Public Program

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

Becoming a collector of art does not have to be an overwhelming process. This day-long symposium introduces artists and art lovers to the information, determination and courage needed to collect original works of art. A combination of talks, panels and demonstrations will offer insights into why collecting is important, provide the tools to feel confident in making choices and understanding aesthetics, and allow new collectors to engage directly with artists, museums and galleries in an empowered way.

Cost: $20 / $10 Members

Location: 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

Community Education

March 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Fused Plastic

Take a cue from the giant pink Taj Mahal sculpture in PAFA’s galleries and experiment with using fused plastic as a creative material.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

March 17, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Drawing in Motion

Make a series of drawings and paintings that explore simple methods of making animations individually and as a group.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

March 10, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Collaged Connections

Create colorful collages using various patterns inspired by Rina Banerjee’s Make Me a Summary of the World.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

March 3, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Portrait Blueprints

Play with pattern like Rina Banerjee by making mixed-media portraits that use weird materials like painted blueprints to tell a story.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

February 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Fantastic Beasts

Make your own mythological creatures inspired by the fierce and funny beasts roaming the historic galleries this winter

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

February 17, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Collaboration

Work together in pairs and teams to create a giant, collaborative painting that combines all your creativity into one master artwork.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

February 10, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Painting and Text

Explore how text and visuals can be combined to create artworks with extra impact and make your own take home, text-based painting.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

February 3, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Game Day

We’re bringing back our annual day of face painting, pretzels, and art games. Wear your favorite team jersey and come prepared to compete creatively!

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

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