I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave cries,
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Founded by Charles Willson Peale, William Rush, and others in 1805, this is the oldest art museum/school in the U.S. Includes works by Charles Willson Peale, William Rush, Benjamin West, Rembrandt Peale, Gilbert Stuart, and Thomas Sully.
The Historic Landmark Building houses mostly 18th and 19th century American art. Next door, the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building offers modern, contemporary, and student art.