Monthly Calendar

April 2014
Docent Tour: Highlights of the Permanent Collection
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays | 1:00 and 2:00 pm
Historic Landmark Building, Lobby
Event Type: Tours

Docent-led tour of the permanent collection featuring some of American art's finest paintings and sculptures.We recommend you call on the day of to confirm these times.

 

VISITING ARTISTS - Hilary Harkness
4/1/2014 | 6 p.m.
HLB Auditorium
Event Type: Academy Events, Public Programs, School Events

Lecture Tuesday, April 1 at 6 p.m.. in the Hamilton Auditorium. 

Hilary Harkness, who exhibits with the Mary Boone Gallery in New York City, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California-Berkeley (where she studied biochemistry and art) and holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale University School of Art. A former professional violinist, she honed her unique artistic worldview while living in San Francisco, and now lives and works in Brooklyn. Her work has been exhibited worldwide, including the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain, and the Deste Foundation in Athens, Greece and is in the collection of the Whitney Museum. Harkness has been featured in publications including the New York Times, The New Yorker, Interview magazine, and Esquire. She has taught painting and sculpture as Artist in Residence at Yale Summer School of Art and Music, and lectured widely at institutions such as Columbia University, Boston University, Yale University, Brandeis University, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Hilary also blogs for the Huffington Post and the New York Academy of Art.

ART AT LUNCH - Berthe Morisot & Mary Cassatt
4/2/2014 | 12 noon
HLB Auditorium
Event Type: Academy Events, Public Programs

The Art at Lunch series of talks on American art and culture take place Wednesdays from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch and enjoy discussions and lectures with scholars and artists covering a variety of topics related to PAFA’s exhibitions, collections, and areas of interest. Free to everyone. No reservation required.
All lectures take place in the Hamilton Auditorium of PAFA’s Historic Landmark Building.

Pen and Paintbrush Club: "The Enormous Radio"
4/2/2014 | 2:00 pm
Historic Landmark Building
Event Type: Public Programs

This month's book club selection is the short story "The Enormous Radio" by John Cheever.

muraLAB: Temporary Services
4/2/2014 | 6:00 pm
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Event Type: Public Programs

Temporary Services (Brett Bloom, Salem Collo-Julin, and Marc Fischer) produce exhibitions, publications, public interventions, events, and other projects in a socially engaged practice that purposely blurs the lines between artist, activist, and enthusiast. Currently, their Self-Reliance Library is installed in PAFA’s galleries as part of the Beyond the Paint exhibition.

muraLAB at PAFA: Temporary Services
4/2/2014 | 6 p.m.
Event Type: Academy Events, Exhibitions, Public Programs

muraLab is the Mural Arts Program’s experimental creativity hub for investigating muralism in the twenty-first century. During Beyond the Paint: Philadelphia’s Mural Arts, two muraLab programs will take place inside the exhibition to explore art as a social practice.

PAFA In Bloom Preview Party
4/3/2014 | 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m
Historic Landmark Building
Event Type: Academy Events

The galleries of PAFA’s Historic Landmark Building will burst into bloom this April during the inaugural installment of PAFA in Bloom.

BOOK SIGNING: Bill Schaffer & Kristine Kratt
4/4/2014 | 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Portfolio Museum Store
Event Type: Academy Events, Exhibitions, Public Programs

In conjunction with PAFA in Bloom, meet Bill Schaffer and Kristine Kratt, authors and award-winning floral designers.

Trolley Tour: The Murals of Meg Saligman
4/6/2014 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Event Type: Public Programs, Tours

Visit some of Philadelphia’s greatest mural achievements with expert muralists and guides.

Family Arts Academy
4/6/2014 | 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Historic Landmark Building
Event Type: Public Programs

Flower Garlands and Bouquets

Continuing Education Open House
4/12/2014 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Event Type: Continuing Education, School Events

Interested in taking a class or trying something new, but don't know where to start?  Find out what PAFA CE can do for you!

Family Arts Academy
4/13/2014 | 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Historic Landmark Building
Event Type: Public Programs

Spoils of the Hunt

THE REVIEW PANEL Philadelphia with David Cohen - Apr 16
4/16/2014 | 6 p.m.
HLB Hamilton Auditorium
Event Type: Academy Events, Public Programs, School Events

Inspired by the popular series of New York-based public programs founded in 2004 at the National Academy Museum and moderated by David Cohen, The Review Panel Philadelphia will discuss four local exhibitions, chosen in advance by Cohen and his invited panelists, Edward Epstein, Hilarie Sheets, Stuart Shils.

ART AT LUNCH - “She Works Hard for the Money:  Mickalene Thomas"
4/16/2014 | 12 p.m.
Hamilton Auditorium
Event Type: Public Programs, School Events

The Art at Lunch series of talks on American art and culture take place Wednesdays from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch and enjoy discussions and lectures with scholars and artists covering a variety of topics related to PAFA’s exhibitions, collections, and areas of interest.

Family Arts Academy
4/27/2014 | 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Historic Landmark Building
Event Type: Public Programs

Let's Chalk!