Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is a museum and private art school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1805 and is the first and oldest art museum and art school in the United States. The academy's museum is internationally known for its collections of 19th- and 20th-century American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. Its archives house important materials for the study of American art history, museums, and art training. It offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts, certificate programs, and continuing education.
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  • It’s been many years since I had the pleasure of visiting this fine quality art facility in Philadelphia and it has maintained it outstanding qualities! As a former resident, we frequented the PAFA... 
    It’s been many years since I had the pleasure of visiting this fine quality art facility in Philadelphia and it has maintained it outstanding qualities! As a former resident, we frequented the PAFA...  more »
  • Museum showcases numerous artists, Peales, Stuart, West, Cassatt, Eakins. Founded in 1805, by Charles Willson Peale and William Rush and others. 
    Museum showcases numerous artists, Peales, Stuart, West, Cassatt, Eakins. Founded in 1805, by Charles Willson Peale and William Rush and others.  more »
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  • What a great museum! The architecture is beautiful. Love the sculptures and fountain in front of the museums. Also, the Rocky statue and the famous Rocky stairs!! This is a popular tourist attraction stop. All the hop-on hop-off tour bus stop at this location. Definitely a must visit place!
  • I took a morning adult education Life Drawing class with Patricia Traub. It lasted for four sessions with the same model in the same pose so it could be explored from all angles. I thoroughly enjoyed and learn quite a bit from Patricia and plan on taking the class again the next time it's offered.

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