Past Exhibitions

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

Summer Shuffle: Contemporary Art @ PAFA Remixed

June 22, 2014 October 12, 2014

Fisher Brooks and Maguire Galleries, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

This collaboration between the curatorial department and the museum education department looks at connections and contrasts in our collection of works created since 1960

Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration of African American Works on Paper

June 27, 2014 October 12, 2014

Annenberg Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, and Richard C. von Hess Foundation Works on Paper Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

Works from a period that gave birth to a school of African American regionalism and black consciousness that would not re-surface until the civil rights movement

PAFA Students Select: The Spaces They Inhabit

April 18, 2014 June 22, 2014

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

The first in a series of exhibitions curated by PAFA students, based on the newly-developed course "Museums: History and Practice"

113th Annual Student Exhibition

May 09, 2014 June 01, 2014

Galleries of the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

PAFA's annual student exhibition, sale, and competition for the coveted Travel Scholarships