PAFA Mission Statement
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will be the recognized worldleader for American fine arts education, which bringing together artists and the public, integrates a world-class collection of American art, major exhibitions and exceptional teaching programs.
About the Museum
PAFA'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.
About the School
This specialized and unique art school attracts some of the most committed and promising art students from across the country and around the globe to study painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture with a distinguished faculty of working artists. The school holds a position of national prestige, with cutting-edge studio and classroom facilities, private studios for students, a historic cast collection, and the opportunity for students to exhibit in a world-class museum.