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American Fine Art Tour in Philadelphia

  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5411AMERICAN
  • Details
Gain a deeper insight into American art on this walking tour led by an expert art scholar. Browse paintings and sculptures at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Second Bank of the United States Portrait Gallery, both US National Historic Landmarks. Your guide will share extensive knowledge of the 19th-century American art movement and will explain how it ties into the nation’s history.

This small-group tour is limited to six people, ensuring a more personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Small-group tour
Meet at the Pennsylvania Hospital's Medical Practices Building in the morning to begin your 3-hour American art walking tour. Your expert guide -- a museum curator or art history professor -- will teach you about the visionaries Gilbert Stuart and Charles Willson Peale, who spearheaded the American art movement in the 19th century.

Start at the historic Second Bank of the United States, a US National Historic Landmark. Inside, walk through the art gallery that houses a large and famous collection of portraits of prominent American figures painted by various artists. One of these artists is Charles Willson Peale, a friend of Thomas Jefferson and the great portraitist of George Washington who is credited for establishing the first art museum and school in the US: the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Your guide will take you to this historic site, another US National Historic Landmark, where you’ll encounter Peale's The Artist in His Museum as well as works by West, Stuart and Krimmel.

Throughout your tour, your guide will discuss how American fine art took shape within the cultural and artistic communities of the young nation. You’ll also gain an in-depth understanding of the art movement within a greater context of global influences, philosophical inquiry and evolving national identities as you trace the movement from the 20th century to today.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Pennsylvania Hospital's Medical Practices Building
Departure Time:
10am

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Pricing information

American Fine Art Tour in Philadelphia

Small-Group American Art Walking Tour

Inclusions:
  • Expert guide
  • Inside look at Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Second Bank Portrait Gallery
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Exclusions:
  • $15 entrance fee to Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 12 not allowed
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
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