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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
Beyond Boundaries: Feminine Forms
Through Sunday, January 28, 2018
Monument Lab
Through Sunday, December 10
The Loaded Brush: The Oil Sketch & the Phila School of Painting
Through Sunday, February 4, 2018
Chuck Close Photographs
Through Sunday, April 8, 2018
Graphic Women
Through Friday, January 12, 2018
The 24th Annual Student Print Sale
Friday, December 1
Friday, December 1 through Monday, January 15, 2018
Preview Party for Gifted: A Handmade Holiday Market
Saturday, December 2
Gifted: A Handmade Holiday Market
Sunday, December 3
Swarthmore College Lab Orchestra Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 3
Family Arts Academy: DIY Holiday
Sunday, December 17
Nick Cave: Rescue
Friday, December 22 through Thursday, May 31, 2018
Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World
Friday, October 26, 2018 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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The Water Works behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Photo by Erin DiSerafino.