American Fine Art Tour in Philadelphia
This small-group tour is limited to six people, ensuring a more personalized experience.
- Fully narrated tour
- Small-group tour
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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Small-Group American Art Walking Tour
- Expert guide
- Inside look at Pennsylvania Hospital
- Second Bank Portrait Gallery
- Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
- $15 entrance fee to Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
- 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