecilia Beaux.
Winslow Homer’s depiction of a russet-hued fox gracefully sprawled in gleaming white snow is a perennial favorite.