Public Program

Community Education

September 28, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Tour: Learning to Look

Due to their large scale and minute attention to botanical details, many early American landscapes, especially those by Frederic Edwin Church, benefit from extended, close-looking to uncover the secrets they hold about the natural world. Join Curator of Historical American Art, Dr. Anna O. Marley, Dr. Laura Turner Igoe from the James A. Michener Art Museum, and Dr. Franklin Kelly from the National Gallery of Art for an up close and personal experience with some of the masterpieces in From the Schuylkill to the Hudson.

Cost: $25 General admission/ $10 PAFA Member. Ticket includes admission to the 2:00 P.M. Talk and Book Signing

Location: Fisher Brooks Gallery, Hamilton Building

Community Education

September 28, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Talk and Book Signing: The Landscapes of a New Nation

From the Declaration of Independence until the Centennial Exhibition in 1876, Philadelphia was an important site for landscape painting traditions that ultimately shaped the better-known Hudson River School movement.

Cost: $15 General Admission // Free for members

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

Community Education

August 3, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Walking Tour: A Walk Along the Parkway

Philadelphia’s Parkway references the most beautiful cities of Old Europe and this walking tour will help visitors discover the magnificent buildings along Philadelphia’s own Champs-Élysées and what lies beneath them.

Cost: $15/ Free for Members.

Location: Samuel M.v. Hamilton Building Lobby

Community Education

August 24, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

SOLD OUT: The Schuylkill River Cruise

Spend the afternoon exploring Philadelphia’s iconic waterway from two perspectives – through the eyes of painters who saw it in Philadelphia’s earliest decades and from the railing of a Patriot Harbor Lines boat.

Cost: $50 // $35 for PAFA members

Location: Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building Lobby

Community Education

July 16, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Rain Check: Workshop on Rainwater Management

Come to this workshop to learn how you can get a free rain barrel from the Philadelphia Water Department! Reduced pricing for downspout planters, rain gardens, depaving, and permeable pavers will also be offered. PWD believes that everyone can make a difference in transforming Philadelphia into a greener city with clean water.

Cost: Free for Philadelphia residents.

Location: Community Education Space, Historic Landmark Building

Public Program

June 29, 2019 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

Free Museum Admission Day

Enjoy FREE admission to the museum on Saturday, June 29, 2019, as part of this year's Wawa Welcome America celebration.

Cost: Free

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, Lenfest Plaza

Community Education

August 18, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Recycled Creations

Get inspired by the exhibition From the Schuylkill to the Hudson: Landscapes of the Early American Republic and explore eco-consciousness through art by crafting original 3D sculptures made out of recycled plastic. A perfect way celebrating the end of summer!

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

June 23, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: I Am Unique!

Make a portrait expressing your unique personality, beliefs and family traditions that will fit together into a giant puzzle celebrating all the shapes that families take in Philadelphia.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

School of Fine Arts

March 28, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

"Quentin Morris" Film Screening + Roundtable Discussion with Filmmaker Brice Goldberg and Quentin Morris

This film is a look into the life of Quentin Morris as he reflects on his experience preparing for his first solo exhibition at Blum & Poe gallery in New York City. The screening will be followed by a round table discussion with Quentin Morris, the filmmaker Brice Goldberg, musician Foster Child who provided the soundtrack, and the conversation will be moderated by Morris’ longtime friend and artist, Gerard Brown.

Cost: Free and open to the public

Location: Rhoden Arts Center

Community Education

March 30, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Sold Out: Director’s Tour of Rina Banerjee: Make Me A Summary of the World

Join Brooke Davis Anderson, the Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Museum, for a last chance, intimate look at PAFA’s major exhibition project this spring. Banerjee’s sculptures, prints and mixed media works are exhibited in conversation with its historic collection of American art, in a project that the Philadelphia Inquirer declared is “the stuff of each day’s headlines” and attendees will hear directly from PAFA’s Director about the insights, contexts and questions that have been most compelling during this contemporary exhibition project.

Cost: Sold Out

Location: Historic Landmark Building

Community Education

May 18, 2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

The James and Jennifer Nixon Symposium: The Art of Collecting

Learn how to become an art collector: Join PAFA for a 1-day conference featuring discussions, workshops, and more from art collectors, museum directors, and curators. Attendees will walk away with the confidence and information they need to make collecting original works of art a part of their daily lives.

Cost: Members: $10 | Public: $20 Pre-Registrations is now closed. Tickets are available at the door.

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

Community Education

April 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Public Lecture with Ying Li

PAFA is pleased to present a slide lecture by Master Class artist Ying Li.

Cost: Free with RSVP

Location: The John and Richanda Rhoden Arts Center, Lower Level, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Community Education

April 14, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Instrument Petting Zoo

Listen to a short performance by the Delaware County Symphony and then join in and make your own musical art sculptures.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

April 7, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Smartphone Cinema

Learn how to make movies from your cellphone and share your amateur creations at a small film festival at the end of the workshop.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

March 31, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Costumed Collages

Using a variety of shapes and patterned fabric create your own wearable outfit inspired by fashionable works in PAFA’s collection.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

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