A very professional museum going through some new developments. A plan would be good otherwise you could miss out of some of the exhibits.
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Next to the Barnes, my favorite art museum in Philly. You can walk right up to and (could, but wouldn’t) touch nearly every piece. Hardly anyone there. Really interesting selection of works. All US, of course. So glad we skipped the Art Institute this trip—PAFA...More
Surprising Gem - lots to see and wide variety of artwork; relaxing atmosphere with benches to sit and reflect on the pieces. I highly recommend!
People automatically think of Philadelphia's Art Museum but PAFA is a wonderful organization with two buildings - the older building is a work of art itself, and has paintings predating our country's independence. The paintings and sculptures are beautiful, the building next store is more...More
Absolutely amazing historic museum. The architecture is as interesting as the art collection itself. Great, eclectic, and varied collection of paintings and photography. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Our docent for our tour was highly knowledgeable, interesting, and engaging. Viewing art is a fantastic...More
This was the first time we visited PAFA and totally enjoyed our visit. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is a museum and art school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1805 and is the first and oldest art museum and art school...More
This is a small museum compared to some of the others in town. But it has some magnificent pieces of artwork and some amazing statues! The building itself is also beautiful. I think this museum gets overlooked and I found it to be hardly visited...More
This is a premier US art museum which has expanded exhibition space with a newly renovated historical building next door. A lower floor auditorium is under construction. This is well worth a visit. We recommend and shall return on our next visit.
This art musuem has a twist; it places its modern pieces smack in the middle of its classic paintings. Love the building and stairwell. The collection is divided into 2 buildings. Unfortunately, there are no recurring free admission days.