Special Tours

Last Chance Rising Sun Tour

Event Information
Grand Staircase
Historic Landmark Building
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Advance registration is required.

General Public
PAFA Members: Free
Lori Waselchuk
A composite of three images of artwork in Rising Sun exhibition featuring sculpture floral bouquets hanging upside down, a marble carving of a duck, and a figurative sculpture of a person with no arms carrying lots of gourd-like containers.

This is the final weekend to experience PAFA's portion of Rising Sun: Artists in an Uncertain America, a transformative exhibition of contemporary works examining the provocative and timely question: “Is the sun rising or setting on the experiment of American democracy?” This one-of-a-kind exhibition spans two historic Philadelphia institutions, PAFA and the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP). While PAFA will close it's part of the show December 31, 2023, AAMP will continue to exhibit Rising Sun through March 3, 2024.

Dennis Robinson, PAFA's Visitor Services Supervisor, will walk you through installations by celebrated artists that explore themes of equality, free speech, and other tenets of democracy. Rising Sun is an unforgettable arts experience that inspires us to reflect on, challenge, and expand our own lived experiences.

Registration includes the entrance fee to PAFA's Museum.

Images left to right: Petah Coyne, Untitled #1551 (Color of Heaven), 2021–2023 (detail); Lenka Clayton,The True Story of a Stone, 2023 (detail); Rose B. Simpson, Delegate, 2022 .