Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Last summer, Snickers on a Stick got to visit the great city of Philadelphia, and we stayed right around the corner from the magnificent Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

It was founded in 1805 by painter and scientist, Charles Wilson Peale, sculptor William Rush and other artists and business leaders. It is the first and oldest museum and public arts school in the country. This building was erected between 1871-1876, combining Second Empire, Renaissance Revival and Gothic Revival elements.

The museum is known for its collection of 19th and 20th century American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper.

It is on the National Register of Historic Places and a United States National Historic Landmark.

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