Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art

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The Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art (PMSIA), also referred to as the School of Applied Art, was chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on February 26, 1876. This was in response to the Centennial International Exhibition held in Philadelphia that year.

Today the school is known as University of the Arts and the museum is known as the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Notable people[edit]

The first president of PMSIA was Coleman Sellers II (1827–1907). The first principal of the school was Leslie W. Miller (1848-1931). Notable students include Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller,[1] Charles Sheeler, Samuel Yellin, Irving Penn, the Brothers Quay, Henry Clarence Pitz, Jerry Pinkney, Jayson Musson, Paul F. Keene Jr., Wharton Esherick, and Julian Abele.


  1. ^ Meta Warrick Fuller : Sculptures from the Studio. Danforth Museum of Art. 11 May 2014.

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Coordinates: 39°56′46″N 75°09′58″W / 39.946°N 75.166°W / 39.946; -75.166