For the Media

If there’s news at PAFA, you’ll find it here. We strive to bring you the latest happenings and updates about the museum, our School of Fine Art, and the PAFA community.

Resources for the Media

Historic Landmark Building at Night. Image: Jeff Fusco

Fact Sheets

General information about PAFA, including historical information about the institution, locations and more are available in our fact sheets.

PAFA primary logo

PAFA Graphic Identity

Access our official logos in JPG and EPS format, as well as read our guidelines for using PAFA's brand assets.

A visitor in the galleries looks at an exhibition. Image: Jeff Fusco

Press Downloads

Electronic Press Kits (EPKs) for our special exhibitions and other notable events and programs.

Mary Cassatt, "Baby on Mother's Arm" (ca. 1891). Oil on canvas, 25 x 19 ¾ inches. Bequest of Peter Borie (2003.15).

Albert M. Greenfield American Art Resource Online

Access key information about works in our internationally-renowned collection of American art through the Albert M. Greenfield American Art Resource Online. PAFA's permanent collection ranges from 18th- and 19th-century masters to modern and contemporary artists.

A drawing class from 1901.

Dorothy & Kenneth Woodcock Archives

PAFA's archives serves as the Museum’s institutional memory and documents the key activities of our directors, curators, and all other departments involved in programs and operations since our founding in 1805.

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Annual Reports

View PAFA's annual reports, archived over at Issuu.com

Find An Expert

PAFA can provide subject matter experts from our museum or School of Fine Arts to comment on topics in the news. Please contact Marketing and Communications through the form below to arrange such contacts.

PAFA Image Gallery

The Historic Landmark Building at night. Image: Jeff Fusco / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
The Historic Landmark Building at night. Image: Jeff Fusco / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Grand Stairway of the Historic Landmark Building. Image: Jeff Fusco / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Grand Stairway of the Historic Landmark Building. Image: Jeff Fusco / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cast Hall inside the Historic Landmark Buidling / Image: Matt Zugale / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cast Hall inside the Historic Landmark Buidling / Image: Matt Zugale / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Salon Gallery of the Historic Landmark Building. Image: Jeff Fusco / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Salon Gallery of the Historic Landmark Building. Image: Jeff Fusco / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Jordan Griska '08, "Grumman Greenhouse" (2011) in Lenfest Plaza / Image: Jeff Fusco / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Jordan Griska '08, "Grumman Greenhouse" (2011) in Lenfest Plaza / Image: Jeff Fusco / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Claes Oldenburg, "Paint Torch" (2011) / Image: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Claes Oldenburg, "Paint Torch" (2011) / Image: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Historic Landmark Building, daytime. / Image: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Historic Landmark Building, daytime. / Image: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
The exterior of the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building at night. Image: Jeff Fusco / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
The exterior of the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building at night. Image: Jeff Fusco / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Interior view of the John & Richanda Rhoden Arts Center, located inside the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building. / Image: LeAnne Matlach / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Interior view of the John & Richanda Rhoden Arts Center, located inside the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building. / Image: LeAnne Matlach / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Film, Photography, and Taping Guidelines

Anyone who wishes to film on campus for commercial, non-news purposes must submit in writing to Marketing and Communications detailed information about the proposed project, including:

  • Locations requested
  • Date and time of shooting
  • Length of shooting
  • Number of people involved in each day’s shooting
  • Type of activity to be filmed, taped or photographed
  • List of equipment and vehicles used in connection with the project
  • Sizes and composition of structures that will be used in the shoot

All movie scripts must be reviewed and approved by PAFA.

No mention is to be made of or recognition given to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts unless specifically authorized.

Photography and filming/taping will be allowed only during times that are least likely to be disruptive to our museum, School of Fine Arts, and student life.

A certificate of insurance is required, naming the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, its officers, employees and agents as additional insured, providing comprehensive general liability insurance, including personal injury and property damage.

Anyone who requests commercial filming, taping, or photography on campus is required to work with PAFA Marketing & Communications, Office of the President, and Event Rentals to negotiate fees and specific terms of the agreement.

All location fees are due on the day of the shoot. Additional expenses (such as for Public Safety or Facilities Services) will be the responsibility of the requesting agency or production company.

Contact Marketing and Communications

Media Requests & Press Inquiries

Members of the media may request images to accompany media coverage of PAFA’s special exhibitions and its collection by contacting the Marketing and Communications team using the form to the right.

Rights & Reproductions

All requests to reproduce works from our permanent collection in publications must be submitted through the Rights & Reproductions Office.

Archival & Other Requests

All other requests should contact Research Services at PAFA.


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, Thomas Eakins, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.