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“Cool Collection from the Gilded Age”

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
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Walking Tour of American Art in Philadelphia
Ranked #28 of 463 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A dazzling museum, as much for its interior design as for its collection.
Reviewed June 16, 2012

Although the PAFA features lots of modern work, the high point of the colection for ME is the Victorian aesthetic (even though it got Eakins fired...) If you're out by the Convention Center anyway, you should definitely check it out!

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Reviewed May 29, 2012

liked the ability to see the most recent trends in all visual arts, and to buy some great student's works

Thank ielkin
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

Significant collection in an historically significant building. A true treasure. Great gift shop too

Thank Bill S
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

I visited this less visited Philadelphia Art Museum and I enjoyed it very much.I marvelled at its splendid Early American paintings by painters like;Charles Wilson Peale,Gilbert Stuart,John Copley,and Benjamin West("Rejection of Christ").I also relished their later American paintings by painters like;William Trost Richards("Wave"),Thomas Birch("Fairmount Waterworks"),Thomas Eakins,Daniel Garber("Quarry),Gari Melchiors,and Samuel Halpert("Greenwich Village")I also liked their more recent paintings by Alice Neel,Georgia O'Keefe,and Jacob Lawrence("Library").I also enjoyed their temporary To and From Ray Toshiba exhibit featuring his works and the works of Jim Nutt and Gladys Nilsson.There was also a fine group of Glackens oil paintings from the Barnes collection.I also liked its cafe and museum store(plenty of postcards of the academy's paintings).

Thank margatemensch2016
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

The building itself is stunningly beautiful. The interior is also beautiful and is accented with skylights. Lots of art by American artists.

Thank FuzzyBeaver
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