Frequently Asked Questions
Last updated 3.21.23
How accessible is the exhibition?
PAFA: The Historic Landmark Building has an accessible entrance through a street level elevator in the rear of the building during open museum hours. Please contact PAFA’s visitor services for our Visitor Experience Associates or security staff to assist you. You can contact them on site in the Hamilton Building (next door at 128 N. Broad Street) through the accessible entrance at the front of the building on Broad Street or by phone at (215) 972-7600. You can also arrange for entry in advance by phone or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more on the PAFA website’s Accessibility page. Please call PAFA’s main number with additional questions: 215-972-7600
AAMP: AAMP’s building has ramps throughout and is accessible for those using a wheelchair.
How much time should I spend at the exhibition?
This is a personal choice, but we would recommend planning for at least 1-2 hours at each location. You can visit one in the morning and one in the afternoon, or on different days.
Can I bring my family with young children?
Art is for everyone! The exhibition is a great opportunity for the family to be inspired together, and to start conversations. Your child should look, talk, question, play, and explore during their museum visit. We encourage active learning of all kinds, so feel free to encourage your child to act out poses from paintings, sketch with pencil and paper, tell stories and to do all of it sitting on the floor if that’s where they are comfortable. We ask that you be aware of other visitors in a shared space and make sure there is no running or touching, but please, have fun!
What are the special times at PAFA to use the staircase in Petah Coyne's installation?
Artist Petah Coyne has created a two-part installation that embodies a symbolic interpretation of the country’s present and future. There are two ways to view the upper level of the installation: by staircase or a video on the ground level.
Throughout the duration of the exhibition, the staircase is open:
Thursdays and Fridays: 10 am – 3 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 11 am – 4 pm
Access is limited to two people at a time. To help ensure a safe and positive experience for all visitors, we ask that youth ages 8-13 are accompanied by an adult. Children under 8 are not permitted on the staircase. All visitors who choose to ascend the staircase assume the risks and terms described here.
A timelapse video of the sculptures at the top level is built into the staircase at the ground level, so that all visitors can experience the sculptures at any time during museum hours, whether or not they ascend the staircase.