Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is a museum and private art school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[4] It was founded in 1805 and is the first and oldest art museum and art school in the United States.[4] 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.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
TypePrivate art school
Established1805
AccreditationMSCHE
PresidentElizabeth Warshawer (interim)
Location, ,
United States
Websitewww.pafa.org
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
The museum building of the Academy
LocationSW corner of Broad & Cherry Sts.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates
Built1871–1876[1]
ArchitectFrank Furness; George Hewitt
Architectural styleSecond Empire, Renaissance, Gothic
Websitewww.pafa.org
NRHP reference No.71000731[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPMay 27, 1971
Designated NHLMay 15, 1975
Designated PHMCNovember 17, 2004[3]