Note: For questions pertaining to the following, please email the Archives directly, at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- exhibitors or exhibition prizes
- former staff or faculty members
- a painting that may have been exhibited at PAFA
- if (and when) an artist was affiliated with PAFA.
How do I find out about past student records?
For someone attending before 1950, email the Archives; attending after 1950, contact the School Registrar's Office at 215.972.2017.
What if I have a historical question?
How do I get information about the Historic Landmark building by Furness and Hewitt?
See the Buildings page, or contact the Archives.
How do I obtain a general biography on an artist?
How do I reproduce a PAFA work of art in a publication, or get a copy photograph for study?
Visit the Image Use page.
How do I determine if PAFA owns a specific work, or a work by a given artist?
How do I find out about attribution of a painting?
Send the question with a photograph of the painting to:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
128 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
How can I determine the monetary value of a work of art?
Museums will not (and cannot) do this, so you should instead consult galleries or dealers. The American Society of Appraisers, P.O. Box 17265, Washington D.C. 20041 (1-800-272-8258) has a list of appraisers in a specific geographical area.