Past Exhibitions

Public Treasures/Private Visions

June 15, 2009 May 30, 2010

Gallery 10, Historic Landmark Building

A rare opportunity to see Hudson River School masterworks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and works from private collections.

Faculty Collects

October 01, 2009 January 17, 2010

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

An exhibition of art from the personal collections of PAFA faculty.

Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool

October 17, 2009 January 03, 2010

Fisher Brooks Gallery, Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building

The first career retrospective of Philadelphian and PAFA alumnus Barkley L. Hendricks, acclaimed for his life-sized portraits of people of color.

Malcolm McLaren: Shallow 1-21

October 24, 2009 January 03, 2010

Morris Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

The North American premiere of a video work by Malcolm McLaren, combining “musical paintings” and film imagery into a hypnotically layered, provocative work.

Abstraction from the Collection

October 02, 2009 December 13, 2009

Walter and Leonore Annenberg Gallery, Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building

Exploring abstractionism through the works of art in PAFA's permanent collection.

Summer Shorts

August 18, 2009 October 13, 2009

Morris Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

A selection of video works by Philadelphia-based artists.

Elizabeth Osborne: The Color of Light

June 26, 2009 September 20, 2009

Fisher Brooks Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

For 40 years, the Philadelphia-based painter Elizabeth Osborne has explored the psychologically-charged space between abstraction and realism in post-war American art.

Contemporary Video Art

January 30, 2009 August 08, 2009

Morris Gallery, Historic Landmark Building

A series of six contemporary works of video art curated by PAFA.

George Tooker: A Retrospective

January 30, 2009 April 05, 2009

Fisher Brooks Gallery, Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building

In the first museum retrospective of Tooker's career, this exhibition brings together 66 paintings and drawings made since 1945 to provide a comprehensive examination of his place in American art and the full scope of his achievement as a painter.

Peter Saul: A Retrospective

October 17, 2008 January 04, 2009

Fisher Brooks Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

The first major American survey of Peter Saul’s work, featuring 50 paintings and drawings from 1958 to 2008.

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