Past Exhibitions

4th Annual Juried Exhibition: Works on Paper

December 03, 2015 February 07, 2016

Alumni Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

Presenting work from nine alumni, representational in nature and offering a contemporary response to still life, interior space and the figure

Mia Rosenthal: Paper Lens

October 10, 2015 January 03, 2016

Morris Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

Mia Rosenthal’s drawings were inspired by a trip to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland; her exhibition marks the relaunch of PAFA’s Morris Gallery program

James Toogood: Watercolors

September 16, 2015 November 29, 2015

Alumni Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

A PAFA teacher and alumnus investigates the variations of light, texture and atmosphere found in New York, Philadelphia, Venice, and Bermuda

Traction Company

July 02, 2015 October 11, 2015

Fisher Brooks Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

An artist collective and studio in Philadelphia founded by, and composed of, PAFA alumni, faculty and staff

feast famine

July 02, 2015 October 11, 2015

Tuttleman Sculpture Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Recent work by PAFA alumni Read Lockhart, Mary McCann, and Tiffany Tate, recipients of the 2015 MFA Faculty Exhibition Award

Beck, Bielen & Michaud

April 23, 2015 July 12, 2015

Alumni Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

New work by alumni Stephanie Beck, Stanley Bielen, and Nicole Michaud

114th Annual Student Exhibition

May 15, 2015 June 07, 2015

Galleries of the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

PAFA's student group show, sale, and scholarships competition, with a Preview Party presented by the Women's Board

Robert Taplin: Punch

February 13, 2015 May 24, 2015

Historic Landmark Building

Robert Taplin has created the specially commissioned work The Young Punch Juggling, a 16-foot fiberglass and steel sculpture for PAFA's plinth

Gardens on Paper

February 13, 2015 May 10, 2015

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

A works on paper companion exhibition to The Artist's Garden

Douglas Witmer: New Paintings

January 29, 2015 April 12, 2015

Alumni Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

Douglas Witmer's recent group of paintings are an inquiry into the materiality of seeing

A Fine Arrangement: The Art of Still Life

October 28, 2014 April 12, 2015

Annenberg Gallery and School of Fine Arts Gallery, Gift of the Women's Board, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Still lifes from PAFA’s collection, the Woodmere Art Museum, and contemporary works from PAFA and regional artists

Eiko: A Body in Places

October 03, 2014 April 05, 2015

Amtrak 30th Street Station, North Waiting Room, and PAFA's Maguire Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Eiko seeks to establish her body as a link between Philadelphia and irradiated Fukushima train stations, as well as between PAFA and 30th Street Station

Peter Blume: Nature and Metamorphosis

November 14, 2014 April 05, 2015

Fisher Brooks Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

This first retrospective of the American modernist Peter Blume since 1976 revealed Blume’s central role in the development of American modernism

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