Student Life

Student Life

December 7, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

The 25th Annual Student Print Sale

The 25th Annual Student Print Sale will have prints for sale by students in the Certificate, BFA, Post-Baccalaureate and MFA programs. All sales go directly to the students. No print will cost more than $150, and all prints sold will be unframed and unmatted. Member preview: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Open to the public: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Student Life

September 8, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

CollegeFest 2018

Free admission to PAFA for college students on September 8, 2018. Registration is required to receive the discounted rate.

Cost: FREE (Registration Required)

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

Community Education

December 5, 2018 - 11:45am to 1:00pm

Visiting Artists Program: Sascha Braunig

This student-run program brings an outstanding roster of local, national and international artists to PAFA each semester for lectures, critiques, and workshops. The program exposes students and the public to a range of artistic approaches, and fosters discussion about contemporary art and ideas.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

November 28, 2018 - 11:45am to 1:00pm

Visiting Artists Program: Odili Donald Odita

This student-run program brings an outstanding roster of local, national and international artists to PAFA each semester for lectures, critiques, and workshops. The program exposes students and the public to a range of artistic approaches, and fosters discussion about contemporary art and ideas.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

November 14, 2018 - 11:45am to 1:00pm

Visiting Artists Program: Baseera Khan

This student-run program brings an outstanding roster of local, national and international artists to PAFA each semester for lectures, critiques, and workshops. The program exposes students and the public to a range of artistic approaches, and fosters discussion about contemporary art and ideas.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

November 9, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Visiting Artists Program: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

This student-run program brings an outstanding roster of local, national and international artists to PAFA each semester for lectures, critiques, and workshops. The program exposes students and the public to a range of artistic approaches, and fosters discussion about contemporary art and ideas.

Cost: Sold Out

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Student Life

May 11, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

213th Commencement Ceremony

The 213th Commencement for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts begins at 3:00 p.m. in the Historic Landmark Building's Rotunda. The public opening of the Annual Student Exhibition immediately follows Commencement in the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building. PAFA welcomes the many family members and friends who are arriving on campus to celebrate Commencement with their graduating students.

Cost: Tickets Required

Location: Rotunda, Historic Landmark 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

Student Life

February 16, 2018 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Open Studio Night 2018

One of the most anticipated events on the school’s calendar, Open Studio Night is the one time each year when PAFA's graduate and undergraduate students open their studios to the public to show and discuss their works in progress.

Cost: Free

Location: Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, 128 N. Broad Street

Student Life

August 27, 2017 - 9:30am to August 29, 2017 - 5:00pm

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

Location: Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Public Program

July 12, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Summer Open Studio Night

Cost: Free

Location: Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

School of Fine Arts

August 2, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Visiting Artist: Aaron Fowler

Cost: Free

Location: Hamilton Auditorium, Historic Landmark Building

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