PAFA PERFORMANCES

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


A Night with the Ballet
Saturday, February 16, 6 p.m.
Historic Landmark Building
$15 / Free for Members

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 performers about the overlap between dancer, visual art, and the expression of personal identities through choreography. The evening will end with a celebratory toast.

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WYETH Film Screening & Panel with Artist Bo Bartlett
Saturday, March 2, 6 p.m.
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
$15 / Free for Members

The 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.

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Interludes: Make Me a Summary of Music
Saturday, March 30, 6–9 p.m.
Historic Landmark Building
$15 / Free for Members
Cash bar all night.

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, Arooj Aftab, 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. This program is a partnership with the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA).

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Destruction of Memory Film Screening
Saturday, May 11, 6 p.m.
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
$15 / Free for PAFA Members

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

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