Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (1)

The evening’s discussion about the nature of academies was held in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Frank Furness’s great Ruskinian gothic building, which opened in 1876, the year of the Centennial, complete with carved panels showing the benefits of an art school education:-

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Inside, I admired the beautiful, early Arts-and-Crafts lamps and the richly carved staircase hall:-

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