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PAFA always surprises. As the oldest art academy in the United States, one would assume that the stately collection of portraits and scenes of early America and its luminaries were enough. However, on my most recent visit I realized that I am wildly mistaken. The...More
In addition to the main collection, there are changing collections. The artworks are displayed in 2 buildings. Annexed to the one building is an art school, gift shop, coffee shop, and Blick. The main collection is pivotal. We are so fortunate to have easy access...More
PAFA is a special place, which we visit whenever we are in Philadelphia. It is sentimental, since our daughter and son-in-law had their wedding reception there in 2013. During our most recent visit, there was a very interesting and well-curated exhibit featuring newer works of...More
We have visited Philadelphia a number of times and have seen many of the most popular museums such as the Philadeliphia Museum of Art, the Barnes, all the cites around the constitution etc. But the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts really blew us away! From...More
Well worth a visit for any lover of art! Definitely underrated. Good mix of classic and contemporary pieces displayed together. Worth walking over to see the student shows and sculpture next door as well.
My husband is an alumnus of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts so a visit to the Academy is a annual Spring entry on our cultural calendar. The building itself is a gorgeous example of Victorian Gothic Architecture and a treasure filled with historic painting...More
The building is so ornate- when I went there a summer camp was going on so it was raucous ( something odd to say about art) and I made short shrift of the downstairs exhibits ( pretty extreme modern stuff) but the building held my...More
Living in Philly, I still only usually hear about the Museum of Art/Rodin/Barnes. Actually I didn't even realize at first that the Academy had a museum part open to visit (I thought it was just a school. My kiddo I nanny currently goes to camp...More