Past Exhibitions

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, 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 since 1976 of the American modernist Peter Blume, revealing his central role in the development of American modernism

Kanzler and Mulligan: New Work

December 05, 2014 January 25, 2015

Alumni Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

Jenny Kanzler and Catherine Mulligan's work draws on memories of childhood fear and uncertainty

David Lynch: The Unified Field

September 13, 2014 January 11, 2015

Galleries 8, 9, 10, and Morris Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

David Lynch’s first major museum exhibition in the United States, organized in close collaboration with the artist


October 12, 2013 January 04, 2015

Historic Landmark Building

KAWS on the plinth of the Historic Landmark Building

Bill Viola: Ocean Without a Shore

November 19, 2011 November 03, 2014

Morris Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

This recent addition to PAFA is a major video installation that combines traditions in Western art with cutting edge technology