In the News

Broad Street Review | A World at His Fingertips: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts presents Determined to Be: The Sculpture of John Rhoden

"The world was John Rhoden’s studio."

In Determined to Be: The Sculpture of John Rhoden, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts presents the first comprehensive retrospective of the sculptor and international envoy, who absorbed cultures and networked with artists from Zanzibar to Uzbekistan.

Read the full article "A World at His Fingertips: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts presents Determined to Be: The Sculpture of John Rhoden" online at broadstreetreview.com (November 14, 2023). Determined to Be: The Sculpture of John Rhoden is on view at PAFA until April 7, 2024. 


Photography: Determined To Be: The Sculpture of John Rhoden, at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, October 5, 2023–April 7, 2024 in the Hamilton Building. Courtesy of PAFA. Photography by Adrian Cubillas.

Artwork: John W. Rhoden, (1916-2001), (Bust of Richanda), n.d. Bronze with gold overpaint on stone base, overall: 20 x 7 1/2 x 12 in. (50.8 x 19.05 x 30.48 cm.), JR079.

Last Updated
November 22, 2023 - 11:08 AM

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.