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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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118 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-1510
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent most of a day at the 3 museums as it was 90 and the A/C museums were A GREAT PLACE TO SPEND THE TIME BETWEEN WALKS ABOUT TOWN.

Thank Marguerite a
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Housed in a fansactic building of several architectural styles, this collection is strongest on 19th century paintings, but includes modern art and sculpture too. It's not a large collection . But, it's a quiet place, far less visited than the Philadelphia Museum. Don't miss it.

Thank JohnnJack
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been coming to the academy for years and always love the backdrop of color and rich architectural detail to the sculptures and paintings. Very special museum.

Thank Maxiemama
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a joy... a beautiful building, a sense of history and the academy's role in training American artists, and a terrific and manageable collection. I have never before had the privilege of viewing four Cecilia Beaux paintings at once. And the Gross Clinic by Mr....More

Thank ivy680
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Slowly walking up the grand staircase in the Historic Landmark building of the Academy, one cannot help but be reminded that decorous surroundings were de rigeur for the proper display of large history paintings as well as intimate portraits in the 18th and 19th centuries....More

1  Thank Elisabeth B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bought a ticket for 2 on Living Social. I was pleasantly surprised at the layout and all the fabulous painting and sculpted figures through out the museum. Missed the Chuck Close exhibit which was my original reason for going but still and all enjoyed all...More

Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Alfred Barnes, like Henry Clay Frick, Pierpont Morgan,Chester Beatty and other fabulously rich Americans used their wealth to amass vast collections of art. Barnes' taste was somewhat narrow compared to others, but if you like Renoir and Cezanne, this is a must. They way the...More

2  Thank Frank B
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

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...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

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...More

Thank John G
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The structure itself is a work of art. One could look at it for hours. There is a pretty great installation outside of the museum that's really cool too, and it ain't that paint brush BS. Inside you'll find some of the greatest Americana painting...More

2  Thank Scott_A_Drake
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garymenefee
13 January 2018|
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Response from agentbey | Reviewed this property |
Welcome to Philadelphia. PAFA does have tours but it is not required. You are free to review the works there at your own pace. Check the PAFA website for tickets fees.
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