Just a few blocks from the convention center is the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Housed in an 1876 building that is a melange of architectural styles, the academy is the oldest art institution in the United States. It was founded in 1804, when Philadelphia was America’s wealthiest city. Many of the stars of its collection are works by America’s renowned painters, including Gilbert Stuart, Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, and various members of the Peale family. In May, as happens every year, the academy’s school takes over all the exhibition space to display the works of its students.