Past Exhibitions

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.

Chitra Ganesh: Selected Works On Paper

April 18, 2019 August 04, 2019

Julie Jensen Bryan and Robert Bryan Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

With fake nails, tinsel, and glitter, Chitra Ganesh's, Double Vision and Delicate Line: Corpse She was Holding, focus on the marginalized figures and narratives in art.

Phantom Landscapes

March 11, 2019 June 16, 2019

Alumni Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

Alumni Alyssa B. DeVille, Georgette L. Veeder, and Samuel Thuman portray scenes of personal experiences and open subconscious realms through painting, drawing, and sculpture.

Insider Art

March 29, 2019 April 14, 2019

Tuttleman Gallery, Hamilton Building

Insider Art is a student-curated exhibition of artworks created by staff members who work in the PAFA Administration, Museum, School, Security and Operations departments.

Capacity of Color

April 01, 2019 April 11, 2019

Anne Bryan Gallery, Hamilton Building

PAFA's Exhibitions and Curatorial Visions Class puts on Capacity of Color.

Intimate Immensity

February 15, 2019 April 07, 2019

School of Fine Arts Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Intimate Immensity presents work dealing with touch, materiality, the sensual, and the subversive.

Zanele Muholi & The Women's Mobile Museum

December 22, 2018 March 31, 2019

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

In partnership with the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Zanele Muholi and ten Philadelphia-based collaborators ask: Whose portraits are shown in museums? Who is art for?