Past Exhibitions

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.

Monument Lab

September 14, 2017 December 10, 2017

Morris Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

Mural Arts Philadelphia's 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 '16 and Noah Steinman '16, graduates of PAFA MFA program and recipients of the 2016 Faculty Exhibition Award

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