Member Events

Building Community in Diaspora: An Artist Talk with Didier William and Nestor Armando Gil
Saturday, August 4th, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Historic Landmark Building

Drawing on their respective Haitian and Cuban heritages, William and Gil both use mixed media to physically and intellectually “swarm” ideas of colonialism, creating bodies of work that imagine and critique histories of immigration, dislocation and relocation. In conversation with the curators of SWARM., PAFA’s summer exhibition of their work, the artists will discuss how their respective practices investigate constructed ideas of history, reflect the heritages of the diasporic communities they call home, and draw on a multiplicity of artistic practices. The discussion will be followed by a complimentary toast to the artists in PAFA’s Historic Cast Hall. 

Register online or by calling the Membership Office at (215) 972-2077.

Cost: Free for PAFA Members


PAFA Performances: Rhythm and Brews with Conjunto
Thursday, August 9th, 6:00 pm
Lenfest Plaza

Inspired by PAFA's summer exhibition SWARM. featuring the work of Haitian American artist Didier William and Cuban American artist Nestor Armando Gil, Conjunto brings the sounds of Havana to North Broad Street for a happy hour filled with rhythym, brews and beautiful outdoor ambiance of summer on PAFA's plaza. Tickets include a complimentary Mojito or Yard’s beverage for you to sip while you hum or dance along with friends.

Register online or by calling the Membership Office at (215) 972-2077.

Cost: $10 for PAFA Members


Walking Tour: William Penn and the Planning of Philadelphia
Saturday, September 1st, 2:00-3:30pm
Historic Landmark Building

“A greene country towne, which will never be burnt and always wholesome,” is how William Penn described his progressive vision for the city of Philadelphia. Join Abby King, Manager of Public Programs at PAFA, on a walking tour, exploring Penn’s historic urban spaces and beyond, visiting iconic Philadelphia landmarks such as Rittenhouse Square, City Hall, and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The tour is in conjunction with the ongoing summer exhibition, Infinite Spaces: Rediscovering PAFA’s Permanent Collection.

Register online or by calling the Membership Office at (215) 972-2077.

Cost: Free for PAFA Members


Behind-the-Scenes Events

Members at the Patron and Benefactor levels enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes events that provide rare access to parts of PAFA's Museum and School of Fine Arts not accessible to the public.

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Make an Even Greater Impact

To increase your membership support and enjoy more benefits while making a greater impact at PAFA, please contact the Membership Office at 215-972-2077.

To register for any of these events, please contact the Membership Office at 215-972-2077 or send an email to membership@pafa.org.

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