Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

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  • Husband wanted to visit. Enjoyed the building. Not the Art on display, so much.Just a personal choice for me.  more »
  • The PAFA is the 1st art museum and art school in the US. Founded in 1805 it has turned out a steady stream of gifted artists and sculptors. The museum in the main building has a great collection of th...  more »
  • We were down town one Tuesday afternoon and decided to do something tourist-y in our own city. This was a nice enough excursion but really not worth the money we spent. the staff here is very pleasant...  more »
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  • This is an excellent experience to walk around their display/museum area in the old building. really nice.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Diverse collection of American art. Historic building that is over the top classic beauty