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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” (34 reviews)
“frank furness” (21 reviews)
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118 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102-1510
+1 215-972-7600
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Reviewed January 4, 2016

I walked around these areas and wanted to go in but didn't have time. But the display from outside are very appealing and magnetic. Will visit next time. Its one of the must see places in the City.

Thank Tongansailor
Reviewed January 3, 2016

We lucked out -- admission was free on the day of our visit (New Year's Eve). The Norman Lewis exhibition was well done, especially with the presentation of artifacts of his day-to-day life (letters to Eleanor Roosevelt and to a gallery owner were highlights). We...More

Thank ValueValueValue
Reviewed December 26, 2015

I recently spent most of a rainy Thursday here to see the Norman Lewis exhibit and then tour the rest of the collection. Unfortunately, there were no docent tours that day but nonetheless it was a fabulous experience. There were several groups of school children...More

Thank Beth L
Reviewed December 17, 2015

Was there for a Xmas party.....The Norman Lewis exhibit was amazing. I can't believe I haven't visited before. Great pillars, paintings and sculptures. Two wonderful buildings.

Thank AkHasan
Reviewed December 15, 2015

PAFA is an architectural gem, which has taught many of the great American masters. Its collection is gorgeous and exciting.

Thank Phillyishome
Reviewed December 11, 2015

Visit both the buildings. The older paintings and sculptures are housed in one, and the more modern / alternative works in the other. The second one also contains an art school. Check out the huge paintbrush outside the venue...

Thank Jayantpai
Reviewed December 1, 2015

The museum is not inexpensive at $15 entrance fee. It presents primarily work of graduates with additional paintings from the earliest part of the American republic as well as sculptures from the period. But, the best part of this museum is the building. The interior...More

1  Thank jshiker
Reviewed November 25, 2015

Philadelphia has destroyed most of its great architecture but fortunately this Furness building is still intact.

Thank derreiser
Reviewed November 21, 2015

This was and continues to be a fine teaching institution as well as a fine Museum with a wonderful American collection of painting and sculpture. This is home to Thomas Eakins, Benjamin West and many others who worked and studied here. Look for the excellent...More

1  Thank reelprof
Reviewed November 13, 2015

The Art Museum at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art was a pleasant surprise. The collection is housed on 3 floors of a historic building in large galleries. All of the pieces are works by American artists including graduates of the academy. The quality of...More

Thank NJ_Traveler90
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