PENNSYLVANIA. PHILADELPHIA. 1 Share. black, buff. No 671. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts was founded in 1805 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by painter and scientist Charles Willson Peale, sculptor William Rush, and other artists and business leaders. It is the oldest art museum and art school in theUnited States. The Academy's museum is internationally known for its collections of 19th and 20th century American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. The finely-engraved vignette shows the Academy building as it was in the 1850s, quite differentfrom the 1876 building we see today. It stood on the site of what is today the American Theatre on Chestnut Street. The first exhibition was held in 1811, and more than 500 paintings and statuary were on display. The Academy was reconstructed after thefire of 1845, and 23 years later steps were taken to construct a building more worthy of its treasures. The current museum building, on Broad and Cherry Streets, opened in 1876, and has been designated a National Historic Landmark. As such, it isrecognized as an important part of America's and Philadelphia's architectural heritage. Probably the finest American 'cultural' share we've ever seen.
Thema's: ASSOCIATIONS, UNIVERSITY â€“ SCHOOL
Datum: 24 November 1857
Startprijs: € 1400