|Tuesday||10:00 AM–5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM–5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM–5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM–5:00 PM|
|Saturday||11:00 AM–5:00 PM|
|Sunday||11:00 AM–5:00 PM|
Open on New Year's Eve.
Closed on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day + Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.
Throughout the year, PAFA presents special exhibitions, an outstanding permanent collection, and work by the region's most talented artists. Visit our galleries in the Historic Landmark Building, and the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building.
PAFA’s Historic Landmark Building (HLB) is considered one of the finest surviving examples of Victorian Gothic architecture in America. Built by the Philadelphia firm of Frank Furness and George Hewitt, the HLB rises 70 feet above street level, and opened to the public on April 22, 1876. The HLB houses exhibition space, as well as classroom space for the School of Fine Arts, in addition to historic Cast Hall.
Built in 1916, the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building (Hamilton) was originally home to the Hudson Motor Company. PAFA acquired the building in the early 2000s and formally renamed it in honor of board member Samuel “Sam” Hamilton (1924-1997). The Hamilton Building is home to the School of Fine Arts, as well as, special exhibition spaces on the first, second, and basement floors.
Located between PAFA's Historic Landmark and Samuel M.V. Hamilton buildings, the plaza was constructed in 2011 and is open year-round. It features a three-part serpentine bench, mosaic pavers, plantings, and rotating works of emerging and established artists in an urban setting. Claes Oldenberg's Paint Torch (2011) is situated at its eastern end overlooking Broad Street; Grumman Greenhouse by Jordan Griska '08 is located at the opposite end.