Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1805-2005: 200 Years of Excellence

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1805-2005: 200 Years of Excellence

by Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0943836247

ISBN-13: 9780943836249

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, America's oldest museum and school of fine arts, was founded in Philadelphia in 1805. Today the Academy boasts one of the nation's finest collections of American art and a roster of alumni embracing the greatest artists this country has produced. This volume celebrates two centuries of the Academy's achievement. Six

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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, America's oldest museum and school of fine arts, was founded in Philadelphia in 1805. Today the Academy boasts one of the nation's finest collections of American art and a roster of alumni embracing the greatest artists this country has produced. This volume celebrates two centuries of the Academy's achievement. Six scholarly essays document the history of the institution and its collections, curriculum, and buildings. In addition, 220 masterpieces of American art from the permanent collection are presented in full color with descriptions of each. The illustrations document the Academy's position as one of the premier art institutions in the United States. Artists represented in this volume include Charles Willson Peale, Benjamin West, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, Thomas Eakins, Cecilia Beaux, James McNeil Whistler, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Robert Henri, John Sloan, Marsden Hartley, Charles Demuth, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Alexander Calder, Frank Stella, Philip Pearlstein, Robert Motherwell, Richard Diebenkorn, and many other masters of American art. Contributors: Stephen May (freelance writer), Michael Lewis (Ph.D., architectural historian), Peter Saylor (FAIA, architect), Ron Onorato (Ph.D., professor of art history), Lynn Marsden-Atlass (senior curator of American art at the Academy), Mark Hain (former assistant curator at the Academy), and Cheryl Leibold (archivist, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780943836249
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 12.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Chairman's message7
Foreword8
An enduring legacy : the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1805-200510
Coming into focus : two hundred years of building a collection28
From grove to garden : the making of The Dream Garden mosaic42
"Exciting the efforts of the artists" : art instruction at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts52
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts as building and as idea62
The Samuel M. Hamilton building : autos to art74
Masterpieces from the collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts81
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts : Timeline of Important Events303

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