The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

What It's About

Founded in 1805, PAFA is the nation’s first museum and school of fine art. The galleries feature permanent collections and special exhibitions. Next door is Lenfest Plaza, an open-air piazza featuring the 51-foot Paint Torch sculpture by Claus Oldenburg.

Found in Museums - Art.

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visitors examine art on the walls in a large open gallery

Photo credit: G. Widman for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®.

Getting There on SEPTA

Nearby Routes: Buses 4, 16, and 48; Broad Street Line.

Hours, features, ticket or entrance costs, and other details for places of interest listed here may change without notice. Be sure to check with them for up-to-date information when planning a visit.