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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)

Art Parkway District

PAFA's museum is internationally known for its collections of 19th- and 20th-century American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. Its archives house important materials for the study of American art history, museums, and art training. The Historic Landmark Building and Samuel M. V. Hamilton Buildings make up the PAFA campus

Calendar of Events
Nick Cave: Rescue
Through Thursday, May 31
First Academies: Benjamin West
Through Sunday, June 3
GHOST IN THE MACHINE: Video in the Realm of Objects.
Through Sunday, June 17
Family Arts Academy: Be a Sound Engineer!
Sunday, April 22
Art at Lunch: Reproducing the Rotunda: Currency, Performance, and Protest in Nineteenth Century Print Culture
Wednesday, April 25
Family Arts Academy: Robo Art
Sunday, April 29
Family Arts Academy: Lenape People
Sunday, May 6
117th Annual Student Exhibition Preview Party
Thursday, May 10
117th Annual Student Exhibition
Friday, May 11 through Sunday, June 3
Family Arts Academy: Body of Water
Sunday, May 13
Young Collectors Night at the 117th Annual Student Exhibition
Wednesday, May 16
Spring Festival & Family Exhibition
Sunday, May 20
Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World
Friday, October 26 through Sunday, April 7, 2019

Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and legal holidays.

Adults $15
Senior (60+) and Students with I.D. $12
Youth ages (13 - 18) $8
Child 12 and under and military personnel (excluding groups) FREE

Other Information
The Museum connects those with disabilities to the world of art through a wide variety of Accessible Services.

Docent Tours meet in the lobby of the Museum and feature the Highlights of the Permanent Collection or the George Tooker Exhibition. Please check in with the front desk on the day of your visit for specific details. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11:30 am and 12:30 pm Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm

Tours are free with admission.

Visitor Information

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)
118 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-972-7600 phone
215-972-6198 TTY

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What's Nearby

Free Library of Philadelphia

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts


The Water Works behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Photo by Erin DiSerafino.