Did you know that Andy Warhol took his first art class at the Carnegie Institute? And that Pittsburgh is home to one of only three museums in the country dedicated exclusively to cartoon arts? And that's just the start. In addition to the collection of nearly 900 paintings, 100 sculptures and 4,000 photographs at the Warhol Museum and comic and cartoon art of the Toonseum, this three-day trip to Pittsburgh will also have you exploring performing art, public art, botanical art, American art, the art of the city's own architecture and more.
Robert Indiana's famous LOVE statue sums it up pretty nicely: there's a lot to love about art in Philadelphia. Making its Philadelphia debut, the Barnes Foundation opens its doors to reveal one of the most impressive collections of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings in the world. Of course, the Philadelphia Museum of Art (and its famous "Rocky" steps) is a must-see as well as the seemingly endless museums and galleries. But the city's art extends beyond the interior walls to murals and gardens as well - making the entire city a wealth of art to discover.
Enjoy a trip as picturesque outside the museums and galleries as it is within. As you amble along the roads of the Philadelphia countryside, you'll get to know some of Pennsylvania's own artists in their home state. See a world-class collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings. Watch ceramists make decorative tiles. Experience three generations of Wyeths. It's a breathtaking journey that will give you a greater appreciation for the artists of the area as well as the area that inspired them.