PAFA Hosts The Review Panel Philadelphia, Wednesday, February 6

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PAFA Hosts The Review Panel Philadelphia, Wednesday, February 6

“The highlight of formal art criticism in Philadelphia”


PHILADELPHIA (January 25, 2013) – The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) hosts The Review Panel Philadelphia, the third event in a new series of free and public panel discussions about contemporary art, moderated by New York-based critic David Cohen, on Wednesday, February 6, at 6pm.

The February panel of distinguished art critics includes:

  • Art and culture journalist Bobbi Booker
  • Art historian and curator Judith Stein
  • Art critic and curator Christian Viveros-Fauné

Based on David Cohen’s Review Panel of New York exhibitions founded in 2004 at the National Academy Museum, The Review Panel Philadelphia will discuss four local exhibitions, chosen by David Cohen and his panelists:

  • Bill Viola: Ocean Without a Shore at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  • Daniel Arsham: Reach Ruin at The Fabric Workshop and Museum
  • Judy Gelles: I Want To Grow Up Fast at Pentimenti Gallery
  • Notations: Sean Scully at The Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Review Panel Philadelphia will take place in the Hamilton Auditorium of PAFA’s Historic Landmark Building, 118 North Broad Street in Philadelphia. The panel discussion will run approximately 90 minutes and will feature a brief presentation about the exhibitions under review, followed by a critical debate and an opportunity for the audience to respond.

The previous two installments of The Review Panel Philadelphia attracted over 100 art enthusiasts and students.

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Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is America's first school of fine arts and museum.  A recipient of the 2005 National Medal of Arts presented by the President of the United States, PAFA is a recognized leader in fine arts education. Nearly every major American artist has taught, studied, or exhibited at the Academy. The institution's world-class collection of American art continues to grow and provides what only a few other art institutions in the world offer: the rare combination of an outstanding museum and an extraordinary faculty known for its commitment to students and for the stature and quality of its artistic work.