Past Exhibitions

Impossible Archive

July 12, 2018 September 02, 2018

PAFA Alumni Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

Everyday realities, unfathomable scale, and untold histories come together in an exhibition of seven PAFA alumni

Two Cents, Some Change

June 19, 2018 July 10, 2018

School of Fine Arts Gallery in the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

An exhibition featuring the work of seventeen current MFA students, curated by Sophie Brenneman '17 and Emmitt Smith '17

James Havard: Talking in Color

April 06, 2018 May 27, 2018

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

Figurative works incorporating realism, trompe l'œil and more

Nick Cave: Rescue

December 22, 2017 May 13, 2018

Morris Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

Exploring challenging questions on the forging of power through symbolism

Emily Erb: American Love Story

February 06, 2018 April 09, 2018

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

Silk paintings created to contemplate and investigate American values and ideals.

The Art World We Want

February 13, 2018 April 08, 2018

Frances M. Maguire Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

An interactive show featuring works from PAFA's permanent collection to spark conversations about power, gender, visibility, and voice, alongside a series of related public programming

Chuck Close Photographs

October 06, 2017 April 08, 2018

Fisher Brooks Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Exploring how the artist Chuck Close has stretched the boundaries of photographic means, methods, and approaches

Material World

February 23, 2018 April 01, 2018

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

An exhibition of mixed media works by PAFA's current graduate and undergraduate students

Graphic Women

November 16, 2017 February 18, 2018

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

Exploring the growth of professional women artists in Philadelphia at the turn of the 20th century.

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