Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Home For Art
Most of the early 20th century plans for the Parkway included two major art museums, each with its own art school.
The architects dreamed of students learning to create works of art next door to grand museums devoted to showing great works of art.
Only the Philadelphia Museum of Art was actually built, opening at the Parkway’s western end in 1928.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), also scheduled to move here, remained on Broad Street.
Location. 39° 57.783′ N, 75° 10.633′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Art Museum Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19130, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Monument (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); From Reservoir to Art Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Mounted Amazon Attacked by a Panther/The Lion Fighter (approx. 0.2 miles away); Parkway Museums District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Julian Francis Abele (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Thinker The Gates of Hell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rodin Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 5, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.