Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

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  • August 7, 2017
    PAFA has a long history in American art and has acquired a great collection over the years. There's two buildings of exhibits; the modern one has special exhibitions and contemporary art while the old...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Our emotions, during and after visiting the exhibiton, ranged from surprise, admiration to the outright befuddlement and indignation of 'Who kept this great artist from the public view and more than d...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    The current show is worth visiting twice. Brilliant offbeat humor and whiplash wit. There are 2 buildings, one has the permanent collection and the newer building with the cafe and gift store has the ...  more »
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  • June 8, 2017
    This is an excellent experience to walk around their display/museum area in the old building. really nice.
  • March 25, 2017
    Free admission on President’s Day, the day we visited. This art museum is spacious, neatly laid out, and well-curated overall. The ‘World War I and American Art’ exhibition was of particular interest, showing the public response to the war and what life in the battlefield was like, especially for those who experienced it first-hand. Stayed for two hours, which was enough to see all exhibits on two floors.
  • April 16, 2017
    Didn't have chance to visit, but I walked pass it couple of times and took these photos. I will definitely go see on my next visit.
  • February 19, 2017
    The jewel of Philadelphia art museums, a historical architectural landmark, and a walk through the history of American art, PAFA Is not as well-known or visited as it should be. It is always a joy to introduce friends to PAFA. A fabulous cafe for lunch or a snack and one of the best museum shops in the city.
  • March 30, 2017
    Diverse collection of American art. Historic building that is over the top classic beauty

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