Posts Tagged ‘Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’

New Book Claims PAFA As Catalyst For Modern Design

New Book Claims PAFA As Catalyst For Modern Design

November 21, 2017  |  Walk the Walk

In his new book, "First Modern," historian George E. Thomas asserts that Frank Furness opened the door to Modernism in 1876 with his design of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Joe Brin walks us through the architectural brilliance of the nation's first art school with this review > more

North Broad Civil Rights Landmark Gets Historical Marker

North Broad Civil Rights Landmark Gets Historical Marker

September 15, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Sullivan Progress Center commemorated, Council moves quickly on KOZ applications, and a look at renovations at PAFA > more

Preserving Fairmount Avenue Before Development Surge

Preserving Fairmount Avenue Before Development Surge

July 11, 2016  |  Morning Blend

The state of preservation and identity formation on Fairmount Ave, American political art on display at PAFA, speculating in one pre-postindustrial section of Kensington, and Water Dept reverses lead testing methods > more

Colonial Remnant Getting Much Needed Renovations

Colonial Remnant Getting Much Needed Renovations

June 27, 2013  |  Morning Blend

A look at work at Fairmount Park’s Letitia House, the controversy of schools and prisons, methadone clinic coming to Frankford Avenue, and geometric diptychs at PAFA > more

100 Years Ago Today: Remembering Architect Frank Furness

100 Years Ago Today: Remembering Architect Frank Furness

June 27, 2012  |  News

We commemorate one of America’s great architects, Frank Furness, who passed away 100 years ago today. > more