Dress up your favorite denim jacket or backpack with some Philadelphia Museum of Art history. This set of pins traces the history of the museum starting in 1914 when we first "branded" the museum using a logo that was the near replica of the 1876 state of Pennsylvania coat of arms. At that time we were still called The Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art. In 1938 the museum choose the griffin. Since classical antiquity, griffins were known for guarding treasures and priceless possessions. The bronze griffins perched on the museum roofs are actually lightening conductors. In 1989, Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates used the griffin in our West Foyer renovations and gave them a post modernist refresh. In 2014, Pentagram designed a bold new identity putting ART front and center. Class dismissed!
- Museum exclusive
- Set of 4
- Each pin measures 1.5" diameter
- Safety pin back