Young Friends

Young Friends

September 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Improve your EQ: Emotional Intelligence at the Museum

Join Monica Zimmerman, Director of Museum Education, for an evening workshop designed to introduce how art and museums are integral to developing one of the most sought after skills in the new marketplace – emotional intelligence.

Cost: Free for Young Friends | $20 General Admission

Location: Historic Landmark Building

Young Friends

July 20, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Kayak the Schuylkill

Get out on the water and enjoy the sunshine as you explore Philadelphia’s hidden river with a professionally guided kayak tour between Walnut Street Dock and Fairmount Water Works. Registration for this event has closed.

Cost: Sold Out

Location: Walnut Street Dock (located under the Walnut Street Bridge on the east bank of the Schuylkill River)

Young Friends

May 16, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

CANCELLED - Young Friends ASE Tour

Meet exhibiting artists and get an after-hours look at the 118th Annual Student Exhibition (ASE), a long-standing PAFA tradition.

Cost: Free for Young Friends Members | $20 for Guests of Young Friends Members

Location: Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building

Young Friends

March 28, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Papermaking with the Brodsky Center

Gather for drinks, light bites, and a first look at PAFA’s new papermaking facility in action. Shoe covers will be provided, and casual footwear is recommended—the floor of the studio gets wet!

Cost: Young Friends: Free | Public: $20

Location: Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building

Young Friends

December 7, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Young Friends Holiday Toast

Toast to good friends, great art, and the holidays with the Young Friends of PAFA.

Cost: Free for Young Friends Members| $25 General Admission

Location: Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building, 6th Floor

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

Young Friends

November 11, 2017 - 9:00pm to November 12, 2017 - 12:00am

PAFA Uncorked

Join the Young Friends of PAFA for a Bacchanalian celebration following PAFA's annual Wine Gala and Auction. Slip into PAFA's historic cast hall through a secret entrance and enjoy a night of live music, craft cocktails, and decadent sweets, while supporting PAFA's Community Education Programs.

Cost: $75 | $50 for Young Friends Members

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Cast Hall

Young Friends

August 31, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Young Friends Happy Hour at the Culture on Tap Beer Garden

Join the Young Friends of PAFA for networking happy hour at the Culture on Tap Beer Garden in the City Hall Courtyard. Enjoy live music by the Eric Mintel Quartet, beer specials, and food trucks while you connect with other culturally engaged young professionals.

Cost: Free admission, Pay as you go food and drinks

Location: City Hall Courtyard, Philadelphia

Young Friends

September 14, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Hidden Treasures: Behind the Scenes at America’s Oldest Art Museum

Enjoy behind-the-scenes access to PAFA’s brand new Center for the Study of the American Artist. Snap a selfie with rarely seen Andy Warhol prints and explore rare books once owned by Joseph Bonaparte, Napoleon’s brother. Learn more about how the museum works with interactive activities while mingling with other young professionals.

Cost: $20 in advance | $35 at the door | Free for Young Friends Members

Location: Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, 5th Floor

Young Friends

July 16, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Paint + Sip at Grace Winery

Join the Young Friends of PAFA for art making and wine tasting at Grace Winery.

Cost: $20 | Free for Young Friends Members

Location: Grace Winery, 50 Sweetwater Rd, Glen Mills, PA

Young Friends

March 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

CSA Pop-Up with Grizzly Grizzly

The Young Friends of PAFA are proud to partner with Grizzly Grizzly for a pop-up exhibition celebrating the spring 2017 Community Supported Art project.

Location: Globe Dye Works, 4500 Worth St, Philadelphia