Lenfest Plaza

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) will celebrate the completion of its new civic space, Lenfest Plaza, with PAFA’s Party on the Plaza on Saturday, October 1, 2011. The celebration will culminate at sunset with the inaugural lighting of Paint Torch, a sculpture by world-renowned American artist Claes Oldenburg. Read more »

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)

Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is America’s first school of fine arts and museum.  A recipient of the 2005 National Medal of Arts presented by the President of the United States, PAFA is a recognized leader in fine arts education. Nearly every major American artist has taught, studied, or exhibited at the Academy. Read more »

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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)

Historic Landmark Building

118 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building
128 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Woodmere Art Museum

Housed in a 19th-century stone Victorian mansion on six acres in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, Woodmere first opened its doors to the public in 1940. The building, grounds and the nucleus of the Permanent Collection are the benefactions of Charles Knox Smith (1845 – 1916), who wished “to awaken the spirit of, the appreciation of, and the knowledge of art … in the City of Philadelphia and surrounding territory.” Today, the Permanent Collection consists of more than 3,000 works of art, celebrating the art and artists of Philadelphia. Read more »

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Chilling Reality

Chester County Historical Society presents

Chilling Reality: Chester County’s Arctic Explorers

What do huge wooden ships, jagged icebergs, fierce polar bears, and the native Inuit of Greenland have to do with Southeastern Pennsylvania? Buried deep in the Chester County Historical Society’s library, archives, and museum collections are clues to a forgotten past. Now, for the first time ever, those artifacts, documents, and books will be displayed together to tell the story - the Chilling Reality of Chester County’s Arctic Explorers. Read more »