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Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art: Hudson River School Masterworks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Private Collections

Charles HammellComment

Still haven’t planned your Thanksgiving weekend? If you'll be in the Philadelphia area, plan a visit to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. PAFA  has assembled a small but exquisite 2 room exhibit featuring Hudson River School landscapes, a number of them on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. These works are by American masters including Asher Durand, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran and others.

Albert Bierstadt--Shore of the Turquoise SeaWe spent a spellbinding 2 ½ hours there, carefully studying each piece closely and then from afar, sometimes returning 4 times.

If you have kids who might like fantastic landscapes, you might try bringing them. We saw some parents with school age children. No, it's not a please-touch museum, but with a little self control, this could leave a powerful impression on those young minds.

Frederic E. Church--Icebergs and Wreck in Sunset

The PAFA Museum building is beautiful in its own right and certainly worth the visit. 

Admission: $10 Adult  $6.00 children ages 5-18.