Two buildings showcase artwork from throughout America’s history, including a famous portrait of George Washington
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About Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) celebrates art from America's entire history. Its galleries take visitors on a chronological trip through the country's ever-changing aesthetic landscape, with special attention paid to sculptures, paintings, and paper works. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts also trains the next generation of artists, with full-time degree programs at the bachelor and masters levels.
- Size: two buildings—The Historic Landmark Building and the contemporary Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
- Eye Catcher: Gilbert Stuart’s 1796 painting George Washington (The Lansdowne Portrait)
- Permanent Mainstay: Gallery 128, which showcases a rotating collection of works from current students, alumni, and faculty
- Visiting Exhibit: Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration of African American Works on Paper, which encompasses more than 90 works (through October 12, 2014)
- Don't Miss: Highway—George Tooker's 1953 painting depicting the challenges of living in New York City
- Pro Tip: artists can bring a sketchbook (pencil only) into the the Historic Landmark Building, provided it doesn't exceed 12” x 16” or erupt with trumpet fanfares when opened
- Special Programs: art-history lectures, evening gallery events, and continuing-education programs in drawing, painting, sculpture, and other mediums