Art of the State is an annual juried exhibition that has been showcasing the work of Pennsylvania’s artists at The State Museum of Pennsylvania since 1968. The body of art that has been exhibited reflects over a half-century of creative endeavor in the Keystone State. Through the years, exhibitors have shared their ideas and engaged viewers in the categories of painting, photography, craft, sculpture, and work on paper. Art of State is presented by The State Museum of Pennsylvania in association with the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation.
Visit the Mammal Hall 360 and explore these additional activities that relate to Mammal Hall at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Thirteen window displays depict realistic scenes from actual places throughout the Commonwealth. Each diorama shows a particular time of day, season and habitat showcasing the wildlife of Pennsylvania.
During a career that spanned nearly 50 years, Thaddeus Mortimer “T.M.” Fowler produced more bird’s-eye views of American cities and towns than any other artist. Roughly half of his more than 400 views depict communities across Pennsylvania. Explore select views of Pennsylvania’s counties from the virtual map to zoom in and discover.