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Contemporary Landscapes

June 28, 2019 January 05, 2020

Tuttleman Galleries, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Using a variety of media and methods, Contemporary Landscapes explores and expands the conversation of landscape painting in and around Philadelphia.

After Under the Oaks

June 28, 2019 December 29, 2019

Maguire Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

A selection of landscapes by late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists including Cecilia Beaux, May Howard Jackson, Marianna Sloan, Horace Pippin, and Edward Loper.

Etch and Flow

June 28, 2019 December 29, 2019

Richard C. von Hess Foundation Works on Paper Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

Contemplate the improvisational quality of the etched line in works associated with the American Etching Revival and Impressionist art movements.

Downriver in the Multiverse

June 28, 2019 October 13, 2019

Alumni Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

PAFA alumni Donna Backues, Gregory Brellochs, Chenlin Cai, Maureen Drdak, Amy Herzel, Karey Kessler, James Lloyd, and Tad Sare draw on nature in a variety of ways.

Eye Contact

May 24, 2019 September 15, 2019

Salon Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

All eyes are on you in the Salon Gallery this summer as we feature figurative works from 20th and 21st-century artists in conversation with our 19th-century masterpieces.

Multitudes: Walt Whitman at 200

May 03, 2019 September 15, 2019

Historic Landmark Building

PAFA's Youth Council present works investigating Walt Whitman's complex and often paradoxical connection to personal identity. 

The Justice Bell

August 13, 2019 August 25, 2019

The Rotunda, Historic Landmark Building

In partnership with the Justice Bell Foundation, PAFA invites the public to experience the unique story of Pennsylvania's Justice Bell, an overlooked and under-explored tale about the fight to provide American women with the right to vote.

Bill Viola: Ocean Without A Shore


Morris Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

Explore the space between this world and the next in this profound experiential installation work by pioneer video artist Bill Viola.