El arte americano en Filadelfia: It is perhaps no surprise that American art begins with the founding of the American republic and in the fertile intellectual hubbub of Philadelphia. Led by such visionaries as Gilbert Stuart and Charles Willson Peale, Philadelphia became a locus for American aesthetic explorations for nearly a century. In this three-hour walking seminar led by a scholar in American art we will turn our attention to the important artists of the early 19th century and the institutions they founded in Philadelphia as we paint a portrait, so to speak, of American art at its beginning.
Meeting/pick-up point: The arch of the side entrance to Pennsylvania Hospital's Medical Practices Building, which is located on 8th Street between Pine and Spruce Streets. The side entrance is just across from where Delancey Street deadends into 8th Street.
Duration: Three hours approx.
Start/opening time: At 10am.
End/closing time: At 1. pm approx.
Others: Children under 12 years old are not allowed. This is a walking tour and guests will be exposed to elements such as sun and rain. Therefore, casual clothes and good walking shoes are appropriate.
Please note that it can be extremely hot in Singapore, so please dress accordingly; however, note that tops with longer sleeves are preferred due to local customs. We also suggest you bring a hat, water bottle, pack of tissues, and some money for personal purchases.