Special Tours

Making A Landmark

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Historic Landmark Building
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Advance registration is required.

General Public
PAFA Members: $7
Lori Waselchuk
View of the grand and ornate staircase of the Historic Landmark Building. Looking down on the center staircase to the lobby, and up into the main gallery with a staircase on both the left and right sides of the image.

From design competition to opening day, the story of PAFA’s iconic building is a story of industrial innovation, artistic excellence, and civic engagement, all inscribed in the stone and paint of America’s first museum building. Join Lori Waselchuk, Assistant Director of Public Programs, for a behind-the-scenes look at how the building that launched American onto the world art stage came together and remains active as a maker-space almost 150 years later.