SUNDAYS ARE FREE

Throughout the duration of Rina Banerjee: Make Me A Summary of the World, enjoy free admission to the museum on Sundays.

Summer Shuffle: Contemporary Art @ PAFA Remixed

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

  • Mark Dean Veca, <em>Starfield</em>, 2012, India ink and acrylic on canvas, 59 x 83 in., Museum Purchase, 2014.4

    Mark Dean Veca, Starfield, 2012, India ink and acrylic on canvas, 59 x 83 in., Museum Purchase, 2014.4

  • Elizabeth Murray, <em>Breaking</em>, 1980, Encaustic on two canvases, 106 x 148 in., Henry C. Gibson Fund, 2004.18a&b

    Elizabeth Murray, Breaking, 1980, Encaustic on two canvases, 106 x 148 in., Henry C. Gibson Fund, 2004.18a&b

  • Sarah McEneaney, <em>Trestletown, North from Goldtex</em>, 2013, Egg tempera on wood, 36 x 48 in., Museum Purchase and funds provided by Gene Locks, Charles E. Mather III and Mary McGregor Mather

    Sarah McEneaney, Trestletown, North from Goldtex, 2013, Egg tempera on wood, 36 x 48 in., Museum Purchase and funds provided by Gene Locks, Charles E. Mather III and Mary McGregor Mather

This collaboration between the curatorial department and the museum education department took a fresh look at connections and contrasts in our collection of works created since 1960. Giant spiders, landscapes made of light, love letters to Philadelphia, and a star-spangled banner arrayed against writhing organic life are among the provocative images included. Drawing on recent acquisitions, including many major gifts to the collection, the installation explored shifting views of landscape, place, abstraction, and selfhood. Among the artists included were Joan Brown, Squeak Carnwath, Willie Cole, Viola Frey, Hope Gangloff, Leon Golub, Yvonne Jacquette, Ellen Lanyon, Hung Liu, Catherine Murphy, Elizabeth Murray, Odili Donald Odita, Christina Ramberg, Alison Saar, Mark Dean Veca, and Kara Walker.