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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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Address: 118 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone Number: 215-972-7600
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: A dazzling museum, as much for its interior design as for its collection.
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Underestimated Wonder!

Just go, and find out for yourself. I was totally awestruck, never heard about it - I lived 20 minutes away! - until friends from D.C. came to visit and insisted upon going there!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Castres-Gironde, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Just go, and find out for yourself. I was totally awestruck, never heard about it - I lived 20 minutes away! - until friends from D.C. came to visit and insisted upon going there!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Beautiful 1876 Frank Furness building, along with art from early Americans, including Thomas Eakins and Charles Wilson Peale. Highly recommended.

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Kirkland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Not to be missed for art lovers. This small but superb museum and art school is well worth an hour or so look. They have student and alumni art and a main collection that features some of the most famous artists in American art history. We came late in the afternoon when there were few visitors and talked to an... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The PAFA museum seems small compared to the Philadelphia Art Museum but there is sooo much to see. We visited during the student exhibitions and the diversity of art was exciting. There was also an Impressionist exhibit centered on gardens that was fantastic. The original building is also impressive just for the architecture. Also great for summer camp & family... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Interesting art work by students, different, modern, unique. Some silly. Some a bit off-color. Worth a look-see.

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Tavernier, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

excellent school and talent pool! we attended a recent gallery showing and graduation. the quality of work shown and for sale was terrific! we listened to the students explain details at the show; they really are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about their trade. that is a tribute to passionate teachers. well done; another generation continues....

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Keystone, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

PAFA's museum houses one of the best collections of American art in the world. Yes, even though there is no sign saying "Museum" on the buildings, it is a museum and you will be welcome when you walk in. PAFA had a history of being conservative but no longer. It is edgy and active in the contemporary art world. Check... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We really enjoyed visiting this lovely museum. We were awed by the building's architecture. We enjoyed the collection and appreciated the information about PAFA alumni status in the information when relevant.

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I love art museums and this is one of my favorite. Beautiful building inside and out. And some excellent works of art.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

this museum should be the first stop, the building is so beautiful and the works of art that are exhibited there are exquisite. I truly recommend this place and it is just in the center, broad st. and Arch.

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Additional Information about Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Address: 118 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone Number: 215-972-7600
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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