Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

College Arts Building, Art Gallery, and Art Museum
128 N Broad St (Lenfest Plaza), Philadelphia, PA 19102, United States
Hours:
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Tue–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)

The nation's first museum & school of fine arts, home to a world-class collection of American art and a leader in fine arts education. Come see for yourself.

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  • The Wall Street Journal

    This is a beautiful example of 19th-century architect Frank Furness's work. His buildings are among my favorites. They fit together with the same articulation as machines. Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · August 3, 2014
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  • Kristen S.

    Check out a student exhibition at PAFA.

    Kristen Sweeney · February 17, 2013
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  • NewsWorks

    R.I.P. Philadelphia artist Murray Dessner, who taught here from 1970 to 2012: http://ph.ly/0Sw0C

    NewsWorks · September 27, 2012
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  • Reinhold Residential

    This internationally acclaimed school of fine art features remarkable galleries and a striking Claes Oldenburg sculpture in the adjacent Lenfest Plaza.

    Reinhold Residential · September 11, 2012
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  • Deborah D.

    Very nice museum but not always family friendly. Call ahead and ask if the exhibits are appropriate for kids before you come.

    Deborah Davila · July 19, 2012
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  • Visit Philly

    The PHLASH trolley runs Fri, Sat & Sun from 10-6 pm May-October 28, 2012. Just head to stops 4 or 16, buy a $2 ticket & you'll be on your way to seeing more of Philadelphia's attractions and museums. Read more

    Visit Philly · May 1, 2012
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  • Mary B.

    The Tanner exhibit is outstanding. Don't miss!

    Mary Buck · March 14, 2012
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  • Lisa S.

    Henry Oshawa Tanner after dark

    Lisa Simon · March 9, 2012
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  • Myheartmap C.

    Check out the MyHeartMap Challenge. A contest in Philadelphia to raise awareness about heart disease and find defibrillators. Check out the Philly Inquirer article myheartmap.org

    Myheartmap Challenge · February 14, 2012
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  • Visit Philly

    Feed your minds and your stomach during the brown-bag Art-at-Lunch program, featuring free discussions and lectures on Wednesdays from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

    Visit Philly · December 12, 2011
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  • Visit Philly

    If you have the Philadelphia Pass, you can skip the lines and receive discounts at shops and restaurants.

    Visit Philly · December 12, 2011
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  • Estia Restaurant

    Estia Restaurant has a two-course express lunch, as well as Sunday brunch with live jazz. Read more

    Estia Restaurant · November 16, 2011
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  • Timothy B.

    Amazing collection of art!

    Timothy Brixius · November 16, 2011
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  • Simone B.

    Cool toilets.....

    Simone Butt · October 5, 2011
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  • NBC Philadelphia

    Both a museum and a school, PAFA was founded in 1805 by painter Charles Willson Peale, among others. Mary Cassatt studied painting at here at age 15. Read more

    NBC Philadelphia · August 14, 2011
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  • visitPA

    "Those that can't do, teach" doesn't apply here. Look around and you'll see marks of the famous artists who taught here like Thomas Eakins and Cecilia Beaux.

    visitPA · December 6, 2010
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  • Visit Philly

    Winslow Homer’s depiction of a russet-hued fox gracefully sprawled in gleaming white snow is a perennial favorite.

    Visit Philly · October 8, 2010
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