Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of The Arts is the oldest museum and art school in the country and is internationally known for its 19th and 20th Century American paintings and sculpture, exploring the history of American art from the 1760s to the present.
The museum moved to its current building in 1876, designed by American architects Frank Furness and George W. Hewitt, which is now designated a National Historic Landmark. The museum's collection includes the Temple Collection of modern American paintings, the Gibson Collection of 19th-century European paintings, and the John Frederick Lewis Collection of early American paintings. It also features the work of Charles Wilson, Thomas Eakins, and Winslow Homer. The academy is affiliated with the oldest American art school and owns more than 2,000 works by American artists.
- Tuesday through Saturday: 10am to 5pm
- Sunday: 11am to 5pm
- Closed Mondays and legal holidays
- Adults: $10
- Seniors and Students with ID: $8
- Youth ages 5 to 18: $6
- Tours are given between 11:30am and 1:15pm on weekdays, and 1pm and 2:45pm on weekends. Tours are free with admission.
- Location: 118-128 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-972-7600
- Website: www.pafa.org