Past Exhibitions

Graphic Women

November 16, 2017 February 18, 2018

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

Focusing on the growth of professional women artists in Philadelphia between 1880 and the early 20th century

Zorawar Sidhu: Eakins in Perspective

December 01, 2017 January 07, 2018

PAFA Alumni Gallery

Zorawar Sidhu (Certificate/BFA '12) reinterprets historical artworks using authentic materials and contemporary processes. Featuring drawings by Thomas Eakins (Student 1862-1862; Instructor 1876-1880; Director of the School 1880-1886), this exhibition examines systems of drawing in the academic tradition and at present.

Opening reception: Friday, December 8, 5-7pm

Monument Lab

September 14, 2017 December 10, 2017

Morris Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

Mural Arts' citywide public art and history project featuring 22 artists, with PAFA as its orientation and information hub

Take it Away, Keep it Together

September 13, 2017 November 26, 2017

Alumni Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

New work by Kate McCammon and Noah Steinman, graduates of PAFA’s MFA program and recipients of the 2016 Faculty Exhibition Award


August 09, 2017 September 09, 2017

Tuttleman and School of Fine Arts galleries, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

The first annual thesis exhibition for PAFA’s Low-Residency MFA program

Murray Dessner: Illuminations

April 26, 2017 July 16, 2017

Alumni Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

Works on paper by the late Murray Dessner, beloved PAFA faculty member and acclaimed artist

116th Annual Student Exhibition

May 12, 2017 June 04, 2017

Galleries of the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

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

Paul Chan: Pillowsophia

March 22, 2017 May 28, 2017

Morris Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

A sculptural animation as metaphor for violence and sacrifice, and a poem connecting this violence to the current political moment