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Ancient History of the Distant Future

September 26, 2019 February 02, 2020

Historic Landmark Building

In conversation with artworks from PAFA’s permanent collection, thirteen contemporary artists look at history to find new meaning in the present, in this collaborative exhibition from PAFA and the KADIST art foundation.

Modern and Contemporary Landscape

September 14, 2019 January 05, 2020

Tuttleman Galleries, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Landscape has always been a part of Artists expression from the founding of our country to the present day contemporary conversation.

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.

Philadelphia Celebrates Alexander Hamilton

August 27, 2019 November 17, 2019

Julie Jensen Bryan and Robert Bryan Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

To celebrate the Philadelphia premiere of Hamilton at the Forrest Theatre, PAFA invites visitors to consider the myriad ways in which Alexander Hamilton appears throughout our nation’s history with works drawn from the permanent collection of this prominent figure.

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.