Opening Reception

Opening Reception

March 21, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Phase Change Opening Reception

Join PAFA, Tyler School of Art, and the University of the Arts to celebrate the opening of "Phase Change" with an open mic night. "Phase Change" is an annual juried exhibition of works from students at area art schools.

Cost: Free

Location: Anne Bryan Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Opening Reception

May 10, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

118th Annual Student Exhibition Public Opening

A PAFA tradition returns this spring with the 118th Annual Student Exhibition, featuring nearly 1,000 works by PAFA students on the cusp of their professional careers. Filling two floors of the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, the Annual Student Exhibition is one of the most anticipated events of the year for art collectors and art lovers. At the opening, meet the artists, learn about their creative process, and purchase works by America’s up-and-coming art stars.

Cost: Free admission; reserve your free tickets below

Location: Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Opening Reception

February 15, 2019 - 5:00pm

Opening Reception and Panel Discussion: Intimate Immensity

Join PAFA for the opening reception of "Intimate Immensity": Art writer Bea Huff Hunter, exhibition curator and PAFA faculty member Alexis Granwell, plus a panel of select exhibition artists for discussion from 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm with a reception directly following.

Cost: Free

Location: School of Fine Arts Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Opening Reception

November 29, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Opening Reception | Crosscurrents Exhibition

Crosscurrents is a juried exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) devoted to bringing together work by undergraduates from peer institutions across the country. Join us for the opening reception of the PAFA's annual Crosscurrents exhibition. Remarks and scholarship announcements with Clint Jukkala, Dean of the School and Didier Willam, MFA Chair will begin at 5:45 pm.

Cost: Free

Location: Annenberg Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Opening Reception

October 25, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Opening Reception | Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World

Join us for the opening of the first in-depth exploration of artist Rina Banerjee. Her sensuous artworks thrive on tensions between cultures and raise questions about exoticism, cultural appropriation, globalization, and feminism.

Cost: $25 | Free for PAFA Members

Location: Historic Landmark Building

Opening Reception

July 19, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Opening Reception | Impossible Archive

Join us for the opening reception of "Impossible Archive" featuring works from PAFA alumni

Cost: Free

Location: Historic Landmark Building

Opening Reception

June 29, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Opening Reception | Two Cents, Some Change

Join PAFA alumni Sophie Brenneman and Emmitt Smith for an evening in the School of Fine Arts Gallery in celebration of the MFA 1 group summer show, Two Cents, Some Change.

Cost: Free

Location: School of Fine Arts Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Opening Reception

April 20, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Ghost in the Machine: Video in the Realm of Objects

Join PAFA as we celebrate the opening of the alumni exhibition, Ghost in the Machine: Video in the Realm of Objects.

Cost: Free

Location: PAFA Alumni Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

Opening Reception

April 20, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

James Havard: Talking In Color

Join PAFA to celebrate the opening of James Havard's Talking In Color, on view April 6, 2018 through May 27, 2018.

Cost: Free

Location: Richard C. von Hess Foundation Works on Paper Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

Opening Reception

May 11, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

117th Annual Student Exhibition Public Opening

A PAFA tradition returns this spring with the 117th Annual Student Exhibition, featuring nearly 1,000 works by PAFA students on the cusp of their professional careers. Filling two floors of the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, the Annual Student Exhibition is one of the most anticipated events of the year for art collectors and art lovers. At the opening, meet the artists, learn about their creative process, and purchase works by America’s up-and-coming art stars.

Cost: Free Admission

Location: Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Fundraising Event

May 10, 2018 - 4:00pm to 8:30pm

117th Annual Student Exhibition Preview Party

The Women’s Board of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts invites you to attend the Preview Party in celebration of the 117th Annual Student Exhibition. The Preview Party kicks off the historic Annual Student Exhibition and offers guests the first chance to view and purchase nearly 1,000 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and installations created by PAFA’s BFA students, third-and fourth-year Certificate program students, and MFA candidates, all on the verge of their professional careers. The student artists will be present to discuss their work with guests. Students retain the majority of the purchase price of works sold, and all proceeds from the Preview Party support PAFA student scholarships.

Cost: Ticket: $150 to $1,000 per person | Sponsorships: $5,000 to $25,000

Location: Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

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