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Metro | The Power of Space and Scale

A.D. Amorosi recaps our March 11 event with PAFA curators Jodi Throckmorton and Dr. Brittany Webb, which previewed our upcoming exhibition, Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale.

“For some artists, we’re considering what it means to make large work—work that requires more than a little real estate in a gallery—or work that has a certain amount of ambition that you can see,” said [PAFA curator Dr. Brittany Webb]. “We’re thinking about the space of the body, how artist contend with that. We’re also thinking about space in the geography of the built environment where the work is a commentary on public space or feminist architecture or seriality… What are the politics in repeating a theme, for instance?”

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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, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.