Events Calendar

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Academic Program

July 8, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Visiting Artist: Lynn Palewicz

Lynn Palewicz's work is interdisciplinary with a creative process that often involves photographing hand made objects of her creation

Cost: Free

Location: Cohen Board Room, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Public Program

July 8, 2015 - 6:00pm

Exhibition Tour: Traction Company

Missed the Traction Company opening reception but want to learn more about our newest exhibition?

Cost: Free with museum admission

Location: Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Community Education

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

Homeschool Workshop: Fabric Flags

Search for hidden symbols behind the flags depicted in PAFA’s historic paintings then construct your own colorful flag out of fabric.

Cost: $10 General Admission; Free for Members

Location: Historic Landmark Building

Public Program

July 15, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Panel Discussion: Life & Work & Art & Family: Is a Balance Possible?

This panel discussion will range over the issues artists confront when they integrate their studio practice into a life that may include work obligations, the pull of close relationships, and the everyday distractions of Netflix, yard work and answering emails.

Cost: Free with museum admission

Location: Historic Landmark Building

Public Program

July 15, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Art Making: Gesture Drawing

Inspired by Norman Lewis's Abstract Expressionist work, come explore this fundamental drawing technique that focuses on capturing movement.

Cost: Free

Location: Lenfest Plaza

Community Education

July 19, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Rock, Paper, Scissors...Draw!

Learn about contemporary drawings that inspired the Rock, Paper, Scissors exhibition. Get back to basics with pen and pencil drawing activities.

Cost: Free

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Academic Program

July 22, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Visiting Artist: Claire Sherman

Working from subjects that range from sheer rock walls to the California coastal redwoods, Claire Sherman’s paintings represent a claustrophobic and unstable world through a perspective that shimmies between representation and abstraction.

Cost: Free

Location: Cohen Board Room, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Public Program

July 22, 2015 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Art History Scavenger Hunts: Summer Edition

Think you know PAFA’s galleries like the back of your hand?

Cost: Free with museum admission

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

Academic Calendar

July 29, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Visiting Artist: Anne Harris

Anne Harris has exhibited at venues ranging from Alexandre Gallery, DC Moore Gallery and Nielsen Gallery, to the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian, The Portland Museum of Art, the California Center for Contemporary Art and the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Cost: Free

Location: Cohen Board Room, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Public Program

July 29, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Interactive Program: The Archive is Trending

Members of the NAPOLEON collective and a diverse group of Philadelphia arts leaders will present unusual and innovative archival practices and collections.

Cost: Free with museum admission

Location: Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

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Docent Tour: Highlights of the Permanent Collection

Tuesday–Sunday | 1:00 and 2:00 pm

Docent-led tours of the permanent collection featuring some of American art's finest paintings and sculptures. We recommend you call on the day of to confirm these times.

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