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Academy of Fine Arts

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128 N Broad St Philadelphia PA 19102
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(215) 972-7600
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Through the rare combination of our spectacular galleries, our internationally known school of fine arts, and our public programs, the Academy strives to provide students and visitors alike with a unique and thrilling experience. 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...

PAFA presents special exhibitions, an outstanding permanent collection, and work by some of the region's most talented contemporary artists. Visit our galleries in the Historic Landmark Building, designed by Frank Furness and George W. Hewitt, and the new Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building.HoursTuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.Closed Mondays and legal holidays.Please note...

The nation's first museum & school of fine arts, home to a world-class collection of American art and a leader in fine arts education. Come see for yourself.

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The nation's oldest museum and school of fine arts, founded in 1805, preens in the middle of Center City. Architects Frank Furness and George Hewitt made a beautiful High Victorian Gothic building to house an impressive collection that includes Thomas Eakins (check out his 1875 masterpiece, The Gross Clinic), Winslow Homer, and Benjamin West. If you're in town for the hugely popular annual...

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Two blocks north of City Hall is the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), a wonderful museum and teaching facility that was the first art school in the country (1805) and at one time the unquestioned leader of American Beaux Arts. After a major renovation in late 1994, the academy, housed in a stunning Frank Furness building, unveiled a major reinstallation of 300 works from the past...

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In the light of recent controversy surrounding this artist, PAFA made the decision to keep the exhibit up and to use it as the start of a broader conversation about gender, race and more. They hung another exhibit next to it showcasing women artists and...

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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts was the very first art academy in the United States, It was THE school to learn the painting and sculpture techniques and methods only available in the 19th century in Europe. It’s list of instructors is legendary and...

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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts founded in 1805, is a museum and art school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is the first and oldest art museum and art school in the United States. The academy's museum is houses collections of 19th- and 20th-century American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper.

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