There is sooooo much beautiful artwork, set in a magnificent old Furness (I think) building. It's quiet and lovely and inspiring. What else would you want?
This magnificent building is filled with both fine paintings and architectural beauty. As you walk through the galleries, you might see students painting from the masterpieces. Take time to bask in the beauty of both the building and the art work. The staff is eager to answer any questions about the paintings and sculputures as well as the school itself.... More
The building is in an interesting style. The permanent collection is "fine art" which is mostly American and ranges from colonial times to 1940's. It's good to tag along with docent to get the most out of the art. When I visited, the place had been invaded by work by KAWS I don't have anything against modern art but he... More
As others have indicated, the building is a gem. We were fortunate to have an expert on the building speak after we viewed the exhibits, Fascinating! This museum is not to be missed when visiting Philadelphia.
What a treat to discover this beautiful building withl of a wide variety of stellar artwork displayed in an interesting manner. To see artists (students) at work in the galleries was inspirational.
When people see art in a city like Philadelphia, they tend to go to the big Philadelphia Museum, which is a world-class collection, and they skip the smaller institutions. In the case of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, this is a big mistake. The museum is housed in a jewel of a building, Victorian/Venetian in style. Although dating from... More
If you are visiting for the art GO to the Academy of Fine Arts. The building itself is a treasure and the art amazing. O'Keefe, Homer, Twachtman, Hopper, Hassan and others are all represented here. We would never have stopped but were so glad we did!
Imagine an over the top Victorian exterior and interior of the finest marbles and woods. All 5 Peals are represented as well as Stuart and West and Eakins etc. Our local Christopher Still studied there
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