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December 4, 2006
This is one of the 'must-see' sights when visiting Philadelphia. The PA Academy of Fine Arts is pretty unique in that it is also an art school (associated with UPenn). As such, there have been several famous artists that have studied here. The museum itself is quite an incredible building. It has been the museum's since around 1880, and has many interesting architectural details, such as large arches as you approach the building, to pocket doors separating the galleries, to exposed steel beams (they were designed this way).
For us, the best part of the museum was the gallery of George Washington paintings. As you walk through this gallery, you will see several portraits of Washington done by different artists. It is very interesting to compare them to each other, and see how different people rendered Washington differently. For those that choose to, there are also audio tours and guided tours available.
From journal Weekend in Philadelphia
March 22, 2006
From journal Philly Phood and Phun