Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Art Gets a Start in America. Founded when Jefferson was president and the Revolution was still a part of living memory, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in Philadelphia—the nation’s first art museum and art school—is home to more than two centuries of American artwork. This program goes behind the scenes at the Academy so viewers can see for themselves the evolution of painting in America—and even get a glimpse of student artists at work!
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