Seeing Philadelphia

July 1–September 5, 2023 

An exhibition from the Atwater Kent Collection at Drexel University, with Writers Room 

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Frances M. Maguire Gallery 
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, 128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Hours: Thursday – Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM / Saturday – Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Monday – Wednesday Closed

Free and Open to the Public.

Spanning 300 years, visual artists—painters, cartographers, graphic artists, and photographers—have been Seeing Philadelphia from a variety of perspectives: from bird’s-eye views to intimate streetscapes; panoramic vistas to neighborhood parades. The Atwater Kent Collection contains evocative and, in some cases, groundbreaking examples of these varied types of views of Philadelphia. The AKC material will be accompanied by images and writings produced by participants in TRIPOD, an interdisciplinary university-community program of Writers Room. 

For a virtual look at the historic items on display, please visit Seeing Philadelphia in our online collection portal.