Galleries

The PAFA galleries house one of the finest collections of American art in the world. Between the elegant Victorian Historic Landmark Building and the contemporary Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, these galleries offer a chronological survey of American art from the Colonial period to the 21st century.

Historic Landmark Building Galleries

The Washington Foyer houses PAFA's earliest masterworks, such as:

The main galleries house works by distinguished alumni, including Thomas Eakins, Mary Cassatt, Cecilia Beaux, Maxfield Parrish, Robert Henri, Charles Sheeler, John Sloan, and Arthur B. Carles, affirming PAFA's critical role in training and promoting some of the most renowned artists in America.

The main galleries are also devoted to special exhibitions, drawing from museums and private collections around the world.

Morris Gallery Program
Historic Landmark Building, second floor
Included with Museum admission.

Washington Foyer
Historic Landmark Building, second floor
Included with Museum admission.

The Vivian O. and Meyer P. Potamkin Gallery
Historic Landmark Building, second floor
Included with Museum admission

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The Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building Galleries

These galleries, which house PAFA's works that date after World War II, include:

  • the Fisher-Brooks Gallery
  • the School of Fine Arts Gallery: Gift of the Women’s Board
    Dedicated to the work of students, alumni, and faculty in exhibitions that exemplify the educational mission of the Academy School and its programs.
  • the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Gallery
  • the Tuttleman Sculpture Gallery
  • Gallery 128: the Academy's School Gallery.

On view are works by modern and contemporary artists such as Leon Golub, Jim Nutt, Robert Ryman, H.C. Westermann, Alice Neel, Jess, Betye Saar, Adolf Gottlieb, and Elizabeth Murray.

Frances A. Maguire Gallery
Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building, first floor
Included with Museum admission

Fisher Brooks Gallery
Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building, first floor
Included with Museum admission

Gallery 128
Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building, lower level
Admission is free.

Walter & Leonore Annenberg Gallery
Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building, second floor
Included with Museum admission

School of Fine Arts Gallery: Gift of the Women’s Board
Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building, second floor
Included with Museum admission

American Sculpture Study Center
Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building, second floor
Included with Museum admission

Tuttleman Sculpture Gallery
Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building, second floor
Included with Museum admission

West Gallery
Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building, second floor
Included with Museum admission

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