Abington Art Center

515 Meetinghouse Rd
Jenkintown PA  19046

Phone: (215) 887-4882

Abington Art Center

Abington Art Center, located in Jenkintown, 20 minutes by rail from the heart of Philadelphia was established in 1939 as the Old York Road Art Guild. In 1965, the Guild's separate elements were brought together as the non-profit entity Abington Art Center, which has resided in Alverthorpe Manor since it was donated to Abington Township in 1969. Prior to that, the estate, originally owned by Joshua Francis Fisher, was purchased by Lessing J. Rosenwald, son of Julius Rosenwald, the part-owner and CEO of Sears, Roebuck and Company. In 1939, he razed the old house to build the current art-deco-inspired, 52-room mansion designed by Ernest A. Grunsfeld. The Art Center’s Studio School wing of this unique building once housed Rosenwald's enormous collection of over 2,600 rare books and 24,000 prints, drawings, and manuscripts, which was donated to the Library of Congress and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Our rich history provides inspiration for AAC's mission to further arts and culture.


“A work of art that is never seen is little better off than a work of art that has never been created.” -Lessing J. Rosenwald

Cultivating the power of art, innovation, ecology, technology, and public engagement.

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Founded: 1939
Parking: Parking Lot

Categories: Art Gallery, Art Museum, Art School, Community Center, Event Venue

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Tue: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm



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Abington Art Center

Abington Art Center
07:00 pm - 04/18/2018

At Abington Art Center

Innovation Lecture: Alison Cornyn April 18 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm $5 General Public / AAC Members & Penn State Abington students FREE Alison Cornyn is an interdisciplinary...

Artist Lecture: Jiyoung Chung

Artist Lecture: Jiyoung Chung
07:00 pm - 03/09/2018

At Abington Art Center

FREE and open to the public Jiyoung Chung will present the art of Joomchi, a traditional Korean method of making textured handmade paper, along with its history,...

Holiday POP UP Shop

Holiday POP UP Shop
05:00 pm - 11/30/2017

At Abington Art Center

Nov. 30, 2017 – Jan. 13, 2018 T, W, TH 1:00 – 8:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Grand Opening Thursday, Nov. 30 Shop opens 5:00 pm – early bird free entry...

Coffee Break: Artist Talks | Dan Schimmel

Coffee Break: Artist Talks | Dan Schimmel
10:00 am - 11/11/2017

At Abington Art Center

Coffee Break: Artist Talks is our monthly event every second Saturday during exhibitions that pairs coffee and bagels with an artist talk. Artist: Dan Schimmel,...

Lecture Series: Marion Wilson

Lecture Series: Marion Wilson
07:00 pm - 11/08/2017

At Abington Art Center

Speakers: Marion Wilson Marion Wilson will discuss her new Mural Arts collaborative project designed to reimagine and revitalize the bilingual William Cramp Elementary...

Lecture Series: Diane Burko

Lecture Series: Diane Burko
07:00 pm - 10/25/2017

At Abington Art Center

My Journey from Landscape Artist to Explorer/Activist Diane will share her evolution from landscape artist, working primarily as a painter, to “scientifically”...

Coffee Break: Artist Talks | Alan Greenberg

Coffee Break: Artist Talks | Alan Greenberg
10:00 am - 10/14/2017

At Abington Art Center

Coffee Break: Artist Talks is our monthly event every second Saturday during exhibitions that pairs coffee and bagels with an artist talk. Artist: Alan Greenberg,...

The Rosenwald Gala

The Rosenwald Gala
05:00 pm - 10/12/2017

At Abington Art Center

Join us as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Rosenwald Fund and introduce a digital public history project about Lessing J. Rosenwald,...

BRC Annual Bash

BRC Annual Bash
07:00 pm - 10/06/2017

At Abington Art Center

Join us for our biggest party of the year. Every ticket purchased not only ensures a fun night out for you and your friends, but it allows us to continue to provide...

Lecture Series: Esther Polak

Lecture Series: Esther Polak
07:00 pm - 10/04/2017

At Abington Art Center

The City as Performative Object: An Essay in Footsteps Esther will show a short version of her film, “Essay in Footsteps,” which takes place in Google Earth:...

Kiss-A-Pig Financial Literacy Fundraiser

Kiss-A-Pig Financial Literacy Fundraiser
05:00 pm - 10/04/2017

At Abington Art Center

Join TruMark Financial for its annual Kiss-A-Pig financial literacy fundraiser on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Abington Art Center. To help raise funds for Philadelphia-area...

Politically Correct: Reflections on Public Landmarks

Politically Correct: Reflections on Public Landmarks
01:00 pm - 09/23/2017

At Abington Art Center

Dr. David Organ from Temple University's Department of Geography and Urban Studies in conversation with Karen Turner, Associate Professor of Journalism at Temple....

Fall Solo Series | Opening Reception

Fall Solo Series | Opening Reception
06:00 pm - 09/14/2017

At Abington Art Center

Exhibition on view September 14 to November 11. Featuring work by: Alan Greenberg, Threshold Teresa Shields, Trending Threads Dan Schimmel, Mitochondriac Exhibition...

Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost
07:00 pm - 08/10/2017

At Abington Art Center

Join Shakespeare In The Summer as we present the Bard's bittersweet love story under the stars. With a cast of lovers and fools working in Original Practices style,...

Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost
07:00 pm - 08/09/2017

At Abington Art Center

Join Shakespeare In The Summer as we present the Bard's bittersweet love story under the stars. With a cast of lovers and fools working in Original Practices style,...

Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost
07:00 pm - 08/08/2017

At Abington Art Center

Join Shakespeare In The Summer as we present the Bard's bittersweet love story under the stars. With a cast of lovers and fools working in Original Practices style,...

Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost
07:00 pm - 08/07/2017

At Abington Art Center

Join Shakespeare In The Summer as we present the Bard's bittersweet love story under the stars. With a cast of lovers and fools working in Original Practices style,...

KidFest 2017

KidFest 2017
05:30 pm - 08/03/2017

At Abington Art Center

KidFest is a summer event full of food, fun, family, and, well, art! Kids can enjoy any and all of our offerings — tile painting, t-shirt drawing, and more. Kids...

Free World Music Concert Series

Free World Music Concert Series
07:00 pm - 07/27/2017

At Abington Art Center

Mbongwana Star, Congo. Come for fun, family and friendship! Our free World Music Concert Series presented by Abington Art Center and Lucky Goat Coffee House will...

Free World Music Concert Series

Free World Music Concert Series
07:00 pm - 07/20/2017

At Abington Art Center

Performance by Septeto Santiaguero, Cuba. Come for fun, family and friendship! Our free World Music Concert Series presented by Abington Art Center and Lucky Goat...

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