Inclement Weather & Emergency Closing Procedures

The closure, delayed opening, or early dismissal of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will be determined by the Dean of the School and the Museum Director, with the approval of the President. 

Any closing or delay would include the school, galleries, and administrative offices. Decisions regarding the cancellation of special events and evening classes may be made later.

How to Access Closing or Delay Information

  • – messages will be updated on the homepage
  • KYW-AM (1060 AM) / KYW-TV (CBS3)  – Lists the school by name
  • WPVI-TV (6ABC) – Lists the school by name
  • WCAU-TV (NBC 10) – Lists the school by name

An outgoing message advising of a closure or delay will also be recorded on PAFA’s main number (215-972-7600) by 6:30 AM. We ask that you refrain from checking your PAFA voice mail during this time to free all lines.