23179
Pennsylvania

A World of Art: The Barnes Foundation, Murals & More

Revel in the artistry of Philadelphia as you visit some of the nation’s most celebrated museums, and find out why Philadelphia is known as the unofficial mural capital of the world.
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Program No. 23179RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,549

At a Glance

Philadelphia is home to some of America’s finest art, found in the world-renowned museums and on urban walls across the city. Exceptional collections span the breadth of artistic history from Impressionism to present-day works and beyond. Get an in-depth view of this extraordinary world of art as you go behind the scenes with local art experts, and go on a Philadelphia field trip to explore the street art of the “unofficial mural capital of the world.”
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to two miles.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover world-renowned collections of art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Barnes Foundation and the studio and museum of the Wyeth Family in The Brandywine Valley.
  • Explore “Grounds for Sculpture,” a 42-acre sculpture park, with a professional sculptor and view impressionist Paintings as posed in “Plein Air.”
  • Join a local art expert on a street-art excursion around Philadelphia to learn about the transformative power of public murals from the canvas to the urban wall.
Featured Expert
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Elizabeth Anderson
Elizabeth earned a master’s in Art History at the University of Pennsylvania and was associated with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she served as curator, for 40 years. She presented lectures on art history and gallery talks at the museum and has taught at LaSalle, Drexel and Princeton Universities. Elizabeth is a former secretary of the Philadelphia chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians and the Museum Council of Philadelphia. She also serves as trustee of The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Elizabeth Anderson
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Mitchell Kramer
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