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  • Classes for Kids

    Saturday Classes for Middle School Students

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  • Talks and Lectures

    Points of View Speaker Series

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  • Free Sunday Programs

    Family Arts Academy Returns October 7th!

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  • Living Artists. Live Talks.

    Visiting Artist's Program

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  • Join Us Wednesdays

    Art at Lunch Returns in September!

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  • Coming October 27th

    Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World

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Community Education

April 6, 2019 - 11:00am to June 1, 2019 - 1:00pm

Saturday Classes for Middle School Students: Drawing for Comics II

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

April 24, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Franz Kline: From Pennsylvania Coal Country to the Nation’s Capital

Born in the coal-mining town of Wilkes-Barre, PA, Franz Kline was feted in the nation’s capital shortly after his death for the Americanness of his painting. Dr. AnnMarie Perl examines three related paradoxes: why was Kline, who worked from sketches, hailed as “the Action Painter par excellence”; how did the avant-garde movement of Abstract Expressionism become a propaganda tool in the Cold War; how did Kline’s abstractions register industrialization, urbanization and suburbanization in America at mid-century.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Member Program

April 26, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Iconic Inspiration: A Cast Hall Tour

Begin with an examination of Benjamin West’s iconic Death on a Pale Horse in the galleries, and continue to the Cast Hall for exclusive access and exploration of classical casts acquired by PAFA at West’s own urging.

Cost: Free for PAFA Members | Registration Required

Location: Historic Landmark Building

Community Education

April 28, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Spring Family Festival

Celebrate the end of the Family Arts Academy season at our annual festival. Enjoy music, food, and artmaking stations with the whole family.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building

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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.

Discover the Collection