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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

118 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102-1510
+1 215-972-7600
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118 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102-1510
+1 215-972-7600
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were down town one Tuesday afternoon and decided to do something tourist-y in our own city. This was a nice enough excursion but really not worth the money we spent. the staff here is very pleasant but really not much else going on. It...More

Thank Luv2go1019
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Many Talents at the116th Annual Student Show Every year the Annual Student Exhibition at PAFA is getting better and more audacious. I went to see why, especially since PAFA has a long tradition of excellence in teaching new generations. As the marker outside the...More

Thank Elisabeth B
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are few buildings as beautiful in Philadelphia, the Northeast or in the U.S. It's as though London's Victoria & Albert Museum created an outpost here. Beside it is a fairly new modern building that serves as the galleries for the 116th Annual Student Exhibition,...More

Thank UptownScribe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Academy is bustling with the art spirit. It houses a great collection of paintings and sculptures. The art is tastefully displayed and very well explained. There is a good cafe adjacent to the museum.

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We went to see the WWI art show, which was fantastic. The regular exhibits were sadly closed after 1 PM, so we missed them. There was a show in the basement of recent student art which was OK. The new building has quite good exhibition...More

1  Thank SlewpJB
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Not too large & yet it has a wonderful collection of art. I particularly am fond of the Winslow Homer works.

Thank disappointed96
Reviewed 6 April 2017

An outstanding collection of sculptures and paintings make this a must visit place for any visitor to this area. The building itself makes it a wonderful attraction.

Thank Joel G
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I have visited Philadelphia many times but never seemed to find the time to experience the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts, until now. I was so impressed with the layout of the old historic building and even more impressed with the traveling exhibit of...More

Thank kiwiandmolly
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Free admission on President’s Day, the day we visited. This art museum is spacious, neatly laid out, and well-curated overall. The ‘World War I and American Art’ exhibition was of particular interest, showing the public response to the war and what life in the battlefield...More

Thank gboi77
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Not a huge museum but it includes a good school and studio space. We had a great experience not only at the special traveling exhibition of World War I art featuring John Singer Sargent's painting Gassed which so perfectly expresses the horrors of this first...More

Thank Freddiemf
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