Art Club of Philadelphia, The [1887-1940]
ECA Control Number: 18234
Record Level: Listing
Record Type: Art Museum/Institution
Museum/Institution Name: The Art Club of Philadelphia
Aka: The Philadelphia Art Club
Location(s): 220 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
“The Art Club of Philadelphia, often called the Philadelphia Art Club, was a club in Philadelphia, founded on February 7, 1887, to advance the arts. It took on the same spirit as the Century Club of New York City: a comfortable, even opulent, place for member artists and art amateurs to work, stay, and socialize.
Its charter proclaimed:
The objects of the Club shall be to advance the knowledge and love of the Fine Arts, through the exhibition of works of Art, the acquisition of books and papers for the purpose of forming an Art library, lectures upon subjects pertaining to Art, receptions given to men or women distinguished in Art, Literature, Science or Politics, and by other kindred means, and to promote social intercourse among its members.
The Art Club was one of the country’s leading venues for solo and group art shows. Each year, the club presented a gold medal to the artist of an outstanding work, an art award that was viewed as one of the nation’s most prestigious.
The club dissolved on November 9, 1940.”
Citation: “Art Club of Philadelphia.” Wikipedia. Updated October 14, 2016. Accessed January 21, 2017. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Club_of_Philadelphia
WORKS BY EMIL CARLSEN
LIST OF EXHIBITIONS (2)
AFTER CARLSEN’S DEATH (0)
DURING CARLSEN’S LIFETIME (2)
1923 Art Club of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, “Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Lilian Westcott Hale, Emil Carlsen, and Charles H. Davis“, February 24 – March 18.
1915 Art Club of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, “Twenty-First Annual Exhibition of the Philadelphia Art Club“, February 21 – March 5.
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January 21, 2017
January 21, 2017