PAFA PERFORMANCES

PAFA’s ongoing live performance series features a wide array of music, theater, film, and performance art programming.

Programs regularly sellout. Advanced registration highly advised.

For more information, contact Museum Education at (215) 972-2105 or email mzimmerman@pafa.org.


Upcoming Events

Community Education

February 16, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Sold Out | PAFA Performances: A Night with the Ballet

Performers from the Pennsylvania Ballet debut new choreography in PAFA’s museum galleries, using dance to explore the themes present in PAFA’s Rina Banerjee: Make me Summary of the World exhibition. Following the performances, Brooke Davis Anderson, PAFA’s Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Museum, moderates a discussion with the dancers about the overlap between dance, visual art, and the expression of personal identities through choreography. The evening will end with a celebratory toast.

Cost: SOLD OUT

Location: Historic Landmark Building

Community Education

March 2, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

"WYETH" Film Screening + Panel with Director Glenn Holsten and Bo Bartlett

This documentary film tells the story of one of America’s most popular, but least understood, artists–Andrew Wyeth. While his exhibitions routinely broke attendance records, art world critics assaulted his work. Through unprecedented access to Wyeth family members and archival materials, WYETH presents the most complete portrait of the artist ever. After the film, Director Glenn Holsten and prominent painter Bo Bartlett will discuss the lasting legacy of Andrew Wyeth and explore Wyeth’s lasting impact on the world of painting.

Cost: $15/ Free for Members.

Location: Rhoden Arts Center, Samuel M.V. Hamilton

Community Education

March 30, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Interludes: Make Me a Summary of Music

One night. Three bands. 60 sensuous, surprising, and immersive artworks that the Philadelphia Inquirer declared is “the stuff of each day’s headlines.” Celebrate the closing weekend of Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World with a night of cocktails and musical performances by Humeysha, Anju Madhok, and Lushlife, that will change everything you thought you knew about South Asian music. The festivities will take place amongst Banjeree’s immersive artworks and celebrate the collision of art, culture, and identity.

Cost: $15/ Free for Members.

Location: Historic Landmark Building

Community Education

May 11, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

PAFA Performances: Destruction of Memory Film Screening

In Syria and Iraq, the ‘cradle of civilization’, millennia of culture are being destroyed by war, requiring heroic individuals to fight back, risking and losing their lives to protect not just other human beings, but an entire cultural identity. Based on the book of the same name by Robert Bevan, The Destruction of Memory looks at the ongoing actions of Daesh (ISIS) and other contemporary situations to reveal the legislations and policy decisions that have allowed this cultural destruction to remain hidden in the shadows for the last century.

Cost: $15/ Free for Members.

Location: Rhoden Arts Center, Samuel M.V. Hamilton