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Community Education

April 1, 2015 - 7:00pm

PAFA Performances: Copeland String Quartet

Copeland String Quartet presents an evening concert inside PAFA’s historic rotunda.

Cost: $15 general admission / free for members

Location: Historic Landmark Building

Community Education

April 4, 2015 - 2:15pm

Walking Tour: Secret Gardens of Philadelphia

Led by David S. Traub, AIA Philadelphia Architect and author of Searching for Philadelphia: The Concealed City.

Cost: $20 general admission / $10 members

Location: Meet in the Historic Landmark Building Lobby

Community Education

April 8, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Art at Lunch: The Lost Garden

Artist Martha L. McDonald’s recent installation and performance The Lost Garden used knit flowers and public tours to highlight the fragile nature of memory and the lost plants of this Philadelphia treasure.

Cost: Free

Location: Hamilton Auditorium, Historic Landmark Building

Public Program

April 8, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Mural Arts Kick Off: MuraLAB

Join PAFA and Mural Arts as we celebrate the start of Mural Arts' tour season!

Cost: Free with museum admission

Location: Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Public Program

April 8, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Review Panel/Philadelphia with David Cohen

The Review Panel/Philadelphia, hosted by PAFA in association with artcritical.com, is a series of panel discussions hosted by The Review Panel founder, New York arts critic and writer David Cohen.

Cost: Free

Location: Hamilton Auditorium, Historic Landmark Building

Academic Program

April 9, 2015 - 11:45am to 1:00pm

Visiting Artist: Phoebe Washburn

Using a large range of materials and heaps of refuse, Phoebe Washburn creates sculptures and sprawling site specific structures that abound with inventiveness and intuitive logic.

Cost: Free

Location: Hamilton Auditorium, Historic Landmark Building

Community Education

April 10, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Homeschool Workshop: American Impressionism

This month we will be exploring The Artist's Garden exhibition and learning about American Impressionism.

Cost: $10 per child, free for members

Location: Historic Landmark Building

Community Education

April 10, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Outdoor Film Festival - A Youth Council Event

You bring a blanket and we'll supply the popcorn! Join us as we screen short film by and about teens in PAFA's Lenfest Plaza. This event will feature a special full length screening of "The World is as Big or As Small As You Make It," a film focusing on teens in North Philadelphia. Want to submit your own short film for screening? Download this Entry Form and submit it by April 7th.

Cost: Free to all teens.

Location: Lenfest Plaza

Community Education

April 12, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Sunday Family Workshop: Plant Paper

Make paper with People’s Library, Embed your dreams on paper and plant them into the community for your words to come to life.

Cost: Free

Location: Historic Landmark Building

Community Education

April 15, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Art at Lunch: Norman Lewis: Abstracting African American Art

Ruth Fine of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., provides a preview of PAFA’s fall 2015 exhibition, Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis, examining the parallel courses of his abstract and figurative motifs.

Cost: Free

Location: Hamilton Auditorium, Historic Landmark Building

Academic Calendar

April 15, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Post-Baccalaureate Information Session

PAFA's faculty who teach in the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program will be joined by staff from the Office of Admissions, as well as current students for this information session. This event is ideal for students who are still hoping to attend a graduate program in the fall.

Cost: Free

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

Academic Program

April 15, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Artful Sustainability: How Artists Engage with a Changing Environment

Artists and architects from three regions of the country will show examples of how environmentally involved social practice has taken root in artistic practice.

Cost: Free

Location: Hamilton Auditorium, Historic Landmark Building

Academic Program

April 16, 2015 - 11:45am to 1:00pm

Visiting Artist: Anne Lindberg

Anne Lindberg describes her work as tapping into a non-verbal physiological landscape of body and space, provoking emotional, visceral and perceptual responses.

Cost: Free

Location: Hamilton Auditorium, Historic Landmark Building

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