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Missing friends and family? Tell the world about yourself or someone you admire by making a portrait.
MI RETRATO en Español
It's spring now, a perfect time to take inspiration from what grows near home.
CREA UN PAISAJE CON TU PROPIO JARDÍN en Español
Get inspired by nature and create a landscape painting to capture its beauty.
In Aids won't wait, the enemy is here not in Kuwait, Sue Coe challenges us to consider how we make choices about the use of national resources in moments of crisis.
In De Soto Raising His Cross on the Mississippi, Peter Frederick Rothermel uses images of Spanish conquest to justify westward expansion of the United States in the 19th century.
In Penn's Treaty with the Indians, Benjamin West helps to create an American myth about colonialism that endures today.
In Perry's Victory on Lake Erie, Thomas Birch captures a critical turning point in the War of 1812 that solidified American geographic, economic and political expansion across the continent.
In Fairmount Water Works, Thomas Birch celebrates the engineering marvel in Philadelphia that provided clean water for public citizens for the first time in history.
PAFA offers programs for artists and art lovers of all ages and skill levels who want to learn about and make art.