Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)

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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) gives the following descriptive information:

Through the rare combination of our spectacular galleries, our internationally known school of fine arts, and our public programs, the Academy strives to provide students and visitors alike with a unique and thrilling experience.

Museum:  PAFA's museum is internationally known for its collections of 19th- and 20th-century American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. Its archives house important materials for the study of American art history, museums, and art training.

Mission Statement: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is a national leader in fine arts education that brings together artists and the public through exceptional teaching programs, a world-class collection of American art, major exhibitions, and widely accessible public programs.

Vision Statement: A rare combination of a world-class museum and school of fine arts, PAFA will be a defining voice for education in the evolving traditions and cultural diversity of the fine arts in America.

About the School: This specialized and unique art school attracts some of the most committed and promising art students from across the country and around the globe to study painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture with a distinguished faculty of working artists. The school holds a position of national prestige, with cutting-edge studio and classroom facilities, private studios for students, a historic cast collection, and the opportunity for students to exhibit in a world-class museum.

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