PAFA Traveling Lecture:
Philadelphia Firsts: A History of Philadelphia through Art
Thursday March 15th 11:30 am-12:30 pm in DON 106
Guest Speaker: Abby King of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
The historic collection of artworks in PAFA's galleries captures the story of Philadelphia as a city on the cutting edge of the 19th century, leading the country toward new discoveries in technology, creativity and civic engagement. Take a whirlwind tour of 18th and 19th century paintings that illustrate Philadelphia's greatest accomplishments as a city of firsts, including the founding of the first museum, the first public waterworks and public fountain, the first steamboat on the Schuylkill River, the first medical school and university, and many more.