The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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The Grand Staircase/ H. Novak

My godmother and I explored the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA).

Two exhibits in particular that will interest BMC students:

 

Amelia Van Buren with Cat/ Thomas Eakins

Amelia Van Buren with cat/ Thomas Eakins

Thomas Eakins: Photographer, through January 29, 2017

Eakins was born in Philadelphia and served as a member of the faculty of the PAFA. As a faculty member, he championed equal access for women in the fields of art and anatomy education. The exhibit displays not only his photographs but also his paintings and reliefs.

 

 

 

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Up the stairs/ H. Novak

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Down the hall/ H. Novak

 

Women’s Work (this is part of the main collection) IMG_3871

This gallery raises questions about women’s work and its significance through paintings of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

 

 

 

Student admission is $12

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Location: Standing at Dilworth Park (the park in front of City Hall) face the LOVE statue. Walk straight for a couple of blocks. You can’t miss the colossal paint brush at the entrance.

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Paintbrush/ H. Novak

 

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