PAFA Preview Day

Event Information
Anne Bryan Gallery
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Join Us

Advance registration is required.

PAFA Admissions
(215) 972-7625
A student printing their own PAFA tote bag on a previous Preview Day.

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is thrilled to invite you to our PAFA Preview Day on Sunday, November 13, 2022 from 9:30am –11:30 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 faculty and Admissions, then explore our campus and museum!

If you can't make it to the in-person Preview Day, please save the date for our upcoming virtual Preview Day, or our next in-person Preview Day:

We hope to connect with you at one of these events! 

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.