Public Program

Public Program

June 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

Boca (Your Memories Are My Myths): A Performance by Nestor Armando Gil/Taller Workshop

Nestor Armando Gil/Taller Workshop will perform Boca (Your Memories Are My Myths), a performance piece, during the opening of SWARM. This visceral work involves the pouring of materials into the artist's open mouth, which are then spat out by the artist when the physical burden becomes too much.

Cost: $25 | Free for PAFA Members and Alumni

Location: Historic Landmark Building

Community Education

July 15, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Summerscapes

Observe the Infinite Spaces exhibitions and learn painting techniques to capture your city from a new perspective. Teaching Artist: Lindsey Bloom

Cost: FREE

Location: 11th Floor of Samuel M.V Hamilton Building, enter from the Plaza

Community Education

June 10, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Project Projections

Experiment with projection art photography inspired by the alumni exhibit, Ghost in the Machine. BYO device. Teaching Artist: Sue Liedke

Cost: FREE

Location: Historic Landmark Building

Community Education

June 25, 2018 - 9:00am to August 10, 2018 - 3:00pm

Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp sessions take place in PAFA’s Historic Cast Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for one week sessions. The daily schedule includes: 1 morning art session 1 Snack break Lunch in Lenfest Plaza (brought by each camper) 1 afternoon art session Drop off is from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. each day. After-camp sessions are available for an additional fee from 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $330 Per Week Non-Members | $280 Per Week for PAFA Family Level Members

Location: Historic Landmark Building


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

Public Program

April 8, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

American Creations: Network for New Music At PAFA

Network for New Music reunites with PAFA to present a blockbuster concert of new chamber music commissions by 3 generations of composers: Luke Carlson, Paul Lansky, and Oliver Schneller; also, a Philadelphia premiere by Carolyn Chen. The performance takes place in PAFA’s spectacular Historic Landmark Building, where you’ll be surrounded by the art and architecture that inspired the music. Ticket price includes the ability to visit the museum galleries starting at 2PM; a guide to the artworks that generated the compositions will be available.

Cost: In Advance: $20 / $15 Seniors / $10 PAFA Members and Students | At the Door: $25 / $20 Seniors / $10 PAFA Members and Student

Location: Historic Landmark Building

Community Education

March 3, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:30pm

Educator's Workshop: Reframing Art in 2018

Teacher Workshop: Reframing Art for 2018 Community Education Center, Historic Landmark Building March 3rd, 11:00 – 1:30 pm Educators from schools and organizations are invited to view the new installation of paintings from PAFA’s permanent collection that question the myths that unequal access to privilege and power has enabled. Educators will add their voices to the conversation about how historic collections of art can be reframed in the context of 2018 and leave this workshop with a set of questions, objects and talking points to use when discussing issues of race, power, gender and inequality with students. Bring your knowledge and experience to this open participatory workshop and be a part of the reinterpretation of PAFA’s collection.

Cost: FREE

Location: Connelly Foundation Community Education Center, Historic Landmark Building

Community Education

March 17, 2018 - 3:30pm

We See It Differently: Reinterpreting the Museum

Which stories museums tell matters. This workshop invites audiences to work with Sarah Beetham, Art History Professor, to reexamine a half dozen works from PAFA’s permanent collection that are ripe for reinterpretation. Participants will find new heroes, question old assumptions and make their voice part of how PAFA’s museum tells a more full story of American Art.

Cost: Free

Location: Community Education Center, Historic Landmark Building

Community Education

March 17, 2018 - 2:00pm

Point of View Speaker Series: The Photography of Dawoud Bey

Chicago-based photographer and educator Dawoud Bey will speak on his four-decade-long career with Brooke Davis Anderson, PAFA’s Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Museum.

Cost: $15 / Free for PAFA Members

Location: Auditorium, Historic Landmark Building