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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is a museum and art school in Philadelphia. It was founded in 1805 and is the first and oldest art museum and art school in the United States. The academy's museum is internationally known for its collections of 19th- and 20th-century American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. Its archives house important materials for the study of American art history, museums, and art training. Notable alumni include llustrator and author Howard Pyle (Merry Adventures of Robin Hood), Mad magazine cartoonist Don Martin and filmmaker David Lynch.

Library access: The Arcadia Fine Arts Library contains more than 25,000 books and 700 journals. Borrowing privileges are available to students, faculty, staff and volunteers. Alumni can obtain borrowing privileges for $30 per year.

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