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Format: Feb 16 2019
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Community Education

February 9, 2019 - 11:00am to March 30, 2019 - 1:00pm

Saturday Classes for Middle School Students: Painting

Saturday classes allow budding artists the opportunity to build skills in different areas of art making, learn from PAFA’s American art collection, and meet new friends who share common interests.

Cost: $300 Non-Members/$255 Family Level Members

Location: Historic Landmark Building

Community Education

February 16, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Sold Out | PAFA Performances: A Night with the Ballet

Performers from the Pennsylvania Ballet debut new choreography in PAFA’s museum galleries, using dance to explore the themes present in PAFA’s Rina Banerjee: Make me Summary of the World exhibition. Following the performances, Brooke Davis Anderson, PAFA’s Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Museum, moderates a discussion with the dancers about the overlap between dance, visual art, and the expression of personal identities through choreography. The evening will end with a celebratory toast.

Cost: SOLD OUT

Location: Historic Landmark Building

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

Visiting Artists Program

February 20, 2019 - 11:45am to 1:00pm

Visiting Artists Program | Dr. Leslie King-Hammond

Artist, curator, and scholar Dr. Leslie King-Hammond comes to PAFA as part of the Visiting Art Program (VAP) series. She is the Graduate Dean Emeritus of at the Maryland Institute College of Art, as well as the founding Director of its Center for Race and Culture. King-Hammond has curated several exhibitions and received numerous fellowships and awards throughout her career.

Cost: Free

Location: Hamilton Auditorium, Historic Landmark Building

Community Education

February 23, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Points of View Speaker Series | The Mind, The Heart, and the Art

In conjunction with the Women’s Mobile Museum (WMM) exhibition, this discussion will prioritize mental and emotional well being as a sustaining principle for women seeking careers in the arts by highlighting how the inclusion of a culturally aware psychologist impacted ten women artists of different ages, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds as they navigated Philadelphia Photo Art Center’s year-long, paid apprenticeship in media arts.

Cost: $15/ Free for Members.

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 27, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Art at Lunch | Junctures: Women in the Arts

In their new book, Judith K. Brodsky and Ferris Olin investigate how art can be a catalyst for social justice by examining the lives of thirteen 20th century women ranging from Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, a member of the Salish Kootenai nation, to the legendary Anne d’Harnoncourt. Brodsky and Olin are both Distinguished Professors Emeriti, Rutgers University and founding directors of the Rutgers Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

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Family Tours

Docent Tour: Highlights of the Permanent Collection

Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays | 1:00 and 2:00 PM

Docent-led tours of the permanent collection featuring some of American art's finest paintings and sculptures. Visitors should call on the day they plan to visit to confirm tour times.

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