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Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial

Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial Review

The result of founder Samuel S. Fleisher's invitation to the world "to come and learn art," this school and gallery has offered tuition-free classes since 1898. Fleisher presents regular exhibits of contemporary art, which are selected through its competitive "Challenge" series, as well as works by faculty and students. The Memorial consists of four connected buildings on Catharine Street—including the Sanctuary, a Romanesque Revival Episcopal church designed by the architectural firm of Frank Furness and featuring European art from the 13th to the 15th centuries—as well as a satellite building at 705 Christian Street dedicated to works on paper.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 719 Catharine St., Southwark, Philadelphia, PA 19147 | Map It
  • Phone: 215/922–3456
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Weekdays 10–5; additional hrs when school is in session, Mon.–Thurs. 6:30–9:30 pm
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  • Location: Queen Village and South Philadelphia
Updated: 05-19-2011

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