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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
Chuck Close Photographs
Through Sunday, April 8
Nick Cave: Rescue
Through Thursday, May 31
Family Arts Academy: Peak Inside
Sunday, February 25
Art At Lunch: 50 Years of Progress…and Some Backsliding: Women Artists 1970 – 2018
Wednesday, February 28
Points of View Speaker Series: What Good is an Academy?
Thursday, March 1
First Academies: Benjamin West
Friday, March 2 through Sunday, June 3
Art At Lunch: Withdrawing the Veil
Wednesday, March 7
Family Arts Academy: Dot Your Eyes
Sunday, March 11
Family Arts Academy: Storydrawing
Sunday, March 11
Public Lecture with Master Class Artist Christine Lafuente
Friday, March 16
The Director's Table with Artist Dawoud Bey
Saturday, March 17
Point of View Speaker Series: The Photography of Dawoud Bey
Saturday, March 17
Family Arts Academy: Instrument Petting Zoo
Sunday, March 18
Public Lecture with Jessica Abel: Self-Compassion As a Producivity Tool
Saturday, March 24
Family Arts Academy: Spring Pop-Ups
Saturday, March 24
Family Arts Academy: Spring Pop-Ups
Sunday, March 25
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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