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Gilbert Lewis (b. 1945), Pale Gold, 1991. Gouache on paper, 24 x 18 in. Private Collection. © Gilbert Lewis.
As PAFA prepares for the museum's reopening on September 12, we are pleased to announce our updated schedule of museum exhibitions through Spring 2021.
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Learn more about the preventative measures PAFA is undertaking to reopen our physical spaces for the fall, while prioritizing the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and members of the public.
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Reginald M. Browne, PAFA trustee and chairman of the School Review Committee, shares an update with the PAFA community.
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Today, PAFA Board’s Executive Committee announced the creation of a special committee to recommend changes that will ensure that PAFA is a truly diverse and inclusive learning environment. 
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PAFA announces a planned public reopening date for the Museum. Learn more about our revised hours of operation, in addition to the preventative measures designed to protect the health and safety of our guests and staff.
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President & CEO, Dr. David R. Brigham, follows up on his June 20 message to the PAFA community.
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PAFA President & CEO, Dr. David R. Brigham, writes to address the concerns expressed by some members of our PAFA community, which were outlined in a news article published by Billy Penn.
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PAFA is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Allsopp as Chief Development Officer and Senior Vice President. In this role, Jane will develop and lead PAFA's comprehensive fundraising initiatives, working with senior staff, the Board of Trustees, and the development team to ensure the long…
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PAFA is the recipient of a gift totaling $2 million from National Trustee Ken Woodcock. This generous gift will endow the museum's Curator of Historical American Art position, which will henceforth be named The Kenneth R. Woodcock Curator of Historical American Art. This position is currently held…
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Hank Willis Thomas, "All Power to All People" (2017)
As a community of artists, students, educators, administrators, scholars, and citizens, we at PAFA are united in our grief and outrage over the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other Black Americans whose lives continue to be cut short by brutal acts of racial…
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Explore every nook and cranny of the landmark 1875 painting by Thomas Eakins, "The Gross Clinic," with the New York Times's Jason Farago, and gain insight into its details and the significance they hold.
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Good Housekeeping lists PAFA's Summer Art Camp for Kids as a top pick for online summer camps this season.
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About PAFA

Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is America's first school and museum of fine arts. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, PAFA offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts, innovative exhibitions of historic and contemporary American art, and a world-class collection of American art. PAFA’s esteemed alumni include Mary Cassatt, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Thomas Eakins, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.