Past Exhibitions

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?

Phase Change

March 01, 2019 March 24, 2019

Anne Bryan Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

An annual juried exhibition of student work from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, University of the Arts, and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

facsimiles of truth

February 15, 2019 March 16, 2019

Tuttleman Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Featuring the work of 16 graduating MFA students who take up the task of recording their own worlds, as well as exploring political identity, familial history, and the sensorial in nature.

Held Dear

November 27, 2018 March 03, 2019

PAFA Alumni Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

Melissa Joseph (MFA '18) and Chelsea Nader (MFA '18) consider what is valued, forgotten, cherished and taken for granted.

Make Me a Summary of Us

February 06, 2019 February 24, 2019

Anne Bryan Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

PAFA students reflect and respond to the work of artist Rina Banerjee and themes of "Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World."

The Disappearing Ground

September 14, 2018 February 03, 2019

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

Work by PAFA alumni Noah Shem Klein, Patrick Maguire, and MaryKate Maher

Crosscurrents

November 29, 2018 January 20, 2019

Annenberg Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

An annual juried exhibition bringing together work from undergraduate students at peer institutions across the country.

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