The transformative power of art

Telling the sweeping story of American art since 1805.


Educating the next generation of artists from around the world.

America's First Museum and Art School

As the first art museum and school in the United States, PAFA celebrates the transformative power of art and art-making. Through its world-class museum and school, PAFA nurtures and recognizes artists at every turn in their career.

Upcoming Events

Invisible City: Philadelphia and the Vernacular Avant-garde
Art At Noon
Cupid in Wine by Woodside 1840
Teacher Programs
Howardena Pindell, Katrina, 2005
Member Program
Howardena Pindell, Katrina, 2005
Member Program
Miriam Schapiro (1923–2015), Frida and Me, 1996 Lithograph with collage elements, 42 x 29 3/4 in., AP Published by the Brodsky Center at PAFA PAFA, Gift of the estate of Miriam Schapiro © 000688最新消息_短线靠概率2019 Estate of Miriam Schapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Special Tours
Robert Pruitt, Star Pilot, 2012
Points of View Speaker Series
Family Arts Academy
Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze
Visiting Artists Program
Raccoons with a Plan by Kate Samworth
Curator Conversation

Membership Has Its Perks

PAFA members enjoy complimentary admission, exclusive member programming and events—plus discounts on the Museum Store, Continuing Education, Summer Camps, Tableau Cafè and much more.