Special Tours

Rising Sun PAFA Tour

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Historic Landmark Building
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Advance registration is required.

Lori Waselchuk
Graphic with Rising Sun logo and image of sculpture Hygiea by Alison Saar

Two historic museums come together for a transformative exhibition of contemporary art. Join the African American Museum in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for Rising Sun: Artists in an Uncertain America, an exhibition of new works examining the provocative and timely question: “Is the sun rising or setting on the experiment of American democracy?”

Installations by 20 celebrated artists explore themes of equality, free speech, and other tenets of democracy. In a time when perspectives in the U.S. are radically disparate, we invite you to explore how art inspires us to reflect on, challenge, and expand our own lived experiences.

In this tour, you will experience powerful and beautiful works by the 11 artists exhibiting at PAFA:  Shiva Ahmadi, Tiffany Chung, Lenka Clayton, Petah Coyne, Eamon Ore-Giron, Alison Saar, Rose B. Simpson, Sheida Soleimani, Dyani White Hawk, Wilmer Wilson IV, and Saya Woolfalk. 

Tickets: $5 - $23. Registration includes admission to PAFA's Museum.