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Format: Sep 2019
Format: Sep 19 2019
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Young Friends

September 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Improve your EQ: Emotional Intelligence at the Museum

Join Monica Zimmerman, Director of Museum Education, for an evening workshop designed to introduce how art and museums are integral to developing one of the most sought after skills in the new marketplace – emotional intelligence.

Cost: Free for Young Friends | $20 General Admission

Location: Historic Landmark Building

Community Education

September 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 1:00pm

Educator's Workshop: Teaching with Landscape Paintings

Educators' Workshop: Teaching with Landscape Paintings: An Interdisciplinary Approach. In partnership with Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Cost: Public: $10 | PAFA Members: Free

Location: PAFA (118 N. Broad St), Historic Landmark Building.

Free & Reduced Admission Days

September 21, 2019 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

Smithsonian Museum Day 2019

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Smithsonian Museum Day provides free admission for two people at participating museums on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Register for your free tickets to visit PAFA!

Cost: Free with RSVP

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

Community Education

September 22, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Plant Prints

Kick off the fall by creating prints inspired by the natural world – if you bring in a t-shirt or piece of clothing to decorate, you can even take home something wearable!

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Opening Reception

September 24, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Bridges Exhibition Opening Reception

Join us to celebrate the Bridges Exhibition Opening Reception.

Cost: By Invitation Only

Location: Anne Bryan Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Community Education

September 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Art at Noon: The Fluid Line: Waterscapes by American Painter-Etchers

Americans first devoted etching to the reproduction of paintings, but in the mid-nineteenth century, artists began to recognize the medium’s potential for original expression, and they would come to be called “painter-etchers” for their practice of more expressive draftsmanship. Landscapes, especially water views, supplied a primary source of inspiration for American painter-etchers and the rich selection of prints in Etch and Flow help to tell this story. Dive into this exhibition with curator, Ramey Mize who will demonstrate the range and fluid spontaneity of the etched line.

Cost: Free. No Registration Required

Location: Rhoden Arts Center

Member Program

September 25, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Patron Reception

Patron-level members and above are invited to a special evening reception and after-hours viewing of From the Schuylkill to the Hudson: Landscapes of the Early American Republic with live music, complimentary drinks, and light fare.

Cost: Free for Patron, Benefactor and Young Philanthropist Members

Location: Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building

Community Education

September 28, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Tour: Learning to Look

Due to their large scale and minute attention to botanical details, many early American landscapes, especially those by Frederic Edwin Church, benefit from extended, close-looking to uncover the secrets they hold about the natural world. Join Curator of Historical American Art, Dr. Anna O. Marley, Dr. Laura Turner Igoe from the James A. Michener Art Museum, and Dr. Franklin Kelly from the National Gallery of Art for an up close and personal experience with some of the masterpieces in From the Schuylkill to the Hudson.

Cost: $25 General admission/ $10 PAFA Member. Ticket includes admission to the 2:00 P.M. Talk and Book Signing

Location: Fisher Brooks Gallery, Hamilton Building

Community Education

September 28, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Talk and Book Signing: The Landscapes of a New Nation

From the Declaration of Independence until the Centennial Exhibition in 1876, Philadelphia was an important site for landscape painting traditions that ultimately shaped the better-known Hudson River School movement.

Cost: $15 General Admission // Free for members

Location: Rhoden Arts Center, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Community Education

September 29, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Piecing it together

Use the patterns and details of PAFA’s historic building – flowers, leaves, and even machine parts – to practice the ancient art techniques of mosaic making.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium