Philadelphia Art Club

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


The Disappointed Tourist: Philadelphia Art Club, Ellen Harvey, 2021. Oil and acrylic on Gessoboard, 18 x 24″ (46 x 61 cm). Photograph: Etienne Frossard.

Submitted by Anon.

The Art Club of Philadelphia, generally known as the Philadelphia Art Club, was a club founded in 1887 to “advance the knowledge and love of the Fine Arts.” 27-year-old Frank Miles Day won the competition to design its building in 1888.It functioned as a social hub for member artists and amateurs, hosted exhibitions and was known for awarding a highly prestigious annual gold medal. The club dissolved in 1940 and the building was demolished in 1976.