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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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A dazzling museum, as much for its interior design as for its collection.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“american art” (33 reviews)
“frank furness” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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118 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102-1510
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here. The main building is stunning and the artworks are well- displayed. Some of the sculptures are particularly beautiful. In the adjacent building there is a variety of work, including a student exhibition which is well worth a look (as...More

Thank Telgip
Reviewed 1 week ago

The art is nicely displayed and put into interesting groupings. many of the pieces are very fine. I think the architecture of the Historic Landmark Building is very interesting. Not very common.

Thank john m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An outstanding collection of American art with rotating exhibits. Featured are Pennsylvania artists most of whom you wil recognize. Located near other great museums.

Thank reiki4peace2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not located on the Parkway along with the Barnes or Phila. Museum of Art but it is a true gem of both historical and artistic note. It is located in the center of town just two blocks north of city hall. It combines historical...More

Thank jfratto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited largely to see an amazing exhibit featured on PBS news hour of war referenced works. I was also introduced to the permanent exhibits that predominantly feature local Philly artists from the life of this oldest Arts school in the US. The old building...More

Thank Martin H
James G, Manager at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for sharing!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this museum. It had a great balance of art and student pieces in the other building. There was a lot to see and everything was really well laid out. I would go again.

Thank SarahCahill
James G, Manager at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the PMA overshadows the PAFA in terms of the size and scope of its collection, this museum has some really important pieces of American art. I went here to see Eakins' Gross Clinic (which is sometimes on view at PMA) and was impressed with...More

1  Thank OnALark_1
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Husband wanted to visit. Enjoyed the building. Not the Art on display, so much.Just a personal choice for me.

Thank wiscandsd
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The PAFA is the 1st art museum and art school in the US. Founded in 1805 it has turned out a steady stream of gifted artists and sculptors. The museum in the main building has a great collection of those artists including Gilbert Stuart's George...More

Thank pbrittle
Reviewed 21 May 2017

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
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