PAFA Preview Day

Event Information
Anne Bryan Gallery
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
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Advance registration is required.

PAFA Admissions
(215) 972-7625
Students learning how to install their work in preparation for the Annual Student Exhibition.

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is thrilled to invite you to our PAFA Preview Day on Sunday, March 19, 2023 from 9:30am – 1:00pm EST.

Immerse yourself into the PAFA community for a day, and learn more about PAFA's world-class fine arts programs and scholarship opportunities with Admissions, then explore campus with our Student Ambassadors, Preview Day participants will receive information on Admissions, Scholarships/Financial Aid, Student Life, and much more!  All attendees receive complimentary PAFA museum admission following the Preview Day event.

We hope to connect with you soon!

Accessibility, Directions & Parking

Our Open House will be held at the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, in the Walter & Leonore Annenberg Gallery and Rhoden Auditorium on the lower level of the building.


Click here for detailed information on accessing the building.


Public Transportation


  • Regional Rail: Exit @ either Jefferson or  Suburban stations
  • Market/Frankford Line (Blue Line): Exit @ 15th Street station. 
  • Broad Street Subway (Orange Line): Exit @  Race/Vine stop. 
  • Bus: A number of bus lines stop in close proximity, including routes 16, 27, and 48.


  • PATCO provides train service from southern New Jersey to Center City. Use the 13th and Locust stop. 


  • Take Amtrak to Philadelphia's 30th Street Station then a 10-minute cab or SEPTA ride to PAFA.

Visitor Parking

Visitor parking is available at the Parkway Corporation Garage at the southwest corner of Broad and Race streets and at their outdoor lot at the northeast corner of 15th and Cherry streets. Please contact garages directly for rates. Wheelchair-accessible spaces are available on the 3rd level of the garage and in the outdoor lot.