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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
Visiting Artists Program: Jacolby Satterwhite
Wednesday, September 19
Opening Reception | Love Letters to Earth
Thursday, September 20
Love Letters to Earth
Thursday, September 20 through Tuesday, December 11
Art at Lunch: Withdrawing the Veil: Intermedial Impulses in Peter Frederick Rothermel's Battle of Gettysburg
Wednesday, September 26
Members Program:The Brodsky Center at PAFA Launch
Friday, September 28
Visiting Artists Program: Doreen Garner
Wednesday, October 3
Members Make: Watercolors with James Toogood
Saturday, October 6
Family Arts Academy: Painting Words
Sunday, October 7
Visiting Artists Program: Hein Koh
Wednesday, October 10
Public Lecture with Stuart Shils: Dropping the Bucket Down the Well
Thursday, October 11
Family Arts Academy: Mobile Making
Sunday, October 14
Art at Lunch: Diane Burko: Artist and Activist.
Wednesday, October 17
Points of View Speaker Series: For Freedoms Town Hall: Art, Citizenship and Engagement
Thursday, October 18
Family Arts Academy: Drawing in Motion
Sunday, October 21
Educator's Workshop: Rina Banerjee
Saturday, October 27
Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World
Saturday, October 27 through Sunday, March 31, 2019
Family Arts Academy: Gourd Animals
Sunday, October 28
Visiting Artists Program: Devan Shimoyama
Wednesday, October 31
Art at Lunch: The Life and Work of Henriette Wyeth
Sunday, November 11
Art at Lunch: Brodsky Center at PAFA
Wednesday, December 12

Tuesday – Friday: 10 – 5
Saturday – Sunday: 11 – 5
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 - 128 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-972-7600 phone
215-972-6198 TTY

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Exploring the Francis Kéré exhibition with the architect. Part of the Creative Africa celebration at the Perelman Building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.