Philadelphia Sketch Club’s 150th Anniversary

Founded in 1860, the Philadelphia Sketch Club is our nation’s oldest art club. Such art legends as N.C. Wyeth and Thomas Eakins were members. Now housed in an historic site combining three houses dating from 1822 to 1828, the club’s monthly meetings take place in a large room with old plastered walls and a huge fireplace all of which reminds one of an old tavern. The upper floor sports a well lit gallery and studio.

Upon arriving here I had hoped to become a member, however, the train near my house runs such a limited schedule and the other local stations’ parking lots are always full making getting into to downtown Philly no small effort. Still, I really enjoyed visiting the clubhouse and experiencing this place tradition firsthand.

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