Art At Noon

Enjoy online discussions and lectures with scholars and artists covering a variety of topics related to PAFA’s exhibitions, collections, and areas of interest. The Art At Noon series is held on Wednesdays 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM. All events are free and registration is required. 

Take a peek at some of our favorite past presentations on PAFA's YouTube Channel!

Program Support

The spring's Art At Noon lectures are supported by the Lefkoe family,  in memory of a beloved member of the docent corps, Mildred T. Lefkoe.

The fall's Art At Noon lectures are supported by the Behrend Family in memory of Rose Susan Hirschhorn Behrend, a former docent at the Academy and great supporter of its education programs. 

A Few Highlights of Past Art at Noon Programming

Peale, Humboldt, and the Mastadon, July 8, 2020


Dr. Eleanor Harvey, Senior Curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Dr. Martin Faas, Director of the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt (Germany) in conversation with Dr. Anna O. Marley, The Kenneth R. Woodcock Curator of Historical American Art at PAFA.

Reframing the Legacy of the Capitol, January 26, 2021


Dr. Marley joined by Dr. Christian Ayne Crouch, incoming Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor of History and Director of American Studies at Bard College, Dr. Jacqueline Francis, Chair, Graduate Visual and Critical Studies Program at California College of Arts, Dr. Vivien Green Fryd, Professor Emerita in the Department of History of Art and Architecture, Vanderbilt University, and Dr. Amy Werbel, Professor of the History of Art at State University of New York, for a conversation that addresses the histories and legacies embodied in the Capitol.

Hung Liu, March 30, 2022

Dor​othy Moss, the National ​Portrait Gallery's curator of Painting and ​Sculpture, for a lecture on her exhibition Hung Liu: Portraits of Promised Lands.

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PAFA offers programs for artists and art lovers of all ages and skill levels who want to learn about and make art.