Offices and Services

An overview of the offices and services that keep PAFA moving.


The Office of Development oversees and stewards gifts from individuals and organizations that help us sustain PAFA's institutional mission and goals.

Event Rentals

External organizations and individuals interested in using PAFA for their private event should contact our Event Rentals department.


Meet the people leading and teaching in undergraduate and graduate programs.


The Finance department is responsible for the centralized finance functions of PAFA. It is essential to our financial management and ensures that financial resources are expertly stewarded, that financial policies are clear and consistently applied, and PAFA has access to the funding needed to support and perform their work.

Office of Institutional Security and Equity (Human Resources)

Human Resources strives to provide employees with all the resources they need, as well as oversee the hiring process at PAFA.

Marketing and Communications

PAFA's central organization for print and digital content, brand identity, digital governance, press releases, media relations, and public affairs.

Museum Education and Engagement

PAFA offers programs for artists and art lovers of all ages and skill levels who want to learn about and make art.

Security and Safety

The Department of Campus Safety and Security is committed to working with the PAFA community to maintain excellence in public safety services and to promote an atmosphere that is beneficial to all.

About PAFA

Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is America's first school and museum of fine arts. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, PAFA offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts, innovative exhibitions of historic and contemporary American art, and a world-class collection of American art. PAFA’s esteemed alumni include Mary Cassatt, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.